It looks good Corey.
Thanks guys.Nice dood, get it on there.
JoeJaeg3r pretty much gave a good start. You really need a digital volt meter to find out what's really going on. 2 batteries in a year is no good. A charged battery should always read 12.6vdc or higher. You need to check that the alternator produces at least 13.2-14.8vdc when the car is running. Check that the battery terminals are clean and tight. Also make sure the ground to your engine block(right behind the passengerside motor mount) is tight and secure.
There's a few things you can do with a meter to verify your car's electrical system. It really sounds like you have an alternator issue or a parasitic draw when the car is off, killing your battery. If you have a DVM, you can take the negative wire off of your battery and set the meter to read DC10AMPS. make sure all doors are closed and all lights are off. Put your meter in series with the battery and negative battery terminal and keep it connected for 5 minutes. The meter should read no higher than 70mA...which is what draws on your battery when the car is off. More than 70mA, then your car is killing your battery.
Your alternator may also be the culprit. Even if the alternator is producing 13.2+ volts, the diodes may be going bad and introducing AC ripple voltage, which the battery does not like. You can test this while the car is running. Set your meter to AC voltage setting and read across the battery. If it reads more than .5vac, or 500mV, then your diodes are bad(bad alternator). As mentioned, I would take it to most local auto stores and have your charging system checked out for free. If they say the battery is good, but needs charged, then I would perform the tests above on the alternator or pull the alternator out to have it bench tested. What ever you do tho, never disconnect the battery while the car is running...it will kill the alt almost instantly.
I think my wheels are still on a container.
I can't install it! It won't fit my OEM rear bumper right now (USDM). I'll be getting a JDM rear bumper eventually so I'll do a test fit them.pics of the vertex lip installed!
That's a good point. I have no idea honestly. I read a couple threads here that were old and a couple guys said the rear fit like a glove. It did come with a couple screws though :lol: And of course, I can't read the "instructions" it came with so I have no idea if it mentions it in that. I'll just have to see how it fits when I get a JDM rear and go from there.How does that lip adhere to the bumper? Unlike the Carson lip, it doesn't look like it has any area that will be of use with double-sided tape.
Ugh. I seriously haven't had time to clean them up or even snap a picture with my camera. I've got all four here now though!Let's see those wheels dood!
It's been 60+ all week here! So nice for a change. I'm really hoping it stays this way for a while. I've been working a bunch lately so more $$$ for my car :lol:slap everything together and take a pic!!!!! nah just playing, crazy weather doesnt help!! oh decided to keep the crash bar for the altezza bumper, got the body shop to modifye ( not sure if i spelled that right) it, went to look at it the day before... cant wait. And thats nothing compared to yours, cant imagine how you feel.. PATIENCE!!!!
That's not my car!looks good, nice and clean
Cuttin it close!I did have a few seconds to do a quick test fit of the wheels. Fitment should be where I want in the rear. The front... I'm a little worried about. They barely cleared my calipers with a 20mm spacer... I was hoping to only need a 10mm but I'll be lucky if they fit with a 15mm.
I should have some time this week to clean the wheels up and possibly get some pictures.
Ugh I know. Hopefully I get outta class early tomorrow so I can spend some time cleaning them up. How well they do clean up will be the deciding factor on whether or not I tear them apart to refinish them.Cuttin it close!
Can't wait for pics!
I can't wait to get the kit painted and installed!Vertex setup will look awesome! Did you buy those figs endlinks cause I cant find them on his website lol, or do you have to just message him?