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Haus of Guru: The Ultimate Car Build Off by bmwguru
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Nice i almost chose these myself, but opted for a very simlair style.

Charlie do you know what size of lips you are going to have ?

Great choice.

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Thanks Tony. Looking at about 2.5 to 3 inch lip up front and 5.5 to 6 inch on the rear wheels. Placing the order for the tires today.

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Thanks Tony. Looking at about 2.5 to 3 inch lip up front and 5.5 to 6 inch on the rear wheels. Placing the order for the tires today.


Wow! The rear lips 5.5"-6 will be the widest ever attempted on a Fiero. I'm going to pass out once I see them. Leroy and I have 5" on the rears.

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Where did you get the gauges from?

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Speedhut. The address is http://www.speedhut.com/ Great sales staff and customer service.

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Just a quick 10 second video of the blower being louder than the exhaust...The video was taken from my phone. In person, the car sounds amazing.
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What exhaust? All I heard was wwwwwwhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiinnnnneeeeee!!!

THAT'S SICK!!!

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I stopped by the tire shop to get an alignment on my wife's vehicle when I saw two of my four tires had come in.





The one on the left is a 255 and the same tires I currently have on the front of my car. Looks pretty small compared to the 325!

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Jeez guys, I have to pick up my jaw from the floor after that video... only to have to do it again looking at that rubber! Love the progress on your car Charlie!

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I stopped by the tire shop to get an alignment on my wife's vehicle when I saw two of my four tires had come in.





Sweet. IMHO the Michelins are stickier than PZeros. You can actually feel the sticky tread.

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This week will be pretty much tuning time for the car. I'll be datalogging with a wideband to and from work and making adjustments as needed.
My only complaint so far is the front suspension kit achieves max caster at 4.8 degrees. I was hoping to run more than that, but the 4.8 degrees is in factory spec.

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The anticipation is killing me !

When you put those wheels on, i may need resuscitation.

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I spent some time driving the car today....all I can say is that car is FAST! I am looking forward to seeing the dyno numbers soon.
Not sure if I listed the mods before, but here is the list:

POR 15 engine bay and cradle
Held Motorsports complete front suspension upgrade with coil overs and tubular control arms
Rodney Dickman's shifter rebuild kit and transmission bracket upgrades
Generation 5 blower with 3.0" supercharger pulley
powdercoated to match the body aluminum valve covers
77mm throttle body with ZZP's turndown to fit under the decklid
Full size intercooler with custom reservoir
ZZP stage 3 ported heads with oversize valves (it has the XP hot cam)
Devil's own Methanol injection- I was able to add 4 degrees of timing safely at WOT
4" CAI
(pre existing hand made stainless steel unequal length headers)

I'm sure Charlie will be seeing some 1st place trophies this year...

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Originally posted by bmwguru:

Just a quick 10 second video of the blower being louder than the exhaust...The video was taken from my phone. In person, the car sounds amazing.
Dave


Sweet sounds/looks great.

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I've been driving charlie's car and testing its limits.......let's just say the car now has enough power to make a Getrag blow into many pieces.
I'll update as we progress.
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Well in excess of 430whp easily kills a Getrag 282, the axles, and clutch....most impressive that this was done while rolling after shifting to 2nd from 1st!!!

On the positive side...the tune is 100% perfect

Quite the increase from last year

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...Sorry to hear the news? Or am I? Can't wait to see this car when it's finished! What's the status of the new wheels?

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Wheels are due in this week. Tires are already in.



Here's the fronts.


I picked up the centercaps for my wheels from the paint shop yesterday. They were painted to match my car. I decided to put the decals on now.


With tape removed from exterior ring...


With decal applied.

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Charlie can you give me the offsets you are using on your wheels ?

Your car still has the 87 suspension right ??

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Sure Tony. PM sent.

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I just spent the last 45 minutes or so reading all 10 pages or so, my jaw is still on the floor- someone come and scrape it off lol.

Those rear tires are , I can't wait to see those wheels- I just might stroke out

Hopefully if I'm lucky enough, I'll get to see this bad boy up close at one of the shows on the east coast at some point

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Wheels are due in this week.


Wow! That's quick.

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Great choice on the wheels !!!! cant wait to see it

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Great choice on the wheels !!!! cant wait to see it


Now if we can just get you to do a build thread on your awesome ride, everything would be good within the fiero world !

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We are scrambling to get the car ready for the car shows, but as stated before the transmission failed. An upgrade is in the works.
Here are a few pics of what serious torque and horsepower can do to a Getrag....













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We are scrambling to get the car ready for the car shows, but as stated before the transmission failed. An upgrade is in the works.
Here are a few pics of what serious torque and horsepower can do to a Getrag....


Real Bummer!

F23 or F40 ??? as I know you're NOT going AUTO.

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Wheels arrive yet ??

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Wheels arrive yet ??


Yeah, what he said.

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Sorry...not yet guys. Should be done shortly.

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wheel watch.

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Talked to Forgeline on Thursday. They have very strict quality control measures and one of the wheels didn't meet their standards. They expect to ship them to me by Monday or Tuesday. In regards to the drivetrain...things are proceeding on track.

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Yeouch! I know this feeling. Once had an MX6 pull a similar trick...



Didn't quite vent the case like that though!

What are you chaps up to on the replacement transmission front anyways?

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Right now that remains CLASSIFIED . More to follow in the coming weeks.

Today my Forgelines arrived. I'll be posting pictures shortly. They look amazing.

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Right now that remains CLASSIFIED . More to follow in the coming weeks.

Today my Forgelines arrived. I'll be posting pictures shortly. They look amazing.


Holy cow ! Allllll right !

i am probably more excited than the owner hehehe. Can't wait to see them.

You may sway my choice of wheels hehehe.

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Today my Forgelines arrived. I'll be posting pictures shortly. They look amazing.


LOC?

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Ok everyone...as promised. Here's what I found when I got home yesterday...

A special thanks goes to Rick at Wheels Performance for putting this together and Mark at Forgeline for working with me to get the measurements right.



Here's my actual offsets just for you Tony!



The guys at Forgeline did an excellent job of packing the wheels as you can see.



Stamped with date of completion!!!


Front wheel


Rear wheel...deep dish anyone???



Side by side...


They looked so good I decided to see how they looked with the centercaps I had done





I'm not going to have the tires mounted until the car is back.

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Nice!!!

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Side by side...





Sweeeeet! Hats off to you for raising the bar when it comes to wheels and that rear lip is crazy! I can't wait to see the wheels mounted on the Fiero.

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Wow. So how deep is that rear lip? edit: 5.5" that is impressive.

They look awesome, and those center caps should really make them pop with that awesome paint job your car has.

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