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Offline turbo-s12

Daily driver build!
« 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.

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Then 5 speed swap since its an auto:/
« Last Edit: 08:12:12 PM / 26-May-16 by turbo-s12 »

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Offline rednucleus

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Re: Daily driver build!
« Reply #1 on: 10:15:24 PM / 26-May-16 »
You must own about half the WA S12's!

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Re: Daily driver build!
« Reply #2 on: 07:57:05 AM / 27-May-16 »
Lucky bastard.
I was afraid all the five gallon buckets of pain stacked four high were going to fall over

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Re: Daily driver build!
« Reply #3 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

Canuck springs, kyb stuts and shocks, lcas, tie rods, rack & pinion

Then i had some more of theses made.
« Last Edit: 09:24:18 AM / 27-May-16 by turbo-s12 »

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Re: Daily driver build!
« Reply #4 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.

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May cut a coil off in the front and rear....not low enough for me
« Last Edit: 11:01:43 PM / 03-Jul-16 by turbo-s12 »

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Re: Daily driver build!
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Daily driver build!
« Reply #6 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

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Re: Daily driver build!
« Reply #7 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...

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Re: Daily driver build!
« Reply #8 on: 02:36:18 PM / 04-Jul-16 »
Never wait just buy!

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Re: Daily driver build!
« Reply #9 on: 01:15:51 AM / 06-Jul-16 »
Gotta love remaned parts new rack and pinion is puking powersteering already!

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Re: Daily driver build!
« Reply #10 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...

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Re: Daily driver build!
« Reply #11 on: 06:44:33 PM / 10-Jul-16 »
Finally found a 5 speed

I still need to find the front driveshaft from a s13 if anyone has one!

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Re: Daily driver build!
« Reply #12 on: 10:12:06 PM / 10-Jul-16 »
Sweet!

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Re: Daily driver build!
« Reply #13 on: 12:21:57 AM / 11-Jul-16 »
Ya im pretty excited to not be driving this terrible automatic

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Re: Daily driver build!
« Reply #14 on: 05:53:20 PM / 11-Jul-16 »
Lmao I bet!

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Re: Daily driver build!
« Reply #15 on: 10:04:32 PM / 19-Jul-16 »
Picked up some wheels for the s12(crown vics)

Test fitted different size tires think im going with 205 50 16

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Re: Daily driver build!
« Reply #16 on: 01:46:15 AM / 20-Jul-16 »
Nice!

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Re: Daily driver build!
« Reply #17 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.

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Re: Daily driver build!
« Reply #18 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.

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Re: Daily driver build!
« Reply #19 on: 03:20:22 PM / 20-Jul-16 »
Progress is looking good...