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#151 Nico


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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:01 PM

thanks for the pics rpholz !!    so it looks like et 40 ~ 45 (pushing it with 48) offset is the perfect match for these old cars and wide tires...


I'm just waiting for my rims to be made so once there in will see if 16x8 et45 225 fits ok also... fingers crossed 











ps: nice snap on gun got the same one, also how you like the jic magic suspension ? what model did you use ?     for your mustache bushing you can also use the T bar bushing on the new car but its a bit of work.. in my journal.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:02 PM

Those look like some nice rims. Wish I could grab a wider set of 15" or 16" for our race car.

#153 rpholz


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:39 PM

I've got some 13" rims that I think are slightly wider and way more offset than factory, they a fit 205/60/13 pretty well on my old XT.

And Nico, yea that snap on is pretty awsome.
The JICs idk yet, I have zero miles on that setup. They are for a 08 WRX and were free. So we'll see. Honestly I want a set if FEALs, they are reasonably priced and freaking awsome.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:26 PM

+9001 for FEAL, Odi is the man. Can't say enough good things about his suspension setups. I remember when he was a regional rally driver in the california rally series, way before his drifting fame. Him and his wife are the nicest people you will ever meet.


He makes some badass rally and motorcycle setups too.

Edited by Ibreakstuff, 07 April 2014 - 09:29 PM.

#155 rpholz


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Posted 25 March 2015 - 08:30 PM

2 YEARS!!!!???? i've had this car for two years and have accomplished nothing.......



meh, so the car is no longer a 88 RX, found quite a bit of rust and well.... the front clip is now 88 and the rest 89.... ill upload pics later.


Current plans:







car is a complete shell right now, i've ditched everything, i don't intend on putting an interior back in it. or a dash really. simple stack tach and vdo coolant temp, the elite has engine protection options and will use that if something gets too hot or whatever,


the rwd? well, diffs are expensive and i have no center diff options, so rwd, predicable and simple


the rear mount radiator? meh, moar cooling moar space


front mount you say? well theres more room for activities with no rad! reverse mount spyder intake ftw



will be back on this car like mad. currently sprucing up a motorcycle to flip and have the $$$ to accomplish all this

#156 rpholz


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 01:40 PM

errrr, just got a free be a trans....

Maybe frankenmotor or something

#157 rpholz


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Posted 20 September 2015 - 08:12 PM

So, its not running..... Yet.

But I did some stuff

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Posted 20 September 2015 - 08:36 PM


Right so a bit of an update,

The black section you see? Yea that's the infamous rotory RX.... It was a pile of crap, the white section? The last remaining parts of my RX, "No 2" this was the best combination of rust free RX that I could get my hands on, and it's still a pile of crap, but whatever.

Moving on, carbed shortblock, turbo heads, jdm A2W intercooler, 08 WRX TD04, custom fuel rails, 2.5l turbo injectors, haltech platinum sport 1000, custom harness that I am almost done with, f150 fuel pump, f150 fuel filter -6 AN fuel lines, Cusco catch can, different coolant routing, 2l expansion tank, forge BOV, TWE header, mmanual rack, RX trans/diff, JIC rear coilovers (working on fronts) Enkie wheels, 185/60r13 federal 595 tires, no interior, massively cut down factory harness, stock brakes (working on pads) fluidine oil cooler off a NASCAR, ahhh some other crap I don't remember. I'm hoping to get it running this week. Might even be able to make the Tougefest in November. It's certainly not the best car out there but it's a Damn site better than it was!

Edited by rpholz, 20 September 2015 - 08:41 PM.

#159 carfreak85


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Posted 21 September 2015 - 09:54 AM

What are your plans for the rotory bits out of the black RX?

#160 rpholz


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Posted 21 September 2015 - 12:20 PM

Sold/thrown away. It was all pretty much junk

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