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    Thread: Another slammed b5 build thread.....of epic proportions

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      03-22-2012 11:49 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      Came in expecting slammed b5. Left very disappointed.

      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      lol glad I wasn't the first guy to say it.

      Lol in a couple of days I should be slammed. I dont feel like being slammed with an "slight" overheating issue. As soon as it gets taken care of, I'll hop to it. Trust me I will deliver.....
      If anything, you should see the final product in under 2 weeks (wheels mounted and done up, moar low, etc mods) but the low will very soon come.

      don't loose faith!
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      03-22-2012 11:54 PM #37
      Saves final judgement for 2 weeks from this moment.
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      03-23-2012 11:18 AM #38
      ^^tank you good sir

      SoUpdate:

      Cleaned the barrels with a brillo pad and comet last night, **** works! Also soaked my bolts in clr, so I'm gonna clean those out today. Also I'm gonna get my car worked on for the overheating issue and as soon as the problem is cleared, then I'm going straight to installing coilovers.....regardless if it's at night

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      03-23-2012 02:39 PM #39
      Love the Style 5s. I almost bought a set last year but figured they wouldn't work with the offsets and adaptors. Can't wait to see them mounted!

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      03-23-2012 10:10 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      Love the Style 5s. I almost bought a set last year but figured they wouldn't work with the offsets and adaptors. Can't wait to see them mounted!
      I'm totally jealous of your setup, I'd love to have mae's over these ANYDAY!.......perhaps....someday, maybe ?


      Yeah the only way these will work will be with a re-drill. the thinnest adapters (19mm) will put the final et at +1....which I haven't seen it on without major work.


      Update Water pump and timing belt are being changed tomorrow, practically for free then coilovers go on the same afternoon/evening.

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      03-26-2012 01:31 PM #41
      so another update:

      In the mist changing out of the water pump, turns out the PO already did the timing belt, along with everything else that needed to be replaced including the water pump so while putting back everything, the O-ring to go back in the lower rad hose snapped so cause of that, I didn't get to drive my car for the whole weekend. gonna get the replacement o-ring from the stealership today and I should be back on the road.

      Then finally....I will install my coilovers!

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      03-29-2012 04:24 PM #42
      Update with PICS!!!


      The past week and 1/2 have been.....interesting to say at the least.

      Finally replaced the radiator with a used one


      along with a new fan blade:



      Then after replacing those, the coolant temp kept tiling to the "1 o' clock" position but will go back to the middle after driving. After some research, I decided to replace the coolant temp sensor and Thermostat:





      ....and it still didn't help out. I dunno what it could it be at this point. Everything I can think of is working condition including the new water pump -___-


      ...anyways, back to the good stuff. Why have polished lips and still have a dirty barrel? So I cleaned them.

      a jar of Comet, a green brillo pad, that brass pad thingy and water is all I need to get them looking brand new








      My attempt to polish the bolts failed, so Ima paint them gold:




      And last night I spent 6 hours just installing the front coilovers....


      I found it easier to remove the large three 17 mm (i used a 5/8 spark socket) to getting the old suspension out. Idk how anyone can remove the two 13 mm bolts on the car.....

      (the one bolt in the corner is one of them)



      Cut bumpstops Because Moar Low. I don't know if had to but I did just in case.


      Switched over the top hats....


      and BAM! Business....


      Did both at the same time:


      ...and installed



      And that's where we are at the moment. Tonight I'll install the rear setup cause last night I was too tired to go on and it was already 4am......and I had work in the morning

      Then finally pics of it being slammed will follow.

      Stay Tuned.....

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      03-29-2012 05:35 PM #43
      You pull the body plugs to get to the 13mm bolts to drop the suspension. But your way works also.
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      03-30-2012 12:05 PM #44
      It was a TOTAL Bitch to get those plugs off, and that was the least of my problems. Then the angle of those two bolts made it a challenge to undo them.....I said 'efff that' and discovered it was MUCH EASIER to remove the larger three bolts.


      So update:
      Finally did the rears but it seems like I forgot to add something back there cause it's clunking somewhere and bouncing a bit too much. Also after letting my car idle for a total of 15 mins and driving slow, coolant burst out from what it seem to be the lower radiator hose. Today ima work on the rears and this coolant issue, then finally I should be polishing the wheels on saturday. Probably squeeze in some time to getting the centers re-drilled. I'll throw some pics up in a little bit.

    10. 03-30-2012 03:34 PM #45
      you spoke of epic proportions but you still fitted them with the helpers :confused Your claim may be hard to justify

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      03-30-2012 03:39 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by dubbed_up_daz View Post
      you spoke of epic proportions but you still fitted them with the helpers :confused Your claim may be hard to justify
      He still has a week to come up with slammed B5 of epic proportions
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    12. 03-30-2012 03:42 PM #47
      w3rk needs did

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      03-30-2012 03:46 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      He still has a week to come up with slammed B5 of epic proportions
      Oh you just wait.......just wait and see. I will deliver

    14. 03-30-2012 05:07 PM #49
      have you done a compression check yet?

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      03-30-2012 06:02 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by h3ooo View Post
      have you done a compression check yet?
      Turns out the upper rad hose was loose and it popped off....o.O I guess the mechanic that had my car didn't tighten it right? I would run a test but I haven't seen anything that would suspect me that it's a Head Gasket issue. Anywho, gonna work on the rears ina little bit.

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      04-02-2012 01:45 AM #51
      muthafukin update:

      Finally got the rears done and evened out the stance a little bit, but it still has a little bit of reverse rake :/ well that will change once I get the wheels mounted this thursday. Tomorrow seeing that I'm rarely off on a monday, I'll use that day to work on the wheels. ONTO TEH PICKS

      when I got them done thursday night:

      Fronts are 23ish


      Rears are 22 1/2 ish



      ....and I still have about 2 inches of thread left all around, so they can get low.


      the rears were bouncy and making some clunking noise. Turns out i needed bumpstop for the strut mount. The old ones were corroding away, so I got a bit creative.

      the coilovers came with these:


      ...so I used the half of the bumpstops i've cut and put the spacers in.



      ...and then BAM, SUCCESS!!


      No more clunking noise and the bouncing stopped!


      Put the bumper back on saturday....




      My impromptu Skid plate, so i can stop worrying....



      And current shots of the car today:





      ....i'll fix the rake once I get the wheels mounted, then I can properly dial in the stance. My verdict on the coilovers:

      Soft and bouncy like eibach sportlines, but not too bouncy. Good for daily driving and I've yet to test the handling but it seems like it can handle itself when it comes to it. Do i like it? Yeah. I only wished it can be firmer so I wouldn't have to hit bumps so easily and hit the jack points under the car (kept freaking out, thinking I was hitting the pan, lol)


      Next are the wheels.....stay tuned

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      04-03-2012 11:36 AM #52
      So this happened last night:








      Finally got the faces redrilled to 5x112. Looks very OEM, so this will make it great for me to resell them once I get bored

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      04-03-2012 11:45 AM #54
      awesome! cant wait to see this finished. hurrrry!!!

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      04-03-2012 11:46 AM #55
      how much did it cost to get them redrilled?

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      04-03-2012 11:50 AM #56
      Is the car FWD?

      Those wheels are gonna look so dope. I think you should paint the centers.

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      04-03-2012 12:08 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by bronz View Post
      awesome! cant wait to see this finished. hurrrry!!!
      Quote Originally Posted by bronz View Post
      how much did it cost to get them redrilled?
      I'm bout to polish the lips, while at work. What yu kno bout multi-taskin'?!? lol and the shop charged me 200 for all 4, great deal IMO

      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      Is the car FWD?

      Those wheels are gonna look so dope. I think you should paint the centers.
      Yep it a fwd and I'm actually gonna paint the centers a metallic root beer brown. This thursday I should have the tires mounted on them and the stance evened out, totally excite!

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      04-03-2012 12:36 PM #58
      Still have 2 days left!
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      04-03-2012 02:12 PM #59
      Putting in work. I like that.
      Keep it up man. Silver love.
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      04-03-2012 04:40 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      Still have 2 days left!
      I still accepted the challenge

      Quote Originally Posted by fbm93 View Post
      Putting in work. I like that.
      Keep it up man. Silver love.
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      04-03-2012 08:13 PM #62
      Currently doin' work at work


    28. 04-03-2012 09:42 PM #63
      Are you cleaning your wheels in a salon?

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      04-04-2012 12:55 AM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by doubleu8 View Post
      Are you cleaning your wheels in a salon?
      Like a boss. and yes it USED to be a salon. lol. My family owns a business.

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      04-04-2012 11:39 AM #65
      lookin good dude, car seems to be coming back to life since previous owner didnt do ****.
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      04-04-2012 06:43 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by JsmokeVR6 View Post
      lookin good dude, car seems to be coming back to life since previous owner didnt do ****.
      This. Mine has taken a lot of work to bring it back to life (and still needs moar), so I feel your pain.
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      04-04-2012 11:31 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by JsmokeVR6 View Post
      lookin good dude, car seems to be coming back to life since previous owner didnt do ****.
      Quote Originally Posted by EliteEmerz View Post
      This. Mine has taken a lot of work to bring it back to life (and still needs moar), so I feel your pain.
      Yeah it's a long journey but I ain't givin' up.


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      Almost done polishing them

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      You're really making me regret not buying the set of style 5's that was for sale around here a couple months ago. They're going to look great man
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