Peekaboo :D *updated* Dyno pix/results Pg. 2

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Peekaboo :D *updated* Dyno pix/results Pg. 2

Post by LilSparkPlug » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:02 am

Took the car out for the first time this year yesterday. Finished up a bunch of projects I had going on. :thumbup: More pictures later.

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Soo....like I said took the car out yesterday for the first time this season after changing the spark plugs and the oil (amongst a few other things). After the initial start up first thing on the agenda was a bath. Changed a couple of things on the exterior.

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Cleaned the engine bay up a bit, lots of stuff is different here compared to last year, and it's not finished yet but the brunt of it is.

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Cleaned up the interior and yet again....a new theme and a bunch of different stuff from last year:

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Then went to a local cruise night and met up with my friend Matt (his red 04 has a D44 kit, ACT 6 puck, etc):

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And the biggest mystery of the winter.....SOMEHOW SOMEWAY....BOTH rear struts blew and are leaking. No idea how two struts with sub 15k miles on them would blow when they aren't in use (car was worked on the day before I put him to rest).

So....next big purchase will be coils. (yes you heard that right)
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Post by LowNSlow » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:11 am

Pic thread with 1 picture is fail!


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Post by iThane » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:12 am

What he said :rofl:

weren't your taillights tinted once upon a time?
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Post by Danteneon » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:36 am

One teaser shot? For shame...Chtear is not pleased with Lucius's lack of whoreitude [-X
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Post by heydockyle » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:47 am

iThane wrote:What he said :rofl:

weren't your taillights tinted once upon a time?
The tails in the picture are tinted...

You blind? lol
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Post by sidepipe87 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:12 pm

heydockyle wrote: The tails in the picture are tinted...

You blind? lol
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Post by r34neon01 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:11 pm

So clean! Very nice. :thumbup:
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Post by iThane » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:57 pm

Like, smoked maybe. They look a bit red..

The Car is looking just as sexy as always regardless.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:11 pm

It's a cherry-black tint.
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Post by heydockyle » Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:42 pm

I'm pretty sure they are tinted from the inside, which gives them a more red look from the outside.
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Post by TheDirtyBomb » Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:56 pm

That is THE hottest(pink) piece of tail I have ever seen.

PUN.

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:28 pm

:rofl: You guys amuse me. They are tinted, but they're more of a black cherry color like Adam said to help the LEDs shine through them. They're tinted with three light shades of VHT and PPG DCU 2002 clear on the outside of the lens. Sanded to 800 grit before they were painted.

I'm going to post more pictures now that I have more time. I fail for slacking.

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Post by TheRandom1 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:37 pm

Very nice! Intake pipe looks a lot better than the other one. I always thought the old one looked like it was wrapped in electrical tape.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:40 pm

:rofl: I got that alot actually. People at shows called me an asshat for wrapping my intake in electrical tape. I just laughed. Only subie people ever knew what it was. I had to upgrade because of the turbo sucking the intake shut. :\

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Post by blueneo03 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:08 pm

looks sexy as usual.... but i really like the new gauges. and i must say all the subtleties in the interior make it look really nice. and what coils you gettin??
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Post by heydockyle » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:49 pm

What Radiator hard pipe is that?
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Post by Neon4Life » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:48 pm

everything looks great as usual but what i really like is the engine bay. looks less cluttered with the new intake.


oh and i love the part about getting coils. :-)
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Post by sidepipe87 » Sun May 01, 2011 12:07 am

are you going with Mopar coils?
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Post by superdan » Sun May 01, 2011 2:05 am

What brand are your hood struts? Also, I agree that intake looks worlds better than the perrin one you had on there. Also digging that you painted the radiator gap shroud to match the car.
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Post by JeffM » Sun May 01, 2011 6:57 am

Digging the new cluster ;)
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Post by sxxxt » Sun May 01, 2011 7:45 am

I was just thinkin about this car the other day.... Was thinkin man I haven't seen ne thing new with this car.... But here it is.... What's the info on thr guage cluster looks really good...

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun May 01, 2011 8:53 am

blueneo03: Thanks :) Provided they are still available when I get the cash, the Mopar Stage 3s. I won't be slamming the car, I'll never get anywhere with it, but I'm not buying another strut. The fact that they blew in 15k miles while sitting still baffles me.

Kyle: That's the JMB one http://jmbperformance.com/store/product ... ucts_id=89 I like it better than the Home depot one because it doesn't have that harsh angle up at the top. It's mated to a Perrin silicone radiator pipe with constant torque clamps.

Manny: Thanks :) I also powdercoated the cold side pipe hemi orange, the BOV got coated flat black, nixed the POS MPX TB for a 55mm ported stocker that's powdercoated flat black, hid a bunch of wires, solenoids and the TIP sensor from that area, got a new tranny cover, side mounted the battery (and re-did the wiring/terminals etc), changed the crank case breather etc. I should update the first post with before pictures too. Oh and the STB will be going back on later this week have some business to attend to without it on first.

Ryan: Sam I am, either those or the KW Variants if the Mopars are no longer available when I get the cash.

Dan: The hood struts are the all black kit from Redline tuning. It's not the top of the line kit, but I didn't want any chrome, the other kits have chrome brackets and such. Everyone told me to paint that gap cover black, I disagreed and went pink and I'm glad I did. The ONLY thing I need to do is swap out my radiator brackets for stock ones, as the shroud doesn't sit right with my huge aluminum stock ones. :( Oh and thanks :D

Jeff: Thank you good sir!

Sxxxt: Haha I figured I'd save it all for one post when I brought him out for the first time. The gauge cluster is by Black Cat Customs http://www.blackcatcustom.com/ so is the HVAC overlay. They replace the factory pieces. The cluster is black with dark silver writing and pink accents, so when it illuminates, it's blue and pink. I also got rid of the silver trim rings for the black ones so it flows better and have custom made pink needles. The HVAC is black with dark silver, blue (for AC) and pink accents. They're now both illuminated with LED strips instead of just LED bulbs. Here's some pictures:

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If you were talking about the gauges themselves, and not the cluster: The pillar has Prosport oil pressure, fuel pressure and EGT. The Dash has an Innovate DB with LC-1, VEI Boost gauge and Aeroforce scangauge.

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Post by C1DoG » Sun May 01, 2011 9:49 am

:thumbup: Niiiiiiccceee
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun May 01, 2011 10:34 am

Thanks Steve! :D

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Post by akirony » Sun May 01, 2011 11:10 am

Really loving those gauges and hvac. Thanks for sharing the site too.
Thinking about the color scheme alot too, how its pink exterior with black accents and the interior is just the opposite. Thats so sick and clean.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun May 01, 2011 11:34 am

Thanks! I actually got rid of a lot of the pink in the interior to make it more subtle. I also nixed all of the silver (I have a new steering wheel badge to finish that off and the pedals are on the list too). I went so far as to plastic weld sxt door handles in. I'm not done yet, but it's getting there :D.

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Post by iThane » Sun May 01, 2011 11:38 am

i just noticed the speakers on the floor boards, and thats just one more
thing to love about this car :thumbup:
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun May 01, 2011 11:47 am

Thanks Thane :D those are Q Logic Q-Forms with 5.25" MB Quart components. I have an amp here that I need to hook up sometime this year to run the interior speakers from. They need extra oomph.

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun May 01, 2011 1:50 pm

I love your car. That is all.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Sun May 01, 2011 2:35 pm

I KNOW you've answered this a million times, and maybe I just don't read or something but DAMN that cluster is hot. Modified SRT?
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