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Last left off with new penske coilovers installed, it weighed in at 2220 fully loaded. Now 2183 fully loaded.

Did a lot, again. New sway bar, wishbone bushings, heat exchanger, radiator, gauges, swirl tank, undertray, horn, HID lights, intercooler tubes, battery bracket, and battery. interior still work in progress


Disconnected the wishbones to replace the bushings with spherical ones

holy **** does lining this **** up in the front suck. there are washers for castor that go between the wishbone and the chassis in a certain order

rope didn't do the job, bring in a jack

old vs. new bushings, there are bushing spacers that center the spherical bearing in the center

said bushing spacers visible here

new sway bar and links

relocated battery from trunk, eliminating several feet of wire and a very heavy battery bracket

new gear and crossgate cables

have to grind some **** off the shifter for new cable ends

****ing sucked a huge one getting the new cables through with the seats in

the front fell off

original radiator has plastic endcaps, wtf lotus

what is this ****

new *****in radiator


disconnecting fuel lines. number that ****

i have drained it of its life force

good bye 35 pounds of oil coolers, holy **** was this hard to remove

hello heat exchanger

new delicious sandwich plate

sandwich plate with oil pressure and temp leads visible
 
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removed some ****in vent covers +25 HP

who needs a passenger airbag?

replaced that ****er with wires n ****

way too much ****in wiring and gauges n ****

stripes were a disgrace

new stripes **** yes

new swirl tank, rerouted all the fuel plumbing, hooked up the new gear cables

remounted the catch can with a new braided hose

silicone intercooler joints and t clamps mother****er. also remote battery disonnect mother****er

shiny af

mirror area was f'ed up from previous mirror installs, wrapped it up to provide a clean surface

repainted mirror stems mounted

new rear clam shims, get outta here with that heavy steel ****

tidy cables and wires

new horn *****es

holy crap i got it back together

detailed

no fat chicks

come align me, bro
 
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I just put on a Larini Club Sport which sounds so ****ing sweet compared to the Larini group b the guy before me had on it. I can't believe how awesome a supercharged Toyo engine can sound when done right. I am in car heaven with this vehicle. I am going to have a hard time driving anything else. Seriously digging the lack of power steering. I forgot how much fun a proper car was. Everything else feels like **** now.
 
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As soon as I saw the rope, I was like "nope."

That thing looks fun as ****.
 
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that is bad ass dude
 
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That reminds me - I have a Stebel air horn sitting unused in a motorcycle that would be much better than the little toot toot tin can **** that came in the Elise. You are a wizard dude. It will be awhile before I pull the car apart myself. I only just broke 20K on it. It is a 2008 and had 12.5 or something on it a few months back. I just don't want to drive my other cars any more. I might get rid of the hard top this weekend and put the soft top on it. Portland is **** with the rain right now. I am assuming the soft top might leak like a ***** so I haven't been in a hurry but I can't wait to drive it around with the top off.
 
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Here is mine --

 
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İPro Gamer Certifiedİ
 
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Awsome... can we hear the new horn? Looking forward to some videos...
 
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Not sure what he put in but the Stebel Nautilus compact is a good bet. (Actually - looking at the photo it doesn't look like a SNC - looks loud AF though) They sound like this - not the first tone but the tone after he flips the switch -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=givaHmMOjAY

This is the one I am going to take off my bike and stick in the car. It really gets people's attention on the bike so I am sure it will do the same in the car...
 
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It is a stebel nautilus. First time I tested it in my garage I nearly shat myself.

Here's me launching with TC off on nearly bald street tires

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdQ6GIhW6_g

I have since replaced those tires and prepped my track tires but haven't driven it much yet. I'll be at the track on Monday.
 
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That is badass.
 
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That reminds me - I have a Stebel air horn sitting unused in a motorcycle that would be much better than the little toot toot tin can **** that came in the Elise. You are a wizard dude. It will be awhile before I pull the car apart myself. I only just broke 20K on it. It is a 2008 and had 12.5 or something on it a few months back. I just don't want to drive my other cars any more. I might get rid of the hard top this weekend and put the soft top on it. Portland is **** with the rain right now. I am assuming the soft top might leak like a ***** so I haven't been in a hurry but I can't wait to drive it around with the top off.
Mine had 11k on it when I got it, but it had already been tracked/modded so I didn't feel so bad doing more. Well, the loss of value and return on investment hurts a little...

You drive yours much more than I drive mine. I've put 6k on it in two years. I don't drive it in the rain and I live in a rainy place. This whole weekend is a washout.
 
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yeah but how do the doors open
 
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dun b xpectin mah fat fuggin pasty sgustin ass 2 fit in a noice ass car like dat
lol smdh
 
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Looks like a super fun car bro. I was looking at a M2, I like the idea of a little roadster style track car.
 
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Does it turn into a submarine?
 
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not yet luckily
 
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why did you put those awful decals on the doors :/
 
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At least you don't have to deal with much rust. Been redoing the underpinnings on my '93 S4... Brutal. Lots going on and it's all rusty. Almost have it ready for reassembly though.


Good work. Do you drive the car on the street too? Why not ditch the audio stuff?
 
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