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Testing 1,2,3

So I went over to Devin’s house where my car is for the moment and test fitted my wheels, kit, and wings all together as a happy family. The wheels are perfect fit. Once I fix the crazy camber and toe (previous owner was running 18x11s) I should be able to run a 245 comfortably at -1ยบ camber. Sweet.

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Anyways, once I either get a job, unemployment, or some sort of income, I can start getting this motor ready. First up before anything is to buy a set of solid engine mounts and a transmission mount…

Interior at Glance

When I got the car, the interior wasn’t looking so hot. It had no steering wheel, no seats, no shift knob, and a big hole in the center bezel from the lack of radio and din pocket along with the brackets that hold them. The shift and e-brake boots were torn and beat.

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There were loose body parts and random shit inside, including some PCP that I found in the glovebox. Superb.

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I started right away by installing my extra Nardi steering wheel and a friend’s shift knob in order to get the car off the trailer. Mind you, I had to do so with no seats. Harr Harr.

Then I started cleaning and vacuuming the interior. I couldn’t get it all the first round, so I’ll have to do it again. There was so much shit in there.

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The rear seats are in perfect condition though. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Then I threw in my Brides and made a little center bezel hole cover until I get some radio brackets from Canada. I also installed some brand new shift and ebrake boots, with my spare Nismo knob to accompany them. I’ll have to have an upholstery shop re-do my ebrake handle, which is ripped :(.

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I hope I can make some progress on it soon, but there’s a chance I might be out of town until the end of summer so this just may have to wait.

New floormats

Thanks to KD at DMax USA, my street car has been equipped with DMax’s new line of checkered floormats. These are quite an improvement over the first generation floormats both in quality and in appearance. If you care about the looks of your car, do not hesitate to buy a set of these before they sell out!

You can check out the DMAX website here.

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Stay tuned for info on how to convert your S13 DCC unit to have LED lighting!

Digital Climate Control

Today I finally decided to try installing my S13 Digital Climate controller by myself. I’ve been waiting to hire someone to do it for me because it looked super complicated in all of the write ups; having to switch out blowers, heater cores, linkage, tubes etc. just seemed brain melting to me. But after doing some research and calling my buddy Jimmy, it turns out all you need is to hook up a total of 4 wires to get it to work without A/C which I sadly no longer have.

Now, I’ve found a few issues. Half of the lights in the DCC unit don’t work, so it looks like I will go the LED route on that. Another issue is, the blower fan stays on even when the DCC is no longer on, so I guess I’ll have to trouble shoot that as well. So now here I am taking apart my spare DCC faceplate to figure out which bulbs to use. These things are tiny. There are two sitting on the corner of the computer.