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Old 05-14-2012, 06:12 PM   #751
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i did this using my hydro machine and as for the head unit its a tablet with broadband and 50 gigs of music space android 3.2

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Old 05-14-2012, 06:13 PM   #752
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Question though. Wouldn't putting rubber underneath your strut bar basically negate the effects of a strut bar?

Cuz when the bar flexes, the rubber will squirm, bend, etc, won't it?

Not doggin, just curious
well, it is still bolted down really tight and ultimately the strut bolts / mounting still sends any stress or shock through the strut bar.
it primarily helps with rough-road vibration and reduced the jolt when hitting any big bumps.

previously it was metal on metal -- a bad combo for refinement. it was fine and felt tight and good during cornering, but it made bump-steer and potholes really crashy

it's what's known as a "rubber-isolated subframe" =]

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Old 05-14-2012, 06:18 PM   #753
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Though it's not unique, I find it very practical, time consuming and intentional. I support you 100%. I find it interesting that your vibration decreasing mods get a few pokes and jabs, where as the dude a few pages back who gold heat wrapped his TMIC and some hoses got "bling points"...... My gauge of "coolness" when it comes to unique mods falls into the following criteria:

Could I do this?
Form vs. Function? Does it look rad or will it make my car run better?

From there, doesn't matter. The point is, it's your car, it's unique because you can't get it at a box shop or a dealer. Mod ons dudes!!!
hey, thankyou!
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:07 AM   #754
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Skinny tires are very unique. I vote this stays
thank you hahaha
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:06 PM   #755
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This thread was on the fourth page. NOT ACCEPTABLE.

Swapping my oil temp gauge over to trans temp, I decided to go with a 45mm oil pressure gauge which is a lot more practical for actually monitoring the car. I'm sure I will regret doing this when I need more space on the switchboard, but for now it works ok! Still need to find space for the UEGO though..





Yes there is a monsterous crack in my windshield
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:38 PM   #756
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what are the on/off switches fo? btw, what trans do you have and why did you decide this was more important than oil?
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:22 PM   #757
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:39 PM   #758
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That looks pretty sweet... although it looks large... what are the dimensions?
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:29 AM   #759
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it's definitely unique
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:47 AM   #760
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what are the on/off switches fo? btw, what trans do you have and why did you decide this was more important than oil?
4EAT trans, temp is super important to us slushboxers if you're brake torquing to launch. Plus you can have a normal oil temp while pressure is dropping in any situation, so the switch makes sense. I originally bought the temp gauge for trans but didn't have a proper t fitting at the time; being lazy I threw it in for oil temp

Switches are for fogs and abs, later on ill be setting up an ic sprayer and possibly a kill switch although that really needs to be outside of the car.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:25 AM   #761
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This is exactly why the last thread went to crap.
That sir is neither an unique or custom modification.
Wow man relax, hes having fun working on his car. Keep peoples heads up, people have to start somewhere. Jeez man.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:38 AM   #762
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This thread went from showing what you can do and what kind of fun little ideas people have to straight criticism and rude remarks.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:45 AM   #763
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4EAT trans, temp is super important to us slushboxers if you're brake torquing to launch. Plus you can have a normal oil temp while pressure is dropping in any situation, so the switch makes sense. I originally bought the temp gauge for trans but didn't have a proper t fitting at the time; being lazy I threw it in for oil temp

Switches are for fogs and abs, later on ill be setting up an ic sprayer and possibly a kill switch although that really needs to be outside of the car.
sweet man i always loved the look of an interior with a thousand switches haha looks rally, i do agree with the cut off, other than that thats pretty sick... i need moar switches haha
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:34 PM   #764
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Still a work in progress, but its coming along. I am running it like it is for a little while to "test" it and make sure that its not distracting or any way limiting the visibility before I finish it up.



As good of a perspective shot as I could get. The highest point is just slightly over the hoodscoop so there doesn't seem to be much (if any) loss of visibility so far.. but we will see.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:38 PM   #765
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That makes it a bit difficult to see, no?
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:42 PM   #766
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Where I sit, so far it hasn't seemed to make any difference on my field of view. The last picture is as good of a perspective shot as I could, but you can see that it barely sits any higher than the factory hood scoop... so nothing is really lost.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:48 PM   #767
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wow that is some impressive handiwork.
i was going to ask about that finish.... then realized thats the fiberglass you did yourself!!! thats beyond my skillset.

i think the top gauges are alittle overkill, but thats my 2 cents only.

bc you're crazy about gauges, how about a passenger speedometer like in the 458 Fiorano? theirs is in the dash right by gloevbox
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:34 PM   #768
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Thanks! I would have liked to minimize the gauges a bit, but there are certain things I want quick and easy access to... and there are 5 of them... lol (Boost, AFR, Aquamist, Oil Pressure, Oil temperature). So minimizing wasn't quite an option because 5 would have looked very odd. So I ended up going with the full 6. They will all be useful to keeping as close of an eye as I can on my engine parameters. I am thinking I will go with either fuel pressure or EGT for the 6th. Not quite sure just yet.

As far as the fiberglassing goes, this was my first real project. I did a little work with making a shop display a few years ago, but I had no idea what I was doing and it came out rough. This time I took my time and it really was a lot easier than you would think. If you can turn a wrench, you can probably fiberglass. The key is to make sure you give yourself lots of time and use minimal hardener. This will give you more working time before the resin will start to set and allows you to work with it a lot easier. The downside is that it takes longer to cure. For me, I specifically bought a used dash assembly so I had something to use for fitment without having to use my actual dash. Well worth the $20 I spent on the dash!
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i guess it is the Ferrari FF that has the passenger speedometer (to scare girlfriends?)


2012-ferrari-ff-passenger-side-speedo-photo-433219-s-520x318 by tommyburkart, on Flickr
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:06 PM   #770
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i guess it is the Ferrari FF that has the passenger speedometer (to scare girlfriends?)


2012-ferrari-ff-passenger-side-speedo-photo-433219-s-520x318 by tommyburkart, on Flickr
More like to show off for girlfriends haha
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:55 PM   #771
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klarowe there is no way this is legal
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klarowe there is no way this is legal
Well, I'm convinced!
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:07 AM   #773
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Well he very well could be correct.. I really don't know. From my view, I have no visibility loss... but that does not necessarily mean that it is legal. That is one of the reasons I am planning on running it like it is... to see if I have any issues with legality before finishing it. I am a very responsible driver (only ever got 2 tickets since I was 16 and one was because I took a right on red before coming to a complete stop in order to avoid being rear-ended). If I really thought there was any safety issue, I would find a different solution. Maybe for someone shorter than I (even though I'm pretty damn short myself) it would limit visibility, but for me it does not. Only time will tell though.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:04 AM   #774
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There is a legal limit to the aloud obstruction in your front windshield. If your truly worried about it, go to any Inspection Garage and ask them to look it up.
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Everything I can find about NYS only regulates what is physically attached to the windshield. So it would be a tough call legal wise. Either way, I still feel completely confident in the safety of it in regards to blocking my view.
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