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Old 10-29-2012, 10:50 AM
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Diffusers look good. Needs some bucket seats too!
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:42 PM
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thanks man! im living off ramen noodles and water at the moment so seats are gonna have to wait awhile untill i start my new job next month. seats are definitely on the list though!
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:46 PM
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Epic car bro! need some money? sell me some parts!
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:43 PM
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id probably sell my soul before i sold parts off my car

i just moved into my new apartment in VA and found a great spot for my tool box he he

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made a deal with my lady, if she got the double door closet in bedroom, i get to put my tools in the living room closet perfect fit eh?


moved into my apartment this week in Virginia and at the same time my thermostat decides to go. fixed it in the apartment's community parking garage and got yelled at halfway through my deconstruction by the security. i guess your not allowed to work on your car here. kinda sucks so looks like ill be finding a spot to work on my projects somewhere else from now on.

walmart parking lot??
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:45 PM
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Hey where in VA did you move to?
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:47 PM
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hampton! arlingtons what 3 hours away?
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:49 PM
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hahah damn that's a drive. Yeah its something like that.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:01 PM
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well that sucks...i have no friends here at the moment and lifes getting pretty boring pretty fast hahaha
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:04 AM
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just ordered a bunch of parts ill post pics as i get them.

got the Blox open ended lug nuts today. perfect size too for the rim.
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here's a good pic of the profile of the 15x8's with the new lugs (yep that's my ghetto 2' christmas tree behind them haha)
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picked up the kosei k1's over the weekend. absolutely LOVE them. also talked to the local Powder coater and itll be about $350 to have the wheels done in sun gold metallic!

only downfall is i might not be able to fit the 11.75 wilwood kit i want for the track next year. after doing the calculations of the inside profile of the wheel compared to the highest point of the wilwood caliper it comes out to 1/16"-1/8" of air space. it's gunna be CLOSE anyone know if theres a smaller kit out there with maybe a 11" rotor that uses a strong caliper like the wilwood dynapro?
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:07 AM
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Nice! I've always liked those wheels. Did you get the aluminum version of the BLOX nuts?
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:21 AM
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The wheels look even better in person can't wait to get them on. And yes I got the forged aluminum ones!
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:33 AM
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Was gonna go with another set of work lug nuts but they took a beating after a couple months of swapping wheels all the time. so I decided to not spend the 200$ and save my money for a nice 75mm Turner stud kit and these lugs.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:45 AM
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Look into fitting R56S brakes. I believe K1s can clear them.
With right fluid (Castrol SRF or similar), right pads, right rotors, our cars don't really need any bigger brakes.

Anyways, liking where this is going
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:07 AM
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I was looking into that upgrade and I'm positive the r56s brakes fit under the kosei's like you said. My only worry is brake fade at the track. I've never experienced r56s brakes on a r53 so its definitely an option, but I have experienced brake fade on the stock r53 brakes and it wasn't fun hahaha maybe I just need to change my driving style. I couldn't get an answer when I was searching if the r56 brakes are sufficient for the track or not. Seems like there's a lot of mixed emotions(some might have had stock fluid, pads, lines, and rotors). This is my only hope at the moment if wilwoods end up not fitting. Then I'll do everything possible to upgrade the r56s brakes to keep brake fade at a minimum.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:24 AM
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I was looking into that upgrade and I'm positive the r56s brakes fit under the kosei's like you said. My only worry is brake fade at the track. I've never experienced r56s brakes on a r53 so its definitely an option, but I have experienced brake fade on the stock r53 brakes and it wasn't fun hahaha maybe I just need to change my driving style. I couldn't get an answer when I was searching if the r56 brakes are sufficient for the track or not. Seems like there's a lot of mixed emotions(some might have had stock fluid, pads, lines, and rotors). This is my only hope at the moment if wilwoods end up not fitting. Then I'll do everything possible to upgrade the r56s brakes to keep brake fade at a minimum.
What was ur brake setup when it faded? was it pedal fade or actual pad fade?
Fluid brand, when was it changed, what pads were you running?

I had similar experience when I first drove on track (mine was definitely from boiling fluids) and sh*t was scary LOL. but after prepping with fresh castrol SRF (one of THe best fluid that is somewhat easily accessible..), my next track day was much better.

I can't wait to try the R56S setup thats sitting somewhere in my living room, next season
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