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It has certainly been a while. Not too much has changed with the car. I thought that my door latch wasn't working. I took the entire door apart to find out it was just the lock cylinder. I got a new one, switched out the internals, and it works. I just couldn't figure out how to get the spring to seat correctly, so the key does not spring back to center. I'm gunna get a few more lock cylinders to figure out how the spring mechanism works.

FMIC piping blew out 2 or three times, twice behind the bumper. The first time I was able to limp it off the highway and fix it in a parking lot. Second time, I wasn't so lucky. I had to drive an hour with my bumper sticking out of my rear window.

On top of that, both window regulators in my brother's B6 went. So we put a new regulator in. What a PITA. The entire door comes apart for that. I am basically a door expert now.

Onto some pictures, then plans for the winter.

Boston, from the top of a parking garage.
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Of course, I had to get pictures of the car too.
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Alone at work. The reaction I get is: "you drive a low rider!?" Can't really tell if it's positive or negative, or if they assumed I was a scumbag.
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Also went to Dubs in the Trees with my brother.
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We found a a good spot to take some pictures on the way back. We tried driving on top of the leaves, but ended up plowing them into a pile.
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Which led to some cool shots. Still impressed with the Galaxy S5 camera.
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Was a good time.

Plans for the winter:

-Selling these style 5 reps. I really like the fitment and dish but the spoke design bothers me and is a bitch to clean. I'll be looking for 111's, wci cc10s, 3sdm .06s. I know some are played but they're clean and in my price range.

-Redo pillars with black fabric. A and C are really peeling.

-Fix lock cylinder and get a fob.

-Hardwood floor trunk with a cutout for my toolbox.

-retap and seal the oilpan.

-Picked up some blizzaks for 100 bucks, have a good season or 2 left on them. Those will go on the RCs, my winter beater wheels.

-Refinish RCs so they look ok when wintermoding.

-Fix fmic for cleaner piping. I want to run my strut bar again, and I'm getting sick of the "hey look at my ebay intercooler" look. I'll find some silicone tubes to replace the piping or just get an upgraded smic.

-MAYBE a frankenturbo f23. I'm kind of torn with what I want to do next. Not sure if I want to go with a hybrid turbo or maybe bags. To early to decide. The other problem with that is now that I have a full time job, I'm not sure how long I would be able to have the car down for.

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post #122 of 222 (permalink) Old 12-20-2015, 10:57 AM
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i like the leaf plower pics.

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-MAYBE a frankenturbo f23. I'm kind of torn with what I want to do next. Not sure if I want to go with a hybrid turbo or maybe bags. To early to decide. The other problem with that is now that I have a full time job, I'm not sure how long I would be able to have the car down for.
Been there. I went bags first, and I installed them while the car was my DD. lots of prep and the right order in the install and it is easy to do without the car being down at all. the F23 was as much out the door as piecing a decent Disco potato together so that is the route I am going now. Plus if you go F23, you are stuck with it as you do not have many of the parts that allow for upgrading to a larger turbo down the road. I noticed in the reviews of it and data that was available, to get good HP you are so far out of the efficient range for the turbo it will not be very reliable.


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i like the leaf plower pics.
Thanks, was a completely accident at first.

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Been there. I went bags first, and I installed them while the car was my DD. lots of prep and the right order in the install and it is easy to do without the car being down at all. the F23 was as much out the door as piecing a decent Disco potato together so that is the route I am going now. Plus if you go F23, you are stuck with it as you do not have many of the parts that allow for upgrading to a larger turbo down the road. I noticed in the reviews of it and data that was available, to get good HP you are so far out of the efficient range for the turbo it will not be very reliable.
As a kit, a disco potash would end up being about 6k without the clutch. Just seems like way too much. Pieced together with everything, I believe it would be 5k while an f23 is about 3k since a clutch isn't necessary but probably would happen eventually. Which is why I think I might be leaning towards bags. Bags are getting pretty cheap now and it would be a much easier install than a turbo.

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6k is way too high for a GT28RS, look for deals around, those kit prices kill your budget fast. My entire Airride setup ran me less than 2k, and I'll get my GT28RS setup for under 4k total. buy used where it makes sense and shop around.


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That's awesome. As for now, not sure if either will be happening. However, I have made my first purchase for show season. But to start:

Car is now in wintermode with Blizzaks on the RCs. What a difference driving in the snow has been with real winter tires.
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So stock looking.
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And for show season, Miro 111s. I've always wanted a set of these.
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Onto the Dilemma. Current tires on the wheels are Achilles, a budget all season people like stretching.
This is the 205/40 on an 8.5 (fronts)
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This is the 225/40 on the 9.5 (rears)
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Now I still have the Nitto Neogens from my old wheels, 205/40 and 215/40. Here are my options:
1. Sell the old wheels with the Nittos, run the Achilles on the Miros as is.
2. Swap Nittos onto the Miros, keep in mind that would be a 215/40 nitto on a 9.5in wide wheel. Quite possibly a bit too much stretch to pull off? Sell Achilles with old wheels.

Option 1 is a lot cheaper, no mounting and balancing. But I end up running budget all seasons. Not sure what I'll do yet. I've read most people run 225/40s on the 9.5s. Either way, can't wait to see these wheels on the car.

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Run them, burn the tires off them in 1-2 years then buy tires you like later. They will be fine as they are for a summer season or two.


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Yeah that's what I'm leaning towards. The Achilles only have one season on them anyways, so plenty of tread left.

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Thank you

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winter is almost over.

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Fubar, That's why wheels and low will be happening possibly this weekend.

I also sold the fake splits for 550 with the nittos. I will be running the achilles on the miros for this season.

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Just realized this forum is now on tapatalk.
Other plans for the weekend include removal of the fmic. I'm tired of the way it looks. Going back go stock, or possibly a tacotaco sidemount. I haven't found solid proof it is worth the 130 bucks though.
Glass lenses will be ordered tonight.
Poly Polo bushings from psituning are on their way from England. I should hopefully get them by this weekend.

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Glad you sold those fake splits. Matt's old Miro's will look so much better


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I agree Miller. I really like the new Miros.
Specs: 18x8.5, 205/40 Achilles ATR Sport. 18x9.5, 225/40 Achilles ATR Sport. These tires are a budget tire but stretch nicely and aren't near as bad as I thought. I'm running 20mm spacers up front and 15mm rear. I tried 20mm rear and they looked great, but rubbed too much. I tested 17.5mm spacers in the rear also. Still a bit of rubbing but they look better than the 15mm.







New glass lenses are on their way, I still need to purchase some Lamin-x to cover them.

Chasing down a noise coming from the rear strut. New rear strut bushings will be ordered. It's a clunking noise. when the car is on jacks, I can shake the wheel up and down and it clunks. When I push on the rear strut and have someone else shake the wheel, the clunk stops. It is not the rubber bushing on the bottom of the strut like I thought, it looked solid visually. So I'm thinking it's the strut bushing on top that mounts the strut to the car.

I'm also getting rid of the fmic. I'm sick of the look. It will be going back to stock or upgraded to a tacotaco, but I've been looking for IAT logs that support the taco taco being more efficient, but haven't found any yet.

New brakes and drilled/slotted rotors all around from brakemotive will eventually be ordered as well as engine mounts. Still deciding between vf and bfi.

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