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Postby 998cc-keith » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:18 pm

as i have started doin a few bits to vr4 i said i would start this

so here is the list off my plans

upgrade brakes i got brembro's from a evo 5 but after fitting wheels would not fit which means i prob will sell the kit i got and upgrade discs and pads it is running factory 296mm discs with twin pot calipers (FRONT) 284mm discs with single pot calipers (REAR)

tidy up engine bay i wanna tidy up engine pay get the engine cover etc trying to find a used one as they are 230+vat new and gonna crome the inlet manifold

moving battery to boot i wanna move battery to boot as there is not alot off room and to allow room for cold air feed

induction kit i have a blitz filter but i wanna make a cold air intake which is why i am moving battery to boot

remove orange from Indicator i wanna remove the orange bit from inside the headlight

roof rails i wanna remove roof rails

that is all i have in my head for min but am sure there will be more

here is pics off it today before i started

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Re: project vr4

Postby 998cc-keith » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:21 pm

so i removed orange piece from Indicator which ment i need to take apart the head lamps

so here is pic before i started

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a pic off the headlights apart

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a pic off headlights apart with orange piece taken out

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and a pic off it all back together

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Re: project vr4

Postby Dragonheart » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:35 pm

Isn't that a fail on the NCT not having an orange indicator light?
I know I had to put back in orange side repeaters when I had clear ones in my last car, failed cause of it.
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Re: project vr4

Postby Sebastian » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:36 pm

did u fit an AMBER bulb?
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Re: project vr4

Postby 998cc-keith » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:41 pm

Dragonheart wrote:Isn't that a fail on the NCT not having an orange indicator light?
I know I had to put back in orange side repeaters when I had clear ones in my last car, failed cause of it.


once it has a orange bulb it will pass sure alot off new cars come with clear lenses etc

Sebastian wrote:did u fit an AMBER bulb?


yes i bought some thinking there would be clear but there was a amber one allready in it
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Re: project vr4

Postby Muad_dib77 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:36 am

I thought you were trying to sell this for 4k?
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Re: project vr4

Postby CJ » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:54 am

Good move on removing the orange light glass, it cleans up the front end no end (I did the same with my old VR-4).

The brakes are a real weak point on the VR-4, they're the same as the Evo III setup. I fitted Carbotech front pads (a favorite with the Evo crew)which seriouely improved stopping power. Only downside is noisy. A brembo swap is the way to go, make suer you get all the banjo clips, bolts and brake lines (in fact, I'd swap to SS hoses while you're at it).

You should get an engine cover handy enough, keep an eye on ebay.

The VR-4 engine bay runs very hot, I guarantee you will lose power if you fit an induction kit without adequate CAI. I stuck with the standard airbox and fitted a Ralliart panel filter, way better option IMO.

If you want cheap power, get a decat, exhaust and boost controller. You should easily see 300bhp with stage one mods @ 10 - 12 PSI.

Have you joined the VR-4 owners club as a full member? If not, do it now - their members section is an excellent technical resource for all things VR-4. Hook up with the Irish owners on the forum, they're a sound, well-informed bunch.

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Re: project vr4

Postby 998cc-keith » Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:07 pm

Muad_dib77 wrote:I thought you were trying to sell this for 4k?


i was thinking man but i dont wanna i love it to much


CJ wrote:Good move on removing the orange light glass, it cleans up the front end no end (I did the same with my old VR-4).

The brakes are a real weak point on the VR-4, they're the same as the Evo III setup. I fitted Carbotech front pads (a favorite with the Evo crew)which seriouely improved stopping power. Only downside is noisy. A brembo swap is the way to go, make suer you get all the banjo clips, bolts and brake lines (in fact, I'd swap to SS hoses while you're at it).

You should get an engine cover handy enough, keep an eye on ebay.

The VR-4 engine bay runs very hot, I guarantee you will lose power if you fit an induction kit without adequate CAI. I stuck with the standard airbox and fitted a Ralliart panel filter, way better option IMO.

If you want cheap power, get a decat, exhaust and boost controller. You should easily see 300bhp with stage one mods @ 10 - 12 PSI.

Have you joined the VR-4 owners club as a full member? If not, do it now - their members section is an excellent technical resource for all things VR-4. Hook up with the Irish owners on the forum, they're a sound, well-informed bunch.

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i was told they are simalar to the fto break set up not sure i was thinking about mintex pads with groved discs all round

having trouble finding engine cover amd main dealer wants stupid money

i have a de-cat am looking for boost controler

i have not paid for full member just yet but i do plan on doing it have been talking to irish lads alri were plannin a meet soon

and cj did i see you in palmerstown today
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Re: project vr4

Postby CJ » Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:26 am

998cc-keith wrote:i was told they are simalar to the fto break set up not sure i was thinking about mintex pads with groved discs all round

having trouble finding engine cover amd main dealer wants stupid money

i have a de-cat am looking for boost controler

i have not paid for full member just yet but i do plan on doing it have been talking to irish lads alri were plannin a meet soon

and cj did i see you in palmerstown today


If you're going to stick with the standard calipers, fit a set of Carbotech pads, I wouldn't waste money on drilled/grooved and Mintex. Carbotechs are noisy and dusty but are a great upgrade.

A manual boost controller will do just fine, while an electronic one would provide better boost control across the entire rev range, you don't really need to go to the expense. Theres some excellent articles on this in the ClubVR4 members sections.

Re Palmerstown, it wasn't me (as Shaggy would say...)

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Re: project vr4

Postby 998cc-keith » Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:37 pm

cheers for info cj

always see a silver rx-8 around palmerstown
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Re: project vr4

Postby 998cc-keith » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:59 pm

well today i removed the other head light and stripped out battery and casing and start looking in boot for somewere to place it found a spot but not very happy want it hiding a bit better



here is lights together one with orange one with out


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i then removed the battary from the engine bay


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i then went to boot and looked for some were to place it



boot before

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went looking around and found a slot for a first aid kit and the battary fitted perfect

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here is some pics off my gagues and dash



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Re: project vr4

Postby Muad_dib77 » Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:30 pm

you do know there's a little bit more to battery relocation than simply placin it there...or are ryou going by the most basic interpretation of the meaning of the sentence?



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Re: project vr4

Postby 998cc-keith » Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:51 pm

well i knw that i need to decide were i wanted it before i start runnin the cable
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Re: project vr4

Postby steelroe » Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:29 am

if you are selling the evo 5 brakes i might be interested. What do you have just calpers and disks???
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Re: project vr4

Postby 998cc-keith » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:06 am

yes discs and caliper pm me a offer and if i like i will sell
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Re: project vr4

Postby steelroe » Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:16 am

ANY PICS.
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Re: project vr4

Postby 998cc-keith » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:29 pm

got someone to do some photoshop for me wat ya's think wheels changed lowered and roof rails removed

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Re: project vr4

Postby Muad_dib77 » Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:56 am

looks good wihout the rails...wheels look a bit frolicks imo tho..
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Re: project vr4

Postby paul2508 » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:46 pm

it looks bare without the roof rails, IMO.
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Re: project vr4

Postby crayzidane » Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:44 am

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Re: project vr4

Postby Dragonheart » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:48 am

Must be a different Keith with a VR4 from Ballyfermot cause the Keith that posted on this thread loves his car too much remember? :D
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Re: project vr4

Postby Muad_dib77 » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:51 am

sure if somebody toodled along and offered me 2.5k for my leggy I'd sell it in a flash.. I'll take 10k for the fto thank you very much..
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