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Old 06-04-2009, 02:38 PM   #1
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MindBlowin03's project: '97 TSi AWD

Since Ill be taking a decent amount of pics with this build I figure I would post them up for everyone. Basic info... 1997 Talon TSi AWD. Pretty basic tear down and rebuild. Plans are for 8.5:1 6 bolt, 1150s, DSMlink, Shep stage 3, HX-40, suspension and just alot of little things to tidy it up. Ill keep things updated the best I can.

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Old 06-04-2009, 02:45 PM   #2
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Re: MindBlowin03's project: '97 TSi

You're all hooked up Nick with approval. For the thread as well as the work you're doing. Looks like a lot of work. I'll be going through the same shortly.
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:51 PM   #3
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Re: MindBlowin03's project: '97 TSi

Do you plan on painting it, I'm wondering why the taillights are removed?
Good luck with the build, I have a soft spot for '97 awd's with a 6bolt and 'link.
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:55 PM   #4
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Looks very promising... Good luck.
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:06 PM   #5
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Steve, thanks alot man. Alot of work indeed.

The car was painted last year and its pretty much in mint shape exterior wise, so I have no plans on touching the paint. The only exterior 'mod' Im doing is adding 95/96 Talon side skirts. The tails are removed because the center was shaved and painted black and the outsides were all red. I simply did not like that combo so I bought a full oem set to throw on it.
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:11 PM   #6
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After the tear down my first step was to throw in some speakers and an in-dash DVD/CD player. No real pics here, I can show them at a later time.

After that I wanted to take care of the rear end of the car. First thing I did was the rear brake and suspension setup. This included cross drilled/slotted rotors, SS brake lines, Tokico Illumina struts, H&R lowering springs, ST rear sway bar and a general cleanup

Rear suspension/brake setup...




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Old 06-04-2009, 03:54 PM   #7
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Where did you get those sway bars, and how many mm thick ?
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:15 PM   #8
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Re: MindBlowin03's project: '97 TSi AWD

I picked up the sway bar at Summit Racing. To be honest, Im not sure of the thickness. I did notice it was quite a bit thicker and sturdier than the stocker but didnt measure. If I remember Ill do so tonight.
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:20 PM   #9
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Re: MindBlowin03's project: '97 TSi AWD

Probably a standard 22 or 24mm. I just picked up a 22mm for mine.
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:21 PM   #10
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Re: MindBlowin03's project: '97 TSi AWD

3/4" or 19mm front and rears. Not sure of the stock size. 2g's cant run a too big of a bar. RRE used to make 1" or 25.4mm bars upon request but they said additional reinforcement was needed.
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Re: MindBlowin03's project: '97 TSi AWD

Reason why I asked is because I had these on my old FWD and they were cool, but i was wondering if the ones above are anybetter, it seams that these are thicker..

http://www.extremepsi.com/store/cust...cat=993&page=1

which would you guys prefer ?

PS sorry to hijack thread OP but good job on the car, good luck and keep up the work DONT GIVE UP NO MATTER WHAT lol
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:33 PM   #12
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Here is the latest on the car. I(meaning we) finished up the battery re-location. Joe(yellow90tsi) welded up the frame for the battery box, I then got all the wiring ran and cleaned up and I ran the fuel pump re-wire in the hatch as well. I then got the interior all back together. Here are some pics...







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Old 06-11-2009, 08:49 PM   #13
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Re: MindBlowin03's project: '97 TSi AWD

Looks like a nice project Nick.

I keep telling Joe I have to make it up that way.......................One of these days.

I guess it's too early to tell as of now, but do you forsee any problems with a 3" exhaust and that rear ST sway bar? I ask cause I was under the impression that they didn't easily accomodate most aftermarket 3" exhaust set-ups. They don't incorporate that "kicked up" section like the RM swaybars.

The car is looking good.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:24 PM   #14
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Wow, that battery box placement is cool.
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:21 PM   #15
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Looks to be FTMFW. Good job.
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