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Post by occasional demons » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:38 pm

You could try swapping the needle motors. If you swap the cluster boards, the mileage will stay with the board. (If the board isn't the issue.)
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Post by Neon4Life » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:00 pm

as far as painting the battery, why not go with some black plastidip, i dont know if u like plastidip but im sure it would work on the battery. just an idea.
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Post by quicksilvr » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:54 pm

Haha, you must have just missed what I said. Great minds.....
quicksilvr wrote:I may try spraying the top with black plastidip....that way if it doesn't like it, I can peel it off.
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Post by occasional demons » Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:28 pm

Plastidip should hold up against any acid out gassed onto it too. :thumbup:
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Post by TurboVanDan » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:20 pm

I think the FIRST thing to try (fixing the tach) is a new/different stepper motor...
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Post by quicksilvr » Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:07 pm

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Post by TurboVanDan » Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:29 pm

Beautiful... patiently waiting for coil-overs...
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Post by quicksilvr » Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:19 pm

I'm intrigued by the Raceland Ultimo's now that I've heard several people say they ride very well.
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Post by quicksilvr » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:22 pm

The big question: 205/45r16 or 205/50r16? The 45's are shorter than stock and the 50's are taller. The perfect match is 215/45r16....but there are no tires available in that size. I'm looking at the Direzza DZ102 as my first choice right now.
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Post by occasional demons » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:40 am

With the R/T gearing, the 205's shouldn't be too bad. They did sap some power on my 3.55 gearing, but considering the engine is pretty whipped....


IIRC, 195/50 R16 is a near match, but you are giving up a smidge of width.
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Post by turbodudey » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:06 pm

quicksilvr wrote:I'm intrigued by the Raceland Ultimo's now that I've heard several people say they ride very well.
Unless you're looking to lower more than 2" there is always this option too: Tein S-Tech
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Post by quicksilvr » Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:38 pm

Yes, I do like the S-tech springs, but by the time you buy springs and 4 new struts, you've spent the same or more than the Ultimo's. I think the Racelands are the way to go.

I'm also thinking that 205/45's will look pretty nice if I lower the car down on them. Sure my 75mph highway rpm will be sky high....but....oh well.
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:50 am

Nice. I see you got new lettering. Reminds me of faded chrome that got peeled off all the way. Could just be the picture

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