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The ultimate street galant in the making? Cheekychimp's


Bimmubishi
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 218973 posted 05/18/05 07:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I know of only one other that might take the title but it's a little less street and a little more race.

Paul asked me to post some pics of parts we're recieving for him on a daily basis. There'll be more to come. These are parts exactly to his specification so I'm sure he's more prepared to answer questions than I am. (especially on the electronics!!!)

There are plenty more to come!





Driveshaft shop step 2 axles front and rear. Heat treated ALU driveshaft.



James Bond rear view mirror (WTF!? Paul, you're nuts




Koyo Radiator



ATS Front and Rear carbon differentials, Cusco Center on the way now.



Cusco Front and Rear Strut bars (last ones in the world)



Three Speed SS, after all the chassis work he's not going to want to grenade a flywheel and ruin his car.



Holset HX35/40 internal gate direct bolt on (you guys have seen this one)

Paul, I'm calling about your wheels today.

Al


Edited by Bimmubishi (05/18/05 07:20 AM)

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boostx
On The Wrong Side.
23/2000



Galant VR-4 org Post #: 218974 posted 05/18/05 07:26 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
a monster in the making



Love the F Letter
Four wheel steering
Four doors
Four cylinders
Force induced
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 218976 posted 05/18/05 07:38 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
want to touch the parts

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855/2000
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 218986 posted 05/18/05 07:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Is he going to ship you the car, or are you going to ship him a container?



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Bimmubishi
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 218995 posted 05/18/05 08:17 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
We're shipping a container.. and some beer.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219005 posted 05/18/05 09:22 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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There are plenty more to come!




With due haste!

This is like looking at porn.

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CP
Still lingering, kinda like a chili and beer fart


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219011 posted 05/18/05 09:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Is this all for the car that was at KTR? I think I may pick up one of those scatter shields soon.



-Cy
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219018 posted 05/18/05 12:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'm really interested to hear how that driveshaft and the ATS diffs work for Paul. Good stuff Al!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219067 posted 05/18/05 02:24 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
those parts are so pretty. this will certainly be a rather impressive street machine. i can't wait to see it come together.

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Bimmubishi
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219068 posted 05/18/05 02:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The diffs should be one of the most unique features on this car. No holds barred. I've never even seen the cusco center diff. I can't wait for it to show up.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219079 posted 05/18/05 03:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
cha ching...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219084 posted 05/18/05 03:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It's going to be interesting. I'm still worried about the ratios on the hybrid gearbox, but the consensus seems to be that as long as the boost comes in as quick as it is supposed to on the Holset, with all the engine work, the stroker kit and the 9.0:1 compression we shouldn't have any issues there. If we make enough torque down low then theoretically this thing should fly.

As we all know however, throwing parts and money at a car doesn't guarantee results, it's all in the tuning and this sadly is where I lack both knowledge and experience. Chris (Pivvay) has pushed me away from the AEM EMS and onto the DSMLink and I'm glad he did that. It was a bit of a blow to the ego being told I was biting off more than I could chew with the AEM unit but I think it was the truth. I still think it is going to be hard work getting everything setup but I feel more confident now, like I'm setting off with a map and directions and not just fumbling around in the dark. It's not quite GPS but at least I know roughly where I'm headed.

For the perverts amongst you (that means you Paul) there are far more dirty pictures to come and some others that need to be ressurected (carbon clutch, some centre console modification, huge stereo install to name a few) ...

... right now I'm in the process of talking to a bluetooth engineer to see if we can rig up a keyfob that pairs with another device as you approach or get into the vehicle and breaks the conection when you get a certain distance away from it. The idea is similar to the old TMO security hacks for 'locking' the ECU unless the correct pedal taps are made before starting the car. This will be a little more convenient; if you are sat in your car the ECU works and as soon as you leave it it is disabled. The beauty of this (if we can get it to work) however is that even changing the ECU over won't get round the security feature.



Getting old sucks ... but it sure beats the alternative !!!


Edited by cheekychimp (05/18/05 03:51 PM)

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CP
Still lingering, kinda like a chili and beer fart


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219105 posted 05/18/05 05:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Remind us again why you're doing all this to a sub-$2000 car? Next time I'm at DSG I plan to take a closer look at this project.



-Cy
Resident Spec Miata Racer | '93 Audi UrS4 | '04 Ram CTD | #1788/2000: SOLD

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G
obsessed with the turds of others
486/1000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219114 posted 05/18/05 05:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Dayum ! they must pay those cops in hk top dollar !
btw that security feature/technology already exists. clifford has it, also a few other companies use it on their alarm systems.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219120 posted 05/18/05 06:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Those Cusco stut bars are nice. I hope your joking about them being the last ones. If you are can you please tell me where you got them from. BTW- those are the most driveline modifications on a Galant that I have seen or heard of on this board. NICE.



#713/1000 Kensington Grey (Sold)
#630/1000 Flat Black
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219132 posted 05/18/05 06:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
were all going to be even lower on the food chain



Nick
00 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS
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powerplay
Yes Man
525/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219144 posted 05/18/05 07:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Those strut bars are more than alot of the guys pay for their suspensions. And I believe they were the last and only new set known to still exsist.



Scott
525

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219146 posted 05/18/05 07:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Remind us again why you're doing all this to a sub-$2000 car? Next time I'm at DSG I plan to take a closer look at this project.




For the simple reason that it IS a sub-$2000 car. I have already tried the modifying a new car route and it's a blatant waste of money. You buy a new car and you rip off perfectly good parts to replace them. It would have cost me twice as much to do this to a new car.

I know there are people out there who will say "I couldn't justify spending that sort of money on a 12 year old car, I'd rather buy a new one". And if you feel that way and that's what makes you happy, then I think that's what you should do. But if I bought a brand new Subaru or EVO it would be 'stock'. It would have all the weaknesses, all the restrictions, all the needs of a stock car. When the VR4 is done, it will in fact be NEW. You'll be hard pushed to find something on it that isn't. And it will be stronger, faster and better than any stock AWD out there.

Add to that it's a bit of heritage, it costs me nothing in insurance compared to a brand new EVO or such, noone will ever expect it to be THAT fast which makes giving a brand new STi a complete hiding much more fun ... and it just looks good, even after 12 years.

This is my DREAM car. You can take your Lamborghinis and Ferraris, your Porsches and your Hummers, your AMG Mercedez and your Rolls Royces. All are fantastic cars but if I had to choose one car to drive everyday and to do everything, I'd still choose this one. 0-60 in sub 5 secs, a top speed of probably 160 or more, a proper trunk, four doors, four seats, a first class stereo, GPS, internet access, DVD playback with 5.1 surround sound, air-conditioning, rear view camera, race suspension, 18 inch rims with 380 mm front discs. Now tell me the sticker price on a new car that has ALL of that included and tell me you STILL don't think this is worth the money.



Getting old sucks ... but it sure beats the alternative !!!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219148 posted 05/18/05 07:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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cha ching...


+1

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powerplay
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525/2000


Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219151 posted 05/18/05 07:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Having owned many new cars and old, I now drive a VR4. I just sold my daily driver which was a twin turbo, Volvo. I have spent the better part of a year working on this car and I couldn't have said it as well as you just did, Paul. Thanks for allowing me to share in your dream machine.



Scott
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219166 posted 05/18/05 08:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What brake kit are you using that has 15 inch rotors? I thought I had it nice with 13.5 inch rotors...

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Bimmubishi
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219168 posted 05/18/05 08:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Paul, to be honest I've never thought about things that way. I've wondered why you chose the galant but you're right.. people lose sight in projects and start with a 20K car then spend another 20 and completely devalue the car en route to modifying it. Interesting perspective.

Anyway Cy, it's not the galant we have at the shop. That belongs to another member and it's race only. That's why I'm qualifying this as a street car even though it's a lion in disguise.

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Bimmubishi
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219171 posted 05/18/05 08:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
PS- like Powerplay said.. those are the last Cusco Bars in the world. We got them straight from Cusco Via EMS. They cost more than a lot of suspension kits when they're here but the quality is unrivaled. The bars are I beam style, the plates on the strut tops are almost double the thinkness of the average strut bar.

We also have a set of JIC Magic adjustable coil overs for E39A for sale if anyone's interested.. while we're on the suspension subject.

Paul, check your pm when you can

AL

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219185 posted 05/18/05 09:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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What brake kit are you using that has 15 inch rotors? I thought I had it nice with 13.5 inch rotors...




lol ... Faustus it's a sore point ... It's a custom modified Stoptech kit built by Supercar Engineering. If you read between the lines what I am saying is all the research has been done but the kit doesn't yet exist. I also in all honesty can't afford it right now which is a PITA because the guy wants 50% up front to start but if I paid that I wouldn't be able to get the other bits done. The kit will take 6 weeks to build. If he'd just build it and let me pay when it's done I'd be laughing but you can understand him not doing that.

I guess I'll just have to do everything else and put the brakes on later or rethink an AP unit. I've got 3KGT brakes on at the moment which are actually very good, I'm just not sure if they'll hold up to the extra HP.

Does anyone know what the maximum rotor size is that I can use with an OEM 3KGT caliper?



Getting old sucks ... but it sure beats the alternative !!!


Edited by cheekychimp (05/21/05 07:22 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 219211 posted 05/18/05 10:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
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Quote:

Remind us again why you're doing all this to a sub-$2000 car? Next time I'm at DSG I plan to take a closer look at this project.




For the simple reason that it IS a sub-$2000 car. I have already tried the modifying a new car route and it's a blatant waste of money. You buy a new car and you rip off perfectly good parts to replace them. It would have cost me twice as much to do this to a new car.

I know there are people out there who will say "I couldn't justify spending that sort of money on a 12 year old car, I'd rather buy a new one". And if you feel that way and that's what makes you happy, then I think that's what you should do. But if I bought a brand new Subaru or EVO it would be 'stock'. It would have all the weaknesses, all the restrictions, all the needs of a stock car. When the VR4 is done, it will in fact be NEW. You'll be hard pushed to find something on it that isn't. And it will be stronger, faster and better than any stock AWD out there.

Add to that it's a bit of heritage, it costs me nothing in insurance compared to a brand new EVO or such, noone will ever expect it to be THAT fast which makes giving a brand new STi a complete hiding much more fun ... and it just looks good, even after 12 years.

This is my DREAM car. You can take your Lamborghinis and Ferraris, your Porsches and your Hummers, your AMG Mercedez and your Rolls Royces. All are fantastic cars but if I had to choose one car to drive everyday and to do everything, I'd still choose this one. 0-60 in sub 5 secs, a top speed of probably 160 or more, a proper trunk, four doors, four seats, a first class stereo, GPS, internet access, DVD playback with 5.1 surround sound, air-conditioning, rear view camera, race suspension, 18 inch rims with 380 mm front discs. Now tell me the sticker price on a new car that has ALL of that included and tell me you STILL don't think this is worth the money.




You took the words out of my mouth!

I am a GVR4 guy,I love the them,and I would rather have a baddass GVR4 than a WRx,Sti,or a EVO. Hands down. I might be biased,considering my other two project cars are nearly 50 years old..

If I were too build a no-holds barred ultimate project,I would do the same thing! Sounds like you are gonna be raising the bar.

You car sounds like its gonna be sick..I cant wait to see some pics when its done!



#487/2000 Summit White


Edited by Ian M (05/18/05 10:14 PM)

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