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 Post subject: diy/free mods
PostPosted: June 3rd, 2008, 6:57 pm 
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Just thought id do this for the laugh and to see what people come up with. Post up any mods that you can do yourself for free or with the use of general tools/equipment at home. heres some i can think of, off the top of my head;
bottle top mod
debadge
de-tango repeaters
(ps; copy and paste list to add to it.)

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 Post subject: Re: diy/free mods
PostPosted: June 3rd, 2008, 7:02 pm 
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Model: CJ (1996 - 2004)
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bottle top mod
debadge
de-tango repeaters
Interior Spraying
Wing mirror Mudflap and Door handle colour coding!


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 Post subject: Re: diy/free mods
PostPosted: June 3rd, 2008, 7:06 pm 
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bottle top mod
debadge
de-tango repeaters
Interior Spraying
Wing mirror Mudflap and Door handle colour coding!
Crayon mod for the gearknob (Personal fav)

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 Post subject: Re: diy/free mods
PostPosted: June 3rd, 2008, 8:15 pm 
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bottle top mod
debadged
de-tango repeaters
Interior Spraying
Wing mirror Mudflap and Door handle colour coding!
Crayon mod for the gearknob (Personal fav)
Painted rocker cover
Headlights blacked
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 Post subject: Re: diy/free mods
PostPosted: June 3rd, 2008, 8:22 pm 
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Model: CJ (1996 - 2004)
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bottle top mod
debadged
de-tango repeaters
Interior Spraying
Wing mirror Mudflap and Door handle colour coding!
Crayon mod for the gearknob (Personal fav)
Painted rocker cover
Headlights blacked
Painted calipers
leafcatcher box removal to fit air ram

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 Post subject: Re: diy/free mods
PostPosted: June 3rd, 2008, 8:23 pm 
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Location: hibaldstow- Lincolnshire
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bottle top mod
debadged
de-tango repeaters
Interior Spraying
Wing mirror Mudflap and Door handle colour coding!
Crayon mod for the gearknob (Personal fav)
Painted rocker cover
Headlights blacked
Painted calipers
leafcatcher box removal to fit air ram
diferant colour earth wires under bonnet using amp cable
differant colour water jet hoses
painting letters on steering wheel using touch up paint
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 Post subject: Re: diy/free mods
PostPosted: June 3rd, 2008, 8:38 pm 
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polishing your exhaust manifold heatshield ;)
(requires alot of elbow grease)
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After
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the after pics was no where near as shiny how i had it after 2 more months of polishing after that pic, but then stupid me didnt tighten the bolts tight enough and it fell off :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: diy/free mods
PostPosted: June 3rd, 2008, 8:45 pm 
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ooooooooooooh shiny. I like that, would look out of place in my bay though with no other shiny bling bling engine bits.
as for DIY mods, anything you like really, up to and including engine swaps. These cars are pretty basic and easy to work on.


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 Post subject: Re: diy/free mods
PostPosted: June 3rd, 2008, 9:03 pm 
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Clarkey wrote:
ooooooooooooh shiny. I like that, would look out of place in my bay though with no other shiny bling bling engine bits.
as for DIY mods, anything you like really, up to and including engine swaps. These cars are pretty basic and easy to work on.

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I've not anyone to do anything on my car except remove/refit rear quarterlights when I tinted them (but the seals had perrished anyway), and the cambelt change because I didn't trust my own abilities to not f**k up my engine.

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 Post subject: Re: diy/free mods
PostPosted: June 4th, 2008, 5:53 pm 
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Clarkey wrote:
as for DIY mods, anything you like really, up to and including engine swaps. These cars are pretty basic and easy to work on.

Well technically anything is possible i know, but im more talkin about small things you can do on a saturday evening if you catch my drift. Good ideas coming so far.
@drunkensod; are you drunk :P couldnt make sense of that, sorry.

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 Post subject: Re: diy/free mods
PostPosted: July 11th, 2008, 12:13 pm 
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i know the car doesnt have a 'leaf catcher' but what component are you referring too?


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 Post subject: Re: diy/free mods
PostPosted: July 11th, 2008, 12:39 pm 
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The passenger wing is full of boxes that catch air. I think it refers to removing these so you can put a cold air feed in it's place.
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 Post subject: Re: diy/free mods
PostPosted: July 11th, 2008, 1:24 pm 
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bottle top mod
debadged
de-tango repeaters
Interior Spraying
Wing mirror Mudflap and Door handle colour coding!
Crayon mod for the gearknob (Personal fav)
Painted rocker cover
Headlights blacked
Painted calipers
leafcatcher box removal to fit air ram
diferant colour earth wires under bonnet using amp cable
differant colour water jet hoses
painting letters on steering wheel using touch up paint
changing the dash light bulbs to whatever colour suites

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 Post subject: Re: diy/free mods
PostPosted: July 14th, 2008, 1:01 pm 
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Model: CA (1992 - 1996)
: Mirage Cyborg-R 1.6 dohc 95
bottle top mod
debadged
de-tango repeaters
Interior Spraying
Wing mirror Mudflap and Door handle colour coding!
Crayon mod for the gearknob (Personal fav)
Painted rocker cover
Headlights blacked
Painted calipers
leafcatcher box removal to fit air ram
diferant colour earth wires under bonnet using amp cable
differant colour water jet hoses
painting letters on steering wheel using touch up paint
changing the dash light bulbs to whatever colour suites
TB coolant bypass very simle mod that makes sense.

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 Post subject: Re: diy/free mods
PostPosted: July 14th, 2008, 1:22 pm 
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TB coolant bypass mod is a very easy mod!
all that is needed is either a plastic connector to connect two silicon pipes together.
but i didnt need one as my one length of pipe was long enough.
all your basically doing is rerouting the pipe that passes coolant through the bottom of the throttle body to heat it up/keep it warm. (to stop the throttle plate from freezing shut)
but as the engine bay gets hot, i dont think its needed. (iv been running mine without the coolant for about 8 months and its never frozen (in scotland).!!
so basically all you do is take off your intake pipe for easy access.
check your throttle body, at the bottom, it should have one pipe from the engine going to the throttle body and another from the TB back to the engine.
you can chose to cap the two nipples on the TB or leave them (as i did) it shouldnt make a difference!
but the important thing is to re-route the piping from the engine to the engine in a u shape.
ill try get some pics as im sure this is a bit confusing, or if you cant wait then search in google.

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 Post subject: Re: diy/free mods
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What advantage is there with this mod?


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 Post subject: Re: diy/free mods
PostPosted: July 14th, 2008, 11:38 pm 
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Theory is that a cooler throttle body won't warm the inlet air up --> cooler air=more air=more fuel=more power
I'd love to see this RR'd. The throttle body has a tiny surface area compared to the inlet manifold which is attached directly to the (hot) block! I think Martin (tintin) has isolated his inlet to prevent this heat soak, but that was far from a free mod!


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 Post subject: Re: diy/free mods
PostPosted: July 15th, 2008, 12:52 am 
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Theory is that a cooler throttle body won't warm the inlet air up --> cooler air=more air=more fuel=more power
I'd love to see this RR'd. The throttle body has a tiny surface area compared to the inlet manifold which is attached directly to the (hot) block! I think Martin (tintin) has isolated his inlet to prevent this heat soak, but that was far from a free mod!


The inlet manifold is bolted to the head, not block. but, nevertheless, still gets damn hot!


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 Post subject: Re: diy/free mods
PostPosted: July 15th, 2008, 9:04 am 
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yes, im not sure if the TB collant bypass would show up on the dyno. but looking from an "on paper" view, it makes sense and is free so why not give it a go?

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 Post subject: Re: diy/free mods
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brucie wrote:
The inlet manifold is bolted to the head, not block.

Duh! you're absolutely right of course!


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