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Car looks awesome! Can't wait to see it running! I bet your going to have Brian wanting to do up another Cressida!

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I got some spare tires mounted to my wheels to check clearance and see how the car looks. I think it looks pretty good; the rear sits ok, and the front looks like I am going to have to roll the fender slightly.

 

The sidewall on these tires bows a lot; I'm sure that different tires probably won't do it as much.

 

Tires are 205/60/15.

 

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it's for the next installment of Initial D series when takumi has kids and moves up to a sedan 8)

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Now that Fast and the Furious is going to make drifting all stupid popular, I don't want any kids out buying cars like mine.

 

I'm gonna tell them it's a 4 door Corolla. Ha!

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Looks good man, I would run 215/50s though... unless you want a stretch, a 215 would fill the wheel wells perfectly.

 

 

So... what are you gonna be doing for suspension? What about boost levels?

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Looks good man, I would run 215/50s though... unless you want a stretch, a 215 would fill the wheel wells perfectly.

 

 

So... what are you gonna be doing for suspension? What about boost levels?

 

Tires: I'm not set on tire size yet. I think 205/60's look ok; but my roommate keeps telling me to get some 205/50 azenis. I think a 50 series looks too small in the wheel well in my opinion. I was thinking about getting some 205/60/15 Yokohama AVS ES100's. Tirerack has them for $81 a piece, and it seems like a decent tire.

 

Suspension: hand made. all of it except the addco sway-bars I'm going to order. I am going to cut the stock control arms where they mount to the crossmember and add some beefy heim joints. I was looking into using s13 spindles, that way I can convert to a floating rotor and s13 struts.

 

Boost: Stock for now. I want to get the engine running in stock trim first, and get a good baseline pull on the dyno. I would *like* to push 250-300hp at the wheels; but anything over the stock 130hp 5M would be fine withh me.

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Looks good man, I would run 215/50s though... unless you want a stretch, a 215 would fill the wheel wells perfectly.

 

 

So... what are you gonna be doing for suspension? What about boost levels?

 

Tires: I'm not set on tire size yet. I think 205/60's look ok; but my roommate keeps telling me to get some 205/50 azenis. I think a 50 series looks too small in the wheel well in my opinion. I was thinking about getting some 205/60/15 Yokohama AVS ES100's. Tirerack has them for $81 a piece, and it seems like a decent tire.

 

205/50/15 Dunlop Direzza. cheap on tirerack.com or tires.com awesome tire. If you go withh any other brand, go withh the falken rt-615.

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205/50/15 Dunlop Direzza. cheap on tirerack.com or tires.com awesome tire. If you go withh any other brand, go withh the falken rt-615.

 

I saw those Direzza's they looked cool. My roomate has RT-615 on his Infiniti M30. He has the same size I would need, 205/50/15. They look cool, and price isn't bad. I was thinking that the difference in size would make the wheels and tires look too small in the wheel well.

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you GOTTA run the 205/50's man. . if it looks too small in your wheelwells then your car is too high. .haha . . Serio though . you should run the 50 series. . Your car looks really good man. . i like where you're going and the progress so far is super dope. .

 

 

 

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you GOTTA run the 205/50's man. . if it looks too small in your wheelwells then your car is too high. .haha . . Serio though . you should run the 50 series. . Your car looks really good man. . i like where you're going and the progress so far is super dope. .

 

 

 

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Word.

 

Thanks G.

 

 

I am still tossing around which size tires I want; and I am starting to lean towards some 205/50/15s now. I just wish I had some I could mount to get an idea of what they look like first.

 

This weekend I am going to try and finish my exhaust. I have the sweetest apexi muffler; but in order to make it fit I will lose a part of my spare tire well. Enough that I can't carry a spare in it. Fuel cell!

 

haha

 

 

"Heaven hath no nirvana like that of a Miller MIG welder."

 

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Ok, small update.

 

I bought some Dunlop Direzza 205/50/15's and they look killer.

 

My new side mission is to hide the spark plug wires (mostly because I hate the color) to give the motor a more finished look. I was telling Hydra that I like how 1JZ's look withh that vented center plate between the valve covers, so I am in the process of bending some out of steel to paint.

 

It really makes the motor look better, in my opinion. I was thinking about having some louvers/vents stamped in it to look more like a factory part (similar to 1JZ).

 

Here are some pics withh the cardboard mockups:

 

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After (hopefully):

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i dont know how this affects plug wires in general, but ive got friends who`ve had problems with SRs and CAs coilpacks overheating because of the factory galley cover. its a heat sink. ive also heard that in reference to certain 1jz aftermarket covers. might want to go ahead and vent that right away.

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I don't think/know if having a cover over the plug wires will matter; the coil packs I can understand though.

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Marc - "I may/may not make a small cover for the coil packs. I would like to cover them, but that stock lawnmower looking piece HAD to go."

 

lol

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get a coil pack cover front a stock supra and cherry it out . i think it look hot withh out the valley cover.

 

That's what I thought. I liked the cover, and the nifty chrome badge.

 

But, all it took was my roommate to say "I donno, it kinda looks like a piece of a lawnmower."

 

I looked at it and said "Shit, he's right. Damn it!"

 

So that's where I am now. All it took was that lil' comment to blast me outta the water. Damn it. I can't have some briggs & stratton looking thing on there.

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:shock: he kinda got a point there.... still. cut it up enough to cover teh top of the coil. vent or raise the rear of the hood to help cooling !!

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isnt this car done yet damnit!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o wait, mine isnt done yet either, fuck.

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isnt this car done yet damnit!!!

 

 

That's what I'm saying!

 

hahaha.

 

Seriously though, I'm in the home stretch. Some of the small parts I am getting are a little pricey, so that is an issue.

 

 

Like you guys already know, I don't want a flashy or showy motor. I decided for my oil cooler and filter lines, I'm going to use Earl's Nylon braided high pressure line, which comes in black alonjg withh all black Earl's fittings.

 

Downside: fittings @ $20-30 each (black is only available as a heavy duty mil-spec finish), line: >$10 a foot.

 

Upside: it won't stand out and will look cleaner. I don't want some stupid red and blue fittings withh shiny hose taking the focus away from the motor.

 

It's almost done I swear to god.

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Ok, small update.

 

I finally got the oil cooler mounting situated after scrapping 3 ideas and starting over. I made some nifty brackets withh my new bending brake, and then coated them withh that rubberizing compund made for tool handles to keep vibration down.

 

I also blacked out my oil cooler and intercooler, for the extra "WTF?" in someones rearview mirror. withh a black grill, black oil lines and black charge pipes this sucker is gonna disappear.

 

You see nuthin' comin' sucka!

 

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yep, it's the attention to small details that make a car stand out :D

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Ha! I make no claim to be a craftsman.

 

But I do appreciate the comments. I am going to try and do the other half of the intercooler piping this weekend.

 

As a side note, do NOT order gaskets from Autozone. Those stupid fucks keep ordering the wrong shit, and the ones I DID get weren't even close to factory!

 

Jerks.

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