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Old 07-11-2012, 07:13 AM   #101
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The headlights are tacky and yet you suggest raelands .... interesting, very interesting lol
I think the headlights don't look that bad but i also have an 05 2.5rs Psm I bought racelands and I like them they ride good for a coilover stiff but not to stiff, and my buddy in Maine has a 04 sti and he runs them too and has had no problems in the 3 years he has had them. Just saying look in to them if ur on a budget.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:33 PM   #102
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So apparently 24hrs wasnt enough time for the metal filler to dry all the way where I filled in the recessed areas that used to hold the "Racing" decals
It dried and cracked looking kinda like a desert floor

So I came up with kind of a creative way to hide it. This gives me an excuse to throw more clear on


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Old 07-12-2012, 08:45 PM   #103
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Lugs came today



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Old 07-13-2012, 01:17 AM   #104
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Finally someone from syracuse!
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:31 AM   #105
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Liverpool specifically
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:13 AM   #106
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pretty nice progress .. im getting my uel header v.soon and i think im gonna install it without wrap or coat or any thing just the header and bolt it on so would i be fine with doing this or i must have a wrap or a coat also alot of people 've advised me not to wrap it so im really confused
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:41 PM   #107
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Generally anytime you install a header on a smaller displacement engine they sound a little tinny/rhaspy.
But these have two things going good for them. One they are 4-2-1 and not 4-1, and two the boxer scooby engines make a nice low rumble that can hide it a bit.

The wrap really helps quiet this noise down, but its also functional. It helps hold the heat inside the piping instead of generating outward and creating unnecessary ambient heat within the engine bay

Downside to wrap is mostly seen in the northeast where road salt and dirt can get underneath the wrap and corrode the piping. IMO it wouldnt be any faster than the corrosion seen without wrap. In fact if you do the prep work right, a high temp coating should minimize much of the corrosion provided you wash your car regularly during the winter

my 5cents is always wrap headers and im 50/50 on wrapping midpipes, did mine just to wrap up the HFC and keep it from radiating heat up onto the shifter linkage bushings causing premature drying/cracking
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:23 PM   #108
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thxx for the clarification .. perfrormance wise would it lack a lot of performance without the wrap as the heat would go away faster or not that much ?
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:45 PM   #109
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Its not like its going to be night and day difference. But what it does is keep the engine bay from heating up "as much". A cooler engine/engine bay makes for slight better performance yes
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:12 AM   #110
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Ahh L'pool Syracuse same thing haha. Funny thing is that I'm always on Buffalo and Syracuse Craigslist and I could of swore I saw those wheels for sale recently! Too bad your not in Buf theres a guy selling a sweet set of RS goldies with good tires for 400.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:17 PM   #111
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Today I reset the ECU via TheGoldenFists instructions
Cleared the CEL that was still in there from the clogged stock cat, so far so good no light but I only drove a couple miles back from work.
Also, not sure if this is just a fluke but the exhaust seems to have stopped "farting/spitting" at high RPM at WOT. Seems like a significant change that wouldn't have been caused by resetting the ECU. Ill pay attention to it over the next couple days. Anyway if it stays like this, its sounding kick ass right now

Also checked the mail, just junk, no hub-centric rings. Grrrr. Im bringing the car in in the AM for an alignment and to have the tires mounted to the wheels. Debating on weather ill just have them but the rings in if they have em or just take the wheels with me and put the rings in when they get here....
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:22 PM   #112
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Had the alignment done this morning along with the tires mounted and the wheels balanced
However they did not have hubcentric rings, so Im still waiting on those

Till then:
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:46 PM   #113
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those are some meaty ass tires
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:56 PM   #114
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I like it, never been a fan of low-pros
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:57 PM   #115
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that's a bit much for my taste, but maybe it'll look better on the car. either way, love the wheels themselves.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:05 PM   #116
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Well the tires were free lol

And thank you
Im very pleased with how they came out
Now if these damn rings will just get here already...
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:47 PM   #117
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Got really adhd this evening and decided to tackle the fender


Gonna be mad jdm drifter zip-tie status for a while yo


Basic shape is back, more detailed work obv needs to be done (my tool of choice, hammer wrapped in a rag )

Body filler and I will become friends I think...
Maybe this:RESTOGRIP
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:05 PM   #118
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Well the tires were free lol

And thank you
Im very pleased with how they came out
Now if these damn rings will just get here already...
lol. i'm excited to see it! you should check out my fb page for newer pics of mine.. maybe you'll like!
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:35 PM   #119
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Thats why I couldnt find you
Forgot a lot of ur stuff is under exile motorsports!!

Anyway those black wheels are teh sex, and I can def see that meaty tires are not your thing lol
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:32 PM   #120
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:25 PM   #121
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So Im having some issues here guys:

Got a CEL after filling up yesterday. Ran it: "Catalyst somethingorrather Below Threshold" ... erased it, wasnt too worried Ive always ran no cats on my cars and figured Ill just get the cats taken out soon.

Then pulled the car into a bay at work right before close. Pulled a rattling heat shield off the exhaust mani. Got in, reved it to see if the rattle was gone, then pulled it out back and parked it.

Closed up at work and got on my way home. Came up on a red light pressed the clutch and brake in to come to a stop and car died as Im rolling to a stop. Thought maybe I didnt have the clutch in all the way ans stalled it ... I cam of course new to driving 5-speed.

Next time I try to stop same deal, RPMS drop and shuts off not stalls. So then I notice that when the RPMS fall if I shift into neutral it doesn't die. Gears shift fine and everything. When Im at a stop I can hold the clutch and brake in with it in gear and no issues.

Now I am new to driving 5-speed so needless to say the clutch hasnt been on my good side lately, but please dont tell me I could have burnt out the clutch from just a couple stalls and some rough shifting?
Same thing happened to me! I had a CEL come up a few days after installing the Tsudo Headers & Catback. I took it to a shop to get the code, after I rolled out of the shop the car would die every time I put the clutch in, or braked to long. I have figured out that every time I reset the car or unplug the battery this happens. I thought I was the only one experinceing this.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:28 PM   #122
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Thats why I couldnt find you
Forgot a lot of ur stuff is under exile motorsports!!

Anyway those black wheels are teh sex, and I can def see that meaty tires are not your thing lol
thanks dude. wait till you see what's next

Karlton fender flares.

and yes.exile is my page, my facebook is facebook.com/dpwhitehead
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:27 PM   #123
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Alright so I got the shifter trim piece wired up and back in place. First, the little red light was distractingly bright and the faceplate to the three accessory outlets I added popped the glue I used to hold it down since its under a bit of tension. So I took it back out, added two small screws to hold the face plate in, not a clean looking as before but now it will never come loose. And added a couple coats of niteshades to the bulb to hopefully dim it down a bit ... then got bored and well ...

Waddaya think?


Can you send me a pm on what parts you used to add the extra power plugs and the carbon wrap


And how do you like the tsudo headers and hi flow cat?
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:02 PM   #124
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So Im loving the new wheels and correct alignment. I can accelerate hard through turns with no squealing or breaking the tires loose. Car is much more glued to the ground now.

Also I disabled my DRLs, no more driving around with the ebrake engaged at one click

Then I took her out to the car wash today. Vacuumed and cleaned the interior, washed the engine bay, and Im so freakin amazed at how well simple green cleans brake dust off wheels I was thinking these wheels were going to be a bitch to keep clean,
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:43 PM   #125
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Looking good man. Keep up the work. This is one of the funnest parts of car ownership. MODing it to your preferences!!!!
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