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Sleeper MX83 build

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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.

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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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Just don't want to hear any fucking thing that even sounds like 'harness bar'.

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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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Test fit the seats.  I'm really happy with them.  The rails work great.

 

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I'm not liking how tall the WB hub is.  Even though they call it a short hub, it's still really far away from my signal stocks. I have to take my hand off the steering wheel and reach back half a foot practically to get to them. A friend gave me an old Toyota wheel that I chopped up to get the center spline section out of. I had a spare WB hub laying around from when I bought my Tom's wheel that I chopped up to get the hub face off of.

Now it's off to the machine shop to get it turned on a lathe.  My friend said he would weld it once it came back, and then I'll be in business.

It looks like hackery for the time being, but it will be fine once I get the machine work done.

 

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How short are you? i installed my seat and the shit hit the door pillar.. i'm either too close or too far.

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I'm 5'9. Are you referring to the side bolsters? They have loads of clearance on both sides, nothing hits or rubs. I used Bride RO rails and they fit great.

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Which WB hub boss did you get? I got 522 which is only 45mm long. It took about a day to get used to the extra 1" of distance away from the turn signals, but it's second nature now.

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Got the JZX81 specific hub.  It says it was 63mm, but it definitely looks shorter than the one you're using.

Either way, I'm building a road car and I'm really anal about dumb shit like this. 

If my car was a track build only, I wouldn't even care.

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Car looking good, we really need a fish tank subtopic somewhere now haha

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Worked on the car this weekend.  Nothing too major has occurred.

Turned the motor over and got it running. Everything functions properly since I cut the wire harness at the firewall and installed the milspec connectors.

 

There are a few problems though...

 

AFR's are going bananas.  At idle, it's around 14-15, which is good, since it's aiming for stoich.  It starts to creep up pretty quickly though, and after 20 or so seconds, it starts to go above 16, so I shut the car off. When I rev up the motor, the AFR's barely drop at all.

It's running lean and I'm not sure why.

Boost is also kind of odd.  It's running at vacuum at idle, which is good.  When I rev it, boost increases to around 14 or so, but settles at a different place once I back off the throttle to idle.

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You don't need 14-15 at idle, or no load.

Go put an AF meter on a dead stock car, and watch what they do, before you go try to fix something that isn't broke.

Damn kids these days........

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