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    Thread: A very technical build - PART II

    1. 03-20-2012 09:10 AM #71
      Yeah, that's true... but since I do it for my audio itch, I usually go off with deadener and cover the entire interior of the car, doubling up in some key areas.

      I do this to lessen the localization of my speakers due to their vibration. It's partly habit from past competition installs, but also since I have 8" midbasses and two 15" subs, so vibration is something I'm familiar with.

      I think in the case you guys are dealing with, which is a specific component making the noise, it should be doable, and produce good results.

      I have to say that in my JSW, pretty much all of the road noise now comes from my windows, which I unfortunately can't do anything about.

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      03-21-2012 11:46 PM #72
      ^^^Thanks for cluttering up my thread jerks!

      Anyways i finally found a house to buy so that has almost gone through so i now have a free weekend coming up. Got some work done this evening. Pictures!!

      Work area

      Keeping the wiring very clean this time, well it was clean last time too, just cleaner i guess

      Wires on the right are quick disconnects for the compressors. Rated at 10AWG each side i am running them as two positives to the compressors. Going to ground the compressors to the metal vibration frame, which will ground to the frame of the car. Tubing coming from the shut off valve in the trunk already

      Pressure gauge and pressure transducer

      Air tool quick connect directed so i have access from the back seats

      205psi safety valve to prevent over pressurization

      Water trap to manifold. also a good picture of the relay wiring. Relays are placed as such so that i have access to swap them out or check them or even just pull them from the trunk compartment in the side electrical box



      Mocked up

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      03-22-2012 12:20 AM #73
      Did you use liquid ptfe? How did you like it? Planning on using it as well.
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      03-22-2012 12:23 AM #74
      congrats on the house !!! going through the same and i'm sure you're excited as i am
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      03-22-2012 12:24 AM #75
      so much greatness!

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      03-22-2012 12:33 AM #76
      Well, my offer to help still stands MechEngg...I really had NO IDEA that you had a build thread over here...till I saw your post on Eurodrivers.ca....DAMN...now I really want to be a part of this...even if its just getting you a beer...or coffee! LOL
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      03-22-2012 12:40 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by Niagara_V_Dub View Post
      Did you use liquid ptfe? How did you like it? Planning on using it as well.
      Yup all liquid PTFE. It is the only stuff i will use, just slather it on and make sure you push it down into the threads. All except the first thread. Then tighten it up and wipe off the excess (i know i forgot on a few)

      Quote Originally Posted by kilimats View Post
      congrats on the house !!! going through the same and i'm sure you're excited as i am
      Thanks man, i'm stoked!! Plus it is like a mandatory savings account

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      so much greatness!
      I try

      Quote Originally Posted by Geobmx4life View Post
      Well, my offer to help still stands MechEngg...I really had NO IDEA that you had a build thread over here...till I saw your post on Eurodrivers.ca....DAMN...now I really want to be a part of this...even if its just getting you a beer...or coffee! LOL
      Pm me if you don't have my ph no.
      Heya dude! Yeah i'm just plugging away at it an hour or so a night, this saturday is the big day for wiring if you want to come by? Sunday is frame notch with Martin in order to get it out of the way for when i actually do put the bags on.

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      03-22-2012 12:46 AM #78
      PM'dddddd

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      03-22-2012 02:37 AM #79
      congrats on the house man! we will have to get your garage all set up once you move in

    10. 03-22-2012 08:57 AM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by MechEngg View Post
      ^^^Thanks for cluttering up my thread jerks!
      Then quit posting such conversation-starting pics, man!

      Anyhoo, another cograts on the house; I moved into our place last April, it's a great mid-cen modern, but now all of my extra $$ is going to remodeling the joint.

      It's a good thing, but still, sometimes... puts the "fun" stuff on hold.

      Ahh, life in your early 40's.

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      03-22-2012 03:49 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by martin13 View Post
      congrats on the house man! we will have to get your garage all set up once you move in
      Garage isn't the biggest in the world, but shelves are a must for tools. Even has a smallish area in the basement behind a door for a mini workshop

      Quote Originally Posted by John Reid View Post
      Then quit posting such conversation-starting pics, man!

      Anyhoo, another cograts on the house; I moved into our place last April, it's a great mid-cen modern, but now all of my extra $$ is going to remodeling the joint.

      It's a good thing, but still, sometimes... puts the "fun" stuff on hold.

      Ahh, life in your early 40's.
      Haven't even hit 25 yet, can't even imagine what 40 would be like

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      03-22-2012 04:48 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by MechEngg View Post
      Garage isn't the biggest in the world, but shelves are a must for tools. Even has a smallish area in the basement behind a door for a mini workshop
      I'll have to see it and then I can start thinking of crazy ways to utilize space.

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      03-23-2012 11:03 PM #83
      Box is completely wired.











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      03-23-2012 11:55 PM #84
      love your builds but you do know that you pierced the bottom orange wire with the staple?

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      03-24-2012 04:22 AM #85
      Haha yup I certainly did staple that wire. I noticed that right after I did it but it didn't cut the wire in half, so the staple just has a slight positive voltage. Shouldn't be a problem with no open grounds in reach

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      03-24-2012 08:38 PM #86
      More work done! See that i can actually do stuff when i'm not looking at houses

      Plumbed the compressors in. And yes i went straight to PTC.



      Stripped the compressor wiring, i'm 99% sure i don't need one of these grounds, just not sure which one of the smaller ones is connected to the cooling fan though so i left both of them


      Quick connects for only positive to compressors. Wiring is 10ga but i believe that the connectors will create quite a bit of losses so i went with double 10ga for just the power and i am grounding the actual compressor frame instead.


      Small sub amplifier fits perfectly in the box, success


      In the trunk




      False wall just placed where abouts it should be

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      03-25-2012 08:27 PM #87
      Frame notch. A bit premature since i don't have the bags in but i will be ready for it. Much thanks to Martin13 for the help and his welding
      3" sch40 pipe, 3.5" hole saw, kept the stock IC mounting post


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      03-26-2012 02:32 PM #88
      very nice work love your attention to detail. Cant wait to see everything finished!
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      03-31-2012 10:25 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by xcrunnr93 View Post
      very nice work love your attention to detail. Cant wait to see everything finished!
      Thanks!

      Got almost all the wiring done today, just a little bit more to go along the passengers side

      Also a few hidden switches for the compressors because the other switches were $50 each plus $30 for each auto resetting relay. So way too expensive for me right now


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      04-03-2012 11:35 PM #90
      Alright wiring officially done. Such a relief, took about 10 hours total to do all the wiring for the switches, gauges, and run it all neatly to the back without the main power causing amp flow in other wires.

      Also got the carpeting done for the trunk just have to do the false wall and should all be good


      Tank pressure gauge, also linked to a switch so i can just run it black sometimes when i don't feel like being blinded at night by it. But as a whole i absolutely love this gauge and how it flows with the car

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      04-04-2012 12:26 AM #91
      Never seen that tank gauge before, such a beauty, more info ?
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      04-04-2012 12:36 AM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by kilimats View Post
      Never seen that tank gauge before, such a beauty, more info ?
      It is an Air Zenith digital pressure gauge. Reads 0-220 psi and on an open circuit (AKA wire breaks or pressure sender breaks) it reads 220 and flashes instead of just reading zero which is a nice feature so you know to check it. Not that e-level needs a gauge, it is just nice to keep an eye on. When the gauge is off, which is why I wired in the switch, it is completely blacked out so it looks good and not out of place at all. I also love the color band around the outside which is basically like an analog version of the digital pressure readout (AKA 110psi lights up exactly half of the LEDs around the outside).
      Startup also gives you the option to read the battery voltage for 30 seconds instead of pressure so you can monitor that. But I have a seperate voltmeter so I disabled that feature.
      Bagriders carries them with the sender for around $70 or something I believe the last time I checked

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      04-07-2012 03:39 AM #93
      Some pictures from today. Spent all day installing everything/eating food/running around getting tools. I'll let Sean post a picture of the car all finished. I don't want to ruin it for everyone












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      04-07-2012 01:59 PM #94
      Damn Martin, you take some great pictures!

      For all those who don't know i had a bunch of people over yesterday and we powered through the strut install and running the lines, swapped out the alternator and upgraded all the engine bay wiring to 0 gauge, put all of the boxes in the back and did the final wiring connections and e-level sensors.

      I will get some pictures up later today when i go for a wash.

      Unfortunately i will have to drive at "3" for a few days until i can get a proper alignment done or i will eat up my winter tires

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      04-07-2012 08:26 PM #95
      Pictures. Second Photobucket account because bandwidth went over, so pics will be back up April 9th from the first account.









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      04-07-2012 08:38 PM #96
      finally!! looks soooo much better with the bra off.

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      04-07-2012 08:39 PM #97
      looking good! we will fix that fender and take some proper photos next week

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      04-07-2012 08:41 PM #98
      try dropbox, no bandwith limitation, quicker to upload
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      04-07-2012 08:48 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by jettaaddictionII View Post
      finally!! looks soooo much better with the bra off.
      Bra will be going back on, it just needs a wash
      Again it's my car, my rules.

      Quote Originally Posted by martin13 View Post
      looking good! we will fix that fender and take some proper photos next week
      Yes please. Wheels will be on next weekend so we are going to have to get a few people together.

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      04-07-2012 09:39 PM #100
      What do you have ziptied on your bumper?
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      04-07-2012 09:58 PM #101
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      What do you have ziptied on your bumper?
      Oil pan heater cord. I'm up in Canada eh

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      04-09-2012 12:25 AM #103
      It looks really good man.

      Did you get all the compressors running yet? Hows the fill time?

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      04-09-2012 12:27 AM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by Slamtastic View Post
      It looks really good man.

      Did you get all the compressors running yet? Hows the fill time?
      Yup all compressors running, but i can only run 2 of them at idle, i need to be revving 1500 to keep up the juice for the third one. Fill time is ridiculous

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      04-09-2012 12:31 AM #105
      I'm sure it is! Get those summers on so we can take some pics, I gotta see those things in action.

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