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.
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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