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

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Post by glasswars » Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:15 am

I think your next mod should be a new job so you stop putting miles on your car. No offense too you, but there have got to be better jobs.
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:13 am

glasswars wrote:I think your next mod should be a new job so you stop putting miles on your car. No offense too you, but there have got to be better jobs.
There are better jobs, just unfortunately I have to have a job that pays me about $15 an hour, and with tips, I am making well beyond that... between school, interning, wife and son I just have to suck it up and put the miles on the car. I almost bought a car for delivery purposes only, but that would defeat the purpose of getting my car paid off :lol: I graduate in December and once that happens I am quitting the whole pizza delivery business and getting anything that I can work in the day time and make about 24-36k a year.

As for the shifter, I have yet to miss a shift, and yes it is a tight shift, but I like it now that I am use to it.

As for the spolier, I like it and it stays, will not sell it (since I pitched a fit with my wife to get it in the first place :lol:) - I am however keeping my eyes out for an SXT spoiler in flame red, would be nice to switch around here and there. I think I am going to put on the rear 1gn rt springs this saturday. :twisted:
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:24 pm

Here is the new shots with the srt4 spoiler removed...

Notice that there is some hazing. I tried to buff it, wax it, used scratch-be-gone, but it only faded it out a little, but it is not nearly as bad as before, that is for sure. There is also a scratch from the end of the spoiler as you can see on the passenger side shot on the trunk. Enjoy. Comments please.

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The spoiler most likely will go back on because I think I like it better with it on... but I am going to lower the rear back down with the 1gn RT springs and give it a few more months to see what I think then :D
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Post by ZeroChad » Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:40 pm

Personally, with the spoiler, I think neons look better with the rear evened out. Level with the front end. Without the spoiler though, I think the stance suits them nicely. Why did you remove your red sidemarkers?
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Post by Nutmeg » Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:04 am

I like that better.
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Post by quicksilvr » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:29 pm

Gosh. I REALLY like it without the spoiler. Something about the bronze snowflakes and the red....it looks amazing in these pics without the spoiler. I would keep the spoiler to be able to change the look every now and then, but I would leave the spoiler off for the majority of the time.

PS. Next saturday looks like a visit to Revline for a couple dynos. :)
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:35 pm

Let me know what time, my son has a competition at 10:20am, so after 11 or 12 I can probably show up and check out everything going on :D I really need to lower the booty on this car soon!!!
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Post by yellowpatrol » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:37 pm

I'll sell you my springs and you can cut them ;)
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:38 pm

:lol: No, I have some springs already, they are the 1gn rt rears that I took off to put on the srt4 rear springs :D
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:00 am

Looks good without the spoiler. Once you lower the rear, it will look great! The spoiler wasn't bad or anything, Its just the fact you have an ACR and you gotta keep it to the r00ts! Yes I am a hypocrite. :rofl:

Hey, I just saw this in the picture section:

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A poilished lip would look great on your wheels. Go well with the chrome you got going on in the front. :wink: Just my opinion.

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Post by kc2005ptgt » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:54 pm

I saw that pic, and was actually thinking the same thing.... I dunno though, I really want to powdercoat the rims this summer as well.
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Post by SlvrACR » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:48 pm

Some ACRs had SXT spoilers. I would like it if you had the SXT but the srt looks to high for your car. Other then that its tits
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Post by yellowpatrol » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:19 pm

kc2002acr wrote:I saw that pic, and was actually thinking the same thing.... I dunno though, I really want to powdercoat the rims this summer as well.
Powdercoat them red :rockon: :slap:
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:49 pm

JDM y0. :lol:

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Post by kc2005ptgt » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:20 am

no jdm y0 tyt3 red rims... bad John :beatstick:

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You know, I would love to get an sxt spoiler, in flame red, so I can swap back and forth between the three (none, low, high). :D Bah, maybe sometime I can get a cheap one, I am saving money right now anyways... :D
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Post by yellowpatrol » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:07 pm

That would be cool. You'd be changing spoilers like Mr. Rodgers changes shoes.
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:42 am

Well, not really a mod, but I changed the plugs and pulled the o2 sensor and cleaned it, car runs great right now, no codes anymore, and I align'd my hood as well!!! Those of you who have seen it in person could tell that the passenger side was higher than driver side, and now it is even :D :D :D

Anyway, that's the most recent update :D
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:15 pm

ok, so I bought some more clear side markers and some yellow fog light bulbs, on the cheap so if I like em, they are all going in, if not, they wont be too bad of a waste :D Updates to come...
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:44 pm

ok, so here are some updates, some of you may or may not know about the car, all the info is in the Engine section:

Car smokes, and I got the P0172 code, so to remedy and update my engine I plan to do the following within the next few months:

-New upstream O2 Sensor
-New Timing Belt
-New Water Pump
-New Tensioner
-New Head Gasket
-New Oil Pan Gasket
-New Rear Main Seal
-10.5:1 Pistons/Rods, possibly forged (oversized?)
-New Rings
-Windage Tray
-Crank Scraper

Possibly:
-Bore, Clean up block, balance crankshaft
-Knife edge crankshaft
-Shave head
-New Oil Pump
-Port and Polish head, and intake
-Lightweight flywheel
-Non-modular clutch

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-Megasquirt
-Shop that cleans block to install everything and totally rebuild.
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Post by yellowpatrol » Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:37 am

You should check out Burlington in Ray Town, that's who's doing mine. That will be bad ass when you get it done. Hey we can both learn how to do MegaSquirt together! I plan on buying it within a week or two.
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Post by glasswars » Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:56 am

Awesome engine plans. Should make it pull even better. Sorry to hear about the problems.
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:12 pm

OK, so I spent some time on the engine yesterday and found a few things that needed fixing... broken TPS, replaced... unplugged AIT, plugged in... full/clogged catch-can, cleaned... leaked between TB and CAI, fixed. Car runs great now, but smells like burning oil at WOT. I also replaced the foglight bulbs with some yellow ones. Was going to get some night shots, but it was pouring out all night.
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Post by yellowpatrol » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:37 pm

I saw your yellow fogs yesterday! I was over at olive garden when you pulled into work :rockon: :twisted:
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:07 pm

Yeah I saw ya, did ya see me waving frantically out thw window? :lol:

Now I got the clear side markers, so I am going to install those and see what I think, pics soon, I swear... the weather is being crazy again here, it is like 30 degrees out and threatening to snow :(
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Post by yellowpatrol » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:11 pm

kc2002acr wrote:Yeah I saw ya, did ya see me waving frantically out thw window? :lol:
I did not. 8-[
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:04 am

Well, lowered the ACR rear back down with the 1gn RT Springs... took about 1 hour to do :lol: Getting better, that is for sure. ALSO, I put on the lower swaybar endlinks, and MAN does it feel SO much better!!! I love it now, and honestly, I think the car rides nicer than it did before (when I had the rt's on)... it is amazing how much new bushings help!!! I guess I also have the Mopar tension struts on as well, so that should help as well. Now, I just need to put on some new control arm bushings, and some new swaybar endlinks in the front. The control arm bushings will be coming soon. As soon as I can, I am also getting some front swaybar endlinks.
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:26 pm

Pictor updates!!!

Here are some shots I took at one of my more favorite spots, Smithville lake, nice and quiet, not much around. I also got a small video of a 0-100 run, for grins and giggles. All WOT, 1st thru 4th gears.

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You can sort of see the yellow fog lights and the HID's in these next few pics...
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I need to get some night shots, I will soon, I swear.

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Post by Danteneon » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:37 pm

New pics look nice :thumbup:

I liked the video. Your car is so quiet! And you did hit 100 in that video, yes?
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Thu May 01, 2008 11:54 am

Yes, right when I shift into 5th is after I hit 100. It is kind of quiet, but inside the cab it is louder than that, plus the window was up. :lol: Oh yeah, and the cutout was closed. :twisted:
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Post by Danteneon » Thu May 01, 2008 5:18 pm

Nice :thumbup:

I have to get a video of a 0-100. You have inspired me!
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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