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> RHD BEAMS Progression/Build Thread, Finally Getting to Finish
post Apr 20, 2018 - 11:57 AM
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You weren't kidding when you said you were going to bump it.
Got a quote for paint, $3000 to do the whole car. Too much stuff going on with the house to spring for that to be honest. Car starts up and runs and drives. I take it to work about once or twice a month. More in the summer than the winter.

I need to get the front end inspected. A pinch squirrely in hard left handers. Could just be alignment, but if its a worn out part I'll be going "gt4 play the easy way" to get some new front end components.

haha yup! no there's motivation for you to post more pics and update us all on what's been going on.

$3000 for paint isn't bad at all. what color are you going with?
gt4 play is great stuff, definitely a good choice for upgrade.

I'd probably stay the some color honestly. It's like a gray blue color, I think called Slate Blue Gray? On the few spots of paint that look good its a really nice color.

Car not awd because of the cost of parts and transmission availability with beams power to be honest.
I could use a Rav4 manual transmission to get the gearing the BEAMS would like, but would have to get inventive on the rear diff to match up the gear ratios.
Or I could use a legit e154 and try to find a floor pan and all the goodies for the rear end, but over coming the fuel tank issue, the floor pan issue, just didn't seem like good value for the money.

If I had 10grand to blow on the car, i'd get a Haltech, have a custom turbo manifold made or strap on a supercharger, up the HP, then wouldn't feel bad about using e154 gearing. But I worry about the car being a dog with that transmission without serious power upgrades.


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