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Old 06-22-2011, 12:37 PM   #501
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Car looks great, loving how clean it is. Are you still on stock rear control arms by any chance? If so how bad is the camber actually if your that low?

I have a set of BC's in my room waiting, but my control arms haven't come yet. The wait is killing me.
Stock rear control arms. I'd have to look at the printout from my alignment, but I think the rears ended up at 2.5deg or maybe a hair more.

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Love the car, love your taste in mods too but put the plate where it goes or take it off unless your state requires it. In my opinion it takes away the cars potential image where it's at right now.

Either way beautiful car man I can't wait to get an '11!
Thanks. The front plate is required, or I would definitely ditch it. In the stock location about half of the plate would be blocking the intercooler. So for now it will have to stay where it's at.
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:16 PM   #502
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Is there any worry long term as far as wheel bearings or ball joints or some other parts regarding the 25mm spacer? I remember back when I had my '02, people would scorn you for using a wheel that was less than 42mm offset because of this reasoning. Since coming back, I see everybody on low offset wheels or running spacers and now I'm like
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:30 PM   #503
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people just care about how their cars look in pictures now..lol

no offense xluben
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:05 PM   #504
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Stock rear control arms. I'd have to look at the printout from my alignment, but I think the rears ended up at 2.5deg or maybe a hair more.
Thank you, thats not so bad. I have mine set at -1 on stock suspension. I think i could deal with 2.5ish until the arms are in.


And F all the spacer haters, i know lots of people who track/drift their 240's,miatas,subarus,evos with spacers and dont have issues. Plus they look sweet!
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:25 PM   #505
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no one said you couldn't race with spacers. the complaint is that they wear out your wheel bearings prematurely if you daily drive with them...not sure how true it is.
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:30 PM   #506
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Is there any worry long term as far as wheel bearings or ball joints or some other parts regarding the 25mm spacer? I remember back when I had my '02, people would scorn you for using a wheel that was less than 42mm offset because of this reasoning. Since coming back, I see everybody on low offset wheels or running spacers and now I'm like
Same concerns for increased wear still apply. But it's not any worse than running a wide aftermarket wheel with a low offset.

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people just care about how their cars look in pictures now..lol

no offense xluben
Yep, pretty much. I'd love to have new wheels with the offset I actually want, but for now I like the spacer look on the stock wheels/tires.

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Thank you, thats not so bad. I have mine set at -1 on stock suspension. I think i could deal with 2.5ish until the arms are in.

And F all the spacer haters, i know lots of people who track/drift their 240's,miatas,subarus,evos with spacers and dont have issues. Plus they look sweet!
Yeah, I think -2.5 is perfectly fine for me.

I went to a road course in MN on Monday and the car was great. No issues from the spacers either

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no one said you couldn't race with spacers. the complaint is that they wear out your wheel bearings prematurely if you daily drive with them...not sure how true it is.
I think it probably is true. Purely from a geometry standpoint it is putting more stress on certain parts. The other risk is putting another interface/failure point in the system. Cheap spacers could shear off and cause some major issues. With a quality, hub centric spacers the risks are minimal. IMO, similar to running a low offset wheel.
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:55 PM   #507
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yeah pretty much. I like the 2011 stock wheels better than a lot of aftermarket options
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:27 PM   #508
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Ben i think they need to be yellow
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:43 PM   #509
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Car looks beautiful Ben!! I really like the aggressive stance that it has now.

I do wish it still had the hood scoop though in my opinion makes it look even meaner but it looks great none the less!

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Old 06-22-2011, 04:54 PM   #510
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Ben i think they need to be yellow
No way. I saw a guy with yellow wheels on his WRX and it looked horrible!

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Car looks beautiful Ben!! I really like the aggressive stance that it has now.

I do wish it still had the hood scoop though in my opinion makes it look even meaner but it looks great none the less!

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Thanks. I do still have the scoop. I might swap back and forth sometime.
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:27 PM   #511
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No way. I saw a guy with yellow wheels on his WRX and it looked faster than my car....
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:01 PM   #512
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No way. I saw a guy with yellow wheels on his WRX and it looked way more ricer than my car....
Fixed x2

Jk, I like your batmobile
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:19 PM   #513
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My engine bay. Don't mind the water drops. It started drizzling as I went to take the photos.

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Old 06-22-2011, 09:19 PM   #514
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Love the car, love your taste in mods too but put the plate where it goes or take it off unless your state requires it. In my opinion it takes away the cars potential image where it's at right now.

Either way beautiful car man I can't wait to get an '11!
Yep, like xluben said, it's a minnesota state requirement. Here's mine with the grimmspeed plate relocater:

It's weird at first but it grows on you, plus I hate the plate in the center.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:36 PM   #515
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My engine bay. Don't mind the water drops. It started drizzling as I went to take the photos.
Your ****s too clean!
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:44 PM   #516
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And for those that didn't notice, I moved the OEM coolant overflow tank over to the passenger side of the engine bay and got rid of the tiny, crappy tank that comes with the FMS FMIC. Here's a close up photo:



To do it, all you have to do is unscrew the hardline from the radiator fans. Then remove the hoses and flip the hardline. I bent the mounting brackets 180 degrees, so I could use them to remount the hardline after flipping it. I drilled 4 new holes for mounting. Two for the hardline, and two for the OEM coolant overflow tank. I attached everything with zip ties. After I flipped the hardline I just hooked the hoses back up. Everything fit quite well.

Here are the 4 holes that I drilled:



There are plenty of reasonable ways to do the mounting. This is just the one I chose. If you wanted you could probably mount the hardline with nuts and bolts. Just make sure they clear the fan blades. The tank could also be mounted with nuts and bolts, but you would need custom brackets or spacers. I did this because the FMS (and TurboXS) coolant overflow tank is waaay undersized. I went to the track on Monday and I was blowing coolant all over my engine bay because it was overlowing the tank. The OEM coolant overflow tank is 2-3 times larger and should provide plenty of room for expansion.

Thanks to synolimit for the idea. His install may have been a little cleaner than mine, but I'm happy with my setup. Here's his original post:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...4#post33883784

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Yep, like xluben said, it's a minnesota state requirement. Here's mine with the grimmspeed plate relocater:
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...521/Mine03.jpg
It's weird at first but it grows on you, plus I hate the plate in the center.
Where'd you get the mesh for the lower grill? My FMIC is already starting to wear pretty badly (and I've only had it for 2 weeks!). The black finish really doesn't seem very strong. I'm thinking of repainting it, and then maybe the mesh might help it last bit longer, or at least made the wear more hidden.

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Your ****s too clean!
See here:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2200790

My engine bay was covered with coolant and E85. I blew a fuel line last week and then had coolant spray all over while I was at the track. It was pretty gross. I did a rinse, Simple Green, and rinse (like the Civic thread I posted), and it came out looking good as new!
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nevermind.
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:23 PM   #518
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What are you rolling your eyes about?
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:51 PM   #519
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I tried posting that below gregroot198521's picture whoring but I hadn't refreshed and those other posts got in first, making it look like I was rolling my eyes at your sweet engine bay.
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:54 PM   #520
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I tried posting that below gregroot198521's picture whoring but I hadn't refreshed and those other posts got in first, making it look like I was rolling my eyes at your sweet engine bay.
Haha. I guess that's OK then
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:55 AM   #521
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I tried posting that below gregroot198521's picture whoring but I hadn't refreshed and those other posts got in first, making it look like I was rolling my eyes at your sweet engine bay.
Meh, stop hating on my beautiful dirty car, it's undignified. I was showing xluben other people do it too.

Xluben, they are from grillcraft. Think you can get them off rallysportdirect now. Got the center one too, just haven't installed since it came after the surgery.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:54 AM   #522
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Meh, stop hating on my beautiful dirty car, it's undignified. I was showing xluben other people do it too.

Xluben, they are from grillcraft. Think you can get them off rallysportdirect now. Got the center one too, just haven't installed since it came after the surgery.
I'd honestly rather not have people posting photos of their cars in this thread, but it's really not that big of a deal. I don't think the Grill Craft mesh will work because my bumper is pretty hacked up from in stalling the FMIC.
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I'd honestly rather not have people posting photos of their cars in this thread, but it's really not that big of a deal. I don't think the Grill Craft mesh will work because my bumper is pretty hacked up from in stalling the FMIC.
It fits right in the very front of the hole, but you cut out the side parts if I recall. Theres always the DIY method with the gutter bottom material. I'll see if I can find the link for it later this weekend. It's a lot cheaper than the grillcraft, quality & price.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:04 PM   #524
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I see you're still sporting the silver BPV. Is it growing on you? Also did you protect it from the simple green when you sprayed your engine bay? I have heard simple green dulls aluminum.

Speaking of the Forge BPV, I'm interested in knowing how many (if any) shims you used. I got my Forge today and I'm finding shim information to be scarce.
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Meh, stop hating on my beautiful dirty car, it's undignified. I was showing xluben other people do it too.
Xluben knows other people do it too, otherwise nobody would sell a part for it.
And I wasn't hating on your car, although most people relocate their license plate because they have a FMIC. Just sayin'...
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