What did you do to your ride today

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  1. Awafrican

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    It's a '97 so who knows when it was done I've only had it for Almost 3 years

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    Video of Matt’s engine swap first fire on base map! It’s louder than normal because exhaust still isn’t hooked up, but she purrs.


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    Half ass clean job today in preparation for tint appointment tomorrow.
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    Nothing huge but finally got my Bayson R grill installed and got around to putting my summer wheels back on. Wedssport RN-05M 18x9 +43 with Conti ExtremeContact Sport. All in all, a good day. Still need to polish the headlights. [​IMG][​IMG]


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    Do those grills actually fit properly? I’ve considered getting one, but I think it would make me go FMIC.
     
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    The Bayson R fits pretty well. It uses the stock grill clips for attachment instead of having to screw it in or use 3M tape like the Nextmod one. Gaps are minimal with the Bayson R.


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    Any rubbing with those wheels? Fitment looks good.
     
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    This is probably the extremely rare circumstance in which I believe the BaysonR knockoff of the GV grill is probably better for most people than the actual Garage Vary version. I got the real GV one, which is high-quality fiberglass, but fitment was a gigantic pain in the dick, there are no clips at all, it must be epoxied in place. It’s obviously intended for pros to install. It was one of the most annoying things I have ever attempted to DIY.


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    Tint is done. Went with a 20% ceramic film.

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    No rubbing except at the rear under heavy suspension compression. 99% of the time, none.


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    I got my windows done a few weeks ago. Going to have to go back due to how tight it gets at the top, it is pulling on the film and wrinkling it. He's a good friend of mine and the best tint and vinyl shop ever, so I am not concerned. Went with Llumar CTX15 which is a ceramic
    film. Windshield was also done in a lighter shade and works like a charm. Still have yet to hook up my meth kit due to being so damn busy with life, but it will get done. Wotbox was installed and works like a charm also. [​IMG]
     
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    Ran over to summit racing and bought some new 255/50/16 Mickey Thompson ET Street S/S for the speed. Had em mounted. Then put the new to me wheels and tires on the pu sedan.

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    Are those Drag radials? Just the front or all 4 corners
     
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    Yes they are. And only up front. 225 direzza z2's in the back.

    Dont think it'd be wise to run a drag radial in the back on a fwd car. Plus those tires wouldn't fit in the back
     
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    Lol thats exactly what i was thinking i just thought maby they were just r compound regular tires so i figured i would ask.

    How do they hook? Can they hold any part of second gear on the street? I didnt have any luck until it was 100 out then i held 2nd on fresh pavment. Have you driven in rain with them? The 555r's were pretty sketch on the rain.
     
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    I really need a set/pair of FD wheels. Was thinking of overpaying for a pair of em and using my stockers in the rear or something. I have been looking for a deal local to me for a while. I want a set of nice tires for when I do decide to go to the track.
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    Meant to also ask, these are stock FD wheels right? Tires fit on the wheel no problem? Any fender work needed?
     
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    @mangosmoothie has a pair with fresh powder coat and brand new Mickeys already mounted.
     
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    @5doorsoffury, they hook full boost (35-36psi) in 3rd and 4th without and issue for sure On the street. I havent tried full boost in 2nd, but my tuner has my 1st gear limited to 9-10 psi and 2nd gear limited to 16-18psi and it hooks those fine.

    @_Mazdarati yes they are fd wheels. And yes the tires fit the wheel no issue. It's quite common to run a 26" radial or slick on the fd wheels

    I had to pull my front fenders and remove the fender liners to clear the 255/50/16's (26" tire), and I also run a 15mm spacer up front to clear the coilovers and the calipers. It's a tight squeeze, and they do rub on big bumps at highway speeds. My rears are also rolled flat and pulled for a previous 17x9 setup, but now that I run a 225 on the back with fd wheels, only a roll would be necessary at my ride height.

    Gen 2's have a wider front fender, so may not need as much work, but not totally sure.

    Ive driven in a light rain with these, and they're ok. I wouldn't drive on the highway at 60+mph in a downpour, tho.
     
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    those the reinforced FD wheels or just the normal ones? I would probably run a little bit of a smaller tire to clear, but I am on the fence. I appreciate the explanation of the work you needed to do
     
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    Added the TB Performance Products front and rear (Gen 2) chassis braces. I did a short review on their page here but suffice to say, dramatic DECREASE in NVH from motor mounts and generally flatter ride (with all of the other mods I have done I am surprised at how much these did....I bought them because there was a Group Buy and I am retired...so I could. Who knew?)
     
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