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Underbody braces, turbos and more!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:54 am 
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Well.

I guess I should start a new thread considering i'm pretty much done with the whole "Metro to GTi swap".

So I'll go ahead and start this off.

I have the entire week of July4th off, so I have been accumulating parts over the past few months to make this a VERY busy week.

List of parts I have accumulated:

Swift rear bumper:

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Radio Surround (immaculent!)

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And then a bunch of other stuff:

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Carpet
Sound Deadener
Kyb-GR2s
Window
Window Regulator
Bumper Reinforcement
SwayBar endlinks
Solidifying mounts and shifter base

Here's just a bunch of progress pics from day 1:

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Got my new lower control arms on with the new balljoints:

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Put the Swift rear bumper on!

Before:

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After:

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Strider Intake Manifold:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:03 am 
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Looks good :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:08 pm 
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Blake cleaned up the wiring!

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Took the valve cover off for painting and making sure my ARP studs were actually installed by the shady shop:

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Laid down a little bit of sound deadening:

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Then started putting the carpet it. Stopped here for the day, so we still have lots of work to do tomorrow. Hoping to have the car driving tomorrow night!:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:09 pm 
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Stripped and ready for paint:

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VHT Valve Cover Wrinkle Paint - Baked at 215*F for a few hours!

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My shiny Turbine-Tech Underbody Brace got covered in axle grease, so I decided to cover it in truckbed liner instead!:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:00 am 
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Sorry about the lack of an update guys, 12 straight hours working on the car (10am-10pm) really takes a lot out of you, enough to where I pretty didn't even feel like getting on here, lol.

Here are some pics of where I was at as of 4pm yesterday:

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And where I finished at 10pm:

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Put power back to the car, so far no issues with wiring or grounding. My horn works much better than before (sounded like a dying cow before and made the radio click when pressed).

I have run into some problems with the intake manifold though.

The car doesn't want to idle and i'm spewing coolant everywhere. It was dark when I tried to crank it so i'm about to head back out to work on it some more during the daylight.

The car is back on the ground. We wound up cutting 1 coil out of the front springs, along with the new Excel G (kyb-gr2s), and new ball joints.

I'll take more pics today and will update this as soon as i'm done.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:16 pm 
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Car is back to my house now. Got it all buttoned back up late last night.

Still having some issues with it idling, but at least all the coolant leaks have been fixed. Actually seems much slower down in the midrange, however pulls harder up top. I'm sure there's still some issues I need to work out with it before I pass judgement on it.

The new struts/ball joints really tightened up the suspension. Rides better and is much more responsive than before! Badly need an alignment, but I'll hold off on that for a little bit. We also wound up cutting 1 coil out of the front H&Rs.

I hooked up my Alpine "Power Pack" amplifier (45w rms x4) and fell in love. Everything sounds so much better now than before!

The sound deadener and carpet really cut down on the noise as well!

We wound up accomplishing everything except the new drivers side window and regulator.

Here are the finished pics!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:30 pm 
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Looks like someone pee'd on the driver seat lol . But still a nice badass I'll metro ,I wish I could get a gti swap....

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:08 pm 
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Does the next project on the list involve boosting it? :D That reversed manifold would make for some tidy intercooler plumbing.....

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:18 pm 
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that does look pretty sweet!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:03 pm 
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Get some side skirts on that Badboy !



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:10 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:19 am 
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+2.

Nice metro build up. 8)

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