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post Apr 30, 2012 - 1:49 AM
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Oh hi.

I've been lurking here for a while for the wealth of motivation in the build threads and such.

I has a '96 GT4. Being in NZ, it is a JDM facelifted one - no trispokes here, though unfortunately noone in the car's past ever thought to pick up projectors.

It currently looks like this:


Anyway, hi, sup etc.

Oh, I have a build thread here, and am much too lazy to cross-post everything!

http://www.gpforums.co.nz/showthread.php?threadid=435792

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post Apr 30, 2012 - 2:01 PM
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Nice build! Looks very good and clean!
I wanted to change my spark plugs too and I wondered how I had to deal with the IC. Thanks for the info! I'm just curious though, coolant won't come out when you take the IC out?
post Apr 30, 2012 - 3:27 PM
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You don't actually remove it - you just take it from the intake mani and turbo and bend it out of the way - there's about 80 degrees of movement in it, definitely more than enough to get the plugs out.

The things you learn frown.gif

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post Apr 30, 2012 - 3:28 PM
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Welcome to the forum smile.gif Looks like a good clean car!


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post May 1, 2012 - 3:42 AM
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QUOTE (Anoroc @ Apr 30, 2012 - 4:27 PM) *
You don't actually remove it - you just take it from the intake mani and turbo and bend it out of the way - there's about 80 degrees of movement in it, definitely more than enough to get the plugs out.

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Ohhhh I see what you did there. Nice tip! Thanks! tongue.gif
post May 6, 2012 - 10:31 PM
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Or you can just... set up an FMIC!


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post May 7, 2012 - 2:31 AM
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Hi great to see another NZ'er join thumbsup.gif

let me know if you want this thread moved into the my project section


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post May 7, 2012 - 6:42 AM
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Yay another gt4 owner, Checked out your log, very handy about the spark plugs as im doing it this weekend, is your old exhuast for sale?
post May 7, 2012 - 1:35 PM
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QUOTE (Bladey @ May 7, 2012 - 7:42 AM) *
Yay another gt4 owner, Checked out your log, very handy about the spark plugs as im doing it this weekend, is your old exhuast for sale?

It will likely be, but the problem is I'm not sure when!

I've decided to bite several bullets and go 3" mandrel SS from the turbo back, which will cost more money than I currently have, so i'm not sure when the current system will be free.

I'm not sure how they 'did' the 2.5" system currently there either, since its not a larger diameter copy of the OE system, so it might be a little awkward. I'll post it up here before putting it on trademe at any rate.
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Yea the stock one is i think 2 and 1/8 or slighty bigger and is semi free flow only real problems with it are the rear muffler and the cat/downpipe. What pads do you run? gota love the brakes
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Thats a good question, I have no idea! I'm presuming some slightly ghetto-spec ones based on the previous owner. They seem to still have plenty of meat on them, so I won't find out for a while.

(Could this thread be moved to projects pretty please?)

Might as well start posting updates to here, means I feel like i'm actually contributing. After work this week, i've been doing this:



Which has resulted in this:

post May 9, 2012 - 1:53 AM
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done






is that arm for stereo factory fitted?


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post May 9, 2012 - 1:56 AM
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Glow in the dark rims? Cool. thumbsup.gif


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post May 9, 2012 - 2:44 AM
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Nah, it was put there for the previous headunit, just screwed into the steering sheath, but it works with my new one which is great - its fantastic for lazy people - only a 5cm movement, rather than a 25cm one!

Glowing wheels finished, clear and all:

post May 9, 2012 - 12:14 PM
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Can't wait to see them on the car at night!


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post May 10, 2012 - 12:23 AM
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Daytime




Nighttime!

post May 10, 2012 - 12:34 AM
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Bet that looks just badass going down the road at night.


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post May 10, 2012 - 8:02 AM
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hi,
your car is certainly really clean and look very good,
i assume that is a test whit the rims,
look good at night,
but i dont feel the white of the rim, whit the paint white of the car, doesnt look the same
post May 10, 2012 - 12:26 PM
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Oh no, its not - and I never expected it to be. Glow in the dark is always a snotty green!

The point of it is the violently glowing green at nighttime biggrin.gif
post May 11, 2012 - 12:51 AM
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Changed the oil with some Penrite 0w50 for the second time.

Appears that my first time was abnormally slow - now that I know what to undo (4 bolts to remove a plastic guard), and the drain plug and filter aren't welded directly to the sump, it took all of about 20min. The slowest part was waiting for it to drain.

Picture taken while waiting for it to drain.


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