Well, just rolled 1,500 miles on the car/new motor. I had a few little bugs to work out ( click
), but now that I've got most of the kinks out, the car has really performed well. My temps look good, my logs look good, and overall I'm really happy with the build at this point. I have more upgrades coming up soon, but I'm just planning to enjoy the car while the weather gets nice as fall sets in, and before it has to go away for the winter.
Here's a quick vid of the lumpy idle with the HKS 272s installed: click
Looking back on both of my builds, I can't help but think how much more difficult both endeveors would have been without the support of the galantvr4.org community. I appreciate ALL the members here who have helped me over time, and even some of those who may have said shit I may not have wanted to hear at the time. I want to express my thanks to everyone here, and especially to a few individuals:
pot: Can't say enough good things about him. He's sent parts and encouragement my way on numerous occasions asking for nothing in return, even when I was a brand new member. Thanks, Pot.
89Mirageman: Chris has hooked me up with tons of parts for probably less than what he had invested. I can always count on him for a deal, and to deliver every time. Thanks, Chris.
dsmless: A member who truly defines the phrase "pay it forward". He's gone out of his way to take stuff from his parts pile and let me add it to mine for nothing. Thanks, dude.
throughfaith323: Worked with me when money was tight, and gave me his trust simply because I asked. Thanks, Ed.
coyotes: This guy is just a bro with a good heart. He's a new guy and a promising new addition to the community. Thanks, Thomas.
jnava: Juan, the owner of JuanMart who has everything, and has helped tons of members here...including me. He's been a great help, personally helping me troubleshoot issues and figure out solutions. Thanks, Juan.
luis84one: Luis took money from his own pocket to make sure parts arrived at my door when I needed them in a hurry. He asked for nothing back, and I appreciate his generosity. Thanks, Luis
Hertz: For running this joint on his own dime and giving us all a place to bitch, moan, learn, sell our crap and waste our lives away on the interwebs. Thanks, Ryan.
turbowop: And last but not least, Mark. Yeah, we've had our differences, but you'd be hard pressed to find a member who's as consistent and knowledgeable as he is. Differences aside, he has helped me and countless others here on numerous occasions. Thanks, Mark.