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Old 11-12-2012, 10:04 PM   #13741
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:08 PM   #13742
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Thermostat and coolant flush.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:07 PM   #13743
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Thermostat and coolant flush.
I need to do this mine is stuck open 34 degrees today, no bueno
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:30 PM   #13744
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looks great. minor suggestion. cut the ends of your load bars (I did mine looks so much better/cleaner) and fix your fairing. looks like your inside 2 clips are in the wrong position, seems like it's bowed in and not out. could be the photo but idk just a suggestion. that's a sick winter set up
- Thanks a lot man, i'm really happy with the winter set-up as well. As for the fairing, yea i have to play around with it a little. How much did you cut your bars from each side? i was actually debating doing that before..
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:41 PM   #13745
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Slap on some STP-3 rims with some brand spank'n new tires (= and slam the hell out of it
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:44 PM   #13746
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I need to do this mine is stuck open 34 degrees today, no bueno
I hate when it takes forever to heat up in this cold. I'm tryna get the heater on but I'm just freezing my balls off. Much better now. But my dumbas$ friend didn't tighten the top hose all the way and the b1tch started leaking. Luckily it didn't overheat but I still slapped him across the face. By the end of the month I'll have my valves adjusted, new spark plugs and new valve cover gasket. Then I'll be done with the motor for now. Feels good.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:13 AM   #13747
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- Thanks a lot man, i'm really happy with the winter set-up as well. As for the fairing, yea i have to play around with it a little. How much did you cut your bars from each side? i was actually debating doing that before..
i had an issue with my fairing where it was doing that when i first put it on, then realized the inner clips were supposed to be in a different position and it worked perfectly. as for the bars i cut mine so that the end cap is against the outside of the foot where the bar slides through it. looks a lot cleaner now that all the angles match.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:37 AM   #13748
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The Bosch ones had been on there since I bought the car at 50k miles, but probably before, now has 97,500. Bought on Amazon. FYI: do not use antiseize on these plugs, NGK has a tech bulletin.

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Probably 15 minutes to install. Instantly tell the difference, whole car feels solid.

3. Sprint booster
Sport mode is perfect for quick, smooth heel/toe downshifts. Race mode turns the car into an animal!

Loving all three already
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:54 AM   #13749
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In the past week

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-Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric to the rears

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-RTABs replaced
-Inside wheel well (drivers front)
-Ambient temp sensor replaced

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-120GB SSD in glovebox now wired to dynavin completely stealth

To come next spring (hopefully)
-SuperSprint Stepped Headers (anyone selling theirs? )
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:36 AM   #13750
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In the past week

Installed
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-SuperSprint X-Pipe
-K&N Intake (haven't decided if I'm going to keep this yet)
-Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric to the rears

Repaired
-RTABs replaced
-Inside wheel well (drivers front)
-Ambient temp sensor replaced

Updated
-120GB SSD in glovebox now wired to dynavin completely stealth

To come next spring (hopefully)
-SuperSprint Stepped Headers (anyone selling theirs? )
How are you powering the SSD? Or does it even need external power?
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:55 AM   #13751
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Removed the old, nasty cabin air filter and installed a new one.

Replaced the old license plate lights with complete LED inserts.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:09 AM   #13752
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:09 AM   #13753
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:11 AM   #13754
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:48 AM   #13755
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How are you powering the SSD? Or does it even need external power?
Had to get an enclosure that allowed for a second power source. Then wired a USB port directly to the fuse box to power it.

Also had to modify some of the dynavin code to auto mount the hard drive by tricking it into thinking it's an SD card.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:22 PM   #13756
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Had to get an enclosure that allowed for a second power source. Then wired a USB port directly to the fuse box to power it.

Also had to modify some of the dynavin code to auto mount the hard drive by tricking it into thinking it's an SD card.
Nice. So you are a bit of a computer nerd too. Good to know.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:25 PM   #13757
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My VCG and spark plugs come Friday. Hope to have my valve adjustment Monday. I have no clue the last time it was done.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:30 PM   #13758
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The 36F air outside gave me a new idea for the chrome trim.. Anyone ever consider frosted trim?
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:32 PM   #13759
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Ordered brake pad sensors and brake retaining bolts from pelican parts...brakes and rotors come Friday along with sensors hopefully get it done Saturday afternoon
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:02 PM   #13760
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Ordered exhaust CPS, o-ring, bolt.
Extra: VANOS line washers, hose clamps for intake boots to reach the free shipping cap(no sense in spending $9 in shipping and receiving it the same day as free shipping does if I can just add $4 worth of stuff).
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have a ton of extra o-rings, nuts, bolts, screws, clips, washers just because I am cheap and add them for free shipping when I reach near that amount. lol.


Now just praying that the CPS bolt is not stripped, because it felt like it was stripped by PO.
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