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Forum: S-Series Tech 12-07-2004, 10:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,763
Posted By newt
Re: sps reinforced wheel bearings?

Old is right--I've got 25k on the replacement bearings since this thread was started! :p

-Wayne
Forum: Miscellaneous Tech 12-07-2004, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,293
Posted By newt
Re: Brake light comes on at WOT--fluid level o.k.

Thanks for the input Wolfman. However, although I was born at night, I wasn't born LAST night. :p

The fluid level is good--checked with the cap off. :) It's full of DOT 4 ATE Super Blue...
Forum: Miscellaneous Tech 12-06-2004, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,293
Posted By newt
Question Brake light comes on at WOT--fluid level o.k.

Hey guys! I haven't been around in a while. I've been busy messing with my new rig (2003 VW GTI 20th Anniversary Edition).

So, here's the gig...the brake light on the dash comes on (as if I was...
Forum: Mods and Performance 01-16-2004, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,998
Posted By newt
Oh it's got the fuel it needs. I put in new RC...

Oh it's got the fuel it needs. I put in new RC Engineering injectors and tweaked the fuel pressure regulator until I got 12.5:1 on my wideband A/F ratio meter.

-Wayne
Forum: Mods and Performance 01-16-2004, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,998
Posted By newt
They are JE flat top pistons. Saturn Motorsports...

They are JE flat top pistons. Saturn Motorsports said 10.0:1 CR. My compression checks show 230 psi so it's squeezing pretty good. The only kicker is that I get some detonation at high load and...
Forum: S-Series Mods 01-09-2004, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By newt
I painted the rears black to match the Wilwoods...

I painted the rears black to match the Wilwoods that I put on this past year. The photo was from a couple years ago. I gotta take some new pics to showcase these bad boys actually installed.
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Forum: Mods and Performance 01-08-2004, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By newt
Here's some pics if anyone is interested. ...

Here's some pics if anyone is interested. Actually, this is a 55mm XRC that I modded to gain a little extra flow capability. Note the milled throttle plate axle, plate fasteners, and bevelled...
Forum: S-Series Mods 01-08-2004, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By newt
I think graphite rims look pretty slick. I put...

I think graphite rims look pretty slick. I put anthracite SSR Competitions on my car a while back and it really transformed the car. (16" = 11.5 lbs-Woo Hoo!)
...
Forum: Mods and Performance 11-17-2003, 11:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,046
Posted By newt
HiWire, I went through a pretty extensive engine...

HiWire, I went through a pretty extensive engine build a couple years ago--I did a lot of fun stuff and threw a lot of money into it. All things considered, I should've went FI. Now that I've had a...
Forum: Mods and Performance 11-17-2003, 10:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,046
Posted By newt
Zoinks! I'm glad you re-read the post about...

Zoinks! I'm glad you re-read the post about miles versus dollars! :D

The kit started out as an Integra/Civic kit since they have the same 4 X 100mm bolt pattern. I just had to...
Forum: Mods and Performance 11-14-2003, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,466
Posted By newt
I can't speak to the perfomance gains from...

I can't speak to the perfomance gains from underdrive/lightweight pulleys since I haven't done before and after dyno tests or 1/4 mile runs, however, I've been running a Boer's set (crank and...
Forum: Mods and Performance 11-14-2003, 01:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,046
Posted By newt
I don't have warping problems anymore, however,...

I don't have warping problems anymore, however, my route was a little more extreme. I have about 10K on this set-up and it's working awesome. I have 3 different compunds of Wilwood pads to goof...
Forum: Mods and Performance 08-07-2003, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By newt
Additional shop...

You may want to check at Kath Auto as well. They bored my block when I did my engine rebuild and they did a great job matching the bore to each piston (JE had specific clearance issues for their...
Forum: Mods and Performance 08-05-2003, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By newt
Headwerks Specialty in Bloomington (952) 884-6306...

Headwerks Specialty in Bloomington (952) 884-6306

A buddy of mine had his block and head work done there and he was very satisfied. They're not cheap, but would you want a cheap job?

I...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 08-04-2003, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,072
Posted By newt
A lot of guys with the recent AWP engine code are...

A lot of guys with the recent AWP engine code are putting out 170+ to the wheels right out of the box (after break in, I should say). I think the difference may be exhaust diameter changes and...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 08-04-2003, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,072
Posted By newt
Hostile is right. The 4th gen Jetta base models...

Hostile is right. The 4th gen Jetta base models are pretty roach-like. At just over 3000 pounds with a half a tank and 115 at the crank from a 2.0 liter 8-valve. It's not much of a victory. ...
Forum: Mods and Performance 07-03-2003, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By newt
Customsleeper inspired me to design and machine...

Customsleeper inspired me to design and machine myself a set of caliper bracket so I could run a nice Wilwood kit (from a Civic/Integra).

I finally got these on. Pretty shweet...those 12.2"...
Forum: Mods and Performance 04-09-2003, 05:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,110
Posted By newt
The reason the it's different is that it sucks...

The reason the it's different is that it sucks air that is not heated by the engine. Most other intakes use an open "cone" filter in the place of an air box. The air box actually gets it's air...
Forum: Mods and Performance 04-09-2003, 08:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,110
Posted By newt
The "short ram" from AEM is basically going to be...

The "short ram" from AEM is basically going to be similar to what everyone else is putting out (Hot Shot, Injen, Iceman, etc.). I'd refer to all of those models as a WAI (warm air intake). The AEM...
Forum: Mods and Performance 04-08-2003, 08:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,110
Posted By newt
Improving the airflow up front? Do you mean by...

Improving the airflow up front? Do you mean by having my wife stuff the nose of the car under a 2002 Dodge Ram and taking out the hood and driver's side fender? If so, then yes--I could see the air...
Forum: Mods and Performance 04-07-2003, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By newt
Tycho and applebit, Did both of you guys...

Tycho and applebit,

Did both of you guys originally have red springs? The reason I ask is that I just helped Bryce (from the SPC opinion article) change from his weak red springs to the greenies....
Forum: Mods and Performance 04-07-2003, 10:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,110
Posted By newt
Last of the pics...

http://camo.flage.net/albums/albuo92/AEM_CAI11.sized.jpg
http://camo.flage.net/albums/albuo92/AEM_CAI12.sized.jpg

Cool stuff. I believe the AEM will start to really shine in a couple months...
Forum: Mods and Performance 04-07-2003, 09:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,110
Posted By newt
More pics...

http://camo.flage.net/albums/albuo92/AEM_CAI6.sized.jpg
http://camo.flage.net/albums/albuo92/AEM_CAI7.sized.jpg
http://camo.flage.net/albums/albuo92/AEM_CAI8.sized.jpg ...
Forum: Mods and Performance 04-07-2003, 09:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,110
Posted By newt
Finally got my film developed...

Hi everyone!

Well, if anyone was following back when Ian got his AEM CAI on, I was quick to follow (this was a couple months ago). I promised some pictures of the install on my 1995 SC2 so here...
Forum: General Saturn Discussion 02-24-2003, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By newt
Travis (my bro-in-law) is holding a can of beer...

Travis (my bro-in-law) is holding a can of beer under his cape. It does look pretty bad. The coffin was built to spec and is pretty narrow--you gotta lay there with your hands clasped over your...
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