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Exactly how many mods have you done to your car ?

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by TCJBOLDIE, 22 January 2018.

  1. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Well over the years I have done so many I thought that there should be a list that can be given to my son when he finally inherits my car.
    MOTOR
    Bored and stroked from 2 to 2.3 litre
    Forged pistons and rods.
    Delete balance shafts
    Balanced rotating assembly
    Custom billet steel flywheel
    Changed from single cam to twin cam.
    Ported head
    Kelford 264/270 cams and springs
    ARP head studs
    ARP mains studs
    MLS head gasket
    Inlet and exhaust manifolds port matched
    larger throttle body
    Thermal insulating inlet manifold gasket
    1000 injectors
    Bosch 044 fuel pump
    Custom split pulse exhaust manifold
    Turbosmart ext wastegate
    Garrett GT3076R twin scroll turbo with V band turbine housing on 20psi
    Turbo smart bleed valve
    Full 3 inch exhaust system
    4 LS3 coils
    Haltec computer

    TRANSMISSION
    Solid centre clutch
    RX7 gearbox
    Short shifter
    3.9 LSD

    SUSPENSION
    Custom coilovers all round
    Custom spring rates all round
    Corner weighted so spring heights altered for better F-R balance
    Koni dampers with custom settings
    Front roll centers adjusted with 25mm spacers
    Rear roll centre adjusted via an FIA approved mod
    Custom rear adj sway bar
    Custom front strut brace
    Polly bushes everywhere
    Custom rear alloy X member to body bush prevent diff moving to eliminate wheel tramp

    BRAKES

    Custom mounts for 300 mm diameter S2000 front discs
    4 piston Sumotomo calipers
    Stock rear discs
    Willwood bias adjuster
    Stainless steel braided hoses
    Bendix race pads
    Ducted air from front spoiler to centre of discs

    COOLING
    Larger capacity v8 radiator core
    Hi flow thermostat
    Custom front mount 600x300x50 mm intercooler

    WHEELS
    9 17 x 7 inch all with semi slick tyres

    BODY

    Early JA bonnet with Sierra vents to assist evacuating hot under bonnet air and additional security via bonnet pins
    Replaced 1 piece rubber rear spoiler with later model 3 piece wing
    Aftermarket front spoiler with vents for brake duct hose

    I'm sure to have overlooked something
     
    Last edited: 31 January 2018
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  2. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney The Torque Meister

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    1,142
    From:
    Poole, UK
    Car:
    '98 JDM Impreza STI
    Ermmm.... None, by comparison to that list!

    18x8.5 inch BK wheels
    Headlights changed to crystal clear units (not much change to look at but the light scatter is better).
    Side repeaters changed to crystal clear units (changed from the orange, which I really hate).
    Cold air intake box.
    3 inch, de-cat, exhaust.
    Remapped to around 300bhp. Cant recall the boost pressure...
    Rust removed from rear.
     
  3. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    41,274
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    That's quite a list!

    Remap, Alloy wheels, LED rear lights, Suspension tweaks - just don't have the money or time for anything major nowadays.
     
  4. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney The Torque Meister

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    1,142
    From:
    Poole, UK
    Car:
    '98 JDM Impreza STI
    This :(
     
  5. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Don't even want to think about what all that has cost over the years :eek: and there has been many highs and lows but it has been a learning curve and character building experience.

    On 1 occasion I had just had the original 2 litre single cam bored and stroked and remapped to app 320 hp ATW by a supposed gun tuner and was at the track testing my new big brake upgrade at app 220kph only to have it damaged by detonation and ended up with scored bores,bent valves damaged turbo etc by the spark plugs electrodes that were no longer on them.

    I was shattered as the motor had done less than 2500 klm's and it sat in my shed for months till I found my new engine builder and we did a bit of bartering and I did repairs on his house while he built the motor,installed and tuned it and I was only charged for parts and machining.|B

    I had to get a new block but were able to save the crank,rods and pistons and they are still in the twin cam and going strong |B
     
  6. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    It would be a lot easier to say what hadnt been modded on the Stagea -
    windscreen
    windows
    roof lining
    glove box
    windscreen wiper motor
    door handles
    front side lights
    sun roofs
    driveshafts (surprisingly )
    think thats about all that is original
     
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  7. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Pretty much the same with me :)
    BUT I dare say at a much higher standard than mine |B
     
  8. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    the stagea maybe done to a higher level but a mod done properly is a mod done properly
     
  9. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    IMO my mods are done properly in a workmanlike manner but not up to show standards that would require a higher budget than was available at the time.
     
  10. stamford

    stamford Pro Tuner

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    3,800
    From:
    Hampshire
    Car:
    MG ZS200
    I guess in the 14 years I've had the MG the list has grown and parts changed have been upgraded again! I did start compiling a list but didn't keep it going. More a case of not wanting to be reminded of how much I have spent or wasted.
     
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  11. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    41,274
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    And there not being enough paper!
     
  12. bogorge

    bogorge Wrench Pro

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    From:
    uk
    Car:
    focus rs
    That's a huge list! My mods record is not updated.
     
  13. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    just managed to find a new mod B) - I have swopped the old RB coilpacks and ignition amplifier for modern coilpacks from NZ . kit comes with revised loom and mounting plates
     
  14. claymore

    claymore The Torque Meister

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    1,888
    From:
    Shrewsbury
    Car:
    T-10k,
    I looked over mine the other day, and the only things still original on the car is what's left of the shell and the rear hatch (and even that's had the glass replaced with makrolon)
     
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