2002 ACR: Project Log - Engine Build Started - pg. 9

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2002 ACR: Project Log - Engine Build Started - pg. 9

Post by kc2005ptgt » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:35 am

Well, I have been so much miniature modding that I decided to move it myself to the project log... This way, I can keep track of all the crap I am wanting to do, and also get some good feedback from you all. Here it is!!!

Not much to look at, but I like it alot better now... I removed the car grill I had installed almost a year ago for a more clean look again, and plus since the fog holes are bare, it makes the whole front look right again.

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And here is my new little 20$ DIY Catch Can... I like it, its not bad and looks good right where it is at under the hood. Questions, please ask!

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View from side, top
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I also installed the booger bushings I got almost a month ago.

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Along with the Injen Fuse Panel Cover I got from CgPeon (thanks for deal bro!)

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Here is the most recent shot of engine bay with the hood liner removed and the cables hidden:

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Here are the rear seats removed, this makes the car extremely noisy inside now :lol:

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I also moved my trunk popper from the glove box to the driveside kick panel near the hood release... It looks stock, as did the other people who saw it said... this was not easy to figure out how to do, but once I got it out it was merely a matter of finding a good place for it.

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Installed the antenna delete plug I got from BRR (thanks!!)

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Painted the reverse light red to match the rest of the taillights:
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Also installed brand new stock floor mats in the car, baby! Yeah, I know, not that cool, but these things are damn nice! Much better quality than the ones in my car before :lol: They came from menloveparts.com

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And finally, I did it, I made my cigarette lighter the starter - I also wrote up a How-To for it - http://forum.2gn.org/viewtopic.php?t=18 ... er+starter, and I am very pleased. I kept screwing up trying to start it normal, and it really messes with me when I am in a hurry! :lol:
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Post by SlvrACR » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:49 pm

Lookin nice man. What do you have planned next?
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Post by heyitsstock » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:43 pm

ssweeeett
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Post by 03blackrt » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:45 am

The BEST acr on this site!

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Post by kc2005ptgt » Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:31 am

SlvrACR wrote:Lookin nice man. What do you have planned next?
Im thinking crank scraper/windage tray (maybe just the scraper) and/or cat delete - just have to talk to my muffler guy - once I make up my mind, I will do one or the other when I change my oil - :lol: - we will see.
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Thanks!! :lol: I think that all the ACR's are the shiznittizzle though ;)
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:59 pm

Here is my latest update to the AUTO! I decided to go with new color for the wheels, and I love the way it makes the car look, so much more - better! :lol: I will wash it and post some even more pics later, but for now, here some teasers. :D

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Post by heyitsstock » Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:21 pm

more bronze..... horray...

hey how did you do that trunk button?
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:40 am

It was not hard to do, but getting the button out of the hole w/o knowing how it went in was what took so long. Take out your glove box, stick your hand up in there (squeeze in there!) and you have to pinch down on both sides and push out. Then just drill a hole on the other side or wherever you want it and extend the wires. Takes about 10 minutes with no problems. :D
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Post by J-Villa » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:59 pm

i like mine hidden so theives won't know where the button is....not like i have anything worth stealing in my car anyways ahha
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Post by TNK » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:06 pm

car looks GREAT. but you need to do SOMETHIGN abotu those clear corners.. they kinda break up the new fresh look... maybe a set of stockers with some orange front turn signals?
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:27 pm

^^^Mmmmmm.... I dunno, I really liek the clear corners... not sure if I agree 100%, but I could pop on the stockers to see what it looks liek now that everything is changed again. :lol:
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Post by quicksilvr » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:14 am

Sweet, those wheels look really good! I say paint your side markers red with the same stuff you used for the taillights.....just an idea.
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Post by TNK » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:40 am

the reason i suggested that, is because my buddy did that on his red 1g (after i gave him the idea) and it looks GREAT
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:41 am

I wonder what yellow front lights (instead of clear with yellow bulbs) and yellow side markers would look like.... chop anyone?
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:37 pm

Here are some pics for the beginning of the Side Skirts I just got in today (4-24). They will go on as soon as they get painted, hopefully this week or next!

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Post by SlvrACR » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:46 pm

See IDK if I want to put the sides on. I have them also but then it will be an RT.
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Post by FTWNeon » Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:24 pm

SlvrACR wrote:See IDK if I want to put the sides on. I have them also but then it will be an RT.
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Post by SILVER-ES » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:27 pm

SlvrACR wrote:See IDK if I want to put the sides on. I have them also but then it will be an RT.
You have an SRT hood, that doesn't make it an SRT. Therefore, the sideskirts don't make it an RT.

All you ACR guys put your side skirts on! :D

Also, here are orange corners and orange turn signals on a red 1gn.

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And here are orange corners and orange turn signals on a 2gn, but not red.

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Post by Kevin_GP » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:36 pm

I think ACR's look weird without sideskirts, I hate that my car didn't come with the rt sides. I think putting side skirts on does not make my car any less of an ACR.

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Post by FTWNeon » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:41 pm

I'll decide once I mock it up. After that I'll probably drop them off at paint.
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:52 pm

I think that the ACR looks good with or w/o the skirts, but I have always wanted the sides on my car and the srt spoiler, even when a lot of people said no way, and I love them both :lol: So, you know... I will post up updates next week, hopefully.

Now, if I bought the RT fog lights (which is ANOTHER item I want :lol:) would that make it look like an RT even more so?? :lol:
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Wed May 09, 2007 5:28 pm

Well, since I am waiting for paint to finish on the sides (Thanks again Dave!! You :rockon:) I went out and replaced my turn signal bulbs with the Silverstar ones - I couldn't stand the orange glow it gave off when lights were off, just looked out of place IMO. So, now I have a FAINT blue glow in place of it, but it still looks 100% better!!! I like the look!! Enjoy! Oh yeah, and I am sticking with the clear sides and front now instead... do not feel like painting the turn signal lense!! :lol:

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Post by kc2005ptgt » Mon May 14, 2007 4:07 pm

UPDATED - Side skirts

Here is day they came home:
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After paint:
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AND - installed:
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Post by 03blackrt » Mon May 14, 2007 4:30 pm

OMG so hawt! but I'd paint the muffler flat black.

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Post by scneonchic » Mon May 14, 2007 7:22 pm

^painting the muffler black would disguize it alot better. I did it on my caliber and loved it.

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Post by kc2005ptgt » Mon May 14, 2007 10:00 pm

scneonchic wrote:^painting the muffler black would disguize it alot better. I did it on my caliber and loved it.
What did you use, and how did you do it?
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Post by 03blackrt » Mon May 14, 2007 10:03 pm

I used grill/stove paint from walmart to do mine. I also used it on my brake calipers.

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Post by FTWNeon » Mon May 14, 2007 10:11 pm

Hmm..I might just have to put mine side skirts on....
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Post by scneonchic » Tue May 15, 2007 4:47 pm

I just used flat black engine enamel.

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Post by kc2005ptgt » Wed May 16, 2007 2:01 am

I may have to do this... Tomorrow is supposed to be a nice day, maybe some mods are in order - but first comes the cleaning!!
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