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Old December 22nd, 2018, 20:46   #121
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Hate I wasn’t able to come, was awful weather in SC as well... glad it held up and made it back in one piece hehe “liked” the videos as always hopefully next year I can make it if you’ll be there.

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I can't blame you for not making the trip to come and check out the car on Saturday with it raining as hard as it was. I think I spent 20% of my time in my car, another 70% in our van, and 10% outside while we were at the track. It just did not wanna let up for most of the day and for the time it wasn't full on raining it was misting out and that was about the only time I felt comfortable exploring the paddock a little bit.

I appreciate the "likes" on the videos. I have one more video that you can "like" too. I finally got the dyno clip, so I decided to upload that. I just wish there was another angle, but I can't complain too much, since they were nice enough to take this clip for me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNDRvAYP5cI

I'd like to make it down there next year if everything falls into place and the car is running like it's supposed to.
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 20:17   #122
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After the 2 track days at Road Atlanta and seeing the amount of soot built up on the back of the car, I decided to look into ceramic coating my to make cleaning the car after each track day quite a bit easier. I initially thought about going with one of the "over the counter" spray solutions you do yourself. I did some research and wasn't overly impressed with what I read about most of them, so I called around and found a guy in our area that does ceramic coating.
Since we live in a tourism based area, the guy offers off season pricing compared to what he normally would charge in the spring, summer, and fall. After chatting with him about why I wanted my car coated, he came up with an option that should work great and is guaranteed for 3 years and since my car doesn't get driven in the winter or sit outside, the coating could last 4 or 5 years.

So if you're in the North-East Wisconsin area and wanna have your car ceramic coated with IGL products, look Christopher up. https://www.facebook.com/doorcountyautospa/
https://pinnacleautospa.net/
https://iglcoatingsusa.com/

Here are some before and after pics of my car.








Here are the after pics.










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Old January 23rd, 2019, 20:18   #123
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Old May 10th, 2019, 18:48   #124
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It's been a while since I updated my thread, but I've made some progress on the car over the past week to get the car ready for a HPDE at Road America tomorrow.

First thing that got taken care of was getting rid of the ugly yellowed headlights and to replace them with a set of LED headlights from VX Tuning. The reason I went with the LED over a set of HIDs is that on HIDs you have the rear cover protruding to accommodate for the projector and it interferes with the cold air intake on the car. Whereas the LED headlights have an almost factory like back cover.
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Here are a few other pictures of the headlights. Sadly we didn't take any pictures after the bumper was on because it took more time than we thought it would due to one of the upper bumper bolts seizing and having to be drilled out.






Then it was onto making sure the brakes were up to the task of the high speeds we'll see at Road America. As you can see from the brake pads, they wouldn't make it one lap, let alone (6) 20 minute sessions.








So I went with G-Loc brake pads. I'm going to be running their R12 up front and the R10 in the back. To help those out running the same/similar brake setup as me, the part numbers for the pads are GP460-R12 for the Racing Brake fronts and GP340-R10 for the stock rear caliper on the 04 R32.

Unfortunately no install pics, but I will comment on the poor fitment of the G-Loc brake pads. On all of the front pads the backing plate had to either be filed or a grinder taken to it to get it to fit properly. Otherwise they would have been to tight in the caliper and may not have worked 100% like they're supposed to. The backs weren't quite as bad, but some still needed filing to fit correctly in the caliper.

One thing we noticed at Road Atlanta was an oil slick running from under the car on Saturday when it rained all day. I didn't think much of it at the time with all of the soot that was stuck to the back of the car and possibility of some diesel getting spilled when filling the car up with some 5 gallon diesel jugs.

Then when we dropped the skid plate we noticed a decent amount of oil on the skid plate. My friend cleaned up the underside of the car, so we could determine where the oil was leaking from. My friend started the car and used the lift to get it up in the air, so we could inspect the underside of the car and low and behold, there was oil coming out of the return line for the turbo. Not really thinking much of it I ordered a new return line think it would bolt right up, only to realize that it was about 1/2" to long.
Sadly I didn't get any pictures showing that the factory return line was too long, but I did get a picture of the custom return line that's made from the ends of the old return line and the correct size and length of fuel line that should be able to withstand the temperature and the oil running through it. To hold everything together my friend ended up using universal CV boot clamps that he had laying around and so far so good on not having an oil leak at the return line.


If you've made this far my future plans are to tweak the Malone tune, since we had a few limp mode issues on track, probably due to the gasket that was installed incorrectly between the downpipe and turbine exit. Then down the line, it would be great to get the tubular control arms installed. I'm sure there will be other things that come up as the season goes on.
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Old May 12th, 2019, 20:04   #125
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We had a great 1st session out on the track, the car ran amazing the brakes were fully bed in around lap 3 or 4 and man did they do their job at slowing us down. With the car being mostly a track car, I went with a set of G-Loc R12s in front and a set of R10s in the rear(per the suggestion of G-Loc). It was amazing how well the pads performed once they were bed in. I sure was glad that my car is equipped with harnesses, otherwise I would have been kissing the windshield.

Sadly after we pulled off after session one we noticed a slight exhaust leak coming from the manifold. I thought that with the stage 8 hardware installed and a fresh exhaust gasket installed that the exhaust leak wouldn't rear its' ugly head, but apparently it came back to ruin my track day. We tried going out for 2 more sessions, but it only got worse with each session, so I decided it was best to call it a day and live to fight another day.

So if anyone has any suggestions on how to fix a leaking exhaust manifold, I'm all ears. I will say that I plan on taking the manifold to a machine shop to have them shave a couple thousandths off to ensure that the manifold is 100% flat and that it's not warped. I also plan on spraying the new exhaust gasket with some liquid copper gasket or try the paste that comes in a tube.

Anyway, here are some pictures from the track day and a few of my favorites from the Throttlestop that's in downtown Elkhart Lake that every car/motorcycle guy should visit if given the opportunity.











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