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No more lightened flywheel and it's a totally different car. Decell rock crusher is all but gone. It's drives waaaaaay better. Flywheel was a waste of $300.. oh well. I bought it before I turbo'd the car. It doesn't need one.. it's a hand full as it is!! And the RE71R's are killer. Drives like it's on rails now..

 

Only thing I did besides the flywheel was filled the trany with Redline MT90.

 

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Interesting.  Good to know that there is a fix for the noise.  With how I use my car I will most likely live with the noise.  It's not even noticeable in the middle of an autocross run! 

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Beautiful car hands down. Love the detail.

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8 hours ago, Duke said:

Interesting.  Good to know that there is a fix for the noise.  With how I use my car I will most likely live with the noise.  It's not even noticeable in the middle of an autocross run! 

 

 

It could be the Redline MT90 is what made the difference. It's supposed to be a miracle worker... Either way it's better, not perfect but way better.

 

1 hour ago, mrbigtanker said:

Beautiful car hands down. Love the detail.

 

Thanks man. It gets a lot of thumbs up on the road. It looks ever better in person 😲

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I'm not really a "dark 510" guy but the flares really reflect the light and keep it from getting washed out.. 

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I started ordering parts to do the JBC Rack and Pinion Conversion... I was holding off but Jeff made me drive his car so I knew how shitty mine felt with the stock steering.. He was right..

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17 hours ago, Josh K. said:

I started ordering parts to do the JBC Rack and Pinion Conversion... I was holding off but Jeff made me drive his car so I knew how shitty mine felt with the stock steering.. He was right..

 

The R&P swap was the best single modification that I have done to my car.  Having steering that is quick and direct is an awesome thing!

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3 hours ago, Duke said:

 

The R&P swap was the best single modification that I have done to my car.  Having steering that is quick and direct is an awesome thing!

 

 

Same here!  It's cool to have the 510 drive as good as it looks! 

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Drove up to see Jeff and pickup a rack and pinion kit...

 

I5 is very unpleasant... My Malibu glides over the shitty concrete.. 510? Not so much... I'll stick to I405 from now on...

 

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Car drove great! Haven't had a single mechanical issue. Not even a leak and she stays cool in the blistering heat!

 

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Decided to stop by the Lemay Car show... The Lemay folks (In red) were super stoked on it!

 

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I entered into the autocross next weekend. Jeff's reign of terror is over! I wonder how long before he goes turbo...

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The car is moving to Instagram for the most part but here's some pics from today. I autocrossed her yesterday and she did really well. When you launch from the start line it squats down and just fucking shreds the pavement. It's pretty intense. Only flaw was the VLSD was getting over powered on fast corners and the inside wheel was losing traction. I just bought a R160 CLSD so that goes in next.

 

It rained like hell on the way home so I washed and waxed her for the first time today. Maybe I'll put the driver door lock on one of these days...

 

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You can't just be posting on instagram. There is no tech over there lol 

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It's so much easier then uploading to my FTP and then waiting for the slow ass new interface to load the pic.. 🤣

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I had the dash pad sanded and recovered in suede to match the steering wheel 😍

 

And put the dash back together...

 

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I was losing traction in high speed corners with the inside wheel at the autocross. It must be the VLSD just can't handle the power.. I found a CLSD R160 with 3.7's instead of 4.11's which will be nice on the highway. The car has so much torque it shreds the pavement launching in 1st gear. I think 3.7's will be fine 🤣 I'll put the halfshafts back in with the new diff. If all is well I'll convert to 930 CV"s later.

 

No action shots. Next time.

 

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Wait..... Your location is Star Lake, do you mean the one in Federal Way? I live ON Star Lake, right off Military road...... how have i not seen this sexy beast!?!?!  We might have to meet at star lake tavern or somewhere one of these days. I just got my KA24 donor engine for my 620 and starting to tear it down for rebuild this weekend.

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Just now, mccuistion said:

Wait..... Your location is Star Lake, do you mean the one in Federal Way? I live ON Star Lake, right off Military road...... how have i not seen this sexy beast!?!?!  We might have to meet at star lake tavern or somewhere one of these days. I just got my KA24 donor engine for my 620 and starting to tear it down for rebuild this weekend.

 

Yup. I Live .7 miles East of Star Lake Inn. Maybe I'll swing by this weekend and take you for a ride?

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That would be AWESOME! Not only would i love to see your car in person but it would be cool to just chat and pick your brain about your KA turbo/parts decisions. Well my weekend plans just got ten times better, I'll shoot you a PM. 

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3.7 Will be just fine.

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Went to a car show today. It was a good turn out!

 

A employee from Lemay Auto Museum stopped by and asked me to submit my car for a new exhibit they're planning based on "Tuner Cars". It would mean my car being on display for months but it might be something cool to do. I emailed them the info so we'll see. Not sure I can be without my baby... I told the wife I'd have to get another project to fill the spot...

 

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I then went for a road trip to Port Townsend and seen some friends and family.

 

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On the way home... I ended up racing a Z06 Vette.. 🤣😂 We did three rolling pulls from 50 to somewhere north of 100.. he said he gave it all he had to keep up with me.. it was like there was a rope connecting both cars. Neither gained or lost ground the whole way. Crazy. I'm running my own base tune at 6.5psi and I pulled about 3-4deg of timing out of her.. Once I get forged Pistons, crank up the timing and 15psi she's gonna be a street slayer.. He said he got video of the last pull so we'll see if he sends it to me...

 

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So I mentioned on instagram that I want to eventually build a Porsche 914 and my buddy immediately sent me a text saying he knew where I could find one... I might have just made the biggest score yet.... Two 914's. One rusty silver car with a motor full of water but a bunch of good parts. A black one with a Chevy 350 that supposedly runs and drives. 

I scored them both for $850... I'm picking them up Sunday and will strip the silver one and then put the black one together so I can test drive before I blow it apart and fix everything. I do know someone put a pulley driven external water pump on which is cool because the firewall is intact...

 

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Poor motor is full of water....

 

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