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My 6 bolt swap on my 99GSX

Posted by Archer Fabrications, Dec 2, 2011

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  1. Archer Fabrications

    Archer Fabrications Proven Member

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    car is currently at ground vision performance and is going to be getting all fixed up and back on the road soon, no frame damage, i think just a little dent and just some sheet metal.
     

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  2. Archer Fabrications

    Archer Fabrications Proven Member

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    update: absolutely no frame damage. but the paint and pannels are 30% away from a total loss. lucky me. headlight housing is all fixed up and parts are on the way! vis OEM carbonfiber hood, and new 99 Front bumper and new FMIC on teh way as well as paint on the other pannels, what do you guys think of light coat of oem color paint over carbon fiber?
     
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  3. ed1380

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    Keep the cf look!!
     

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  4. Archer Fabrications

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    i just ordered a Carbon Creations OEM style Hood hope it holds out from fade and hope it looks excellent!
     

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  5. Archer Fabrications

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    insurance ended up paying out 3700 bucks not including the new FMIC i made them buy me. So about what i bought the car for haha. Good thing it wasn't totaled due to the stupid paint jobs.
     
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  6. Archer Fabrications

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    well carbon fiber hood came in and looks GOOOD! and you can see the new OEM style bumper hiding right behind it awaiting paint. all im waiting on now is the shipment of my new VRSF fmic and ill be on the road again!
     

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  7. DSM Jeff

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    Nice to see its getting fixed. Pick up some Volks and it'll look like my brothers old 2g,
    FMIC2.jpg
     
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  8. Archer Fabrications

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    yeah that looks like SEX! i was thinking some evo 9 BBS's or some bronze evo 9s (not BBS) but for now i gotta keep the stockers cause they are decently light.
     

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  9. mattasi

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    Hey man i'm really glad to see your getting it fixed up so soon. I personaly know that accidents like this can be tragic if they total it out. You came out so good on this one though. 3700 and not totalled... good f888ing deal man. Keep up the good work man. About to go out and work on mine as we speak..
     

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  10. DSM Jeff

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    It was a good car, seeing yours and the new hood brought back the memory. Good luck with with the repairs.
     
  11. Archer Fabrications

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    thanks guys for the comments i cant wait to get her back on the road again and it will be looking good as new hopefully. i am going to try to attend some meets when its back on the road and meet some more of the community in seattle.

    i agree, i came pretty close to the wire, i ended up getting the FMIC replaced by the insurance company as well.

    Built 99 GSX 6152 Turbo AWD - YouTube

    ^ for your viewing pleasure :) just an idle video

    400+ awhp dsm small pull 20psi - YouTube

    takin her for a drive on basically no tune :S was running rich but 14.7 idle at the time. i didnt want to push her too hard so im shifting at around 5k (where the turbo just begins to kick in) just thought id post these for now before i have new ones up when i get my baby back.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcjOCWXdlA4
    sorry for the angle of that one, i was not video taping, but its priceless ahaa
     
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    Nice car! sub'd and hopefully mine will look like yours soon.
     

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  13. Archer Fabrications

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    subs are good to have :) im really excited to get her back and shoot better videos fully tuned with launches and sh**

    thanks man! subs are good to have :) im really excited to get her back and shoot better videos fully tuned with launches and sh**
     

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    It will be back on the road in no time...

    Nice looking pictures by the way.
     

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  15. Archer Fabrications

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    thanks alex! cant wait. feel free to take any of these pix to add to www.groundvisionperformance.com ;) (little advertising for ya)
     

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    so just an update: the carbon creations hood, SUCKS.. would not recomend it to anyone. the finish was decent quality but it fit like crap. there was no holes pre drilled for the stock hood latch. so we ditched the carbon creations hood and went VIS.. which i might add is of extreme quality. the latch is metal and reinforced with carbon fiber. im expecting a true bolt on hood right here. ill keep you guys posted.

    Edit: pix of the highly recomended VIS hood

    as you can see EVERYTING is already pre cut out, and they even made indentations for the bump stops to indicate where the hood pins should go.:hellyeah: although VIS uses a metal latch instead of a fiber glass one, so im curious if it will hold at high speed with no pins, only way to find out would be to secure the hood so it has some free play (string or rope) and then see if the factory latch holds at 120 mph:sneaky: if it pops up at least the rope will catch it instaed of bash my wind sheild. if it pops up, ill install my sparco hood pins :)

    i would also like to add, that so far i can not find one defect in the weve. just hope everything bolts up!
     

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    new pix everything is all fixed!
     

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    Install the hood pins and paint the hood. Car looks great though! Glad its all fixed!
     
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    Aweszome 2g. Sucks about th accident but atleast you ended with some new goodies and the car was not a loss. in for some new vids once tuned
     
  20. Archer Fabrications

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    i have pins, im not painting the hood.
     

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    Glad it all worked out in the end, but keep the VIS out of the sun as much as possible. My cf hood started fading like 1 year after owning it.However i must say that this was with Cali blistering 100 degree summer sun.
     
  22. Archer Fabrications

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    Yeah i dont think i have too much to worry about in washington, the new hoods have a uv protective coating hopefully it will hold diring the summer, i plan to cover it while parked if in the sun, also this hood took 15 minutes to install by myself :)
     

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    sexxxy car man. very clean
     
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  24. Archer Fabrications

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    thanks man:hellyeah:
     

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  25. Archer Fabrications

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    more pix but after a wash and dry; car hasn't moved from this spot in a month because i haven't had time to mess with dsmlink for tuning. I have a thread in the tuning section if anyone wants to help me out.

    sorry for the sideways pix, not sure how to correct that...
     

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