Hey all. Thought id start a forum “build” log for the stuff i’ve done to my daily so far. I’ve had her for awhile now.
What she looked like when i first saw her
The first to go was the ugly bonnet and headlight plasti dip that was a pain to remove. Replaced rear door passo door and put the rear seats back in and put door handles on, the drivers rear and front drivers were broken.
Let mods start. some Kancil window visors and window tint with front window tint banner and lowering springs
A little date with a friends mira out and about
While the engine was fine it was just worn and old with over 200,000 on it over 25 ish years so out it came and that went to a fellow L2D member
I replaced it with another EF-EL but this one had just touched 70,000ks and was abit younger and very very healthy
So after all that i kept her the same for awhile and used her to get to work everyday and was very very reliable and smooth I decided to see what the little girl will do on the dyno
She got back to back numbers of 33.3 and 33.2hp I was very happy with these numbers
So since she has been a good little girl I gave her a little treat as i started to fall hard inlove with her and installed a TRxx rear top wing. Installed with nutserts with bolts with silicone around the bolt holes so it wont leak.
As weeks go by she remains very reliable so i can’t help it but i give her another little special item. I S2 rear TRxx bar
The rear lights on the bar are connected on the same circuit so they light up with little to no wiring needed.
Months go by and she does her job, countless hang outs and fun little times in her i am well and truly inlove
The interior has had little updates the main one being the trxx cluster that makes life alot better and its great to see the little needle go well into the rev as the ef/el red lines at 9.2k, some little dash toys and a random clock in the air vent.
Now for a change up, i’ve been abit of a bass head over the years but this time i wanted a crystal clear but super loud system So i started collecting and drawing up plans
At this point i’ve got most of want i need so i start building
box tuned at 32hz
Finally wrapped in suede and thats the door pods complete.
Sadly the project comes to a stand still for almost 2 months as bad health takes over and i can’t walk 90% of the time. I was going nuts and just wanted to tinker with molly so i start looking online in japan and on facebook for items i can buy and fingers crossed i’m better when they arrive. I jumped on facebook and i saw a bargain deal! check them out.
A total of $169 with postage from perth! WHAT A BARGAIN. I put them on but soon noticed the tyres were abit rough but lucky me as i happened to have 4 brand new tyres so i had them installed at my local tyre shop and oh boy isn’t she a cutie with her new shoes.
If you’ve got a keen eye you would notice the clock is gone and there is a center console of some sorts. I made that out of a sirion piece and heavily modified it to fit as a factory bit. but don’t worry the dash won’t stay that ugly for long, as i was unable to go out for a long time i spent a long time on yahoo japan auctions and found some gems
First item i received is a factory strut brace that made a massive amount of differences! i no longer float into corners.
Chrome door handles. From non matching ugly doors to pretty handles all matching.
She is getting fancy now! We have a burger tray and a digital clock in the dash now with fixed air vents. <3 looks so nice now.
Now that i’m feeling better lets finish off that custom sub install. Bulk photo dump incoming
So now the sub box is fully finished with fabric covering it all and fixed into place TIME TO INSTALL THE WOOFERS
Factory shelf with middle cut out and bottom shortened, used the frame for the overall size and shape! 6mm mdf cut to shape and glued/fiberglassed on and sanded and covered in same fabric. MUCH BETTER!
The curve looks worse in photos but in person you can’t notice. Maybe down the track i will try and stiffen it up but need all the clearance for the movement of the subs
Awesome! so we’re pretty much upto date now !
The interiors latest photo, some things have been added like twin stringer volt meters on the blank panel and i have multiple parts still coming in the mail and i have a full front end refresh waiting to be installed. I’ll try and keep the build thread updated.
Oh almost forgot. The plates to rep LiveToDai #L2D
Peace out guys
Factory side skirts repaired and color matched and installed. I’m inlove