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  • anti-rice 01sl2's project car

    Well everyone else has one, so I figured I better jump on the bandwagon..

    Here it is:

    - 2001 Saturn SL2 - AT w/ AC, no cruise control, and manual everything. -

    I bought this car in November of 2007. It had 73,000 miles on it. When I initially bought this car, I had fuel economy in mind, as well as a reliale backup form of transportation. After taking it for a test run, I was surprised at how "peppy" this little car was. Still I had no plans on modding it at all. A few pics of it before it saw a single wrench from my garage:

    One view of her, sitting in the driveway:


    And another:


    A few minor things were taken car of first...

    1) That rediculously ghey red pinstrip had to come off. It was kind of a PITA, but it came off.
    2) Secondly, I had to get rid of those stupid rims. Thanks Brian (Roundthirteen)!

    Slowly I've been tweeking this car as I get the goods. First thing to go on was the WAI.



    That set it all off. After that was installed and I heard the nasty growl coming from the filter, I was hooked.

    [center:ixke52cn]Current Mods:[/center:ixke52cn]

    Engine and Drivetrain
    - AEM WAI - blue
    - K&N Cone Filter (To replace the blindingly white AEM Dryflow)
    - Custom Injen heat shield. Was raw aluminum, painted with Duplicolor gunmetal wheel paint and added Injen decal.
    - Spectre breather filter
    - OBX 4-2-1 SS Header -> Magnaflow Cat -> Thermal Research and Development Catback Exhaust System
    - Saturn Motorsports Big Bore Throttlebody
    - OBX 11.3mm Plug Wires - blue

    Exterior
    - Clear sidemarkers.
    - VHT NiteShades smoked taillights
    - SL1 trunk panel conversion - painted to match.
    - SPS banner on windshield and decals on rear doors.
    - DRL deleted

    Suspension and Braking
    - 15" Motegi MR7s on decent Continental Skins. Will eventually be the winter set.
    - AMR Engineering Front Strut Bar - nickel coated.
    - Rear Disc Brake Conversion
    - Hawk HPS brake pads all the way around
    - Goodridge Stainless Steel brake lines
    - Calipers painted blue with G2 two-part epoxy paint
    - Caliper brackets painted black with G2 two-part epoxy paint
    - TriNet drilled and slotted black rotors all the way around
    - KYB GR2 shocks all the way around
    - Intrax drop springs
    - Energy Suspensions Hyperflex Polyurethane bushing Master Kit




    [center:ixke52cn]Future Mods:[/center:ixke52cn]
    - 5 Speed Swap - already have the Fidanza flywheel and vms150 Short-Throw Shifter. Complete manual transaxle equipment from 3rd gen SC. Last thing I need is the ACT 6-puck Kit.
    - completely black enterior - already have it, just need the time to install.
    - Groundpounder TAM
    - Pimped SC2 Dogbone Motor Mounts - awaiting
    - Pimped SC2 Lower Trans Mount - awaiting
    - AMR Engineering Rear Strut bar, Nickel Coated - awaiting
    - A decent tint (any suggestions? I want it dark...)
    - SDA Ported and Polished Composite Intake Manifold - Already have it.
    - AEM Wideband O2 Sensor - Already have it.
    - Apex'i SAFC2 piggyback system - Already have it.
    - Mid-Penn Motorsports Cams - already have 'em.

    The turd is now in the garage and will be going under the knife very soon to do the brakes, hyperflex, drop springs, etc. I will keep posting with pics. Until then....

    EDIT:

    Engine as it looks now:





    - Nate

    2001 SL2m - Just about everything BUT the boost. High comp./N20 motor on the way.
    2000 SW2a - Newest member to the fold. .04 factory overbore.
    1998 Chevrolet 1500 Heavy 1/2 Ton. - Overweight, underpowered, bored .04

  • #2
    Re: anti-rice 01sl2's project car

    Waiting for pics! haha
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    • #3
      Re: anti-rice 01sl2's project car

      Oh yeah, here's a pic of the way the engine bay looks currently:

      - Nate

      2001 SL2m - Just about everything BUT the boost. High comp./N20 motor on the way.
      2000 SW2a - Newest member to the fold. .04 factory overbore.
      1998 Chevrolet 1500 Heavy 1/2 Ton. - Overweight, underpowered, bored .04

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      • #4
        Re: anti-rice 01sl2's project car

        Update: added a few pics of the motor to first post.

        pics and updates on rear discs is coming..
        - Nate

        2001 SL2m - Just about everything BUT the boost. High comp./N20 motor on the way.
        2000 SW2a - Newest member to the fold. .04 factory overbore.
        1998 Chevrolet 1500 Heavy 1/2 Ton. - Overweight, underpowered, bored .04

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        • #5
          Re: anti-rice 01sl2's project car

          dang dude, I've never realized how awesome your engine looks all clean and shiny.
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          • #6
            Re: anti-rice 01sl2's project car

            yeah she looks ok when she feels like it. the whore.
            - Nate

            2001 SL2m - Just about everything BUT the boost. High comp./N20 motor on the way.
            2000 SW2a - Newest member to the fold. .04 factory overbore.
            1998 Chevrolet 1500 Heavy 1/2 Ton. - Overweight, underpowered, bored .04

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            • #7
              Re: anti-rice 01sl2's project car

              ok here we go...

              [center:2yw13vkf]Rear Drum Brake to Rear Disc Brake Conversion[/center:2yw13vkf]

              Well this has been a little project going on the side for a while. I've had a checklist for quite some time and I;ve been checking off the items as I got em. Basically here's the run down.

              - Rear knuckles from 93 SC2, completely dismantled, wired off with a wheel and die-grinder. Then painted with duplicolor black engine enamel.
              - New rear wheel bearing assemblies, painted to match and installed.
              - Two front and two rear calipers, brand new, painted blue with high temp brush on G2 Caliper PaintSystem epoxy.
              - Rear Caliper bracket salvaged, cleaned, and painted black with high temp brush on G2 Caliper PaintSystem epoxy. Same for the brand new front brackets. (For some reason you can get the front brackets from Vato-Zone and Murray's, but not the rears... :shock: I decided to start with the blue. So after I plugged off all bleeder holes, brake line holes, and masked off the pistons, they went onto the rack.

              Before:




              After:


              Just to let ya know, this stuff is a PITA, but its the best you can get. After a patient, long double coating, the calipers dried to a nice glossy blue finish.

              The next night, I did the caliper brackets in black. I also decided to do the e-brake bracket that mounts to the rear calipers in black. Man it takes longer than you might think.









              And now, they dry. Tomorrow (if I get any time) I will contnue to tear down the brakes on all four wheels. Basically I'm leaving the old calipers hooked up. The new calipers will go on last along with the goodridge lines.
              - Nate

              2001 SL2m - Just about everything BUT the boost. High comp./N20 motor on the way.
              2000 SW2a - Newest member to the fold. .04 factory overbore.
              1998 Chevrolet 1500 Heavy 1/2 Ton. - Overweight, underpowered, bored .04

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              • #8
                Re: anti-rice 01sl2's project car

                Where'd you get the calipers media-blasted at? You re-did those things in a matter of like a week haha.

                You have too much shit to put on that car.
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                • #9
                  Re: anti-rice 01sl2's project car

                  Originally posted by GBRunner24
                  Where'd you get the calipers media-blasted at? You re-did those things in a matter of like a week haha.

                  You have too much shit to put on that car.
                  Let's just say I have a connection at the Milford Proving Grounds.. very nice sandblasting equipment..

                  As for the too much shit statement... I have nothing to say against it. I'm crossing my fingers to see some improvement. And the way I see it, I have all winter to work on it. :twisted:
                  - Nate

                  2001 SL2m - Just about everything BUT the boost. High comp./N20 motor on the way.
                  2000 SW2a - Newest member to the fold. .04 factory overbore.
                  1998 Chevrolet 1500 Heavy 1/2 Ton. - Overweight, underpowered, bored .04

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                  • #10
                    Re: anti-rice 01sl2's project car

                    haha and if you ever need a hand, I've got nothing better to do honestly.
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                    • #11
                      Re: anti-rice 01sl2's project car

                      looks really nice nate to bad iam to far to go and help you finish your car, i have mine to start moding
                      paul<br />01 sl2-RIP<br />02 ford escort zx2, all i could afford<br />mods-jvc head unit, interior lights on the way

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                      • #12
                        Re: anti-rice 01sl2's project car

                        wow, nice! Everything looks great.
                        98 SL2m - Intake, Raceland coilovers, daily driver
                        94 SW2a>m - slammed and boosted 9 PSI - sloppymechanics.com inspired. Now owned by Importsdontlikeme.
                        94 SC2m - Build in progress, Ford EDIS, 720cc's, stock engine, MS2v3.57 7 on the road again

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                        • #13
                          Re: anti-rice 01sl2's project car

                          thanks!!

                          yeah tyler (gbrunner24) and I are working on the rear drums right now. these are proving to be quite a bitch. The outer drums are on there pretty good. Got one off, working on the other now.

                          Tyler did a quick porting job on his TB. didn't turn out too bad either.
                          - Nate

                          2001 SL2m - Just about everything BUT the boost. High comp./N20 motor on the way.
                          2000 SW2a - Newest member to the fold. .04 factory overbore.
                          1998 Chevrolet 1500 Heavy 1/2 Ton. - Overweight, underpowered, bored .04

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                          • #14
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                            Fucking drums!
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                            • #15
                              Re: anti-rice 01sl2's project car

                              Originally posted by GBRunner24
                              Fucking drums!
                              meh thats going to be cake compared to this hyperflex kit. I just pieced it all out, looks like its all there.
                              - Nate

                              2001 SL2m - Just about everything BUT the boost. High comp./N20 motor on the way.
                              2000 SW2a - Newest member to the fold. .04 factory overbore.
                              1998 Chevrolet 1500 Heavy 1/2 Ton. - Overweight, underpowered, bored .04

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