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Re: New Owner Of 1837/2000


GSX_TC
295hp 35r BR4
550/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183236 posted 08/05/14 08:12 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Here come the memes! Haha



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90 Nissan Skyline GTR "Tanya"
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GSX_TC
295hp 35r BR4
550/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183238 posted 08/05/14 08:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Lol





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transparentdsm
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138/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183514 posted 08/06/14 08:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
hahahahahahahaha, that is great Mike...


Brett, the car looks amazing, sounds like your really having fun.



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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183661 posted 08/07/14 08:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks for all the compliments guys. It's been a long road. I'm finally starting to wrap everything up.

My doglegs were looking pretty rough.



Sanded everything down yesterday, and gave it a W09 basecoat:


Today, I laid down a few coats of clear:


I got the hood all done as well. I forgot to take some before pictures. Suffice it to say, it looks 100% better than it did before.



Spent a few hours ploishing up the heat shield too. It turned out good.




Tomorrow after everything is dry, I'll slap it all together. All day Saturday will be spent detailing the car and putting on the finishing touches before the Shootout. I'm currently at about 100 miles on the new motor. I'm going to try and drive the car all next week so I can make sure it is reliable enough to make the 6 hour trip to Ohio.

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89Patches
I <3 AMS


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183694 posted 08/07/14 10:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Lol I don't think I'd ever polish the heat shield for my hood, way too lazy for dat.


BTW Congratulations your car is now a big deal

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faqinshiet
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183699 posted 08/07/14 10:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Oh how are the speakers work out? What do you think of the 4in kickers? Have been thinking about getting a set. Car looks amazing!!



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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183759 posted 08/08/14 03:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting 89Patches:

BTW Congratulations your car is now a big deal




Thanks, dude.




Quoting faqinshiet:

Oh how are the speakers work out? What do you think of the 4in kickers? Have been thinking about getting a set. Car looks amazing!!




For the money, I couldn't be happier with them. Coupled with my Alpine deck, they sound great. I'm not sure how much of the sound quality can be attributed to the deck, but suffice it to say when paired with a decent head unit, the Kicker speakers seem to perform great. The bass response isn't amazing, but that's to be expected from such a small midrange speaker with no amplification. Although, my Alpine deck does peak up to 60W. Overall, I think they are a great value. Thanks for the kind words!

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JamesFoster
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674/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183790 posted 08/08/14 07:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Awesome to see how much work you've put into turning this car around. Seeing it go from a beat car with a bunch of nice JDM stuff, to a properly sorted out well put together car is great to see. I love those wheels too.



#674/1000 760hp/630tq street car, broken transmission at the moment.
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GSTwithPSI
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183803 posted 08/08/14 09:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting JamesFoster :

Awesome to see how much work you've put into turning this car around. Seeing it go from a beat car with a bunch of nice JDM stuff, to a properly sorted out well put together car is great to see. I love those wheels too.




Thanks, James. I really appreciate that. It's nice to have other guys here with clean cars like yours showing encouragement and support.

Well guys, here she is. I haven't detailed it yet, but gave it a quick hand wash which was a vast improvement. It's not spotless, but at least it's 100% together and not JSB. It was a good feeling to step back today, and be able to say I've reached point to where I'm really happy with the car overall.
















Aaaaaaaand a little before and after:












I got to drive it around a bit more tonight. I'm at a little over 100 miles on the new motor now. The car is running outstanding. I'm wondering; when should I do my next oil change? I did one at shortly after startup, and then another at about 20 miles.

After I got the car cleaned up a bit, I went for a spin around dusk. I had my low beams on, as well and my fog lights. People kept bright lighting me, so I guess they are a bit too bright for oncoming drivers. I had to shut them down so I wasn't being a dick or blinding other drivers. I'm thinking I could run foggies and not even have to turn on my low beams at all. I meant for them to just be for inclement weather, but I really like the light intensity and brightness they put out. I installed new 55W 2500k H3 fog lamp bulbs in all 4 lights, and they make visibility great at night.

I looks like making it to the Shootout may be a reality! I'll continue to put some more miles on the car toward breaking in the motor. Other than that, there's not much left to do but enjoy the car. It feels pretty good to say that. It's a foreign feeling not to have a list of shit to do to the car. It's even more strange not to be JSB.

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badams
Bungie Battery
50/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183815 posted 08/08/14 10:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice car to have a stocky intake.... why don't you upgrade??? Looking good overall!



-Blake

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GSX_TC
295hp 35r BR4
550/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183831 posted 08/09/14 07:49 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Congrats Brett, finally you'll be coming to the shootout. Did you get my text the other day?



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coyotes
Hipster VR4
1226/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183843 posted 08/09/14 10:39 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
move over 1051



1226/2000

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bobdole
Old member with new to me VR4 and starting over. Respect your elders kids
504/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183887 posted 08/09/14 07:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Very very nice car. Great job.



Great deal on BC coilovers. Hit me up. Whiteline dealer. Vibrant dealer.

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turbowop
Hard Snarker
1051/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183901 posted 08/09/14 10:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting coyotes:

move over 1051




It's comments like this that make people think I'm some kind of conceited asshole about my car, yet I'm not the one who makes them. I can't stand that shit. Brett's car is exceptional and he's done an amazing job of cleaning it up. I'm glad to see it in good hands and am excited to see what comes of it I the future. This isn't some competition to have the most amazing gvr4. It's just a community with sweet, rare, rally heritage cars.



-Mark

A face only a grocery shopper could love.
1051

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coyotes
Hipster VR4
1226/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183903 posted 08/09/14 11:18 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mark you know that I am super serious



1226/2000

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turbowop
Hard Snarker
1051/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183904 posted 08/09/14 11:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Sorry, but I still find it annoying that people feel the need to bring up my car in others' build threads.



-Mark

A face only a grocery shopper could love.
1051

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89Patches
I <3 AMS


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183905 posted 08/09/14 11:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting turbowop:

This isn't some competition to have the most amazing gvr4.




Now if only more people thought this....


Anyway these new pic's really show how far your car has come in a relatively short time! This thread is a great motivator for those who are JSB Also I swear gold/bronze rims on these cars really set them off

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BENE38A
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183907 posted 08/10/14 02:17 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Car has come out great mate, I have taken alot in on how you approached the engine bay and is on my to do list whilst the motor is out. enjoy it.



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god hates stupid people
461/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183912 posted 08/10/14 03:47 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting 89Patches:

Quoting turbowop:

This isn't some competition to have the most amazing gvr4.




Now if only more people thought this....





Agreed to a point, though at least for me, the examples of cars like Brett's, Mark's, Nelson's, James Foster, #3 and others have definitely pushed me to work harder to really make the most of what the car can be. I don't know that competing to be the most amazing is the right term, but I definitely think there is a top tier of gvr4 that is worth aspiring to. To some extent, trying to better the standard of excellence simply pushes the standard, and I think that as a community we all benefit from that. I don't want to look at my car in 20 years and have it be the way it is today, I'd like it to be cleaner, nicer, etc.



-andrew
{witty signature}
#461 Kensington Grey - 2.0L/T67/etc
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183914 posted 08/10/14 05:00 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well done! I can't wait to see your car at the shootout!



-Tom
My Galant- 1444/2000

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183918 posted 08/10/14 09:27 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks again, guys, for all the positive feedback. I really do appreciate it.

I don't post here to be part of a competition. Honestly, this thread is more for me than anyone. I post tons of crap up here so I can look back and see what I've accomplished, and also remember how and when I did it. For me personally, this is more of a easy-to-access reference document than anything. I don't know how many times I've done something to 1813 or 1837, and then forgot how to do it down the road.

That being said, I do like to share my accomplishments with you guys here. I really appreciate the fact that people think enough of my car (and the work I've done to it) to use it as inspiration for their own builds. I appreciate that because I know other build threads have inspired me, and have given me ideas influencing things I've done to the car. I'm not trying to be better than the next guy, but just like Mark always says; I'm just trying to do my own thing and some people like it...some people don't. I'm not trying to tailor my build to the crowd just to get a prize at the end.

Coyotes didn't mean anything by what he said. He was just being clever as usual. I can understand Mark not wanting to be brought in other people's build threads, though. I believe his reason for this is probably because he doesn't want the thread sidetracked with every member's opinion about whose car is better than 1051. He's been here a long time, and has had to deal with shit like that consistently over the years, and, I can imagine it gets old after a while. I know, because when I was a noob here, I threw it in his face myself. In retrospect, I had it coming, and am probably better off for it now. Sometimes, you don't want to hear people tell you you're all fucked up. The problem is, that's usually when you need to hear it the most, regardless of how much you think you're in the right.

I'm envious of Mark/1051 in the sense that he is happy with 1051 in its current state. He has all the major pieces in place, and is at a point where he can enjoy the car for what it is. There probably aren't many guys here like that. Most of us are waiting for that next big turbo upgrade or whatever...always on the quest for more horsepower. I'm in that boat right now, and while I am definitely happy with my car, it's nowhere near where I want to be. I've had to make compromises on my build due to time and money constraints. I still have tons of things I still want to do to the car, and it is years away from where I'd like it to be.



820/1000
1837/2000
1546/2000-SOLD
1813/2000-SOLD


Edited by GSTwithPSI (08/10/14 09:35 AM)

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turbowop
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1183926 posted 08/10/14 12:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks, Brett. I'm glad you understand where I'm coming from. And even my car isn't done yet. Like most people, other hobbies and budget constraints/life have kept me from being able to do everything I want to my car. It seems to come in spurts where I'll do a bunch of stuff one year and then a couple years of nothing go by. I have several thousand dollars worth of ideas for my car floating around in my head right now. Eventually, I'll get to it all.

I need to take some of your ideas on cleaning up the upper firewall. That looks really clean with all the wiring and other shit hidden away.



-Mark

A face only a grocery shopper could love.
1051

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GSTwithPSI
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1184708 posted 08/15/14 11:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well, no Shootout this year. I still have some bugs to work out of the car before I trust it to make a 1,000 mile trip. The weekend won't be a complete waste though. I can start doing some of the stuff I was holding off on until I returned from the shootout. I also got some other stuff done to the car in preparation for the Shootout, which I probably would have put off. Now, it's done and I don't have to worry about it. One of things was an alignment.

I took the car to a local shop, and they did a really good job getting things set how I wanted them. The tech doing the alignment actually listened to what I wanted done, and didn't act like I was some idiot blabbing on about nothing. I asked the tech to keep me at -1* on all four corners. Here's how it turned out:


I replaced the radiator with a Spectra OEM replacement unit. I wish I would have waited out for a Koyo replacement, but I was trying to make it to the Shootout, and this is all I could get overnight. I fits good, and seems like a well made part overall.


I also changed the oil again. This will be oil change #3 since the new motor went in. Lastly, I got a chance to run a claybar over the car. I picked up a kit from the parts store, which seemed to work really well. Now I just need to give the paint a good polish and it should look like new.




So, things to do in the near future.

-Install my HKS 272s

-Pull the transmission, and get rid of the welded diff. I FUCKING HATE THE WELDED DIFF. As soon as I get a chance, the trans is coming out and that diff is going in the trash. For you guys who drive with the welded diff, you are better men than me. I can't stand the feel of binding axles and popping CV joints. The welded diff absolutely ruins the drivability of the car IMO. By far, putting in a welded diff is the most regrettable upgrade I've ever done to ANY car. I would highly NOT recommend one.

-Pay off my 3KGT brakes and get them on the car.

-Throw in my Evo 590's

-Install my 2G MAF and intake pipe.

-Pick up a wideband and install it.

-Pick up some 5mm spacers for the rear of the car and install them.

I'll start my to-do list off with the HKS 272s I have on the shelf waiting to go in. I'll probably to the quick swap trick that Tom used and see if I can sneak these in the tomorrow.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1185911 posted 08/25/14 08:44 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just saw your members showcase, i love this freaking car. might be my favorite VR4 as of now. its such a well rounded setup and it looks so freaking good. you have put so much work into making this thing what it is, time to be proud and show this bad girl off. Way to go Brett !!!!



138/2000

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GSTwithPSI
A hole
820/1000
1837/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1186027 posted 08/25/14 05:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Hey, Shane, thanks so much for the kind words. I drove it to work today about 80 miles round trip. It was so nice just to get behind the wheel and enjoy the car. I don't care what anyone says, JSBallin is overrated.



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1546/2000-SOLD
1813/2000-SOLD

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