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Old 08-08-2007, 10:52 AM
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:04 PM
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:59 PM
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So here is the gameplan for the car.

Fix the rear right wheel (can't toe past -.50)
Refinish Hood & Fix hood
Front and Rear Brake Pads and Rotors

Yeah... lotsa money.
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:54 AM
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how do you plan on fixing the RR wheel?
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Originally Posted by darkonion View Post
So here is the gameplan for the car.

Fix the rear right wheel (can't toe past -.50)
Refinish Hood & Fix hood
Front and Rear Brake Pads and Rotors

Yeah... lotsa money.
lolz... that's pocket change for a project car Kev.
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:14 AM
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lolz... that's pocket change for a project car Kev.
that's hella true...

but then again he's an unemployed college student...the rules change in that situation...
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:16 AM
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I have a part time job, but still not a lot of money. According to Mike at GST, you can put adjustable rear lateral links and that should be able to tweak the toe a little bit. Hopefully, I can find something.

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Old 08-10-2007, 09:20 AM
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Old 08-10-2007, 11:33 AM
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Thanks. I got lots of help from a ton of people. Props to them.
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:09 PM
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Went auto-x'ing today. Car ran really well. It felt really good. I think the raising of the front was really helpful. Hopefully will have some pictures soon.

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The event today went really well. With the new raised front, the car was definitely a little better. Even the drive down was a lot better. It is still a coilover set-up, so, it was still a bit stiff for the road, but as for the auto-x, it ran great. The rear was sliding out a little bit. Not much though. Still need to learn how to drive though. I think a little of it is that I am kind of afraid to let the rear slide out. All and all, it went well. The suspension really helped with slaloms. Good experience. I think I have to make better choices with when the car slides though. I guess it is nice that I am getting more comfortable with getting the tail out and sliding. It was a really fun course though.


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Old 08-18-2007, 12:57 PM
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Game plan for the car.

I have kind of decided what I am going to do for my car.

First thing first, I need to take care of that rear right wheel. So, my first order of business is to get those rear lateral links and alignment. $350ish for lateral links... eeks, but it has to be done.

Once that's done, I am going to do brakes. If I can get some half decent WRX rotors and caliper brackets, I can get some decent pads and it'll be okay. I am more worried about the front than I am about the rear, but both of them really need to be changed. Until I take care of these things, I don't plan on doing a track day until then. I would really like to participate in one, but it is kind of unlikely right now. Right now, it is looking about $400-$500 on brakes and that's something that I can't really afford something so expensive right now. I think my brakes should last me for a little longer though.

After those two things, I need to clearcoat my hood. It needs to be done. Charlie (Onizuka) offered to help me rebuff the hood. I am going to try that first, hopefully to save a few bucks until I am get it to the shop to have them reclear it. I am probably going to prep the hood myself and then bring it in to them.
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Old 08-18-2007, 04:37 PM
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Wow, cant wait to see the final product of your ride kev..Oh btw, thanks for reccommending Henry C. I already contacted him and hopefully soon to hear back..
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Old 08-18-2007, 06:59 PM
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Cool. I don't think there will ever be any finish for my car. For some reason, I always find something new to do to it. Haha. One thing at a time right?
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:16 PM
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Cool. I don't think there will ever be any finish for my car. For some reason, I always find something new to do to it. Haha. One thing at a time right?
LOL...I know what you mean...
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Old 08-19-2007, 03:14 PM
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I am looking for Whiteline KTA108's. Those are the rear front and rear rear lateral links. It is the same part number for the GC's as it is for the WRX wagons. I think they run about $350ish, but I've seen them as low as $320. There was this one place that was even selling them for $290. Yeah... hella expensive.
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