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Old 04-19-2009, 06:08 AM
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let me know when you are going to sell the aem ems. i may be interested depending on the price.

good luck with the new project
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:39 PM
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well the aem didnt work out. Things went down and then went to ****. Filed a paypal dispute and got my money back

anyway. Ordered the headgasket and so that should be here in the next couple weeks (thanks nat).

Also, a bunch of maintenance work has come for the lude. The rear rotors are warped and making some noise so the friction (i can actually feel it in the pedal) is hurting me. My axles started making noise. I sent a spec sheet to gator axles and got a call from them the very next day! talk about some customer service. I really like the way these guys work. They have been in business for 19 years and they only do things their way! I love it.

They have a tech sheet you have to fill out with all the information about your car and they will not build an axle for you unless you have a sheet filled out. They build all axles to order so you know things are pretty well there.

More coming in the future when i get this stuff in.
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is this car still at 215whp?
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:24 AM
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For now yes
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ahh i see, so when is the GT42 going in ?
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:16 PM
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small update

gator axles came in today. They are incredibly nice and well constructed. I'm sending my old axles back to glen to have him inspect them. He told me if they were "decent" he would rebuild them for me for a small fee so i have a spare set. Natalie sent me the headgasket a few days ago so it should be showing up shortly. Got my rear rotors on today as well during a break in the rain, ****ing florida. Also went up to work and my tires came in so i put them on and road out. I have to buy the right socket for the axles so i wont be doing them until next week when i drop the steering rack.

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next up is an lsd from Mfactory
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Those are nice!!
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5yrs/20k hard miles, 200lbs of nitrous, 2000mi of RR'ing.......Slick & DR launches....
i am GATOR for Life!...Their Customer Svc is Top Notch!!!
Did you get the Dried GATOR Foot with your axles? I did.....scared the crap out of my builder when it fell out of the box. Its the current mascot of my car.


So when are we going to see a HEAD on this setup?
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How much they run you?
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How much they run you?
I think I paid $450-500 for mine 5yrs ago.......I use Stage3 with stock hubs.

I loved the "interview" I underwent before he'd even sell them to me.....
DSS didn't do that.....
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how much do those things weigh vs a stock unit ?
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lets get more progress going woooT!

see how much a roundtrip to Cali would be Blake, i'd give you a free N/A-built motor if you street tuned a car or 2 for me + taught me how to utilize hondata S200b/S300 systems
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Wow.....now thats an offer!
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Nice lude! Makes me miss mine
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lets get more progress going woooT!

see how much a roundtrip to Cali would be Blake, i'd give you a free N/A-built motor if you street tuned a car or 2 for me + taught me how to utilize hondata S200b/S300 systems
i'll co-drive!
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looking good on that supercharge blake!
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damn near perfect burns on all 4 pistons and after 12,000+ miles, hardly any wear on the cylinders



CCcylinderheads



Clean internals? I do believe so (no cleaning was involved with this picture)
Good oil ftw
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Nice. Hurry and get that **** dynod!
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head is ****ed up. Back to square one.

1) was sent 2 #2 cam caps so who knows where the caps really came from and which ones are actually for this head
2) cams hard as **** to turn, even worse with caps that i know are good from my stock head
3) top of head is warped

head is trash. Waste of ****ing 600 dollars.
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dam. that fkn sucks. whats the contingency plan?
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That blows... I would sell u my other head but I'm sure I would miss it..
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That blows... I would sell u my other head but I'm sure I would miss it..
im not at all interested anyway, but thanks for the semi offer. I'm going to talk to don tomorrow and maybe see if its at all salvageable. Regardless, nothing is going to get done to it for a long time. I'm about to start my career and this is the last thing i want to be putting money into until i get a daily driver. I also have thousands of dollars of money to invest into tools so yea, my break from the internet just took a turn for the worse and now i'll be taking a break from everything, including tuning. Next time i want something done, its going to be bought brand new from honda. I cant even trust fellow luders anymore (other than the people that know i trust them......natalie, shawn, justin...etc)

This is just ridiculous. I found out some information about "dagle" that doesnt exactly make me happy and he is the person i got the head from. Chaps my *** that my machinist didnt inspect this stuff or even notice that i had two number 2 cam caps, but i guess he was more involved with the actual labor work.

anyway. I'm closing my thread. I have no interest in this point in time.


Dagle, if you dont contact me, i have my ways of finding out where you live and a way to contact you. I just want information on where this head came from and why you sent me what you did and allowed me to dump all this money into it.
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