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I like the setup very clean and good looking car imo the details make the car and your interior is top notch !

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On 5/10/2017 at 2:28 PM, the_prodigy said:

I like the setup very clean and good looking car imo the details make the car and your interior is top notch !

Thanks!  The interior has been the biggest part of my build, so close to being finished with it

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i'm still trying to figure out how you stuck the bride material to the top of the car so perfectly what did you use?

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4 hours ago, the_prodigy said:

i'm still trying to figure out how you stuck the bride material to the top of the car so perfectly what did you use?

Magic. Lol.

1st - Iron the fabric.  It will get a lot of tiny wrinkles out and will improve installation and adhesion.

3M Headliner adhesive.  I removed the old felt from the headliner and applied directly to the fiber composite structure.  Laid out the fabric as I wanted it, trimmed off a bit of extra, lined everything up with half folded over so I was looking at half of the underside of the fabric and half of the backer.  Sprayed the adhesive - 3 coats laid all at once, 2 going north-south and one east-west, looking for good and even coverage.  Let sit for about 15 minutes to tack up, then worked my way from center directly across to the outside of the headliner.  You need to apply pressure and work directly north-south or east-west, because if you work on a diagonal along the bias of the fabric it will stretch and you will have a hard time with wrinkles.  Let sit for about 30 minutes, then repeat the procedure with the other side.  Let the whole thing sit for an hour, then cut X's in the holes for lights, handles, etc.  Flip over and spray a bit of adhesive on the back of the backer at the hole locations, then fold the tabs of the X's back into the hole and glue them to the back of the backer.

Any specific questions fire away

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On 2016-5-24 at 9:50 PM, MINE said:

Good news/bad news.  Good news - clear coat done, cupholders done, welcome lights fixed, trunk muffled, reverse lights smoked and installed.

Bad news - curbed one of my Enkei's real bad, ordering a new one.  Looks like it'll be another week or two before she's ready for show

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what did you do when you muffled the trunk? did it help?

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I don't have my aftermarket exhaust in yet so I didn't notice much. I used GTMat for vibration control, have not yet added any MLV or similar for full absorption

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So I did something yesterday...

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MOD East Coast 2017

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Nice car man ! :)

 

By the way, where did you buy these ''Bride'' trim ? Look so cool, original Gray interior in the Mitsubishi looks so odd. ^^

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All of the Bride fabric was ordered online, I think from Alibaba or similar

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7 hours ago, MINE said:

All of the Bride fabric was ordered online, I think from Alibaba or similar

Just found them on ebay :P Was it hard to install ?

Maybe want to do this myself but with white trim on the door like this : https://gyazo.com/7322ab84323785bbe910442b3cb726b5

And Bride Trim on the top like you did ^^

I'm a bit affraid of the white being dirty after some week tbh

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Yeah the white will be hard to keep clean. The fabric was easy to install. For the headliner I pulled the old felt off and used a good spray adhesive 

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Not much new lately, probably waiting until spring to install the disc brakes.  Picked up a set of coilovers and need to find a shop to weld a flex pipe into my exhaust before installing that.  She is close to 100K miles...

Sounds like I have a pitted bearing in the tranny, so keeping an eye on that over the next couple of months as that could be a big repair.  Changed the tranny fluid this weekend - for those wondering you will need a 24mm wrench or socket to loosen the drain and fill plugs.  2.6 Quarts/2.5L of 75W-80 MTF, I get the fluid from the dealer so I know it's the right stuff.

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NJ 1, me 0.

Looks like I won't be selling these to fund the next setup.

On the bright side - I already have wheels on order.  18x9.5 +35 should bring me nicely flush

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As it turns out all 4 wheels (and my alignment) fell to NJ roads.  Cracked barrel (above), cracked lip at the inner bead, and two with deformed lips.

So it's time for a new setup.  Tried 10x9.5 +35 - the test fit looked sick and the rim lined up exactly where I want it but I won't have suspension clearance on the fronts.  So on to another option.

Finally installed the AMR coils that @jRox sold me a couple months back.  I do need to soften the rears a bit and get the adjustment knob extensions but overall I'm quite satisfied.  Left ride height stock for the winter and got my alignment done.  No more saggy rear!

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Nice setup man, I read the whole progress thread and it is very impressive, specially the details, i feel i have zero skills to do that plus if i want to do it with a shop it would be hella expensive, but it is definitly worth watching yours! Keep it up! One question, what Performance Mods do you have?

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On 1/1/2018 at 7:13 PM, Lancergini said:

Nice setup man, I read the whole progress thread and it is very impressive, specially the details, i feel i have zero skills to do that plus if i want to do it with a shop it would be hella expensive, but it is definitly worth watching yours! Keep it up! One question, what Performance Mods do you have?

Thanks, glad you like it. I started with pretty much zero mechanical knowledge but between the Lancer and the Jeep I suddenly have accumulated quite a bit.  Stick to it, do your research, take you time with it and before you know it you'll learn a lot.  I have not done many performance mods (most of my work has been aesthetic or practical).  I have a K&N short ram intake and heat shield and just installed AMR coilovers with adjustable sway bar end links.  Not sure if a short shifter is a performance mod or not, but it sure makes the shifting zippy.

If you are in/near NYC, north Jersey, or the Albany area I'd be happy to lend a hand.

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1 hour ago, MINE said:

Thanks, glad you like it. I started with pretty much zero mechanical knowledge but between the Lancer and the Jeep I suddenly have accumulated quite a bit.  Stick to it, do your research, take you time with it and before you know it you'll learn a lot.  I have not done many performance mods (most of my work has been aesthetic or practical).  I have a K&N short ram intake and heat shield and just installed AMR coilovers with adjustable sway bar end links.  Not sure if a short shifter is a performance mod or not, but it sure makes the shifting zippy.

If you are in/near NYC, north Jersey, or the Albany area I'd be happy to lend a hand.

In fact i have plenty of knowledge about mechanical stuff, but the things i am really bad is aesthetics, like installing leds, wiring, putting some carbon fiber, i most of the time get a helping hand for that, I am going to install a custom made short ram intake, a trottle body, custom exhaust (mid pipe) and muffler, I am really looking forward to see how the car behaves, sadly its a CVT so as i would like to think it will be a ¨semi-eco-performance¨ car.

I am currently living in the Dominican Republic so that wont be possible, maybe when i head to NY to visit my family over there I can get to see your ride. Thanks anyway, i think i will be asking you some things in the future when i start to make more aesthetics mods!

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19 hours ago, Lancergini said:

In fact i have plenty of knowledge about mechanical stuff, but the things i am really bad is aesthetics, like installing leds, wiring, putting some carbon fiber, i most of the time get a helping hand for that, I am going to install a custom made short ram intake, a trottle body, custom exhaust (mid pipe) and muffler, I am really looking forward to see how the car behaves, sadly its a CVT so as i would like to think it will be a ¨semi-eco-performance¨ car.

I am currently living in the Dominican Republic so that wont be possible, maybe when i head to NY to visit my family over there I can get to see your ride. Thanks anyway, i think i will be asking you some things in the future when i start to make more aesthetics mods!

Totally, hit me up if you're in the area.  Bummer about the CVT...5-speed swap time?

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Here probably the 80% lancers are CVT´s, so i am not planning on changing, i said sadly because i know i could get more performance on a manual, but in fact i like the cvt it is very confortable and also i have the paddles so i can go to sport or manual mode anytime which is very cool.

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Wow, you're brave for installing in this cold. Looks good though! Go lower when it gets warmer out ;)

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1 hour ago, jRox said:

Wow, you're brave for installing in this cold. Looks good though! Go lower when it gets warmer out ;)

J, you're still around? lol

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14 hours ago, jRox said:

Wow, you're brave for installing in this cold. Looks good though! Go lower when it gets warmer out ;)

I didn't have much choice. The new wheels came in so I needed to test fit within the exchange window in case the specs were too aggressive, so I had to install the coils. Turns out the fronts would have needed spacing, so I'm glad I did. Those end links are way beefier than the stock ones but quite nearly too long - I'm hoping that when I take the last 1/2" out of the length this weekend the sway bar stops popping. I'll have to pick up some shorter links for when I lower, as well as rear camber arms. May do rear adjustable LCAs if budget allows. 

New wheels spec at 18x8.5 +30. May need to get flares, we'll see how they sit with camber. 

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