Cobra build thread, mild to wild

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Well just got back on here a week or so ago because I acquired another SVT car :beer: (first was a SVT focus awhile ago when I had my LS1 Z28)

Anyways here's the pics of progress so far.. be doing alot of stuff and spending alot of time to her so I figured I'd create a online thing showing my progress over the months :rockon:

On Trailer

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Engine Bay after cleaing POS CAI Filter... and Fixing pin-hole in coolant res

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NASTY

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Yep.. already under the knife.. $2k spent already :cool:

Slotted Rotors Zinc Plated, Hawk Pads (stocks are warped)
Eibach Lowering Sprints
Tokico Shocks
IRS Brace
IRS Bushings
JLT Fender Cold Air-Intake
FLP Heat Exchanger..
New Floor Mats
New Door Bezel
SVT Emblem

& Getting some stuff tinted/painted this week + HID's on the lows & fogs DDM here I come again lol

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Installs Starting

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JLT Intake

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Cleaning Motor, Replacing Pulley

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10/16/10

SSBC Brakes + Hawk Pads all the way around

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10/19/10

Pioneer MP3 DD w/ GPS + USB matches the interior color perfectly to boot

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not a bad thing though.. me and my buddy (owns my old LS1 car) are going to be drag racing both cars at the local tracks once or twice a month every month when they are open so i look at it as a $ hobby i get to enjoy everyday driving her (when weather permits)

New headlights, cobra inserts, 24+ PSI boost overlay, Red Caliper Paint, 6000k HID's Low/Hi & Fogs all ordered last night
 

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What bushings did you get for te IRS? And you downgraded shocks and struts by buying tokicos over the stock bilsteins. But nice car. Seems like you got some plans for this build.
 

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Wow, you've been bitten real good by the Mod Bug! Nasty critter! LOL! It's all good as long as your budget can afford it. I like your wheels/brakes setup. :)
 

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What bushings did you get for te IRS? And you downgraded shocks and struts by buying tokicos over the stock bilsteins. But nice car. Seems like you got some plans for this build.

Steeda IRS bushings and the Steeda girdle is sitting on my shelf atm...

I did tokico's then returned them to order Tokico D-specs (adjustable) so i can adjust them at the track and for street and I figured those had to weight out to being better then nonadjustable Bilstiensm I'm just gonna cut the springs for now seems alot of people have been having the success doing that.. I like DIYing when possible
 
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Went by the body shop today.. having the bumper & hood repainted (hood is chipping a bit and looks like they didn't sand and just sealed it) I'm going to shave the antenna, paint the rear lower valence gloss black and have all the spots buffed out

They said they would install the HID's, headlights and Heat exchanger too since they are already off..

next is tint :rolling:
 

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Steeda IRS bushings and the Steeda girdle is sitting on my shelf atm...

I did tokico's then returned them to order Tokico D-specs (adjustable) so i can adjust them at the track and for street and I figured those had to weight out to being better then nonadjustable Bilstiensm I'm just gonna cut the springs for now seems alot of people have been having the success doing that.. I like DIYing when possible

They are still a downgrade. If you wanted to upgrade, Koni yellows would have been an upgrade. Tokicos arent as good of a damper as Bilstein period. If you look at the bilstein's strut shaft and then you look at the tokico...you'll see what I mean.

Also, I hope you at least got Delrin bushings as polyurethane bushings suck almost as much as stock rubber ones. Seems to me you should have done some more research on the items you bought before you bought them.
 

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They are still a downgrade. If you wanted to upgrade, Koni yellows would have been an upgrade. Tokicos arent as good of a damper as Bilstein period. If you look at the bilstein's strut shaft and then you look at the tokico...you'll see what I mean.

Also, I hope you at least got Delrin bushings as polyurethane bushings suck almost as much as stock rubber ones. Seems to me you should have done some more research on the items you bought before you bought them.

well the bushings came with the car and i dont have the shocks yet can still switcheroo i keep hearing the stock Bilstein are the shit on these.. apparently they arnt like the fbody ones lol


any places that sell the koni's in a set and not seperate
 
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