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Post  cmg on Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:43 pm

Ive never actually taken very many pictures of my progress on any of the cars I've built. I'm going to try to this time. I have had a few s13's I've drifted with:

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This is the new project:

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Top was damaged so i opted to remove it and throw it in the dumpster. Cage and canvas layover will go on the keep from getting sunburned too bad and keep rain from falling directly on me:

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Installed 5 lug and powered by max knuckles. Circuit sports tie rods have been replaced with oem s14 tie rods.

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Bought these wheels from Bryant (s13beast) and sent one face to memory fab to have two 5" lips made for the rear. Use the rear wheels on the front.

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I bought a 2jz with r154 and some extras but that ended up being a little more than I could afford for now so it will be going to another home. Im gonna put Sean's sr in instead (sr details when installed):

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Isis intercooler, chasebays ps kit, cb coolant overflow tank, Isis straight pipe:

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Bc coilovers, wideband, and boost gauge are on the way. Thats all the progress pics for now.






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Post  cmg on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:15 am

Seats bealts mounted:

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Driver side harness relocated to the engine bay. I don't know if i want to leave the harness routed around the shock tower or over it:

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Swapped taillights:

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Post  cmg on Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:13 pm

Power Brace and Cusco tension rods installed:

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Chasebays clutch line installed:

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Passenger side harness relocated:

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Post  cmg on Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:42 pm

BC coilovers waiting to go on:

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Fender wells hammered:

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Sr prepped and ready to go in:

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I sat the engine in and started hooking things up:

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Theres not very much room for the wastegate dump. Im gonna need some heat shielding for sure:

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Post  waste_of_space on Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:02 am

So you'll have a list of mods for the future:

Greddy IM
Circuit sports thermal plenum spacer
Modified stock manifold for external wastegate
Tial 38mm wastegate with sweet pink heat wrap Wink
Greddy t517z turbo (journal bearing/oil cooled only)
Quest alternator conversion
All wiring specialties conversion harnesses (upper/lower)
series 1 AEM EMS
AEM 5 bar map sensor
Honda AIT sensor
750cc sidefeed injectors
Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator
Z32 fuel filter
HKS rocker arm stoppers
HKS step 2 staggered cams (264in/272ex)
HKS valve springs and retainers
1.2mm cometic metal headgasket
Greddy oil pan
Silicone radiator hoses
Koyo rad with koyo cap
KTS PS pulley (and water pump pulley when I get vice grips over to Boby's)
B&M short shifter setup
RPS 6 puck sprung clutch setup (soon to be ORC 409d single plate clutch)

and probably more stuff
Hopefully you'll get it running today Very Happy

Yeah I had Greddy on my mind when I was typing that hahaha


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Post  cmg on Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:49 pm

Hks cams actually. Haha

More updates today later.

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Post  cmg on Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:46 pm


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Post  cmg on Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:19 pm

Everything is all hooked up. Still need a smaller battery:

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Seats and a few interior pieces back in:

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Rear coilovers on but not adjusted yet:

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Car moves under its own power now. A little free revving:

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Post  s13beast on Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:15 pm

Nice and I see you removed the stock fender bracing too. Why tho?
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Post  cmg on Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:17 pm

Cuz I slam my cars. Its really close to the arch of the fender. Didn't want to risk it rubbing. I was kind of unsure if it would hit or not so i just cut it out incase.

On a side note: Who is decent with an AEM EMS? Im trying to get it to act right so I can drive it to the dyne and not tow it. Im gonna try another computer tom but for whatever reason it won't stay connected to the EMS. I don't know if its my shitty old computer or the serial to usb adapter I have.

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Post  cmg on Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:59 am

Front coilovers on:

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Spark plug after several 1st/2nd pulls. I still can't get it to idle right. Im going to mess with the target idle table today:

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Post  cmg on Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:40 pm

Wating on these so I can swap parts of my wheels around. 5" lips:

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Adjusted the coilovers today but not happy yet. I need s13 tension rods. s14 rods are too long all the way shortened:

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I need to figure out how I'm gonna tuck my exhaust a little more too:

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Post  cmg on Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:51 pm

Figured out my tuning issue. Wasnt so much the tune as it was a mud monster in my tank:

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Got the wheels torn apart and rebuilt and test fitted with no tires:

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Then after trying to figure out how to get the tires on we finally did. Result:

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