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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Awesome-Trac » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:20 pm

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Awesome-Trac wrote:Damn if you still have those coupe tail lights with vented corners those are EXTREMELY RARE in the states btw what type of suspension did u pick up?


I know they are. They have recently sold to a guy with a coupe and an alltrac (from NJ).

The coilovers are from http://www.cxracing.com/


When are you planning to install? I really want to know if it's good cause it was either those or Megan coilovers
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby MWP » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:26 am

Awesome-Trac wrote:Damn if you still have those coupe tail lights with vented corners those are EXTREMELY RARE in the states btw what type of suspension did u pick up?


Hm, i should collect and post them to the USA :wink:
They were in every Aussie ST184/185, and there are lots being wrecked here at the moment.
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Dan McBoost » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:05 am

Awesome-Trac wrote:When are you planning to install? I really want to know if it's good cause it was either those or Megan coilovers


The car is on the road as of Tuesday. I just need to get here to my new house and put her up on jack stands. Then everything gets put on. Once the exhaust and coilovers are on, I will test fit the wheels to determine the wheel spacers needed. Then I will be driving it.

Since I have so many car projects/choices I will not be in a rush to get it done, but I do want to drive it this year before ANY snow hits.
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Dan McBoost » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:32 am

Truck was moved to my storage garage and brought the alltrac home. Should be wrenching on it this 3 day weekend.

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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Dan McBoost » Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:20 am

Well the first cat sure was plugged.

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Could not get the new aussie DP in. Damn two lower studs do not allow the DP to slide off (hits the oil cooler). Will be welding on nuts to the studs tomorrow. Will be able to test out the boost then. Wish me luck.

If the boost is fixed, then it will return to the garage and get everything else tossed on:D
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby DeeCee » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:48 pm

Take the manifold and turbo off to fit the dump pipe. Common issue fitting in aftermarket dump pipes
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Dan McBoost » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:45 am

Probably going to install the resonator on my truck (needs an exhaust).
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Dan McBoost » Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:04 am

Its fixed. Was just the cat/exhaust.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW06Qfq4w18

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Also installed the clear front blinkers.
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Repping some JNC
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Dan McBoost » Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:44 am

Today was a very productive day. She sounds amazing now! So great with full 3" from the turbo all the way back.

Adding the pipe where the cat was meant to go:
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Also installed the yellow fog bulbs:
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Dan McBoost » Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:54 am

Spent a bit more time on her today.

Took the rear wiper out:
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Put a plug in:
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Nice and flush replacement:
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Then swapped the rear tails
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After:
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Started the coilover swap, but ran out of energy. More soon.
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby TrdNate » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:58 pm

What did you have to do to get those rear coupe tail lights to fit?
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Dan McBoost » Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:02 pm

TrdNate wrote:What did you have to do to get those rear coupe tail lights to fit?



I sold them and bought a correct hatch set. The buyer has a coupe.
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Re: My ST185. Cleaning up, modding and enjoying.

Postby Dan McBoost » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:22 am

Coilovers are in.

I do have to raise up the rear coils and roll the fenders.

Feels much more nimble and rides fantastic (I am on the 2nd (soft side) of 32 steps).

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Re: McBoost's ST185. Coilovers in.

Postby Dan McBoost » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:53 pm

It is aligned. Very, very happy with these coilovers (have H&Rs and KWs in other cars I own). They are very smooth.

Only problems I have are now:
[*]The radio that used to show SEC, now does nothing at all. Does not turn on, even though I did check ground, 12+ and ignition is reaching the plug).
[*]My dome lights, door caution (red) lights and key light surround only light up when i OPEN the rear HATCH? WTF?

Anywho. From today.
Had some trouble getting it in the place, heh:
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Once the rear spacers and longer wheel studs (H&R DRS) show up on Wednesday, I should be able to get them on so I can put the aftermarket wheels on for good.

A teaser of those.
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Re: McBoost's ST185. Coilovers in.

Postby Mr Alltrac » Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:46 am

Your lights are only coming on when you open the hatch because your door sensor is sticking. I think you can spray something in there and work it in and out till it starts to work again.
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