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General Discussion / Official latest automotive purchase thread
« on: February 15, 2017, 06:05 PM »
Mocal Thermostatic oil sandwich plate and Mocal oil cooler.

Journals / Frosti? Colins 01 fSTI
« on: February 13, 2017, 09:22 PM »
Originally posted by Ctown8
Yea, just needs a bit more voltex, right? @Winter Beater

I have some #needsmorevoltex stickers circa 2011 if you want...

Journals / Frosti? Colins 01 fSTI
« on: February 06, 2017, 06:29 PM »
Originally posted by dan
I really like the idea of that sub setup.   But losing my spare tire doesn`t exactly work for me....

Spare tires are overrated... I've needed a spare tire once in 10 years.. I've needed a sub 3650 times in 10 years... sub > spare tire

Events Gallery / Driven Edmonton Video
« on: October 23, 2016, 03:18 PM »
Very nice sir!

Audio, Video & Electrical / Compustar command start issue
« on: October 07, 2016, 10:54 AM »
^on a good amount of vehicles you can find the wire where the installer connected for tach signal under the hood at an injector or coil pack. They'll usually connect on the one that is easiest to get to without removing a bunch of stuff, so it shouldn't be too hard to find.

From the compustar module it should be a thin yellow with black stripe wire you're looking for.

General Discussion / What did you do to your car today? part 2
« on: September 23, 2016, 05:08 PM »
Originally posted by Igor
ouch. how pissed were you?

Disappointed mostly that people don't have enough common sense for stuff like that.... No point getting mad, it won't solve anything.

General Discussion / What did you do to your car today? part 2
« on: September 23, 2016, 01:02 PM »
Brought a tire to get plugged and had the shop scratch the lip of my wheel because they set it down on the ground on the front face :'(

Originally posted by slipstreamconversion
How did it go


Journals / sx180 ridgeback FCM spec
« on: September 22, 2016, 10:10 AM »
Originally posted by mhubeny180sx

Thanks. I had a look on your website, but I'm looking for flat black/brushed black hardware, I'd also need quite a bit (probably over 70 which is expensive af lol) Anyways not really looking for something very shiny or in your face, but if you ever do get something like I had in mind keep me posted, I might persuade myself to drop a kidney on some fasteners lol.

Good news! I have black titanium too ;)

Wheels and Tires / FS: 19" Leon Hardiritt Orden $2200
« on: September 21, 2016, 01:37 PM »
Originally posted by DLo
You're running jobs now, buy them for me!

Sent from my SGH-I337M using Tapatalk

lmao, did Vince tell you he was running jobs? cute....

Journals / The Orange 350Z Build & Rebuild... 7 years of pictures
« on: September 20, 2016, 03:33 PM »
Originally posted by dan
Lmao, overkill.

Pretty cheap when you consider mechanical shop rates at most places. ;)

Journals / sx180 ridgeback FCM spec
« on: September 20, 2016, 03:28 PM »
Holy crap!! Nice build!!

As mentioned above, let me know if you need titanium screws for ANYTHING on the build, I'd love to help out!

Journals / The Orange 350Z Build & Rebuild... 7 years of pictures
« on: September 19, 2016, 11:23 AM »
I'm in the process of making some modifications to everything.

I got sponsored by Knukonceptz so I'm modifying the slots on either side to accommodate their fuse holders and show off some wiring. I'm a details oriented guy and kind of a techie, so I love showing off nice clean wiring. This was a plan from the beginning with this install, I just didn't have a wire supplier sorted out yet.

Basically I'm widening the slots at the bottoms to accommodate these combo fuse/distro blocks. One on each side (gotta maintain symmetry lol).

I won't have access to lift the top cover off, but I can lift it high enough to slide it forward or backwards to access the fuses. This was one of the must-haves for the install; easily serviceable fusing.

This is a view from the bottom when I started pre-wiring with the modified slots:

And then a view from inside the slot showing the shape of the modification to get the fuse holder to fit:

Shortly after these last two pics were taken I got frustrated and stopped. Basically I was having issues with the carbon fiber vinyl not sticking well to the MDF around certain contours as well as some imperfections in the plexi that nobody would notice but bother me. Initially I wanted to do mostly microfiber but it wouldn't stretch around some contours.

Project is currently on temporary pause while I make up my mind on how to proceed. I bought some real carbon fiber cloth and am going to be experimenting with that for a finish. Maybe a combination of that and microfiber.

Journals / The Orange 350Z Build & Rebuild... 7 years of pictures
« on: September 19, 2016, 11:21 AM »
Cut out the pass through to the lower part of the sub enclosure, then started playing with sub mounting options.

I like inverted the best, but the enclosure would end up on the small side, around 0.7cuft because of the limited height available.

Not sure which option I'll go with yet.

I just feel it's a shame to hide the beautiful magnet on this sub, so I really want inverted.

Here is a potential compromise. I'd add a window in the back of the box to show the magnet.

Journals / The Orange 350Z Build & Rebuild... 7 years of pictures
« on: September 19, 2016, 11:20 AM »
This probably makes sense now lol

Journals / The Orange 350Z Build & Rebuild... 7 years of pictures
« on: September 19, 2016, 11:20 AM »
This is now the bottom shape of the sub box. It will have the center cut open to the triangle box below. I'm still not sure what kind of shape I'm going to do building up from here, or if I'm going to go all MDF or fiberglass... I'll figure that out tomorrow.

The bottom part of the box hovers 3/4" above the top of the floor. I'll have RGB LEDs facing out in that gap to light it up. It will look like the box is hovering above the floor.

Notice I use a lot of parallel lines and equal gaps... I don't know, maybe I'm a bit OCD and it prevents me from doing non parallel lines and tapering gaps like I see in so many installs lol

General Discussion / Top tier sightings
« on: September 08, 2016, 10:22 AM »
Saw a few more pics this morning, doesn't look like frame/core support damage as bad as I initially thought.

General Discussion / Top tier sightings
« on: September 08, 2016, 09:54 AM »
Yeah definitely not mine... Still there this morning, took a solid front left hit, front bumper, hood, core support, fender is all ****ed. Wheel is missing. rear bumper is missing.

I'm saying probably frame damage looking at the hit location, likely write off.

Audio, Video & Electrical / Re-Pinning Electrical Sockets
« on: September 06, 2016, 03:16 PM »
That white plastic piece likely comes right out. Then with a straight pick you should be able to pop the tab to slide each individual pin out.

Originally posted by Igor
thought you weren't publicly humiliating her...

Not sure what you mean by this, do/did you have an issue with how things were handled?

General Discussion / Top Tier Toyota Thread
« on: August 30, 2016, 09:08 AM »
@Alex2NF do you have any pics of the 86's in Edmonton?

Just a car getting a small scratch from a model sitting on a car without permission. She's been talked to, publicly humiliated and has apologized to the owner profusely, hopefully lesson learned and it won't happen again.

Audio, Video & Electrical / Re-Pinning Electrical Sockets
« on: August 29, 2016, 03:48 PM »
If you're careful you can very likely un-crimp the old wire and crimp a new one on with a pair of needle nose pliers. A dab of solder wouldn't hurt things either.

Audio, Video & Electrical / Re-Pinning Electrical Sockets
« on: August 29, 2016, 12:44 PM »
The front of the connector likely has a plastic surround around the pin terminals. Pop that off. Then the two wire terminals will be more visible, likely a metal or plastic tab just needs to be relieved and the pin will slid right out the wire end.

A straight pick will likely be the easiest tool to use. I have the terminal tools, but usually end up finding a pick easier and faster to use.

Talked to one police officer and he said I needed a hood. Talked to another and he said I didn't need a hood. The search continues...

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