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Discussion Starter #27 (Edited)
^^ no guesses

oh i just did a spark and wire change ill post some details later

I looked at various write-ups and they were very helpful

tools used
ratchet
12mm socket
10mm socket
spark plug socket
3" extension
10" extension
ratchet swivel
flat head screw driver
dielectric grease
extendo magnet

I started by removing the air filter from the clamp near the torque box
then I unscrewed the 2 12mm bolts holding the air filter to the car
I took the whole assembly and placed it on the strut bar so it was out of the way
then I had ample room to work on the wires
to remove the wire boots I found placing my fingers under the round boot section that is in contact with the head gave me the best grip and with a little pressure POP it came off
the 10" ext and the socket were all that were needed for this side so I removed the sparks which looked 60K miles old but not oily
I put some dielectric grease on the contact that links with the wire and then hand tightened the spark in with the 10" ext then I seated it with the wrench
I then put the new wire in and pushed firmly until I felt it connect ... then I pushed a little more
I fed the wires back to the ignition coil (I think that's what its called)
and then I worked on the other side
I just removed the Battery with the 10mm socket and this gave me the room I needed
I removed the wired in the same manner as the passenger side
I used the 3" ext and then the swivel and then the 10" ext and then the wrench
it looks a little silly but it is effective
for this side I needed the extendo magnet tool to remove the old sparks
then I inserted the new sparks and hand tightened and then seated them
put on the new wires, reinstalled the batt and the air filter and she started right up!!!
running all smooth and nice

total time including oil change 45 mins to an hour!!

4 New NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs BKR5EIX-11 # 5464 4 New NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs BKR5EIX-11 # 5464
NGK (55004) FX101 Spark Plug Wire Set NGK (55004) FX101 Spark Plug Wire Set


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Discussion Starter #28 (Edited)
my summer tires ordered from discount tire direct
Goodyear Eagle GT
215/60R-16 95V BSW
Mileage
Warranty
50,000 Miles
Treadwear
400
Traction
A
Temperature
A
Speed Rating
V*




added a kicken' head unit

JVC KW-AVX830




General
Chassis Size Code DD
CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
RMS Power Output 20 watts
Peak Power Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
Preamp Outputs 5-channel
Preamp Voltage 5 volts
Subwoofer Preamp Outputs Yes
Monitor Size (diagonal) 7
Key Button Color Blue
EQ Bands 3
Wireless Remote Optional
Steering Wheel Control Compatible Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Expandability
Auxiliary Inputs Optional
USB Input Rear
Memory Card Slot USB memory
Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
Satellite Radio Ready Both
HD Radio Optional
Navigation No
Changer Control No
Tuner
FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
European Tuning Yes
Radio Data System (RDS) No

put some driving lights behind the grille



shift knob and ebrake handle from ebay



did some redline leather goods on the interior very trick looking
 

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