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Old 03-12-13, 07:45 PM   #1
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I figured it's the right time to start making a progress thread so here it is. It'll be a slow one since being active duty makes it hard to work on the car, but I plan to finish the car not long from now.

Here's a pic of when I got the car:



So far, the only mods done so far:
Subs + Amp
Fog Light Mod
Headlight Retrofit
Headlight Restore
Fog Light Restore

Before Wet Sand, after retrofit:


After:


I've wet sanded, buffed, and polished the head lights three times now, but it's still a bit hazy, just a very small amount. The lights aren't like, crystal clear like some wet sanding projects I've seen completed, but it's a 10 year old car. What can I expect? Anyone know if it could be the inside? Other than that the fog lights came out crystal clear.

Anyways, as far as the transmission swap and turbo build go, I'm on the look out for an LSD along with an R-154 Transmission. On top of that, I'm planning on picking up Nex SS Coils since I had them on the Lancer and love how much of a drop I can get. For exterior mods, I'm looking for an S-Endurance front bumper, but performance will be the priority for the build. Other than that, stay tuned.

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Old 03-13-13, 09:02 AM   #2
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Looks good! I have a JDM Supra MKIII R154. PM me if interested.
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Old 03-13-13, 03:39 PM   #3
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good luck bro, subscribed.
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Old 03-19-13, 07:17 AM   #4
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Good luck man , subscribed and cant wait to see the progress
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Old 04-23-13, 05:11 PM   #5
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Just an update. As for as mods go, as of today, here's the list.

LED Map Light
LED Dome Light
LED Reverse Lights
LED Plate Lights
LED Parking Lights
LED Trunk Light
Head Light Restoration
Head Light Black Out Housing
VHT Tint Side Markers
Brighter DRL's Mod
Fog Light Mod
Halogen Yellow DRL Bulbs
Custom Intake
Custom Oil Catch Can
3" Straight Pipe to Muffler
Two 12" Subs + Hifoniks Amp
Plastidipped Grill

Turbo Kit and Body Kit will be installed once I get back. Along with an R-154 Tranny and an LSD.

Here's a few pics of how she sits as of today.
Finally got around to installing all of my fitment parts too.

17x10 +20 All around
215/40/17 Tires
CX Racing Coils
-4.6 camber in the front, -5.0 camber in the rear.
Fenders Rolled/Pulled
Wheel Well Cut Out.



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Old 04-25-13, 06:52 AM   #6
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Wow, those rims look cool on it!
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I'm diggin the wheels!
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slameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed (y)
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Old 04-28-13, 11:13 PM   #9
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Wow that's riding pretty low! Must be difficult to get around.

Love the look of the rims! Something different but in a good way.
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Thanks everyone ! It is somewhat difficult especially in a heavy car like this, but since then, I've adjusted the ride height just a bit so there aren't any complications at all !
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Another update: YAY NO MORE SQUEALING. MORE DRIFTING!


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Wow, those pads were down
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Wow, those pads were down
I couldn't believe how worn down they were too ! ahah
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Dope stance. How's the ride on those coilovers?
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Dope stance. How's the ride on those coilovers?
I really believe these coils are underpriced.

The ride quality is amazing beyond belief. Better than my BCs in the Lancer.
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