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    Quote Originally Posted by tsingson View Post
    I like the tan.
    swap interiors with him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kung fu jesus View Post
    I will go for something similar to this, but red carpet and accents.

    Ah, very nice. It'd be fun to meet at some point and have the cars side by side (assuming mine gets completed within the next decade or so) - black/red on white in different ways.

    Edit: I also just looked at my old build thread and saw that photobucket just screwed all the photos. Where does everyone else go nowadays to host?

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    RE: photobucket, there is a plugin for most browsers, but a lot of people became frustrated and pulled their images down. The plugin works well on a computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatmiata View Post
    swap interiors with him?
    Did the tan leather NB1 seats already. If it was tan Lotus seats, then hell yeah. But I have black Lotus seats coming. Beginning of next month. Just watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsingson View Post
    Sorry guys. As much as I love the white, gotta say I love the Silver just a tad bit more.
    I suspect bias...
    Quote Originally Posted by tsingson View Post
    I like the tan.
    Me too, buuut, there's definitely bias there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsingson View Post
    Did the tan leather NB1 seats already. If it was tan Lotus seats, then hell yeah. But I have black Lotus seats coming. Beginning of next month. Just watch.
    ...right after I've got the NB listed, lols

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    Not sure I follow.

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    I think he means he put his NB up for sale?

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    Between conference calls and project updates, I pulled the exhaust manifold, the midpipe, both O2 sensors, and EGR. This came apart easier than on my 10ae.

    The car had a CEL for rear O2 sensor, like the 10ae, but I knew better. At 160k, it’s still on the original cat. When I reset the codes, the catalyst and EGR monitors wouldn’t go to ready, so I knew this work was needed.

    I had ordered a Cobalt cat and midpipe from Moss, as it was on sale, it’s stainless and 2.5” in diameter so it should uncork the exhaust nicely. My friend has an NB2 exhaust mani and EGR tube, so I’ll pick that up from him and put it all in the car.

    I cleaned the EGR with throttle body cleaner and emory cloth tonight as well. The rear O2 sensor arrived as well (Amazon Prime FTW!). I’ll get this all in the car over the week end and smog it Monday.

    There may be some horse tradin’ going on Saturday, so this project has kicked into high gear.


    The stock exhaust mani and down pipe. This took more than a few ugga-duggas of the ol’ impact wrench to get apart. Thankfully, no stripped or broken hardware!


    Ye olde cat and midpipe. No surprises here either, whew!

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    I need to do my cat and O2 sensor I believe. Light comes on every so often and reads Cat but when reset, it takes a while to come back. I will probably get to it in the summer.

    I remember when we did my 01 mani. Good times.

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    I did a thing.

    Anthony, check your coils and EGR as well.

    One of the primary mods I have in store is converting to COPs just to stop the chain reaction effect bad, stock coils cause on the NB1s.

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    It said P0420 which I read was Cat?

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    Most likely. I had the same (similar because CA emission codes) on the 10ae. I replaced the cat, midpipe, and rear O2. It went away. However, I had it earlier for the front cat, replaced it and it fouled again really fast (<1 year). FWIW, the midpipe I ordered from Moss shipped from their VA warehouse. Keep in mind it will likely increase the sound on your exhaust too, piping that large.

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    Might have to just do the Cat. Not really wanting my exhaust any louder than it is now.

    But really digging the NB1. With the tan leather interior, was this an LS model?

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    Any muffler shop could *probably* just replace the cat, but expect them to say the whole midpipe needs to be replaced with it. IF you choose to go 2.25" ask them to ask a resonator to reduce drone.

    Not sure of the package on the NB. It's white with tan. Leather seats, PW, 5sp, Torsen, CC, fogs, 5sp, Nardi wheel, Bose, hardtop w/ headliner and defrost. It has Bilstein yellows and stock springs. The tan is going away. It also has crossdrilled rotors, Powerstop pads, Advanti Storm S1s (15x8 +25), 225-50-15 A/S tires.

    It also has VBR upper ball joints, RB intake, RB axle back exhaust. It's really well maintained and largely unmodified, very clean underneath. Got it for $4k, so I think it's a good price for this.

    I've repaired the CC (easy fix), cleaned up the paint, adjusted the door. I've got some nice upgrades ready when I get it smogged and registered next week.
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