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DScottM

Project '98 T5M 2.0

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I really like the way it looks! I got a little confused though so just for clarification are you still running the 18T?

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Yep. For this summer yet. Looking to go a bit bigger for next season possibly...

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Mmm maybe. Doubt I'll have the funds to build the engine this year yet and would be kinda sketchy to 20g a stock engine. Was thinking either a billet 19t or 20t till I have cash for a full build. Just something to spice it up a bit.

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Well speaking from my own experience anyway I did a straight flange 19T non billet and it was nice but wasn't a big enough improvement for me, now with that said seeing how matts car moves with the billet 19T and 9 blade you can get them working pretty good, but with that said you probably also spend what you would on a T3 set up

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Yeah I know. Need to think about it and do some more research before I decide for sure... If I do go a small jump like that in going to go full blown. Billet and 11 or 9 blade exhaust wheel, angle flange and r manifold.

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Yeah that's the way for sure. What I did worked nice and was cheap but I missed out on a lot of potential power

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If you're gunna run 20mm in the rear on those 18s be prepared to roll the fenders hard and possibly pull them a bit. 20mms on my S70 were perfect with just rolling the rear but I was also running et49 wheels.

10mm should be fine up front with just moderate rolling, and you're gunna love the turning radius.

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Yeah I just broke down and bought a roller finally. So I can you with it as I have time. I don't see it being a problem. I have quite a bit of clearance now with the 10s so another 5ish mm pull on the rears and i should be ready to go...

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Looks great Derrick :tup: Like I said at Carlisle, your bay is clean enough to eat off of man!

I really like the vinyl, looks so much better in person than in the pictures - the brushed texture is a cool touch.

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Thanx man!! Was cool meeting you last weekend...

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Quick update on the plans for the winter. The current clutch is slipping whenever a launch is attempted :lol: So a clutch is in order. It holds fine accept for launches so I'm holding off till winter when it will be off the road anyways. So far the list of items I plan/hope to accomplish includes: New Clutch (R PP, and a spec stage 2+ disc?? Open to ideas on that yet), a SMF (bought from JoshV70), poly subframe and control arm bushings, 20t with 11/9 wheels, 7cfm housing along with angle flange dp, R manifold or japanifold (Tell me which and why), and last but certainly not least a TMM9 tune to bring this build to it's max potential. Really looking forward to playing with the new setup next season. In other news I recently bit the bullet and started running a 30% e85 mix. Don't have many miles on it yet but I can tell a noticeable difference.. I.e. 2nd gear breaking loose on flat dry roads haha... Will keep this updated with my long term feelings on it... I also need to get some good non iPhone pics to post one of these days... Thanx for reading, Cheers

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He knows what I meant ;)

Looking forward to hearing more about what you have in mind next weekend when I swing down. I have a surprise or two for you as well :ph34r:

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