Tried to do a post the other day and it apparently failed (i know- NOOB!) so I'll give it another shot, w/ less detail.
I've been stalking around here for a couple of years taking 411 when I needed it, so I figured it was about time to put some back in for a change and pay down my Karmic debt a bit.
My Commandante has about 174K abusive miles, mostly high performance street abuse, and so is in need of a total love-over as everything is basically day 1 stock other than the K&N panel filter and the front half of the powerstop Z36 big brake setup.
Plans over this weekend (and let's get serious, most probably into the next) will include:
New cams, lifters, and rocker arms. The damn TICKING...
Will also be fabricating the cam holder tool and rocker arm 10mm wrench a la Martinbuilt from YouTube. Saves over $100 clams vs buying the real McCoy's.
V-Belt and new Iridium plugs
Denso 12582704 16 hole fuel injectors- will report on performance/mileage/drivability after this hellish mess is over.
Ebay special long tube cold air tube and cone filter. Will replace filter with real K&N if it sucks any of the Mojave in but wanted to see if its workable first. Will also insulate length of the aluminum tube with Design Engineering gold heat insulation tape.
Radiator to be savagely flushed and new thermostat and both hoses installed, fresh dose of HOAT too.
Rear Diff drained, cleaned, refilled with Royal Purps diff oil and LubeLocker diff gasket.
Going to install the 3" HeavyMetal spacer kit over new Gabriel front struts.
Rocky Road UCA's for said front lift.
OME long travel MD shocks on rear with Rusty's 2" lift springs.
All worn ball joints, tie rods, etc as needed.
Complete Z36 Powerstop kit install for the rear axle, drilled and slotted discs, RED calipers, and ceramic pads. - I know there's another thread I can't post in yet asking about these so I can say after 1.5 years on the fronts, they are awesome in all respects. Improved power, feel, fade resistance, less noise, and less dust even. A real modern magic trick.
Considering a chip or tune of some sort plus the Power Wire and the '08+ manifold swap, but having a hard time justifying the Ca$hi$h for the aluminum adapter plate for the cable throttle on my '06, plus other required ancillaries.
Need tires to so looking to go the usual 265/70/17 with 1.5" Spidertrax spacers. Tire wise, leaning towards General Grabber AT's but also considering the BFG KO2s, Khumo AT51's and Toyo AT's. The Toyos have a 50K warranty and have talked to a few happy owners, any thoughts out there?
That's about it for now, just wanted to say "hey" and if anyone wants to see any part of this fiasco just ask and I'll try to snap some pics of what you need.
Last edited by Necron9de9; 05-10-2019 at 07:46 PM.