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Old 07-25-2012, 12:07 AM
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Wire tuck. You are brave.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:23 PM
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Do those R3 front seats have side impact air bags??
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:28 PM
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wire tuck, like a boss

*if there was an emoticon for boss it would be placed here*
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Originally Posted by Nemesis8 View Post
Do those R3 front seats have side impact air bags??
R3 seats have side air bags. Image is too big to post but you can see it.

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Old 07-25-2012, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by nuke0907 View Post
hmm, wire tuck? this could make things even more interesting.
Yup it definitely could haha

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Wire tuck. You are brave.
Brave or Stupid.... I guess we'll find out soon enough

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Do those R3 front seats have side impact air bags??
Yup what Pdx said...
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R3 seats have side air bags. Image is too big to post but you can see it.

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wire tuck, like a boss

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Yup

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Old 07-27-2012, 10:44 PM
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Good write up on the gauge pod and thanks, will be working on it soon! Keep up the good work and very nice 8 you got there!.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:32 PM
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Good write up on the gauge pod and thanks, will be working on it soon! Keep up the good work and very nice 8 you got there!.
Thanks man, post up the results when you're done...

On a side note the build is on hold right now, I've been in NY since July 24 and won't be back to Tampa for another week or Two. I'm thinking of trying to get the car done for HIN Miami, but with school starting I'm not sure if that's going to happen.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:38 PM
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So here is my final product, decided to go with single because am doing another custom 2 gauge pod of course using the apoxie scult which by the way works amazing!
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:26 PM
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So here is my final product, decided to go with single because am doing another custom 2 gauge pod of course using the apoxie scult which by the way works amazing!
Looks good man, Nice Job!
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:10 PM
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Do you have any pics of the R3 door panels? I'm interested in how different the inserts are.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:09 PM
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Do you have any pics of the R3 door panels? I'm interested in how different the inserts are.
Not right now, when I get back to FL I will take some though... They're not really much different the inserts are just the same fabric as the inserts in the seats and the armrests are padded wrapped in leather with red stitching.
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and then?
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:27 PM
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and then?
Finally back in Tampa, work on the car can begin again.

I talked to my fabricator yesterday and he got my piping done while I was away, just have to go pick it up.

Still a long list of things to do though.
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that cant be man. what the hell else do you need to do?

you need to drill out the bolts, and start re-installing things.... everything else is just added things that dont matter
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:04 PM
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Progress on the Wire Tuck...

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that is gonna look killer, but damn thats a bunch of wiring.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by nuke0907 View Post
that is gonna look killer, but damn thats a bunch of wiring.
Yup it definitely will clean up the engine bay...

Yea it's definitely a ton of wiring, but as of right now I still haven't cut a single wire
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:50 AM
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Thats awesome on not cutting a single wire. I need to do this one day....
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:53 AM
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Thats awesome on not cutting a single wire. I need to do this one day....
Yup so far I haven't cut anything, hopefully I'll be able to keep it that way, it's going to be tight.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:54 PM
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Ok things are looking good, so far I've had to extend one wire on the drivers side, we'll see if I can get the grommet back to the firewall where it needs to be though.

Wires will have the be extended on the passenger side, no big deal though.

I was able to move this harness about an inch or two to the drivers side.
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Rerouting these wires that connect to the battery
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The one wire I've extended so far
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These grounds will have to be extended, I just have to get some spade terminals
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I had to widen this opening for a little more room.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:10 AM
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Good work man!

Your car was already super clean, now it's going to look even more kick ***!
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:45 PM
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Good work man!

Your car was already super clean, now it's going to look even more kick ***!
Thanks, Just can't wait to get it done, but I'm not rushing it.

Checked on the larger diameter intake piping I had made, he just has to weld on the recirc fitting and I should be able to pick it up tomorrow.

Dropped off the turbo to Boost Lab today, there were two studs broken off in the turbine housing one protruding out, the other wasn't, both where drilled, tapped and Heli-coiled.

Tomorrow I'm going to drop off the Manifold, Downpipe and Turbine Housing for Ceramic Coating.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:55 PM
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Quick Question: For the Throttle Body to Charge Pipe connection what size coupler have people used? I've seen 3in but it was an extremely tight fit, it almost seems like 3.25in would be better based on measuring the Throttle Body and Charge Pipe, but may be slightly loose.

What do you guys think?
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:57 PM
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I would go bigger, mine is tight as fawk and a PIA.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:12 PM
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I would go bigger, mine is tight as fawk and a PIA.
Yea that's what I was thinking, We installed one on Cattywampus' car and it was definitely a pain in the *** to get on, but when we did Chris' car it fit loosely but I don't know for sure what size his was.
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