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Post by sxxxt » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:11 pm

little update, my intake was loose so it was idling a little high so i fixed that. i also adjusted my camber on my front tires so there flat on the ground now...
alos worked on the spare decklid.. now ready for bondo..
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ordered wheel new rear wheel hubs. next weekend im gonna put the rear breaks together and hopefully get closer to getting the swap done..

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Post by sxxxt » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:30 pm

So I got the whole weekend nd so I decided to
Get stuff done.....
Put all the rear brakes together and put the new breaklines on...
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When i get a chance I'll post what all new parts I got and how much cuz I kept track.

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Post by Ntyvirus1 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:55 pm

i need to start sourcing parts for my rear brakes as well. Anything planned for the spare decklid?
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Post by sxxxt » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:00 pm

Like I said I'm gonna list all the new parts I used so it will help people.. And I'm gonna finish up the decklid nd paint it put it on my car while i fix my current deckled. After I get my current decklid fixed I'm gonna sell the yellow one...

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Post by sxxxt » Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:45 pm

Ok so I went to the junk yard today and got some parts. I got both driver and passenger front inner fender splash guards.. I got a lot of fuses also go a hood stand peiece I was missing. I paid 6.50 for parts that would have cost me a lot... Great success.. Install next week

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Post by Da Reaper » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:59 am

Nice filter protector..I could use one on those since I have a widebody front and the stock fender liners dont fit...great progress dude.
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Post by sxxxt » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:51 pm

what you have a widebody front ? i would like to see pictures plz....
worked a little today
dipped my spanner wrenches in rubber coating
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also worked on my spair decklid
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nd heres my plastics
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Post by sxxxt » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:59 pm

Well I ordered the last of my brake swap parts.
Ordered: slotted f & R rotors
Ceramic pads
9mm spacers for the rear
Stage 1 modular clutch

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Post by sxxxt » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:49 am

Ok so here's my official parts list for the brake swap

Rear disc assembly & sway bar : 150
Slotted rotors & ceramic pads : 177
Dcr lateral control arms. : 157
Stainless brake lines f&R. : 93
Poly bushings kit. : 89
Mopar rear tension bar. :57
Rear wheel hubs. :54
Red & black paint for brakes. :50
Bolts for knuckle. :46
Emergency brake shoes. :27
Short end link bought b4 poly kit :25
Emergency brake hardware. :14
Wheel studs. :10
Locktight. :6

So my total cost is 955 for what I believe is to b one of the best rear set ups for my car. My car had no rear sway bar so the stock rt one will b better then none. Nd I realize there are better and thicker sways but. Not worth 300 when my car didn't have one to start with...
I started buying parts for the swap in October so in almost 6 months I spent 900. Swap begins in 2 weeks.

Things that r getting done with swap
Clutch
All 4 rotors and 8 pads
Coilover cleanup and adjustment
All over bushings
Undercoating
Nd when everything is done car is going in for alignment

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Post by sxxxt » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:32 am

And the parts start coming... Got my clutch and rear knuckle bolts.
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If u can't see it the background is cf also..
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Post by r/tguy02 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:00 am

same clutch i use, works well if you were wondering...
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Post by sxxxt » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:57 am

Thanks, good to know. Just needed this to get me by till motor swap...
Got another part last night
9mm spacers. May not use them we'll see.
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Post by sxxxt » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:37 am

Ok so I got a day off and so I wanted to work on something. The gf was with me so i didn't get a lot done. I kept her buzzy by telling to try and light a match on something other the. The match box lmao...
So here we go.

Sway bar brackets sanded and gettin ready for paint.
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Sway bar shortendlinks on. Not sure if it matters if the nut is on top or bottom.
Had to drill out the bushings for the sway bar brackets
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All finished here
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Sway bar short endlinks. Not sure if it matters that the nut is on top or bottom.
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Next I just briefly put these on. Are this right??? It looks like it needs something else...
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And does anyone have a diagram how these r supposed to go. They r the rear trailing arm bushigs...
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Post by sxxxt » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:43 pm

Finally I have everything
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Post by Neon4Life » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:50 am

Dam im guessing a lil someone is spending some tax money lol.


dude ive been off work this entire week and if i woulda known u was doing all this i woulda came over to help.

keep up the good work.
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Post by sxxxt » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:44 am

Agh well I have very little time to work on stuff, I work 10 he days and 6 days a week + a girlfriend. So it's very hard to get this big project done... Hopefully i get a weekend off soon... I'm gonna work on this stuff Friday and Sunday...

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Post by z3roneo » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:04 am

Looking good bro.. :thumbup:
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Post by sxxxt » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:07 am

Thanks man.... So on Sunday at like five I started the front end tear down.... An at 8 this is where i stopped...
Got the battery, intake and throttle body out...
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Next I have nothing but the knuckle and steering arm attached...
Knuckle is gonna come off to get repainted black... I would paint them red but that would take too much time.
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Lca and axel needs to b takin off..
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Engine degreaser does wonders..
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I had to stop to go get my bushings and as brake lines.
Plan on having the rest of suspension off tranny dropped today..
Need to take lca's and trailing arms to shop to get pressed.

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Post by speed127 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:41 am

lol at first i was like whats all the spray foam on the sides of his engine
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Post by Caraudioholic24 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:08 am

Awesome man...painting all the components really cleans up the suspension...It took me a little while to do it all but was well worth it!!!
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:39 am

looking good :thumbup:

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Post by sxxxt » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:55 pm

Thanks guys... Theres gonna be daily pics of everything cuz my gf is gonna actualy let me get work done lol...

Today I finished the tear down.. I got both lca's off and ready to
Take them and the rear trailing arm to a shop to get the new bushings pressed in... Cleaned up the engin bay and wheele wells. Dropped the tranny, nd decreased the shot out of it... Once I got all that done I organized and cleaned up. Cuz next is time for paint....
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Post by sxxxt » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:54 pm

well time for tuesdays update...
got off work early
lets get to it.
coils were very dirty and kinda rusty in certain spots.
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did some touch up paint
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and final clean up
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battery tray
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Post by sxxxt » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:57 pm

more pictues from last night
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Post by sxxxt » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:55 pm

sooo i got absolutly NOTHING done today... i spent from 7 to 11 working and got nothing accoplished.. i tried to put the tranny back in but this time around couldnt get it byself.. and tried to work on bushings and couldnt get it.
hopefully tommorow i can get something done... if i cant get the tranny back in tommorow then i have to wait till SAT to work on this stuff.

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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:42 am

Don't forget to use loctite on the flywheel bolts when re installing....

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Post by sxxxt » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:28 am

I got the tranny finished last night, nd it's draining of old tranny fluid nd sat I'm gonna fill with new fluid...
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I also got the horizontal lca bushing in. Sat and Sunday i still
Have to finish:
Vertical bushings in lca
Reinstall lca
Install new brakelines
Install new pads
New rotors
Bleed brakes
Install swaybar links and bushings
Remove cruiscontrol
Do precise coilover adjustments

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Post by r/tguy02 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:28 am

maybe i missed it previously in your PL but why did you convert your hydraulic clutch to the old cable style?
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Post by sxxxt » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:37 am

Nor had hydronic... Was an automatic nd did the whole swap for like 500.. This is my third clutch tho lol I didn't know how to take care of it.

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Post by Neon4Life » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:44 am

i still find it funny & sorta rare that you got a wide open piece there. but oh well it doesnt hurt it. Good work on the car and progress man.

Oh yeah since you are doing all this stuff i remember that i forgot to tell you how to adjust the shifter inside the cabin cause i remember yours was way too sloppy. ill try to find the link to pic and edit this when i find it.

edited: nevermind i gotta mess with mine later today so ill just text you a pic of what im talking about when i get to it.
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