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Old 02 April 2011, 01:26 PM
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Don't start sticking pointless crap on your car Ricky. Just get rid of that massive nobby spoiler and be done.
Jim Gota love the way you tell it as it is!!!!

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Something like this I reckon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjyUf...eature=related

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Nate has already done the train horn, so fog horn it is then
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Old 04 April 2011, 08:35 PM
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Nate has already done the train horn, so fog horn it is then
Would love to if I owned a pick up truck!! lol

Just bought this instead, another Stebel, not the Brio BP3 this time but the Nautilus Compact instead. (a bit less fun & less camp! ) Talking of camp,...John I might need a hand wiring it!!!! lol

http://www.stebel.it/stebel2009/prod...CTROPNEUMATICS

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Old 04 April 2011, 08:47 PM
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I wish I'd have thought to remove the horn on the pace car before it was made into cans of fizzy pop- it was a real granny scarer and really small...
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Detango with a difference Update:

Thanks to Uncle Guv for his help with this job that took us through the bank holiday weekend with a few drinks & mini barb-q & a lot of pissing about!!

The JDM lights already seemed to be de-tango'd from the factory but I wanted to do the NASIOC style blackout of the inner chrome surround. Also to give the glass lens covers a good clean from the inside. They are misted over some what & unfortunately still are, will try mopping them with Platstic X compund with Darm's help in the future.

But as you may already know I have to do things a bit different & so have invented the "RickyHawk Blob", soon to catch on & be the latest craze to sweep NASIOC & IWTSI!!!! lol See below:

Std light (though misted glass )


Uncle Guv at work!


Outer cover done, but first masking off the chrome surround to give it that Hawkeye projector look


Inner light section was masked off at an angle upwards & a small area painted black to try & enhance that RickHawk look!


All put back together (apologies for some poor phone camera images)





Still not finished though as I have an idea for the outer glass cover too

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Old 05 May 2011, 07:01 PM
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You should applogise for the poor write up
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Old 05 May 2011, 07:08 PM
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Don't worry Dave I'm off to Rich's tmrw for some engine tinkering......I'm sure they'l be a dam long write up at the end of that!!!
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looks crap
if you want a hawkeye buy one you cheap skate
or dont sell the good one you had
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I just knew you were gona come on & say that!!! lololol Its the Hawkeye on a Blobeye budget!!!
As Confucious said (I think, or else I just made it up, sounds Chinesey anyway!), "Sometimes you have to go backwards to move forward"

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Old 05 May 2011, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by rickya View Post
Don't worry Dave I'm off to Rich's tmrw for some engine tinkering......I'm sure they'l be a dam long write up at the end of that!!!
Keep of his tools no cross threading
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Old 05 May 2011, 08:18 PM
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You need some silvatec bulbs to finish it off - it makes a massive difference front and rear, otherwise not looking too shabby
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Old 05 May 2011, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by JonMc View Post
You need some silvatec bulbs to finish it off - it makes a massive difference front and rear, otherwise not looking too shabby
Thank you very much
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Old 05 May 2011, 09:54 PM
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Trust you to do a Hawkeye cheaper.

Did you use a small aubergine??????
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Thank you very much
Yes I know, if Ricky did it this is what it would look like

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I'll reserve judgement until I've seen it in the flesh but at the moment
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Yes I know, if Ricky did it this is what it would look like

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Old 08 May 2011, 12:36 PM
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Update Remap prep work: More great work by Rich @ FB Tuning

Once again some great care & attention to detail from Rich who worked on my car with the same ethos & effort as if it were his own. Not like most other garages & tuners out there without a doubt. Give him a try & make your own mind up, though believe me I'm quite finicky & do a lot of research before I do anything on my car!

Before remap (next week hopefully) I wanted to:

- Sort out the exhaust system once & for all
- Drop in a Cosworth Panel Filter
- Refit/Re-locate properly & setup up Sard fuel pressure regulator (to be done on remap day)
-Take out Greddy ProfecB II Boost Controller & fit Prodrive 3 port boost solenoid (to be done on remap day)

So yesterday we worked on the exhaust system & ended up with a custom exhaust made up to my specifications, which I wanted to do after much research/experience with sound/power characteristics. I got to this after going through the following:

On my Ver10 Spec C:
-Std 2.5" Sti system
-Std Sti system mated to Blitz Nur Spec S 2.5" back box
-H&S Jap exit full 3" system with extra resonated centre section
-H&S bellmouth decat 3" downpipe from above system mated to 3" Miltek backbox
-(Miltek hi flow cat mid section fitted & removed immediately)
Then on Type R:
-Std Sti 2.5" System
-H&S decat bellmouth 2.5 " mated to Fujitsubo Giken Japexit mid section / backbox
Then on Ver9 JDM STI
-3" unkown full decat straight through drainpipe of an exhaust system
-3" decat bellmouth downpipe from above system temporarily modified to 2" / 2.5" mated to 2.5" Fujitsubo Giken mid & backbox

Getting through that lot in a couple of years I think I managed to narrow down what I actually wanted!!



So what I now have is all custom length: twinscroll decat bellmouth 3.5"" tapering down to 3" to join to a full 3" Fujitsibo Giken system with one resonator out of two removed. Rich had to Mig-weld the two flange joints onto the end of the downpipe (as my flanges were not stainless steel) The remaining system Tig-welded a new 3" stainless steel section with curved sections welded in to replace one resonator & taking out the 2.5" existing taper. But all these new tig-welded, curved sections also allowed us to keep the Jap exit straight design while pulling it all up towards the underside of the car which improves the "hang-low" Jap design. Once finished the system now sits so flush & solid with excellent flowing design without hardly any bends, a pity I did'nt get a pic of it once fitted under the car. (pic will come next time its on the ramps). The sound is exactly what I wanted, quiet on idle, no drone at all & not loud below approx 3,500 revs, but above this it builds up into a raspy howl that eventually flattens out into a menacingly fearsome tone!!! Love it!!!

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I seems like you have what I now want out of a system although I'm afraid that I'd miss the growl of the blitz too much -I never tire of it but I know some think it's just too hooligan, especially with the DV and wastegate noises
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Old 08 May 2011, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by JonMc View Post
I seems like you have what I now want out of a system although I'm afraid that I'd miss the growl of the blitz too much -I never tire of it but I know some think it's just too hooligan, especially with the DV and wastegate noises
Nothing wrong with DV and Growl noise as far as I am concerned
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Old 08 May 2011, 07:17 PM
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Looking good Ricky cannot wait to hear it YouTube please
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Old 08 May 2011, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by P1 Daveyboy View Post
Nothing wrong with DV and Growl noise as far as I am concerned
Didn't say there was, I just know that I'll never get through any noise tests on track days with the full decat Blitz
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Once mapped I'l give it some beans while recording sound Dave!!
John I reckon mine must be under 100db at 4,000 revs & well under 90db on idle, would be interesting to check it on Dave's db meter though
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I'd be interested to get an accurate reading for mine - I recall Dave's gizmo recording a team-ice system at about 95dB
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Originally Posted by JonMc View Post
I'd be interested to get an accurate reading for mine - I recall Dave's gizmo recording a team-ice system at about 95dB
Dave's db meter must have blown itself to dust after Dave tried measuring his exhaust noise level with it a few times!!
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Originally Posted by rickya View Post
Dave's db meter must have blown itself to dust after Dave tried measuring his exhaust noise level with it a few times!!
Read out said "one at a time please"
If your at the ace I can bring it along if you want to test
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Originally Posted by P1 Daveyboy View Post
Read out said "one at a time please"
If your at the ace I can bring it along if you want to test
yes please Dave
mine goes in on the 17th for a custom made centre section
thanks to simpson exhausts
hope it will get me on at Bedford and Castle combe
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Can I come to Bedford Budgie!!!! Always wanted to try Bedford.
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Originally Posted by Budgie View Post
yes please Dave
mine goes in on the 17th for a custom made centre section
thanks to simpson exhausts
hope it will get me on at Bedford and Castle combe
No problem Pete
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Update:

Was at Richard's (Fb Tuning) 2 weeks ago for a few more mods & to start mapping it
Mapping will hopefully be finished this Thursday (along with a few other bits), as the unknown brand actuator on the turbo at the moment was a bit rubbish

Fitted:
Cosworth Panel Filter

Prodrive 3 port boost solenoid

Re-fitted Sard Fuel Pressure regulator & hoses

And set up correctly so that the Walbro 255p/l fuel pump & Sard FPR is now working correctly at 3bar pressure, not at >4 bar as set before by previous owner!

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