Originally Posted by TofuProductions
Love this build, simple and clean.
I like how you are doing a lot of things on your own too, learning while doing, right?
Can't wait to see more progress!
Yup always learning new things!
I made a good amount of progress since the last post.
-Ball Joint Install
-Header, HFC, Exhaust Install
Getting ready for the weekend!
Finally the ball joint came in Hardrace 6621.
I've order this from 4 different vendors and only place that they had in stock was a shop in Australia.
As you can see the ball joint are same height as the factory ones. approximately 70mm
All other variant are NOT STR legal, including J's and Megan. They actually have roll center adjustment built into their ball joint.
(Spoon one might be legal but I'm not 100% sure)
Finally all of the suspension components are on the car.
Brake calipers are now painted in "black" simple and clean.
Factory intake ready to be removed
PWJDM Intake (will upload pics in the later time)
This intake really does not worth it's price tag... seriously...
1. Hardware is crap (vacuum hoses are too short, coolant hose is too loose, breather hose is too small)
2. Fitment is questionable at best (needs to play with it a lot, still at the end, I had to raise the hood latch to get the hood closed, but the intake still rubs on the hood)
Intake and Header both removed
Berk 70mm HFC
Again not totally satisfied with this piece.
1. Supposed to be one of the quieter exhaust system. It might be but... it's really not that quiet, and still drones plenty.
2. It's the updated version with the new style fittings but this exhaust cannot be centered at all... no matter what you do.
I actually have the exhaust centered for the picture but when I actually took it for a test drive, it was hitting the differential mounting.
I had to actually have the exhaust off the center to not to hit the mounting/frame... very displeased with this...
On the bright side, it is loud but sounds great and looks to be in very high quality.
6ULs are put on.
These also have some problems associated with.
Nothing is perfect I guess. Due to aggressive offset (+55), the rear tires WILL rub in the wo bending the bumper tab.
It's an easy job but it's also something that I didn't anticipated.
I did total of 8 runs on the dyno in 2 days.
I'm actually planning on making a new post regarding the finding on the dyno.
It's rather interesting. Here is the detailed dyno thread.
Dyno Results - Stock vs Bolt On vs Tune (Karcepts)
Here is the result.
Baseline vs the STR mods. (Karcepts EMU)
Solid gains all the way across on both HP/TQ.