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Old 03-08-2018, 10:52 AM   #253
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Going into the meth zone...

I've been collecting a few parts so far:

* BSH throttle pipe
* SNOW upgraded solenoid (for just past the tank I believe)
* BSH Pump bracket
* SNOW pump, 300psi
* MAF-U controller

Still need:
* Tank, low level sensor, low level alert
* Line
* Nozzles (anyone have recommended starting points for a dual nozzle on a K04 setup?
* Throttle spacer plate
* 2 more solenoids, one prior to each nozzle

I am in the midst of planning a cell phone gauge pod. I will have a cell phone mounted somewhere at all times communicating through one of the car diag apps via a bluetooth obd2 pigtail. I think as far as tuning goes i need to watch AFR and dial it in, then get my 100 octane tune and re-dial it in?
I commented on the meth thread but I'll answer here as well haha.

I'm not sure the MAF controller is the best method to use for our cars but I cannot confirm why that is (I remember reading about it somewhere). Usually controlling by boost is better.

Purchase your tank here: https://www.usplastic.com/

Your line, nozzles and such can all be purchased from where ever you choose.

Maybe instead of a separate cell phone for keeping an eye on things look into the Polar FIS. Makes great use of the oem OBD screen. Its timing correction that you really want to keep an eye on not so much AFR.
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:12 AM   #254
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Thanks man.

What tank did you get? Lot of options on there, I want something trunk mounted in the spare tire area (I don't carry a spare) with a siphon area, and holes already in it for tubing.

Ah really on the MAF? theres so much info & conflicting info out there. Most sources I found said for for MAF with these cars, NOT boost. lol. Only reasoning I have which may hold a candle is how our cars boost spike & taper off pretty hard.. in my case, ~25psi peak that tapers and holds ~20psi to redline. Granted, i'd just set it to full spray before 20psi.
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:59 AM   #255
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Had my wheel bearings replaced and superpro ball joints installed by Jay and Carson last week or so. Fixed my riding noises and highway speed shakes!! So happy.

We revised the 'to do' suspension list together while I will release shortly.

Other than that, a few more fun updates approaching... stay tuned
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:54 AM   #256
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Had my wheel bearings replaced and superpro ball joints installed by Jay and Carson last week or so. Fixed my riding noises and highway speed shakes!! So happy.

We revised the 'to do' suspension list together while I will release shortly.

Other than that, a few more fun updates approaching... stay tuned
Curious to hear how the Superpro adjustable ball joints hold up and whether they hold their adjustment over time. I've been looking at a set to gain a little more static camber to go along with the Superpro ALK I have.
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Old 03-21-2018, 01:33 PM   #257
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We will see; unfortunately while we were in there throwing them in we found that my superpro endlinks' boots didn't hold up for the 10k miles Ive had them. No clunks yet but damn.
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:25 PM   #258
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Curious to hear how the Superpro adjustable ball joints hold up and whether they hold their adjustment over time. I've been looking at a set to gain a little more static camber to go along with the Superpro ALK I have.
I have the superpro ball joints... 15k miles later they're still spot on.
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:27 PM   #259
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I have the superpro ball joints... 15k miles later they're still spot on.
Thanks for the feedback! Looks like a TS deadset kit and Superpro ball joints are next on my list.
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Old 03-23-2018, 06:27 PM   #260
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Good to know. It was hard to justify so much $ for technically a part that tends to get used up.
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Old 03-25-2018, 12:23 PM   #261
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Started collecting some new detailing goodies

Cheapish power washer
A chemical guys blower/dryer. Excited to see how that performs for getting water out of crevices and if the below goes well, the paint.

C-quartz glass coating kit. Going to perform:
Very detailed undercarriage wash (got some salt brine remover and will spend some serious time scrubbing the undercarriage and wheel wells/suspension)
Polish and seal the tires
Strip current coatings off using isopropil alcohol, and some chemguys 'clean slate'
Fallout remover from sonax for built up tar and metal deposits
Full clay pad with chemguys clay lubricant
Perform a light polish (did a full polish last year) so just an finishing polish to hopefully remove the small amount of love marks inflicted over the last year from my very meticulous washing process, and further refine the finish
Re-alcohol wipe
Apply c-quartz glass coating, let sit for 48 hours

The goal is to have the benefits of a glass coating
* Enhanced gloss (doubt it, that's pretty much dependant on how much gloss coat you have and how refined the surface is)
* Smooth hyrophobic finish (this seems somewhat promising especially with smooth polished paint underneath)
* Easier cleaning, more resistant to love marks.

And some other good detailing goodies such as more brushes, new soaps, and such!

Excited for spring to start really rolling in!

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Old 03-25-2018, 12:44 PM   #262
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Oh also refined the 'to do' list for suspension:

034 strut mounts
VWR Struts
B6 Control arms with powerflex front bushings, swap powerflex ALK to these
NOTE: Will need all new subfram and motor mount/trans mount bolts

New dogbone mount, undecided between:
vf engineering
ecs
bsh
torque solutions

hatch brace from eurosport
new beefier oem front and rear endlinks

solid rear sway bar, undecided on brand, but probably 24mm

rear x brace, either unibrace or stern

With all the other projects going on, this will still be a slow collection. Car's riding pretty good right now so not really an emergency, and i'm not really planning to track the car, just like a sporty street ride and handling. But probably within the next two months or something. At this point, meth first to beat the upcoming heat!
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Old 03-29-2018, 01:33 AM   #263
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Couple quick beauty shots before I sold these seats last week. Gonna miss them but not too much; they just weren't comfy for me. Too tight around my high hips on the side bolsters.

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Old 03-29-2018, 04:34 PM   #264
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got some bulbs to help renovate the car some...

All DeAutoKey:
Xenon/halogen 'mix' running lights to get a nice white light vs the halogens I'm running
LED turn signals
LED sidemarkers
LED reverse lights (super effin bright)
LED License plate lights
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Old 03-29-2018, 04:36 PM   #265
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Reverse lights are great!! Had mine for 3 years now and ZERO complaints!
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Old 03-29-2018, 04:55 PM   #266
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For sure! My only thing is i got the depo euro tails from ebay, and it appears only the passenger side light could be swapped? The drivers seems to be a permanent red 'fog light'. Not sure how to around this. any ideas?
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