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My 8th gen Rolla

Discussion in '8th Gen' started by jdmgen8, Feb 12, 2013.

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    No problem I know anytime I look up parts for a 98-02 corolla the Prizm shows up as well. I'll keep an eye out for any other things for ya.
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    Thanks man. I thought about a hood bra but my car is black so I thought it be kinda pointless. Right now car has wade slim window visors,rear window visor, m3 style trunk lip,6k hid bulbs and 16" drag dr20 polished faced wheels.

    Trying to get the tein springs, gtec lip and oem mud guards for spring
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    Sounds like you have a good start, if you have the extra money id eventually pop for the intake and a custom 2.5 inch exhaust to open it up.
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    Its something thats been on my mind. Mainly because I think I have an exhaust leak somewhere through the system. But I took the car to my brothers shop already and he told me he didnt find any leak. So I thought maybe the muffler is damaged inside and thats why I feel the back pressure loss and crappy exhaust tone when I accelerate. I want to do the 2.5 upgrade but I dont want to get a ricey exhaust tone since car is an auto. Might just get a whole new system with a stock muffler to keep the tone down
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    There's a few different mufflers I could recommend that have nice deep tones, also you can get an aftermarket resonator like obx or vibrant to prevent that ricey bumble bee sound.
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    Ok. You think I should replace the exhaust manifold? My plan was to get a new one and then just go to my local muffler shop have them make me 2.5 piping all the way back to a vibrant blacked out muffler
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    Yeah you could do that and if you know somebody that could port the exhaust manifold for you then that would be even better an exhaust shop should be able to weld you up a custom exhaust fairly cheap. I have that same vibrant muffler you are talking about they sound great.
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    Cool thanks. Might just get this exhaust taken care of now during winter
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    Yeah that'd be nice and you could even use your stock resonator and/or catalytic converter as some of the guys here have done.
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    What is the stock piping size? I'm debating either 2.25 or 2.5
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    It's either 1.5 or 1.75 but I believe it's 1.75 if I remember correctly. 2.25 would still be much better than stock.
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    Quick question. So on the trunk of my car I guess the original dealer it came out of well they painted their name on it. I want to debate the car but I'm not sure how to remove the dealer name
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    Maybe try goo gone or goof off?
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    That stuff will remove paint? Will try it on a small corner first
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    Only other thing I can think of is nail polish remover with acetone.
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    Will try it. It just bothers the crap out of me.
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    Maybe try some very fine sandpaper, like 800 grit? Then you could progress to 1000, 1200, and 1500 grit, and finally use rubbing compound to buff it out.
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    Dropping my car off to be painted base clear black 202, I'll be getting her back Sunday!
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    ahh fresh paint how much did it cost ? and what are they doing prep , single stage ?
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    It's a buddy of mine has his own shop, I bought the paint and supplies from finish master which cost 335 and I'm paying him 200 to do it. It's gonna be base clear he's sanding and fixing the dings with dolphin glaze then priming and doing 3 coats base and 3 coats clear.
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    Nice ! post pics when its done ! stoked to see

    im thinking of changing from toyota 040 to lexus 083 more of a cooler white
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    That would be nice, integra type R white is nice also think it's champion white or championship white. Here's some pics of his progress on my car so far.

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    Hope car comes out great for you.
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    Thanks man Ima go check it out today.
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    Ok got some pics of the car it's finished just drying so I can pick it up tomorrow looks amazing, will have some more pics when I pick it up.
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