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Old 04-16-2015, 11:11 AM   #781
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Should be an awesome weekend! Downpipe will be back to me tomorrow and I have everything I need for my front/rear brake upgrades! Should be rolling home in the beautiful weather on Saturday!

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Old 04-18-2015, 10:46 PM   #782
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Spray can? Please say so.
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Old 04-18-2015, 10:49 PM   #784
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My dad was a body guy for 30 years lol... Not a painter but he did a great job considering it was sprayed outside. Unfortunately we didn't have a booth we could borrow. He now works for an insurance company so can't jump in the booth like we used to be able to :-/
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Damn I was hoping it was a spray can. I need to repaint my bumper bad.
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Old 04-18-2015, 11:26 PM   #786
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Damn I was hoping it was a spray can. I need to repaint my bumper bad.
Hahaha sorry. Even with the gun it's far from perfect. Passable, but it could have been way better. I'll try to get some decent pics after I get it on tomorrow. I'm happy enough with it though lol.
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:43 PM   #787
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All detailed and ready for a meet next weekend!

Never ended up bracing my downpipe so I'm a bit nervous about making the drive before that got done... Abe re-inforced the downpipe though like crazy, and also told me to loosen the v-band clamps and move the whole exhaust around to get it to settle without stressing anything. I did that, so hopefully it won't crack again! I plan to add the FM brace for extra support but obviously that won't arrive before next weekend.











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Old 04-19-2015, 06:59 PM   #788
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My GoPro Studios skills need a lot of work (And I need a faster computer).... But here

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Old 04-20-2015, 11:18 AM   #789
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Old 04-20-2015, 11:40 AM   #790
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Thanks hahaha!

My lifters are loud as hell... Next video the mic will be hidden up in the dash. Should still pick up plenty of turbo noises without the wind, and not as bad lifter noise
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Damn I was hoping it was a spray can. I need to repaint my bumper bad.
When I did my rocker repair there's some GM red van rattle can you can buy from dupicolor thats nearly a perfect match for classic red that I used. It came out acceptably. It'll never be as durable as a real 2 part paint out of a gun through.
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Mostly worried because its the bumper, so flexible.
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I love working from home, I get to read builds like these and just take my time. Awesome stuff! Extremely jelly of the brake upgrades!!
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:18 PM   #794
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I love working from home, I get to read builds like these and just take my time. Awesome stuff! Extremely jelly of the brake upgrades!!
Haha thanks!

Excited to get the brakes done but they are going to have to wait until after I get tuned which is the week of May 10th-17th.

Im also happy to report that my downpipe survived a ~250mi round trip this past Sunday. Went to a Miata meet in central/North jersey.

My only complaints for the car are the tune (car repeatedly stalls when coming to a stop, which obviously will be resolved when I get it to Oracle) and also a vibration over 60mph. I could REALLY use some nice new summer tires but I don't think that will be possible until later this summer. For now I plan to swap in my moog ball joints and have the wheels roadforce balanced. Hopefully that will resolve it so I can be comfortable on the ride out to get tuned!
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Dropped the car off last Sunday to Ken Hill @ Oracle tuning! Very anxious and excited to get it back this Sunday!

Once I get it back I have to do my balljoints, Wilwood front brake install and 1.8 rear brake swap.
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Once my car is running, I seriously need to overhaul suspension and brakes. Glad your car is getting sorted.
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Looking good Brian. Can't wait to see/hear how it turns out.
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Thanks guys! I'm ready for the BS to be all sorted and actually start to get the chance to enjoy and drive the car without worry! Another month and I should have all the small things left on my list knocked out! The biggest thing I've been waiting on is the tune though so im ready to get it back Sunday and see how it runs
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219hp / 211tq @10psi

Apparently my EBC wasn't working which is why it was only tuned at wastegate pressure. I might have to dig into that and get it re-tuned eventually and up the boost a little but I am perfectly happy at 219/211! When I dropped it off I asked if he could keep it around 220-230. Soooo ready to pick it up tomorrow! Maybe I'll take some gopro footage driving it back lol
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