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    Thread: What did u do to your Mark3 yesterday?

    1. Member epic d's Avatar
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      09-17-2011 10:07 PM #17651
      they havent made toyo t1r 195/40-45/16 in over 2 yrs now. Many people switched to Falken 512 205/40 which are available exclusively through discounttiredirect. I miss t1rs a lot but falken 512s look perfect.... next time around I'm giving in and getting actual performance meaty tires.
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      09-17-2011 10:12 PM #17652
      Quote Originally Posted by sk8too View Post
      WHAT IS THIS?!?!? And what did it come off of???
      Well it was answered a few posts back, it's called a belly pan. I've been scouring ETKA and haven't found it yet, neither in the US or EU market. If the pictures had more pixels, I could read a part number off of it.
      We need a series like this state-side. I'm in if there is one, or will be one. VW Cup 2015, anyone?

      Odometer: 159410mi | 254 full tanks | 79,725.1mi | 2,784.658gal | 28.63012mpg | US$0.10273/mi

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      09-18-2011 12:03 AM #17653
      -painted my grille since i dragged it on the highway going to meet with PK a few months back
      -took out my dash so I can correctly put in my heat vents
      -soldered my new head unit harness
      -painted my hood black with

      few other things that need to be done before h2o!!

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      09-18-2011 02:32 AM #17654
      new stance Fronts 21.6" rears 22.8"
      Coilovers: FK AKs [Cash Spent: 105$ for the set !!!] Like new, not blown
      Wheels: ATS CUPS [Cash Spent: 230$ for the set !!!] Set includes: Four 8Jx15 plus 6 tires 195/50/R15
      6x9: Pioneer TS-A6903i [Cash Spent: 30$ for the set !!!] Like new
      OEM Clutch Disc: [Cash Spent: 25$ for the item !!!] Brand new not worn out

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      09-18-2011 02:38 AM #17655
      Painted the whip. Putting rubber on the new wheels tuesday so I can get rid of these ugly things.


    6. 09-18-2011 02:53 AM #17656
      Quote Originally Posted by epic d View Post
      they havent made toyo t1r 195/40-45/16 in over 2 yrs now. Many people switched to Falken 512 205/40 which are available exclusively through discounttiredirect. I miss t1rs a lot but falken 512s look perfect.... next time around I'm giving in and getting actual performance meaty tires.

      205/40/16 BFG Gforce KDW's happen to stretch PERFECT, and are GREAT street rubber.

      Too $ for most of Vortex's shallow pockets though. Going from 512's to kdw's is going from the worst available, to best.

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      09-18-2011 03:26 AM #17657
      Sold it and bought another one

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      09-18-2011 08:51 AM #17658
      Did the other side, so now we match:



      Found some rust while I was in there...



      Up until this point I have found no rust of note, besides two minor blemishes: one tiny little bubble below a tail light, and some on the fuel filler flap.

      Telescopic magnets are good for many things:


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      09-18-2011 10:49 AM #17659
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnStamos View Post
      205/40/16 BFG Gforce KDW's happen to stretch PERFECT, and are GREAT street rubber.

      Too $ for most of Vortex's shallow pockets though. Going from 512's to kdw's is going from the worst available, to best.

      That is interesting. I am 100% buying tires this winter and have some time to do some research. Maybe I'll bump my tire thread.
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      09-18-2011 11:58 AM #17660
      alignment
      finally got dookie door aligned

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      09-18-2011 06:26 PM #17661
      raised it . did some underbody coating. mad flaps on the rear . and getting ready for winter. lol sprayed/drenched anything that is or would become rust .

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      09-18-2011 06:51 PM #17662
      put my new grille on and started it for the first time in a month or so
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      Quote Originally Posted by vastxpunk View Post
      You have a harness you forgot to plug back in, and you want to know where it goes? Back where you found it would be my guess..

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      09-18-2011 06:55 PM #17663
      Quote Originally Posted by Sky-Fi View Post
      Got gas finally. 14.290 gallons. Was wondering when I was going to start getting some sputtering around corners, but decided not to find out..60 miles of the needle being just past the end of the scale was enough for me.

      Odd thing though once I started it up. Gauge was stuck down on E and then shot up to 3/4 for about 2 seconds, then dropped to 1/2, went back to 3/4, E, then stayed at 3/4. Drove it for a few minutes to see if it would do anything weird again, but it was doing the time-average slow move toward 1/1. Stopped somewhere for an errand, and did the digital tach trick since I know that makes the fuel gauge go in real-time, and it was pegged at 1/1. Don't know.
      Happened again. 14.116 this time. It stopped at 5/8 for about 5 seconds, then dropped to 3/8, then went up to 1/2 and stayed there. I watched that before starting it up. Did the digital tach trick again without starting and it was still at 1/2. Started it up and it dropped just a hair, and when I started rolling, it shot up to 1/1.

      I know there's weird issues with solder joints in the cluster, but does that sound like that issue, or is the sending unit being dirty more likely? Only does it when I fill up.
      We need a series like this state-side. I'm in if there is one, or will be one. VW Cup 2015, anyone?

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      09-18-2011 07:25 PM #17664
      Got a mk1 steering wheel on it

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      09-18-2011 07:48 PM #17665
      doesn't flow at all in my opinion
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      f**k subtlety

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      09-18-2011 07:53 PM #17666
      Nowdays us made cars what you're proud of

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      09-18-2011 08:06 PM #17667
      Not to the car, but to the wheels I've been hoarding over the years:



      I took them and dismounted the tires so I can sell and ship the wheels.
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      09-18-2011 08:14 PM #17668
      How about crap I should've done yesterday like change the control arm bushings, change the rear bushings, new bearings in the back, put new gas tank straps on, change the oil pan gasket, clean it. Oh the list goes on.

      But I did manage to pull off those stock 15 year old springs and dampers and exchange those with coilovers and the normal treatment of new bushings. But then I was bein dummy and forgot to use the thin nut off the originals in the front so I'm ridin around makin all kinds of noise till the morning. But I'm still not adjusted to my liking so ain't no stance here yet. But it will come. Had a mysterious leak in the trunk and couldn't diagnose it til I took out my tail lights to drain the water out of them that I could see the very thin foam "gasket" on the backside of them was not seating properly against the body or the tail lights. So I remedied that.

      And I also decided that its gonna be 18's not 15's, 16's, or 17's. Everyone has those sizes and the same wheels. So what do I do? Do it a little different!!

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      09-18-2011 08:46 PM #17669
      Got all the interior parts back in (A, B & C Pillars, center console and rear seats), fixed a really slow leak in one of the front strut fittings, headed to the junk yard and grabbed a bunch of rear bumper clips then got the rear bumper modified so that it would stop hitting the tires when I aired all the way out.

      All in all, a productive weekend. Didn't get everything I had wanted to done for H2Oi, but she's back together and looking good so now I just anxiously wait for Thursday and the drive down to Ocean City.

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      09-18-2011 08:51 PM #17670
      Quote Originally Posted by xkicksz View Post
      raised it . did some underbody coating. mad flaps on the rear . and getting ready for winter. lol sprayed/drenched anything that is or would become rust .
      pics to add .

      when i picked it up





      raised it . winterizing


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      09-18-2011 09:27 PM #17671
      Gave some honda kid a ride in the vrt and popped his cherry

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      09-18-2011 09:33 PM #17672
      Quote Originally Posted by 12V_VR View Post
      Gave some honda kid a ride in the vrt and popped his cherry
      Sounds like two separate things.

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      09-18-2011 09:42 PM #17673
      Quote Originally Posted by root beer View Post
      Sounds like two separate things.

      Don't worry, I accept you.
      Do you even work on your cars anymore????????

    24. 09-18-2011 09:50 PM #17674
      Quote Originally Posted by root beer View Post
      Sounds like two separate things.

      Don't worry, I accept you.


    25. 09-18-2011 10:06 PM #17675
      replaced the starter and waterpump, forgot to pick up my new cv shaft and thermostat, next weekend now I guess. right now i'm playing with an 'extra' 13mm bolt, trying to remember where i forgot to put it

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