Short Throw Shifter Gaskets
I replaced the RTV material with new isolation gaskets.
Passenger Window "One Touch Down" Wiring
If I had known it was this inexpensive and easy to make the passenger window operate one-touch down like the driver's door, I would have done this to my development cars. I ordered the kit from Pony Performance.
I think that every caliper needs to be red. I bought the Duplicolor caliper paint kit from AutoZone for $14 and spent about 4 hours completing this job. You need to complete a fair amount of masking and alot of scrubbing and cleaning of the calipers (very important). I used a brush with some brake cleaner at first. I then moved on to some Simple Green followed by warm soapy water. Make sure everything is completely dry before you start to paint Apply several light coats and let it thoroughly dry before driving the car.
With the exhaust opened up by the MRT system the next "cork" is the intake. The flow results are impressive and add to the top end pull of the motor. The intake spacer (approximately 3/8") improves the airflow by increasing the displaced volume above the lower intake runners.
It only took about an hour to completely remove the intake while taking
Stock Intake Manifold
This install went fairly well although K&N makes no provisions for keeping the airmeter screen intact. See my discussion in the Q & A page for more K&N filter information.
I purchased the kit from Joe at:
Parkway Performance Center
MRT All Stainless Exhaust and H-pipe with
Magnaflow Mufflers and Black Chrome Tips
The sound is aggressive without being obnoxious.
It also can be driven nearly stock on cruise and can then sound deep and healthy
under accel which was appealing. Check out the video of the
system in action.
I retained the stock shocks due to cost for now
(MRT has a slightly retuned Tokico version with their complete street kit).
The MRT shifter is a night and day difference over the long throw, spongy stock one. No surprise there.