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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:20 pm 
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damn man, car is looking sick as always. I saw the interview / article on you and the S12 in superstreet, congrats on that, you represented well. :mrgreen: :tu: hope you don't mind your S12 being the inspiration for my S11 & my Z31 :P :twisted:


Haha thanks dude! Inspiration is a pain in the dick, for the past year or so I've been doing a lot less work on the cars since inspiration and motivation have been super lacking. So I'm glad I could do that for anyone!

another digidash video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfSa3VGYolM

Tires are mounted and they are super nice!

The 2.5in 2x muffler exhaust is going well too, it's practically all done. I just need to paint it and finish making the end pipe. It isn't anywhere as quiet as I had hoped, but it'll do. First time making an exhaust alone and it just took forever; I spent so much time on it. I tried to make it as close to the body as possible so there are some weird bends in there. I used 2 magnaflow xl3's, two 2.5in U bends, 5ft of 2.5in, and random metal for the brackets. Made everything from the downpipe back


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downpipe
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I made a mount out of bed frame, little did I know that this was tempered steel and it destroyed 3 drill bits
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forged in mordor
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mock and fitting
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over rear subframe
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cool guy hangers
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pipe that goes over subframe, straight section at the end for the slip-joint
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:26 am 
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The exhaust is done! Compared to the old, incredibly loud 3in, I just wanted a quiet, less flashy exhaust. So I spent like a week working on this stupid thing, shit always takes a long time when you've got all the wrong tools. Building an entire exhaust while laying on the ground and having the car barely high enough to be under isn't the bee's knees.

The whole exhaust is 4 pieces, the downpipe, center muffler, over subframe pipe, and the end muffler; tucked up as much as I could. It isn't nearly as quiet as I was hoping for, but way better than before while still sounding burbly from the unequal length header.

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Looks like something I bought after the paint! The down pipe isn't pictured here, it was already mounted

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:31 pm 
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Since the ghetto tension rod bracket I made out of the s12 bracket didn't work(rod couldn't reach), I had to get those s14 brackets. Pretty surprising, 3/4 holes directly line up and one hole just needed to be ovaled out.

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exhaust is on, lots of mixed opinions about this compared to the old blast pipes, but I'm stoked on it!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:45 am 

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looks great!. im in the middle of doing my exhaust also. it isn't easy :(


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:44 am 
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Just another fanboi congratulating you for your Super Street appearance. :tu:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:07 am 
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lol thanks man!

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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 4:11 pm 
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I've wanted a strut bar forever, dude. It looks cool. That's all. But nothing fits an s12, nothing within reach at least. I think an R31 bar fits. Anyway, I love the Cusco bars, except that if I were to order one, I wouldn't be able to realign the mounts since their mounting plates are made of aluminum(I can't weld that stuff). So I just got a cusco style bar with steel brackets off ebay for $60 shipped, not too shabby right?

The bar is supposed to fit BOTH s13 and s14, so there's a few slight problems. I already have to cut the mounts off the plates and realign them to fit the s12 anyway, so it won't be too bad.

Here's the bar, I probably shouldn't have put it on my bed for fear of china lead, haha


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ALL the holes are ovaled out for the s13/s14 universal fitment, I will fill these in
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and the bolts don't even fit as it should, they're too small
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the bar BARELY fits in between the inner bolts of the strut towers
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brackets cut off and the oval holes are filled in
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work station (floor, haha)
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more oval hole filling comparo
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I wore a pretty serious face mask when I sanded off the paint. chinese lead paint destroys families
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all ovals filled in
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new hardware that fits
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tacked in, you can see the sockets on top of the bolts to protect the threads from splatter
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compared to the pics of it new, you can see how much I've pushed the brackets in and bent them accordingly. the nuts on the innermost bolt is super barely able to come off, so it worked out
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hood mod too
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and new bottom rad mounts!
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 8:05 pm 
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You best be painting those strut bar mounts hot pink.

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i vote for glitter purple.

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lol at shipping addy :lol:


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congrats on super street feature :tu:
serious thumbs up to your crew


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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 3:27 pm 
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pink with copper sparkle!

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and welded on washers for the lower radiator mount, seats the bushings perfectly and the rad is placed level against the support

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mr. aspargus you are one of my hero's! i love your car!

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whats the dr pepper can for?

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it was a temporary ashtray for the garage, don't operate angle grinders while under the influence. haha

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Dope ride. Will you be attending JCCS 2010??

I saw a 200sx on the road the other day, then I saw a stock one on San Diego CL posted for $600 (I think it was the same car). Should have picked it up but I'm already saving for another build that awaits me. LOL

Your crew has been getting quite a bit of coverage lately. Best of luck with all your builds. They all look awesome.


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lol yeah man, running ones still go for dirt cheap! thanks!


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I was reading your Super Street article in the garage last night in between working on the RX-7. Cool to see some JNC guys getting featured. :tu:

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love it! What's next for this world famous S12?

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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 9:01 am 
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thanks guys! next up, drift event june 4

maybe ill spin out less this time, haha

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