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    that interior IMHO is mint. anything better is just perfectionism.

    looks great in my book
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    Started the coilover project with help from my pal Charlie( suspension guru). He would have engineered a whole custom set up but I have this stuff laying around that will work just fine for my needs. Dirtra bodies/Illumina 5 way inserts with GC sleeves and Southwest Speed coils. I should be able to get up to 3* neg camber with these using a wheel spacer. Not too keen on the spacers but much easier than modding the mounting ears.

    And on the car

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    looks clean! whats the spring rating for the helper/tender springs?
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    That I do not know but not much at all. They are doing their job though since I did not have 14" springs.

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    That interior is immaculate, clay. Incredible work
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    Thanks Matt

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    Been slow going...hot as hell here you know and too many other summer things to do. Into the coilover project I needed to use spacers to grab any reasonable neg camber. So, another set of rear knuckles with longer studs were in order. Should be good now.


    Also my Garret GT2560R project for the upcoming BPT. A nicely modified VJ20 turbine housing. This was cheaper and easier than using a T25 housing and adpater and then a new downpipe and such. All bolt on now and a top shelf turbo.




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    Nice turbo, Clay!

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    More information on the turbo? Did you do that yourself or did you outsource the work. Also if you don't mind, what was the cost?

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    GT 2560R dual ball bearing. I took the vj20 turbine housing to a shop along with a CorkSport vj14 housing to go off of. Looks like he nailed it. The waste gate was already ported so he did not have to do that. 200.00 for the work he did and a bit more if he has to do the porting. Now I just need to get it ceramic coated.

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    I like it, that is a much better option than just swapping a GT turbo in place.
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    In reference to Yasin's coilover project and his chat with Terry, so I do not hijack his build log.
    I think the biggest problem with our Dirtras and either the Dirtra inserts or the Illumninas is they are too long. The Bilsteins upgrade might cure that problem. They are in the yahoo database. My buddy Charlie builds Bilstein Sports for a MK3 VW to use on the front of his Festivas's. He can slam those cars to the ground on those struts and they fit the 323 as well. The tender spring is likely a must with the Dirtra as Terry says. I just finished a set as well and needed those. I ran into rear tire interference with the adjuster so wheel spacers were needed as well as much longer studs. First pic is the above mentioned Bilsteins for the front and second is the Dirtras I worked for the rears. The rears need to go down a bit more but there is nothing left due to the long stoke inserts...unless I use a shorter spacer and a longer spring but I will remedy that with camber plates which take up less space with than the oem mounts. I used pipe spacers with machined ends to hold up the coil sleeves.


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    ^^ Thank-you for that post, very informative and will re-visit this soon.

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