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DannyJ7's Foxy Build

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Old 03-24-2016, 03:09 PM
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DannyJ7's Foxy Build

Hey guys,

Started to realize that Foxy is kinda turning into a habit for me. I'm well into the $2K club and have quite a bit more in the works. I intend on using this thread as a keep sake of the build and to share my experiences. I'll be posting pictures and reviews of what I've done. Also, feel free to ask questions!
 

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Old 03-25-2016, 12:36 PM
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Putting the RS-S Superdown Springs on tonight/tomorrow. Will post pics after! First time messing with springs. Wish me luck!
 
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Old 03-27-2016, 03:11 PM
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Pain in the ass strut top.





Took way to long to get these out.





Foxy lookin all sexy.
 
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Old 03-27-2016, 03:13 PM
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So, the RS-R SuperDown coils. I love them. They give a very modest drop (less than an inch out front) and feel fantastic on the road. Not too harsh, but Foxy feels really planted now! It took some time and effort, but well worth the $$$ I didn't have to pay for someone else to do it.
 
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Old 03-27-2016, 03:26 PM
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Performance mods completed so far (in chronological order):

1. HKS Hi-power Silent muffler - $300 - SUPER easy install, sounds a helluva lot better, not really all that noticeable difference in power TBH. Worth the money just for the go sounds. Bought from Kamispeed.
2. 10mm spacers on the rear wheels - $40 - Not the perfect purchase on my part. I had to grind out the rear of the spacer to make them fit properly due to the lip on the drum assembly. Had I done my research properly on this, would have been an easy 10 minute job. Makes a big difference in appearance. Amazon.
3. Tanabe Sustech strut tower bar - $130ish? - Absolute pain in the ass to get the mounts in. Really odd bolt points and difficult to get it tightened down properly. Once the mounts are in, easy job. TBH not super sure this makes much if any difference in handling, but it looks nice. Not convinced I'd do it again. THMotorsports.
4. Progressive 19mm rear sway bar - $178 - 4 bolts and PRESTO rear roll almost completely gone. Definitely would purchase again! Axion Industries.
5. Weapon-R secret weapon intake - $214 - very similar to the muffler. Makes nice noises, not really any easily noticeable difference in power. Butt dyno says more low end torque, but I could be wrong. I'd pass on this mod if you're looking for power. I'm sure there's other, better, options out there. Looks very nice in the bay. For the money, it's an ok purchase. Not super thrilled. Quality Vertical Doors on eBay.
6. RS-R SuperDown coils - $220 - by miles the biggest pain to install of anything I've done. HUGELY noticeable difference in ride. I would have paid double to get the results. Very happy with this purchase. Bought from CarID, who was pretty awesome about quite a few things.
7. Buddy Club Short Throw Shifter - $160 - nice crisp shift action. Significantly improves daily driving feel.
 

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Old 03-27-2016, 03:37 PM
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Appearance mods (no particular order):

1. Black suede with red stitching shift boot - $10
2. Black chrome with red lettering ball shift knob - $26
3. Red H badges front, rear, steering wheel - $55
4. Red LED foot well lights - $15
5. LED reading lights, turn signals - $10
6. Sharkfin antenna - $26
7. Black Plastidip front and rear garnish - $15
8. Red Plastidip front chrome garnish - $8
9. 35/15 tint - $280
10. Duplicolor red painted calipers - $25
11. Removed "Fit" and dealer logo from rear - $0
12. Painted intake anodized red - $4.50
13. LED bezels for front bumper - $70
14. Clazzio seat covers (red stitching and piping) - $480
15. Pleather door insert reupholster - $25
16. Interior door handle surround - $25
17. Painted interior trim - $15
18. Blox red battery tie down - $20
19. *pending* USDM Mugen skirt kit - $200 + painting and mounting
20. Mishmoto/Hoonigan Oil Cap - $50
21. *pending* Red oil catch can - $30
22. LED upper tail lights - $75
23. Carbon fiber headlight eyebrows - $40
24. Subwoofer - $270 including install
 

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Old 04-12-2016, 10:49 AM
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Update on the RS-R SuperDown springs after driving on them for a few hundred. Still love them. Still trying to figure out that random clunk from the rear though...
 
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:40 PM
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Buddy Club on left, stock on right





Buddy Club on left, stock on right





Buddy Club on left, stock on right

So got the Buddy Club short shifter installed this afternoon. What an immediate difference! Gears shifts are much closer and seem to engage with stronger feel. Biggest complaint on this guy is that the fit and finish don't seem to match the price. $160 is fairly steep for injection molded plastic, some springs, and a few clips. Particularly when I had to file down some points to make fitment proper. Overall, I would recommend this. It completely changes the feel of the car. Just seems more eager...
 
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how long have you had the short shifter in? does it make the shifter feel heavier as well? ive been wanting to try and see if GE8 or CRZ shifter bushings would fit
 
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Old 04-15-2016, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by TofuShop View Post
how long have you had the short shifter in? does it make the shifter feel heavier as well? ive been wanting to try and see if GE8 or CRZ shifter bushings would fit
I've had it in since Wednesday eve. It makes it feel much heavier. It's extremely satisfying to use. They make one specifically for the CRZ, which the one for the GK is based on.
 
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Old 04-22-2016, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by DannyJ7 View Post
Performance mods completed so far (in chronological order):

4. Progressive 19mm rear sway bar - $178 - 4 bolts and PRESTO rear roll almost completely gone. Definitely would purchase again! Axion Industries.

6. RS-R SuperDown coils - $220 - by miles the biggest pain to install of anything I've done. HUGELY noticeable difference in ride. I would have paid double to get the results. Very happy with this purchase. Bought from CarID, who was pretty awesome about quite a few things.
Could you describe, to a super car noob, how these affect handling? What noticeable differences do you feel?
 
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Old 04-25-2016, 01:51 PM
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Not sure that I have the vocabulary to do it justice. I'd hop on YouTube and look for some explanation videos. Car feels "tighter".
 
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Originally Posted by DannyJ7 View Post
Not sure that I have the vocabulary to do it justice. I'd hop on YouTube and look for some explanation videos. Car feels "tighter".
All good, thanks!
 
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RACKIN FRACKING TIE ROD CAME LOOSE! Not the easiest issue to diagnose, but holy crap shaites, what a little thing can make such horrible noise. Since fixed...Forewarning for others, make sure that is secured, but TIGHT, before reassembling your front.
 
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Got some appearance stuff on order, upper LEDs for the back etc. Will post pics once arrived and installed.
 
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Tie rod or sway bar link?
 
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Old 06-02-2016, 07:17 PM
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Tie rod or sway bar link?
Yes? Probably the latter. My amateur is showing a bit i suppose.
 
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Yes? Probably the latter. My amateur is showing a bit i suppose.
I have that random clunking sound also coming front the driver side front. I'll have to check it out later.
 
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Moar pics!
 
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Moar pics!

Moar pics tonight. In the process of painting my intake and getting proper pics of the led bezels. Prepare yeself!
 

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