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post Apr 3, 2017 - 1:31 PM
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the lip flares out at the side which is kinda mimicked by the side skirts as well so it could work.

As for mounting, the lip can be held on by double-sided tape where it touches the bumper on the sides and in the middle grill area. That's how i did my TOMs lip. Not sure how the bottom of that lip is as it's fiberglass rep but the TOMs lip has mounting points that line up with where the underplastics attach to the bumper so maybe you could make something simliar to mount it. My lip is definitely not permanent as I used to take it off when I drove it in the winter and it took all of 5 minutes to mount/unmount.

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post Apr 5, 2017 - 11:10 AM
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You are right they do kind of match in that sense.

I'm sure the OE or TRD skirts would match better.

Maybe I am underestimating the hold of tape? I have some but was really hoping for a more solid mount. Something that would prevent a tearoff from a bit o downforce

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post May 2, 2017 - 8:41 PM
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tackling a few tasks concurrently

lip and skirts still are at paint

instead of building a new smaller diffuser or re-doing the one I already made I saved the money I would have used on that, sold the CUSCO underbrace and grabbed



I had been eying these for the past 2 years and had been frequently checking in to see if I could get them anodized a different color. no go




so I got them powder coated





picked up some RPF1's for cheap. the fronts are going to be tricky to fit so I am not sure if I will keep them or not







and the lucky 96 camry that was kind enough to donate its hubs to me.
had to push out the pos next to get some space to access the camry



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post May 3, 2017 - 3:49 AM
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Looking good! keep it up!


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post May 3, 2017 - 8:43 AM
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QUOTE (Tigawoods @ May 2, 2017 - 8:41 PM) *
tackling a few tasks concurrently

lip and skirts still are at paint

Just one lip hey? wink.gif Did you end up deciding to not keeping the Aeromagic front?
Are those the rear trailing arms? How will those compare in ride to having a Heim joint rather than rubber bushings?




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post May 3, 2017 - 11:43 AM
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Really curious to hear how those T3 rear arms affect ride quality. Racecars gotta drive on roads too sometimes.


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post May 3, 2017 - 2:09 PM
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QUOTE (easternpiro1 @ May 3, 2017 - 4:49 AM) *
Looking good! keep it up!

he lives!!!!!

QUOTE (jordisonjr @ May 3, 2017 - 9:43 AM) *
Just one lip hey? wink.gif Did you end up deciding to not keeping the Aeromagic front?
Are those the rear trailing arms? How will those compare in ride to having a Heim joint rather than rubber bushings?

I have the Aeromagic and the Euro sides at paint, I am keeping the front lip but the sides...remains to be seen
yup all the arms in the rear.
It will probably be a bit harsher of a ride in the rear but not really noticeable in my situation

QUOTE (HectortheRican @ May 3, 2017 - 12:43 PM) *
Really curious to hear how those T3 rear arms affect ride quality. Racecars gotta drive on roads too sometimes.

my car is stiff as hell already id be surprised if I notice much of a difference


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post May 3, 2017 - 3:04 PM
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You'll just get more harshness transmitted into the body of the car, shouldn't really make it stiffer per se. When I replace the rear arms on the Firebird I was going to go with Johnny/Roto joints since they offer the articulation benefits of a Heim joint but with reduced harshness, plus they can be rebuilt.


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post May 3, 2017 - 3:30 PM
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T3 stuff is awesome!
I got a list of about $2000 or $3000 worth of stuff to buy from them for my 1st gen. basically all the suspension parts. lol


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post May 3, 2017 - 3:42 PM
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QUOTE (cheela @ May 3, 2017 - 3:30 PM) *
T3 stuff is awesome!
I got a list of about $2000 or $3000 worth of stuff to buy from them for my 1st gen. basically all the suspension parts. lol

Nothing wrong with that, pretty much how it is with me and the bird. Everything I want to do is brakes and suspension. You should see if anyone makes a Watt's link for the first gen Celica, I know it's the first major mod I want to do with the Firebird.


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post May 8, 2017 - 12:02 PM
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someone wanted you to check these out mike

http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showto...p;#entry1090099
post May 9, 2017 - 12:08 PM
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QUOTE (mkernz22 @ May 8, 2017 - 12:02 PM) *
someone wanted you to check these out mike

http://www.6gc.net/forums/index.php?showto...p;#entry1090099

Ahh, I forgot you can't tag people on this forum.


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post May 9, 2017 - 2:04 PM
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Yeah I saw them, Ive thought about doing that type of mod for a while but havent found a way for it to look good and still be functional.


Had a pain with the rear knuckles this past weekend.
Those 12" bolts are no joke. Ended up taking it to a machine shop to sort out.

Hopefully it all works out so that I can install this weekend.

Also still looking for a set of wheels to replace the RPF1's. There is no way the front will fit well methinks


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post May 13, 2017 - 8:49 AM
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on the eve of what will hopefully be a successful work day, here is a dump of pics from what I got up to yesterday evening

here are some pics of the machined out knuckle bolts and the pushed out trailing arm knuckle bushing, following that are a few pics of what they looked like after I spent a few minutes hitting them with the glass media blaster
















towards the end of the night, i found out that the T3 kit is a bit incomplete. On each heim joint are a couple spacers. They come with 2 sizes, one large one used for the big knuckle and subframe bolts and a smaller sixe that is used for the trailing arm knuckle bolts. I guess for whatever reason T3 has 2 of the control arms using the smaller bolts. Which they dont on our car. So I contacted them to see if they could send me the larger diameter spacers. For the time being I am going to see if I can drill the smaller ones out to the size then need to be




I had enough of the large spacers to bolt everything to the subframe but not enough to bolt them to the knuckle


Energy Suspensions Lubricant is AWESOME, id say it is a must have for anyone doing polyurethane bits. So much better then what came with the front LCA bushing from poland.


the DBA rear STI rotors next to the ST205 rears



how I left it for the night


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post May 13, 2017 - 4:33 PM
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Will be interesting to see how it performs once all back together, shame about them sending the wrong size spacers.


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post May 13, 2017 - 7:59 PM
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isn't this what you made or were looking at making??

http://www.farpost.ru/novosibirsk/auto/gt/...d-42540873.html



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post May 15, 2017 - 1:05 PM
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welp the STI rotors didnt fit...of course. Didnt take very long to figure that out.
They mounted on the hub fine but the issue came when I went to mount the caliper. The disc is 2mm too thick. They are 20mm thick not 18mm as I had read. SO either I may shave them down so its not $$$ down the drain and useless discs OR. Try and redrill the ST205 rotors when after a bit of consideration, looks to be feasible

Also. E-Brake assembly is a pain do. No matter how many times I do it, its always the WORST


QUOTE (Box @ May 13, 2017 - 5:33 PM) *
Will be interesting to see how it performs once all back together, shame about them sending the wrong size spacers.

So far everything has no give haha

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isn't this what you made or were looking at making??

http://www.farpost.ru/novosibirsk/auto/gt/...d-42540873.html


Yeah, that was before I found other things to do to keep me busy haha

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post May 30, 2017 - 10:35 AM
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got the right spacers in for the arms and re-installed them and re-greased the knuckle bolts to make sure that they never stick again


took time to clean and grease the components in the calipers. took a shot of everything while it is clean



and finally took the time to install the front lip. For a first time putting any sort of exterior mod on the car it went fairly smoothly. The fit inst 100% but It doesnt really bother me.
Next is the skirts, which will be a bit more difficult




also, have to sell the RPF1's since they dont fit. Have my eyes on a set of WEDS that are even lighter.
Found out that Gridlife requires a cage. So I am starting to look into half cages. That means the 3 point rear, harness bar and floor bar may be for sale at somepoint

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post May 30, 2017 - 11:27 AM
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Front lip looks great! Looking forward to seeing it all installed.


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post May 30, 2017 - 11:33 AM
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yea lip looks awesome. I would switch to a pre face bumper along with preface fogs if i had that lip in my garage.


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