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Turpid Porpoise's Track Toy Build

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I did the new member intro and now it's time to move on to some progress. I bought this car as an R-title as it was in a front end collision and the previous owner did a poor job of repairing it but I paid $6000 and figured I can get it into track shape pretty easily.

She's got 95,000 miles on it with a Spec Stage 3 clutch and some cheap looking intake installed. The RS bumper is some fiberglass trash that isn't even mounted at the top, bottom or inner fender locations; the only thing holding it on are the 3 bolts on each side under the headlights.

Attached are the pics from the for sale ad and below is the list of parts I have already ordered(some of which I've received).

Engine/Transmission
  • Cobb Intake
  • Cobb Intercooler Kit
  • Cobb Rear Motor Mount
  • Mishimoto Expansion Tank
  • Mountune Radiator(Installed)
  • Spec Stage 3 Clutch
  • Whoosh Hybrid Turbo
  • Whoosh V1 Catless Downpipe
Suspension/Brakes
  • ISC Suspension N1 Coilovers with "Track" springs
  • Pierce Motorsport Trunk Brace
  • Pierce Motorsport Traction Brace
  • DNA Rear Axle Stiffening Bar
  • DNA Rear Camber Plates
  • TB Performance Crash Bar with Tow Strap
  • Stoptech Slotted Rotors(Installed)
  • Stoptech Stainless Braided Brake Lines
  • EBC Yellow Brake Pads(Installed)
  • Mountune Radiator(Installed)
Wheels/Tires/Exterior
  • 205/40/17 Falken RT615K
 


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First step was shedding some unnecessary weight from this fiery little thing so the rear seats and trunk materials were immediately pulled. It was pretty nasty under there but I have since vacuumed and cleaned it out with a spray on cleaner wax. Still want to remove the seat belt reels and the inner hatch plastics but that will come on another day.
 


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Pads, rotors and lines arrived today so I went ahead and threw the pads/rotors on there. It started raining halfway through I figured I’d hold off on the lines until the coils arrive and install/bleed everything then.

Drivers side brake was making a tom of noise and it turns out the inner pad was beyond gone and was dragging on the rotor. Forgot take pics of the new brakes installed while running inside to escape the rain but that will happen ASAP.
 


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I did the new member intro and now it's time to move on to some progress. I bought this car as an R-title as it was in a front end collision and the previous owner did a poor job of repairing it but I paid $6000 and figured I can get it into track shape pretty easily.

She's got 95,000 miles on it with a Spec Stage 3 clutch and some cheap looking intake installed. The RS bumper is some fiberglass trash that isn't even mounted at the top, bottom or inner fender locations; the only thing holding it on are the 3 bolts on each side under the headlights.

Attached are the pics from the for sale ad and below is the list of parts I have already ordered(some of which I've received).

  1. Cobb Stage 2 Package with Stratified Custom Tune
  2. ISC Suspension N1 Coilovers with "Track" springs
  3. Stoptech Slotted Rotors
  4. Stoptech Stainless Braided Brake Linese
  5. EBC Yellow Brake Pads
  6. Mountune Radiator
  7. 205/40/17 Falken RT615K
  8. CAPA OEM replacement front bumper
  9. Whoosh Catless Downpipe
  10. Pierce Motorsport Trunk Brace
  11. Pierce Motorsport Traction Brace
  12. TB Performance Crash Bar with Tow Strap
where did you get that bumper?
 


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Spent some time after work getting the old, broken radiator support off, removing the OEM radiator, installing the Mountune radiator and putting it all back together. I love how easy it is to take this car apart, will make my track days that much easier.

I also got my fresh tires and tossed them in the back for when its ready to drive again.

Tomorrow morning I’ll be installing the cobb rmm, whoosh downpipe, cobb intake and cobb intercooler, filling it with fresh oil and coolant and then firing it up again. If I have time I’ll throw the new bumper on and take it for a spin. I’m still waiting on the front bumper seal, coilovers, pierce bars and tb crash bar so those will have to be addressed whenever they arrive.
 


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