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Underbody braces, turbos and more!

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 Post subject: Re: My 98 Build Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:18 am 
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Aah...I remember my days of Pioneer head units...sold the GL Swift with the last one...a 6800MP iirc.

Since I had my first Alpine h.u. I've never looked back. :)

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 Post subject: Re: My 98 Build Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:30 pm 
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Aah...I remember my days of Pioneer head units...sold the GL Swift with the last one...a 6800MP iirc.

Since I had my first Alpine h.u. I've never looked back. :)



Just got this as I got it mad cheap and NEW.....Will look into other brands when the time comes

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 Post subject: Re: My 98 Build Thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:17 pm 
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Yep, the Alpine HU's are definitely not cheap. Cheapest best HU I've come across was a Blaupunkt.

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 Post subject: Re: My 98 Build Thread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:59 am 
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Little update...
HIDs...Problem with them were they are Low & Hi Beam 8000K kit but only the low beam is HID, high beam is a regular built on bulb.....
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Also changed my park light bulbs to orange since the white they provided wasn't white anymore with the hids on :lol:

Then sent my wheels for sandblast and powdercoat
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Coated
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Getting some Kumho KU36s this week.....They are the best street tire Kumho has to offer before semi slicks :D
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 Post subject: Re: My 98 Build Thread
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:39 am 
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 Post subject: Re: My 98 Build Thread
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:36 pm 
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She look hot now 8)


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 Post subject: Re: My 98 Build Thread
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:55 am 
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The original downpipe was a 2.5" main and 1.5" wastegate that merged into a 3" outlet, and the guy who had the kit before me was running a G16 motor and he modified the downpipe quiet poorly to fit...I plan on running 2.5" the most. I decided to cut the downpipe where it merges to go 3" so now its just a 2.5" main and 1.5" wastegate.....Thinking if to leave the wastegate port open for a screamer pipe and run the 2.5" main to the rest of the exhaust
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Got the other book for turbocharging from the same guy...Now I have both :D
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Had to buy a new alternator...Old one was giving out....Rebuilt the old one and put it oneside as a spare...This is the new one
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OEM P/S kit
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New battery...Stinger SPP1200 Dry Cell Battery...1200 Cranking Amps! :D
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Installing the battery box
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New lugs
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Installed
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Bought a spare block w/ vitara pistons & total seal gapless piston rings, stock rods, o-ringed cylinder deck & crankscraper
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Disassembled it
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Crankscraper
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Then got a SuzukiRD block guard
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Then disassembled the 1600 gearbox to change out the bearings before I do the swap
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Plan to send the gearbox housing to get sandblasted and powdercoated
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Cleaned up and lubricated the shifter
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Got a fibreglass front lip made
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Will be coating it in Black Plastidip...Awesome product :D
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Donor car...Turbocharged 1.6l 16v...Will be selling what I'm not using
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The main things I bought it for
Cultus manifold w/ 60mm throttle body
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Another 1600 gbox
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Double Diaphragm pressure plates, ACT Solid 4-puck disc and the ever soo hard to find Suzuki Baleno 1.6L flywheel that's wayyy lighter than the original swift sedan flywhel....We usually lighten the suzuki baleno flywheel to 10lbs here :D
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AEM Boost control solenoid
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Engine mount cores..Will be sending them to be converted to solid rubber
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That's all for now

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 Post subject: Re: My 98 Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:21 am 
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Spare valve cover
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Powdercoated valve cover & strut brace
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 Post subject: Re: My 98 Build Thread
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:14 am 
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Where did you get the fogs? I need a pair asap!


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