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Re: New Owner Of 1837/2000


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210637 posted 06/21/15 08:30 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
damn, ive been saving to make you an offer.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210639 posted 06/21/15 09:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Sorry, dude. Anthony has some sentimental attachment to them, so naturally I wanted him to have them back.

I never really cared for the BBS LMs that were on my car. For the money, there are better sets of wheels out there, IMO. The offset, width, and spoke design of those particular BBS wheels sucked for anything other than a lightly modified car. They won't clear big brakes without spacers, and the 7" wide wheel limits tire selection and performance. For the money, you could go 5 lug and pick up a set of RPF1s that perform better. In summary, I wouldn't be too sad about it.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210670 posted 06/21/15 10:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Before I get started here, I'd like to give a shoutout to Mandrel Bending Solutions in Pasadena, MD. The guys there are super cool, and did work for me on the spot 5 minutes after walking in the door. If it wasn't for their extensive stock and one of their fabricators, Tim, my car would still be on jackstands. If you're in the area, I highly recommend them. Here's part of the 3" intake system they built for me...See down below for the final product:




I got tired of pushing my dipstick out at the track, so I picked up a -10 AN valve cover a while back. I was using a cheap Ebay catch can temporarily until I found something I liked better. Well, here it is:






I finally finished up the most recent round of improvements to 1837. I pulled my built motor last fall to do some more upgrades to it, which sparked this whole ordeal. The built motor is getting more built...It's getting some Eagle H beam rods, and some other odds and ends to reliably sustain more power in the long term. In the short term, the original motor went back in, which brings us up to now. Below is the culmination of about 9 months worth of work (@ old man pace). I've updated the mod list in my showcase to reflect all the new additions to the car.

For starters, I think the Work wheels look a thousand time more pimp than the BBS LMs I had did:




Pop your hood, bro:





























Interior shots with the new to me 3 point Sabelt harnesses. Thanks, G.






Big thanks to Peter for these awesome mats:




Engine bay:












Again, BIG thanks to Tim at Mandrel Bending Solutions for fabricating most of my 3" intake:






Here's how some of the harness work tuned out. Thanks to Brad for his advice during this job, and supplying some new connectors:





Mounted all the important shit together:




New catch can:



Overall, the car is looking and running good. I have some more little stuff to do, but if all goes well I'll have it out a Capitol Raceway new weekend. Thanks for looking.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210674 posted 06/21/15 11:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Car looks really good man, looks like you put a lot of time in to it for sure. Did you notice a huge difference with the filter out of the way of hot air? The wheels look way better than the bbs.



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Edited by G (06/21/15 11:24 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210676 posted 06/21/15 11:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah, the new intake setup puts my IATs right at ambient. It was 91* out the other day, and ECMlink was showing 96* IAT. The next step will be to make some ducting to use the small vent in the side of the JDM bumper to funnel the air directly at the filter box.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210678 posted 06/21/15 11:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Man that thing is seriously clean! Nice.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210681 posted 06/22/15 12:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Excellent work!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210682 posted 06/22/15 12:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Fuckin A buddy. Big time win on the execution. Very, very clean. Harness and engine bay in general. Also liking the wheels.

Are your exhaust tips staggered with the taper of the rear bumper? If not, someone needs to try this with the JDM bumper.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210683 posted 06/22/15 12:31 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Excellent!!!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210684 posted 06/22/15 12:46 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That is super clean, wheels make the car look very tough.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210686 posted 06/22/15 02:33 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Very very nice. Congrats to you. Obviously a lot of hard work has gone into this car.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210695 posted 06/22/15 08:14 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looking great, and a photo spread to make Mike V proud.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210700 posted 06/22/15 08:30 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
you really made the car something special Brett. looks so good. Congrats that its back on the road again!!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210732 posted 06/22/15 08:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks great! Mike V would be proud of that post.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210737 posted 06/22/15 09:22 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
As always, I appreciate the positive feedback guys. Yeah, I posted a shit ton of pictures since Canada was crying last time I just put up one. As the Mike V fanclub prez, I'm required to crash your browser window, or severely hinder your page loading with each post. If you have HughesNet, fuck you.


Quoting ApexHunter:

Fuckin A buddy. Big time win on the execution. Very, very clean. Harness you're nd engine bay in general. Also liking the wheels.

Are your exhaust tips staggered with the taper of the rear bumper? If not, someone needs to try this with the JDM bumper.




Yeah, David, the muffler tips are cut staggered with the bumper. Thanks for the kind words, and staggered wheel setup inspiration



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210738 posted 06/22/15 09:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That fact that you were able to find set 4x114.3 S1P's still blows my mind.



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Edited by citymunky (06/22/15 09:43 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210739 posted 06/22/15 09:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well, they weren't always minty fresh. They looked like shit when I got them:


I sourced them from a guy in Canada. I just got REALLY lucky I found them when I did. I bought them hoping fitment would be decent, knowing the offset might be an issue. I'm still at mercy of using spacers in the front because the 3KGT calipers are so damn big. They'd clear stock brakes no problem, but I need 10mm in the front just to clear. As a result, I have to run a spacer in the rear to bring all 4 corners flush, which is why the rears poke a bit. I ended up with 10mm front and 12mm rear, which looked pretty aggressive, especially with the 255 tire. I haven't had the car aligned again since I installed the wheels, so there's room for improvement there. I'm running almost no camber currently, so I'll have the tech put -1.5 on each corner and see where that leaves me.

Bottom line, I like these wheels 1,000 times more than the BBS LMs. I think they achieve the look I've always envisioned for this car. Of course, the element of rarity and originality they add to the build is a plus as well.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210746 posted 06/22/15 11:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Where can I get one of those cool rear window visors?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210750 posted 06/23/15 06:18 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
You can't. They are NLA, and impossible to find.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210760 posted 06/23/15 08:23 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting clevr4:

Where can I get one of those cool rear window visors?




Last time I saw one for sale I think it went for over $200......



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210764 posted 06/23/15 09:33 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i think it was almost 300$ and it was a BNIB part also. i remember that and wanted it, but refused to buck up the cash for it.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210768 posted 06/23/15 10:21 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Very clean car. Looks killer.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210809 posted 06/23/15 06:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I love everything but the tire poke. Hopefully some camber will fix that. Otherwise looks great. Post up pics of your quarts of oil next time you change it, from different angles...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1210813 posted 06/23/15 08:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I think it needs more stretch in the back.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1211032 posted 06/27/15 06:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Picked up a Turbo Performance manifold blanket. I was apprehensive for paying $100 bucks for this thing at first. After I got it though, I was pretty impressed. The construction is awesome. It's super heavy duty, and the fit is perfect. I highly recommend this is you have a FP manifold. The only catch was I had to reconfigure my J-pipe again (4th time now). I don't think this would fit a stock piping setup.




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