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Old 10-21-2001, 09:15 PM   #1
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Talking da' Queens Crew Mini-Meet/Install Fest in Action!

sooo what turned out to be a simple suspension install for Garrick's (RidinLow) Acura and My Legacy Turned into a Queen's crew miniMeet & install fest! (oh..and bling fest)

Jon (25RS) needed a tool to install his mudflaps and invited us over to his garage to do the installs. Willie (ImprezaSTIVI) is already at Jon's house helping him xfer the mudflaps from his old car to jon's.

THEN....Michael comes over... and low and behold a couple more people call up willie and jon and say they'll come over: Alan, Rick G, ravnasn, and others that I've forgotten (sorry! Post up if you were there!) Pretty soon we get about 9 cars there, well 8 if you didn't count the Acura Well, Garrick's wife pulled up in the WRX Wagon soon after.

Due to Murphy's Laws, while attempting to remove the struts off the Acura, the bolts sheared off the knuckle. OF COURSE no Honda dealer nearby had the replacement bolts in stock.. :monkey: So we hopped on over to do my car's suspension instead. So began the supposed "easy" installation of my v5 Struts & Eibach springs.....

First thing i have to say: Mad props to Michael!! He definately gave a little too much into the project.. at least the blood from your cuts match the struts!

After silly little setbacks like something to the effect of putting a square peg into a round hole... we managed to get it all together (and no extra bolts or pieces afterwards!) Oh and during the whole process everyone else is washing their cars and basically just flossing 'em!

I took some pix which RidinLow is gonna post up for me...(they're finally up Jon!!!)

& weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

<i><b>Bling Blinggg!!</i></b>

-chrisC
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Old 10-21-2001, 09:17 PM   #2
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We weren't kidding when we said everybody in this hood drives a Subaru!








And here's what silverSucka's car looks like now (the one on the right)!
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Old 10-21-2001, 09:28 PM   #3
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Default Re: da' Queens Crew Mini-Meet/Install Fest in Action!

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After silly little setbacks like something to the effect of putting a square peg into a round hole... we managed to get it all together (and no extra bolts or pieces afterwards!) Oh and during the whole process everyone else is washing their cars and basically just flossing 'em!
-chrisC
Actually, didn't we have some extra coil silencers afterwards? ("Hey, uh, what are these rubber things attached to the OEM struts?")
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Old 10-21-2001, 09:29 PM   #4
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Hey that 'hood looks familiar, I know I'm not far away. I'll definitely stop by next time, just give a hollar and I'm there, one more blue 'RX on the street. I'll even get my hands dirty...
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Old 10-21-2001, 09:30 PM   #5
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Default light boy!

hey light boy!

hey jack boy!

hey nut boy...... oh nuts..... man yours are so much cleaner than mine...

How long did it take to finish up the job?

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Old 10-21-2001, 09:57 PM   #6
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We ended up finishing at around 9, I think, because we went to eat at 10. Chris's car's nuts are in great shape compared to mine.
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Old 10-21-2001, 10:00 PM   #7
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Default almost forgot this one!

We did rent a spring compressor, but we were too lazy to use it.


From left to right (heads): 25RS, Michael, silverSucka.
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Old 10-21-2001, 10:12 PM   #8
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"Hey! You're nuts are cleaner than mine..." -Garrick
that's because I wash down there unlike some people Garrick...

Some more pix:

"Got Strut???"
it's not the length that matters...it's the width of the shaft...

"something's not quite right here..."

At the request of Alan, I'm posting this pic up. He'll offer a FREE 2002 Yellow WRX to anyone who guesses first! (j/k)

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Old 10-21-2001, 10:21 PM   #9
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Well, at least we didn't bust a nut on the Legacy like on the Acura. Hopefully those bolts will show up on Thursday as promised and we can do this again!
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Old 10-21-2001, 11:33 PM   #10
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relocated or missing blow off valve.
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Old 10-22-2001, 08:40 AM   #11
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Damn I missed it. Well it looks like you guys have the Granny's install fest beat hands down. But some of you guys got some practice from it at least. Nice pictures, I'd love to know what the neighbors thought of all the Subie. Garrick did you get a chance to look for my 1/2" to 3/8" reducer?

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Old 10-22-2001, 09:18 AM   #12
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the queens crew always represent. had a great day and i learnt alot.

chris, the other wrb wrx that showed was mark (bluewrx_nyc).

mulder, that neighborhood is right by st. john's uni.

al (lew), whooooosh.... that bov is so addictive man; you can hear it from a mile away. oh and i guess the crew owes u a tank of gas from taking your rex out for so many runs.

by the way, that other brp RS in the picture is willie's other subaru. his famous yellow wrx is away for some tuning.



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Old 10-22-2001, 11:32 AM   #13
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Chris has some nice and clean nuts ehhh? Garrick maybe you should wash your sometimes?

Man, I never seen so many people wash there cars!

blujay is right! - relocated one.....

All I have to say is I should charge people for driving my car for the bov sounds!

We need to have another install fest.... if I can get the money for four pots... maybe this weekend? up for it guys>?


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Old 10-22-2001, 11:38 AM   #14
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and i should charge for car washes at my house and donate the proceeds to the 9-11 fund or something. this weekend sounds good; i got a few more parts to pop on.

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Old 10-22-2001, 12:23 PM   #15
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low..ride...er...dadada!





oh and what it looks like installed...& in the daylight...

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Old 10-22-2001, 12:54 PM   #16
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Z, I found an extra Craftsman 1/2" to 3/8" converter at the meet, but I don't think I have it anymore... plus 25RS is now missing his. I'll double check when I get home.

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Old 10-22-2001, 01:06 PM   #17
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Chris, did you do anything with your strut top mounts? and do you hear any clicking sound from them? On the hand your car look great

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Old 10-22-2001, 02:13 PM   #18
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Garrick, have my 1/2"to 3/8" adapter, I just checked and didn't see any extra pieces in my ratchet kit.

And what happened to your screwdriver anyways? Did you or someelse drop it into Jon's car?

Mark I didn't do anything to my strut tops. I just bolted them to the strut mount. Though after some test drives i did hear a "zip-tie" sounding noise coming from my right front wheel while rolling slowly. After retorquing the lug nuts it seems to have gone away... Anyone else everhave a similar sounding noise coming from their wheel?

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Old 10-22-2001, 06:28 PM   #19
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Garrick, have my 1/2"to 3/8" adapter, I just checked and didn't see any extra pieces in my ratchet kit.
What does that mean???
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Old 10-22-2001, 08:11 PM   #20
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Right by St. Johns, eh? Cool, I can almost walk over there.
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Old 10-22-2001, 08:45 PM   #21
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that thing is low!!!! very select few gas stations on northern you can got to !!! hahaha
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Old 10-23-2001, 12:52 AM   #22
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Whoa!!! when did this happen?
grrr damn i missed this one.... F@#*@#&$*@#
that looked like fun....

well hope theres another one coming up soon again =]


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Rob,
it kind of happened on the spur of the moment. Garrick and I got together, then Jon & Willie invited us over, then other ppl found out and invited themselves over... So sorry if you got left out. I tried to call all the ppl who's #'s I had.

Garrick,
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Garrick, have my 1/2"to 3/8" adapter, I just checked and didn't see any extra pieces in my ratchet kit.
Means that in my ratchet kit i don't have any duplicate pieces/sockets/wrenches etc. What else COULD it mean?
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Old 10-23-2001, 07:25 AM   #24
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Oh, it would've helped if you had inserted an I in between the first two words.

Does anybody have anything to install this weekend? I still have to put the suspension on my Acura after the bolts come in.
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Old 10-23-2001, 08:09 AM   #25
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I want to finish up my light bar. I have my welder but I dont have a second arm. I attempting to make a removeable bracket to mount a set of Hella driving lights in my lower grill. I could use an extra hand.

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