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Old 10-27-2013, 02:24 AM   #26
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awesome ride!! I especially like the new steering wheel, always/still feel like the OEM 04 wheel is huge..
Quick question, how hard was it to fit the G-Forces on? I'm have a set of 18x8.5 +35 with 235/40s I will be mounting soon and was curious on how much work I am going to need to do to get them to fit with no rubbing.

Keep up the good work!! JBP rules!
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:44 PM   #27
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awesome ride!! I especially like the new steering wheel, always/still feel like the OEM 04 wheel is huge..
Quick question, how hard was it to fit the G-Forces on? I'm have a set of 18x8.5 +35 with 235/40s I will be mounting soon and was curious on how much work I am going to need to do to get them to fit with no rubbing.

Keep up the good work!! JBP rules!
Thank you! I feel the same way about the oem steering wheel, the Nardi has a overall solid feel and I really like it a lot.

My wheels are 18x9.5 35+ with 245,40s the fronts fit fine with my ride hight but I had to roll my rear fenders to stop rubbing. So I think with 18x8.5 you should be good to go

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Old 12-07-2013, 02:20 PM   #28
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Small update:

On black friday bought some suspension parts.

Eibach Front and rear sway bars
Kartboy Front and rear Endlinks
Whiteline Antilift kit

Just bought some raceland coilovers to roll on over the winter while I refurbish my Tein Flex's and have them powdercoated teal.


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Old 12-07-2013, 05:15 PM   #29
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Good job keeping it simple looking. I see you don't run a front plate, sense you like the clean look why not trim that mounting bracket off? With that intercooler it works out really well. Its what I did.
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:42 PM   #30
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Good job keeping it simple looking. I see you don't run a front plate, sense you like the clean look why not trim that mounting bracket off? With that intercooler it works out really well. Its what I did.
Thanks! As far as exterior goes I havent focused much on it which I will be next spring/summer. Iv got my interior the way I want it, now doing suspension over this winter so I can be ready for track season when it comes

I actually plan on making this my race bumper with a diffuser/canards. Next spring/summer im buying another bumper which I will cut off the bracket and make it look real clean

Slow but surely
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:13 PM   #31
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Thanks! As far as exterior goes I havent focused much on it which I will be next spring/summer. Iv got my interior the way I want it, now doing suspension over this winter so I can be ready for track season when it comes

I actually plan on making this my race bumper with a diffuser/canards. Next spring/summer im buying another bumper which I will cut off the bracket and make it look real clean

Slow but surely
Yeah I get that, makes sense.

Well I have a pic of the front end on my thread if you want a reference.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2573632
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:46 PM   #32
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Sweet ride. Can't wait till i get mine back to start modding it up. Good luck on the rest that's needed.
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Old 01-11-2014, 04:31 PM   #33
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Update:

Going to send in my teins for a referb soon. The difference between the Racelands and Teins are night and day, Racelands feel solid and have a over all good street feel; very happy with them. The sway bars made a big difference with body roll and the car feels over all solid around turns. The Anti-lift kit/caster also made a big improvement on how the car wants to respond when engaging a turn.

Installed this all at the same time and overall difference in the car is greatly improved. Very happy with the over all progress so far.

Installed:
Whiteline Anti-lift kit
Kartboy front and rear endlinks
Raceland Coilovers
Eibach Front and rear 25mm tubular sway bars
Stoptech brake lines front and rear



Old vs New coilovers
The Tein lock rings are all seized and pretty sure the front left is blown. They had not been off the car in probably 5+ years.


New thread inserts for the calipers.


Raceland's installed


Eibach sway bars and endlinks installed.


How shes currently sitting =)

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Old 01-11-2014, 10:34 PM   #34
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what made you decide to go with raceland? i only ask since so many people advise to stay away from them since there "cheap"
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Old 01-11-2014, 10:45 PM   #35
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what made you decide to go with raceland? i only ask since so many people advise to stay away from them since there "cheap"
I went with raceland cause they are my daily coilovers. I live in utah which is where their warehouse is based. Iv seen them in person and Iv personally talked to the guys who work there and havent heard anything bad from owners just other people. They are cheaper but part of the reason why is cause they sell them wholesale. There are no re-sellers that sell racelands and thats part of how they keep their price lower. They have a 2 year warranty as well which Tein is only 1 year.

So far for $500 I cant complain at all, im very happy with them and would recommend them to anyone looking for a daily setup on coilovers.

I plan on using my Teins over the spring/summer for track.
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:01 PM   #36
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I always try to find a honest review about them but the people that actually have a set dont admit that they do lol. Are they bouncy at all? from what ive read, its a softer spring and since there is no damper adjustment you can only preload the shock?
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:07 PM   #37
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I always try to find a honest review about them but the people that actually have a set dont admit that they do lol. Are they bouncy at all? from what ive read, its a softer spring and since there is no damper adjustment you can only preload the shock?
That's correct. I haven't noticed any bouncing. Bouncing may occur if the preload on the spring was set wrong? Because it is a softer spring its only good for street/daily. Which is perfect in my case.
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:18 AM   #38
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You should black out the housings of the headlights.

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Old 01-12-2014, 06:18 PM   #39
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You should black out the housings of the headlights.
I plan to actually, I want to black out the housing and use yellow bulbs for my high beams.

Just focusing on suspension this winter, in the spring Im focusing all on exterior which should go fast =)
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:26 AM   #40
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Update:

Just spent 5hrs disassembling my Tein suspension for powder coating and refurbishing. They were pretty bad, they were very difficult to disassemble due to rust and being on the car for 7+ years without maintenance by the previous people before me.

Because the top hats are all warped and bad, the cost to fix them isnt worth the outcome. So now im looking at Fortune Auto 500's with mods or BC Racing ER's, so if anyone as any opinion, im open to hear them.

Things that need replaced or bad
  • Front right shock was blown
  • Front right camber plate is bent
  • front left shock rubber stoppers where torn apart
  • front right shock has damaged threads, so cant take off lock rings
  • rear left was ok, but pillow bearing/mount could be replaced
  • rear right all rubber was torn apart and pillow mount was damaged
  • All have some sort of rust



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Old 01-23-2014, 02:35 AM   #41
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Installed a beatrush front strut bar, and 5k low beams and 2.5k fog highbeams. Luckily the day I install them we get fog

Next on my list:
Suspension still needs adjustment, went around a corner today and my rear tires were rubbing. Install my APS 3.5in exhaust again and get a more aggressive tune.

Also a pic of the whiteline antilift kit installed.





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Old 02-06-2014, 03:02 AM   #42
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Small Update:

Flashed a Cobb Stage 2 map for the spring/summer while I save up money for performance engine parts.

The Stage 2 flash put me at 332hp 378tq estimate. Car feels great as well as the logs, very happy with the purchase.

Also installed rear perrin stout mounts for the sway bar, royal steering wheel, beatrush front strut bar.

Currently waiting on a Cusco rear strut bar.




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Old 02-23-2014, 05:03 AM   #43
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Recieved my crow harness, SMY Gauge Pod and rear wrx seat.

Here is a quick shot I took before I finished for the day.

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Old 02-25-2014, 10:01 PM   #44
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Interior is just needs a few tweaks such as harness sizing, wire gauges. Removed the extended arm-rest as it gets in the way with lowered seats.

Here is my car as it sits now, gave her a good wash today







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Old 03-06-2014, 02:54 PM   #45
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Removed EDFC out of my car. So if anyone is looking for EDFC for Tein suspension hit me up Also selling springs from tein master control if anyone is interested.

Also selling carbon fiber A pillar gauge pod with a matching passenger side. The drivers side has 2x 52mm. Hit me up with a price I just need these gone


Decided to invest in electronics as my car currently has none lol

Ordered:
Pioneer Appradio 3
4x Alpine SPS510s
Alpine 445 amp
OBDII to bluetooth


I plan on using Torque display to view car readings on my deck to display misc stuff that you cant get gauges for.
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:36 AM   #46
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Finally got the alpine sound system installed with the appradio 3. Very happy with the end results. Also installed CS side skirts and rain deflectors.

Waiting on front left spitter and new lip. Just purchased a wingless trunk for the track setup.

Everything should be painted soon.


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Old 06-08-2014, 02:47 PM   #47
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Small Update:

Recently purchased:
Front bumper
Rear wingless trunk

Powersteering rack is leaking so thats being replaced this week as well as cam seals later this month.

Debating on replacing the Rad, hoses, pulleys and everything else while im down there depending on how bad the powersteering rack is gonna hurt me
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:34 PM   #48
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I see you took off the extender. Awesome car so far and I was thinking of just getting RaceLands but I'll be getting the Fortune Auto 500s in December.
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Old 10-18-2014, 02:30 PM   #49
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I see you took off the extender. Awesome car so far and I was thinking of just getting RaceLands but I'll be getting the Fortune Auto 500s in December.
I like the looks I get with the extended shift knob but the Arc knob feels great.Like everyone says, you get what you pay for. Racelands are better then blown teins any day

Fortune Auto 500's look like the best choice, their new gen has brakeline mounts which was their only flaw with older gens.

Currently I'm rocking stock seats and steering wheel to pass safety and might be keeping it that way so I can meet NASA safety requirements for the time being. Recently purchased a daily car so I can do engine work over the winter.

Overall not many updates as I got side tracked and built a custom watercooled gaming computer on the side but I did manage to pickup some TGV's to delete.

I am selling my Brides if anyone is interested. Decided to drop the showcar/track car idea and just make a track car. I see a Calvalli turbo and custom aero parts in my future.
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Old 10-18-2014, 03:07 PM   #50
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Yah they truly are man! I can't wait !!!


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