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February 16th, 2019 09:07 PM
ddog So is the Quaife LSD a bolt-in swap for the open diff once the tranny is out and open (looks like you unbolt the open from the driven gear and bolt on the LSD) or is there shimming required? I see the tapered roller bearing on the end of the diff output shaft those typically have a preload spec.

Did it fix the torque steer? Would be worth it for just that in my opinion even if not racing.

Thanks.
June 27th, 2018 11:29 PM
Plain Jane
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Originally Posted by Tjeffords View Post
Next up for you new wheels. And ive got the ones for you!![emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]
Should go perfect with my train set I got for my 7th birthday lol

Visited Hackish today and sharpened up the 94 tune. Dropped MIVEC engagement to 3800rpm, lowered the DFCO to 1000 (1100 stock) and cut timing all across the rev range to within an inch of knocking. So it's pretty much as optimized as it can get. Should be good for a couple more ponies
June 17th, 2018 05:57 AM
Tjeffords Next up for you new wheels. And ive got the ones for you!![emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]

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May 18th, 2018 10:19 AM
Plain Jane Poly motor & subframe mounts are in. One more thing taken care of.

Custom crossover pipes and lowering MIVEC/DFCO w/Hackish next

May 11th, 2018 08:45 AM
Plain Jane
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Originally Posted by ROAD RENEGADE View Post
Damn Martino! Did you tear it apart and install it yourself? Thats really impressive. Please let us know how it handles with the LSD.
Unfortunately no, I hired a mechanic from out of town who specializes in Mitsubishis (who's garage is full of customer's DSMs & Evos).

Currently in the process of breaking it in, so no chance to really test the LSD. I can however say that the clutch/flywheel combo isn't as extreme as I had expected. For one the pedal is actually lighter than stock now, which was a big surprise. There is some chatter at idle, but nothing really too bad, you almost wouldn't notice it. Getting going from a dead stop takes a little finesse because the car will want to buck & bog without enough revs, so you need to give it a bit of gas before bringing up the clutch. Shifting also needs to be done faster as you lose a lot of revs really quickly between gears, and since the flywheel is not sprung, it takes some precision to match speeds without jerking the car. All those issues are relatively minor and can be easily overcome with a little practice. Honestly, a six-puck and LW flywheel are just fine in a daily, nowhere near as hardcore as I had imagined.

Couple extra pics

May 10th, 2018 02:53 PM
ROAD RENEGADE Damn Martino! Did you tear it apart and install it yourself? Thats really impressive. Please let us know how it handles with the LSD.
May 10th, 2018 10:39 AM
Plain Jane Job done.



February 15th, 2018 03:20 PM
Plain Jane Thank you, and welcome to the club Mark. Start a build thread and throw up some pics, we'd love to see what you've got
February 15th, 2018 10:02 AM
Gellas
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Originally Posted by Plain Jane View Post
Thanks, although the part alone is like half the battle. Still gotta pick up the accessories for it and the install itself will put me back a couple of bills lol

Really looking forward to the results though
This stuff ain't cheap, that's for sure. It's worth it in the end though, at least that's how it was with my car. I can't wait to see yours when it's done.
February 13th, 2018 01:51 PM
Plain Jane
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Originally Posted by Rezz View Post
Woot! Congrats PJ!
Thanks, although the part alone is like half the battle. Still gotta pick up the accessories for it and the install itself will put me back a couple of bills lol

Really looking forward to the results though
February 13th, 2018 10:31 AM
Rezz
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Quaife helical LSD is finally in

Woot! Congrats PJ!
February 12th, 2018 01:01 PM
Plain Jane Quaife helical LSD is finally in

January 29th, 2018 03:34 PM
Plain Jane Bully Stage 4 six-puck & Aasco 11lb flywheel waiting for install this spring

January 22nd, 2018 04:57 AM
Plain Jane
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Originally Posted by majin View Post
so TB upgrade in the future?
Might port/polish if I can see some data proving its effectiveness, but not really on my short list currently

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Originally Posted by Jap*Vette View Post
She should be damn quick!! Probably has shocked quite a few different cars. Nothing like seeing a nice sleeper build!
Yes and no. On the street, she's quick and has taken quite a few names (mostly from shutting people down at stop lights trying to overtake in turning lanes), but my track record isn't as illustrious. Last time out I roasted the stock clutch and took a few L's. She's currently in a garage on jack stands waiting out the winter and some parts. Took delivery of a Bully Stage 4 six puck sprung clutch w/Aasco 11lb flywheel and am ordering a Quaife helical LSD soon. Once those are on and broken in, I should start seeing some wins and hopefully low 13s. Next will probably be coils and some CF bits. 2018 is going to be a busy year for my build, so stay tuned lol
January 15th, 2018 09:35 PM
Jap*Vette She should be damn quick!! Probably has shocked quite a few different cars. Nothing like seeing a nice sleeper build!
July 14th, 2017 09:00 AM
majin so TB upgrade in the future?
June 19th, 2017 12:00 PM
Plain Jane
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Originally Posted by Dreaded Gt View Post
I'm in love with this build. I'm convinced on the exhaust setup as that's what i had planned to do too when the funds permit. Sucks you had to cut the injen catback, for that price I would expect it to be a flawless install.

I have a sawzaw so I figure it's a good thing I have it haha, it's def served it's purpose.
Thanks man! Yeah, it's a crying shame it doesn't come as a perfect fit. I'm not the only one who's had to cut theirs, but that much aside it's a great exhaust and functions well.
June 19th, 2017 10:50 AM
Dreaded Gt I'm in love with this build. I'm convinced on the exhaust setup as that's what i had planned to do too when the funds permit. Sucks you had to cut the injen catback, for that price I would expect it to be a flawless install.

I have a sawzaw so I figure it's a good thing I have it haha, it's def served it's purpose.
April 28th, 2017 12:13 PM
brendonalgeier Needs more rice. 2/10
April 28th, 2017 12:12 PM
Plain Jane Dyno'd her today. I'd say she's putting down some decent power!







280whp, 254wtq on 94 octane

short video of a pull
April 24th, 2017 05:41 PM
Plain Jane
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Originally Posted by Desert Rat View Post
A true race car!
Darn tootin'.
April 24th, 2017 03:45 PM
Desert Rat A true race car!
April 24th, 2017 12:42 PM
Plain Jane Had some time to kill today, so did the backseat and cargo liner delete. Two bolts, two nuts, one 12mm socket. Took maybe 5 minutes to do the work.





Weighed the back seats on my scale. The seat backs weigh 7lbs each (14lbs total) and the cushion weighs 8lbs. Which means a total weight savings of 22lbs. Not bad.
April 7th, 2017 12:41 PM
Plain Jane It was a 2-for-1 day, got both the Continental summer tires installed and did the coolant bypass. Used a fresh piece of copper pipe we had lying around the shop which saved me a trip to Canadian Tire. Been wet and rainy all week so no chance to really make use of the sticky rubber.



April 4th, 2017 08:50 AM
Plain Jane
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Originally Posted by ROAD RENEGADE View Post
Sweet job brother! I have been planning on running Hackish's tune in the nearing future, I'm just waiting for his spring sale to go on. Keep us posted! DYNO numbers with what type of dyno and track times please
Absolutely. Once the ES engine mounts are in, I want to get it on a dyno to see what it's putting down. Will keep you all posted!
April 4th, 2017 08:35 AM
ROAD RENEGADE Sweet job brother! I have been planning on running Hackish's tune in the nearing future, I'm just waiting for his spring sale to go on. Keep us posted! DYNO numbers with what type of dyno and track times please
April 4th, 2017 07:07 AM
Plain Jane Spent the better part of yesterday flashing the car up in Gatineau with Hackish. It's set up to run 94 pump. Governor was bumped up to Warp 9 (510 km/h), rev limiter to 7200, sharpened up the throttle a fair deal and he even integrated a launch control feature (which unfortunately I cannot currently use because my clutch safety switch is defective). If anyone was contemplating getting tuned by Hackish, do it. Not only is he a great guy, but his work speaks for itself. He took his time to really get the tune running perfect and the car is noticably quicker. Should be putting down somewhere in the 280-290whp range.
March 15th, 2017 11:46 AM
Plain Jane
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Originally Posted by Desert Rat View Post
Definitely. I'm the king of running left hand turning lights as they turn yellow. Gotta have that good cornering to take em fast before they go red
Great thing about bars is that they'll work for both left and right turns. Double win! =D
March 13th, 2017 01:54 PM
Desert Rat
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Originally Posted by Plain Jane View Post
The way I see it, handling bars are inexpensive, usually straightforward to install and won't make the car any worse, so they're great beginner mods or stuff for casual DIYers to do.
Definitely. I'm the king of running left hand turning lights as they turn yellow. Gotta have that good cornering to take em fast before they go red
March 13th, 2017 01:44 PM
Plain Jane
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Originally Posted by Desert Rat View Post
I plan to get a full set of bracers soon-ish, and I have a nasty habit of taking corners stupid fast, so I'm excited to see how it effects body roll.
The way I see it, handling bars are inexpensive, usually straightforward to install and won't make the car any worse, so they're great beginner mods or stuff for casual DIYers to do.
March 13th, 2017 12:04 PM
Desert Rat I plan to get a full set of bracers soon-ish, and I have a nasty habit of taking corners stupid fast, so I'm excited to see how it effects body roll.
March 13th, 2017 11:21 AM
Plain Jane
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Originally Posted by ROAD RENEGADE View Post
Hey Martino, can you sell me on the thought of how well do the braces work? How much of a stiffness increase do you feel when turning your car?

ps. good job on the upgrades! keep it up
I'm still on winter rubber in freezing conditions, so I haven't pushed the car through any hard corners yet. When the time comes I'll definitely share my thoughts on it.

I can tell you that the installation was tricky. It requires all the plastic trunk lining to be removed (expect to break a tab or two doing it) and unbolting the seatback clips. Unfortunately, there's a plastic shroud partially covering the bolts which makes it a pain (absolutely need a 10mm box wrench, impossible to use a ratchet). Mounting the bar itself is another feat due to the difficulty in lining up the bolts and tightening them down while holding the bar. I'd recommend installing one plate alone first, then getting someone to help by holding the bar or lining up the bolts/torquing them down. Once it's in, it's another hassle to adjust the new seatback clips and get all the lining to go in right (as the clearances with the new bar are tighter).

It took my old man and I about 2 hours to do the work. For the price, it's worth the effort imo, and Rob is a really nice guy who's easy to work with. Buy it with the door pull brackets and he'll give you a deal.
March 13th, 2017 11:05 AM
ROAD RENEGADE Hey Martino, can you sell me on the thought of how well do the braces work? How much of a stiffness increase do you feel when turning your car?

ps. good job on the upgrades! keep it up
March 13th, 2017 10:48 AM
Plain Jane To anyone running a Tanabe STB (possibly other brands too) on a GT, it'll fit just fine over the stock bar. Saw it on Fabguy's build thread and tried it for myself

EDIT: Cusco bar has a circular plate that bolts onto the towers which probably won't work with the stock STB. Credit to Desert Rat for pointing that out

March 11th, 2017 01:21 PM
Plain Jane Zmotorsports rear brace is in. The struggle was real.





March 10th, 2017 02:33 PM
Plain Jane Yes. I was thinking of buying an entirely new piece of stainless piping, chopping it up, welding in the glasspack and having both setups (resonator and straight pipe) interchangeable. One for daily use, the other for having a screamer on a track day or something.

Still in the research phase however
March 10th, 2017 01:31 PM
havik
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Originally Posted by Plain Jane View Post
Lol, it's a complimentary figure of speech

It's very loud for my taste. The videos don't do it justice. It doesn't sound bad, but too loud. Taking it to 2.5k rpm sounds like I'm trying to lay down some 11s or instigate a race, so I have to be very careful and short shift religiously in city driving.
Lol i know.

Yeah videos never can. Its hard to imagine that 2.5k rpm would be that loud. I have an exhaust cut out before my resonator and 2.5k isnt even that loud. Are you still thinking of trying to lower the sound?
*i should wait untill you finish editing everything to respond*

I looked at that site and I think that would be great. I just wonder how it would sound with your current setup.
March 10th, 2017 01:28 PM
Plain Jane Lol, it's a complimentary figure of speech

It's very loud for my taste. The videos don't do it justice. It doesn't sound bad, but too loud. Taking it to 2.5k rpm sounds like I'm trying to lay down some 11s or instigate a race, so I have to be very careful and short shift religiously in city driving.

I'm seriously looking into welding in one of these to make it a little more livable
March 10th, 2017 01:21 PM
havik
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Originally Posted by Plain Jane View Post
Praise from Caesar is praise indeed! Thanks man
Lol i have been called worse.
Do you find your exhaust is too loud or sounds bad at certain rpms?
March 10th, 2017 01:07 PM
Plain Jane
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Originally Posted by havik View Post
Sounds good man! Really liking what you have done to everything. On the havik scale i would give it a 5 out 5 lol
Praise from Caesar is praise indeed! Thanks man
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