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#91\2015-04-18 11:54

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glad you're changing the wheels
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#92\2015-04-18 14:35

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Yeah, and it will also let me be able to lower it a lot more. It sits too high for my taste.

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#93\2015-04-19 21:44

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So we got the car on the lift to take the wheels off.

And we were really busy today because WE NOW GOT A TWO POST LIFT! Sup, Singh? you aint the only one that has one now. It's just been sitting in dirt, and we have it for free.

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#94\2015-04-20 11:26

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Looking awesome!! really big changes on it since you got it
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#95\2015-04-20 11:40

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haha wow. congrats on that
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#96\2015-04-20 19:12

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Thanks, but we did run into a problem with the lift. The roof is 146 inches tall and the lift is 148 inches. But we're thinking of just cutting a few inches off the bridge on the top, and then running a shorter chain through it.

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#97\2015-04-24 11:07

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So my wheels were supposed to be in yesterday, but of course they weren't. But they should be in today. Get them installed, and work on the lift project. And maybe hopefully drive my car today with a dead temp.

Added 11 hours later:

WELL WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT!?
they finally came in! Running 205/45s.
We got four center caps.

Got them mounted.


We had a hell of a time, because the car is too low to get off the lift, that's why there's wood there.
Now it's on the ground.

So that wheel gap will be fixed, we're going to lower the coils in the rear and have to heat up the front springs.
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#98\2015-05-11 20:17

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So, we got a set of KYB struts with stock springs for $50 that we're going to throw on the car. I will swap the front springs because the ones on the car of camber plates. And you'll see why I will be swapping springs.

So I'm swapping all four corners and saving the coilovers. And we'll end up cutting the springs. This, is the reason I will be swapping springs.

So on the left you can see the springs that were on it,and on the right is stock. You see the size difference? Yeah, someone decided to put pretty much Honda springs on it. So I'll KYBs on, see how it sits, cut them until it's a good height, then swap the fronts because of the camber plates. But, of course it's a 240 so there's always a but. We only got one front done because the studs on one of the struts are spinning so we'll have to solve it. But for now this is how she sits for the night.

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#99\2015-06-07 03:48

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So, it's been a little since I've updated this so I may as well do it now. After leaving that cliff hanger here's what the car looked like after I finished it.

As you can see this is not right and clearly can't deal with it. But, when I attempted to do the rear, I found out we bought S14 struts instead of S13 ones. The fronts will fit fine but the rear struts on an S14 are longer. As you can see in the picture.

So I was only able to do the fronts. But a couple weeks later my friend decided to trade front struts because he was going for coilovers anyways on his 240. So we traded and I still have to go put the ones I bought onto his car. The ones he gave me are about a 1.5 inch drop from stock. But, It's time to give a few pics of how she sits now. But remember, we still have to lower the rear coils to make it match. I'm as well thinking of lowering the front maybe a quarter inch to half an inch.




And for tomorrow, we're getting my some fresh as hell plates, and MINT front turn signals. After that it will be a reliable daily driver without power steering, but no PS is not a problem with me.

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#100\2015-06-07 20:08

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Dang, I can live with no A/C but PS is a necessity lol
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