Join Date: Mar 2019
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My Teggy is making me a car guy, help I'm broke lol
Hey all, I found myself a pretty good deal on a 5 speed 98 gs with just about every bolt on already done. So far I've found headers and a 3" exhaust with test pipe (no emissions testing needed in my county), coilovers with nice rims and a decent set of tires, cai, and a power steering delete. I also think it has a performance clutch in it but haven't pulled it apart to actually check but it takes more to press than any stock clutch I've ever used. When I got it one of the previous owners had cut out the factory wiring harness for the radio, it had a bad crack in the windshield, a broken exterior driver door handle, the driver side door would occasionally stick, and the high beams didn't work.
Since buying her I've replaced the windshield, lubed the drivers door latch (fixed sticking issues), installed a reverse wiring harness for the stereo along with a backup camera GPS antenna and wifi antenna for the android head unit I have to install. I am waiting to actually mount the head unit until I get the viper alarm I purchased installed. I used a test probe to check the high beam harnesses and they are getting power, and noticed the passenger bulb was burnt out and the driver side bulb housing was missing so I ordered a set of projector headlights I plan on installing when I am mounting the siren for the alarm. I've also done a few small maintenance things (fluids, plugs, wires, hatch struts, had the worn key recut from the vin, etc) and picked up a new exterior handle from a yard.
When I took off the driver's door panel to replace the door handle most of the plastic on the inside of the panel was shattered, the entire top lip was in the bottom of the door and the was a hole in the middle of the arm rest. I've got the door handle swapped but decided I think I am going to try to rebuild the panel I have instead of spending 100$ on a replacement and do something custom when I upholster it again (actually taking photos to document the process so I can do a write up if all goes well).
My next 2 planned mod are changing the cheap coilovers to a koni yellow GC setup with the extended tophats and getting hondata and a 91 octane tune.
If you've made it this far thank you and if you have any recommendations or a way I can do something better please let me know, I'm teaching myself and a year ago all I knew about cars was 4 banger v6 and v8 lol.