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Old 09-12-2013, 12:36 AM   #1
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Trogdor

Well here we are, end of an era, beginning of a new one. The Mini served me well for 7 years, but wow those repair costs are unbelievable.




First impressions:
- Pros: Sounds incredible, turns incredible, smooth ride. I love the simplicity and that something still has a manual transmission.
- Cons: holy crap that stick vibrates a lot. If I leave my hand on it long enough my hand starts to go numb. Acceleration doesn't have that same instant throw you back in your seat kick that I had with the supercharger. I would also love a cruising gear. I travel the highway to work where the speed limit is 75 and 80 and I'm not pumped about being above 3k rpm.

Thanks for having me and let the modding begin!
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:11 AM   #2
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First mod, lol.

Dipped the wheels gun metal. Much better already.

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Old 09-12-2013, 01:34 AM   #3
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Looks good. Ive been contemplating dipping my wheels too


Trackdaynitis!!
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:59 AM   #4
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Welcome. Did you name your car Trogdor too? If so, you're going to be obligated to make it the most badass car on the forums. Hope you're prepared.













You're not on fire like a peasant.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:36 AM   #5
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Need pictures of this car burninating the peasants. Nice to see fans of Strongbad E-Mails. Nobody I ask locally has heard of them.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:34 PM   #6
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Welcome. Did you name your car Trogdor too? If so, you're going to be obligated to make it the most badass car on the forums. Hope you're prepared.

Coming right up!
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:36 PM   #7
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Full Five Axis kit

Trogdor got some new clothes today.

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Old 09-12-2013, 08:21 PM   #8
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Sweet. How much did the kit run you?
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$2800 bought, painted, installed.
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Well, it's time to do the audio install this weekend, so I needed to get started on the sub box this week, which takes lots of sessions to finish.







I really wanted to fit a 10" sub, but it wouldn't fit in the corner vertically, so I had to tilt the ring a bit.



Onto the bondo phase to smooth out the wrinkles. After that, some sanding and carpet, and I'll be ready to go this weekend for the whole system.




Doesn't take up too much useable room.

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Old 09-13-2013, 01:29 PM   #11
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I like the approach and very different mod path than others on here. Usually its lighting, wheels/tires, exhaust, suspension, lip kits, FI. Good start sir.
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Need pictures of this car burninating the peasants. Nice to see fans of Strongbad E-Mails. Nobody I ask locally has heard of them.
Maybe you haven't been talking to very cool people!
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Maybe you haven't been talking to very cool people!
Exactly. I have my e-mail and text message notifications set to Strongbad sayings, and nobody ever understands them.
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Exactly. I have my e-mail and text message notifications set to Strongbad sayings, and nobody ever understands them.
In their defense, HSR was popular when I was in high school and that was over 10 years ago. Most people I talk to don't know what it is either, even though I can do Homestar's and Strongbad's voice.

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