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Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Sunday, December 14, 2014 11:50 PM
Coming from someone that had a manual rack, I advise against it. While I absolutely loved the feeling it gave while driving, parking and slow speeds blew big donkey balls.
I love how this build is coming along though, great job so far.




Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Monday, December 15, 2014 7:40 AM
A true manual rack or just looped lines? I'd be looking at taking the rack apart and modding it internally if I do it.

My car doesn't see much driving duty other than autox these days so it's not something I'd have to deal with on a daily basis. I would plan on modding another rack if I do it so I could always throw the factory rack/pump back in if I didn't like it.

Thanks for the kind words guys. Still in the process of acquiring parts and trying to decide how much more I want to do this round. Going for the hybrid motor I ultimately want to build is tempting but it means that the car will be down longer while I buy parts and supporting mods.



Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Saturday, December 20, 2014 8:15 PM
We took it apart and built a manual rack.



Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Sunday, December 21, 2014 9:29 AM
gtpsunfire wrote:

We took it apart and built a manual rack.


Gotcha! Wasn't aware that anybody had really done a true manual rack. Most just loop lines and then complain about the increased effort.



Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 9:22 AM
This car screams for 18x9.5 with a wide tire.






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Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 2:48 PM
Peer pressure peer pressure



Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 3:51 PM
I think with the right wheel I could fit 265s. I will have to roll and pull the toyos. Just a little something to think about...




Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Sunday, January 25, 2015 3:25 PM


Just a small update...



Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Sunday, February 22, 2015 9:52 AM
Picked up my new rear bumper





Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Sunday, February 22, 2015 10:55 AM
I dig it! Will look great on there.


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Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 7:47 PM
strat81 wrote:

Picked up my new rear bumper


less weight?


this is the start of my signature: have you read the RULES yet?
my carDomain updated 6/11/10 Forged and Supercharged



Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 8:06 PM
Not really... More a matter of a solid foundation for another planned mod.



Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 5:20 AM
With that comment in mind, clearly you'll be running a JGTC style Carbon rear spoiler.



Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:40 PM
Scorpio1 (James K.) wrote:

With that comment in mind, clearly you'll be running a JGTC style Carbon rear spoiler.


The thought has crossed my mind... :p



Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Thursday, February 26, 2015 2:34 PM
Speed holes? Jk. Removing honeycomb and steel rear bumper to replace with something lighter?


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Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Saturday, March 07, 2015 3:54 PM
A bit of progress today







Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Monday, March 09, 2015 10:12 AM
keep the pics coming....






Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 5:57 PM
Rear is temporarily mounted. Had to completely remove the crush guard to get it to fit. I'll go back and fix the wave under the trunklid before paint.



Also ordered a real set of aerocatch latches so I can finish up the front bumper install.



Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Sunday, April 05, 2015 6:17 AM


These were not fun to take apart... Now to mask and paint.



Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Monday, April 06, 2015 4:09 AM








Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Monday, April 06, 2015 4:12 AM
MUCH better.






Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Monday, April 06, 2015 5:11 AM
Black >chrome by a long shot


R.I.P darknstrangecavie
Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Monday, April 06, 2015 6:46 AM
Yes the black looks so much better - nice job.

So it looks like the side marker slides on to make it 1 piece essentially? And does the lens go back on as 1 piece to cover the whole thing? If so that's cool - it bugs me where the headlight and side marker line up.





Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Monday, April 06, 2015 8:07 AM
Actually the entire housing is one piece... There is a shroud that covers the led running lights/projector that has the reflector for the side marker mounted to it. The lense itself is also one piece.

I painted just the side marker portion of the housing as the lights were used and the chrome was in bad shape. My previous side markets were all black so I'm not overly concerned that the light output will be adversely affected. I'll also have the markers in the bumper...



Re: strat 2014... resale value be damned
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 4:08 PM
And with the lenses back on









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