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Old 07-11-2018, 03:32 PM   #1
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Default Black 1998 RS Coupe

1998 2.5rs Black Coupe:
Vin: JF1GM6757WG400795
Current Mileage: 199,XXX
Purchased: 6/23/2018

ToC:
#1 Brakes:Black 1998 RS Coupe
#2 Shifter Knuckle and Bushings:Black 1998 RS Coupe
#3 Custom Digital Dash:https://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/3593731-post16.html

Mod List:
::-Drivetain
-4.11 Rear LSD
-Cat back Exhaust
-Kartboy Short Shifter
-Kartboy Shifter Bushings

::-Suspension/Brakes
-KS Lowering Springs
-4/2 Pots
-Stoptech brake lines
-Kartboy rear brake adapters

::-Exterior
-Stock 16x7 Gold 5 Spokes
-Stock RS Spoiler
-JDM Clear Headlights
-JDM Clear Corners
-JDM White Line Taillights

::-Interior
-Alpine Head unit
-Custom Raspberry Pi Gauges
-Sabelt 6 point harness
-Sparco Grid II Driver Seat
-Sparco Wheel
-Sparco Wheel Hub

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Old 07-11-2018, 04:29 PM   #2
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Car looks clean!
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:33 PM   #3
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Default #1 New Brakes

Just finished putting on the new Brake Labs Rotors and Pads the old rotors were rusted on pretty bad.

Car has much better brake feel.
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Old 07-25-2018, 04:25 PM   #4
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Default #2 Shifter Knuckle and Bushings

Just finished installing my new shifter knuckle and bushings with this tutorial, this was super helpful!

DIY: Shifter Wobble Fix

Shifter is feeling much better and has a lot less play!
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:27 PM   #5
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Just finished installing my new shifter knuckle and bushings with this tutorial, this was super helpful!

DIY: Shifter Wobble Fix

Shifter is feeling much better and has a lot less play!
reminds me of when I first got my car. That was my first repair.

What are your plans?
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:58 PM   #6
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reminds me of when I first got my car. That was my first repair.

What are your plans?
Honestly i have no idea haha

Basically my dream car was a 1998 sedona red gc8 coupe but turns out 98 doesn't have sedona red as a factory color so that was kind of a let down so im in between trying to keep this as stock as i possibly can, or trying to decided what engine swap id like to do, really dont have anything specific yet, im still trying to pay my parents back for giving me the rest of the money to pick this one up. After that i would love a bucket seat to sit lower and maybe crystal headlights and amber corners.

If you have any ideas of what you think i should do im always up for suggestions.
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Honestly i have no idea haha

Basically my dream car was a 1998 sedona red gc8 coupe but turns out 98 doesn't have sedona red as a factory color so that was kind of a let down so im in between trying to keep this as stock as i possibly can, or trying to decided what engine swap id like to do, really dont have anything specific yet, im still trying to pay my parents back for giving me the rest of the money to pick this one up. After that i would love a bucket seat to sit lower and maybe crystal headlights and amber corners.

If you have any ideas of what you think i should do im always up for suggestions.
Aw man that's a bummer, but on the bright side it's better to have a black coupe painted red than to have a red coupe painted black (then you see red surfaces in the areas that weren't sprayed).

I am a huge exterior-aesthetics kind of guy; however, I wish the first major mod to my car was a turbo+6speed swap. You should build towards a GD drivetrain swap first for sure.

Thereafter, you can go for some OEM+ styling like Bast with her P1 replica. Or you can mix up some OEM+ and Japanese aftermarket parts like DLer's RS sedan. If its in the budget, there are many rally-style widebody's you can go for.
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Aw man that's a bummer, but on the bright side it's better to have a black coupe painted red than to have a red coupe painted black (then you see red surfaces in the areas that weren't sprayed).

I am a huge exterior-aesthetics kind of guy; however, I wish the first major mod to my car was a turbo+6speed swap. You should build towards a GD drivetrain swap first for sure.

Thereafter, you can go for some OEM+ styling like Bast with her P1 replica. Or you can mix up some OEM+ and Japanese aftermarket parts like DLer's RS sedan. If its in the budget, there are many rally-style widebody's you can go for.
I love the rally look but i also love jdm parts so it gets me really torn because id really love to have a 207 but that would be really hard to smog and im pretty sure the 257 is better for rally. But for now im just gonna get it back to really nice clean stock but that p1 rep is really nice! I might take a few style ideas thanks!
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I love the rally look but i also love jdm parts so it gets me really torn because id really love to have a 207 but that would be really hard to smog and im pretty sure the 257 is better for rally. But for now im just gonna get it back to really nice clean stock but that p1 rep is really nice! I might take a few style ideas thanks!


Good luck with that! If you need help with anything just shout out a question on the thread or PM me I'd be glad to point you in the direction you're looking for.

As you get it back to stock, just research everything you're replacing if there is a better alternative. I changed a lot of things back to stock before I realized GD-parts were a superior alternative and cost less. Also there are many pretty cool alternatives to things like Honda Accord intake + Honda Accord rear spats, Audi swaybar endlinks, and bulk ordering fasteners/clips from eBay that are the same as our OEM hardware but cheaper.
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Old 07-28-2018, 12:29 AM   #10
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Default The hunt for the mysterious rattle

After 3 days i finally found the source of my shifter rattle...

Forgot to tighten the bold on my new knuckle

On the bright side i got pretty good at taking off the trans support
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