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      09-02-2015, 02:38 PM   #1
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      09-02-2015, 02:40 PM   #2
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      09-02-2015, 03:33 PM   #3
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      09-02-2015, 03:45 PM   #4
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Good progress!! Cant wait to see whats up


But wait, no upgrade to your FMIC?

And what tires were your running in that track pic?
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      09-02-2015, 04:36 PM   #5
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Good progress!! Cant wait to see whats up


But wait, no upgrade to your FMIC?

And what tires were your running in that track pic?
Thanks!

FMIC is definitely at the top of my future upgrades. I'm pretty sure that picture was from when I was running Continental ExtremeContact DW (225 front 245 rear), but I can't say for sure.
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Nice a 1M conversion Vert! Now thats different! I think there is only 1 other 1M converted vert out there.
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Is there any discernible difference in feel of the 1m front strut bar vs the mason engineering?
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      09-02-2015, 11:57 PM   #9
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Is there any discernible difference in feel of the 1m front strut bar vs the mason engineering?
Huge difference -- not sure how to describe it but the front end feels much more solid with the Mason Engineering bar. The only gripe I had with it was that I had to get a shop to machine it to get it to fit, but even so was well worth the money
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Did you get the one with the the stock arms or the short custom arms? And what did they have to adjust, machine? I have been drooling over that piece for a while
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      09-03-2015, 01:08 AM   #11
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Did you get the one with the the stock arms or the short custom arms? And what did they have to adjust, machine? I have been drooling over that piece for a while
I went with the custom short arms -- I had to get part of the bar machined where it connects to the strut tower, I'll try to take a picture to show you later tonight or tomorrow

edit: here's a picture, you can see how the cutout was a little bit off and had to be machined out a little to fit.
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Looks good !!
That being said i would get that charge pipe soon
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I went with the custom short arms -- I had to get part of the bar machined where it connects to the strut tower, I'll try to take a picture to show you later tonight or tomorrow

edit: here's a picture, you can see how the cutout was a little bit off and had to be machined out a little to fit.
Ahh I see.. Did you powder coat the bar, paint it or did it come like that? They show only that brushed finish on the website
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      09-03-2015, 05:09 PM   #14
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Ahh I see.. Did you powder coat the bar, paint it or did it come like that? They show only that brushed finish on the website
The steel bars come powder coated black and the aluminum come in that brushed finish
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Can't wait to see!!! Where you located at Cail?
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Can't wait to see!!! Where you located at Cail?
I'm located in norcal / bay area

Here's a teaser pic -- still need to finish up a couple things under the bumper (you can see air ducts aren't installed), but I got impatient waiting for last of parts to show up so I threw it on there
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I'm located in norcal / bay area

Here's a teaser pic -- still need to finish up a couple things under the bumper (you can see air ducts aren't installed), but I got impatient waiting for last of parts to show up so I threw it on there
Phuck yeah, looks good

What is your side skirt solution?
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Phuck yeah, looks good

What is your side skirt solution?
Thanks! I haven't decided on the side skirts. I'm still running the 135i side skirts right now so they're not lined up in the front. It's not that bad -- actually it's sort of annoying that the fender LINER pokes out..

I discussed a couple options with the shop I went to to get my parts painted and they said they were confident they could mold the two side skirts together, but not confident they could pull the side skirts out to somewhat line up with the fender using a heat gun (I would have preferred that approach). I'm still considering both options, but realistically I'll probably just wait until I do the rear end conversion
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Living my dream man! Looks fantastic. Can't wait to see how it drives with the turbos.

Have you thought about inlets? They're much easier to do with the turbos out and show a number of improvements in flow and turbo response.
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Living my dream man! Looks fantastic. Can't wait to see how it drives with the turbos.

Have you thought about inlets? They're much easier to do with the turbos out and show a number of improvements in flow and turbo response.
Thanks! I can't wait either (or actually I guess I can, and have to, with how long the turnaround is.. ha!)

I have my eye on the TFT inlet system, but it's just a little too much all at once for now
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Thanks! I can't wait either (or actually I guess I can, and have to, with how long the turnaround is.. ha!)

I have my eye on the TFT inlet system, but it's just a little too much all at once for now
Just figured I'd bring it up because inlets are so tough to do with the turbos in place. And RB's are only $300.

Though TFTs are an interesting move, those are the ones that relocate the filters to the left side of the motor, right?
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