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Title: Daily driver build!
Post by: turbo-s12 on 08:11:18 PM / 26-May-16
Well picked up this little turd for relatively cheap and it will now be my daily driver. It actually runs amazing besides a high idle which i will look into(probably a vaccum leak)
I dont know what my plans are but for right now first i will be doing all suspension stuff and wheels and tires. This thing is the worst ride ive ever felt.
(http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r606/turrbos12/Mobile%20Uploads/20160202_221326_zps1uc6zu5c.jpg) (http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/turrbos12/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160202_221326_zps1uc6zu5c.jpg.html)
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Then 5 speed swap since its an auto:/
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: rednucleus on 10:15:24 PM / 26-May-16
You must own about half the WA S12's!
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: iceageg on 07:57:05 AM / 27-May-16
Lucky bastard.
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: turbo-s12 on 08:42:11 AM / 27-May-16
I actually had to stop myself from buying another one recently lol
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I love getting car parts in the mail
(http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r606/turrbos12/Mobile%20Uploads/20160526_191620_zpsr6xsdp0m.jpg) (http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/turrbos12/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160526_191620_zpsr6xsdp0m.jpg.html)
Canuck springs, kyb stuts and shocks, lcas, tie rods, rack & pinion
(http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r606/turrbos12/Mobile%20Uploads/20160526_191805_zpsbrhtlamv.jpg) (http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/turrbos12/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160526_191805_zpsbrhtlamv.jpg.html)
Then i had some more of theses made.
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: turbo-s12 on 11:00:27 PM / 03-Jul-16
Picked up some solid rack bushings from david at experimental engineering and install all new parts. She really rides nice now just need to put on my new wheel probably next week.
(http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r606/turrbos12/Mobile%20Uploads/20160703_192923_zpsofm4f5cr.jpg) (http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/turrbos12/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160703_192923_zpsofm4f5cr.jpg.html)
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May cut a coil off in the front and rear....not low enough for me
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: sideways_s12 on 11:08:05 PM / 03-Jul-16
Nice! Looks like you got some toe in the front or maybe it's just the angle of the pic. I need an se in my life So I can officially say I've owned ever model and variation of the s12.
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: turbo-s12 on 12:16:36 AM / 04-Jul-16
Oh ya toe in like crazy my friend decided to not count turns on his side lol im aligning it when i get to work on tuesday.
SE was the last one i needed to be able to say that hahaha:p
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: sideways_s12 on 01:10:05 AM / 04-Jul-16
Nice wll good luck on this project and keep us posted! I almost bought an SE once but waited to long to make the decision. It had issues...
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: turbo-s12 on 02:36:18 PM / 04-Jul-16
Never wait just buy!
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Post by: turbo-s12 on 01:15:51 AM / 06-Jul-16
Gotta love remaned parts new rack and pinion is puking powersteering already!
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: sideways_s12 on 08:59:35 PM / 08-Jul-16
Never wait just buy!

It had issues and I didn't know much about the vg back then...
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: turbo-s12 on 06:44:33 PM / 10-Jul-16
Finally found a 5 speed
(http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r606/turrbos12/Mobile%20Uploads/0710161230-00_zpsxmtwxr5m.jpg) (http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/turrbos12/media/Mobile%20Uploads/0710161230-00_zpsxmtwxr5m.jpg.html)
I still need to find the front driveshaft from a s13 if anyone has one!
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: sideways_s12 on 10:12:06 PM / 10-Jul-16
Sweet!
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: turbo-s12 on 12:21:57 AM / 11-Jul-16
Ya im pretty excited to not be driving this terrible automatic
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: sideways_s12 on 05:53:20 PM / 11-Jul-16
Lmao I bet!
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: turbo-s12 on 10:04:32 PM / 19-Jul-16
Picked up some wheels for the s12(crown vics)
(http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r606/turrbos12/Mobile%20Uploads/20160719_162622_zpsyjpm67hd.jpg) (http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/turrbos12/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160719_162622_zpsyjpm67hd.jpg.html)
Test fitted different size tires think im going with 205 50 16
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: rednucleus on 01:46:15 AM / 20-Jul-16
Nice!
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Post by: weitrhino on 07:09:30 AM / 20-Jul-16
Yes, and nice budget. You've acquired quite a bit in a relatively short period of time.
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: turbo-s12 on 12:17:40 PM / 20-Jul-16
Thanks!
New rack has arrived and installed, it isnt leaking.......yet
Im going to rebuild the last one as a back up since the reman units are such garbage.
I want to get the wheels powder coated and polish the lips but i cant decide on a color so they may stay silver for a while.
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: sideways_s12 on 03:20:22 PM / 20-Jul-16
Progress is looking good...
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: turbo-s12 on 02:44:03 PM / 21-Jul-16
Not as much progress as id like still having a hard time finding a driveline for the 5 speed swap.
Talked to david at experemental engineering if everything works out this build is going to turn out pretty neat.
Wont really be my daily if it does.
Btw im glad we have a guy like him in the s12 community that makes awesome custom parts for us
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: rednucleus on 10:16:20 PM / 21-Jul-16
When all is perfect you need to stop by the clinic and take me for a little ride - please!!
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: turbo-s12 on 04:57:08 PM / 22-Jul-16
Oh of course man! I dont know that itll ever be perfect though haha
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: turbo-s12 on 07:57:45 PM / 16-Sep-16
(http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r606/turrbos12/Mobile%20Uploads/20160916_174826_zps6jv45ome.jpg) (http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/turrbos12/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160916_174826_zps6jv45ome.jpg.html)
Buffed and waxed looks a little better....Also put the wheels on finally
Will be ordering the rest of my parts for the 5 speed swap
Nothing too exciting
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: rednucleus on 11:08:29 PM / 16-Sep-16
Really like those wheels - please bring them over to my house if you tire of them!!
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: turbo-s12 on 11:50:17 PM / 16-Sep-16
Unfortunaly they are 5 lug so they wont fit on your s12:p
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: turbo-s12 on 08:28:45 PM / 26-Oct-16
Well haven't done much but did buy some LED's and put them in, they are great!
(http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r606/turrbos12/Mobile%20Uploads/20161026_181102_zpsq5bizkzh.jpg) (http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/turrbos12/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161026_181102_zpsq5bizkzh.jpg.html)
(http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r606/turrbos12/Mobile%20Uploads/20161025_173530_zpsdqdtv3bz.jpg) (http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/turrbos12/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161025_173530_zpsdqdtv3bz.jpg.html)
Also picked up s13 front stuff with coils
(http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r606/turrbos12/Mobile%20Uploads/20161025_174513_zpsqruldxe4.jpg) (http://s1174.photobucket.com/user/turrbos12/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161025_174513_zpsqruldxe4.jpg.html)
Picked up a spare rebuilt VG for plans later on but we'll see when that happens:)
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: sideways_s12 on 02:03:45 AM / 02-Jul-17
Any updates on this build?
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: Virbius on 02:07:23 AM / 08-Sep-17
Hey just curious, are the LED's car specific or did you just get some universal ones?
Title: Re: Daily driver build!
Post by: Nebuchernezzer on 05:03:31 AM / 08-Sep-17
They will be h4s. Main thing to look out for fitting wise is that you have enough room for the heatsinks with your headlights.
I don't have leds in my s12 but i just put a set in my fazer and they are pretty great :).