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Old 07-29-2008, 02:10 PM   #1
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Just a days work

finally got my hands on nicks intake pipe, along with some new speakers to replace my blown out one, and some new Hawk pads finally too. Heres the pictures.

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painted this bracket and the heat shield




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blown speaker


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modded speaker bucket to accomadate wiring


in the door


and thats all...gonna do the pads tomorrow...maybe debadge, not sure. also prolly throw in some new plugs for posterity since they probably have like 20k on them although i cant remember.

new speakers are awsome, really good base and power handling, the side mirrors shake now and no more rattles whatsoever. intake pipe definetly gave more low end response, first gear spins if im not light on the go pedal.

after tomorrow all focus is on the honda, big race day at raceway park on the 16th...

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Old 07-29-2008, 02:17 PM   #2
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Looking good!

How's the Honda been?
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:07 PM   #3
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its good...running well but burning a little oil, not sure if at this point he rings are on the way out or if its because i have zero crank vent system which could cause some serious blowby.

goin for broke on drag radials in 2 weeks tho.



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Cool. Does the intake pipe make that big of a deal?

You should debadge it. I think the viggen looks great that way.
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Nice! Whats involved with swapping out the door speakers? I've got a couple blown ones too.
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:33 PM   #6
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real simple...took like 20 minutes to do both in all honesty.

torx locations here
http://www.kolumbus.fi/richard.bevan...b93/index.html

then lift door panel off, then remove the whole speaker carrier with 3 torx, then pull off foam on edge and remove 4 screws holding the speaker in, and reverse. if you are using aftermarket you have to cut off the factory plug to do the wiring and just stick on some spade connectors. my buddy is an installer at best buy so that took like 3 seconds for him to do for me with his cool little tools.



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Old 07-29-2008, 07:01 PM   #7
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I got those exact same speakers and installed them today as well! It was a simple install, until I cracked the door handle housing on the drivers door. Was able to put a washer in and works so far...

They do have a nice sound and are a worthwhile upgrade for $55.

I just did a direct swap, why did you need the speaker bucket?

I forgot the foam on the second one I did - is it really needed?
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:44 PM   #8
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the bucket was the factory piece...the window came rediculously close to the speaker without it.

now my window is messed up for some other reason and its groaning and shit because some asshole that was at my friends house decided to pour beer on my car



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The window clearance was something else that I was curious about. Whats the depth on those infinitys?
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Infiniti makes a 6022 si which is the shallow version

My windows work fine - just got lucky as I didn't even check when I put them in...
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notice any difference with the intake pipe? at least sound wise?
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notice any difference with the intake pipe? at least sound wise?
The intake pipe isn't for sound.
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The intake pipe isn't for sound.
I find there is a slight noise increase as the larger diameter pipe amplifies sound a bit. Its nothing like adding an intake to a stock car though which is NOT a power modification in comparison to the pipe which IS.

I noticed slightly quicker spool and better response overall.
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notice any difference with the intake pipe? at least sound wise?
yes its a shit ton louder, and now spins in first quite easily...think its not sealed tho, getting tons of extra backfires.



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yes its a shit ton louder, and now spins in first quite easily...think its not sealed tho, getting tons of extra backfires.
Easy first gear wheelspin is something a Viggen should be use to bone stock.

You should be spinning them in 2nd gear at 40+mph in the dry now
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eh, my cars has never been 100% power wise. it was slow as balls on the stock ic, then got way better with the ets. seems a little slower now with the pipe, but the boost is a tad lower, which is understandable so ill see what adapting does...plus i agree with what nick said on sc, that the pipe may not be seated 100 straight which is causing the backfires and some extra intake noise.



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Did you remember to put the big o-ring on the new pipe before you installed it?
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eh, my cars has never been 100% power wise. it was slow as balls on the stock ic, then got way better with the ets. seems a little slower now with the pipe, but the boost is a tad lower, which is understandable so ill see what adapting does...plus i agree with what nick said on sc, that the pipe may not be seated 100 straight which is causing the backfires and some extra intake noise.
Yeah. The noise increase is MINIMAL. You hear the downpipe and spool about 10% more. Thats IT. So that might be a clue.
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Did you remember to put the big o-ring on the new pipe before you installed it?
yes the o-ring is there for sure

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Yeah. The noise increase is MINIMAL. You hear the downpipe and spool about 10% more. Thats IT. So that might be a clue.
well i dont have a dp. the spool is the noise i hear thats why im unsure if theres a leak, the bpv is also quite loud now, but the backfires are out of the exhaust and not like popping out under the hood or anything like that.

ills ee what the re adapt does. nowi need to deal with the sticking window that appeared last night and the nice heatshield i painted that just bubbled already. guess 500 degree paint isnt good enough.



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ills ee what the re adapt does. nowi need to deal with the sticking window that appeared last night and the nice heatshield i painted that just bubbled already. guess 500 degree paint isnt good enough.
I think I used 1200 degree and mine has never bubbled after 2 years.
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