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Old 08-22-2008, 03:04 AM   #21
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FWIW my Greddy manifold has been on 3 cars with 3 different owners with a fair bit of miles (10k minimum). No relief cuts and no cracks.
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Got the big brakes put on the rear, fronts are today's project. Takes twice as long when everything is rusted together, had to replace the rear hard line and the caliper bolts were completely dried out.
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and the tires
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I will try to post more pics once the brakes are done and get the wheels put back on. Waiting on some small turbo parts.
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Those backshields are pretty hammered. But isn't it nice to finish, and see the shiny new rotors?
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Good luck with your build man. It looks like you are doing all of the right things.
When I first saw the ebay cast mani I freaked out. I cant believe that they havent made one for the 1.8 yet.
Good luck!

BTW thicker aluminum radiator should correct your heating problem. Or the good old re-route...
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What the hell?? why wasn't I invited?!?!
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:05 AM   #28
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Those backshields are pretty hammered. But isn't it nice to finish, and see the shiny new rotors?
Yeah, they took a bit of abuse to get them away from the rotors, the fronts required almost no effort at all, but did have to replace the driver side hardline from the master cylinder.
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Good luck with your build man. It looks like you are doing all of the right things.
When I first saw the ebay cast mani I freaked out. I cant believe that they havent made one for the 1.8 yet.
Good luck!

BTW thicker aluminum radiator should correct your heating problem. Or the good old re-route...
I have an FM race radiator on the shelf should I choose to use it.
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Installed the Torsen yesterday, but Napa sold me the wrong diff seals!! The downpipe should be made by end of the week.
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inspiring.
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Seriously you should call me.. I have nothing to do every other week
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MOAR PICTARS!!!!
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MOAR PICTARS!!!!
Are you just not too bright or simply bumping the thread?
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well where is that downpipe?
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Common sense would tell you that if it was done it would be posted!!
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Just curious what you think the odds of this thing fitting with that setup would be:



Or this less "low pro" one:

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Are those ATP pieces?
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Yeah, they are.
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the ATP pieces use a 3in pipe and won't mate up with the 2.5in v-band oulet I'm using from them.
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