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98 ZX2: Mellowness65(many pics)
on: December 10, 2008, 11:07:42 PM
« Last Edit: December 10, 2008, 11:13:37 PM by mellowness65 »
I bought my car in August 2006 as a cheap college car with good economy. At the time it had been previously owned by an elderly couple and was a grocery getter and not much else.  It had 35k on it and was in fairly good shape.  The options list was small: 14" alloys and atx:mad: I wasn't concerned in the least about modding, but I got a cd player and some vinyl floormats because my stockers were disgusting.  I also thought about getting the factory spoiler, thank God I didnt do that
Then:



Late fall I joined teamzx2, looked around some, didn't really care about any of it and didn't really become active til early spring.  I got 17" rims from a friend, got an iceman from dropt, and visited mac for some leather seats 8)


mm tractor

it should also be noted i drove over a curb(intentionally) and cleared it easily on stock suspension
later on in summer of '07 I got tinted windows, not much else.  Fall I bought parts, installed a partial dark charcoal interior from zx2guy, winter 07 I put sr struts and dropzone springs on, didn't get many pics


Spring 08 I found an sr cluster and got a cf overlay from zx2guy


stripped and powdercoated my valve cover, installed a superchip and new plugs and ford racing wires, on premium gas i saw over 40 mpg highway

won an sr steering wheel off ebay for a carryover

Bought a parts car in April, got it for power windows, power locks, and cruise.  I figured it'd plug in, unfortunately said plugs weren't present on my car, so a whole wiring harness was going to have to be swapped. and so it began






Re: 98 ZX2: Mellowness65
Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008, 11:09:07 PM
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summer pics

I got used to the mx3 seat while I had my good seats out, so I'm still rocking it:goofy:


I'm waiting for my good cruse control wheel to show up and I'll have that in too

Interior is done for the most part, I inverted my two tone and swapped vents to mix it in better



Re: 98 ZX2: Mellowness65
Reply #2 on: December 10, 2008, 11:11:35 PM
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 04:00:00 PM by Guest »
This fall:
Got some better pics of my car the last few weeks, just my current projects


Gunmetal Tails from AZN


Got my calipers back, I rebuilt 1 last night


rebuild kits

like everything, JDM matterz y0

Caliper guts




raw parts preview of finished brakes


Couple pics, I haven't finished any of my projects so hey why not start some more?










Re: 98 ZX2: Mellowness65(many pics)
Reply #3 on: December 10, 2008, 11:24:11 PM
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 04:00:00 PM by Guest »
New pics from today, I waxed the car over Thanksgiving so the water was beading pretty well











Future Plans:
CF Trunk
CF SPC
CF Wiper Cowl
CF Wing :mrgreen:
Install header(hotshot)
2.5" exhaust
New(Redone) Seats
Install Black Headlights
Paint & Install WW kit
New Wheels
Better Intake
Put in MTX swap w/ LSD & 5th Gear Swap & NGP0
TWM
Probably '99 S/R Shift Knob(have both years)
Speakers
Glass Fenders
Install Fogs
Focus Head
Install Rear Disc
M3 Mirrors
...


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Re: 98 ZX2: Mellowness65(many pics)
Reply #4 on: December 11, 2008, 03:52:51 AM
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Always liked your car bro. Its clean and love that color. What kind of camera are you using. It is great on close up's.
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Re: 98 ZX2: Mellowness65(many pics)
Reply #5 on: December 11, 2008, 08:58:08 AM
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thanks man I appreciate it
the camera is an Olympus Stylus, I think it's an 830 but I forget at the moment
It has a lot of fancy settings I haven't used much of, but it has a close up setting and a super close up setting where if it's more than about 6" from the lens it's too far away, I used the both for different shots and I think they came out well


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Re: 98 ZX2: Mellowness65(many pics)
Reply #6 on: December 11, 2008, 12:28:37 PM
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Oh i have that on my Kodak C813..not sure how to use that stuff yet..haha I am noob. So is this still your daily driver or fun car?
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Re: 98 ZX2: Mellowness65(many pics)
Reply #7 on: December 11, 2008, 02:26:29 PM
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yea I'm not sure how to work half the stuff on my camera either, I'm just learning as i go(checked and the official name is "Stylus 830 All-Weather") so I'm repping the camera noob title with pride 8-)
this is my only running car so it's the fun/daily/roadtrip/college car and I've put almost 40k on it in two and a half years(that number surprises me). I got it with 35k on it and now it's in the low 70k's


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Re: 98 ZX2: Mellowness65(many pics)
Reply #8 on: December 11, 2008, 07:51:07 PM
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Do the MTX swap now! :). I love the wet carbon fiber hood when it was wet. I saved that as my background. Hope you dont mind!


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Re: 98 ZX2: Mellowness65(many pics)
Reply #9 on: December 11, 2008, 08:09:33 PM
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Quote from: "mellowness65"
yea I'm not sure how to work half the stuff on my camera either, I'm just learning as i go(checked and the official name is "Stylus 830 All-Weather") so I'm repping the camera noob title with pride 8-)
this is my only running car so it's the fun/daily/roadtrip/college car and I've put almost 40k on it in two and a half years(that number surprises me). I got it with 35k on it and now it's in the low 70k's


Does look great even being a daily driver. It should last you awhile as long as you take care of it. Have you thought about doing a mtx swap?
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Re: 98 ZX2: Mellowness65(many pics)
Reply #10 on: December 12, 2008, 12:26:10 AM
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Yeah I've thought about it, I already have a B&M I want to upgrade to a TWM, I have a 98 tranny that I want to do a fifth gear swap in, all the various pieces, S/R master cylinder that'll be right when I put my rear discs on, I'm getting a used centerforce(~1k miles), I've paid the deposit for a MFactory LSD, I have NGP0 for the pcm, S/R shift knobs and the 99 look-alike, I'll use that if I go TWM, ES tranny mounts, ES shifter inserts, probably gonna get a Fiddy as well.  I'm a firm believer of doing things right the first time so I don't have to do it twice :mrgreen:


Re: 98 ZX2: Mellowness65(many pics)
Reply #11 on: December 13, 2008, 04:31:16 AM
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Nice car, clean and off to a good start.
Never underestimate a good driver, and a determined little 4 banger.


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Re: 98 ZX2: Mellowness65(many pics)
Reply #12 on: December 13, 2008, 11:11:08 AM
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Nice CF hood......wonder hwo brought it to ya???  :o
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Re: 98 ZX2: Mellowness65(many pics)
Reply #13 on: December 14, 2008, 07:35:47 AM
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was this the same one you had on your car kevin?
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Re: 98 ZX2: Mellowness65(many pics)
Reply #14 on: December 14, 2008, 09:44:15 PM
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Quote from: "zx2loon"
Nice CF hood......wonder hwo brought it to ya???  :o
the cf hood fairy:)