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Project of the week!

Discussion in '8th Gen' started by Hummer, Sep 19, 2008.

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    Hummer Well-Known Member

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    Project of the week!

    So i put about 12 hours of hard labor into cleaning my car inside and out, and adding a few things and making some tweaks, tell me what you think.

    Before:
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    Sorry this picture is crappy quality dont know why it turned out that way, but most of the engine bay was dirty and had TONS of mud stains from off roading :D i polished some parts and cleaned most of the pipes with a TOOTHBRUSH!
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    Good enough for griots?
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    DOT. Noypi ako!

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    Nice and clean!:wiggle:

    BTW, what's that wire that's running across your engine bay? Is it for your fog light? Try re-routing it so it won't stick out like a sore thumb.:D Just my .02
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    looks nice i love the work you did...one thing though is those wires running from your battery maybe you can run them along the side...just an idea...it would make it look a little neater

    damm didn't see that DOT said the same thing...sry
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    Yea those are my fog lights i was trying to move them today but i was running late for work and i already put my intake back on and couldent move the wiring with the little time i had.
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    rayray1 Active Member

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    I wish I had that kinda time to spend on my car these days :(
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    fresh and clean!!!
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    is that a cold air intake?
    if so, where'd you get it?
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    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

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    That's no CAI. That's just a filter on the end of the stock rubber tubing.

    This is a CAI.
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    And before you ask, the EL Prototypes CAI's are discontinued.
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    OT: Ey Eric, why the hell are your top mount facing the wrong way?
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    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

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    Are they? How are they supposed to be? The camber adjustment is perfect though.
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    DOT. Noypi ako!

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    This was in my 01.
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    It should be parallel to your stutbar. The camber should be the only thing that changes when you adjust them. Are the bolts on that top mount positioned wrong?:sad:
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    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

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    Yeah, I figured it should be parallel. However, that's the Ksport design. I tried rotating it in other directions, but that's it. Oh well. I can still adjust my camber fully so I'm not complaining. LOL :D
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    hmm.. that don't look right at all.

    I think the left and right plates are switched.
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    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

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    Hmmm I already got it aligned, so I'm not going to touch it for now since the camber is also set correctly. There's no problems with it. I'll try switching sides when I also switch spring rates and see if that corrects the problem.
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    hey rolla, noob question but is the cold air intake pretty much a tube that goes from my engine down into the stock piping of the air filter box were underneath in the bumper at the end of the pipe the filter is connected and it just sits under there sucking in cold air? away from the engine?
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    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

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    You got it right on the dot. That's all it is.
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    Rolla, are those the Ksport coilovers? They already come with camber plates?
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    Talking about thread-jack...

    How did you get that engine bay so clean? Did you spray it all with pressurized water? My car needs one so bad its not even funny... The thing is, my car has alot of vacuum hoses that Im scared to spray on, they look so easy to destroy...
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    no joke, i scrubbed every inch of my engine bay with a toothbrush. even the pipes and tubes.
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    Wow that's alot of work, no wonder it took you 12 hrs, here's a question can someone design a custom air intake for a carb...I know it sounds weird but I'm just curious
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    Yup. Ksports. Yes.
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    what kind of cleaner did you use?
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    oh gosh, i dont even remember, i used a mixture of some NAPA degreasers engine cleaning sprays wd40, my hose (cover the filters and alternator and exposed wires) and just alot of intense scrubbing.
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    Lol rollatuner you took out your washer fluid :D
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    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

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    Yup. I gave it to DOT. too. :D
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    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

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    Well that's not exactly a fail.
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    I think the only fail here is you bumping this thread.
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    Notice I said it's not a fail. Obvious post is obvious gold, i.e. FAIL.
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    exactly, so you shouldn't have posted at all. Since you did, fail.
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    Looks more like a win to me.

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