• What did you work on today? (DIY pros ITT)
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Today I fixed this son of a bitch: [img_thumb]http://i.imgur.com/cjI5W.jpg[/img_thumb] The caliper I bought wasn't the right one even though the fucker behind the counter said it was, so we loosened up the old one. It works but just barely. It's still a bit bad but it's so much better than what it was Then put on the rest of the exhaust system, plugged the left front wheel which had a screw in it and made the squeaking doors shut up :v: [editline]21st February 2011[/editline] double post, oh well..
MikeL14, could you get more pictures of your Eagle?
[QUOTE=Ldesu;28186776]Today I fixed this son of a bitch: [img_thumb]http://i.imgur.com/cjI5W.jpg[/img_thumb] The caliper I bought wasn't the right one even though the fucker behind the counter said it was, so we loosened up the old one. It works but just barely. It's still a bit bad but it's so much better than what it was Then put on the rest of the exhaust system, plugged the left front wheel which had a screw in it and made the squeaking doors shut up :v: [editline]21st February 2011[/editline] double post, oh well..[/QUOTE] do all cars in snowy areas look like that? there's corrosion on EVERYTHING
[QUOTE=edberg;28196076]do all cars in snowy areas look like that? there's corrosion on EVERYTHING[/QUOTE] yes
[QUOTE=edberg;28196076]do all cars in snowy areas look like that? there's corrosion on EVERYTHING[/QUOTE] You would shit yourself if you saw the underside of my Explorer. Edit: But yes, more pictures of the Talon please.
[QUOTE=MikeL14;28179433] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/623593/2-20-1011-034.jpg[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] Looks really good, I cant wait for my coils to show up.
[QUOTE=edberg;28196076]do all cars in snowy areas look like that? there's corrosion on EVERYTHING[/QUOTE] yes salt fucking everywhere during winter I'll take a pic of the bumper today to show you
[QUOTE=MikeL14;28179433]Put my coilovers on yesterday and fine tuned them today. It's 2.5" lower in the front and 2" lower in the back. With 32 levels of damper adjustability, I set them all at 10 and it rides close to stock. [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/623593/2-20-1011-034.jpg[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] needs to be lower [img]http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/4259/asfasfu.png[/img]
best photoshopping ever
tuned my sound stuff some more with a synth app :v my crossover is at 120hz because my front mids are dying and wont produce a sound lower then that without blowing the fuck up so I need a new set of 6.5" components that work well on deck power, then maybe get a crossover of 80hz or something [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3702776/Photo%20Dump/IMG_1427.JPG[/img_thumb] also i refuse to install my swaybar until I stop procrastinating and fix my shit, i have to route an ac line that's hitting the intercooler and new front brakes
I ATTEMPTED to fix my brakes. [IMG]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e144/blaster17363/IMG_20110222_164912.jpg[/IMG] And then my reducer broke trying to take off my lug bolts which were torqued to shit by a tire shop. [IMG]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e144/blaster17363/IMG_20110222_165730.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e144/blaster17363/IMG_20110222_165810.jpg[/IMG] No new brake pads for me.
now i got them blue gauges. no more ugly green.
[QUOTE=Blaster;28217463]I ATTEMPTED to fix my brakes. [img_thumb]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e144/blaster17363/IMG_20110222_164912.jpg[/img_thumb] And then my reducer broke trying to take off my lug bolts which were torqued to shit by a tire shop. [img_thumb]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e144/blaster17363/IMG_20110222_165730.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e144/blaster17363/IMG_20110222_165810.jpg[/img_thumb] No new brake pads for me.[/QUOTE] Your lugs are facing the rong way. Also that's an interesting jack design.
Lug bolts > Lug studs/nuts That jack is badass.
[QUOTE=Blaster;28218935]Lug bolts > Lug studs/nuts That jack is badass.[/QUOTE] [img]http://www.chinamachinerymanufacturer.com/images/CarRamps_7383.jpg[/img] bitches don't know
[img]http://gyazo.com/b1eeba5dbe6fdf2381213cfa8e2ac17a.png[/img] (:
[QUOTE=Prismatex;28221189][img_thumb]http://www.chinamachinerymanufacturer.com/images/CarRamps_7383.jpg[/img_thumb] bitches don't know[/QUOTE] How do I change brake pads if I'm on ramps wat
[QUOTE=Blaster;28224673]How do I change brake pads if I'm on ramps wat[/QUOTE] i mean for other types of under-car repair
I painted my car. :D [img]http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/183530_204873179527614_100000147995834_932053_243708_n.jpg[/img] The is supposed to be a trim piece over the red b pillar. I just went over the windows with paint stripper.
[QUOTE=Japfeiffer;28232174]I painted my car. :D [img_thumb]http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/183530_204873179527614_100000147995834_932053_243708_n.jpg[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] I like the red accents on the b pillar also: [IMG]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c289/Ferosso/Untitled-1-8.jpg[/IMG]
no bling motherfuckers [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3702776/Photo%20Dump/swaybar.JPG[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3702776/Photo%20Dump/swaybar%20%282%29.JPG[/img_thumb] :D! still need to secure my subwoofer and relocate my amp, im installing them tomorrow regardless procrastination ftw also gotta do my front brakes this weekend, mods after this might be front swaybar endlinks, caster kit, and 1" drop springs(stock struts work fine with them)
[QUOTE=Japfeiffer;28232174]I painted my car. :D [img_thumb]http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/183530_204873179527614_100000147995834_932053_243708_n.jpg[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] alright this time paint it without getting paint on the windshield
lol. Today, I reinstalled the oil pressure sensor wire after it tried to commit suicide last night. [i]So there I was[/i], racing a friend's Camaro on the way back from bowling. It was race number four or something, and being the complete retard that I am, I misshifted from 3rd back into second while I was already at 7200 RPM, and it jumped to 9200 RPM. Okay, I'm done racing for the night lol. So I'm cruising a little bit down the road then I hear a noise and feel something hit the floor board under my foot. There goes a rod, lolol (but not really). Then my oil pressure starts to drop. O shit. Fuck fuck fuck turn the engine off cruise to side of road turn hazards on hope I don't see a puddle of oil. Get out and look, no oil that's good lol. Check oil stick, still full. Dunno what to do now so I just start it and hope it doesn't sound like a train going over rail road tracks. It sounds fine, so I go to nearest gas station, call my friend like 20 times (just once) until he calls me back. Lots of deliberation later, I realized it was just the plug that came off the oil pressure thingy. Jack my car up this morning, plug it back in and then WHAM! Oil pressure. The end.
Oh look, my thread! Today is going to be fun. I got my old car back from my sister, a 1996 EK coupe. It is trashed. It had the motor and tranny from a 2002 car with 30k miles on it, but it runs like a piece of shit. Today I'm going to dump a bunch of seafoam down it's throat and see if it runs better. Tranny needs serviced, IACV needs cleaned, etc. and it decided to fucking snow today. fuck off, weather. I'm busy.
past week-end, I retorqued the head on my 89' supra turbo. removed the exhaust manifold, fixed one stripped stud, changed my downpipe for a 3" without a pre-cat which will make my turbo breath properly now. removed the interior to fix the electric wiring (no audio atm, head unit is blown, I'm looking for the short). Fixed my power steering pressure line going to the steering rack (was leaking quite badly). the 26th I'll be reassembling my engine bay and hopefully, she'll run properly now (but I can't drive her until the snow melt and the law about snow tire end)
[QUOTE=Blaster;28217463]I ATTEMPTED to fix my brakes. [img_thumb]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e144/blaster17363/IMG_20110222_164912.jpg[/img_thumb] And then my reducer broke trying to take off my lug bolts which were torqued to shit by a tire shop. [img_thumb]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e144/blaster17363/IMG_20110222_165730.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e144/blaster17363/IMG_20110222_165810.jpg[/img_thumb] No new brake pads for me.[/QUOTE] probably a good thing, seeing as you were about to spend a couple hours sitting in your wheel well with nothing supporting your car but that shitty little jack. and please tell me that that's a breaker bar, because if you were using a ratchet to remove your lugs you're seriously an idiot not to mention you put the car in the air before trying to break them loose? even if your e-brake is on you're going to be rocking the car as you attempt to loosen your lugs, and when it's sitting on nothing but a tinyass jack like that it's a crushed foot waiting to happen
yeah jack stands are a priority
[QUOTE=Ldesu;28186776]Today I fixed this son of a bitch: [img_thumb]http://i.imgur.com/cjI5W.jpg[/img_thumb] The caliper I bought wasn't the right one even though the fucker behind the counter said it was, so we loosened up the old one. It works but just barely. It's still a bit bad but it's so much better than what it was Then put on the rest of the exhaust system, plugged the left front wheel which had a screw in it and made the squeaking doors shut up :v: [editline]21st February 2011[/editline] double post, oh well..[/QUOTE] just remove the piston and rebuild the caliper, the rubber seals in there cost next to nothing and it'll be worth it in the long run [editline]24th February 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Hell Strike;28258366]yeah jack stands are a priority[/QUOTE] i've had 2 separate friends have cars drop on their legs because of stupid scissor jack repairs. jackstands are $25 a pair, it's a worthwhile investment
one of my friends saw his dad get ripped in half because he didn't put jackstands in. jack stands are worth the money
[QUOTE=Hell Strike;28258472]one of my friends saw his dad get ripped in half because he didn't put jackstands in. jack stands are worth the money[/QUOTE] at the very least take the wheel you just removed and slide it under the car, the rim can handle the weight if the car collapses and prevent stupid people from killing themselves
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