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  1. BoristheCat

    WTB 89-91 Cressida fan shroud

    Why is everyone asking for these all of a sudden? That TimTimminy guy wanted one, then Slapstick, now this guy.
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    You won't, don't worry. This is a street car, so no race harnesses will be put in that car. I saw a video of a guy that died Dale Earnhardt style because he had a race harness, no airbag and no neck brace. Race harnesses don't stretch on impact like street seatbelts do, so your body stops and your head keeps going. Keeping the stock seatbelts for sure
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    I looked into that. I would have to get completely different upper and lower B pillar trim. I can't find it on YAJ, Craigslist or ebay, so this will have to work. I also don't think any JDM spec x chassis had the same color code and fuzzy faux-suede finish that my car has. Got the seats in the mail today though. Now I understand why these seats are so popular. They look fantastic, are comfortable and are pretty damn light. One item from my RHDJapan purchase is on backorder. I won't get the seat rails or steering wheel hub stuff until the beginning of April, but I don't mind. There's plenty of stuff to do in the meantime.
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    That is reassuring. Some smaller details that I forgot to elaborate on... I had to chop up the core support a little bit to move the radiator forward. This made sure that the stupid transmission choice of mine would line up in the stock location. I have about an inch of clearance between the water pump pulley gear and the radiator overflow tank. I also fitted some seatbelts from a 90 corolla. They bolt into the stock location of the bullshit auto seatbelts. I know someone who can sew the stock seatbelts to the clip that plugs into the seatbelt receiver.
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    I've heard really good things about the Link ECU's. Apparently they're very user-friendly and not too difficult to tune with. However, because they're not as big as AEM or others, I've heard it's quite a bit harder to find a tuner, especially one who is familiar with tuning VVT-i motors. You are showing way more restraint than I ever would knowing that you could draw way more power out of your setup than you've chosen to. I forgot to ask you a few pages back, are you running the Works 63mm short hub, or the standard hub? I bought the short hub because I wanted the steering wheel closer to the turn signals and wiper controls.
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    Lol in your case Gordo, I absolutely believe that. You better get that car done before you croak of natural causes
  7. BoristheCat

    Team Running Again Mostly version x.7

    I'm super jealous of your rear diff setup as it is, putting a kaaz in it is gonna be burly!
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    Yeah, it's gotten out of hand. I'll post my spreadsheet when I'm closer to being done with my build
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    Lol yeah. Life is short, and I'm antsy to get this car done. I should be doing big boy stuff like saving for a house, but I'm being irresponsible and just dumping money into toys. I've just eclipsed the 27k mark on this car so far. Still have at least another 6k to go If I was smart, I would stop counting, but no one believes me when I say building a car will be expensive. I'll just bust out my excel spreadsheet of all that I've spent and cry over it with whoever I'm showing it to
  10. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    Thanks Zach. Yeah, he's really communicative. I'm really impressed with how professional he is. Glad to hear you like them. Mine just shipped this morning, and I can't wait to get them. I'm super antsy to fit them in my car. I bought some RO rails for the seats along with a works bell hub, hub release, flipper and steering wheel lock, all of which should show up within the next week or so. Decided to get all my stuff from RHDJapan in one big order, since shipping was pretty steep at $200.
  11. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    I sit with a really aggressive Detroit lean. I got rid of my Camry a few years ago and I miss being able to slouch low. A fixed seat for a street car like mine doesn't make much sense. Plus more adjustability is always nice
  12. BoristheCat

    Sleeper MX83 build

    You bet they are. Zach referred me to the guy. There's ways to tell and after doing a bunch of research, I felt confident buying these things
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    Haha yeah, that's exactly why I like them. At first I was going to get a pair of yellow kevlar gias with the gradient fabric on the cushions, but it was too much going on at once. Like you said, this is more subtle. The black will go well with a lot more than the gradient fabric. I also think the stradias are a more appropriate choice for a street car since the seat bolsters aren't as ridiculously tall compared to the gias
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    Sleeper MX83 build

    Just bought these bad boys
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Damn, looking very hot! Those are some great moving shots from your track day. What were your tire measurements with the 18's on there, and what are they now? As discussed previously in your thread, I would just be paranoid about my kit scraping if I dropped it lower on 17's. Curious to see how it works for you