sidepipe87: A few overdue updates

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Post by heydockyle » Tue May 04, 2010 9:29 am

Plastic Intake Manifold's make our engine bays look ugly.
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Post by Tam » Tue May 04, 2010 12:57 pm

Those bars look nice. I doubt they make much difference though. lol

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Post by xbrandonx » Tue May 04, 2010 1:02 pm

bars are so nice, cant wait to get mine on there
edit :meant to say "bars look so nice"
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Tue May 04, 2010 2:38 pm

^ Skeptics. Get a complete suspension setup, and tell me you wont need them. Maybe my shitty eBay ones aren't great, but I can feel when they aren't there. Sways, LCA bushings, tension bars, STBs, and coils = REAL suspension work / feel.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Tue May 04, 2010 5:00 pm

Thanks guys. And Tam, they definitely stiffen the car up.. And I don't much give a fuck anyway considering the price I got them at.

Well today I attempted to get the front sway bar off... some PB Blaster, WD-40, a torch, and a broken easy out later... it's still not off. FML. I managed to snap one bolt off completely flush with the frame, and the other one busted off with some head sticking out. I drilled the center of the flush one out and used an easy out on it which eventually snapped off inside too. I'm fucked now as that is "hardened" steel. Even though it apparently wasn't hard enough to handle a rusty bolt. The other side got the torch, WD-40 and a pair of vice grips and still wouldn't budge.. After breaking the easy out I said fuck it and put one new bolt in each side and put it back together as is for now. It should be fine as long as I drive normally until I can get them out. Fuck rust... so sways were a no go today.


After that I decided to change up the look a little bit for now. Go ahead, I'm ready for the haters...






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I'm really digging the look with the R/T sides actually.

The bumper(s) are Adam's (FAC3L3SS) old ones, and the hood is black because it was free. Thanks Gramps! :thumbup:

Whoever said the fog lights will work as is can fuck off. The harness was too short on both sides and I had to solder some extra wire in so they'd fit.

The SRT-Design scoop is only in there for the pics as it is broken and WILL NOT stay in. Thanks for mentioning that V.95 :roll:

Also, got a new MFS from Auto Zone and installed that, so that is fixed now.
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Post by heydockyle » Tue May 04, 2010 5:09 pm

I think it'll look good with the wheels on it.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Tue May 04, 2010 5:14 pm

Thanks Kyle. They'll be back on soon. I'm gonna miss the height though. I'd love to have coils and set them to this height with the taller tires on em. It looks perfect to me in person. Looks like a bigger gap in the pics due to the wheel offset being 40, and the wheels sticking in.
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Post by ltr450r » Tue May 04, 2010 5:41 pm

looks good man... i want to see some pics with the other wheels too
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Post by sidepipe87 » Tue May 04, 2010 5:51 pm

They'll be on definitely by next week, if not sooner.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Tue May 04, 2010 6:05 pm

It will look much better with the other wheels, I like the SRT bumpers I won't flame, I like the Cudas too LOL but I'm biased. Glad I could help in regards to the MFS. Are you painting the hood in the future? Not sure I like the eyelids being silver against the black hood, maybe black shorties?

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Post by LowNSlow » Tue May 04, 2010 6:12 pm

I like the look.... too bad the car isn't boosted tho :(

Im assuming the hoods gonna get painted... that or change your eyelids to black :P
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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Tue May 04, 2010 6:59 pm

I like the look, but i like 03 front + mopar better
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Post by LowNSlow » Tue May 04, 2010 7:06 pm

You too, could look like this :P

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Post by neonslg09 » Tue May 04, 2010 7:16 pm

I like it. But your cudas kill everything man, they look horrible. And please put your summer wheels back on. Would look even more awesome without the srt4 wing.

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Post by tomfitz » Tue May 04, 2010 7:39 pm

i think it looks sick dude... just look out for queers in hondas that are gunna try and race an "srt"
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Post by sidepipe87 » Tue May 04, 2010 8:30 pm

haha thanks guys. Only thing I disagree with is Steven.. I really don't think the cudas look horrible at all.. They're staying. At least until the hood gets painted silver. Otherwise the black hood will just look out of place. Also, I agree it looks much better without the SRT wing. :lol: If I still had it then I'd be a TOTAL poser. Yes, the hood is getting painted silver eventually which is why the eyelids are still silver. I'd take em off but why bother ruining then when they will just go back on? Time and money, folks.

I still love the 03 front + lip, but I get bored. I've rocked it since '08. Time to change it up for a bit. When I get bored with this setup I'll swap back to the 03 front + lip... i didn't sell it.

No boosty for this car yet, but once I get a job and get coilovers I will start looking for a swap/donor car to swap this car. Again, just time and money.
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Post by neonslg09 » Tue May 04, 2010 8:32 pm

Pft, whatever. :lol:

Where are TEH SUMMER WHEELS DAWG

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Post by sidepipe87 » Tue May 04, 2010 8:35 pm

Summer wheels are now at my house. Waiting til after inspection to put them on. My dad doesn't want them on for whatever reason... Idk why. Whatever, I can survive a few more days.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Tue May 04, 2010 10:13 pm

WINNNNN

I really wanted to comment first, since Ryan told me when he was putting these on and uploading, but I was eating fixin' the garage.

Ryan, those bumpers look mint! Sorry about the hood damage :( It really pulls the Cudas together though, so I'm not complaining. I'm glad that bumper finally got all the accessories it needed. Toss on some coils and save for swap. I'll help with either install.

Now, that being said, git yer ass up here already, in THIS car, all colormatched or not. Win-win-win. Win.
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Post by Tam » Tue May 04, 2010 10:25 pm

I can't believe I'm saying this, but the cudas don't look too bad now with that black hood. :rofl: :thumbup:

I still think it could use some SRT skirts though. hehe

Lookin' good mang.

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Post by sidepipe87 » Wed May 05, 2010 12:35 am

^NO. R/T skirts ftw. I'm kinda not likin SRT skirts. They're fine on SRTs but If I had my choice, I think I like the R/T style better. It breaks up the boxiness they add to the side of the car.

Thanks Adam. I'll see what I can do aboot visting. :lol: I need to get it inspected first and all back together. I'm nervous driving it with only one bolt holding the sway bar on on either side. I need to get that fixed first.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Wed May 05, 2010 12:45 am

I feel ya. Get a bigger bolt in there. No "real" rush, mang. I'm glad to see / hear the silver beast is back on the street. Glad you're carrying around SEVERAL pieces of my haggardness w/ you.
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Post by sidepipe87 » Wed May 05, 2010 12:49 am

haha for sure. I didn't hack the front bumper foam either. I actually got one that fits an SRT! No sawzall mod needed!

PS - searched and can't find a thread where I said that quote. Link or it never happened haha
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Wed May 05, 2010 12:53 am

It happened. Just let it right. Remember? You dunno how to search on here. Sheesh.

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Post by sidepipe87 » Wed May 05, 2010 12:54 am

nope. antibiotics ftw.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Wed May 05, 2010 12:55 am

Noice.

I haz working phone meow. That's neither here nor there.

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Post by theTeejmiester » Wed May 05, 2010 2:46 am

hate it, srt bumper=cross eyed catfish, cudas-well you know how i feel bout those... still looks like a 4x4, the only thing i do like is the flakes actually..... :rofl:
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Wed May 05, 2010 8:05 am

Leaving the eyelids silver makes sense now then :)

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Post by sidepipe87 » Wed May 05, 2010 9:02 am

Crystal - yeah, why do the work twice :smile:

Teej - .....thanks :rofl:
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Wed May 05, 2010 9:03 am

Eff em all, Wyan. Know what's great about what you've done with the car? The same thing that almost makes my car great. It's all OE parts. Aside from my front lip, everything on my car is an OE Neon part, as with yours. So legit, yet still simple and "correct."

<3 you, con homo.
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