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      Not to mention the horror that FWD spools bring...

      Not to mention the horror that FWD spools bring when you snap an axle. On the street at that...
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      I was talking specifically about the Intercooler...

      I was talking specifically about the Intercooler kit/piping. I should have stated that better, sorry.



      The quality of the fab work/welding, pipe fitment is laughable at best. The welds look...
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      The build quality of the Kinetics kits is on...

      The build quality of the Kinetics kits is on par/below that of ebay kits for other cars. It's REALLY over priced for what you get.
    4. Agreed 110% It's a 100hp ABA in a 3k pound...

      Agreed 110%

      It's a 100hp ABA in a 3k pound car. The only thing they have going for them is they are moderately comfortable. Ruin that by increasing NVH, and you have a miserable car to be in.
    5. :popcorn: Subscribing to this one.

      :popcorn:

      Subscribing to this one.
    6. Because using poly in the rear control arm spot...

      Because using poly in the rear control arm spot is moronic. It is a downgrade in EVERY way, and in NO way will have a increased longevity over OEM bushings.


      Also, Evan-Fischer parts are...
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      :laugh:

      :laugh:
    8. Valvoline MAXLife ATF is now an acceptable fill...

      Valvoline MAXLife ATF is now an acceptable fill in your O1M. They just got the certification in the last year, but it is a game changer $$ wise.


      ~$18 a gallon. There would be ALOT less ZF...
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      Those work great for CV/Steering rack boots. But...

      Those work great for CV/Steering rack boots. But they loosen a few MM by design when they lock, and that makes them a pain on wrap.



      This is one of my favorite tools.
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      First, that's not at the wheels. Second, that...

      First, that's not at the wheels.

      Second, that is with IE's "kit" which is their tune and a intake that is a copy of a style that has shown a large loss in power, large increase in IAT's and...
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      Huh? 5w30 oils are "thinner" then 0w40 at...

      Huh?

      5w30 oils are "thinner" then 0w40 at operating temp, and almost the same at 32*. And a 0W40 is in NO way a "very thin" oil. In reference to Kinematic viscosity.

      And there is absolutely...
    12. The guys using Bulk China/Ebay LED's are blinding...

      The guys using Bulk China/Ebay LED's are blinding to say the least, and you can tell from 10 feet away they aren't factory.


      I was paying between $1-2 dollars a LED depending on color when I did...
    13. Factory ports are M10x1.0 gasketed. Most...

      Factory ports are M10x1.0 gasketed. Most aftermarket senders are 1/8" NPT.


      They will thread into each other and seem ok, but DO NOT try it. You can crack the housing, and it will leak.
    14. Post a picture of your intake routing. Also,...

      Post a picture of your intake routing.

      Also, what 4" maf housing? There are a few floating around that put the Sensor offset in the pipe and give inaccurate readings.

      Running any sort of...
    15. I have used a few sets from them for a few...

      I have used a few sets from them for a few different cars. GREAT quality and value. They also actually listen to requests/ideas from customers.

      I would recommend them heavily.
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      Larger than stock valves are a borderline waste...

      Larger than stock valves are a borderline waste on stock bore motors, and going too large is detrimental. The stock head/bore already has trouble with valve shrouding, no reason to make it worse,...
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      I can guarantee you haven't seen a head that...

      I can guarantee you haven't seen a head that warped perpendicular to the deck surface to cause a leak on a manifold mating surface.
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      They stopped using them late in Mk3 production. ...

      They stopped using them late in Mk3 production.

      They will in NO way cause ANY vibration if removed, and they will NOT "tighten" the other bolt if one becomes loose, as their purpuse is to...
    19. Tie fishing line to the tip and feed both in the...

      Tie fishing line to the tip and feed both in the cylinder. You can then pull the line to bend the head to be able to see the valves/combustion chamber.;)

      Works great on the good models with a...
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      Running into this same issue right now. Have a...

      Running into this same issue right now. Have a day into diagnosing it, and getting no where. Pops the 3/4 coil trace in the ICM a minute into idling.

      Any luck on your issue?
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