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50....errr...Two Shades of Grey. An Encore Build Thread

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  1. 94 Cobra R

    94 Cobra R Same Ol Same Ol Premium Member Established Member

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    I've read of UPR K-Members literally coming apart on cars with heavy cornering aspirations, so be careful!
     
  2. musclecarresort

    musclecarresort Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Chrome moly?! Lol were they HDPE only cars? Never heard of that. I’ve had a handful of UPR k members and put them through the ringer with no issue. Guess there are ghost stories with every brand out there. Thanks for the heads up though!
     
  3. mysteed

    mysteed Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Man that underside is CLEAN! This car is coming together quite fast.
     
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  4. Revvv

    Revvv Infinity Poster Established Member

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    It would look good painted top and bottom. Attention to detail adds class.

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  5. Revvv

    Revvv Infinity Poster Established Member

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    This may be one of my favorite New Edge Mustang builds. I'm living vicariously through you and enjoying each step.

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  6. musclecarresort

    musclecarresort Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Thank you brother!

    Just dropped the new k member and oil pan off at powder coat. He’s going to rush them back to me so we’re not at a stand still for more than a couple days. It really pays to have good working relationships with the same guys year after year. K member and a arms are going bronze. Canton pan is going wrinkle blue to match the VC’s. All is well once again lol
    Side note...I must have almost 3 grand worth of coating/ceramic on this car at this juncture. Anyone that says attention to details is cheap lied to you
     
  7. musclecarresort

    musclecarresort Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Thanks! It’s been a grind but we’re committed!
     
  8. DSG2003Mach1

    DSG2003Mach1 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    literally nobody has ever said anything near that to me lol. I'm well aware it wouldn't be true, hell I've spent an extra $30 on an oddball hose end to route something in such a way as to satisfy my OCD
     
  9. musclecarresort

    musclecarresort Well-Known Member Established Member

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    While waiting on the Powdercoat decided to titanium wrap the up-pipe, downpipe and cross over on the Hotside. Overkill maybe, since everything is 2000 degree ceramic coated already but all these pipes are directly in the engine bay so I want to keep temps down as much as possible. The fact that it works with the color palette is a bonus stylistically IMG_7981.jpg
     
  10. musclecarresort

    musclecarresort Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Thought you guys might like this little sneak peek....having one off floor mats made for the car....my awesome interior guy sent me this preview of the embroidery. Saleen logo done in bronze with navy outline :D IMG_7982.jpg
     
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  11. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Handlebar mustaches... PSSHHH! Established Member

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    Very cool... looking great!


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  12. Nightmare302

    Nightmare302 OhChuteRacing Owner Established Member

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    Looks like the MM k you were using is their regular K member with the cross brace. The hellion specific MM K member doesn't have that brace and was what was used to design the hellion kits. Bummer you had to go to UPR. About 10 notches down in terms of handling ability but if this is a "Fun" car it won't really matter that much.

    I LOVE the color scheme. Excited to see more!
     
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  13. patc84

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    ^ I daily my car with the whole UPR front suspension. 0 issues.

    and have used their suspension on 3 prev cars with no issues.

    Cant wait to see if all wrapped up. looks amazing so far, OCD detail wise!
     
  14. musclecarresort

    musclecarresort Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I learned the hard way of the Hellion specific k member. It completely escaped me until we ran into the fitment issue. I’m sure the “consensus” is that the UPR is far inferior but I’ve had both...many times each, and could never tell/feel a difference. This car will be so tight with the torque arm, panhard, sway bars and 4 corner coil overs that I strongly doubt it constitutes a downgrade of any kind. You are right though, the car is not meant to a dedicated track car. More a car that can take exit ramps ferociously :D
    Thanks!
     
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  15. musclecarresort

    musclecarresort Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Man I have the best Powdercoat guy on the planet. Turned this stuff around to me in 48 hours. Might look even better than the other setup once installed too IMG_8027.JPG IMG_8028.JPG
     
  16. biminiLX

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    Your guy is good buddy!
    Can he do Teal? :)
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  17. musclecarresort

    musclecarresort Well-Known Member Established Member

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    It juuuussstttt clears now! Lol we can continue on now! Looks pretty sharp too imo (except for the ding in the bottom of the new canton pan that I didn’t notice until after installing it sighhh) IMG_8032.JPG IMG_8033.JPG IMG_8035.JPG IMG_8036.JPG IMG_8037.JPG IMG_8040.JPG
     
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  18. musclecarresort

    musclecarresort Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Any color you want brother
     
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  19. musclecarresort

    musclecarresort Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Didn’t plan on doing this but....here it is for the first time in the sun with wheels. Humbly and honestly I have to say...this thing is STUNNING (obvious suspension adjustments and possibly some narrower front tires aside). Pics don’t do the car any justice. All due respect to the DSG car (sorry Geoff) this is easily the most masterful creation to date IMG_8067.jpg IMG_8065.jpg IMG_8064.jpg IMG_8066.jpg
     
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  20. DSG2003Mach1

    DSG2003Mach1 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Im pretty sure I saw spec of dust on the car in one of the photos, not telling you which



















    those valve covers looks so damned good
     
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