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Old 10-28-2009, 09:28 AM   #381
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Thanks dude! Yeah I think I might be doing the tops of the mirrors black, just like how yours are. This way it will keep the flow of the black more in line.

arbinshire - thanks for pointing out the fact that the muffler is screaming out from behind the bumper. I've been looking more at the front end seeing that the front is all different and the back is pretty much the same as it was before. I got a can of high heat flat black and I'm going to paint the exhaust today and put it in the bodyshops paint booth to bake. (pictures later)

Also going to talk to the dyno guy today (I think) to set up a date. Who knows, he might even tell me tomorrow is a good day to bring it down. Only problem is now I need to figure out why the **** the car stalled the other day and wont fire now.
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arbinshire - thanks for pointing out the fact that the muffler is screaming out from behind the bumper. I've been looking more at the front end seeing that the front is all different and the back is pretty much the same as it was before. I got a can of high heat flat black and I'm going to paint the exhaust today and put it in the bodyshops paint booth to bake. (pictures later)
I think something like this would be badass with the way your rear bumper is.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:11 PM   #383
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Damn, looking good vash. I didn't know you had a miata. You should make a showoff thread on crsx so all the fanboys can hate lol. Is the DC5 your dd?
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:19 PM   #384
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Damn, looking good vash. I didn't know you had a miata. You should make a showoff thread on crsx so all the fanboys can hate lol. Is the DC5 your dd?
? I think you might have me mixed up with a different vashthestampede, I don't have a rsx. But thanks for the compliment anyways!

Now that Damon (gospeed) hooked me up with the electronics I needed I hope to have this issue with the MS straightened out some time next week. I'm so close to having this ******* car done its killing me!
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? I think you might have me mixed up with a different vashthestampede, I don't have a rsx. But thanks for the compliment anyways!

Now that Damon (gospeed) hooked me up with the electronics I needed I hope to have this issue with the MS straightened out some time next week. I'm so close to having this ******* car done its killing me!
lol Yeah nevermind, there's someone on crsx with the same username. My bad
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arbinshire - thanks for pointing out the fact that the muffler is screaming out from behind the bumper. I've been looking more at the front end seeing that the front is all different and the back is pretty much the same as it was before. I got a can of high heat flat black and I'm going to paint the exhaust today and put it in the bodyshops paint booth to bake. (pictures later)
Here's a thought : Maybe use some of that black mesh that you used in front, for the rear? It would help add consistency to the front vs. rear.
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What /\ he said. I'd try some black mesh before painting that sexy new exhaust of yours.
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What /\ he said. I'd try some black mesh before painting that sexy new exhaust of yours.
When I tried to use black mesh on my bumper along time ago, it kept scratching my bumper. I eventually said "fck that" so I'd understand if you just painted it. Mine was painted red

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? I think you might have me mixed up with a different vashthestampede
Your name just reminded me that Trigun was a hellofa great anime. Probably one of the best i've seen to date.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:52 AM   #389
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Here's a thought : Maybe use some of that black mesh that you used in front, for the rear? It would help add consistency to the front vs. rear.
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What /\ he said. I'd try some black mesh before painting that sexy new exhaust of yours.
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When I tried to use black mesh on my bumper along time ago, it kept scratching my bumper. I eventually said "fck that" so I'd understand if you just painted it. Mine was painted red


Your name just reminded me that Trigun was a hellofa great anime. Probably one of the best i've seen to date.
The rear bumper already has the black mesh on it, but you can still see through to the exhaust. I don't mind painting it, I think it would make the rear look alot better overall. Hopefully I'll have time to get to it this week....along with everything else I have left to do.

Vashthestampede FTW. Trigun is one of the best animes out there for sure.
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Old 11-06-2009, 03:58 PM   #390
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I called the dyno guy and told him it looked I was going to wait until spring to continue with this. We talked a little and he asked me about resetting the MS back to its default map that came with it (90-93 without afm). I have no ******* idea why I didn't think of that, but I reset it and the car started up.

I must have fucked around with the trigger angle and had it so the car would crank, but not fire. Now the new problem is it sounds like I have knock or something going on in there. Whatever it is, it wasn't there before and it sounds pretty bad.

I took some screenshots of what settings I have on the car ATM. Pretty much just the 90-93 base map. I also took videos of the motor noise and a screen shot on the megatune screen and dash.

Basically comes down to I don't have the time to learn MS right now to **** with this myself, and have no problems paying the man to do it for me. But I need to get the car to him in somewhat ok running condition. I just feel like I'm at a brick wall right now. I've already invested entirely too much time into this car (not to mention money) to have it sitting as is. I am looking for some suggestions guys. I'm not about to call it quits completely, just might have to call it quits until the spring though.



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Old 11-06-2009, 04:06 PM   #391
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Quick question! Are you using godspeed coils, wires, etc on there? If you are, swap yours back in there and give it a try.
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Old 11-06-2009, 05:14 PM   #393
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Quick question! Are you using godspeed coils, wires, etc on there? If you are, swap yours back in there and give it a try.
I only swapped the ignitor before I reset the MSPNP. I'm thinking I might get new plugs to try, along with a fresh oil change and fresh gas.
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Old 11-06-2009, 05:34 PM   #394
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Put your old ignitor back just in case, and new gas, plugs and oil like you said. My car did the same thing once and I couldn't figure out what it was and it ended up being my spark plug wire was out a little bit and it made a horrible ticking noise like yours. Look over everything quick and make sure you have everything where it should be. It's probably something so little and stupid
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:03 AM   #395
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I think it was a stuck valve that was making the noise I was hearing.

I started from scratch and rechecked the timing to make sure that wasn't a problem. Drained all the old gas out in put in fresh gas. Then changed the req fuel settings on MS and boom......everything sounds good. Car idles smooth and doesn't have a crazy idle anymore.

Only issue I noticed is my Tial BOV is open at idle. Just about a 1/4", but I don't think it should be opening. I'm wondering if this means I should put the other spring in it. Any ideas on that?

Today I have some more stuff to finish and I plan on washing it inside and out. One of my clients owns a car detailing shop in our complex, so when I hand him his cash today, I'm gonna see if he'll let me use one of his bays for an hour or two.

Dyno is setup for Monday morning at 9:30am. I will take plenty of pictures and videos. Hopefully there will be an end to this thread very soon.
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Drive it down to Delaware and tune it with the rest of us, I know brain knows ms I side and out. I see no point on spending $300-400 on a tune when you can do it you self and have people to help you. Tunning is pretty straight foward.
Other than that car looks good and hope fully we can get a little cruise soon before snow hits the ground
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Drive it down to Delaware and tune it with the rest of us, I know brain knows ms I side and out. I see no point on spending $300-400 on a tune when you can do it you self and have people to help you. Tunning is pretty straight foward.
Other than that car looks good and hope fully we can get a little cruise soon before snow hits the ground
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Definitely not driving the car down to Delaware. I haven't taken the car 1 mile in almost 2 years now, so I'm not trying to make a trip for the first drive.

The guy that owns the dyno shop is a friend of a friend so I'm getting a great price. Plus he's fitting me into his schedule, normally I would have to wait awhile to get in. He's got a awesome rep as the best tuner in the area, so we shall see.
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Took the car inside the detailing shop and spent about an hour on it. I didn't even touch the wheels seeing our parking lot is dirt once you get past the detailing shop.

I am going to throw in the smoked turn signal lenses I have tmr. I just need to drill out the hole the screw goes in and re-smoke them. I test fit them today and they look sick.

I got alot done today. Lots of little **** that isn't a killer big deal, but things that needed finished. Now at least the car will be clean for the dyno videos and I can rock the mt.net logo all over youtube's face.

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Your car is DONE!
Awesomeness achieved

Now get her running properly so you can enjoy the **** out of it and profit.


BTW interior is SOO sick.
I'm not a huge fan of the a pillar gauges but everything else looks like it came with the car. Very clean and subtle.
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Looking clean vash. I'm excited for you about the dyno day. Heh.. its been a while.
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