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[SIZE=2][FONT=Arial]I just don't understand. I've got less than 30K on my car and have had to replace .
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LOL, how does that old cliche go? something like --

"speed costs money; how fast do you want to spend?"

how many of those things were replaced because they were worn out, and how many were "upgrades" ?


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Upgrade / replace, all the same to me. Very few of the items have not had to be replaced at one time or another over the past 9 years. Most costly has been the new trans and clutch. If they'll hold out for another 10 years, I'm good. My saying is, "if you wanna play with the big dogs then you gotta go big."


IF MY CAR WENT AS FAST AS THE MONEY I SPEND ON IT, I'D WIN EVERY RACE
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Upgrade / replace, all the same to me. Very few of the items have not had to be replaced at one time or another over the past 9 years. Most costly has been the new trans and clutch. If they'll hold out for another 10 years, I'm good. My saying is, "if you wanna play with the big dogs then you gotta go big."
I saw that picture of your car earlier. If my car looked that fast I'd be embarrassed if I didn't wear out/break a few parts. Great look, nice color and stance. Decals and stripes awesome and fast looking.

All the best.

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Car's too loud to let it warm up and get the defroster going, and I have to navigate a neighborhood of narrow streets and parked cars first thing out from my house in the morning so I have to be able to see
I hear ya. There's been a few mornings where I've had to stick my head out with window down in 20 degree mornings to be able to drive because these cars take sooooo long to warm up. Ice scrapers don't work. Windshield refreezes.
As far as noise, either the neighbors are use to it or they figure there's no point in saying anything.

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I saw that picture of your car earlier. If my car looked that fast I'd be embarrassed if I didn't wear out/break a few parts. Great look, nice color and stance. Decals and stripes awesome and fast looking. All the best.
Thanks for the compliments. Its been a blast to drive and it gets better each year. One knows stepping into this sport, that it'll be costly, you just hope it comes in spurts and not waves. We've been fortunate, until last year, that the expenses were in spurts and manageable. Adding a new trans and clutch within 6 months of each other in 2016, was an unexpected wave...busted our budget big time. Had to reduce the race schedule this year to recover. Now we're back on track, looking forward to a full season next year.

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I hear ya. There's been a few mornings where I've had to stick my head out with window down in 20 degree mornings to be able to drive because these cars take sooooo long to warm up. Ice scrapers don't work. Windshield refreezes.
As far as noise, either the neighbors are use to it or they figure there's no point in saying anything.
Problem I have with mine is that even if I get the windshield clear, the inside fogs up really bad and I can't get rid of it. And the short drop windows really don't like any accumulation of ice and snow, so I feel better just putting the poor thing away. I definitely can't run it in the mornings now because my new neighbor works nights and gets in at 1 or 2 AM (and I'm leaving for work at 6:45 or so).

But, tonight it's 50 degrees outside and dry, and I might just have to take it for a spin

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Oh man, what perfect timing. I love Nellie but damn, started having a creak in the rear end, turned into a clunk (almost sounds like if you put a 10mm socket in the bare trunk and it was moving around over bumps).

After checking everything, which felt tight, and a lot of listening I determined the sound was coming from the middle of the rear seat. Ah, UCA. SO, ordered J&M Adj, UCA & mount. Put it in, test drove. Great, no more clunk. Feels tight. Drive home. I hear one clunk. Figured I was insane. Come the nest day, and now on every drive, the clunk is back. Ugh. Not nearly as bad but still.

So, back into troubleshooting mode. But still love her

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. . .. I love Nellie but damn, started having a creak in the rear end, turned into a clunk . . . I determined the sound was coming from the middle of the rear seat. Ah, UCA. SO, ordered J&M Adj, UCA & mount. Put it in, test drove. Great, no more clunk. Feels tight. Drive home. I hear one clunk. Figured I was insane. Come the nest day, and now on every drive, the clunk is back. Ugh. Not nearly as bad but still.

So, back into troubleshooting mode. But still love her
Yeah my 2010 has developed some clunks both front and rear, which I guess isn't so bad with 95,000 miles on the clock.

Make sure you used the "anti clunk washers" correctly in that J&M rear UCA. I think that is the same one that I have and I also developed a mysterious new clunk shortly after it was installed. I noticed that my installer had some parts left over -- the anti-clunk washers -- and I asked him to install on my next visit. It seems like maybe that helped but I still have some clunks.

BTW I usually do this stuff myself so I can make sure it is done right, but I don't have the tools to measure/adjust the pinion angle so I had a shop do this one.

This winter I plan to replace most of the suspension components (rear and front LCA's and maybe a different UCA) and hopefully the clunks will go away.

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