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About joa_taste

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  1. Just wondering if anyone can share some pics of this particular setup. Just picked up a couple of harnesses, want to get an Idea of what to do. T3 has pics but my harness isn't like a wrap with Lv10 brackets, I have the bolt in eye bolts/clips on my harness. If anyone has pics, or can point me into the right direction of getting more insight. Tried to search but kept getting error issues, think maybe the site still has a few maintenance issues. Thanks
  2. 1j-vvti/Ar-5 Build

    Lol move your cell like mine, come to the dark side lol
  3. 1j-vvti/Ar-5 Build

    Hot: as in norm is 180-210 degrees F, and I'm creeping passed the 230s. No oil in the coolant, and vice versa. Lean: Im in the higher side of the wideband while on throttle the few times I've driven it. I definitely know I'm not running rich, so its more of an assumption. My overflow reservoir is tubed out from the swirl pot, kinda tucked between the rad hosing and IC piping. Its definitely air tight, its sealed no leaks from anywhere, thinking its just a timing thing now. Thanks man, definitely was a better move upgrading to this setup. My bad yes its Nylon braided. Remember its almost to the bottom part of the car but not on the bottom.
  4. 1j-vvti/Ar-5 Build

    Started to finish the hardlines then thought of the long run. Kinda got stuck with going to the stock hardline on the chassis to my hardlines..So after really thinking about it for a second, I switched to 8an fittings with 8an steel braided hoses. With that said I ran my lines to the driver side tranny tunnel of the car. My first plan was to remove the stock lines and run them the same route, but I thought against it and ran my lines elsewhere. I attached it to the bottom part of the tranny tunnel, pretty happy how it turned out. So my map wasn't the issue at all, it was actually the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) the three wires that go into the sensor, there was one wire that wasn't getting a connection. After taking the sensor off and resodering the wire, it fired right up. Amazing what one wire could do. Car is up and running now. Im running a little hot tho, and a little lean... So i checked the cooling system, only had water in it. Switched over to the Zerex asian RED coolant (a lot of people swear by this so I checked it out.Burped the system. Still running hot. Remembered I never changed my therm. So i got the mishimoto one from driftmotion. Still running hot. I know for sure my timing is probably a little off. Gonna have my wiring buddy come over with his PC and check the ECU out. So i've kinda been cleaning up wiring a little bit, and small little knick Knacks here and there. Driving it around little bit it feels really really good, even untuned feels very strong. Ill be taking it back to the shop early next week. Side note sold my Daily today. A little bittersweet happy its gone but sucks to let it go. Couldn't stand how low it was. Anyways anybody running the T3 camber arms? I kinda wan those. Want to run some negative degrees in the rear. Just a little bit lol.
  5. 1.2JZ into a 280Z build.

    Looking good bro
  6. 1j-vvti/Ar-5 Build

    Seattle jester you always got me rethinking things i've already done lol. but i always dig the input. Yeah its a street car, i know some type of cage is in the future. i feel like any hard contact with anything my car would be toast.
  7. 1j-vvti/Ar-5 Build

    I've seen a few people do this. I like the idea but i chose to go another route. Keeping the factory filler was the main thing that I wanted to do but thought against it, when it came to doing my fuel system. I rewired it prior to the swap to its own individual route. Just wasn't hooked up. I jumped it off the signal light on the OEM headlight switch.
  8. 1j-vvti/Ar-5 Build

    Hmm touche'. Didn't think about that. Figured the car would be too loud to hear the slosh and dribble. After the cars on, I can barely hear the fuel pump. This is why I need to get a full cage, and possibly a bash bar in the rear. Still waiting on the fuel straps.
  9. 1j-vvti/Ar-5 Build

    Yeah I've read that the common issue with these motors is the Iacv needing a cleaning. Didn't know it was such a common issue for this motor. I have yet to drive the car with this new setup of fender mirrors. Mine old ones were cheap knock offs ill have to admit, so I'm not sure how the good ones are as far as adjustability. I was able to unscrew a screw and adjust the mirrors left to right, but with these Grom mirrors they are on a swivel so they can move left, right, up, down, etc. etc. how ever you want. They are a bit higher tho, thats the only con i have about them. Yeah I know having the cell in the car is a little ahhh, but seeing other builds i've seen a few people run it this way. Plus I didn't want to have to make brackets for the fuel cell under the car. I am glad its up a lot more since its a bit aways away from the exhaust system.
  10. 1j-vvti/Ar-5 Build

    Thank you, the grom mirrors are really good. Bigger than my bullet style and I the mirrors are on a swivel so you can move it however you want. I can actually see behind me now. My old mirrors were cheaply made, so the difference is night and day. Im keeping the hood as is, I thought I were going to switch over to an all black carbon one. But the dent in the front i feel gives it a bit more character. Also the faded red kinda grew on me as well lol
  11. 1j-vvti/Ar-5 Build

    UPDATE** Nothing too crazy this go around. Just did the little list of things for myself last week. -changed FMS/Alternator Stumbled upon a tool a friend used to remove his FMS/RMS this tool is the tits. Got it at home depot for $.49, its a paint can lid opener tool doohickey thingy. lol. Anyways it worked better than a flat head for me. -Fixed headlights/turnsignals.(rewired turn signals to the OEM area, got the idea from a members thread) All this was present but since I did the swap none of the lights were working. Not using my reverse lights so I jumped them to each sides turn signals. My driver side bulb harness for the reverse light was burnt out, so I cut the old bulb harnesses out and used a universal harness from auto zone. Used the stock bezels, macguyvered the bulbs harness into the stock harness lol. -Changed over the Cell, of course I bought something a little bit bigger than the spare tire area..of course So I switched this system over, contacted my welding buddy to weld over the spare tire and mounted the cell in its new location. Sprayed the outside of the weld with some "Great Stuff Foam" and sanded it down.Rerouted wiring for sender off the T3 harness bar. And did some hardlines...almost done...Still waiting on a couple of fittings. I tell you, i should've just went steel braided. Installed a 100 micron Fuel filter, didn't have one before so its inline pre pump. -Lol okay so I put the Grom Mirrors on... I actually like them, they don't look half bad to me. Fully functional/Maneuverable. i think I'm sold on these, going to keep them on for awhile. Let me know what you guys think. -Map sensor is still in the works. My idle issue has gotten worse. After changing the Map sensor with a new one now my car turns on for a split second then turns off. Which makes me really believe its the Map sensor...or the Iacv. Heard these are common issues with needing to be cleaned. So took mine off and cleaned it. Didn't fix my issue, so I tested the 3.5 bar sensor and to my avail, I'm not getting 5v. Which tells me the map isn't even on. Ran out of time on this one, will have to go back out this weekend and track down where my buddy tapped into on the harness.
  12. 2JZ engine build question

    Aisin Ar5's, Saturn Sky transmission, are pretty cheap or cheap(er) alternative to the r154. Just need to change out bellhousings with a xjz one.
  13. Alright. I might give them a try then. I know I need an alignment but I would hate to get one find out I need these then have to do another alignment after. Thanks
  14. Anybody ever get these? Thinking about running this on my Z. I need a bit of camber in my front and rear. Thinking of running this in front and then camber arms from T3 in the rears.
  15. 1j-vvti/Ar-5 Build

    Thats just a regular NRG seat I believe, they usually look like that so I'm not sure the exact model differences. They are inexpensive, just a little too high sitting for my liking, might drill a hole to make it lower on the brackets. Thank you. Will definitely post of the whole car when finished.