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    Thread: 30k Mile Build Thread...

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      08-30-2011 02:32 AM #1


      Wha? I thought it was funny. I needed a title and I suck at creativity.

      Anywho....at 30k miles I can't really call it a rebuild thread. When I bought this car I told myself I would leave it alone and leave all the go fast bits to the '93. Well, that lasted a week I think if I remember correctly. I couldn't live with the PO so called "improvements", so it has been an ongoing fix this, replace that kind of thing. But nothing that really strayed too far away from the stock appeal that couldn't be easily undone. Anybody that knows me, knows I like to drive that crap out of it...hell, I'll drive the crap out of anything with 2 or 4 wheels. So there are things about the stock setup that just won't do.

      It's been five years and 10k miles since I bought this '94. This thread is about the things I think fall under the "improvement" heading...some will agree, some will disagree. It's all good under the hood. Criticism, opinions, and comments welcome...

      I'll post some pics of it as is when I bought it to start things off.













      Last edited by SLC4EVER; 11-26-2011 at 12:58 AM.
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    2. 08-30-2011 02:57 AM #2
      mmmmkay...
      Quote Originally Posted by BlueVR View Post

      yes i am still into Vag...

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      08-30-2011 03:01 AM #3
      Qué?
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      08-30-2011 05:18 AM #4
      Thread title made me LOL


      ...and watching
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      08-30-2011 09:14 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by ein View Post
      Qué?


      Either add some substance in here already, or you will be forced to lock your own thread!



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      08-30-2011 10:48 AM #6


      I stayed up way past my bed time last night trying to find an old pic. Needless to say I was late getting on the road to work. Will search for content when I get home, I promise.
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    7. 08-30-2011 11:49 AM #7
      We need pics of the Recaro collection

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      08-30-2011 12:40 PM #8
      hi im here for the thread
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    9. 08-30-2011 12:46 PM #9
      I told the '93 about this thread and she sends her regards. It was something like, "f him."

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      08-30-2011 12:50 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by tachycardia View Post
      I told the '93 about this thread and she sends her regards. It was something like, "f him."
      ha.
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      08-30-2011 03:27 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by leebro61 View Post
      We need pics of the Recaro collection
      That collection is shrinking. ;-)

      Quote Originally Posted by LBSOHK View Post
      hi im here for the thread
      Glad to have ya back.

      Quote Originally Posted by tachycardia View Post
      I told the '93 about this thread and she sends her regards. It was something like, "f him."
      LMAO! One of these days I will give it some love too. That will be the 185 Kay Resurrection Thread.
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      08-30-2011 03:30 PM #13
      I may be retarded... but I'm a little confused as to what the thread is about? If it's just to whore out the 94' Amen. If you are starting a real build thread, boost it.

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      08-30-2011 03:41 PM #14
      It's about past, present, and current changes in the works. Things that I think need improvement over a stock Corrado. Boost isn't an option for this one. Too much hassle with CA smog inspections.

      You may or may not have seen this...



      It is currently much further along the disassembly stage.
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      08-30-2011 03:52 PM #15
      Wow, you stole your kid's blankee to protect your trailing arm paint? That's hardcore!
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      08-30-2011 03:57 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by ein View Post
      Wow, you used your blankee to protect your k-frame paint? That's hardcore!


      Why invite corrosion with some missing paint, right? Don't all Corrado owners do this?!
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      08-30-2011 05:07 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by SLC4EVER View Post


      Why invite corrosion with some missing paint, right? Don't all Corrado owners do this?!
      That is damn funny right there! If my 2YO saw that, she'd freak!

      But when I saw the title of this thread, I thought this kind of "kay".....$30k

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      08-30-2011 06:25 PM #18


      Bite your tongue! Somebody shoot me if it ends up being that kind of Kay!
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      08-30-2011 08:40 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by SLC4EVER View Post


      Bite your tongue! Somebody shoot me if it ends up being that kind of Kay!
      It's bound to happen at some point.

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      08-30-2011 09:21 PM #20
      I think I'll stay well under $30k.

      <---keep telling yourself that
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      08-31-2011 09:42 PM #21
      Told myself I would never install a strut bar on the this car for the fact that it requires cutting threaded studs off the strut tower. Not my idea of "easily undone". But I'm over that...



      I wouldn't say this is exactly a noticeable improvement...but it's got the rare-provement factor going on. So it only seems fitting that it go on the '94. If it were just any old Eibach bar it would be sitting on the shelf. Like these.... lol.



      No worries, I have plans for all three. That will come later...
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    22. 09-01-2011 12:16 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by SLC4EVER View Post
      Told myself I would never install a strut bar on the this car for the fact that it requires cutting threaded studs off the strut tower. Not my idea of "easily undone". But I'm over that...



      I wouldn't say this is exactly a noticeable improvement...but it's got the rare-provement factor going on. So it only seems fitting that it go on the '94. If it were just any old Eibach bar it would be sitting on the shelf. Like these.... lol.



      No worries, I have plans for all three. That will come later...
      I have to ask you not to put that strut bar on.
      dont cut into the front towers in any way, please. they really just get in the way at the end of the day and put holes in the strut towers. hang the bar up in the garage, youll see it more there.
      Quote Originally Posted by BlueVR View Post

      yes i am still into Vag...

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      09-01-2011 12:31 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by hubbell View Post
      they really just get in the way at the end of the day and put holes in the strut towers. hang the bar up in the garage, youll see it more there.
      I've struggled with it for a long time my friend, believe me. As far as getting in the way, that will be addressed. I have an Eibach on the '93 and yeah that thing is annoying. This one will be done "right". Or at least in my opinion the way Eibach should have done it.
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      09-01-2011 12:33 AM #24
      Does this mean the '94 will be in pieces for years to come or that you will finish it, than sell it to Jeff?

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      09-01-2011 12:37 AM #25


      No, I miss driving it...so it won't be long.

      Welcome back dude! Now sell some sweet Corrado gear!
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    26. 09-01-2011 12:37 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by james@spoonfedtuning View Post
      Does this mean the '94 will be in pieces for years to come or that you will finish it, than sell it to Jeff?
      well lookie lookie who it is....

      glad to see you back.
      Quote Originally Posted by BlueVR View Post

      yes i am still into Vag...

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      09-01-2011 12:39 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by SLC4EVER View Post
      Now design some more sweet Corrado gear!
      This too.
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      09-01-2011 12:46 AM #28
      Figured my first post should be a good one.

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      09-01-2011 12:52 AM #29
      Yeah, I'm still waiting to see it.

      I would think your first post would be posting a picture of every single piece SFT has. Why ya wasting your first on this thread?! Get on it! Put that advertising to work!
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      Quote Originally Posted by SLC4EVER View Post
      ^^Damn


      Quote Originally Posted by SLC4EVER View Post
      If it were just any old Eibach bar it would be sitting on the shelf. Like these.... lol.



      No worries, I have plans for all three. That will come later...
      ^^And best looking strut bar IMHO - you have three of those? I hate you......
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      09-01-2011 01:21 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by RedYellowWhite View Post
      I hate you......
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      Quote Originally Posted by james@spoonfedtuning View Post
      Figured my first post should be a good one.
      Nice post count NOOB....
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      09-01-2011 05:39 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by hubbell View Post
      I have to ask you not to put that strut bar on.
      dont cut into the front towers in any way, please. they really just get in the way at the end of the day and put holes in the strut towers. hang the bar up in the garage, youll see it more there.
      I totally agree. Mine had the Eibach bar when I bought it and it was installed terribly. They banged up the lip of the rain tray to get to the rear bolt. When I took it off the tops of the strut towers were disgusting. I had them cleaned up and the holes welded shut. Nice clean look now without the bar there. I don't care if it has any driving improvements.

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      09-01-2011 05:48 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by SLC4EVER View Post
      Boost isn't an option for this one. Too much hassle with CA smog inspections.
      I hear ya, I wouldn't touch that car either. And please, please, please don't put that strut bar on there. I would boost it before drilling into those fresh towers. But none the less, this car is a beaut. I dig the wheels big time too. They are 18's right?

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      09-01-2011 05:49 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by iAco View Post
      I totally agree. Mine had the Eibach bar when I bought it and it was installed terribly. They banged up the lip of the rain tray to get to the rear bolt. When I took it off the tops of the strut towers were disgusting. I had them cleaned up and the holes welded shut. Nice clean look now without the bar there. I don't care if it has any driving improvements.
      Yep, hitting on all the points that bug me about the Eibach bar too. Trust me, they will be addressed and I think you guys will like what I've done.

      Stay tuned...
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