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I've never done a build / showoff thread. Bought the car summer of 2012. Wanted one back in 07. Couldnt afford it so I bought a g20.

Current Mods:
konig feathers with all season hankook tires stock size
goodridge ss brake lines
stoptech street performance brake pads
brembo blanks
replica nismo header
k&n typhoon CAI - just using the short ram portion
eibach prokits.
2j turcrite shifter bushings

Mods waiting to be installed:
2j lower control arms
2j bump steer kit
2j RCK
nismo rear swaybar
nismo front lower tie bar
napa chassis inner tie rods
tdmi gen2 coilovers 8k front 6k rear
2j 10mm ALK
end-link bushings
oem steering rack bushing
2j crank pulley
tdmi subframe bushings

Items needed before starting the suspension overhaul:
front swaybar bushings
Swaybar endlinks - Current ones are rusted heavily
Passenger side axle

I had DDM Tunning 4300k HID's but uninstalled them. They were flickering when I hit bumps at night - Annoying



Will try to update this as I install parts.
 

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For the price of a kfc chicken bucket meal, I had a shop press the rck ball joints into my control arms and grind the lips down for rotor clearance.
 

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I was scared of the bsk and was contemplating selling it based on yours and other reviews prior to the rck. Ive had the control arms and bsk sitting in a box for over a year now.
 

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what happend was this

joe set up the car similar to the race car
thinking i could handle it
[fat washer up top, 0* toe, no RSK]

it was night, pouring rain
and i was being pushed hard by a goat and c6 vette

i was not going to give up the lead
lol

spun the car

but regained and kept the lead

i was still drenched in sweat when i wrote the initial review

later
as all the parts came together
in the right order

things settled down
just good fast steering

but a respected fellow vqer Charles [superspec]
reported the same thing

and off we went


don't hesitate now
but use all the parts in the correct order
and ALIGN it

steering is like a good m3
i wish you could drive mine now

night and day difference

[i'm paranoid now, no one should have that experience, so i'm going to repeat
all washers on the bottom [BSK]
RSK installed and clearanced
alignment set to stock 1/4" toe]
 

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remember
car may look the same but will not respond the same
the grandma econobox steering is gone

think vette you will be fine

no more whipping the steering
to change lanes

a slight touch will do it
be smooth

it's much more comfortable to drive this way
and the steering feel is soooo good

give it a bit of time and you will love it
esp with your other mods
imo
 

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Decided to work on my rear brakes a lil bit this morning. Passenger caliper seized. Removed the piston and found this.
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Piston is in bad shape and so is the inside of the caliper. I think I'm just going to get a set of remanufactured calipers
 

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First time installing coilovers. What are these holes for?
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Also is it ok for the threads to be above this hole. I dont want to be slammed.
 

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First time installing coilovers. What are these holes for?
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Also is it ok for the threads to be above this hole. I dont want to be slammed.
I used to have a set of coilovers on a Honda Accord that had holes like that which were for tiny hex-key bolts that held the coilover to the shock inside of it. Do these coilovers have shocks that are built in? If not, that may be what they're for.

On my Honda they came loose and fell out and created a huge freaking nightmare where the coilover sleeves and shocks moved independently from each other and cracked the coilover sleeves, so if that is what they're for, make sure that you locktite the hell out of them.
 

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Thanks for the response. Steven from tdmi stated the wholes were for safety. He stated that the threads on the shock should not go 1cm past the hole.
 

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To paint or not to paint. Reman calipers from advanced auto.
I uploadfromtaptalk1402531907510.jpg I actually thought they were painted till it rained
 
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