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Old 04-03-2017, 06:22 AM   #16
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Welcome to the madness.

I did something similar with my ti a few years back. Here are some of the pictures. All new everything was the plan, upgrade where reasonable. 'Reasonable' is a very shifty word.

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Old 04-11-2017, 04:53 AM   #17
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After driving the ti for 6 days total now, I am really enjoying it. I cant wait to start modding it. Haven't done anything other than clean it really well and spray some flat black on the hood and roof.

I think I may have found out what that "sewing machine" sound was. I was doing some research on alternator whine and listening to what they sound like online, sounds almost what my car sounds like. No problems with charging system though, so I will live with the sound for just a little longer.

Also found my thermostat may be stuck open as the car almost never comes out of the blue.

I love and hate working on cars so much.
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Old 06-10-2017, 05:42 AM   #18
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So here she is after a little work.

Replaced the old alternator with a 90 amp Bosch unit and car is as quiet as it should be now. Rattle canned some flat black on her to get her uniform in color and painted the mouldings. Installed the M3 mirrors. Got the KW coilovers installed and adjusted. Dusted off my old wheels and put them on her too.

I must say...huge difference

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So here she is after a little work.

Replaced the old alternator with a 90 amp Bosch unit and car is as quiet as it should be now. Rattle canned some flat black on her to get her uniform in color and painted the mouldings. Installed the M3 mirrors. Got the KW coilovers installed and adjusted. Dusted off my old wheels and put them on her too.

I must say...huge difference

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Thanks....always a work in progress

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Gotta ask, how many rattle cans did you go through? Looks like a very uniform job and looks good flat like that.
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Thanks. It was 4-5 to do the car. Didn't take much, cause no color change. Just temporary till I either wrap or paint it.

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I've got a similar situation with an Alpine White and clear coat coming off. Want to grab a few cans and come to Tracy and help me spray?

In all honesty, if I had a booth and the tools I could spray the normal way, but I suck with rattle cans for some reason.
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Same with me. I have painted a couple of cars before. I thought about just doing it in my garage, but still would need to buy a spray gun and everything else, not sure if I want to go that way yet.

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