Well i've been on the low since late 2011 with my build. Bought some LXZ's, then flipped them and got some Discontinued Scaras. Now i'm back full throttle starting with the suspension. This will more than likely be my final build thread and I will keep it updated as I get more parts in and start finalizing my GS build.
First off I wanna give a big thanks to Mike over at Original Garage -- http://ogsincebirth.com/ -- for all his help with my suspension. He's the one who got me my BC Extreme Drop Coils and all of my Battle Version stuff, so if any of you guys are needing either, i'd highly recommend contacting him as he's a great dude to work with and one of the most legit by far.
Secondly i'd like to thank Thomas (speedaddic), James @ Vipdout & Joe (MrExecutive) for all the inspiration they have given me with their builds over the years. I strive to have the #1 VIP GS build in the states, that may be a hard title to grab in everyone elses eyes, but that's what i'm aiming for.
Now enough talk and onto the pics and updates..
-: Q45/TSX Dual Retrofit
-: Philips 6k Flash White D2S Bulbs
-: Morimoto 3Five D2S Ballasts
-: Futura Design Floor Mats
-: K-Break Light Smoke Headlight/Taillight Overlays
-: BC Extreme Drop Kit 16/14kg
-: Battle Version RUCA
-: Battle Version RLCA
-: Battle Version Toe Links
-: Battle Version Traction Links
-: Figs F/R Sway Bar End Links
-: Intrax Sway Bars F/R
-: New Steering Rack Bushings
The headlights and K-Break Overlays are already on the car, hence why they're not included in the photo.
Anyways.. Started getting the car ready to install everything this weekend. Put the car up on jacks, sprayed down everything on the F/R that will be coming off and got started on the front end of the car tonight.
Me sporting my Sessions t-shirt and new coils.
Onto the work pics.. You can kind of see the light smoke overlay in this first picture and second one.
Those are all the real work photos the lady took of me tonight. Basically took off the front sway and passenger side strut then installed one of the BC Coils. Called it a night at that.. I'll update the thread with installation pics as the weekend progresses.
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so, you installed one coilover and then called it a day? you kids these days lol
BTW we have never talked about this before but what are you doing for a front UCA? or more front suspension?
you doing power also?
Originally Posted by Sevenevez
Sounds like you are doing it up right. Love the walk through pics.
But, only one coilover in a day? Lets see a pic of the Q45 TSX lights
I didn't work on the car all day yesterday. I got off around 5:30 and didn't get started touching the suspension until around 7:45 and quit at 9:30 because I had to work today.
I'll see if I can get a good pic of the lights that I actually light. Only have an iPhone 5 for pics, so yeah.
Brian, not sure what i'm going to do when it comes to the FUCA. I mean i'm running 16k in the front, so it'll be fairly stiff and i'm only gonna run a bit more than -3 camber so it's not like i'm gonna need a ton of adjustability or anything.
As far as power goes i'm not worried about it. I may have Jeff just do me a NA-T build next year and push like 325 to the wheel and that's it. I don't care for a ton of power and I don't want to inconvenience myself by having to use 85 Ethanol gas either.
Originally Posted by BLKonBLK98
that's what's up homie. knock it out.
Originally Posted by YaKuZa_GS
Nice! I like where this is headed
Originally Posted by ThomasGS4
Coming along nicely. I still laugh every time I see that license plate.
Originally Posted by Cartune
Nice progress. Keep us updated.
Originally Posted by Trevstuh
Sounding good so far bro.
Thanks guys I appreciate it.
Originally Posted by nyc80rick
What's up glad we talked in pm the other day I talked to OG and he's going to get me straight. Thanks for the eye candy can't wait till I'm installing my stuff.
Sweet dude good to hear! He's great and he'll definitely get you all sorted out.
Well Day 2 went really well.. Or should I say night 2, lol.
Got started on the GS tonight around 6 and called it quits at 9. We finished up the front end (driver side coil, sway bar & steering rack bushings) and also went ahead and did my oil change.
Then moved to the rear, which surprisingly we got everything removed within about 2 hours time. Strut, RUCA, RLCA, Traction & Toe Arm and even went ahead and put in the Battle Version RUCA. Air tools made some of this really easy. If this were all done by hand i'm sure it would have been done in about 2 1/2 hours, but still it made some parts pretty easy and fast.
Everything removed.. Sorry it's dark.
Side by side comparison of the RUCA, RLCA & Traction Link. I had FIGS Toe Links, so not much in a difference between those two.
I'll post more pics tomorrow once we're done with everything.