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Actually, NO ONE (except you) will ever notice -- esp if you paint them matte black like Razith suggests. Trouble is that now that you find it bothersome, it will always attract your eye to it and devil you forever.
I'm thinking about maybe just drilling a series of holes rather than the slits -- although your idea is very ingenious!

BTW, how did you fasten the grills down to the dash? It looks like the grills pulled the dash down pretty well, right?
Did you use those spring loaded toggle bolts like you use for hanging pix on drywall?



It was fun getting them down in and then slid over thru the notches
I had to cut the notches with a hack saw blade (bare blade bent down by hand cutting in half inch movements) pulled some muscles i haven't used in a while along with cricks in my neck fighting the rear view mirror & windshield
But its sits pretty flat just off center from where I drilled the holes


Flat head brass bolts

The weapon of choice lol

 

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Damn. Story of my life. Everything involves difficulty and contortions. I gotta say you did a good job and have serious perseverance with thus project. I think the word "dogged" describes the way you have been persistently keeping on top of this project. I hope you can see it to the end......otherwise, someone will get a helluva deal when you tire of it and dump it.
Happened to me many times. Watch out bro. Head down; one goal; no distractions; set an end point!
Good luck.
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Damn. Story of my life. Everything involves difficulty and contortions. I gotta say you did a good job and have serious perseverance with thus project. I think the word "dogged" describes the way you have been persistently keeping on top of this project. I hope you can see it to the end......otherwise, someone will get a helluva deal when you tire of it and dump it.
Happened to me many times. Watch out bro. Head down; one goal; no distractions; set an end point!
Good luck.
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Man I've believe I've had more down time F-in with it LMAO!!
Mainly all of the aftermarket parts
Should've left the damn thing bare bones lol

But what I have done to this car since I've had it I'd probably never let it go
This car is an animal now
Getting rid of all the boggy parts and opened up her true self up
I'd never go back
Now with that being said

Her bottom end worries me
Its sound as of right now but I don't wanna push it (crank - oil pump)

When it does happen to go
It's all or nothing (billet block - billet T case)
And see what these Arashi 20T's will do



As of right now the car is ready for the base tune on 850cc injectors
Double checked and rechecked everything in and on my way out replacing things here and there and adding some extras

This will be followed up with a Video of its slumbered awakening
She is put back together !!
While I bleed the coolant / power steering
Power steering has mostly been bled while adding fluid turning the wheel end to end numerous times while it just sat
Ther is still some air trapped somewhere of course being that I put the extra large cooler in

Excited to hear it run again fellas !!

Give me a couple days
gotta get with Morgan Dunn (Tuner)
Gets this M.... F-er chugging fuel again




The process of the tare down




Torsen / Quaife / Caged Tcase 300m
2 peice steel - aluminum drive shaft














LED red rock lights bolted in front shining into the projector lens



LED white daytime running lights to amber orange turn signals
Using LED flasher relay to kill the hyper flash
(Auxito bulbs)




Done a lot to this car
Also have a thread posted on here with the dash camera back up camera
(Master tailgators dash cam)
Pretty sweet little get up
All fixed on your rear view mirror
 

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Yeah you've done a lot to the car, that's why I was quite surprised when you were still on stock bottom end. I know that tranny build wasn't cheap o_O Can't wait to hear it start up.
 

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Yeah think I'm gonna putt around maybe shoot for 450 🤞
And leave it alone for a while till I get fully used to how it all feels
Cause i get little crazy in the corners
(Liken to wanna come up on 2 wheels know what I'm saying 😅)
Limited slip front to back then having the OE open diffs out front felt really iffy in the corners like it just doesn't wanna hook right
God now it's another car
Rear steering you can really feel

I try not to get to carried away
But got a good feel for the car so far
420 - 430 the 1mm bigger quick spools crapped out
Pushed those little fellas way over ther limit

Ther will be another build in the future just gonna enjoy it for now
Could shoot the limit but this will definitely destroy some internals

Start saving for the next big thing I guess
Why I over killed the drive trane having gear syncros taking craps
How that got nipped in the butt for now

I'm not looking to launch the car off the 2 step actually never have launched the car since I've owned it

Checked my lash in my T case before I reinstalled it
I'd have to say I'm pretty impressed with Jack's Transmissions in Colorado
The tolerance is tighter then a sheet of paper
 

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Looking at these
Enkei TS-5 18X9.5 +38



Original plan was Retro specs wide body kit
Have some 1 off wheels from forgeline made to fit
Can't seem to lock down a body kit so screw it wheels - PDR - paint correction
 

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Lots of Enkeis these days, for the most part they seem pretty solid. I've been keeping an eye out for some of the Evo X BBS wheels, trying to keep the weight down. I think most enkeis are still about...10 pounds lighter then my chromes so you know, that's nice. @baloo Do you have a picture of the full side with those wheels on somewhere? Curious with the size and wheel gap if I translate that over.
 

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Damn, ah well if I dig around I'm sure I'll find some. It's pretty much the most common entry level brand these days. All the stores around me carry them(and usually just them), annoyingly enough.
 

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Being that my car is a 92
Want to try to keep that old school look
+ 38 offset will look pretty good slightly concaved

I'm not looking for extreme camber or some crazy slammed lowered look
Just something that flows
And works with the car

When I do get these wheels gonna tweak the ride height slightly just so the wheel gap flows all the way round wheel well evenly

Looks are one thing
drivability is another

Just keep that in mind
 

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My hunch is that wheel in +38 is gonna hit your calipers and need a ~5mm to 8mm spacer, unless you've already tried them on?
I sure haven't
But good point about the spacers
At this point I'll make it work
I really wanted a bolt on wheel without using any spacers why I was gonna reach out to forgeline and have the wheels that I really wanted custom made to fit with the wide body i was trying to get my hands on
Didn't happen to work out

My heart was set on these
With the hub to spokes being a lot deeper
These wheels would've been same size and width but still mod'D in offsets to only fit front and the back so the only way I could rotate these tires would've been right to left swaps
But only on A symmetrical tires
Directional or rotational i wouldn't be able to




I still could get these but why pay that crazy price for a decent set of wheels that I can get right now shipped to my door

Gonna go with those Enkei wheels
Wrap them with Michelin Pilot sports
 
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