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Re: ST165 Daily Beater Project

Postby Awesome-Trac » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:07 am

I never thought of putting RPF1 but damn I might need to reconsider cause it looks nice
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Re: ST165 Daily Beater Project

Postby 88gt4DE » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:33 am

Oh , and how trashed are the seats from the red car ?? fronts mainly ...
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Re: ST165 Daily Beater Project

Postby jspeedrifter » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:22 pm

Awesome-Trac wrote:I never thought of putting RPF1 but damn I might need to reconsider cause it looks nice


Thanks man!! I have always liked these wheels and I found them for a crazy good deal locally, so I picked them up. They need spacers for the rear, but those are ordered :).

88gt4DE wrote:Oh , and how trashed are the seats from the red car ?? fronts mainly ...


The black leather fronts? The passenger side is unripped but worn pretty thoroughly, but the driver's side has several large rips. I'm going to take them to a local upholstery shop and see how much it would cost for them to recondition both of them. The black rears are in mint condition though, so I'm pumped about that.

Also, I contacted a company on eBay that makes ST185 and ST205 seat covers and they told me they would make front covers for me if I sent them an original cover. They only wanted $170 plus the factory cover, plus shipping. I didn't think that was too bad.

Thanks for the comments! I should have some more regular additions to this now that it's in my garage! I have front and read brakes on the way, as well as a stereo, speakers, turbo timer and boost controller install soon :). Too many parts and not enough time!!
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Re: ST165 Daily Beater Project

Postby jspeedrifter » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:01 pm

Hey guys!

Quick update: I threw some new front speakers in yesterday and replaced my heater controls with a spare set. The front speakers were terrible, so I threw some Kicker 3.5" replacements that weren't too expensive, but they sound really great!

Here are the old ones:
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And the new ones:
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I also threw some cheap 5mm spacers on the rear so that they wouldn't rub anymore:
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I think 10mm spacers would look better, but they at least don't rub anymore :). The heater controls weren't any better, so it looks like I'll have to solder the connections on the circuit board to see if that helps. I need to take the lower dash apart again to put a new stereo in, so that's not too big of a deal. I have 3 extra heater controls, so hopefully I can fix one of them!

Alright, that's it for today. I have new brakes on the way, but they won't be here for another week. Just some rotors and pads, but I think they'll make a big difference since these have just been sitting for 7 years without use!

If anyone has any suggestions for the heater controls, I'm all ears. I found the write up that someone did on the re-soldering, so that's the plan so far. Any input is greatly appreciated!!
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