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      06-29-2011 09:23 PM #51
      Just a thought since your planning on getting most, if not all of the car repainted, why not have your body shop weld/fill the antenna hole. I had them do mine with my recent body work and it is soooooo nice without the antenna. Might want to take advantage of the opportunity and have the spoiler removed, welded, filled too.



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      06-29-2011 09:33 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by TTC2k5 View Post
      Jwhy not have your body shop weld/fill the antenna hole. Might want to take advantage of the opportunity and have the spoiler removed, welded, filled too.
      cheers.
      Your TT looks great!

      Ill definitly consider that at least with the antenna!
      Unfortunatly Im a sucker for the spoiler as Im also pairing it with the matte carbon spoiler extension with the valance to match.

      Even though most like it off, I like mine untouched
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      06-29-2011 09:44 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by Tempes_TT View Post
      Your TT looks great!

      Ill definitly consider that at least with the antenna!
      Unfortunatly Im a sucker for the spoiler as Im also pairing it with the matte carbon spoiler extension with the valance to match.

      Even though most like it off, I like mine untouched
      Thanks. FWIW, my guys charged about an extra hour labor for the roof and 4 hours labor for the spoiler work. I thought it was reasonable so told them to press.

      cheers.
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      07-18-2011 06:45 PM #54
      Quick update!

      Finally after about a year of driving with a broken mirror, Ive finally got it replaced!

      Before:


      After:


      Made my day.
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      08-27-2011 09:31 PM #55
      Well guys, Ive been awfully lazy as of late, so its been a while since Ive done anything or updated anything! so I guess Ill do some quick updates...

      I posted a while back that I was having issues with a leaky windshield washer fluid system... so a couple weeks ago (probably more like a month or so ago) I decided to check out and diagnose the problem... well I ended up just doing an alien delete.

      The work station....


      I took a quick peek inside to see what could have been the problem. I ended up finding out that the nipple coming out of the bottom end of the alien had snapped off due to most likely bottoming out... so every time I topped off on fluid, it all just ran right back out.
      it was pretty sweet...


      I preceded to further inspect the insides of the wheel well before I tore out the other side to remove the bumper and found a clump of rotting leafs with dark soil... lol







      I think the PO decided to go off roading with that 4x4 status??

      after struggling for a bit, I finally removed the bumper....(its running away from me...)


      well after it came off, the split down the middle seemed a lot worse after I took it off...(this was there from the previous owner...)



      I really need to get that fixed... with either patching it up and getting a votex lip, or getting a 3.2 bumper.

      Finally removed the aliens (one out of the three screws had terrible placement since you could barely fit a screw driver in there to remove it....




      Then I did a really ghetto crimp since the weather turned on a dime and got pretty bad with possible hail coming quick...I had my parents cars outside... so I had to hurry up put everything together asap.


      well thats it for that one...
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      08-27-2011 09:37 PM #56
      After a year of the annoying BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP, I pulled the trigger on the revised green coolant temp sensor. Very easy install, and only spilled a teeny bit!

      The original sensor was just death compared to what the new one looked like...then again, it was 11 years old...




      Now to fix my ABS module/sensor!
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      08-27-2011 11:51 PM #57
      looking good bro .
      if you crimp starts leaking , a bolt with the thread covered in silicone then pushed up the hose and crimped works just fine .

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      08-28-2011 08:42 AM #58
      looks good!
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      08-29-2011 08:02 PM #59
      good progress man.
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      09-01-2011 09:23 PM #60
      Thanks for the comment guys! I know its not much of a build thread so far, but Im getting there!

      Ive put the motor portion on hold for the time being as Im now saving up to buy the woman a ring instead!

      So for now, Ive been working on petty/misc items. Also, a panzer plate should be next in line soon here along with getting my ABS sensors/module fixed and some defcon bushings and misc bushing for the suspension.
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      09-01-2011 11:18 PM #61
      congrats on the ring! The fun begins when you save for the wedding haha. (I'm getting married on Oct 29th myself)
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      09-01-2011 11:50 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
      congrats on the ring! The fun begins when you save for the wedding haha. (I'm getting married on Oct 29th myself)
      Hey thanks man, and thats great!

      Im quite excited! The girlfriend will be surprised! She knows its coming, but just not so soon (planning on proposing before the end of the year...I don't wanna cheap out on the ring )

      She knows working on the TT and spending money on it has been a dream/priority of mine over most other money sucking hobbies, so shes coming off as if it wont come for quite some while. but you never know with women... Im at least hoping its a surprise lol.
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      09-06-2011 07:47 PM #63
      Well... Due to being dumb and having an attitude of "Ill just do it later" towards some stuff (primarly suspension issues), Im now paying the price..

      Just last night after getting home I had an odd feeling of checking my rear tires... So I did.

      Well my 2.5 month old tires now look like this...

      **Excuse the photos... I didnt realize I was shooting with an ISO of 1600... **

      Driver side rear


      Passenger side rear


      I thought Id wait out on purchasing a solution to my camber problem till I found something at the right price...

      Im going to take a risk and deal with raising the rear end enough to straighten out the wheels to lessen the stress on the inside tread/wall of the tires till I receive my solution to my problem. Hopefully nothing will happen during that time, and luckily winter is around the corner for the snow shoes to go on...(well...after I purchase snow tires for the stocks.... )

      Also in my mission to raise the booty, I noticed a deposit on the rear passenger side damper...


      I had a fear of it possibly being blown (or getting there) and it being an oil deposit that just gathered a lot of debris over time... I also did a few simple tests (compressing the damper by hand etc..) and all seemed well (no jerks and it took quite some force to compress)... minus the fact that it didnt really rebound at all, but then again, neither did the other one... I also went and whipped it with my finger first to see if it was possibly oil, but everything that came off was dry, it was almost like sand/dust..

      I also saw the residue in a few other places like the spindle, the trailing arm, lower control arm... Could it possibly be tire/tread residue? (Im almost positive it is, but Im no expert...)
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      09-06-2011 09:06 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
      This is final et of 10 on a 9" wheel in the rear. 215/40/18 tire. So yours would be 15mm less poke

      Hey Neb, what is your rear camber set at?? I am running a 9" rear, also w an ending ET of +10. Your fitment in the rear looks good! Did you dremmel off that little "protrusion" inside the rear wheel wells toward the aft of the car? Ive been slowly going lower and lower and as I see it now that is the only thing that is going to rub.

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      09-25-2011 11:36 PM #65
      Well I got my panzer plate installed this morning, it turned out to be easier than I thought and painless.

      Before: Mind you my original skid plate/splash guard was ripped off by a dead raccoon that I...rekilled the weekend before.


      After:


      I also took the liberty to take off my lower heat shield/protector plate off the cats. Id get this lovely rattle while I drove due to rocks making there way in between there (you can see a small pile of rocks that were removed...), and also realized it was hanging by two out of the five screws...


      Thats it for now
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      11-28-2011 10:01 PM #66
      Well guys, heres a little sneak peak of what Ive been up to. I picked up an AWD long block from a friend for $150. Ill be building this one and Ill be swapping it in my TT once its done.



      Theres really not much to look at... for now, Ill just be dissembling the block and getting it all cleaned up and preping it for the new parts.
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      11-29-2011 10:45 AM #67
      why are you swapping your block?
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      11-29-2011 05:23 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by chaldowhiteboy View Post
      why are you swapping your block?
      This.
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      11-29-2011 06:19 PM #69
      I understand that you're doing a turbo build but why is it necessary for you to swap out the block?
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      11-29-2011 07:14 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by chaldowhiteboy View Post
      I understand that you're doing a turbo build but why is it necessary for you to swap out the block?
      Its not so much a necessity as it is a luxury. My buddies brother got a hold of a very cheap long block that was a no brainier to pass up.

      Instead of having my only DD car down for a month or so to take it apart (or longer), I can calmly gather parts and piece them together, make sure everything is in the right place the right way, while I still have my car to drive. The only time my car will be down will be the week of swapping and getting it tuned. (so long as everything goes smoothly... )

      Hope that clears things up.


      ps. I still cant get over the fact of how much our cars booty look alike.
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      11-29-2011 08:13 PM #71
      Oh all right, cool man. Hopefully everything works out for you.

      And are you sure you didn't copy my ass?? lol just kidding.. yeah i have to agree.. great minds think alike
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      11-30-2011 09:30 AM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by murTTer View Post
      Hey Neb, what is your rear camber set at?? I am running a 9" rear, also w an ending ET of +10. Your fitment in the rear looks good! Did you dremmel off that little "protrusion" inside the rear wheel wells toward the aft of the car? Ive been slowly going lower and lower and as I see it now that is the only thing that is going to rub.
      Crap totally missed this.

      I had my rears set at -3 before I swapped in the custom springs (I had the H&R's in there). So I'm guessing it's around -3.5 now?

      No but I beat the *$% out of it! I need to properly cut it off.. I do rub on it though.. rubbed right through the wheel arch lining
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    23. 01-05-2012 10:29 AM #73
      Any update on this build and new block build-up?

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      01-05-2012 03:13 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by TeckniX View Post
      Any update on this build and new block build-up?
      Unfortunately no. Hit a road block. Having some financial issues with the family. Helping my parents out has been my priority with my income. Just hoping things get better soon...
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    25. 01-05-2012 04:20 PM #75
      sorry to hear bro - Hope things do get better and I'm sure they're happy that you're able to provide for them.

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