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Old 07-17-2020, 11:03 AM   #251
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I honestly dont think I could be LESS disappointed reading through this whole thread. Simply astounding level of detail and perfection. Well done
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Old 07-17-2020, 01:35 PM   #252
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I don't know what else to say but thank you. It surely has it's fair share of imperfections but hence the journey and journal.

some fanboy shots from yester-eve of the goods




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Old 07-17-2020, 02:34 PM   #253
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Nice!!! I have been waiting for someone to get these and see how they are. I am a huge fan of RCE as you probably know

Have fun installing them and be sure to let us know what you think.

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Old 07-17-2020, 09:42 PM   #254
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HAHA I saw that. Your car is on a whole other level. I hope I made the right choice. Collectively, leaving max speeding rods behind and a few other bits I think my revamped setup should be more balanced.

I've never been in a properly setup car on KWs, so naturally I've always avoided all the popular brands. Sadly, that was based on poor experiences. My previous cars were always setup on the rigid side (preferred feedback). After cruising the bug a few times with the wife, her input lead me to find the middle ground between comfort and sport. Doing away with spherical arms and endlinks, and going all poly/rubber. I almost went w/ Group N rear hats (comfort minded) when I came across a post where the member said the NVH is not much different. I'll know soon enough as some more components are set to arrive w/ in the next week or so.
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Old 07-18-2020, 11:34 AM   #255
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Top of the morning gents,

I was too tired to post this yesterday, but after waiting 16 days the back order has arrived. King has moved subrau bearings to the back burner to catch up on honda bearing orders. Fresh rods from SCAT (rated at 800HP), they were sold out too, and lastly machine shop sorted the head issue. The spring compressor wasn't setup for "heavy duty," I choose not to wrap my mind around that explanation as it's trivial. Heads are back.



"Skiddleebebop, we rock, scooby doo"


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Old 07-19-2020, 03:22 PM   #256
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Rear wheel bearings have arrived. Front LCAs and bearings are still on the TDL. I will be saving the old hubs to convert the GC to 5x114.3.
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Old 08-04-2020, 11:10 PM   #257
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Well for the most part, todays updates are in line with future plans of a suspension revision. All that's left is purchasing a pair of knuckles and or front hubs w/ bearing. The spare knuckles will be used for the GC 5x114 conversion.

Bars of sway



and this was a must have, my ebay driver visor cracked mid drive. The passenger was lifting. It didn't matter how well i installed & re-installed them, they just couldn't take the daily 85mph winds.
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Old 08-05-2020, 07:21 PM   #258
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800hp rated rods huh?
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Old 08-06-2020, 03:27 AM   #259
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LOL...still aiming for 450
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Old 12-10-2020, 01:11 PM   #260
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Still here, nothing new, I've been lazy putting things off.

random snap from the other day.
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Old 12-19-2020, 09:04 AM   #261
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Looking great
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Old 02-02-2021, 03:12 AM   #262
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@D-Rodman - Thank you sir!

I'm stoked about this update. Just happened tonight. Can't wait for summer....so many items that I was saving will be installed, now that I've found these, it'll be great to see the "second look" take shape. The wait is over, so to speak.

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Old 02-02-2021, 04:36 AM   #263
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Nice build man !!
Can't wait to see pictures with the Prodrive bumper on !

Best regards from Switzerland
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Old 02-02-2021, 04:04 PM   #264
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Thanks ScoobyGT!!

Going to have it clear bra’d before install and find some meaty tires by summer.
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Old 02-02-2021, 04:35 PM   #265
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Love all your builds but just can't get behind those flares. Really ruins the car imo
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Old 02-02-2021, 10:14 PM   #266
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Flares seem to be the rage, some look better than others. I actually like the op’s cars a lot.
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Old 02-04-2021, 01:23 PM   #267
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Love all your builds but just can't get behind those flares. Really ruins the car imo
Thank you. You're more than entitled to it. If you ever get a chance to read through the thread I touch the subject. The added maintenance of flares in the form of tires and wheel choice really restrict freedom. The stresses on drivetrain in the name of stance (at this point) aren't worth it either; not at a street level anyway.

Long story short, I can say I learned more about me


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Flares seem to be the rage, some look better than others. I actually like the op’s cars a lot.
Mr.D, Thank you.

I've been a fan of aggressiveness all my life, so while I enjoy it, I don't in the same token. Would I change it? not at all. This was my vision from the day I purchased the wheels w/ no car to put them on. To see that vision manifested was enough. I can refine future builds with the sum of all experiences.

#humblebow
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:57 PM   #268
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dang i just read through most of this. you took this car from what really did look like a pos to an absolute show stopper. it really looks fantastic now. i'm now subscribing for future updates lol
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Old 02-21-2021, 03:17 PM   #269
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HAHAHA Thank you. I'm just glad it's a fun car. I'm excited to refine it this summer.
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Old 03-31-2021, 02:58 AM   #270
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Update: tired of being thug'd out and having a trail of smoke following me to a stop light. Originally, I had planned to "inspect" an exhaust leak, but when I touched that half-moon and it fell into the VC....I had no choice but to stop being lazy and do the service it needed.

last Thursday, new VC gasket went on, couldn't find a 3 bolt gasket locally, so I made one (https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/c...al/cmt0/c15180 = JUNK). It blew out 24hrs later. Placed my order w/ RSD and was able to fix it properly today.














fixed & filthy...wife & kids came to visit
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Old 04-07-2021, 12:34 PM   #271
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Easter Sunday. Sunrise pic.

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