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newb from western mass

Postby shdhog » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:02 pm

well i picked up a 1998 black gtp 4 door a few weeks ago and after putting new control arms (too lazy to do just ball joints :D ) i started looking at forums. big thanks to sleeperZ96BT for introducing me to this forum and answering my stupid questions.

pics: (sorry there dirty Ive been so busy fixing it i haven't gone through and cleaned it

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the other car in that last pic is my weekend car. its a 1992 eclipse gsx awd with a 20g turbo and allot of other work.
originally i planned on keeping the gtp stock but thats already starting to change though as i think about different possibilitys
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Re: newb from western mass

Postby murphinator » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:25 pm

welcome aboard 8)
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Re: newb from western mass

Postby Swiggles » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:50 pm

Welcome!

my control are bolts were frozen to the bushing sleeves and i needed to cut them out with a sawsall which wasnt fun. just replaced them with grade 8 bolts and washers an i was good to go.
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Re: newb from western mass

Postby shdhog » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:02 pm

murphinator wrote:welcome aboard 8)

thanks :)
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Re: newb from western mass

Postby shdhog » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:06 pm

Swiggles wrote:Welcome!

my control are bolts were frozen to the bushing sleeves and i needed to cut them out with a sawsall which wasnt fun. just replaced them with grade 8 bolts and washers an i was good to go.

my driver side came out beautiful but the passenger was seized. i just used pb blast and a impact gun and jammed the bushing with a screwdriver and it came right out. did you end up changing the whole arm?
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Re: newb from western mass

Postby Swiggles » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:36 pm

ya i had purchased control arms from wbodystore.com on the black friday sale.
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Re: newb from western mass

Postby shdhog » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:57 pm

Swiggles wrote:ya i had purchased control arms from wbodystore.com on the black friday sale.

Nice when I did mine I didnt plan on keeping it so I got partsgeek replacemenrs for $44 a side. But its grown on me and I want to make it faster but still a good daily. Just not sure how .
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Re: newb from western mass

Postby Swiggles » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:38 pm

this is a good read through about modding these engines.

http://www.grandprixforums.net/safely-m ... 17482.html
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Re: newb from western mass

Postby shdhog » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:08 pm

Swiggles wrote:this is a good read through about modding these engines.

http://www.grandprixforums.net/safely-m ... 17482.html


thanks for the link. i am thinking my first mod will be a cold air. myfactory has a hole in it that i temporarly patched with rtv. any suggestions? or one someone wants to sell would be great too :)
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Re: newb from western mass

Postby Swiggles » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:27 pm

check out the how to's on that site there are easy instructions on how to make your own open cone intake. and i think someone is selling a JBM cai in our for sale section which is a nice intake too
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Re: newb from western mass

Postby sleeperZ96BT » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:30 pm

Nice to meet you tonight man - like I said, seek out Max & Bill out in your neck of the woods; they are great people and have a wealth of knowledge to share with all of us :)
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Re: newb from western mass

Postby shdhog » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:29 pm

sleeperZ96BT wrote:Nice to meet you tonight man - like I said, seek out Max & Bill out in your neck of the woods; they are great people and have a wealth of knowledge to share with all of us :)

Thanks. I am definitely glad you had the swaybar. This is definitely going to be a fun car. I can't wait to see what it can do and the people ill meet in the process. :D
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Re: newb from western mass

Postby shdhog » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:33 pm

Swiggles wrote:check out the how to's on that site there are easy instructions on how to make your own open cone intake. and i think someone is selling a JBM cai in our for sale section which is a nice intake too

Thanks for the tip. I ll definitely take a look at the how to. Just nervous because my friends gtp after he made his own started having problems like crazy.
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Re: newb from western mass

Postby deekster_caddy » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:34 pm

Keep a few things in mind -

1) an "Open Cone" intake is NOT a "Cold Air Intake". A true CAI isolates the intake from the engine bay. An open cone draws the hot engine bay air straight in.

2) There are intake air temp sensors that need to be in the right place, so the computer knows the temperature of the air travelling through the MAF. Be cautious about tossing aside sensors.

There is no question that an open cone produces a neat sound, but the potential for issues is high. Take a closer look at some of the CAI kits made before you venture into your own cone.

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Re: newb from western mass

Postby Justin Dalio GTP » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:13 am

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