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Old 06-24-2012, 03:27 AM
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Bigger steelies are on. Thing sticks to the road like you wouldn't believe.

Wheels need paint. I'm thinking either gunmetal or white. What would you suggest?
 

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Old 06-25-2012, 05:51 PM
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Anyhow, more pics.



Yep, Getting diry.



Those hangers don't line up at all.



Mmmmm, straight through.



Some of the crap that's going into the car




Comparing new vs. old sways:



Front is just 2mm thicker than stock, but that's enough to make a huge difference in body lean.



Rear was literally night and day, up from 19mm to 25mm. It loves to sidestep the rear end now. Funfunfun!

Not much to see, really:





Should have put a little bit more of preload than that to begin with...



...Much better. Now it holds 15 psi to redline, which caused the cold side IC pipe to spring a massive leak. Big whooshy sounds under boost and literally no go at all.











Don's Forester. It's growing on me.

Crappy shots with new wheels:





Patiently waiting for the weather to cooperate in order to take some decent shots. Front needs to come down half an inch or so for sure.

As for further work:

-Get IC pipes welded
-New tie rod ends
-New hood
-Chop front springs an itty bit more
-Align headliner
-Front camber mod
-Seafoam the motor
-Replace fuel sender and in tank pickup pump
-Replace in line pump and fuel filter
-Fix/Replace leaky steering rack.
 
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:13 PM
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Looking good! I laughed my ass off when I saw the trunk lid badges!

I would keep the steelies how they are - sleeper mode!
 
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by mhadden View Post
Looking good! I laughed my ass off when I saw the trunk lid badges!

I would keep the steelies how they are - sleeper mode!
Maybe I'll just spray a couple coats of clear on them. Will get some close-ups so you can see the horrible shape the paint is in ;-)

Another pic I forgot to post:



I know it looks super ghetto, but these cars have linear springs that respond very well to cutting. They pretty much yield the same spring rate, travel, and drop as $350 lowering springs, without any additional drawbacks, really. The Bilsteins handle them very well.
 

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Old 07-01-2012, 03:11 AM
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Sorted some of my intercooler piping situation/simplified the routing for moar reliability. One of the couplers had a big massive hole in it so I glued it shut with cement and wrapped it with electrical tape, then went inside and ordered some proper 4-ply blue silicone couplers. Boosted like never before, and there was a big massive lean spot (15:1 ) that caused some scary sounding detonation. Will reset ECU and try again. Oh yeah, the ghetto rigging held together for about 10 minutes before letting go Can't wait to get my stuff in the mail.

Pic of simplified coldside:



Broken shit quality coupler (intercooler's hotside) :



Both black couplers pictured are getting replaced. Hopefully RSI has a pipe bead roller so I don't have to mess with hairspray every time I reinstall the intake piping.
 
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:50 PM
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Got that sorted out^ 15 psi is running too rich @ <10:1 at WOT, so the stock injectors went back in. Quite a bit quicker now at 11.5-12:1.

Some pics...Need to lower the front more/do stiffer springs in the back...



 
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:05 AM
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Mini update: smoothed out my WB gauge install. Also, pics of deghettofied headliner. Hey look, a little blue Honda!





And headliner:

 
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:45 AM
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It's been a while...



So I jacked up the rear end cause it rode like shit (no adjustable rear suspension made it noisy, harsh, and buzzy. Will fix this soon), had a shop break then replace the trans, and finally took it to PIR for a full anger run. Result: 17 slips, most in the 14.1-14.2 region. This one was the shiner, however:



(Mine is 303I)

Proof:







Oh yes, the Fit got a bath, some clay, sealer, and wax. Poor thing is peppered by dings thanks to assholes running into it when it's parked :(







Still needs hours of buffing ^









Swedish Fit ;)

 

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It's come a long way from this...









Money shot...The original trunk lid.



Wheels are Volvo Canopus with Continental ContiProContact 225/45R17 tires.
 
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I love that car...
 
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:16 PM
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You would love its party trick: Roast de Pirelli.
 
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All of the Volvos I've ever driven were just wonderful... I have the remains of 3 of them I need to have hauled off... I've seen a few videos of some outrageous street drifting Volvos..
 
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A fellow Volvo owner! Nice! I have a 850 wagon myself, did the usual mods: IPD sways, ecu, Bilstein HD and riding on Vogtland springs.
 
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:32 AM
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Not much happening here. Kid on the way. Anyway, got a 3" downpipe made, installed a Truboost, and did some tuning. Here are the results:




This was done at PRE. Very cool shop. If you live around Portland they are very much worth visiting.

Guy I met at cars and coffee that day dynoed his too. It was hilarious. 300 lbs ft at like 2500 RPM. 186 whp. Loved it.

 

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