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Start fresh again
Get back on the car this weekend right now it's just rest after work kinda days for right now
Going back to work is draining the life from me already should've took the day off and just slept the day away

(Doing brakes should be easy NOT when your rotor set screws are rusted and you throw every drill bit in the box at it end of my day 3hrs later lol)




Skipped out on lunch - tired -
 

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Well this should be the last shopping list of all the things I should be able to get locally

10amp inline fusible link
4 rolls of electrical tape
Assorted zip ties
Large to mid size electrical wrap
Staples for my staple gun
Miscellaneous cloth that would work well with the plywood tray for subs & tweeters

Gonna make one hell of a go at it this weekend
Get all these extra things tomm after work when I get off
Swing by fabric shop first (Joann's)
Home depot for sheet of plywood
Advanced Auto for the misc....



Fabric that I'm looking for but I'll probably do something else & save this style for my headliner sometimes doing to much of the same thing is a little over kill
 

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2 bolt Bone stock
Hoping to see 450 hp for right now gotta watch my octane on 91

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High Performance 20 Feet ID:3mm (1/8") Silicone Vacuum Hose Tube Red | eBay
 

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Extra hole in the dash
Ran the switch to turn on the radiator fan relays
Been running wiring and misc small stuff here and there getting the prep work out of the way

Still have to pull both rear side panels again to run bass block wiring for my tweeters off the rear 6x9s

Gonna start on the radiator fan wiring and tidy it all up to look nicely done
Sling the radiator in with some coolant
Install the transfer case
Hook up the exhaust pipe to down pipes
Reinstall the wideband
Prime and fire her up
(Will need base tune flash)
New front rotors pads

If I run into any other issues which I shouldn't everything should be done by this sunday night
(I will definitely post a good amount of pics but not so much as I'm doing the work like i have been
slowing me down a good bit but the essentials have been thoroughly covered for this swap I have done)
 

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Prep work done
Ran the tweeter wires
Ran power wire back to digital voltage meter




Picked up 2 pre cut 3/4 plywood sheets





Got some pretty stretchable durable vinyl cloth to cover the plywood with





And a good amount of miscellaneous stuff to tidy everything up with





Start with the radiator fan wiring in the morning
 

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Well staying up till 2 am last night
So got a slow start today
Taking my time but I was not expecting it to take 3 hrs to run and make a easy radiator fan harness but it did
In and out of the house for other things going on as well but none the less we again have really good progress





I'll post this picture as well for a reference gap from radiator fan to loop around front turbo charge pipe
Which is pretty substantial clearance I'm happy with it

 

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Sorry guys
Honey do list comes first

I still happened to get the tray (platform) for the subs done and upholstered

3/4 plywood cut to fit / routed the holes and the entire outer edge half inch bevel / headliner adhesive sprayed then laid the cloth down pulled tight and stapled down on the backside like a barstool

Came out really good
Guess I'm stuck doing a wee bit at a time for now


 

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Front Rotors and pads
Braided hoses from 3SX
Power stop pads retiring the HAWKs
Putting off a ridiculous amount of brake dust but work very well
Got Akebono pads SP dilled slotted rotors on the back which seem to be doing fine at the moment


Probably do the braided hoses when I take it to work to do a proper brake flush while installing (DOT 4 highest boiling temp fluid I can find on the shelf)

(Reason I'm swapping out and going to slotted rotors is because the SP cross drilled and slotted rotors that i have installed previously have begun to crack at each and every one of the cross drilled holes) not good

The new stuff

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Also think I'm gonna speaker box carpet the maple plywood for subs / amp / tweeters
Gave it some thought it will look better plus if the assembly shifts around a bit it's not destroying my plastic panels in the trunk
Rubber furniture bumpers should tighten it up a bit
keep it from moving round to much
How do those pads fit on your car? I have that exact same kit off of Rockauto and the front pads kinda fit funky, they hang off of the edge of the rotor a few mm, the rears are solid don't have this issue

Haven't tried other brands, but they perform better then what I had OEM
 

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How do those pads fit on your car? I have that exact same kit off of Rockauto and the front pads kinda fit funky, they hang off of the edge of the rotor a few mm, the rears are solid don't have this issue

Haven't tried other brands, but they perform better then what I had OEM
Haven't got around to installing them just yet but I will definitely let you know how they do
It's possible that the rotors you have are slightly smaller then spec as well
Another possibility to having slightly larger friction surface on the pads
 

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They have the same
Haven't got around to installing them just yet but I will definitely let you know how they do
It's possible that the rotors you have are slightly smaller then spec as well
Another possibility to having slightly larger friction surface on the pads
I measured them to be the exact same as OEM 314x30mm, they probably just fit a bit big which won't affect braking performance, so it's kind of oh well 🤷‍♂️
 

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Well came home cut some wood
Fab up the wall to hold the horn tweeters

I'll jump on the other nick nacs tomm....
If I can get up early enough been sleeping in from long days at work

The bazooka tubes looking ruff lol
I'll definitely do something about that

 

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They have the same

I measured them to be the exact same as OEM 314x30mm, they probably just fit a bit big which won't affect braking performance, so it's kind of oh well 🤷‍♂️

Something told me to keep these HAWK pads on
Even though they throw off some terrible brake dust I didn't get any wash out
They rotors fit nicely and pads line up good even though i didn't use the power stop pads
I know these HAWKS work for me
As you can tell by the pics I'm about to post these drilled and slotted rotors got murdered
Hawk pads and the old rotors were installed at the same time
Less then oil change mileage put on them
I'd say I torched them pretty good




These rotors are cracking why they came off





These pads have disc brake quiet on the back sides of pads (spray adhesive) to keep them nice and quiet
 

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While I'm waiting on billet T case breather crafted by @Unlogic
The under side will have to wait a lil while till I can put and install T case and exhaust
I should still be able to manage priming my oil in the VR4 tomm...
I would go ahead and button things up it just makes it easier to install hose / breather / & reservoir while T case it out
( I'll be fighting the part of the T case cage trying to get it in )

None the less

The Prep work today took a good bit of time to finish up on the sound system
But its gonna look fantastic when I get done

Sanded prep for paint in the morning

Those tubes my God the abuse over the years lol










Gonna try to still keep the OE look that they had originally
see how well it turns out

The paint that I'll be using

 

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I'm tired now
Feel like im at work lol

It came out great though
I'll do the quick disconnects later on this week
but here it is finally done with the sound system






4ohm load off amp channels
To a 2ohm load DVC bazookas

 
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