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Planning Board => Planned installs => Topic started by: Ace on May 30, 2011, 10:45:23 PM

Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on May 30, 2011, 10:45:23 PM
Before the meet I've got a few things I want to get done. Not necessarily in this order though.\

- Walbro Fuel pump
- Install MBC and tune for 15 psi
- 16x7 +25 XXR 522's with new direzza's, not sure on the tire size yet maybe a 215/50/16 though
- Fit rear JDM bumper and buy new Front (GTX/R) bumper
- Paint
- tint

I've got 4 1/2 months so I hope I can get most if not all done.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Jason on May 31, 2011, 12:38:20 AM
hooray for more proteges
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: ZOOM 3 on May 31, 2011, 08:50:36 AM
we'll see how many make it there  (steve that's ^ jason...his protege is usually not running  :P  )  j/k kinda...  lol
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Jason on May 31, 2011, 01:46:09 PM
 :-\
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on May 31, 2011, 01:58:08 PM
we'll see how many make it there  (steve that's ^ jason...his protege is usually not running  :P  )  j/k kinda...  lol

QFT! lol
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on May 31, 2011, 05:33:32 PM
Haha Well I'm getting my fuel pump next week. then saving for a week and then ordering the wheels. Unless I find a bumper before then, I'll have to take that as it comes, they aren't easy to find and when one pops up I gotta nab it quick otherwise someone else will.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on June 01, 2011, 12:15:01 PM
Can't just junkyard/ebay one up?
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on June 03, 2011, 02:39:55 PM
not the bumper/s I want. They never were in the states. Japan, Canada, europe and the aussies got them but not us. :(
USDM bumper
(http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu268/md323/flyrtle6/DSC_0689.jpg)
GTR bumper
(http://radonelement.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/flyrtle-2.jpg)
GTX bumper
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i201/FrankenProbe/DSCF6176.jpg)
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on June 03, 2011, 02:43:43 PM
the GTX would work for me... the GTR's a bit over the top LOL does look like it would have good air flow though!
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on June 03, 2011, 02:48:04 PM
yeah, I like both of them really. The GTR's just awesome because of its rarity and how much it would flow for the IC.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: 08cosmic3 on June 03, 2011, 05:28:51 PM
Don't forget the most important mod of all - the girl mod.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on June 03, 2011, 07:56:16 PM
Haha yeah, I'm working on that one. My ex had a black 3, too bad she's a fucking loony.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on June 06, 2011, 09:27:13 AM
Haha yeah, I'm working on that one. My ex had a black 3, too bad she's a fucking loony.

Synonymous
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on July 03, 2011, 04:54:30 PM
Well Unfortunately due to my current situation I'm not sure that I'll be able to manage bumpers and paint.
I NEED to replace all this crap ASAP
-LCA bushings
-Ball joints
-wheel bearings
-fuel pump
-fuel gauge sending unit
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on July 05, 2011, 08:16:10 AM
Well do what you can man! I know there's a lot of shit some of us WANT to do... but we can't get it all done LOL
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on July 05, 2011, 07:48:19 PM
Also gonna do some brake work. pads, rotors, calipers, and lines.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on July 06, 2011, 08:54:33 AM
Also gonna do some brake work. pads, rotors, calipers, and lines.

Reminds me I need to check mine... lol
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: master_bader on July 09, 2011, 10:21:45 AM
Well Unfortunately due to my current situation I'm not sure that I'll be able to manage bumpers and paint.
I NEED to replace all this crap ASAP
-LCA bushings
-Ball joints
-wheel bearings
-fuel pump
-fuel gauge sending unit

too bad you don't live further north, i have a press(cheap harbor freight) in my garage. its the right size for wheel bearings and control arms lol
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on July 09, 2011, 05:11:25 PM
squeezed in time to do the worst of the control arm bushings at work today.
I think it was due for replacement
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/269845_10150303191737154_588497153_9140563_3412203_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on July 09, 2011, 07:20:51 PM
Psshhtt you coulda run that at least another 20k
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on July 09, 2011, 07:36:21 PM
had 150k on it. 110 with my grandma behind the wheel and then the rest with me. lol
but the actual reason why this one took a shit and the rest are fine is because I had an oil leak that blew back onto this for the longest time. over time it just deteriorated the rubber.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on July 16, 2011, 07:32:01 PM
Picked up some bigger hub assemblys today.
Gonna pick up some new calipers, rotors, and pads for these soon and get them put on.
The list is getting checked off!
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/285379_10150310412347154_588497153_9211645_4167166_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on July 18, 2011, 06:06:09 PM
Nice man! You're having a very productive summer!
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on July 18, 2011, 07:03:51 PM
Trying to! still got lots of stuff to buy before the meet. I really need to order my wheels though. I hope I don't get backordered or some BS
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on July 19, 2011, 10:56:38 AM
Pics? Link?
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on July 30, 2011, 07:21:36 PM
Installed a new fuel pump today. Still going lean -_-
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: 08cosmic3 on July 30, 2011, 11:01:55 PM
Don't blow it up before the meet, blow it up on the skyway. Is tradition.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on July 31, 2011, 03:23:01 AM
haha I'd rather not, but if that happens I'll find the closest junkyard and grab another motor and toss it in in a random parking lot.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on August 01, 2011, 02:42:27 PM
haha I'd rather not, but if that happens I'll find the closest junkyard and grab another motor and toss it in in a random parking lot.

That's the spirit!!! - What's your fuel pressure??? Just need to retune?
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on August 01, 2011, 05:13:10 PM
I've got the stock FPR which is normally what people use. I'm going to try to run a larger power wire tonight and see if that helps any.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: boost3 on August 01, 2011, 10:32:17 PM
Don't blow it up before the meet, blow it up on the skyway. Is tradition.

lol thanks scott is tradition lol nice
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on August 07, 2011, 07:28:46 PM
Was gonna do my hubs today but...
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284577_10150329576642154_588497153_9424331_7467623_n.jpg)
I ordered a TWM Short shifter though :)
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: boost3 on August 07, 2011, 08:45:43 PM
nice nice,ill be dropping my car with bc coilovers and spacer before the meet..
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on August 08, 2011, 03:52:46 PM
Was gonna do my hubs today but...
[img ]http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284577_10150329576642154_588497153_9424331_7467623_n.jpg[/img]
I ordered a TWM Short shifter though :)

I fucking hate that. I've done that once or twice LOL
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on August 08, 2011, 09:42:38 PM
Gonna get a matco one soon. The better ones have a forged tip, the cheaper ones (like that one) have a cast Cr-V tip which isn't nearly as strong.
Before I left work today I zipped them off with the impact gun and then snugged them with another breaker bar. Finished my hub swap tonight. No more roaring wheel bearing and the brakes feel much better.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on August 10, 2011, 09:19:23 PM
Got my windows tinted today! Shifter should be here tomorrow
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/283850_10150332642667154_588497153_9453344_6489868_n.jpg)
My list is getting small!
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on August 11, 2011, 10:37:21 AM
Oh man! NICE!!! You're getting shit done man keep it up!

Love the plate too haha
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on August 22, 2011, 11:47:35 PM
shifters here, haven't installed it yet though. today I think I fixed a coolant leak and I also made a boost leak tester and found a couple leaks
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q150/ipathsteve/4e2a1eea.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q150/ipathsteve/91433529.jpg)
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on August 22, 2011, 11:53:20 PM
That's interesting! Have a write up on how you made it?
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on August 22, 2011, 11:58:40 PM
;)
http://www.clubprotege.com/forum/showthread.php?t=54468 (http://www.clubprotege.com/forum/showthread.php?t=54468)
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on August 28, 2011, 09:53:29 AM
Wheels- Check!
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q150/ipathsteve/c4aaa1ec.jpg)
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on August 29, 2011, 08:25:40 AM
Man this thing is coming along quick... and great!
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on August 29, 2011, 03:47:07 PM
I dont play tony. lol If I say I'm gonna get something done I do it. oh, I installed my TWM Short shifter too.
added to the list
-Bigger injectors
-Better tires (yokohama S.Drive's) 205/45/17 instead of 205/40/17's
-Maybe a suby VF turbo upgrade ;)
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Kido1986 on August 29, 2011, 06:06:45 PM
Boooo Yokos!

Hankook V12 or pure autocross/track tires :)
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Mazdatenza604 on August 30, 2011, 09:40:09 AM
Sweet wheels man! Car is coming along great!
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on September 01, 2011, 09:51:10 PM
just realized how close this is.

currently my top 3 priorities are
-tires
-matching lugnuts
-go pro
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on September 03, 2011, 05:56:55 PM
lugnuts- check
alignment- check
all new hoses- NEED
go pro- NEED
Hankook V12's- NEED
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q150/ipathsteve/1eb110da.jpg)
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on September 06, 2011, 09:22:47 PM
ordered coolant hoses today. anyone know what I can use for my oil drain? I'm just using regular hose right now and its gets saturated and is leaking.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on September 07, 2011, 12:01:24 PM
ordered coolant hoses today. anyone know what I can use for my oil drain? I'm just using regular hose right now and its gets saturated and is leaking.


Here's basically what I use... I've since shortened it by just a touch and run a 45 fitting on the pan
(http://mymazda3.info/photos/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1431&g2_serialNumber=1)



A -10/-12an setup should do you (5/8" - 3/4")... What size do you run now?
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on September 07, 2011, 05:51:02 PM
Well the oil pan and turbo both have 1/2" hose barbs on them so I don't really want to switch to an fittings. I just need a hose that will hold up.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on September 07, 2011, 05:52:14 PM
Well then just grab some steel braided line that's oil resistant and you're done...
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on September 15, 2011, 03:50:39 PM
got some oil resistant hose from a local vendor, we'll see how this holds up. Also changed to oil to Rotella T6 5w-40. My engine didn't like Mobil 1 at all. would get HLA chatter after only 2k miles.

And best of all, ordered some Hankook Ventus V12's! I can't wait to get those mounted! but then it will be no more burnouts. lol
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Kido1986 on September 15, 2011, 03:51:57 PM
Good choice :)

Grip is a magical thing
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on September 15, 2011, 03:53:14 PM
Oh man, you're gonna be riding in style man! Can't wait to see it in person!
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: 08cosmic3 on September 17, 2011, 09:19:12 PM
I have V-12's on my daily driver stock wheels, great tire. Best thing about this tire is that it's very quiet.
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on September 17, 2011, 11:36:13 PM
Well bad news. an injector got stuck open, flooded all my cylinders with fuel and now my fresh oil change is gone. :( I'm stuck at a buddies house at the moment
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: 08cosmic3 on September 18, 2011, 12:08:38 AM
Could have been worst, you could have hydro locked a cylinder.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on September 18, 2011, 11:59:58 AM
tried to start it multiple times and got nothing, tried to pop start it too.. nothing. then we figured out the fuel issue. still no start either.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on September 18, 2011, 01:15:22 PM
That sucks! What injectors?
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on September 18, 2011, 02:20:54 PM
F2t's factory mx6 turbo ones. 320cc's iirc.
Check my Facebook Tony, a few pictures and a video. Lol
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on September 21, 2011, 06:08:55 PM
Tires!!
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: 08cosmic3 on September 21, 2011, 10:10:16 PM
Don't forget the $80 rebate on those.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on September 21, 2011, 11:12:08 PM
mmhmm! way ahead of you scott. Already mailed it in.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Bcmurphy87 on September 23, 2011, 01:52:03 PM
looking good! I just ordered one of those gopro's. i think it will get some good footage of the runs
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: boost3 on September 23, 2011, 05:52:36 PM
woow sorry tohear that u got few more weeks to get ready,im also doing alot of changes and install,hope its ready for the meet.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on September 23, 2011, 11:39:47 PM
well the fuel stuff's all sorted out now.
updated list
-Install new Radiator hoses and turbo coolant feed hoses
-Mount and balance new Hankook v12's
-buy go pro
-fix speedo
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: 08cosmic3 on September 24, 2011, 10:03:39 AM
Get that shit ready Ace. It's good to have a new member as active as you.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on September 24, 2011, 11:48:37 AM
as I type this its on my lift at work getting the tires mounted and coolant hoses done too.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on September 24, 2011, 08:54:13 PM
did my tires, coolant hoses (radiator and turbo feed), and installed some new NGK V-Power plugs. No more break up from fouled plugs! :D
still to do
- buy go pro
- Make sure she's running like a champ
- Clean engine bay really good.
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/314869_10150382298872154_588497153_9861412_1053196362_n.jpg)
then I did this. .
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/321139_10150382769177154_588497153_9864660_987334262_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Bcmurphy87 on September 26, 2011, 02:55:34 PM
How did you wreck your thumb?
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on September 26, 2011, 03:25:38 PM
cutting a coolant hose. our parts manager who always rides my ass about putting shit back where it goes which I always do didn't put the hose cutter back where it's supposed to be.. so I used a razor blade.. whoops.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Bcmurphy87 on September 26, 2011, 04:04:50 PM
ouch i know that was no fun
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on September 27, 2011, 11:50:28 AM
ouch i know that was no fun

+1 :(
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on September 27, 2011, 06:46:14 PM
Thought of some more things I need to do. Some kind of heat shielding in the exhaust tunnel. I was thinking dynamat. Fix my speedometer, and make a better IC mount.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: 08cosmic3 on September 27, 2011, 09:22:10 PM
Stop doing new thinks so you can drive it for a couple of weeks and make sure everything will be fine for the trip. We want to see you there not here you're broke down on the interstate in route.
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on September 27, 2011, 11:09:15 PM
Haha well all that's left is stuff ive just forgotten about. Shouldn't affect drivability at all. Nothing else as far as engine goes though other than cleaning it
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Bcmurphy87 on September 28, 2011, 12:58:15 PM
i would have to tow you to the meet with the 6 lol  :o
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: boost3 on September 28, 2011, 08:55:15 PM
if u break down in the tennessee area  i got a number for a car carrier ...lmfaoooo
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on September 28, 2011, 09:46:29 PM
lol I think I'll be ok
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: 08cosmic3 on September 28, 2011, 10:02:42 PM
boost3 blew up there in 2009 and had to haul his MS3 back to Jersey. He has a number of a hauler, no joke.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on September 29, 2011, 10:54:45 AM
if u break down in the tennessee area  i got a number for a car carrier ...lmfaoooo

HAHAHAHAHA I burst out laughing when I read this
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Bcmurphy87 on September 29, 2011, 10:59:18 AM
I am just worried about snapping an axle while trying to tokyo drift the dragon
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Bcmurphy87 on September 29, 2011, 04:08:45 PM
did you ever see either one of my probes Ace? http://s79.photobucket.com/albums/j145/bcmurphy87/probe%20pics/. (http://s79.photobucket.com/albums/j145/bcmurphy87/probe%20pics/.) i think i took the orange one down in 2008 or 9
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on September 29, 2011, 04:35:13 PM
Wow! That's some work!
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Bcmurphy87 on September 29, 2011, 04:47:55 PM
i try to keep it clean
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: boost3 on September 30, 2011, 05:48:59 PM
lol scott,800 to get that shitback to jerse lol
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on October 01, 2011, 10:51:41 AM
rut roh!
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/315471_10150391767007154_588497153_9919034_568010081_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on October 03, 2011, 08:58:26 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Bcmurphy87 on October 03, 2011, 10:44:10 AM
I took my first video last night with my gopro. 16mins was right at 2 gigs.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on October 03, 2011, 10:48:38 AM
I took my first video last night with my gopro. 16mins was right at 2 gigs.

Once you throw it on a divx codec it won't be so bad and you won't lose much quality
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on October 03, 2011, 12:34:55 PM
Wha?
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Kido1986 on October 03, 2011, 03:06:53 PM
Re-encode the video to get it smaller.  I use Handbrake, damn good and easy program.

Also, make sure to set the camera quality to R3.  720p @ 60fps is much nicer for driving than R1 (1080p @ 30fps)
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on October 03, 2011, 04:11:42 PM
mines the 960 model, not the 1080. and I've got no idea how to re-code the video. I do need to get a 32gb SD card instead of the little 8.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Kido1986 on October 03, 2011, 04:32:19 PM
Well can it do at modes @ 60FPS?  Because that is REALLY helpful on a car
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on October 03, 2011, 05:32:44 PM
I cant remember off the top of my head, but I know it does 60fps. Just don't remember what resolution.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on October 04, 2011, 08:53:00 PM
well I got a better bracket fabbed up for my intercooler. a littler sturdier now. and I painted them black. Also did some insulation.
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/293531_10150396505257154_588497153_9950678_1917181272_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Bcmurphy87 on October 06, 2011, 02:41:41 PM
i wonder if i could sound proof the civic a little better to keep out road noise
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on October 16, 2011, 10:53:03 PM
ok. I'm officially ready to go. Heat deadening works ok, coolant hoses are new and leak free,  new intercooler mounts, speedometer is fixed, tires are mounted and balanced, go pro is ready to go.. oh, and I put together an "oh shit kit" It's a milk crate and its contents are
-coolant
-oil
-brake fluid
-gear lube
-brake clean
-HHS lube (like pb blaster)
-Rags
-duct tape
-zip ties
-2 couplers and clamps
-vac hose
- 2 feet of coolant hose
-gloves
that's in addition to the full toolbox I've got with jack and jackstands
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: 08cosmic3 on October 16, 2011, 11:06:42 PM
If I break down or have problems with my car you are going to be my new best friend. :-)
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on October 16, 2011, 11:12:39 PM
I figure I'll be "that guy" that has pretty much any tool. haha I've been stranded before because of the stupidest thing and I don't want to take a chance on something like that again if I can prevent it.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on October 17, 2011, 10:22:35 AM
I figure I'll be "that guy" that has pretty much any tool. haha I've been stranded before because of the stupidest thing and I don't want to take a chance on something like that again if I can prevent it.

Been there man!!! Looks like you'll be in good shape! Can't wait to check it out.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on October 18, 2011, 03:44:42 PM
fuck. speedometer stopped working again.. whyyy
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on October 18, 2011, 03:56:05 PM
fuck. speedometer stopped working again.. whyyy

haha - GPS speedo as a work around?!
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on October 18, 2011, 04:11:44 PM
yeah, but I really want an odometer again. lol
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: ZOOM 3 on October 18, 2011, 04:23:37 PM
fuck. speedometer stopped working again.. whyyy
because.... RACECAR!!!!!
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on October 18, 2011, 05:54:40 PM
Yes! Hahahah
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on October 20, 2011, 05:15:34 PM
Fixed again. Hopefully for good this time
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on October 20, 2011, 11:25:33 PM
Is everything done?!
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on October 20, 2011, 11:55:40 PM
everything's done that needs to be. I just need to pick up some last minute things from the store this weekend.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on February 19, 2012, 04:55:57 PM
Oh jesus! here we go again!


-pads, rotors & stainless lines w/ all new fluid

-EDM corners and new HID bulbs

-probably a set of tires

-paint (big maybe)

-Struts

-Rear EGT sway bar and poly bushings

-Aluminum Radiator

-3" cutout installed

-Re-paint Valve cover

-generally clean up engine bay

-I'm sure more
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: gerlitzkib6 on February 19, 2012, 06:03:54 PM
Brakes??? Good list though, I wish I wasn't under warranty...
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: boost3 on February 20, 2012, 06:23:16 PM
man fuck warranty lol
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: gerlitzkib6 on February 20, 2012, 06:37:22 PM
Yeah well I paid extra for my extended warranty, and its nice to have that security so I cant really just "fuck it" lol.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: 08cosmic3 on February 20, 2012, 09:38:02 PM
Mazda's bad about finding an excuse to void warrants. You won't be able to keep from modding the car for long and you can get a short ram intake which is easy to reverse for waranty visits. The money you paid for an extended would have bought a nice set of mods.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: gerlitzkib6 on February 21, 2012, 07:03:56 PM
Yeah there will be a few things I do, mostly things that I can change if I have too quickly. I love the car for what it is, I'm not one that's addicted to modding my cars.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on February 22, 2012, 01:31:49 AM
Yeah well I paid extra for my extended warranty, and its nice to have that security so I cant really just "fuck it" lol.

I'll never do that again myself... What a waste.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on February 22, 2012, 01:33:32 AM
oh shit. (http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/404840_10150683805437154_588497153_11070027_1038384828_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on February 22, 2012, 01:34:18 AM
HAHAHA WTF are you doing?!
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on February 22, 2012, 01:35:16 AM
pressure washer. LOL I call it Digi Primer Camo
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on February 22, 2012, 01:37:09 AM
Wow... is it rattle canned or something? house paint? wtf LOL
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on February 22, 2012, 02:01:44 AM
nope thats OEM mazda goodness for you. lol Seriously a stiff breeze will blow paint off my car. I wouldn't be surprised if I lost some on the skyway last year. lol
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on February 22, 2012, 03:40:31 AM
Oh wow.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: darkcambria on February 22, 2012, 11:06:20 AM
I vote tape her down and we'll have a spray painting party one evening at Epic
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: 08cosmic3 on February 22, 2012, 04:47:11 PM
What color will it be at Epic?
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: gerlitzkib6 on February 22, 2012, 06:33:51 PM
What color will it be at Epic?

I vote White!
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on February 22, 2012, 07:22:25 PM
Hot pink
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: gerlitzkib6 on February 22, 2012, 08:13:17 PM
Hot pink

I can see that...
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on February 23, 2012, 12:41:33 AM
Hot pink

I can see that...

Like fuscia? Maybe the wheels... but the whole car? Oh boy... LOL
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on February 26, 2012, 11:03:58 AM
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/397113_10150685968387154_588497153_11075640_298479197_n.jpg)
LOL
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on March 19, 2012, 07:04:20 PM
Oh jesus! here we go again!


-pads, rotors & stainless lines w/ all new fluid

-EDM corners and new HID bulbs

-probably a set of tires

-paint (big maybe)

-Struts

-Rear EGT sway bar and poly bushings

-Aluminum Radiator

-3" cutout installed

-Re-paint Valve cover

-generally clean up engine bay

-I'm sure more
Red = done!
Green = Very soon!

Also Scratched the strut idea.. I wonder what I can get in place of springs & struts???  ;)
Here's a quick picture of the painted car with the EDM headlights and corners installed
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/424831_10150708002487154_588497153_11161803_571957819_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on March 19, 2012, 11:28:30 PM
Coming along nicely!

Pinky
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: BigOrangeCarrot on March 20, 2012, 10:30:06 PM
Carrots to do list before EECMM:
Everybodies mom.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Kido1986 on March 21, 2012, 01:38:51 PM
Even Chris'?
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on March 21, 2012, 02:45:44 PM
Even Chris'?

win
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: BigOrangeCarrot on March 22, 2012, 11:47:56 PM
Even Chris'?


Did I stutter?!?!?...
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on March 23, 2012, 08:06:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/embed/IbiFkS4XwG8 (http://www.youtube.com/embed/IbiFkS4XwG8)

CloseEnough.jpg
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on March 25, 2012, 10:15:08 PM
Oh jesus! here we go again!


-pads, rotors & stainless lines w/ all new fluid

-EDM corners and new HID bulbs

-probably a set of tires

-paint (big maybe)

-Struts

-Rear EGT sway bar and poly bushings

-Aluminum Radiator

-3" cutout installed

-Re-paint Valve cover

-generally clean up engine bay

-I'm sure more
Red = done!
Green = Very soon!
Rear sway bar DONE!!
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/527143_10150753757482154_588497153_11333111_2036680810_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on May 18, 2012, 08:02:25 PM
collecting parts for brakes
tires are getting bald, need those kinda soon
cutout is installed, but so much for my friend "hooking me up" the welds leak and it sounds like dick, need to get that redone
I need to re-do my Valve cover, I ruined it a few weeks ago. Left my oil cap off AGAIN. DOH >.<
Here's some recent pics
another broken axle
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/s720x720/535677_10150918665962154_588497153_11723847_1941745760_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/s720x720/149363_10150885423017154_588497153_11682037_1178898943_n.jpg)
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: BigOrangeCarrot on May 19, 2012, 03:07:25 PM
BRAKES?!?!?!!!!11!!?!1!1!?1!!!
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on May 19, 2012, 07:05:06 PM
yeah motherfucker. brakes. You're going to be strapped to my front bumper this year.
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: BigOrangeCarrot on May 20, 2012, 07:19:31 PM
Fuck.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: 08cosmic3 on May 22, 2012, 10:06:22 PM
Steve, get a parachute just in case.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on May 24, 2012, 11:13:11 AM
+1
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on June 02, 2012, 08:53:47 PM
man, this shit is getting close! So I think I've decided. I'm going to get Carbotech XP10 pads. Their don't need to be warmed up and they are fade resistant till a whopping 1650* F! I realize that my small brakes will get hot and knowing that my pads aren't going to cause fade will be comforting. And surprisingly enough  for such a pad the dust they produce is 100% non corrosive. Also, I've already bought some new rotors and I'll have SS lines soon. I still need to figure out a solution for some wider tires though.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on June 05, 2012, 08:56:50 AM
Can't wait to see this beast after all the changes!
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on June 05, 2012, 09:12:24 AM
Opinions! Should I keep my 17's or trade them for lightweight Team Dynamics 15 x7'? I'm looking to fit wider tires but I can't do that with the current offset of my wheels. 15's have plenty of tire options in 205/50 but nothing else besides a few racing tires in 225/50. I'd ideally like to fit a 215/45/R17 but my rear is soo close to the strut.
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on June 05, 2012, 09:14:46 AM
Here's a picture
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Kido1986 on June 05, 2012, 05:45:55 PM
15s and daily drive a set of R-S3s, always have loads of grip on tap.  Dont mind that they are half the treadwear of the V12s hahah.

If you want your current wheels still, spacers maybe?

Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on June 05, 2012, 06:37:12 PM
Thats the rear, where I've got the space constraint. I've got 5mm spacers to even make them fit. I think a 10 or 15mm spacer could work but then I'd probably have to use extended studs.. ugh.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Kido1986 on June 06, 2012, 03:40:41 PM
Gotta pay to play haha
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: BigOrangeCarrot on June 07, 2012, 08:39:04 AM
You could get carrot WHEELZ.
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on June 18, 2012, 01:23:06 PM
Brakes are ordered. Should be here within the week. Decided on Hawk HPS pads. 
So here's the current to do list
-Install pads, rotors, lines and flush fluid
-4x 205/45zr17 Hankook Evo v12
-change oil
-remove downpipe, take to machine shop to get the flange trued (warped)
-cut out haggard ass cutout and get one properly welded in
-replace valve cover gasket and paint valve cover
I think that's it...
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on June 18, 2012, 02:00:28 PM
Excited! Make sure you brake in the brakes correctly!!!
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Kido1986 on June 18, 2012, 02:32:30 PM
My to-do list involves removing the coilovers, sway bar, intake, HIDs and some other parts from my car...
 ;D
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on June 18, 2012, 06:31:39 PM
Haha I know why!
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on June 19, 2012, 01:14:15 PM
Finally getting a speed?
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Kido1986 on June 19, 2012, 04:33:13 PM
Not quite a speed... I may be a little out of place hahah
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: BigOrangeCarrot on June 19, 2012, 04:36:26 PM
Brakes.... ALWAYS WITH THE BRAKES!
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Bcmurphy87 on June 20, 2012, 12:46:26 AM
Brakes thank you baby Jesus.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on June 20, 2012, 09:32:25 AM
lol
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on June 21, 2012, 09:12:03 AM
Tires will be here tomorrow. Going with the tried and true Hankook Ventus V12 Evo 205/45/R17. Fucking money flying out the door! T_T
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on June 22, 2012, 01:44:41 PM
Well I got my brakes and my tires. Still need stainless lines an then ill get everything on.
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: 08cosmic3 on June 23, 2012, 04:38:01 PM
Do they make guard rail detectors?
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on June 23, 2012, 08:28:07 PM
Well it's time for a new tranny.
I was pulling in the shop to put on my new tires and brakes and I heard a noise and coasted into the shop and I put on the brakes and tires and tried to pull out of the shop. Horrible noise. Fuxking diff pin came apart and went through the case. Oh well
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on June 25, 2012, 11:54:18 PM
sweet downpipe right?
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/179594_10151049839857154_40268785_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Tony on July 02, 2012, 01:15:13 PM
STEVE!!! WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO WITH YOU?!?!?! :*(
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: Ace on July 02, 2012, 02:43:35 PM
You're gonna see me! That's what, I'll be there rain, shine, snow or blizzard. Fck, even if something were to happen to the car I'd still make it up there in the Honda haha.
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: BigOrangeCarrot on July 02, 2012, 08:46:58 PM
THROW HIM OFF THE SKYWAY OVERLOOK.... BLAME IT ON THE BRAKES!
Title: Ace's to do before the meet
Post by: BigOrangeCarrot on July 02, 2012, 08:48:58 PM
FUCK!