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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-25-2018, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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noname's 16 sport build

Starting a thread to show some of the stuff I have been working on.
Car is still a work in progress but figured I would document it.

We begin our journey May the 4th (be with you) 2015... Someone totaled my car.



Bought the 6 around a week later, had just arrived at the dealer. Can't find a picture of it, assume it looked like this.



After BC coils (adjusted as low as possible) and some too small rims.



After some "correct size" wheels/tires & rolling/pulling the fenders.



And somewhat halfway through the air suspension install (Today, August 24th 2018)



Will continue posting pictures of some steps along the way tomorrow, mostly of the air install.
Took longer than I though to organize the pictures.
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Your 6 looks great! It's cool to see someone else who upgraded from a Lancer. When I had mine, I thought it was fun, but now I don't miss it at all.

Current: 2016 Mazda6 Grand Touring
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Sold: 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Sport
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Your 6 looks great! It's cool to see someone else who upgraded from a Lancer. When I had mine, I thought it was fun, but now I don't miss it at all.
It was a fun car for me, don't miss it either, but every now and then I reminisce.

That was actually her second rodeo as well.



Anyways, on to the 6.

First thing I did was install the BC coils and the small white rims.

Removed them a few days later and put them up for sale as I could not get out of the neighborhood without scraping the whole bottom part of the car on a speed bump.









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Next step was 6" 9k Swift springs for the front (Could have gone 7" long and softer without rubbing and still get the same drop).

This picture was after last year's hurricane, the front still had the regular springs.

Rim and tire info.
Front: 20x9 +32 & 245/35
Rear: 20x10.5 +42 & 275/30



Swapped out the springs.




End Result.




How the clearance looked.



Had to buy these as well, I set the camber as low as I could in the front but the adjustment knobs were hitting the body and broke off.

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Here's where the Air install begins.
The plan: Keep as much as possible hidden in the trunk.

First thing I did was resurface and polish the tank.

From this.



Took it down to 120 grit, pits were very deep.



Sanded up to 3000 grit.



Cleaned and Polished.



End Result.



Also polished the hardware that holds it in via the same process and ran a tap over all of the threads to clean them up.

More pictures in the attached below, the ones on top get the message across.
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On to mounting the tank!

Simple enough, 4 riv-nuts, spaced so the hardware would be close to the edge of the tank.

And a half hour trying to fit myself into the trunk to mount the tank without scratching it.

Note: Used Tesa tape so there would be no metal to metal contact.





Looks dirty from all the handling on the tank putting it in.





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Next up, preparing a place to mount the compressors.

I got the plastic trunk trays and cut the cubbies off, slapped a 3/4" piece of plywood and glued it in place.
Used some gorilla glue since I didn't want to waste my expensive 3M epoxy.
Works fine but I in hindsight, I think I should have gone with the epoxy.





Followed up with some black spray paint, my intention was to leave it like this.



As you can see I didn't like it. Got some Walmart fabric I had and spent the rest of the day wrapping this stuff.




Turned out good enough to pass my quality control.
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Time to put the puppies in.

Basic stuff here.
Mounted the compressors on isolators and bolted them to the plywood.
Extra holes for the air hose and the power cables, some grommets to pretty up the holes and a pair of legs from L brackets for the left side to keep it level.
Mounted them as close as I could to the walls.









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Did this before the the compressors but anyways.

The green mat under the spare tire was stuck to the tire wall and looked like sht.
Had to rip it out and clean the area.





Put deadening all over the trunk, trunk lid and front doors.





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I'm a little confused about the timeline. The car was totaled, and then purchased?

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