soo where'd did you get those wheels at?
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Quote, originally posted by DuBiN RiCaN » soo where'd did you get those wheels at?
Shagwagon from down here in south florida
hahah sweet what turbo? and more importantly what for?
I actually thought of doing that with the gauge...but I didn't want to lose any of the other gauges. I definitely may do that at some point but I'm trying to avoid taking the interior out again for a while haha
(my brakes broke)
Fellow lister just sold his brakes to me (nothing has been exchanged yet, but an agreement has been arrived upon)
I get his whole bbk setup. Boxster S / Carrera Monoblock calipers, A8 rotors (american), modified hubs, and adapter brackets.
I really didn't plan on spending this kind of money...but it had to be done, so that kinda changes my plans for the car this summer. Boo freakin hoo
I'm not going to be able to spend much more on it due to the other mods I need to do just to freakin get these on lol.
I'm going to need new wheel bearings, adapters for the porsche wheels, hardware, two new tires for the wheels within a week of having them on probably....
and then wont have jack **** in my wallet. I'll spend the rest of what I have on getting an exhaust all the way back, and getting a decent tune when Kevin finishes up my ECU.
The car will be lookin' right after this though!!! Only thing is that I'll definitely want to get it lower asap because it will just be doing the car and the wheels an injustice otherwise.
Looks like the Holset is just going to have to sit pretty for a while. Hopefully I'll be able to pick up another job this summer AND a job during the fall up at school. If that all works out, it WILL be ready to go for big power in the fall.
Modified by loxxrider at 6:43 PM 6-2-2009
Why are you surprised?
Its basically the cheapest option for me right now.
My rotors are toast, so pads and rotors for my UFO's are almost the same cost as going with this kit. The guy I'm buying it from is giving me a pretty good deal.
I don't know what other options I'd have that are cost effective, quick, and work decently.
It has been a week of audi awesomeness.
Here are things to come within the next 10 days.
Brake parts will be here friday (still need to order wheel bearings and get brake lines...any info on brake line fittings I might need and length would be greatly appreciated)
To put the brakes on, I need to put my wheels on. So I just ordered adapters from Adapt-it-usa...they were great, and it cost a grand total of ~$210 for all 4 in 26mm and 32mm thicknesses. They should be here in about 10 days, so expect to see pics of this fat goodness soon.
Also, on friday I am making a 3" exhaust all the way back.
I am soooooooooo excited for all of this!
Now I have a set of rods that I don't plan on using so if anyone wants a set of AAN rods let me know.
Nope, I think I'm going to try out eagle...and I have two options for pistons. I forget the name of one company but I will put it up as soon as I get it, and Cosworth. Cosworth puts out stuff that is worlds apart from JE or Weisco, etc...and for similar price. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
and now that I've decided to go all out, I might just go with a set of custom grind cams too. Right now the plan for the head is just 7A and rev the poo out of it (with some valve springs), but I may change it up to a really high lift setup, etc. We'll see where that goes.
Modified by loxxrider at 4:01 PM 6-10-2009
did you get prices on anything?
here is the latest progress i've made
Quote » and here is a rough draft of the design!
I can make it a lot prettier...but I'll have to see how much that adds to machining costs.
The holes on the vertical side of the bracket will be threaded. All dimensions are somewhat rough, but this was just to get the basic design down. It will take me like 5 more minutes to get it perfected once I can measure everything super accurately.
I also need to add a little cutout for the standard fit holes on the horizontal face to accommodate where that fillet is.
a rapid prototype lol
Ahhh I was bad...I just got back from totally annihilating my final differential equations test though, so I fee like I am deserving.
Just bought the Phoenix Gold RSD6.5cs components for the front stage of the audi. They are THE BEST speakers period for sub $500 a set. Reviewers say they will compete with some $1k sets even.
I have personal experience with them in my last car and I can definitely say they are truly incredible if set up right. I think it will be a challenge to get them in this car. I intend to have the midbasses in their own enclosures in the doors, and I'm not sure where I'm going to put the tweeters. I may just put them in place of the (probably) 3" or so infinity components that are in my dash. Imaging would not be perfect...but whatever.
I also want to replace my 12" setup for a competition 10". Although the 12 is very nice, I just want something a little more punchy and only a proper 10 can deliver that.
On that note, if anyone wants to buy some audio stuff for cheap let me know! I have infinity speakers for the front doors and dash, (infinities in the rear deck also if anyone wants them), and alpine headunit, some MTX 4-channel amp, and 2 different 12" subs and a 12" box to choose from. I will sell any and all of it for very cheap, so just shoot me an offer if you want it! I can get specific model numbers/specs and pics of anything if interested.
Still waiting on adapters maybe they will come today (praying)
Exhaust is rescheduled for tomorrow...so thats exciting
ok its been a really long time since I've updated and a LOT of stuff has happened.
Here are the major updates from over on MG
Quote, originally posted by loxxrider » few more pics
again, dont mind rear bumper damage! lol
and so you can see the poke
I will take side shots when the front wheels are on. It looks good...but slightly out of place without being low
also I think I have decided that this car needs all red tails...end of story. Whatcha think?
Quote, originally posted by loxxrider » :woowoo:
Just got some cool new tools. I got a craftsman 1/2" air impact, 3/4 and 18mm impact sockets, a tire filler thing with gauge, etc. Also had to buy a tire plug set as I found a nail in one of the rear tires. No wonder it wouldn't hold air haha. Holds it plenty well now!
All things to make my life easier when working on cars (this car)
Also I am about to order two new front tires for my new wheels. They are 225 40 18. Best part is they are $77 a piece lol. Nexen tires, look them up. They are pretty decent. Everyone that uses them seems to think they are a great deal considering they almost compete with tires more than double their price. They are a super performance summer tire or something like that.
here's what they look like
I was also quoted $98 a piece for the rear 255 35 18's.
Still hoping the brake lines and wheel bearings get here thursday, and some speakers should be here today
Quote, originally posted by loxxrider » let me first just say our cars were REALLY dirty lol...we didn't intend to do a shoot tonight, but we had like an hour or two to dick around before going to see Transformers 2 (which was awesome) so we stopped in and took these.
These were just kinda a test to see what we want to do with these cars soon in a legit shoot. Again, the lights aren't as dark as they appear here. I'll get day shots tomorrow. They look so effing amazing.
here is a shot of my old car that I took here...its what I intend to do with these cars when they are washed and my wheels are on all 4 corners lol
also, I am pulling my fenders for SURE (or just rolling). It will just set off the stance of this car like crazy. Wow I never thought I'd be going for looks on this car but its fun as hell!
oh and I don't like this pic...but you all have waited long enough for a side shot lol...so here's one...kinda
Quote, originally posted by loxxrider » Here are the new components for the front of the car. I don't really have a good plan yet for them, but I'll lay out something tentative.
Midbasses in the door panels, tweeters up on the dash. I need to rewire an unknown amount of the car with good speaker wire. I sure hope it isn't much. Crossovers mounted in the doors. I'll figure out a way to mount the tweets...thats not a big deal at all. The midbasses are however.
They need to be sealed to sound any good, and that seems to mean that I'll have to make some custom enclosures out of fiberglass or something. I don't know how much airspace they need though. I'll have to post up on an audio forum to find out what people think. Whatever I do, I want it to fit behind the stock panels without modification. I can actually sit the whole woofer right under the window reg if I wanted to and it would clear the window when it comes down. So I have plenty of room to cut into the metal frame of the door if I need clearance. Its just a matter of brushing up on my fiberglass skills unless I figure out/you guys suggest something different.
tried to fit them into the bose housing...not happening lol
I had no idea what was in the doors before...but I figured they'd at least be bigger than what I'd seen in the dash before. No chance. They weren't even sealed in the pods. No wonder they sounded like poo. (for sale if anyone wants)
The new ones kinda dwarf them
Quote, originally posted by loxxrider » Wooo got the first one (speaker pod mod) finally done. The second will take much less time since I wont be guessing what I have to do.
Its not pretty, but it gets the job done. It will not be seen lol. I threw it on my home theater setup just for ****s and ran some bass mechanik just to get the low low stuff and start pumpin some air. I found a couple of leaks this way (actually from holes in the wooden ring I made and where the wires come thru the box), and I siliconed them all up just now. In the morning I will hook it all up in the car and see what she can do! I'll be interested to hear how it sounds ported vs unported.
btw I had to mount it at an angle like that (logo not straight up and down) due to space constraints.
also received word that a package is waiting for me for pickup on monday from Mr. Black. Finally my MAT sensor issue will be taken care of and I'll be ready to tune!!! (and have launch control again MUAHAHAHAHAHH! )
Should also receive tires monday and brake parts should have been here this past week (not Apikol's fault). The shipping company is just being lame. Sooo maybe things will go as planned this week and I can have a tuned car with brakes, the most badass SQ sound system I've had, and new tires! Oh, and all four wheels mounted finally. I wont have to look like a slob with 2 different wheels on the car lol.
AND I got my own air compressor! I believe its a 20 gal or so. It will run the air tools I have all day just fine. :woowoo: I feel like a baller with all of this stuff, but all of it isn't really costing me much of anything except the brake stuff lol. Don't be fooled! I only make minimum wage! :-D
Quote, originally posted by loxxrider » Oh my....
I finalized the driver's side setup today (save for fitting the door panel). Made sure EVERYTHING was sealed up completely.
I then fired it up and was impressed...but I knew something was amiss. It sounded good, but when I went to crank it up it started to sound distorted. I knew it was hardly being put through its paces though. (This is what you call clipping correct?) I then realized that I forgot to wire it bridged to the 500.4.
Once it was bridged, I turned that sucker up without once hearing any kind of distortion. It was super punchy and extended into the lows quite well. Its the RSD experience that I once had in my old car
The only problem is that with the car on, while receiving audio to the Hx-D10 thru the cd-changer that is in the car, I get some kind of ground interference. Not from any of the other inputs though. Unfortunately my Hx-D10 is very, very picky about which CD's it will read so I am forced to use the CD-changer a lot. As soon as I get my ipod put back together that will be a non-issue :lol:
Quote, originally posted by loxxrider » Wow, another good day for the Audi.
I picked up my newly repaired ECU. I have launch control back yesssssssssssssss! haha. Its fun too because its on a toggle...AND its connected to the e-brake, so in order for it to work you have to have the toggle on and the e-brake not on the floor. To disengage it just drop the e-brake and you are off.
I should be tuning it on Friday. Also got tires! AND I got brake lines and new wheel bearings. So now everything is ready to go. Now I just need a new can of Pentosin
and thats all for now!