So recently Ive had more of a "Preventative Maintenance" mindset and decided to get a few things done on the car to make sure it is good for this season. It was also pissing from the sky all weekend, so decided to take advantage of the wonderful "wrenching weather" and knock out:
-Valve adjustment (Intake side was spot on, Exhaust side was in spec but on the tighter side, so i backed it off a little. Good to know and good peace of mind)
-Installed a new OEM Idle Air Control Valve (idles still kinda funky, going to try the idle relearn procedure next)
-Ordered the Ballade Sports TCT
I also got around to installing my Spoon Sports calipers + StopTech Stainless lines that ive been sitting on forever. The procedure is very straightforward and pretty easy, the only mildly annoying part was grinding down the brake indicators on the pads to make them fit. I also used a dremel tool to cut the dust shield vs bending it back for a more clean look. The dual bleeders was a little intimidating at first, but just make sure you go from inner to outer bleeders when performing the brake bleeding process and you should be good. After bleeding the brakes and going for a drive, then coming back and bleeding the brakes a second time, that second time was key in ensuring the most optimal brake pedal feel/bite. Holy sh!t these things bite! One other thing that was slightly sketch during the procedure, was installing the wheels after the calipers were on to make sure the wheels cleared...Theres literally one or two millimeters of clearance! I knew they would fit because thats what the interwebz told me, but still, pretty wild to see just how close these things are to the caliper (picture below). So to anyone curious if Forgestar 17x10 +55 wheels clear Spoon Sports calipers, my answer to you is; BARELY...but it does work!
-Ive got a set of axle spacers that i need to install, then the car is going back to the alignment doctor as the steering wheel isnt straight anymore and pulling to the right for some reason (I just got an alignment not too long ago...).
-Wait for the Ballade Sports TCT to come in and install that
-Ive been talking to a fellow s2ki member regarding pre-load settings for the Ohlins, and might take the rear coilovers off and add a tad bit of pre-load to them to see if that helps with suspension travel and overall feel.
-GO DRIVE THE DAMN THING AND HAVE A BLAST DOING IT
There are still a few things on "the list" that im probably going to pull the trigger on soon. More updates shortly. Thanks for viewing!