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Old 04-17-2010, 07:31 PM
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Nice! The wheels you have on now look sick, i forgot that you already had them installed.

You don't need an MP90, i'm sure it pulls like a bat out of hell now. I was just throwing it out there....
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Keeping up the good work I see. Nice rondog.
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just got back from a run, but the wheel hop is killing me, whats the best way to control that? Engine dampener or urethane mounts... Or both?
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just got back from a run, but the wheel hop is killing me, whats the best way to control that? Engine dampener or urethane mounts... Or both?
different tires from my experience....
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I'm convinced the Legend is my favorite wheel on this CL, so I'm just trying to see what would be a better look, Satin Black with a larger than current silver rim line or all Liquid Silver, both would be 19" with 245/35/19 tires. What do you guys think?

I'm also going to go spoiler-less and add some anthracite lower trim to the body kit to give it that lower look.



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Originally Posted by rondog View Post
just got back from a run, but the wheel hop is killing me, whats the best way to control that? Engine dampener or urethane mounts... Or both?
Both. Your springs/struts have as much to do with it as the mounts though.
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EDIT: Also chopped in the new Vega wheels for the hell of it:

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Looks nice in those pics. I think I like the Legends in silver the best but thats with the color as is. Is the black on ur taillights photoshopped or how did you get it to look like that?
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Originally Posted by Jacobpockros View Post
different tires from my experience....
dont make me comment that

the better tires the more wheel hop the worse tire the more tire spin



@Ron

just the front mount make a huge difference

stiffer suspension

and NRG dumpers


also if you want to go wingless then you have to lower the car more... i dont feel CL without wing

and satin black legends

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Its your car, but Im sick of seeing black wheels with a polished lip.
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Looks nice in those pics. I think I like the Legends in silver the best but thats with the color as is. Is the black on ur taillights photoshopped or how did you get it to look like that?
Yeah, i think Ima go with the Legends in 19" front to back and 235/35/19 tires, but first I'll try the Vega wheels foir the hell of it lol.

And the tails were PSed, but they are blacked out as of now. The pic was kinda old, so i had to match them with the way the car is now. The only thing i don't have yet is the grey area on the lower part opf the kit. That will be vinyl. Then the LED fogs go in right when they arrive.

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dont make me comment that

the better tires the more wheel hop the worse tire the more tire spin



@Ron

just the front mount make a huge difference

stiffer suspension

and NRG dumpers


also if you want to go wingless then you have to lower the car more... i dont feel CL without wing

and satin black legends
I'm putting the NrG damper in and possibly i'll change my shocks to koni yellows, but not right this moment. The damper should help. The current tires grip so well, I can't even break them loose in a 1-2 shift no matter how hard I pop the clutch.

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Its your car, but Im sick of seeing black wheels with a polished lip.
I guess, but there is a certain menacing look with black wheels, as long as you can see the speration between tire and wheel. My lip is just a 7mm machined area, not even a real lip.



BTW, I got the front view of the Vegas, I'm kinda diggin them:


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A Black car with Black rims will ALWAYS look good. I have black rims in my room waiting to be installed, just need to find the funds for tires.

When you get your car detailed, have them remove the swirl marks too.

I had this done recently and the results are incredible:
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vote for silver one. when i saw the rear view pic of vega, i was like eh...
but i changed my mind as soon as i saw front view pic. I like them!!!
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Black wheels on a black car is one thing, black wheels with a polished lip on a black car is different.

Id much rather go with a pinstripe around the lip. Maybe red or blue? It just seems like everyone has black wheels with polished lips now.

<---- Still thinking about getting the Works repainted a different color.
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Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
Black wheels on a black car is one thing, black wheels with a polished lip on a black car is different.

Id much rather go with a pinstripe around the lip. Maybe red or blue? It just seems like everyone has black wheels with polished lips now.

<---- Still thinking about getting the Works repainted a different color.
The Works color you got now look great, i think the only place you can go from here is fully polished with powdercoat clear. I already had the Legend GT's on my car before, I grew out of the redline theme:




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Well I didnt mean you have to the pinstripe red again. Get creative with it. But I wouldnt do polished.
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I love my legends
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Satin Black > Silver
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satin black > silver
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Just got the 6 lb high bosot pulley from Comptech today, so I'm going to make 3 videos of the boost in 3rd gear while accelerating from a roll to compare the 3 pulleys boost readouts. Gonna rig the camera in a few minutes.

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Are the videos going to be here or 2nd gen video thred ?
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POrobably here.


On a side note, to the experts in this area...

maybe I'm buggin, but was my IMRC valve supposed to be zip tied open and disconnected??? I mean the actual electronic controller behiond the engine is not plugged in, and he took the spring out of the IMRC valve on the side of the engine as the pic shows and zip tied it open.

Here's a pic:

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Holy shit, just took the car out with the original 3 lb boost pulley and the boost was more consistent as the revs climb. Car actually felt faster too, go figure. I couldn't set the camera up, but this the report for the boost figures:

3 lb boost pulley on the blower with the IMRC valve zipped open: 4-4.5 max boost at WOT and it stays there or at least 3 lbs of boost.

6 lb boost pulley on the blower with the IMRC valve zipped open: 4 max boost at WOT with a gradual decrease in boost as revs increase.

I'm guessing the pullery I got from Pulley boys must be slipping as the revs increase. Gonna get the comptech alternator high boost pulley installed and see where I sit at that point. I'm anticipating a big jump in power since that will truly register 6+ lbs of boost instead of the 4 I have now.
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hey ron did u install leds id love to see them damn iam still saving to get your lip kit
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hey ron did u install leds id love to see them damn iam still saving to get your lip kit
Just waiting to schedule an appoointment with my wiring guy. And we got them in stock, so whenever you're ready.


BYW, I figured out the situation about the IMRC valve, everything is in check, that was the way it was supposed to be.


I also found out about this burning spell I would smell everytime I came back from driving. I thought it was the brakes or something since the smell seemed like it was coming from the rear wheels. Took it to my mechanic to see if there was a problem, he told me I had ran over a plastic bag and it got caught on my Y pipe and melted. So I have to wait a few days for it to fully melt and for the smell to go away. I was so happy when he showed me the bag, lol, one less problem.

Lastly, I actually put the Vega wheels on, and man, do they look clean. I like them the best to day, I'll post pics when I get my LED fog lights put in and when it clears up.
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I dig the Vega wheels...they grew on me the more I looked at them.
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LED's are going in soon, but in the meantime...

These are officially my favorite wheels, 19" x 8.5" Vega wheels with a 50mm offset with 235/35/19 tires, and they are pretty lightweight, behold!























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Needs moar low.

And I was really interested in them but you dont have them in 18s
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looking great! I like them. these wheels are not available in 18"???
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thanks, the ride height is ideal for me, if I ever change my shocks, I'll probably go with Koni Yellows and take dvantage of the lower shock perch for a few more mm of lowering, otherwise, she's good for me.

As far as the Vega wheel in 18", it's a possiblity in the near future.
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