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Old 11-17-2012, 02:13 PM   #13852
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Originally Posted by tock172 View Post
So awesome. How's the trans fairing so far? If I recall, you posted about some shudder at high RPM?
It still occasionally shifts hard under .5-.7 throttle, but shows zero signs of slipping nor gear hunting. I still haven't gotten around to changing the trans fluid, and it's still running lean (though 1 quart torco/fill keeps the knock goblins away) but I have what I think I need to bump the fuel pressure. Might throw that in tomorrow when I put my A/S back on and change oil if there's time.

But there's also a broken window regulator (driver's window), a squeaking pulley (A/C idler probably, hopefully not one of the AA idlers, though their support has been fantastic so far), and I still don't have wheels of my own. I am using my friend's 193M summers because he loves seeing them on my car and I do too! But they're so insanely heavy. I think Sportlines are for me.

Here's some AA exhaust goodness. Major props to Viral for putting up with my friend and making sure things arrived on time. If I had one suggestion for the system though, it would be regarding the clamps. The clamps that came on the mufflers are super weak and strip easily. IMO all four clamps should be the incredibly beefy midpipe clamps. We also encountered the section 1 or 2 being about .5" too short, resulting in the pipe not covering the slip fit cuts at the section one-two junction. Luckily some clever fiberglass taping and clamping over the tape over the gapped areas then heat treatment cured it and ensured it should last for at least a couple years.

Not sure if there are any weld junkies here, but here are some shots of the system. I've been impressed with AA's stuff.

AA Stg2+ 325xiA? Are you stupid? Maybe a little.
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