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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 2/19/2019 update

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:51 pm
by theColonel
Neon4Life wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:17 pm
And here is the big reveal.
I love them. Exactly what I wanted.
Love the tire thread and look.
These are definitely a step up from my old 14" wheels.
I probably won't be doing a test fitment until later this coming weekend.

205/45/16 Vision Cross wheels 7" wide rim.
Yokohama S. Drive tires

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=D> I want to see a picture of your car wearing the "new shoes"

Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 3/07/2019 update

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:09 pm
by MyNeonSaysHi
Yeah post them up on your ride. I see they are $80 a rim. That is cheap! 18lbs a wheel in 16x7. Great color choice. That style of color is what I want to go with on my next set for sure.

Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 3/07/2019 update

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:46 pm
by Neon4Life
Yes can't beat that price. I think they were priced reasonably. They make them in 14s all the way to 19s.




Here you go guys. Perfect fitment. No rubbing etc.
Got some new spline lug nuts in the same color to match as well. This is all I have for now. In a few weeks once winter is gone they'll go on full time. Image

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 3/07/2019 update

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:02 pm
by Midnight_Rider
Gramps approves.

Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 3/07/2019 update

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:12 pm
by MyNeonSaysHi
Full shots of the car with teh wheels?

Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 3/07/2019 update

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:07 pm
by Neon4Life
MyNeonSaysHi wrote:Full shots of the car with teh wheels?
Not yet. I didn't put them all on. Just put 1 on for picture purposes. Spring weather is upon us tho, here in Indiana at least. So I might put all 4 on by this coming weekend. Maybe have new full pictures by Sunday night.

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 3/07/2019 update

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:37 pm
by Neon4Life
Guess I spoke too soon on the weather. It's back to cold. Maybe another 2 week and wheels will be on.

Update on the hood. Decided im too busy to work on the hood so I took it to a bodyshop guy a buddy recommended me and he gave me a price I couldnt say no to. Hood will be ready in about 3 weeks.


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Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 3/07/2019 update

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:05 pm
by theColonel
Neon4Life wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:37 pm
Guess I spoke too soon on the weather. It's back to cold. Maybe another 2 week and wheels will be on.

Update on the hood. Decided im too busy to work on the hood so I took it to a bodyshop guy a buddy recommended me and he gave me a price I couldn't say no to.
Hood will be ready in about 3 weeks. Image
=D> From looking at the pictures, I think it needed a good bodyshop !

Re: Manny's 96 turbo coupe: 3/07/2019 update

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:29 am
by Neon4Life
Well here it is. In all its glory. Image.
I can't wait to get the hood on there when it's done.
Lmk what you guys think. ImageImageImage

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: new wheels installed 3/23/19

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:16 am
by Midnight_Rider
L-O-W. :-)

Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: new wheels installed 3/23/19

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:09 am
by theColonel
=D> Your car is a masterpiece.

Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: new wheels installed 3/23/19

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:57 pm
by MyNeonSaysHi
The old wheels had the retro 90's look. The new ones have a new "today" look to them. I really like them, great choice.

Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: new wheels installed 3/23/19

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:57 pm
by occasional demons
They sort of look like Silverstones, which would bring them up a few years out of the nineties. :lol:

Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: new wheels installed 3/23/19

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:53 pm
by MyNeonSaysHi
occasional demons wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:57 pm
They sort of look like Silverstones, which would bring them up a few years out of the nineties. :lol:
:lol: Good eye they are similar indeed

Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: new wheels installed 3/23/19

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:08 pm
by blueneo03
Man, those look good. a very nice upgrade to the car. has the handling improved over the small wheel large tire of your old wheels?

Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: new wheels installed 3/23/19

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:01 am
by Neon4Life
Midnight_Rider wrote:L-O-W. :-)
As usual. Hahaha.
theColonel wrote:=D> Your car is a masterpiece.
Thank you very much. Appreciate the comments.
MyNeonSaysHi wrote:The old wheels had the retro 90's look. The new ones have a new "today" look to them. I really like them, great choice.
Ha I hadn't thought I'd it that way. But yes it definitely looks more modern now.
occasional demons wrote:They sort of look like Silverstones, which would bring them up a few years out of the nineties. Image
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blueneo03 wrote:Man, those look good. a very nice upgrade to the car. has the handling improved over the small wheel large tire of your old wheels?
Not enough seat time yet to make a great comparison. But they feel good so far.




Anyone know how much extra hp my car will make with this decal. Hahaha. Image

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: new wheels installed 3/23/19

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:27 pm
by Neon4Life
Well replaced yet another part that should of been replaced along time ago.
These are not oem gaskets. They are much thicker and can be purchased on eBay for around $36 for the 2.
I just installed them and comparing old to new is wow. No wonder the stock ones leak water into the trunk. Hope to have a nice water free trunk now. Only time will tell. Image

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: new wheels installed 3/23/19

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:28 pm
by MyNeonSaysHi
Stickers remove horsepower :P
Yeah water free trunk is nice.

Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: new wheels installed 3/23/19

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:49 am
by blueneo03
i had used that brand gasket before! i had to lean on the taillight and push it in to get a few threads started. much better than OEM

Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: new wheels installed 3/23/19

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:30 pm
by occasional demons
The OEM gaskets are pretty decent, until you try to re use them. Once the screws are loosened, you may as well plan on replacing them. I used a hollow white door seal gasket on my '99. I glued it to the tail light and let the rubber type material seal against the body. Cost about $8 and time/effort. So far those are working out quite well.

I do have a set of Detroit Muscle gaskets on the shelf though. I used the generic seals to get by until the ebay ones arrived. But they are still sealing, so....

Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: new wheels installed 3/23/19

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:26 am
by BlackRoseRacing
car looks great!!!

Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: new wheels installed 3/23/19

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:36 pm
by Neon4Life
BlackRoseRacing wrote:car looks great!!!
Thanks Chris.





Finally got around to installing my proper oil catch can that Ive had since about this time last year. Just now felt like fixing it and installing it. One of the top bolts was damaged so I had to drill it out and just use some self tapping screws. It's not pretty but I don't go for pretty I go for what works ha.

My old catch setup was 2 air compressor water/oil seperators. It worked but wasn't the greatest.

This new one is a direct copy of the mishimoto small compact oil catch can. Has baffling inside etc. So should work great.

Installed it right there to the left of the radiator.


Maybe sometime in the near future I'll jump at the chance of buying a fuse box/pcm relocation harness from chip. It would so clean up the right side of the engine bay if all that junk wasn't there. ImageImage

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: new wheels installed 3/23/19

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:07 pm
by MyNeonSaysHi
Love the new catch can. Very discreet. Perfect location. Million times better then your compressor setup haha

Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:25 am
by Neon4Life
Got the hood back. Definitely better than before. Now if the weather would stay warm I could paint it. Image

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:33 pm
by theColonel
Neon4Life wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:25 am
Got the hood back. Definitely better than before. Now if the weather would stay warm I could paint it.

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Looks like new ! Are you going to paint it red or flat black ?

Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:48 pm
by Neon4Life
I believe I'm going to paint it flat red. Dont want to clear coat it and have this nice new shiny piece next to a bunch of peeling clear coat.

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:37 am
by BlackRoseRacing
I'm shocked its not laying on something Vs the bare concrete...lol

Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:04 pm
by Neon4Life
BlackRoseRacing wrote:I'm shocked its not laying on something Vs the bare concrete...lol
Image It only sat there for like 1min. What's it matter where it sits..?

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Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:06 am
by MyNeonSaysHi
Probably due to scratching the underside up. Everyone is different. I personally wouldn't lay a hood on a driveway concrete without laying a tarp or blanket down first. I always cringe when I see people selling hoods and they have the nose side down on concrete up against a wall or something. Now that is worse! haha

Hood looks awesome!

Re: Manny's 96 turbo 1gn: update 4/27/19

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:38 pm
by occasional demons
Meh, it's CF, so there isn't much weight there. It doesn't look like the front edge is touching. Any small scratches on the underside can be easily covered, as it's just primer, and it isn't like it's ever going to rust. Maybe if it was nice and shiny, it would bother me, if it were mine.

As far as paint, I personally would go with a gloss, on the underside, so it cleans up easier from under hood grime.

I can see your point with wanting flat on the topside, but you can't wax flat paint. Maybe compromise with a semi gloss/satin?