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Old 06-13-2010, 10:14 PM   #11
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Are these the bulbs you're using?
Yes, those should work. The ones I used were these:

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Corner Bulbs

Shipping was free for both items, and it was very fast. They got here really fast.


EDIT: Did I forget to mention that the shipping was fast?
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Wow, that is incredible! Thank you so much!
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I used a layer of Plastic Primer first. Then color, then clear. You can see the whole project step-by-step in this album. I first did the project in red, but changed it to blue because it matches better with the car. Shoot me a PM if you'd like more detail about it. I'm not sure what else I'll be doing to the engine bay.

As for upcoming mods, I have an Amsoil Ea foam air filter coming tomorrow. It flows almost as well as a cotton gauze (K&N) filter, but filters the air better. It'* also reusable, just spray it with compressed air to clean it.

I'm also looking to convert my interior to LED bulbs, paint my calipers (same color as engine bay) and drums (probably black), get a new high-flow muffler, an SSEi grille, window tint, and a couple special mods (including one that I believe has never been done before ). All of that will hopefully be done by fall.
I was curious what you sanded and cleaned with, I noticed in one of your earlier posts that you saw chips in the red you previously painted.
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I was curious what you sanded and cleaned with, I noticed in one of your earlier posts that you saw chips in the red you previously painted.
I cleaned with Greased Lightning Orange Blast degreaser. It worked extremely well, and I use it all the time now. I didn't do any sanding. I believe the chips were my own fault because I sometimes set my tools on top of the air box while I'm working. And of course, the paint gets damaged underneath where the nuts are tightened down on top of the cross bar.

The clear coat should help prevent those little chips and I will have to find somewhere else to put my tools down.
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Arrow Amsoil Ea Review

Today, I cleaned up the TB. It was black as night before this. I drove the car (with the old paper filter) right after I cleaned the TB. It ran much smoother.


Always remember to check that stovepipe... All good.


AND... I finally got my Amsoil Ea filter today. Nice box.


Free decal.


It feels pretty sturdy. Really doesn't appear any different than a regular paper filter. The color matches my engine bay well.




I started the car. The intake was just a bit louder. Pulled out onto the road and WOW. It really makes a big difference. I drove around town for about 10 or 15 minutes and I can definitely feel it. The throttle is much more responsive and the engine sounds even meaner than before at 2500+ RPMs. I'm interested to see what this does to my MPGs.

FWIW, I want to make a few points:
-The new Amsoil filter made a huge difference in throttle response.
-My old air filter is only ~4000 miles old, so it'* still clean (this proves that the difference in power was not due to the switch from a dirty filter to a clean one). I'm actually going to keep it for a backup.
-Cleaning the TB only made the engine idle and accelerate smoother. It didn't really affect throttle response or power.

So, to sum it all up: Clean TB + Gutted Air Box + High-Flow AIr Filter =
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I remember when I cleaned up my throttle body and experienced that awesome acceleration sensation. The EGR is the culprit here. Too bad you're in NY, or you could make some very interesting changes...
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glad to hear your having good results with the filter. It'* always a good feeling when you mod something and you can immediately notice a difference right? lol

Next time you paint you should definitely scuff with scotch-brite, it will ensure the paint sticks. Hopefully you wont have any problems. It does look good in the photos though. Time will tell.
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