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And like the title of the thread. Yesterday perfect ....today .... P2188 code car sounds off... Sure enough exhaust loose again. Lol , well I should be able to get to that by Wednesday.
Reviewing and old wish/To do list from March 2020, let's see where I have gotten to.So with Splitter in place and possible rear diffuser arriving shortly. The future to do item will be a rear wiper delete and rear window louver install as seen photoshopped here....
current projects to keep my self focused.
Rear bumper repair and parking guard solution,
Greek Halo headlights.
17x7.5 Genius rear wheels.
215/45 17 Hankook ventus concept 2 tires.
Paint and install new Undertray.
Carbon fiber mirror covers.
Wire up the installed side mirror signal blinkers.
Under dash sub woofer
450 style head rest.
Evilution style silicone intake hose.
Flow Master DBX muffler.
Double Adjustable rear shock
Unknown front suspension solution.
Back up camera wireless.
Rear window louver.
So since I painted the Undertray, it has be stored in my bedroom. Today some nearly 2 years later the Christian Louboutin train d'atterrissage is now the official Undertray worn by The Harlem Edition. Time Consuming but not difficult a task.Seven months ago I decided on the "Christian Louboutin train d'atterrissage" as the Harlem Editions official undertray.
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well today I finally got after it.
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........................now to get them up under there,
“These expensive, these is red bottoms, these is bloody shoes,” “Hit the store, I can get ’em both, I don’t wanna choose.”
If you're changing your brake rotors in a public parking lot or some such, I'd love to stop by and watch. I've seen the videos and the articles on evilution, but it'd be nice to watch it done irl.Back from Saturdays Back of the Dragon run in Tazewell Virgina. Timefor a little freshen up. Bosh Ceramic Front Brake Pads ordered, a new set of Motor mounts ordered. Both I will install the brake pads and rear motor mounts myself so I don't anticipate any issue. A fresh Oil and filter change this weekend and I will have the front motor mount installed while on the lift. I am eger to see how much the current mount has suffered since it was installed. The Smart will also get its State inspection.
At that point it will be time to get serious about the transmission/gearbox/clutch system. at the moment The Clutch Kit, actuator, and TCU tune will come from the Smart Hard Tuning GR. The car is so good right now but for full use if 1st and 2nd gear has a negative effect on normal driving. My hope is to cure that. Also in the works is a Double adjustable rear shock should be weeks away from that install.
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I had a soft pedal and some brake fade after returning home from some really hard fast driving in Virginia so I got a set of front pads. The pedal came back and the fade went away. So I put the pad change on the less urgent list. I won't be changing rotors although I believe it would only take one more screw to remove to take the rotor off. We had them off about a month ago when the front spindles where swapped out for new front wheel bearings. Today was driver's side transmission mount replacement.If you're changing your brake rotors in a public parking lot or some such, I'd love to stop by and watch. I've seen the videos and the articles on evilution, but it'd be nice to watch it done irl.
I keep a eye out for small jacks. As the scissor jack I use is for this Smart and fits perfectly behind the drivers seat. I am less comfortable with bottle jacks. But I like your advise so what I will do is see about welding a steal plate across the footing. All I am looking to do is get the tire a half inch off the ground. The times I want to slide under it I just put two tires up on the curb. if it has to be higher than that its off to the shop for the lift. I appreciate You.If I may, one of your next upgrades should be a floor jack. I see in one of the previous pictures a scissor jack next to a scene depicting a wheel swap in progress.
I used to use those scissor units until a Volkswagen Passat decided to shift its weight, crumpling the jack, damaging a rocker, and scaring the heck out of me.
Also also... great work! The Harlem Edition is looking real slick.