Finally back in a Terminator

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It's been a long time since I've owned an 03 an been active on these forums but I'm back! This forum was always a great source of knowledge(and memes) so I'm sure that hasn't changed. I just brought home a 03 Redfire coupe, 76k miles and has a decent amount of mods I've come to discover. I say discover because I bought it from a dealership and they didn't know alot about the mods. It's basically a full bolt on pullied car with a SRA swap and full suspension. It has been 12 years since I've sold my DSG cobra and it seems some things have changed but not alot. I will post a few pictures of it and then I have some questions for you guys about the things I'm unsure of on this car. The first question would be the rims, the dealer told me they were rims off a 2020 saleen mustang. While from my digging, these look a little different from those rims, what do you guys say?
EDIT: apparently pictures from my phone are too large for the server, how do I downsize them lol
 

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Ok I downloaded a photo compressor app and got some pics up! First off I have alot of cosmetic changes I'm going to make. Not a fan of the billet theme this car has. I also have some side molding to attend to as alot of the clips are broken. I also want to get some different rims that fit my style. I don't like the valvecovers/TB being painted red(poorly at that) but thats all stuff I can fix. So what exactly are these 20" wheels guys?
 

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Ok I downloaded a photo compressor app and got some pics up! First off I have alot of cosmetic changes I'm going to make. Not a fan of the billet theme this car has. I also have some side molding to attend to as alot of the clips are broken. I also want to get some different rims that fit my style. I don't like the valvecovers/TB being painted red(poorly at that) but thats all stuff I can fix. So what exactly are these 20" wheels guys?
They appear to be Roush RS3 wheels, from the gen 1 coyote
 

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Congratulations! Nice Redfire overall. What's up with the oblong (large) hood pin plates? That's one thing I would change if it's possible. I agree with the excessive billet pieces, but those are all fairly easy and inexpensive fixes.

Will you mainly drive it on weekends?
 

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Congratulations! Nice Redfire overall. What's up with the oblong (large) hood pin plates? That's one thing I would change if it's possible. I agree with the excessive billet pieces, but those are all fairly easy and inexpensive fixes.

Will you mainly drive it on weekends?
Thanks! It has many things I've got to correct, the interior is the worst for the billet pieces, I'll have to post a picture. The hood pins are weird, you push a button then they allow you to slide a deadbolt out and open the hood, I don't like the look either. Yes I will mainly drive it on weekends and nice weather if possible.
 

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Glad to have ya back in the saddle!

Is it just me or does the pulley look kinda large? Could be the angle/lighting I suppose. Maybe 3.1 + lower combo?
I think it's a stock upper. It's making 13#s of boost and it has headers on it. I'm thinking stock upper and a 6# lower? What do you guys think? I guess I could just measure it though
 

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those hood pins aren't too bah imho

the aluminum stuff could easily be powder coated or at least grab a mothers power ball, mothers mag polish and a drill - will make quick work of cleaning it up so it at least looks nice.
 

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Very cool. I keep watching for my old Terminator to pop up for sale. It's a twin turbo auto build now, but I actually had plans to do that back in the day anyway. I would probably have to swap the trans for a 6spd, because reasons. I have the 01, but would still snag an 03 if a good deal came along.
 

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Here are pictures of the interior. At first glance I thought they were 10th anniversary seats but they are definitely different. The A/C plate and controls are all billet :( The window controls and even the damn radio antenna are billet! Can I purchase the stock parts from somewhere?
 

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PO had some taste of his own that’s for sure. Good luck. Stock 03-04 seats are $$$$$. The billet stuff is easy to fix.
 

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Here are pictures of the interior. At first glance I thought they were 10th anniversary seats but they are definitely different. The A/C plate and controls are all billet :( The window controls and even the damn radio antenna are billet! Can I purchase the stock parts from somewhere?
LMR has all stock stuff, or at least most of it.

Yeah those seats gots to go lol
 

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