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97 AWD Swapped Spyder

tylersevo

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Jul 12, 2011
Lexington, Kentucky
Not too much of an update here. I finally wrapped up the evo steering wheel install and am so happy with how it turned out with the oem airbag cover! I was down with covid for a few weeks, but I was able to get the ExtremePSI solid shifter base bushing kit installed which made a world of a difference combined with their solid cable bushing kit and oem weighted knob. This is by far the best feeling shifter I've had in a dsm. I also got ambitious yesterday and installed the Boosted Fab crossmember. Fit like a glove and looks great! Can't wait to get his fender braces and motor mounts installed next. Other than that I'm just waiting on availability to open up at the local shop to get these Volk toe arms installed and the alignment wrapped up. I'd like to have the RPF1s on and Evo Recaros in the car yet this season.

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tylersevo

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Jul 12, 2011
Lexington, Kentucky
How long ago did you order the Boosted Fab part? I have the same one sitting here and the design appears a tad different.

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Like a week or two maybe? Mine came powdercoated with his logo welded on the front bracket. Still waiting on him to finish building the fender braces as I spec'd chromoly instead of DOM.
 

tylersevo

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Jul 12, 2011
Lexington, Kentucky
Got the car out for a cruise through horse country last night. Lexington has some beautiful driving roads around it. Unfortunately I didn't stop to get any pictures until I got back...I'll have to make an effort to get some professional ones done after paint and bodywork.

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TK's9d2TSi

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Cincinnati, Ohio
There's some bumps and bruises on the fenders and doors. It's also missing some clips on the driver's side door molding. It's a solid 5ft car though haha
Gotcha. I feel the same, a solid 10fter haha. Door dings for me. 😩
 

KCDsmDude

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Oct 11, 2020
Kansas City, Missouri
I think I'm going to go with a Carbonetics AB v2 hood and hatch so I'll probably wait for those to show up before I take it in.

I believe I have the same hood on my car, not sure if it's carbonetics or not, but the hood does hit the timing belt cover a little. Previous owner cut the hood a smidge to make it clear.
 

tylersevo

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Jul 12, 2011
Lexington, Kentucky
Well today was a big day for parts! Even with the car half-heartedly posted for sale I decided I was ready to change up the engine bay a bit and ordered the following:

  • Raven Fab stainless water pipe
  • Purple Tial Q bov and MVS wastegate
  • Ticon Industries materials order so a local welder can fab me a titanium UICP and burn it purple
  • Vibrant HD clamp that will be welded to the throttle body so I won't need a separate tb elbow or coupler
  • BSFab titanium upper radiator pipe in purple
  • New oem oil dipstick
  • JMFab catch can
  • FuelLab purple AFPR to replace the ugly red Aeromotive one
 

tylersevo

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Jul 12, 2011
Lexington, Kentucky
Just small things this weekend.

  • Got "The Bracketeer" and fire extinguisher mounted
  • Fiancé and I went to a local night meet in Lexington and the Spyder got a ton of love (only 4g car there out of 450+)
  • Both my Tial's showed up
  • Fiancé made me a collage to hang in the garage. It consists of pictures of the 3 dsm's I've had over the years and some cool articles/dealer brochure I got on eBay.

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tylersevo

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Jul 12, 2011
Lexington, Kentucky
Boosted Fab chromoly fender braces shipped this morning! Not else really in the way of updates, other than the fiancé and I taking the car out for a couple hours yesterday to check out some neighborhoods we're interested in. Had a deal pending on the car for over $20k last week, but I'm honestly relieved to say it fell through. I don't need the money and realized there's nothing I could replace it with for similar money and get the same experience/enjoyment out of driving it.

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tylersevo

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Jul 12, 2011
Lexington, Kentucky
  • Boosted Fab chromoly fender braces showed up Friday!
  • Picked up a new front bumper, fenders, and trunk plastics this weekend
  • Waiting on the BSFab titanium radiator pipe and Volk front LCA's
  • Had to cancel my Raven Fab stainless water pipe order as I didn't realize they don't yet make a 2g style (though Eric says it's in the works)
  • Hoping to get to my local guy this Sunday to get the titanium uicp welded up
  • Winter teardown and upgrades will likely start in early November

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tylersevo

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Jul 12, 2011
Lexington, Kentucky
Intercooler pipe fab is going well and Branden @ BSFab just sent me pics of my finished radiator pipe!

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