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Old 05-17-2010, 06:55 PM
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exhaust is all done.

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He did such a nice job. I love how it tucks right up into the grooves of the underbody. no more ****** scrapping everywhere on the road...

On a more sad note: The car wasn't finished in time for the damn drift event this weekend. Which sucked ***.... but whatever. The event was sick either way. I got to drive my brothers car and someone elses, so i got some seat time.

The problem with the car is low compression in the front housing. I'm at like 60, the rear is fine though. We think possibly due to massive carbon build up, cause my plugs were disgusting and they are relatively new. I had to baby the car for like 90 miles over 2 weeks, while not having a tune and running rich as ****.... So we let that "de-carbonizing" solution sit in it for 48 hours. Were gunna check it all out tomorrow and hopefully proceed with the tune. And then it'll be done.
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:00 PM
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exhaust looks sweet . Good luck with the decarb .
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:14 PM
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saw the pics over on ZT. looks good.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:06 PM
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exhaust looks top notch, well the whole car does lol
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:49 PM
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Wow that system is legit...

How much did it end up costing, after all said and done?
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:28 PM
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wow that system is legit...

How much did it end up costing, after all said and done?
...+1
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:43 PM
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not counting the muffler, he hooked it up for like 500.
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:51 PM
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not counting the muffler, he hooked it up for like 500.
What is the OD?

If 3", why didn't you just go with an HKS Hi-Power + midpipe? If >3" then I understand why custom
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:01 PM
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Is that cage SCCA approved?
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by iLikeEatPoo View Post
Is that cage SCCA approved?
its chromoly..... I dont believe that is up to their specs. Weight was my only concern
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Old 05-28-2010, 04:21 AM
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its chromoly..... I dont believe that is up to their specs. Weight was my only concern
Reading this and looking again at the cage I would ditch that cage and get a safe one built. What rules are the event that you're going to attend following? Take that rulebook and start from there!
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:12 AM
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ehhh thats if he decides o get real competitive, as long as its chromoly dom tubing with floor plates its good enough
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Originally Posted by Gr8Bullet View Post
NASCAR and formula 1 have made both made modifactions to there cars....
Not saying it's big but to make only 1 turn there spoiler ain't small


Nice however this is the last year nascar is using the wings then they are going with a much smaller setup because the wings actually cause the cars to flip over when spun around backwards. Lol basically the wings are not needed. a lip spoiler is all that is going to be used.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:51 AM
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Good Luck with the event ! ! !
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i havent even seen this tread till now!

dude sick!

who did your cage?
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:36 PM
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do people really think drifting a N/A rx8 is that hard? 190whp stock compared to a s13 with what 90whp stock? lol.
word!!! hahahaha
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:03 AM
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Well here you go guys. Its finally done. I still have to lower the front a bit, wash it, and take some day time pictures. I ****** love it though. It's making about 250hp at 8psi.

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SICK!!!! vertex is awesome!

where are you from dude?
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Old 06-05-2010, 12:51 PM
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looks good! I think if you move the risers, so its wider it'll be even cooler!
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will be interested in how it performs as a drift car .
Mad Mike seemed to have a lot of trouble dialling his suspension in to work for drifting ....
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:08 PM
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Brettus View Post
will be interested in how it performs as a drift car .
Mad Mike seemed to have a lot of trouble dialling his suspension in to work for drifting ....
im not too worried about it. hahaha Slid it around today, felt so ****** smooth


Oh, and I'm from the northwest suburbs of chicago


Here are a couple daytime pics we took today.... I wanna lower the front like 1/2 inch

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Old 06-06-2010, 03:33 AM
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vids...
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:21 AM
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looking good...
what camber angles are you running on front and rear?
what's the castor angle on the front?
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:24 AM
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mad mike has problems with his suspension setup?
he seems to be doing just fine....


AZR... your build is rad... iv been wanting to do this for a while... just dont have the funds...
how is it sideways?!?!?
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