There was a good writeup on (i think) type-ra.com where the guy shortened the mounts and then made some holes. It looked really nice, I have it bookmarked in my build thread if you want to search haha.
I'll be doing the same thing too.. eventually.. when it's warm!
I think I remember seeing that. Last time I looked the pics were gone though. Also, I donít recall if he had a rear strut bar or not. I know it doesnt really do anything, but itís staying. Itís part of the car now, you know?
Weather has been above freezing so Iíve spend a few min in the garage.
Ordered some materials to fab up a mount for the water tank. Hopefully I can get to that in the next few weeks. Iím going to push it rearward a bit so I can access the filler from the trunk.
Switches are wired up and installed. I tapped illumination from the factory fog light switch. I took power for the switch and the relay from the cig light circuit. I still have to mount the relay in the trunk, run two wires back to it and the water line. I also have to connect both inputs and an output to the ecu but my garage is so tiny I cant open the passenger door inside to gain access to the ecu.
Then I still have to install the trunk full of parts waiting to go on from last year.
Also, some top feed conversion fuel rails and fuel line kit arrived. Flex fuel is in my future, I just donít know how far down the road yet.
Also, was at my parents house over the weekend and my dad had these hanging on the basement wall.
Almost perfect condition fog covers. I think I might source the hardware and get them painted to match. Then I can just swap fogs for covers for track days to save the lights from getting damaged and drop a few lbs as well.
This water spray thing has been more involved than I envisioned. Almost there though. I am fighting with trying to get the spray timer to work correctly. Iím missing something in the settings.
For now, The manual button is a true momentary switch so it sprays as long as itís held down. The auto button works with Throttle position, IAT and MAP currently and works pretty well. When I figure the timers out a bit better Iíll add that in.
Tank is currently zip tied into position about where I want it until I get some time to fab up the mount. Thatís still looking like itís a few weeks out.
Other than those issues itís working out really well.
Had some garage time today. Went to my neighbors house and he helped me fab up what I wanted for the tank. Access to fuel tank remains clear, filler neck is clear behind the strut brace and accessible from the trunk and the whole thing can be unbolted and removed.
Replaced the seat siffener
Made some plates to mount to the tank with 1/8Ē plate.
Mounted them to the tank
Made some uprights to replace the mounts that came with the tank.
Put it all together
Still have to add some support, finish the welds and then clean it up and paint it. Then tidy up the wiring in the trunk. This has been quite a bit more involved than I initially planned for!
Honestly, I expect zero gain. I only hope to maintain more stable intake temps and therefor rated HP for alittle longer in sustained high speed, high temperature operations (summertime at the track)
One would hope it would do something since it was factory fitted and still is on some models today. I wanted to integrate this feature to my 24 year old L for a fun project and ďcoolĒ factor and admittedly went alittle overkill on it.
I will however be able to log IAT differences with and without it as it warms up to see what kind of effect it has. On temps and things like ignition timing and knock.
Clean looking car and sweet build. Reminds me of my first green L ej20k swap, but all I did was disassemble the block and heads, inspect and clean and replace all gaskets. My ej20k ran great on US 93, never a problem. I took the same route, just adding wires for the boost solenoid and a few other wire mods. Then just repinned and swapped some wires at the ecu. The jdm ecu ran superb, but I eventually got a apexi powerfc so I could get it tuned after building a hybrid 2.5 later on. Seeing your pics made me remember mine, it really wasn't that horrible to do.
I've got a FEVER, and the only thing that can cure it is more WHP!!!