Or, how to ruin a perfectly good STX car;
ej205 to ej255 < - for those doing searches in the conversions forum.
First I'd like to thank Billy Brooks and Jason Wong they've been helping me and have committed to helping me through next year. You guys rock!
This will be part swap, part set-up, part R&D, part how-to. I probably could have put this in conversions or motorsports but thought it best fit projects.
In the effort of free information and transparency, for fellow auto-x enthusiasts, I thought I'd begin a new thread. As many know the car in question has had a good and successful life as a STX car. Although I believe it would have performed admirably next year and beyond, in STX, I was bored with it and ready for a change. I have not worked on the car in over 2 years more than basic maintenance and really missed throwing wrenches so I dived into something different. And putting it in *SP will guaranty that I'll probably have something to constantly wrench on.
I had thought about selling it but I could not bear to part with my car! It has served me well for 7 years and at around 78,000 miles it goes under the knife.
What began as a thought or idea on the drive home from Topeka this September has became a full fledged obsession sitting in my garage. If you're prepping a 350+ ft-lb of tq. engine with a stock 5 speed transmission you must have some level of commitment to the side effects that are bound to come along.
I first laid out a basic cost/component structure. Then I laid out a schedule to start around the 1st of November 2008 and get it out of the garage by the end of March 2009. I know I have the advantage of it not being a DD.
All of this begins with owning the service manuals to each year. The internet is your friend. I may seem to go back and forth on some sequences with the project but it will probably be dictated by the availability at the time of funds/parts.
Hopefully this is all KC approved.
So follow along and have fun.