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Old 11-16-2008, 12:44 AM   #21
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I did buy a 1 way marta trip for $1.75. But you have to have a pass card to fund the fare to. You then wave the card in front of a scanner to both enter and exit the station.

Back in the day when I used to ride the train, you could purchase tokens from a vending machine or use a swipe card in reader. Access out of the station was not blocked or monitored.

Now you have a card with a radio transmitter in it that you wave in front of a scanner. Like the new quick pay credit cards. And you have to swipe the card to exit the station as well as to enter.
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I did buy a 1 way marta trip for $1.75. But you have to have a pass card to fund the fare to. You then wave the card in front of a scanner to both enter and exit the station.

Back in the day when I used to ride the train, you could purchase tokens from a vending machine or use a swipe card in reader. Access out of the station was not blocked or monitored.

Now you have a card with a radio transmitter in it that you wave in front of a scanner. Like the new quick pay credit cards. And you have to swipe the card to exit the station as well as to enter.
yea I rode marta for sometime to go to work. I have one of those nice 5 breeze card. They never tell you but you can by a 1-way ticket with a 50cent upcharge instead of the whole $5 card. Either way, the system is completely retarded.

The car looks great man. Can't wait to see what the car looks like with 6ul and the tein.
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:54 PM   #24
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Nice car man, one heck of an upgrade from the 91. I really like my enthuza 3" single.

How do you like that steering wheel setup? I'm tired of the lack of leg room the stock nardi provides after daily driving the car for the past month.
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:10 PM   #25
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I did buy a 1 way marta trip for $1.75. But you have to have a pass card to fund the fare to. You then wave the card in front of a scanner to both enter and exit the station.
Huh...

NYC abandoned tokens a few years ago in favor of magnetic cards which, in addition to buying at MTA facilities, you can also buy in stores much like a phone card. If you only need a single fare however, the vending machines in the subway stations will sell you a disposable (paper) card which includes one transfer.
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:48 PM   #26
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Nice car man, one heck of an upgrade from the 91. I really like my enthuza 3" single.

How do you like that steering wheel setup? I'm tired of the lack of leg room the stock nardi provides after daily driving the car for the past month.
The wheel is very nice. Feels awesome. However and unfortunately because it is smaller, it blocks my view of the top of the gauges. This is due to my short 29" inseem and the fact that I have to sit closer to the wheel than most. If I push the chair a click or two back, I have good view of the gauge cluster but don't have enough control over the clutch pedal. Since you're taller than I am, it won't be a problem.

I'm considering between dealing with not seeing between 10 and 2 o'clock on the speedo and tach (and the fake *** oil pressure gauge completely) in favor of its awesomeness and increased leg roor, or trading the momo for a nice AE or newer style stock wheel w airbag.
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:22 PM   #27
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well it definitely looks like it was worth it. the car is beautiful man, and even more so under the hood

helluva good deal for sure

I am also very happy more of the regulars are getting nb's, this will bring many interesting threads that will help me and give me ideas on what I will do with mine.

congrats man
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:47 PM   #28
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Due to my depowered steering the last thing I want is a much smaller wheel. I'd love Y8s setup, the more stock sized dished wheel would still give me the leg room I want.

You need to do the oil pressure gauge mod. Just get the right VDO 0-100 psi sending unit and you might have to change two resistors IIRC. Anyway, it works great.
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:53 PM   #29
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Thanks. It's starting to look better too. Got my 6ULs on, though it's too dark to get a pic w/o a pod for the camera. The 4x4 look is because the car hadn't been moved since lowering it down so the suspension was not settled. I'm really diggin the ULs on the car though, and know they'll look great when the car is 1-1.5" lower with the Teins.

The BEGi air scooper (which is incredibly functional BTW) is a little crooked. I noticed when I had the nose up that the pass side mounting bracket is a little bent. Pretty easy fix.
I can get the car's coolant to 205 or so if it sits still for a few minutes. Within 1 minute of driving, it's decreased to 185 and usually gets to 175 or so shortly. It stayed low and level the entire 13 hour trip back with only a few short stops for food or fuel. Oil temp is usually within 10 of coolant temp, though it does take a pretty long time to come up to temp from dead cold. I don't think the factory coolant/oil heat exchanger is on the car, since it has the Thompson relocation kit. I didn't think to even look for it until just now. Car has a autometer oil pressure gauge too, so I don't see a need to deal with correcting the gay stock gauge.

Tomorrow I need to find the other frankenstein bolt that's hopefully in my garage (I've found only one so far) and I'll see how the hardtop fits with the roll bar. Might need some low pro side latches or something.

Last pic is my 91 with the AE wheels. I really like the style of them on the 91 a bunch, but think that the same style but standard finish 99 15" painted wheels would look better than the fancy polished ones.

<edit> attachments seem to be gay right now. not having luck.
<edit edit>used imageshack



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Old 11-16-2008, 09:26 PM   #30
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Nice, looks great. Congrats, and god luck with the sale of the old car. I'll need a ride next time I'm up that way.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:04 PM   #31
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funny, I had a set of nickel 6-ul's planned for that car too.

I'm going to fab up a splitter to incorporate the begi scooper too.
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:57 PM   #32
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This car makes stupid power down low and pulls all the way up. It does not make near the peak power that my 91 makes, but it definately wins in area under the curve. Power comes on much smoother in the blue car. There is 0 lag. Feels like a low 12 second car as it is, untuned, on wastegate only. I think it might get a better time in the quarter than the 91, but the 91 would have a higher trap speed.

I am very impressed with Bell's kit.

Also the under radiator scooper works too well. It's gone for the winter.
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Very VERY nice car, Ben!!

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I exited the station and waited for my associate to pick me up. We had phone contact which confirmed he was a couple minutes behind me. The thug decided he needed to hang out at the station too. I slightly lifted my untucked shirt and allowed it to bunch up just a little over and slightly exposed my Glock, secured at 4 o'clock in a Don Hume IWB holster. The punk lost interest and went back into the station. He apparently already had a pass card.
As I was reading, this is what I was waiting for... The C&C Part. Well played, Sir. I gotta say though, I'm the douche that would've said something to him. After bunching up your shirt, "Like those bags, huh?" ******* punk bitch kid. Almost makes you wish he tried something, but hes not worth the cost of a round.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:43 PM   #34
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All of these NBs are making me feel like I drive a dinosaur..

Looks like a killer buy, congrats.
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Car is gorgeous, congratulations. Needs more gauges, though...
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God i love my car. We're NB buddies, raw as f#*k.
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:16 PM   #37
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Car is gorgeous, congratulations. Needs more gauges, though...
Has 5. Plans are to add 1 more (EGT).

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6UL + Tein SS
I'm going to drop the rear down a wee bit more.



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I think you're right about lowering the rear a bit more. I also think you need to step up to the 15x9.
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:02 PM   #40
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omg DO THE HEADLIGHTS AND TAILS ALREADY.
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