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Bet that black leather will be hot getting in during the summer. Better not wear shorts. lol

 

Hey how does the interior look? Post a pic or two of that as well when you get the chance. Hope the maf cleaning works for you.

there are some interior shots on the cars.com ad in the first post, it looks exactly like that. very very clean.

 

i plan on getting some seat covers to keep the leather clean and keep it from being as hot.

 

I remember seeing that picture the other day. It does look good then. Bet you'll enjoy it a long time.

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Bet that black leather will be hot getting in during the summer. Better not wear shorts. lol

 

Hey how does the interior look? Post a pic or two of that as well when you get the chance. Hope the maf cleaning works for you.

there are some interior shots on the cars.com ad in the first post, it looks exactly like that. very very clean.

 

i plan on getting some seat covers to keep the leather clean and keep it from being as hot.

 

I remember seeing that picture the other day. It does look good then. Bet you'll enjoy it a long time.

oh lord i hope so, i am such a nervous reck. i've been waking up an hour extra early and having a hard time sleeping. my stomach is running laps and i feel like i'm dying when i start to think about everything that could go wrong. :ph34r:

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I know the feeling. I probably didnt get 3hrs sleep the night before I went and bought my sc mr2. Hours of tossing and turning too excited to sleep. Couldnt wait to drive that baby home.

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They look good. They look a lot better than the goodrich t/a's I have on my corolla which I think are ugly tires. I'd try to find something lighter with the same or better tirerack user results, but if they werent affordable for whatever your budget is then I'd go with your 1st pick.

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4 205/50ZR-16 BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S In Stock $103.00 $412.00

1 Hawk hps street/sport pads In Stock $83.00 $83.00

1 G-stop brakeline kit 4line f/r In Stock $115.00 $115.00

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so the brakes have felt 'meh' since i got it, i went through the back brakes and found that the slide pins the pads ride on had rusted, i pulled and cleaned them and put it back together and it felt a good deal better with both rears doing stopping.

 

but still not upto my standards, OEM toyota pads are good but theres better. i got hawk hps for the front when i ordered tires and finally today had the time to throw them on with some plain rotors.

 

so the ugly, front right lower slide was just about welded into the bracket, no sliding and no turning. ah ha! thats my problem, thats why the brakes feel strange, thats probably why in a panic stop the car feels like it wants to pivot around the front left tire! the front right is not able to grab correctly. well there was no freeing that caliper side without heating it up hot and some other snip, i was on my lunch HOUR, so i ordered up a caliper with bracket, did some real work, and when it came threw my snip together, bled the fronts out with some off the shelf dot3 we had around, and took it for a spin. immediately a night and day difference, even just bedding the pads i can tell its much better. pedal grabs higher and i have my hawk bite again. once the rotors heat cycle some more and the finish is worn smooth i'll jam on them and make sure my braking yaw is gone.

 

i still have the braided stainless lines to install, i'll do that a bit later and bleed in some fresh dot4 fluid.

 

 

 

oh yea, got my blackstone labs report back. old oil had only been in 2k miles and nothing funky going on!

 

all levels look perfect, i'll do another one in 3-4k miles and see how its doing. i suggest them to ANYONE who wants to know how their engine is doing or who has a built engine.

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:D Sweet, Good stuff man!

 

Glad to hear the UOA came out clean. Second test will confirm the results from the first test. If the results are consistent - you've got a clean engine to play with. Given your maintenance and DIY knack - that car will run for a good long time.

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yea, its just finding time to do all the stuff. i can probably tackle the lines and fluid change at my friends with a few tools from work, but i need to make sure the rear bleeders open first. if they don't then i'm boned if they break on a weekend.

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god damn nail in the tire on the drive into work this morning. right in the shoulder of the tire and to add insult to injury (it was already un-fixable) as the tire went flat the nail punctured the sidewall. snip! i won't be able to get a replacement on the wheel until tomorrow or friday morning when the tire comes in. i'm supposed to be driving this car to michigan friday night after grabbing my dad from the airport. we can always take the girlfriends dumpy lil 94 escort 4 door though.

 

my tire got sniping prince albert'd

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Suckage. Pierced the shoulder and big enough to punch the sidewall - must have been a good sized nail.

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Suckage. Pierced the shoulder and big enough to punch the sidewall - must have been a good sized nail.

 

Shoot, I got a flat from a freakin tooth pick once.

 

Thats why I have a full size spare so I wont be screwed like that again. Have it mounted on one of my original borbet wheels that is slightly bent so it does vibrate some at high speed but not bad like the other one that was bent worse, which is why I replaced them with two new borbets. Much better and safer than driving on a donut and certainly looks better too.

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:blink: A toothpick!! Must have been one heck of a toothpick! Good idea on the full size spare - I was contemplating this as well, but the fit is too tight in the tire well. For a while, I just had one sitting in the trunk, just now needed to get into my trunk more often and hauling equipment and passengers - I need to find a better alternative.

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i kept one with the geo as well, just in the trunk AND the donut spare. the celi though, the spare well is large enough in diameter to fit the 16" wheel with tire on it but depth is the issue. i need to measure and figure whats the widest tire i could fit on a 15" wheel and what width wheel and some other math. i have a feeling its some size combination that does not exist.

 

haha wikipedia article about spare tires has a french car that puts its spare under the hood ontop of the engine.

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