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DLer 10-20-2014 07:01 PM

My 50K mile RS Sedan
 
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Okay so I finally got around to this since I needed to make a login to buy more parts! I've got myself a 2001 RS that I managed to find with a manual gearbox and only 50K miles, from the original owner with no accidents on the CarFax or AutoCheck.

There were some serious bumps in the road getting it road-worthy however, but now that it's all settled, here's a few pictures. I'm looking forward to keeping this car a very, very long time. Enough chat, here's some photos from the day I got the car to just a few days ago:

http://www.r3vlimited.com/gallery/fi...008666_hdr.jpg

http://www.r3vlimited.com/gallery/fi...943094_hdr.jpg

http://www.r3vlimited.com/gallery/fi..._182238450.jpg

http://www.r3vlimited.com/gallery/fi...7/4/8/img2.jpg

http://www.r3vlimited.com/gallery/fi..._191146889.jpg

http://www.r3vlimited.com/gallery/fi...552516_hdr.jpg

I've only done a few things so far:
  • New Exedy clutch kit and ACT StreetLite flywheel
  • Replaced hard brake lines
  • K&N air filter
  • Extended armrest
  • Yellow Lamin-X on the fog lights, clears on the headlights
  • Various OEM parts purchased new to replace worn items, minor things
Overall I'm very happy with the car, been wanting a GC8 for some time now. Plans are in the works, but nothing crazy, I'd like to keep this car as original as possible with OEM+ styling without going overboard, like my old car.

Before this I drove an E30, good times:

http://www.r3vlimited.com/gallery/fi.../p1010973s.jpg

http://www.r3vlimited.com/gallery/fi.../p1010980s.jpg

http://www.r3vlimited.com/gallery/fi.../p1010970s.jpg

Looking forward to learning a lot from this board and others like it! And if anyone knows where I can get a black coupe wing...!

JT 10-20-2014 07:23 PM

Nice

DLer 10-20-2014 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by JT (Post 3252892)
Nice

Thanks...but can a nice mod push this to Member's Journals? :drunk:

jonny o 10-20-2014 08:21 PM

Cherry ride. Cant wait to see more.

airwest7 10-21-2014 03:31 AM

very nice and clean. Black looks so good on it.

BadTrainDriver 10-21-2014 04:18 AM

Beautiful low mileage RS! Congratulations!

Two questions:

#1. Why did it need a new clutch and flywheel at 51K miles?

#2. Where in the HECK did you find an extended arm rest? I've been looking for one FOREVER!

DLer 10-21-2014 06:08 AM

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Originally Posted by BadTrainDriver (Post 3252959)
Beautiful low mileage RS! Congratulations!

Two questions:

#1. Why did it need a new clutch and flywheel at 51K miles?

#2. Where in the HECK did you find an extended arm rest? I've been looking for one FOREVER!

Thank you!

To answer your questions - I noticed the clutch point was high and shuddered when getting into gear. It was enough for a local specialty shop (DPS) to agree it could use replacing. I wanted to get this thing completely put together as I'll have a longer commute soon.

They did see the clutch that came out was in good shape, but the flywheel was not. That and the throwout bearings as well were in really poor shape, so much so the shop noted it was a bit dangerous driving on it. Sadly I still have the notorious noise after all that.

I found the extended arm rest via a craigslist ad for rear spats! I ended up selling the spats, but I kept the armrest. Of course the tab is broken though. Looking for a proper fix, not just velcro.

Thanks y'all

BadTrainDriver 10-21-2014 06:50 AM

Nice find!

DLer 10-22-2014 12:22 PM

I've got my Blizzak WS70's in and my brand new 5-hole steelies ready to go! Just have to get them mounted up and I'll post some pics.

Next up is a set of rubber mats. Anyone got a pic of the '08+ rubber mats in a GC8? I've seen the '02+ mats but heard they are bulky and can get in the way of the pedals sometimes.

Anyone got a pic?

Hot Tub Rob 10-22-2014 12:29 PM

Awesome those miles :drool:


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