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Old 02-07-12, 02:27 PM   #1
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Default Gleep's '09 - GTX3576R 448whp

Picked up my silver 2009 GR Feb 2009 with 124 miles on the clock.



I mostly DD, but like to participate in various motorsports events. So far I've done HPDE at Pacific Raceways, a few 1/4 miles drags at Pacific Raceways, and Bonneville Salt Flats 1 mile 130mph club. Suspension is great, now time for a new engine + rotated turbo.

Engine:
New built block from MPS
Ported heads
Kelford 264 cams
Perrin FMIC
Killer B oil pan with baffle
Killer B oil pickup
Perrin rotated turbo kit with GTX3576R with .82 AR housing
Cobb Accessport
SPT Exhaust
TGV Deletes
Deatschwerks 850cc Injectors
'04 Stock FPR

Interior:
SPT Boost Gauge
5lb Fire Extinguisher with mount

Exterior:
Volk Racing TE-37 18x9.5 wheels w/Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 265/35R-18
Stock wheels w/Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 235/40R-18
DBA 4000 Series rotors front and rear
Ferodo DS2500 brake pads front and rear
RCE Kool Brake kit
Beatrush Aluminium Undertray
Custom Driveshaft Retention loops

Suspension:
KW Variant 3 coilovers
Cusco Power Brace Floor
Cusco Front Lower Arm Brace
Cusco Power Brace Rear Lower
Cusco Power Brace Rear Upper
Cusco Power Brace Crossmember
Cusco Exhaust hanger
2011 Lower control arms
Group N Rear Suspension Crossmember Bushings
Powerflex Rear Upper Arm Inner Front Bushing with camber adjustment
Powerflex Rear Upper Arm Inner Front Bushing with camber adjustment
Group N Rear Lower Arm Front Bushings
Group N Rear Lateral Arm Rear Bushings
Group N Rear Lateral Arm Front Bushings
Group N Rear Trailing Arm Rear Bushings
Group N Rear Trailing Arm Front Bushings
Group N Front Control Arm Front Bushings

Parts ordered:
Aeromotive FPR



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Old 02-07-12, 02:28 PM   #2
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Old 02-07-12, 04:27 PM   #3
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Default Re: Gleep's '09 - Currently tackling suspension

Looking forward to your updates! I don't see any sway bars on your list. If you are going to offload those RCE Blacks, let me know. I may be interested. I have RCE yellows right now, but want some better ground clearance.
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Looking forward to your updates! I don't see any sway bars on your list. If you are going to offload those RCE Blacks, let me know. I may be interested. I have RCE yellows right now, but want some better ground clearance.
I've been resistant to sways, I just don't think they are the solution I'm looking for right now. After the coilovers are on I will consider sways if I'm still not happy.

I don't have any plans for the RCE Blacks so I'm sure we can work something out.
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Adding pictures of stuff to be installed.


2011 Lower Control Arms


Cusco Power Brace Rear Lower


Cusco Front Lower Arm Bar Type II


Cusco Power Brace Floor Center
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Car has been the shop for the past couple days, the rear upper control arm bushings never arrived and once the shop had everything apart they suggested a camber adjustable bushing.

Powerflex makes a urethane bushing with a nice adjustment. New GR rear camber adjustment

So another day of delay while they are shipped but it should make the alignment better. I'm not a fan of urethane bushings on my daily driver due to the maintenance required but it seems there is no good solution rear camber adjustment.
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You don't happen to play Myth 2 do you? I know a guy on there with the screen name Gleep heh.
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You don't happen to play Myth 2 do you? I know a guy on there with the screen name Gleep heh.
Nope.
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Default Re: Gleep's '09 - KW Coilovers and Bracing installed

Everything is installed now. I haven't had a chance to push the limit, but ride comfort is better than RCE blacks with stock shocks. In a few weeks I'll have a chance to push it on a track and really see what the changes feel like.

Alignment numbers

Front Caster 6.53/6.30
Front Camber -1.88/-1.86
Front Toe 0.02/0.02

Rear Camber -1.09/-1.14
Rear Toe 0.02/0.02

I'd like more front camber but without camber plates -1.86 was all we could get.

With all the bracing and 1/4 tank of gas the car weighs 3377lbs.
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Went to Pacific Raceways this week, the coilovers + bracing feels great.

The brake cooling kit + DS2500s had 0 fade even after a 30 minute session, of course it was only in the mid 40s so I don't know if the brakes will be an issue on a 90F day. If the brakes hold up to a 90F day then I'll stop drooling over BBKs. I bled my brakes before the track and everything felt great, but after the track the pedal has some play at the top so I'll have to bleed everything again.

I need to come up with a cover for the brake cooling kit, not only do I not need the cooling for DD but it doesn't look that good right now.

http://www.youtube.com/v/vfiyZ4ztjJ4

Ordered an external GPS to log some data, so the next video should have some useful overlay info.
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