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    Ya the IC looks pretty big...

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    Finally an update:

    Paying people to do work on this car is a crapshoot, so I decided to do it myself. I took the car to get tuned, the tuner said the coilpack retrofit kit was wired wrong (it wasn't) so he decided to attempt to rewire it and burned out the entire wiring harness, the ECU, the coilpacks, and the cluster.

    At this point I towed the car back to my friend's shop where it sat for ~2 months. My friend and I pulled the entire wiring harness out and grabbed one from a wrecked '96 civic. Every wire in the car is from the '96 now. We just finished the wiring, the car is now OBD2a instead of OBD0. The new ECU is still OBD1 though, so I had to buy another conversion harness for OBD2a->OBD1. Still way better than trying to find a complete '88-'89 harness that doesn't have shorts and is complete. Plus I only used about 50' of wire, 2 butane canisters for my soldering iron, 5' of heatshrink and about 1lb of solder lol.

    I pulled off the front suspension to completely refresh everything. I already did the rear when I installed the disc brakes, so I figured in the downtime I should do the front as well. This is where I am now, all that is left is to get the bushings/ball joints/wheel bearings/extended lugs pressed in, pick up the custom radiator from the shop and install it, and place the wiring where it is going to stay.

    Surprisingly, everything worked first try with the wiring except the right front indicator. I'm pretty sure it is the wire in the harness so I am going to run another one. Starts right up, doesn't idle too well with a basemap and 2000cc injectors though...

    Here are some pictures:

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    Intercooler piping being welded

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    ET streets on rota slipstreams

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    never welded before...

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    Bumper mocked up, it is going to require some cutting...

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    Imagine the other side of the suspension is off too and that is how it sits now.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by doogle Click here to enlarge
    Finally an update:

    Paying people to do work on this car is a crapshoot, so I decided to do it myself. I took the car to get tuned, the tuner said the coilpack retrofit kit was wired wrong (it wasn't) so he decided to attempt to rewire it and burned out the entire wiring harness, the ECU, the coilpacks, and the cluster.

    At this point I towed the car back to my friend's shop where it sat for ~2 months. My friend and I pulled the entire wiring harness out and grabbed one from a wrecked '96 civic. Every wire in the car is from the '96 now. We just finished the wiring, the car is now OBD2a instead of OBD0. The new ECU is still OBD1 though, so I had to buy another conversion harness for OBD2a->OBD1. Still way better than trying to find a complete '88-'89 harness that doesn't have shorts and is complete. Plus I only used about 50' of wire, 2 butane canisters for my soldering iron, 5' of heatshrink and about 1lb of solder lol.

    I pulled off the front suspension to completely refresh everything. I already did the rear when I installed the disc brakes, so I figured in the downtime I should do the front as well. This is where I am now, all that is left is to get the bushings/ball joints/wheel bearings/extended lugs pressed in, pick up the custom radiator from the shop and install it, and place the wiring where it is going to stay.

    Surprisingly, everything worked first try with the wiring except the right front indicator. I'm pretty sure it is the wire in the harness so I am going to run another one. Starts right up, doesn't idle too well with a basemap and 2000cc injectors though...

    Here are some pictures:

    http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im.../DG2BOse-1.jpg
    http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im.../1Yoht9U-1.jpg
    Intercooler piping being welded

    http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im.../caL6dUN-1.jpg
    ET streets on rota slipstreams

    http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im.../yqO1MYp-1.jpg
    never welded before...

    http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im.../a90RwIO-1.jpg

    http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im.../rSqvgsj-1.jpg
    Bumper mocked up, it is going to require some cutting...

    http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im.../4leSlQW-1.jpg
    Imagine the other side of the suspension is off too and that is how it sits now.
    HondaBoost.com on the way Click here to enlarge

    Stage 2 or 2.5 E9X M3 S65 V8 supercharger kit for sale
    : http://www.boostaddict.com/showthrea...r-kit-for-sale

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by doogle Click here to enlarge
    Finally an update:

    Paying people to do work on this car is a crapshoot, so I decided to do it myself. I took the car to get tuned, the tuner said the coilpack retrofit kit was wired wrong (it wasn't) so he decided to attempt to rewire it and burned out the entire wiring harness, the ECU, the coilpacks, and the cluster.

    At this point I towed the car back to my friend's shop where it sat for ~2 months. My friend and I pulled the entire wiring harness out and grabbed one from a wrecked '96 civic. Every wire in the car is from the '96 now. We just finished the wiring, the car is now OBD2a instead of OBD0. The new ECU is still OBD1 though, so I had to buy another conversion harness for OBD2a->OBD1. Still way better than trying to find a complete '88-'89 harness that doesn't have shorts and is complete. Plus I only used about 50' of wire, 2 butane canisters for my soldering iron, 5' of heatshrink and about 1lb of solder lol.

    I pulled off the front suspension to completely refresh everything. I already did the rear when I installed the disc brakes, so I figured in the downtime I should do the front as well. This is where I am now, all that is left is to get the bushings/ball joints/wheel bearings/extended lugs pressed in, pick up the custom radiator from the shop and install it, and place the wiring where it is going to stay.

    Surprisingly, everything worked first try with the wiring except the right front indicator. I'm pretty sure it is the wire in the harness so I am going to run another one. Starts right up, doesn't idle too well with a basemap and 2000cc injectors though...

    Here are some pictures:

    http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im.../DG2BOse-1.jpg
    http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im.../1Yoht9U-1.jpg
    Intercooler piping being welded

    http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im.../caL6dUN-1.jpg
    ET streets on rota slipstreams

    http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im.../yqO1MYp-1.jpg
    never welded before...

    http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im.../a90RwIO-1.jpg

    http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im.../rSqvgsj-1.jpg
    Bumper mocked up, it is going to require some cutting...

    http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im.../4leSlQW-1.jpg
    Imagine the other side of the suspension is off too and that is how it sits now.
    If you're still looking for a good tuner check out Chris Miller at CnC Dynamics, the man knows his $#@!.
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    MOTIV750, MOTIV P-1000 PI, MOTIV/FUEL-IT! low pressure fuel system, AEM EMS/COBB AP, Aquamist HFS-3, ETS FMIC, SPEC stage 3+ clutch/SS flywheel, BC Racing coilovers and VMR wheels wrapped in Hankook RS3s.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rader1 Click here to enlarge
    If you're still looking for a good tuner check out Chris Miller at CnC Dynamics, the man knows his $#@!.
    Thanks for the info, but after what happened last time I want to keep the car local to get tuned. I'm either going to go to Howard at RLZ in Charlotte or J. Mills in Raleigh.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by doogle Click here to enlarge
    Thanks for the info, but after what happened last time I want to keep the car local to get tuned. I'm either going to go to Howard at RLZ in Charlotte or J. Mills in Raleigh.
    Cool, I definitely know what you mean. Driving a long distance and having a great experience makes it worth it... having a sour experience is just $#@!ty.
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    MOTIV750, MOTIV P-1000 PI, MOTIV/FUEL-IT! low pressure fuel system, AEM EMS/COBB AP, Aquamist HFS-3, ETS FMIC, SPEC stage 3+ clutch/SS flywheel, BC Racing coilovers and VMR wheels wrapped in Hankook RS3s.

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    Wow that's awesome .

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