So, I've been running the 75 program and I can confirm I've seen a few mpg increase. Great news, but as soon as I add bigger tires I'm sure it will disappear. Might just opt for a performance setting and sell a little more plasma..
I picked one up a few weeks ago, and have been running the economy tune with 91oct, I'm averaging 18 in town and 22-26 hwy depending on speed. I'm happy with it
So I had these el cheapo fog lights laying around and decided to throw them on my rack as side lighting. I think they turned out pretty good and once they shoot craps I can just replace the lights (and the cheap switch) and the wiring will already be ran. Now I just need to drive in the dark some time...
Here's some shots of my actual lights at night. I didn't like how the light pattern shots turned out so I'll re-shoot them later. I really like the side lights. They work great. Went through Jack-in-the-Box last night and they hadn't turned on their outdoor lights (even though it was dusk) so I had to use mine to light the drive through menu just to order.
Here's what I spent the last few days on. I was re-torquing the front end after installing the OME HD suspension a few weeks back and the sway bar/stabilizer bar/linkage bar lower bolt snapped (before even reaching 80ft lbs.) Had to extract the bolt and then re-tap the threads inside the lower control arm. Good times.
Threw the front Spidertrax spacers on while I was re-torquing the front end. Also picked up new rear brake pads and rotors today. I want to change them out before threadlocking the rear Spidertrax. I'm digging the increased tire track on the front. After the rear brakes, I'll do the rear fender and front pinch weld mods...then ready to test fit some new rubbers. Have an in at Big O' and am looking at the Nitto Terra Grapplers in 285 or 265x70R17.
What size/pitch tap did you use to re-do those threads? I'm in the same boat
If its the same bolt, it'll be the M12 1.75 tap. You can verify by using the equivalent die disk on your replacement bolt. It should screw on just like a nut.
Also, You may not want to tap all the way through b/c the bolt tapers ever so slightly at the end and may not seat perfectly if you widen the end threads. You'll be able to check your progress from the under side of the control arm, since the bolt protrudes out the back side. I should have used a smaller extractor b/c I think I jiggered the last few threads up and now the bolt won't torque all the way down. I'll have to work that issue out next. I may need to insert a Heli-Coil. It's always something...good luck
Just spent a great weekend in Ft. Collins hitting up every brewery in sight. Good times. Just too much knocking from that lower stabilizer bolt. It's effectively stripped out. May go the heli-coil route or just take it to my mechanic. Tonight, however, I was able to install my new rear brake pads and rotors. The old rotors were certainly rusted in place. Hammer-time!
Some before and after shots. These were the original pads/rotors! 77,000 miles!