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Post by LilSparkPlug » Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:33 pm

I bought HVAC LEDs from him...they had no sockets and one of the three broke. He didn't want to replace it. So I just went to autolumination and got theres, with socket...cheaper. He charged $15 for 3 #74s. I will have to look into this license plate bulb....hmmmmm

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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:04 pm

you can get lights at other places for a MUCH better price.... his is outrageous
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:11 pm

damnit! impulse buy got me again!

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:49 pm

Well I got my "8000k" foglight bulbs from the Texon store. I went ahead and installed them. Pass. one was cake of course. Driver side one required me to take out my headlamp. Unbolt the horn and move that aside. Took the entire foglight out. Still couldn't twist the old bulb out, so I took a pair of pliers and it came out.

Glad I took it out because this pass. foglight has been filled with condensation. So I charged up my little compressor and blew air in it and got all the water/condensation out. I then took some Simple Green and cleaned up a bit and sprayed around the edges...

Blew more air into it and sure enough one little section on the bottom was bubbling.... Tried to figure out what to use to seal it up. The onle thing I had that MIGHT work was copper RTV. :lol: So I smeared that on the bottom edge and installed everything back together. See how well it holds up and if I get condensation or not. Its daytime so can't really see the fogs too well.

As some of you know my Lower Control Arm bushing on the pass. side was causing the seldom pop noise I got once in a while.

Here are some picts to show the difference:

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Gonna order some prothane ones from MPX in a bit.

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:16 pm

Damn.....bad is an understatement LOL

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Post by yellowpatrol » Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:42 pm

Shit it looks like it got eaten
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:35 pm

Yeah seriously. I ended up ordering the prothane one from MPX.

Here are the night time picts I promised of my "small fortune" LED sidemarker and LED v1 tag light. Also those are the texon store 8k fogs. I was expecting them to be brighter... with a hint of blue, they seem a bit brighter than OEM, maybe I have to get more time on them. I think I remember the 3000k ones I got from them took a while for the yellow to come out.

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:28 am

You sir need a tripod, and they don't look as "LED", if you will, as I thought they would. Interesting...... I do like the sidemarkers though.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:34 am

All I did was turn off the flash and go at it. :lol: Everything looks better in person. The first two came out the worse but they really show how bright the LED's are. I believe the stock halogen bulb for my tag light is brighter! But the blue looks good with the bluish/whitish plates we have out here and its hard to tell the numbers and letters.

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:49 am

My plate is white with a blue wave and blue numbers, so mine lights up similarly at night. But I can't hide regardless. Try putting the camera on something, and setting the timer to take the picture, that way there will be no shake since its on flat ground and no one is touching it.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:40 pm

Yeah, good idea. I just got done washing,claybar and waxing the car. Tried Mothers wax this time.

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Post by SILVER-ES » Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:32 pm

License plate and the corner lenses look good.

Here is another site for LED's. I usually order from here because they have a pretty good selection.

http://www.v-leds.com/Shop/Control/fp/S ... r/velocity

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Post by kc2005ptgt » Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:42 am

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:09 pm

SILVER-ES wrote:License plate and the corner lenses look good.

Here is another site for LED's. I usually order from here because they have a pretty good selection.

http://www.v-leds.com/Shop/Control/fp/S ... r/velocity
Thanks for the link. Looking to get a LED white dome light.

I did indeed wash claybar and wax the car today. The mothers wax is pretty good.

I got the LCA Prothane bushings int he mail yesterday. Talk about fast shipping. I did reg. ground via Fedex on Tuesday and got them on thursday early afternoon! Mondern Performance rules.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:26 pm

Got em installed:
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Probably will be upgrading the front and rear sway bars next year. The stock ones look like ass and have rust all over them.

Noticed a tear in the ball joint when I took the LCA off on the pass side, so I got a new one via Carquest. $33.XX
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I also broke my upper motor mount bolt.

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Took off bracket and drilled a hole and easy out the broken part
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Got a replacement 10.9 bolt at Ace but it was a tad longer. Works fine for now. Ordered the MPX grade 12.9 bolt kit for the pass. motor mounts.

Got a replacement K&N filter for my Injen intake. The Injen filter was trash, so I threw it away. Put a set of hemi style Champs in the car too.

My oil analysis showed loads of active additive in my Mobil One 0w-40 after 3,015 miles. 6.1 tbn. I plan on going 4k on this oil change. Already at 3050 right now. racer15434 said I could probably go 5k and be fine. Might have to send in my 4k sample once its time.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:50 pm

Picture says it all, install picts coming soon:

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:47 am

LOL so much for waiting for next year!!! Be careful going 5k on a change, check your oil level meticulously. I had a friend that tried that, and had 3 quarts of oil in the car when it was time for the change, and no visible leaks anywhere. Just something to be aware of. I have to do my analysis at the next change in a few hundred miles.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:41 am

I doubt I will ever go over 4k. I check my dipstick almost every week, and its always close to full.

Sway bar install is going to happen today.


I also took off my HID kit. Put the stock bulbs back in.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:38 pm

Rear bar installed!.. but.. ARGHhhhhhh. Broke a bolt on the pass. side sway bar bracket. Well my friend did. hahaha. Bolt was brittle as hell like all the other ones. So now I gotta drill and tap it out some time. :hulkangry:

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:25 pm

Got the front sway bar in with all new bolts for the bracket. Car handles very well. Will get picts up when I change my oil at work this week.

I also bought a used AGP direct fit intercooler.

Goes for $550 plus shipping on their site:
http://www.agpturbo.com/product.php?pro ... 271&page=1

I got mine for $250 shipped. He said its in like new condition. There are like 2 bent fins that he is going to fix. I had some money in my PayPal from selling some things so it brought the price down to $186.

A friend of mine who also has a SRT-4 with the AGP direct fit. I have seen it in person, and man, 4.5'' core. Looks really good. I went to watch his car get dynod and after the 5 th pull I felt his endtanks, and man. His hotside almost burned my hand, while the coldside was cool. Plus you get to keep the stock crash bar.

The stock crash bar is a big thing to me. Getting rid of it alters handling dramatically what I have read from personal expierences. That needs to be done with the cool looking BFMIC. I know they offer aftermarket crash bars, but thats a ton of $$$. There are also photos of SRT-4's that got hit in the front around the same speed. Ones with aftermarket intercoolers and ones with the stock or direct fit intercoolers. Put it this way, the big ones without the crash bar got messed up pretty bad.

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Post by yellowpatrol » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:21 pm

I believe they make a modified crash bar that is more "low profile" so to speak that fits behind BFMICs such as the MPx one. So when are you coming over?? ;)
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:12 am

They do make some nice crash bars out there for the bigger ones. I for one don't plan to be pushing enough power like you will be. So no need for a huge intercooler.

I still need to see your new house. Is it farther south than your parents?

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Post by yellowpatrol » Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:54 am

Yeah it's farther south and west, a lot closer to you KS guys. zip is 64155. you gotta come see my garage and help me with the swap!! ;)
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:19 am

:rofl: I was wayyyy off.

racer12306, I guess I just put in random numbers. I never remember peoples usernames when they have numbers in them.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:01 pm

Picts as promised. Wow the picts turned out horrible. Point and shoot auto mode FTL. :rofl:

Shots of the front sway bar, endlinks and Prothane Urethane control arm bushings:

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It was wet out ^^^ Notice the new sway bar bracket bolt. They love to break and they ARE NOT FUN to take out when they do. :(
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Cool little shot ^^^


Rear 90 degree endlinks:
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Will get some of the rear sway bar up in a bit. Gonna wash the car.

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:50 pm

Damn your car is a dirty little beast!! Changing your oil too I see. Swaybars are on my list, but not the hotchkis ones...I don't like the design of the rear bar's bushing.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:23 pm

LilSparkPlug wrote:Damn your car is a dirty little beast!! Changing your oil too I see. Swaybars are on my list, but not the hotchkis ones...I don't like the design of the rear bar's bushing.
Don't know too many people that clean underneath their car. Thats too hardcore for me. Knowing its going to get dirty almost instantly. Plus I believe the previous onwer had it undercoated a couple of times.

It was raining out and the flash on the camera doesn't help either.

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Heres a shot I took later on in the day after I washed the car.

Hotchkis > every other sway bar out there. 90 degree rear endlinks FTW!!! :lol:

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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:41 am

*raises hand* I clean under there! LOL I'm just busting your balls. From what I have read yes they are far superior to everything else. And for some reason I thought you were the original owner of your car.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:35 pm

I wish. Original owner put 40k+ on it before I bought it. Got it up in Iowa. He had a huge red vynil on the passenger side that said SRT-4. :roll: Told him to take it off before I picked it up.

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