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Old 04-16-16, 06:51 AM   #1
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After driving my car off the dealership lot sometime in May 2005, I have proceeded to put about 139,000 miles on it. It has been a daily driver, a school bus for my 3 kids, and my toy (fun runs, 1 autocross and 4 trips to �The Dragon�).
For longer than I care to think about, I have wanted to drive a car on a track, but �responsibilities� came first. Finally, I am at a point in life where I can put it on a track. My goals are to drive some open track days at a local track and to attend as many Nasa/Chin hpde events as possible (monthly through fall/winter as summer here is miserably hot).


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Engine:
OEM TMIC
VF48
Rotella T6 since 60,000 miles
Napa Gold Oil Filter
Golan fuel filter located in engine bay
Purge Control Solenoid delete
Perrin Inlet
Gates timing kit
IXIZ AOS with pcv delete
Hallman MBC
Grimmspeed EBCS
Mishimoto Radiator
Helix catless downpipe
HKS Carbon ti catback
Killer B oil pan, pickup tube, windage

Transmission:
Southbend Clutch
Suspension:
OEM Struts with zerk fittings rear
H&R Triple C camber bolts (front)

7k/5k Feal 441's installed 3/31/17
Whiteline 24 Adj Front and 22 Adj Rear
Kartboy endlinks
Whiteline steering rack bushings
Whiteline ALK
SuperPro roll center kit
Replaced all rear bushings with SuperPro bushings

Driveline:
Aluminum outrigger bushings
Group N engine and trans mounts
Fender cowl brace from a 2006 STi (big improvement over flimsy oem)

Brakes:
Pads: OEM/DS2500/DTC 30 (currently)
KNS Rotors
Stainless brake lines
Perrin MCB
Rear heat shields removed

Tires:
Bridgestone 070/ RE01R
Dunlop Z1/Z2
Kumho V720 (currently)

Interior:
Auber Instruments oil pressure guage
Auber Instruments oil temperature gauge
Prosport boost gauge
AEM wideband
SMY Clustermaker
ATI Gauge Pod
WC Lathe Werks black copolymer shift knob

To be installed:
Group N front strut mounts
TIC rear diff bushings
TIC holy shift bushings
Remove front brake heat shield
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Old 04-16-16, 07:47 AM   #2
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I had every intention of installing the Killer B set up. But in a moment of clarity/honesty, I admitted to myself that I have less than no desire to lift the engine to install it. I called our local dealership. The service adviser told me they would do it for $200. Really? "Yep". Scheduled for later this month. MEOW
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Old 04-16-16, 03:56 PM   #3
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Lol........no desire.
Nice setup.
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Yeah man, play with the kids or lay underneath my car for hours on end.......

I recently replaced all the rear bushings. That little project took from Friday night to Wednesday night. Wasn't eager to start another with long term "potential". Anyway, I had to use a sawzall to get the long bolt that locates the lat links to the knuckle on the drivers side as well as the toe adjustment bolt on the drivers side. Both were frozen solid. Had never pressed bushings before, but once I figured out a method*, they went in very quickly. Now my car has a nice, firm hiney.

* We found that the single poly bushings kept popping out as we attempted to press them. I cut a piece of pvc pipe that was about double the length of the bushings and just slightly larger diameter. Slipped it over the piston on the press, then placed the bushing inside the pvc pipe. Line it up and drive the bushing in. Not gently either.
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Yeah man, play with the kids or lay underneath my car for hours on end.......

I recently replaced all the rear bushings. That little project took from Friday night to Wednesday night. Wasn't eager to start another with long term "potential". Anyway, I had to use a sawzall to get the long bolt that locates the end links to the knuckle on the drivers side as well as the toe adjustment bolt on the drivers side. Both were frozen solid. Had never pressed bushings before, but once I figured out a method*, they went in very quickly. Now my car has a nice, firm hiney.

* We found that the single poly bushings kept popping out as we attempted to press them. I cut a piece of pvc pipe that was about double the length of the bushings and just slightly larger diameter. Slipped it over the piston on the press, then placed the bushing inside the pvc pipe. Line it up and drive the bushing in. Not gently either.

Yep, that son of a bitch bolt is a pain. Nice bushing method, I have enough spare sleeves etc that allow me to use a vice for removal and install. Before that what a pain.
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Old 04-17-16, 04:36 PM   #6
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I think next weekend I'm gong to install my SuperPro roll center kit and SuperPro ALK. I also have the Superpro front lower control arm bushing sitting in my garage. They are 2 piece bushings. I wonder what the effect the change in location of the control arm due to the ALK will have on the 2 piece bushings? Would I be better off leaving oem in? The SuperPro ALK doesn't come with (require?) the spacers the Whiteline ALK has. Links below for reference.

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Well, I had a chance to lean on my engine a bit on the way home tonight. It's been awhile since I have done anything other than commute. Sure enough, FLKC at about 2.6 load, 5800 rpm, 16 psi, 5th gear. I wasn't going to add this sort of thing to this thread, but wth? I'm rather bent out of shape about this. Frequent flkc cruising, some flkc just above that. And now this. Response always the same from tuner. Looks great, engine healthy, no problem, etc. This has been going on for quite some time. I'm about ready to pay someone else to either fix this tune, or start fresh.

Front suspension upgrade scheduled for this weekend postponed until next weekend.

Sorry for the negativity.....
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Well, I had a chance to lean on my engine a bit on the way home tonight. It's been awhile since I have done anything other than commute. Sure enough, FLKC at about 2.6 load, 5800 rpm, 16 psi, 5th gear. I wasn't going to add this sort of thing to this thread, but wth? I'm rather bent out of shape about this. Frequent flkc cruising, some flkc just above that. And now this. Response always the same from tuner. Looks great, engine healthy, no problem, etc. This has been going on for quite some time. I'm about ready to pay someone else to either fix this tune, or start fresh.

Front suspension upgrade scheduled for this weekend postponed until next weekend.

Sorry for the negativity.....
im sure someone else will chime in that has more experience then myself. did you happen to go wot in 5th? from everything i have read thats a big no no..try it in 4th and see if that happens again...chances are it could have been just because you were in 5th gear and tried to acclerate hard...
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im sure someone else will chime in that has more experience then myself. did you happen to go wot in 5th? from everything i have read thats a big no no..try it in 4th and see if that happens again...chances are it could have been just because you were in 5th gear and tried to acclerate hard...

Nope, rolled into 5th gear. 4th wasn't really applicable to what I was doing.
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Nope, rolled into 5th gear. 4th wasn't really applicable to what I was doing.
gotcha has it been happening very long? could be bad gas also..i know that my tuner says you will get some fkl during cruise situations and not to worry to much about it..everyone i have seen and or talked to has said similar..
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