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#1041 BuGG

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 08:51 PM

So what's your impression of the manual rack now that you have driven it a few times?
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Posted 22 August 2018 - 09:17 AM

View PostBuGG, on 21 August 2018 - 08:51 PM, said:

So what's your impression of the manual rack now that you have driven it a few times?

Put simply, its amazing. I would gladly do it to any other car I owned that I intended to drive in a spirited way. You have so much more road and tire feel. And if you do it correctly the difficulty of turning the wheels when you aren't moving much is very low. Really no downsides. The car is lighter, mechanically more simple, and in my opinion feels better.

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 08:39 PM

Did you run a manual gearbox on the car before this setup? I'm referring to the d50 parts that swap into our cars. Also what size is that steering wheel? They come in different diameters.
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Posted 23 August 2018 - 09:06 AM

View PostBuGG, on 22 August 2018 - 08:39 PM, said:

Did you run a manual gearbox on the car before this setup? I'm referring to the d50 parts that swap into our cars. Also what size is that steering wheel? They come in different diameters.

No I had never ran a d50 manual box before, I never went down that road because frankly it just didn't seem worth it. Moving to a steering rack has all kinds of benefits that I wanted. As for the diameter of the wheel, that is a good question, but I know its smaller than the stock one. I'll measure it and let you know.

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 08:07 PM

I wonder how it would look with the blunt nose coltspeed bumper.

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 08:55 PM

Where in the heck would I get one of those?!

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 04:39 AM

I want the Blunt nose !!!

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 05:05 AM

It looks alright..  I checked out that pic for a long time before I realized it was a flatty.  

That bumper is probably only available overseas and probably wasn't made in volume

EDIT: Googled and found Coltspeed site:

http://www.austarion...ionBodyKits.pdf

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 08:14 AM

View PostPreludedude, on 29 August 2018 - 05:05 AM, said:

It looks alright..  I checked out that pic for a long time before I realized it was a flatty.  

That bumper is probably only available overseas and probably wasn't made in volume

EDIT: Googled and found Coltspeed site:

http://www.austarion...ionBodyKits.pdf

Yea I found their website as well but its not for sale on there. But yea idk how I feel about it either though.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 12:32 PM

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 02:42 PM

Updates allen!
Glad to see shes back out of the garage at least
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Posted 31 October 2018 - 09:33 PM

View PostTheDemon, on 26 October 2018 - 02:42 PM, said:

Updates allen!
Glad to see shes back out of the garage at least

Well geez! I guess, since you asked...

The sparco seats are all installed, the car is finished, and its tuned up to 15psi. Its a gosh damn handful LOL. Lastly well... I'll just show you.

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 03:23 PM

Looks great!!
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Posted 01 November 2018 - 05:10 PM

The wheel inserts are cool looking. Did you make them?  More info on them please.

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 10:47 AM

Nice wheels!  Have you thought about doing some kind of square headlight front?

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 11:03 AM

View Postimportwarrior, on 01 November 2018 - 05:10 PM, said:

The wheel inserts are cool looking. Did you make them?  More info on them please.

They are turbo fans :) and I had them made by a guy in Belgium. If you want some I can get you in touch with him. They are fully functional and aren't just for looking at. They will stay installed and driven every day.

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 11:05 AM

View PostSFBMX88, on 02 November 2018 - 10:47 AM, said:

Nice wheels!  Have you thought about doing some kind of square headlight front?

Thanks dude! The square headlight idea isn't bad and has a long history in motorsports BUT I ended up going with round headlights because that is how the Starion rally car did it. The front end I built isn't an exact replica of the rally car but its "like" it and that is what I wanted.

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 11:06 AM

View Postmbruneaux, on 01 November 2018 - 03:23 PM, said:

Looks great!!

Thanks! I'm a huge 'fan' (see what I did there lol?) too :D

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 12:53 PM

Go no headlights LOL

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 01:12 PM

Haha yea I guess but then how in the heck am I going to Street Shark it around town?!

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