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I can see that. The driver's seat has a hole in it.

I like those taillights though. I'm personally never been a fan a blue lighting.

Isn't it distracting to drive at night with all those screens?
There is no hole in the driver's seat. I picked them up from a salvage yard and parts where sitting on them and the indentation is on there. I was thinking of getting a heat gun and try to work it out.

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Lowered the baby! With godsend springs and upgraded performance struts! 1 1/2" front 2" back
Having her wrapped satin black next week.
Then putting rims/tires
Also have the predator hood comming in in a couple days!


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K Sport Coilovers! Gonna be putting these bad boys on as soon as I get my car back from being wrapped on FRIDAY! Can't wait! Also CHROME billet grill.


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You bought lowering springs, installed them, and then 5 days later you bought coilovers?

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You bought lowering springs, installed them, and then 5 days later you bought coilovers?

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I was really going for the look, hoping my stock struts where all still good, but after about a day of driving realizing I have a bad front strut so instead of upgrading to performance struts I figured might as well go with coilovers and have the adjustability while spending about the same amount of money.


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JUST WAIT FOR THE PICS IN ABOUT 48HOURS. GONNA BE SOOO SICC LOOKING!!!!


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Fix the pcv valve.
Upgrade valve springs. Zzp, bnr
Port and polish heads.
New valves and cams while your there.
I would get name brand flow matched injectors- 42-80lbs not zzp for these.
Flex fuel kit
Zzp makes the newer v3 turbo.
And last upgrade engine and tranny mounts.

Retune. And enjoy.
 

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Fix the pcv valve.
Upgrade valve springs. Zzp, bnr
Port and polish heads.
New valves and cams while your there.
I would get name brand flow matched injectors- 42-80lbs not zzp for these.
Flex fuel kit
Zzp makes the newer v3 turbo.
And last upgrade engine and tranny mounts.

Retune. And enjoy.
So I have done most of that so far...
But not cams or heads ir springs.
That is next on the list.
How difficult is that job if i were to do it on my own?

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How difficult is that job if i were to do it on my own?
Not that difficult if you have the right tools and know what you are doing.

Have you ever pulled a head before?
 

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So I have done most of that so far...
But not cams or heads ir springs.
That is next on the list.
How difficult is that job if i were to do it on my own?

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Yeah my bad. I read the rest of your posts. It took me a minute to see the page select button at the bottom. So I had only read the first page. Sounds like you are on a good track.

I agree with Jll it's not hard to do but you need some tools.
Spring compression tool.
Something to remove and then place the spring locks back in.
Torque wrench.
I used a camshaft alignment kit also.

You could do it without one but I would not recommend it.

If you pull the head zzp now sales a stud kit. I recommend getting it for the price difference of $50 compared to stock bolts and you can reuse them where as the stock bolts are TTY.

You may also need to replace the cam phaser bolts. Or maybe just the O-rings.

I did a full rebuild and didn't have to remove these so someone else may chime in.

Also from zzp the head gasket.

The valve cover gasket. If you want to replace it while your there.

Some rtv sealant for where the timing chain cover mates to the head. You might need it if it changes height when reinstalled to keep your valve cover gasket from sucking air.

hopefully this covers it or someone with more insight Chimes in.
 

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WHITE SMOKE, OVER HEATING, AND OIL DISSAPPEARING.....

BLOWN HEAD GASKET!

WELL I GUESS 25PSI OF BOOST IS A BIT MUCH ON STOCK INTERNALS FROM THAT ZZP V3 TURBO

SO I HAVE HER TORN TOWN, HEAD IS AT THE MACHINE SHOP (NO WARPING) THANK GOODNESS...AFTER INSPECTION I NEEDED A VALVE JOB ALONG WITH THE RESURFACING....
SO THATS GETTING DONE, IM ALSO HAVING THEM INSTALL MY #72 VALVE SPRINGS/RETAINERS, NEW LIFTERS, SEALS....AND WHEN IT GETS BACKKK....

IM INSTALLING STAGE 1 ZZP CAM, RACER X INTAKE MANIFOLD(WITH PCV FIX), RACER X FUEL RAIL, BNR LS3 COIL UPGRADE.

IN THE MEAN TIME IM PULLING MY PISTONS, CHANGING PISTON RINGS, CLEANING, REINSTALLING. INSTALLING NEW OIL COOLER, WATER PUMP, WATER OUTLET VALVE, OIL PAN, CHANGING ALL HOSES...A COMPLETE OVERHAUL PRETTY MUCH....

IF ANYONE HAS ANY SUGGESTIONS OF WHAT ELSE I SHOULD DO SINCE I HAVE HER TORN DOWN, PLEASE COMMENT......


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how many miles do you have on your engine ? i'm also running a 25 PSI tune with stock internals on a V3 turbo. hoping i don't run into problems...

hope yours works out in the end !
 

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They say the stock hypereutectic pistons are only good for about 22 psi but if you have a good tune and no pre detonation you could run hotter. The head lifts at about 25 psi also (I follow some airboat forums that found this out!).
I don't know how much better they are but zzp now has head studs.

The racerX intake is not better than stock be careful. Zzp tested it fully and made more power on the stock one it can handle 100 psi on multiple tests. You do need to shave the air dams out if not done already.
There are pre made kits for pcv work around on the forums and YouTube.
If doing cams you may as well have it ported and polished.
Get it balanced.
new clutch instead of the racerX intake. Idk I've done more but I haven't got mine back together yet. So who knows if it is better.
 

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Got the head back from the shop! Doing the install today! She's a beauty! Especially with those #72 springs & retainers!


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*springs, retainers, valve guides, valve job, lifters...all new

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