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Mac's 94 DB8 project thread AKA: Project Aeris.. ITR stuff, body work.. ect

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  1. mac_24_seven

    mac_24_seven I trained Trogdor to pWn

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    Well the time has come to start my own lil project thread. Maybe I'll have as much success as Andrew has had on his :ph34r:

    So here goes nothing... I'll go back in time alil bit and bring you up-to-date later in the post.

    I own a 94 GSR Sedan that I bought from jappwr on H-T. Paid $4200.00. It had 17x,xxx miles on the O.D. and around 50,000 on the new engine (stock from Acura).

    Here's a few pics of how it was when I bought it.
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    A pic of me at the track.
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    I bought the car w/no thermostat. Since I wanted to have heat, I decided to install one. Long story short, I have a blown headgasket.. Nothing too bad, but I have exhaust gases in my coolant. So, I've been saving up to get that fixed.. More on that later.

    One of the first things I did was clean up the headlights.. As you can see from this pic, MOthers mag polish and a lil elbow grease do wonders. The passenger side is polished and the driver-side is not.
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    Looks much better IMO.

    After some leather seats and an ITR header, the next modification for my car was some Rota slips...
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    My bro in law (andrew) had bought them for his CRX, but messed up on the tire size.. he Orderd 55 series instead of 50's.. So, the HUGE tire size was NOT my choice.. But my tires here shot... Heres what was on my car:
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    So the deal ened up working out good for me.. He got my fat fives and $300.00 and I got new wheels/tires.

    Next up was the 98-01 conversion. I disliked the front/rears of the 94-97 Tegs alot.. Plus my front was kinda geeked up in the first place.
    The first thing I bought was the rear, which was white so it matched pretty good.
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    After.. ANd It even has the DOHC Vtec emblem on it =)
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    Then I found a real good deal from another H-T member.. lonnieboosted. He was selling the front of off his turbo 00 DC2, in milano red :p . $300.00 for everything including lights. I drove nearly to Miami to pick it up ;)

    Pics of the install:
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    me lookin like a retard being happy I'm getting a ew front end..
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    Ta Daa!!
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    Sexy ;) My car has lipstick now :p
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    I also installed a CTR lip that came w/my front end.
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    Around that same time, I was checkin out a cool thread on city lights and decided I'd do it myself.
    I had a high beam bulb out, thus I never used them, so I would'nt miss not having high beams. I decided to just take a 194 socket out of a civic and trim it to fit where the bulb went in the headlight. I used a 4 led amber bulbs I bought from Discount Auto for like $10.00. Turned out real nice I think.
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    Now jump to present time (2-22-07)
    That pretty much catches me up on the body work.. More to come on that in the coming weeks/months.
    On to my headgasket :thumbup:

    So, I took $800.00 from my tax refund and dedicated it to my car. After much deliberation and changing my mind from a complete rebuild to a JRSC, I figured I"d go w/a very mild build, including the following components:

    ITR Throttle cable
    ITR Throttle Bracket
    ITR 98 Spec Camshafts
    ITR Valve springs Int/Exh
    ITR CAI w/ New K&N filter
    ITR 4-1 polished Header
    Head milled so it's good a flush.
    Honda OEM 3 Layer Head Gasket/gasket set
    1st Generation Skunk 2 Intake Manifold
    Fidanza Red Adjustable Cam gears
    Carsound high flor catalytic converter
    G-Reddy Exhaust w/stock GSR muffler
    Throttle body bypass
    Temperature Control Switch
    Custom Al. Catch can
    NGK Spark Plugs, indexed
    Chipped ECU
    Dyno Tuned w/Chrome

    So far, I've ordered:
    Skunk 2 Intake Manifold
    Gauge pod, ITR Throttle cable/bracket
    ITR Cams
    Gauges (oil,temp,volt)
    Temperature Control Switch
    Password JDM Gasket
    Fidanza Cam Gears

    I pick up the cam gears tomorrow and the gauges got to me on Tuesday. ANd I just went downstairs and picked up my Password JDM IM gasket :>
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    My cams shoudl be here either tomorrow or next week and my IM and gauge pod will be here Monday, which means I'll be installing my gauges/pod the following weekend!

    Exciting stuff, for me anyway ;)

    And to make it all the more exciting,this Friday (2-23-07) I'm getting Ground Control Coilovers w/KYB GR2 struts and installing them. So I'll have lots of pics of that. ;)

    And SAT I'm meeting up with DoctorVtec (yet another H-T member) and I"m trading my slips for his GSR blades =) So I'll be dropped w/ new wheels (at least to me anyway) by the end of the weekend!

    I'll update w/pics from this weekends work. Within the next week or 2, I'm starting to work on the body, prepping for paint. I'll start with shaving the license plate holes in the front bumper.

    It's gonna be some exciting stuff for me! I will have my car dyno tuned and I'll be goin to the track, so I'll get vids and pics of all that. Plus, new paint, wheels.. I'll be shaving the door moldings.
    Good stuff! I'll detail on all the work I do as well.. Maybe it'll help somebody out one day.

    So you guys enjoy! I'll update this as often as I do stuff (which I'll be pretty busy in the coming weeks/months) so their will be lots of updates.

    And please, NO FLAMING!!!! Suggestions are welcomed, but don't go sayin I'm a retard for doing something or not doing something, please.
     
  2. Seany-izzle

    Seany-izzle New Member

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    great stuff!!! cant wait to see it all painted and tuned! Im not really feelin the ctr lip, because where the lip protrudes it doesnt match with the bumper. But hey, thats just me, if you like, keep it :thumbsup: Hopefully during march or early april ill be getting my gsr motor :D Those blades should look real good, espcially with some right sized tires :p
     
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    nice dude good luck with everything. I plan on getting 98-01 gsr this summer.
     
  4. EGProject

    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Nice project. I love fodo GSR's. The owner of AMS in Mass has a grey GSR fodo with a P28 and a whole bunch of mods and I love it.
     
  5. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Very nice. I wish I could pick up a 98+ front end for that cheap. Why did you change the fenders though? I was under the impression that they were the same from 94-01.

    And I've been to FLA, good luck with that lip with those roads. Even though it looks good.
     
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    Nice project, can't wait to see after paint and whatnot.
     
  7. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Looks really nice man, future plans sound good too. One quick question though...why the Greddy exhaust with a stock GSR muffler? Surely there's got to be a better option than paying all that money for a Greddy exhaust and then hacking off the muffler to replace it with a factory muffler. I'd say stainless piping from k-teller with a stock looking dynomax/magnaflow muffler maybe?

    Anyways, keep us updated man!
     
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    vanillakilla Senior Member

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    he is using a stock muffler because 1. it will be quiet and 2. it is already on his car so why not
     
  9. integraslut78

    integraslut78 Stylus DJ Extraordinaire

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    I would say it's coming along quite nicely. Good Luck with it mang. :)
     
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    Andrew Well-Known Member

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    We just got it lowered(and I mean LOWERED), so I'm sure he'll post up his latest pics tonight.

    :thumbsup: for Terrance having a build thread!
     
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  11. mac_24_seven

    mac_24_seven I trained Trogdor to pWn

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    Well, the coilovers are on!!!! I cant believe how straight forward of an ordeal it is.. I have never touched any time of suspension work before in my life and I did this...My bro in law (andrew) helped me put everything back on.. but I could have done it. Just not as quick or as easy.. 2 sets of hands are always nice.

    Unfortunately, during the swap, I got a Migrane..If you have nevr had one, say a prayer of thanks because it's rather painful.. If you get em like I do.. Then you know how it is.
    So, I'll post a lil DIY later.. I took a bunch of pics but I just feel like Z)&*^#$& now and have no desire to type for an hour.

    So, enjoy these pics. I'll update sometime in the next day or so ;)

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    And the uber sexy after ;)
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    I'm very very happy. Just gotta invest in a camber kit sometime soon. I'll bite the bullet and get skunk2 and be done w/it.

    I'll have GSR blades on it next weekend.. stupid discount tire screwed me yet AGAIN and I had to cancel the trade I had goin on untill next week.

    Oh, and the ride is better than I ever expcted..I liken it to going to lower profile tire.. Bumps are more noticeable, but by no means jarring at all and it handles 100% better than it did on the stock crap. My friends nor I expected it to be this nice..

    I'm very very VERY pleased.

    And my ITR cams came in today..cam gears are a done deal (dude forgot them, I'll pick em up next week)

    It's startin to come together.Gonna be pretty exciting guys.. Your gonna get to see it all :D
     
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    yo! nice thread. The car is coming along nicely. it looks so much more aggressive with the drop. Evn more with the new blades.
     
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    that is low! little too low for me. still looks good, no doubt. I bet it'll be lookin real sharp after paint and the new wheels!
     
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    Andrew Well-Known Member

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    Too low for him, too.

    He wanted to raise it up right away, but we went driving instead. lol.
    It'll look good with the new Blades. heck, it'll look good with the 4/4 slips
     
  15. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Why did you use the red fenders though? Were they in better shape?
     
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    Andrew Well-Known Member

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    ^ yes. his white ones were scratched/dented BAD.
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Yeah but he said he was going to get a Greddy exhaust but keep the stock muffler. If he's getting a Greddy exhaust than he'll also be getting a Greddy muffler, unless he's just getting the mid-pipe portion of it.

    I was just saying that it seems kinda wierd to have a smooth-flowing Greddy exhaust pipe and then have a restrictive factory muffler on it. If you want the factory look you can get mufflers that are freer-flowing than stock but not "fart-can" looking, and if you want it quiet you can always add a resonator or two.

    But whatever, I don't mean to take away from your project thread man. Car looks great lowered, makes me want to drop my Teg. How much did you pay for the shocks and springs?
     
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    Andrew Well-Known Member

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    1. He's not 'getting' that setup, he's already got that setup(I know it looks like it's on his 'shopping' list, but thats whats on there now.

    2. I agree completely. It's dumb to have 2-1/4 piping flowing into a 1-3/4 crappy stock muffler... but he wants it quiet, so thats what he's getting.
     
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    shop around for an rsr exmag, i have one on my car and from in the car all i can hear is intake from my puny d16. highway noise is well, non existant. It still makes noise, just deep and quiet, very low tone. NOTHING like an apexi, greddy, hks, spoon, etc. IMHO, best exhaust period.
     
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