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Old 10-03-2008, 01:37 AM   #221
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silicone piping looks clean as ****.......i might go that route to keep it clean in there, dont feel much like fiddling with hella couplers/tubes/etc
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How much did you spend on those silicone fm tc tubes? I got a rediculously high quote from them when I asked so im curious as to what youi spent. If you dont mind my asking that is.
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:44 PM   #223
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how much did you spend on those silicone fm tc tubes? I got a rediculously high quote from them when i asked so im curious as to what youi spent. If you dont mind my asking that is.
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:04 PM   #225
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Wow looks great, cant wait for the next update!
Should have it 90% done this weekend, if all goes planned that is of course.

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silicone piping looks clean as ****.......i might go that route to keep it clean in there, dont feel much like fiddling with hella couplers/tubes/etc
So much easier bro. Since I heard about FM having the new IC pipes I've always wanted them. Well, I said **** it and got them.

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How much did you spend on those silicone fm tc tubes? I got a rediculously high quote from them when I asked so im curious as to what youi spent. If you dont mind my asking that is.
For everything you need NOT including the IC it was $400. Although it didn't come with the little 1" coupler, so I still need to find one of them. You could do it for less, more around $320 without their intake coupler and clamps. But really, its worth the $400 to not have a headache with any couplers. I have pulled over more times to crawl under the car to fix a popped coupler than anyone in the world. So this makes me smile>

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Hey uhh....Jay. You think you can share any tips on clocking the turbo. Its really on there tight. I sprayed it with blaster about 3 times yesterday afternoon. I'm trying my hardest to clock it and notch the frame without taking the turbo off the car.

Also, if anyone sees this and has a FUEL INJECTOR OPENING RELAY (The one under the dash with yellow on it) and could hook me up with a price and some fast shipping, that'd be dope. Supposed to have the car at the bodyshop Monday. How?.....I have no ******* clue.

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Old 10-03-2008, 07:08 PM   #226
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This is what I got to yesterday before the night came.

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Spray, heat then hit with a hammer. Mine clocked pretty easily. Take the turbo out of the car, it'll make your life a lot easier. I clocked mine on the bench and just tweaked it once I had everything in the car.

Oh, that's right, you have an FM3. Good luck ... the designer of that setup was drinking pretty hard the night that setup was conceived. Just hope you don't have to pull your transmission anytime soon, the DP is very much in the way. ):
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:28 PM   #228
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Oh, that's right, you have an FM3. Good luck ... the designer of that setup was drinking pretty hard the night that setup was conceived. Just hope you don't have to pull your transmission anytime soon, the DP is very much in the way. ):
lol....yea. I'm not so thrilled about how the DP is attached and routed, but I like having the divorced pipe from the external wastegate. I wouldn't look forward to un-popping the 2 parts where they meet by pressing into one another though.

I just wasted another hour on it. ******* snap ring is being a pain in the ***. I might pull it, or I might get the car to the shop and then pull it. I need to get it there for paint this coming week no matter what. I prefer to drive the car down (shop is about 2 miles away), but I am considering just pushing it to the front and having it towed. (I really should just wait until 3am and push it to the ******* shop). This way it'll be indoors and where all the tools are.

If I don't have the car done by November 1st, I am going to run head first at the car and jump over the hood and put my feet right through the windshield with pure rage.

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thanx a lot man.


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really great stuff man, gave me alot of new ideas
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Vash, any updates here?
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:50 PM   #232
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Very nice build!

I haz no hait, but I would like to offer one small bit of constructive criticism; the expanding foams found in a can are open-cell foams. The trouble with open-cell foams is that they absorb water, and therefore can accelerate rust. I did a fair amount of research on this when I wanted to add some expanding foam to certain body cavities (don't read into that) in my '83 VW GTI; I found the best stuff to use is marine foam. It is closed-cell, and you can get it at different densities to increase the rigidity of the car.

In your defense, the marine stuff would be a lot harder to apply in the areas where you needed it since it is made primarily for filling cavities... I offer this as food for thought for the next DIY'er.
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:01 AM   #233
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really great stuff man, gave me alot of new ideas
Thanks dude, that cool to hear.

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Nothing....once the turbo gave me trouble I lost interest. I'm sure once I get the car inside and down at our shop I will get on it again. But work has been killer and I still need to sell my friends 67' mustang to have room to use his lift.

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I haz no hait, but I would like to offer one small bit of constructive criticism; the expanding foams found in a can are open-cell foams. The trouble with open-cell foams is that they absorb water, and therefore can accelerate rust.
Awesome info, seeing my trunk gets wet at times. I think I will spray the foam with the fender underliner stuff I have to maybe help and seal the pores?

So....I was gonna make a new thread about my new toy....but **** it. I have been slowly getting ******* sick at longboarding. I love skateboarding, but longboarding is like snowboarding on the roads. Anyways, my friend has 2 and I normally just borrow one, but this weekend I was gonna buy one....I was.

Meet Air Trekkers.



I passed on the longboard this week and got these crazy stilts. I've seen a couple videos on youtube about them and decided I needed to test them out myself. I've grown up on a trampoline since I was about 8 and can do justtt about anything on one....so I feel like I might be able to get crazy on these things!

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Anyone else seen/heard of/tried them before?

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A good friend of mine has a set of air trekkers, they are ******* NUTS to learn, be prepared to get hurt. O.o

Wear pads, and bring lots of water, for some reason we seem to tire out quick just trying to walk with the air trekkers. But you can get some reaaaallly good air. (which is where the real hurt comes into play if you biff it)
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Old 10-17-2008, 02:15 AM   #235
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those look crazy man, let me know how they work.

BTW i got the subs in Ive got alot of vibrating that still needs dynamatting but so far they sound good and i need to replace my door speakers now :(
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My neighbor had those....did some crazy **** on them...then broke his arm and fractured something (dont remember) and never used them again.....so watch yo *** on those things lol
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Awesome info, seeing my trunk gets wet at times. I think I will spray the foam with the fender underliner stuff I have to maybe help and seal the pores?

Excellent idea, but I am concerned about the spots you can't reach that the water can.... I don't know my Miata well enough to point anything out (the car is 50 miles away ATM), but you might come up with something for those spots too. Hell, Dynamat used to sell something that you could spray to help cut down on the noise, you might even look into that and spray it really liberally in the ports/cavities you can reach...
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Great build! everything looks great!.

Only thing i saw that you may have problems with, is your wipers.

Go see if they still work, if they dont ill tell you why
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i dont really know alot about sound systems and what not, but how did you bridge the two subs together???
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