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Build thread for 504/1000

bobdole

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I like. My sister car looks good /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
 

manikbastrd

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I haven't updated my thread in a while, so I figured I would do so...With a few pictures!

Swapped over a black powdercoated valve cover when I was putting in a new VC gasket, put in a CMP 3" Catless Exhaust, FP manifold, freshly rebuilt E316G (much thanks to Bell turbo), boost controller, Injen Intake, 2g Maf, Competition Stage 3 clutch kit (ceramic not kevlar), and put my new wheels on! I still need to build a cold air box and I am going to pull the trans back out to shim the clutch pivot ball (this weekend before Import Face off). Also found a random piece of glass in my oil pan when doing the seal (wtf) and painted my window trim. I also have amber corners and 93 Headlights on the way!

On a side note, I need to adjust my GCs...or just buy some True coilovers off of Bobdole...

Now for the part everyone actually cares about...










 

Jesus_Negros

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This year has been very motivational for me. I've seen 4 clean ass gvr4's done right in the last 2 months.
Dang the wheels do go well with the car. This car is so clean I saw it a few weeks ago and seen it in action. Derek it's funny that old exhaust is still sitting outside lol.
 

GSTwithPSI

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Quoting Turbro_Negro:
This year has been very motivational for me. I've seen 4 clean ass gvr4's done right in the last 2 months.


What 4 builds would that be?


Quoting manikbastrd:


Had to get a little creative on the mounting for the fuseblock and starter cable...





Manik, I think I would figure out another solution for mounting the fuse block if I were you. That looks like a short to ground waiting to happen. I would try and make a bracket that actually holds the plastic cover on the fuse block. What are you insulating that with?
 

Jesus_Negros

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James Foster, Manikbastrd, ghostingvr4, in some guy who forum name I dont know. He lives in Long Beach though.
 
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minneSNOWta

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Hey manik, nice build. Can you take a pic of how you routed your BOV recirc hose? I asked Robert to relocate the flange for me on the kit because it was in such a bad spot at the stock location. You posted in my thread and are similarly using a GReddy BOV, 2G Dejon intake, and ETS like myself. Would be nice to see how you did it. I'm having a hard time finding a hose that's flexible enough to do an "S" bend in such a tight spot. Tried stainless flexible radiator hose and the wire supported hoses, but nothing. Only Home Depot spa hose can make the bend I want, but I don't trust the thin walls against puncturing. Been considering getting a hard pipe fabbed up or turning my BOV around and routing the long way. Thanks.
 

manikbastrd

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Quoting GSTwithPSI:
Quoting Turbro_Negro:
This year has been very motivational for me. I've seen 4 clean ass gvr4's done right in the last 2 months.


What 4 builds would that be?


Quoting manikbastrd:


Had to get a little creative on the mounting for the fuseblock and starter cable...





Manik, I think I would figure out another solution for mounting the fuse block if I were you. That looks like a short to ground waiting to happen. I would try and make a bracket that actually holds the plastic cover on the fuse block. What are you insulating that with?



Thanks for the support TNegro. GSTWithPSI, I have since changed that. I only did it as a temporary fix. I built a new mounting block that utilizes non-conducting material and has much more space to prevent arcing.
 

manikbastrd

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Quoting minneSNOWta:
Hey manik, nice build. Can you take a pic of how you routed your BOV recirc hose? I asked Robert to relocate the flange for me on the kit because it was in such a bad spot at the stock location. You posted in my thread and are similarly using a GReddy BOV, 2G Dejon intake, and ETS like myself. Would be nice to see how you did it. I'm having a hard time finding a hose that's flexible enough to do an "S" bend in such a tight spot. Tried stainless flexible radiator hose and the wire supported hoses, but nothing. Only Home Depot spa hose can make the bend I want, but I don't trust the thin walls against puncturing. Been considering getting a hard pipe fabbed up or turning my BOV around and routing the long way. Thanks.



Well, Originally I had a dejon shorty 2g intake, and with that I used the stock hose and a chunk of rad hose I had laying around. The stock hose got the Recirc up and over the intake and the second section made the bend back to the Recirc flange. Unfortunately I thought this looked terrible and was a really long path for the recirc charge.



Currently, I have a modified Injen intake that has the recirc tube much closer to the ETS BOV location, so I used a small section of hose to do it. As far as your setup goes, I would recommend modifying your intake tube recirc location or having that hard pipe fabbed up. The shortest route is almost always the best IMHO. If that is not an option, I liked the idea of using braided stainless line as a recirc line. I don't like the idea of having the hose be too flexible because it ends up getting kinked and not flowing properly.
 
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ApexHunter

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Clean, clean car. Nice find and nice progress.

I think the GC's are good, problem is finding good shocks. It'd be cool to freshen up some evo 8/9 bilsteins and slip those GC's on (pending things are copacetic there). If i did it again and i wasn't looking to spend big $ that'd probably be the direction for me.
 

manikbastrd

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Got my 93 headlights in. Ran into a problem with the amber corners. The stupid pigtail end is different for the ambers...grrrrrr...Also broke my rear axle, looking to get a 4bolt rear with sway bar and poly bushings from TheDSMGuy...Hopefully this week and going in this weekend. For now here is a pic!



 

manikbastrd

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So that brand new set of BCs that just sold...yeah I bought them. I don't mind the GCs but I am excited to have true Coilovers. Also, since I broke an axle a few weeks ago (since replaced) I decided that a 4 bolt was in order. Got the diff, cleaned it up and just need to install it...this weekend perhaps? I also got my 93 headlights and amber corners installed. I am very happy with how the car is coming together. I wish I knew how to tune because that is the one thing that is holding me back right now. I just have a very basic street tune on her right now. Either way, here are some pics!
Took her top off to clean and paint

Painted and back together

New lights
 

Jesus_Negros

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Ever find that money I lost at your house?
 

manikbastrd

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Parts are arriving hehehe, looks like all my being poor for the last 2 weeks will finally pay off. New brakes on all four corners. Brembo OEM replacements and EBC Yellowstuff to go with the stainless lines.





 
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manikbastrd

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Just got home to a bunch more parts!

EBC Yellowstuff pads
Energy Rear Control arm bushings
Whiteline Rear Sway links
Whiteline Rear Stub Axle Bushings
EH Motorsports Short Shifter



 

manikbastrd

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Installed Brembo Rotors and EBC yellowstuff pads. Definite Improvement over stock, but overall I am not super impressed. I think I need to splurge on a bigger brake package...Maybe Wilwoods on all four corners is in my future...
New pics today after work.



 
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