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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Well, with the car finally being just about paid off I am ready to commence modifying my car. I have a mountain of parts I've acquired for her.

First off as many of you know; I want to say that I am a retrofitter. In other words, I open up halogen lights, fit projectors into them, add leds/halos/paint/whatever/ and close them up. Makes it safe to use HIDs and makes the car look 100x better.

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I primarily have experience with Cobalts , Ions, and Evo Xs but I am looking to outstretch my reach to other cars as it's the same concept.

My plans/parts list is as follows..I have most of my future build ready but am still waiting on some funds to follow and availability of parts.

Engine Mods:
Dyno Tune w/ Meth @ ZZ Performance
TVS 1320 Supercharger
80# Injectors [check]
2.7" Pulley
LS4 Throttle Body [check]
K/N Cold Air Intake [check]
LSJ Clutch Upgrade kit
Adjustable Tensioner [check]

Cooling Mods:
Dual pass [check]
ZZ Performance Stage 3 Heat Exchanger [check]
ZZ Performance Phenolic Spacer [check]
Option B [check] (not really a cooling mod but eh)
Devil's Own Water Methanol kit

Suspension Mods:
Over the Top Performance Stage 2 Mounts
Over the Top Performance Stage 2 Axles [check]
FE5 Shocks and Struts [check]
Progress Springs [check]
Overkill Engineering Motorsports Rear Sway Bar [check]
ZZ Performance Front Strut Bar [check]
Hankook V12 Summer tires [check]

Braking Mods:
Brembo Big Brake Kit from LNFs
Hawk HPS Pads [check]
ZZP Drilled and Slotted Discs [check]

Exterior Mods:
Quad Projectors (FX-Rs v3, Matchboxes) with painted black interior, demon eyes, and halos for drls/turning signals) [check]
Konig Again 5 18" Wheels with red striping [check]
Rear Windows Tint 5%
Factory High-rise Spoiler [check]
LED Tail Lights
Antennae Delete [check]
Painted Black Badges [check]
Painted Red Calipers [check]
Painted Black Valve Cover
Coppertop Spark Plug Cover and Fuel Rail Cover
Tinted Corner lenses [check]
Painted Fake Bumper Vents Red [check]
Painted Red Ring around Fog Projectors [check]

Interior Mods:
Wrapped Black Suede Headliner [check]
Wrapped Black Suede Armrests
Wrapped Red Suede Door Panels
Wrapped Black Suede Dash
Redline Goods Shift Boot [check]
Redline Goods E-brake Boot [check]
TWM Shifter with "Big Type R" flat black shifter w/ new bushings
Red Re-stitching and Fabric on Recaros
Tablet Head Unit with Navigation
Red LEDs soldered into odometer and replaced gauge cluster lighting to red
Steering gauge pods and speedo gauge pods..Dual Interceptors, AEM Wideband and Meth gauge [check]
Escort Passport SRX with Laser "Shifters" (jammers)


Then when all is said and done and I have a garage of my own..a nice new black paint job.
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More mods to come. Loving every day with this car even after 3 years. Next car will be the Sky Red Line and she'll be sharing the same garage.



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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 07:40 PM
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Looks like a nice solid build. About the same set-up engine wise I'll start off with. I think I will push and do a 2.6 or 2.5 :-)

I also do my own retro's and think it is by far one of the best mods that can be done to the car. Will def be checking in on this. I need to make my own build thread LOL. I've already got some goodies just waiting to be out on
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Be sure to take plenty more BEFORE pictures so that you have something to compare them to!

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didn't see steering rack spacer for when you drop to Progress Springs. I'd add those and replace the crap mounts with Powell stoughs.

I'd really like to get some retros from you but they don't make the car go faster...I can't pick both right now so go fast parts are priority.

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Definitely going to be sick when complete. I myself must continue modding, I'm not even staged yet lol..if you need a hand installing the parts let me know I would be glad to help out
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OMG Jeff it's another NJ Redliner!!


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Lol I've asked if he wanted to hang out with us I didn't get an enthusiastic yes so..yeah..lol oh well.



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Good luck with this build man. I'm dying to buy a tvs myself. Unfortunately the adult in me is saying use my tax refund for a downpayment on a house. BUT..... the badass adult in me is saying "Fucking TVSCAMSMETHCLUTCH!!!!"

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Lol I've asked if he wanted to hang out with us I didn't get an enthusiastic yes so..yeah..lol oh well.
YES I WOULD LOVE TO HANG OUT!!! Is that better? lol..seriously though I'm not that far away and I'm always down to meet new people. Weekends are almost always free for me and music is practically my life specifically metal.
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