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Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By El-Grunto

Dude that sucks. NM and the JB4 seem to be the...

Dude that sucks. NM and the JB4 seem to be the preferred modules nowadays. After having issues with the Elite for months I returned it for a refund and went RPM Stage 2 and haven't looked back. I was...
06-24-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By El-Grunto

You should be noticing a difference right away....

You should be noticing a difference right away. There was another guy that posted not too long ago about not noticing a difference and his shop installed in incorrectly. They took it back, got it...
06-24-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By El-Grunto

Milltek or Mario for the downpipe. Milltek is way...

Milltek or Mario for the downpipe. Milltek is way cheaper but Mario's has the option of being cerakoted. As for the resonator in the midpipe it doesn't exist on the JCW. That big bulge is the...
06-18-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By El-Grunto

I don't see why Accuair wouldn't work on a US...

I don't see why Accuair wouldn't work on a US spec model unless I'm missing something.
06-03-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,870
Posted By El-Grunto

I thought they were the same when browsing...

I thought they were the same when browsing through their stock. And when I saw them I thought, "Hey, aren't those the same wheels up on NAM?" Odd that it shows as in stock.
06-03-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,870
Posted By El-Grunto

What the difference between what you've got and...

What the difference between what you've got and these (https://www.vividracing.com/volk-racing-ze40-time-attack-edition-wheel-17x75-5x112-43mm-p-151849025.html)?
05-30-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,296
Posted By El-Grunto

Hey man, you leave me out of this. But really the...

Hey man, you leave me out of this. But really the RPM Tune has been fantastic so far. Mario didn't tune out the cat warm up cycle though so the car is extremely loud for ~20 seconds on startup....
Forum: JCW Garage
05-23-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,412
Posted By El-Grunto

It's all about risk vs. reward. My warranty is up...

It's all about risk vs. reward. My warranty is up in a month or so and my car has a whopping 36k miles on it in the 4 years since its production. Odds are nothing is going to go wrong with it in...
05-22-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,904
Posted By El-Grunto

I removed the whole front bumper assembly when I...

I removed the whole front bumper assembly when I did mine. The clips that hold everything together are a PITA. Getting the bumper assembly off is easy though.
05-22-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
Posted By El-Grunto

Welp... I can say for certain I didn't see that...

Welp... I can say for certain I didn't see that one coming. The FMIC is probably my least favorite of the mods I've done simply because it doesn't change the appearance of the car and doesn't have an...
05-21-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
Posted By El-Grunto

Yeah, I'm super curious too. The only intake I'd...

Yeah, I'm super curious too. The only intake I'd swap mine out for is the Duell Ag with custom hood.
Forum: JCW Garage
05-21-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,412
Posted By El-Grunto

I feel like data logs would show parameters are...

I feel like data logs would show parameters are abnormal even if the physical box is removed. With that said the Elite is such a modest bump in power (still loads of fun) it's extremely unlikely to...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-20-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By El-Grunto

How feasible would it be for this pipe to be made...

How feasible would it be for this pipe to be made of carbon fiber? I think that'd look sick with a carbon intake like the Eventuri or Armaspeed.
Forum: JCW Garage
05-20-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By El-Grunto

Gotcha. Love that we don't have weather like that...

Gotcha. Love that we don't have weather like that over here.
Forum: JCW Garage
05-19-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By El-Grunto

Duell Ag also seems to have a pretty nice option...

Duell Ag also seems to have a pretty nice option but I haven't found any shops outside of Japan that sell it.
Forum: JCW Garage
05-19-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By El-Grunto

How come you didn't pull off the wipers and the...

How come you didn't pull off the wipers and the plastic cowling under them? When doing my downpipe MrGrumpy and I noticed there was more than enough room to get the stock pipe with its bulky...
05-18-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By El-Grunto

I haven't looked to much into it but it's not an...

I haven't looked to much into it but it's not an easy mod if I remember correctly. No idea on cost.
Forum: Suspension
05-18-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,855
Posted By El-Grunto

I planned on doing all three - rear, front, and...

I planned on doing all three - rear, front, and tower in all due time.
05-18-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By El-Grunto

Those are the only ones I've seen as well.

Those are the only ones I've seen as well.
Forum: JCW Garage
05-17-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,611
Posted By El-Grunto

I'm not here to get into pissing match over...

I'm not here to get into pissing match over transmissions. If you like manuals that's cool and if you like autos that's also cool. But there's a reason not having a manual option for a drivers car is...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-17-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,611
Posted By El-Grunto

And there's a reason the most driver of the...

And there's a reason the most driver of the driver's car, the Miata, sells more manuals than autos. Because while a manual may be slower nowadays it offers a connection with the car that an auto...
05-16-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By El-Grunto

Saw a couple justas while driving in Seattle in...

Saw a couple justas while driving in Seattle in the rain tonight. Their halogens looked pretty sad.
Forum: JCW Garage
05-16-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,611
Posted By El-Grunto

Nope. No manual. Even if I could afford it that's...

Nope. No manual. Even if I could afford it that's an instant pass for me. Sure the auto is faster at shifting than I'll ever be but the fun for me isn't just in going fast.
05-16-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By El-Grunto

Dealers gotta be more competitive when it comes...

Dealers gotta be more competitive when it comes to service prices or offer something of value that a good indie doesn't if they're to get people to bring their cars in for service.
05-16-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,896
Posted By El-Grunto

If you've gone 10k with it I'm sure you won't see...

If you've gone 10k with it I'm sure you won't see any problems with it ever. It also seems to be a fairly solid piggyback and was quite good when it worked but I just happened to be one of the...
05-16-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,896
Posted By El-Grunto

Elite and harness came off several weeks ago....

Elite and harness came off several weeks ago. Haven't had either of the CELs since then. Elite originally went on back in November. Ran well for about 3k miles then issues started coming up. Seemed...
05-15-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By El-Grunto

Very nice! I'm still chasing 300 WHP myself. I...

Very nice! I'm still chasing 300 WHP myself. I don't know how I missed this the last time I read this thread but you got the JCW Pro exhaust for just $300? That's a killer deal especially if the car...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-15-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By El-Grunto

It's nice to know what's going on with the car as...

It's nice to know what's going on with the car as another member was hitting 25 psi with the JCW Tuning kit and a tuning box. That's way higher than what the boost level should be and not something...
05-14-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By El-Grunto

For sure. I just pull logs from Torque to see...

For sure. I just pull logs from Torque to see what I'm actually hitting on runs as I'd rather be looking at where I'm going instead of a gauge.
05-14-2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By El-Grunto

I'm hitting 19 PSI on RPM Stage 2. Asked Mario...

I'm hitting 19 PSI on RPM Stage 2. Asked Mario about it and he says it's actually a little low. 25 is certainly too high for what OP is running but 15 seems similarly low for Stage 2.
05-14-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By El-Grunto

The limits of the aero will certainly show it's...

The limits of the aero will certainly show it's ugly face but my S with only a Dinan Elite was hitting just slightly under a buck-fifty on a very straight and deserted highway in Montana and...
Forum: JCW Garage
05-14-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By El-Grunto

The P3 is the best looking IMO but I have...

The P3 is the best looking IMO but I have reservations about its readability once installed as it looks like it'd be mostly covered by my hand placement on the steering wheel.
05-07-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By El-Grunto

Every time you post something new gets added to...

Every time you post something new gets added to my parts list. And this looks like a real easy install as long as you have the pulling tool.
Forum: JCW Garage
05-05-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,412
Posted By El-Grunto

When I had an Elite on my F56 S you could feel it...

When I had an Elite on my F56 S you could feel it instantly pretty much throughout the entire rev range. Give the car some more miles for the ECU to adjust.
05-02-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,614
Posted By El-Grunto

It'll fit just fine on the pre-LCI boot handle as...

It'll fit just fine on the pre-LCI boot handle as it did on mine. It's not perfectly centered just being a hair higher than the old badge but I doubt anyone will ever really notice.
05-02-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By El-Grunto

Yup! My Elle is just a little special it seems....

Yup! My Elle is just a little special it seems. They also took measurements on the diameter of the shifter housing to make adjustments on the clip going forward. The shifter now centers and feels...
04-30-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By El-Grunto

The plastic bushings that replace the metal and...

The plastic bushings that replace the metal and rubber duo? Yes.
Forum: Suspension
04-30-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By El-Grunto

Not just you. That's crazy expensive and about...

Not just you. That's crazy expensive and about what I was quoted from the only two shops around Seattle willing to install the NM Alpha springs for me. Most weren't even willing to do the install...
04-29-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By El-Grunto

Seems like everyone else's just pops right in...

Seems like everyone else's just pops right in with next to no effort. I should be getting my ECU back from Mario on Wednesday or Thursday so I'll mess around with the car some more then. If it comes...
04-29-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By El-Grunto

I don't mean to be rude but yeah, I figured that...

I don't mean to be rude but yeah, I figured that those are the way the bottom part of the retaining clip stays put. My Pro Clip still doesn't like coming out of the shifter housing without a ton of...
04-29-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By El-Grunto

I didn't have to really put my body weight on it...

I didn't have to really put my body weight on it to get it in but some force was required. However, when taking it out it doesn't simply pull out of the housing. I think it gets caught on something...
04-29-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By El-Grunto

Are they those weird cardboard o-rings?

Are they those weird cardboard o-rings?
Forum: JCW Garage
04-26-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By El-Grunto

I'd see if he has the OEM airbox if it's an open...

I'd see if he has the OEM airbox if it's an open box CAI that he put in. I'm not a fan of those designs and the stock one is rather good.
Forum: JCW Garage
04-26-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By El-Grunto

None since only two of the dozens of shops in my...

None since only two of the dozens of shops in my area were willing to install them in the first place and they wanted $900 and $1200 plus the cost of an alignment.
04-26-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By El-Grunto

I've got some family in Vancouver but I'm not...

I've got some family in Vancouver but I'm not down there often. Maybe 4 times a year.
04-26-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,827
Posted By El-Grunto

How do you check which model they are? I also...

How do you check which model they are? I also have these wheels in 17" and would like to find out if a BBK will clear them.
04-26-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By El-Grunto

Lynnwood but I'm frequently down south in the GSA...

Lynnwood but I'm frequently down south in the GSA and north like Marysville.
04-26-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By El-Grunto

If you're out in WA and can meet up I'm totally...

If you're out in WA and can meet up I'm totally down. But this is my only car so I can't have it sitting for a few days.



I hope so because I completely destroyed the OEM retaining clip trying...
04-26-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By El-Grunto

No worries, man. Getting the Pro Clip into the...

No worries, man. Getting the Pro Clip into the shifter housing itself is kinda tough. I really gotta force it into place. Pulling it out is even harder. I wonder if that super snug fit is the source...
04-26-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By El-Grunto

I don't know about the production date but I...

I don't know about the production date but I bought both from CS brand new a week ago.
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