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    United States
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    2014 Chevy Spark 1LS
  1. awesome thanks, cant believe i didnt think of the sonic =/ id still want to drill and slot them myself at least, sounds fun to try lol
  2. No screw, you have to use vise grips and a steady gorilla hand to get it off -.- just pull the old boot over it and push the new on on
  3. I cant find one anywhere :( probably time to fab my own
  4. care to elaborate on your exhaust? that is going to be a project of mine sooner than later
  5. well when you pull off the boot its connected with carpenters staples, couldnt hurt to use those
  6. Alright, so i started with the chopping the shifter as it was just too long lol, if you pull on the base of the boot it just pops. Cut the zip tie and it slides over the shifter Since im chopping it anywho i didnt bother prying off the old knob. At this point its smart to put something to catch the metal chips from going into the shifting mechanisms I just eyeballed a place to cut and it worked great for me. After its cut plop on whatever new knob you got (i ended up having to make a plastic adapter for my knob because it had a 1/2" adapter but these shift rods are .511" or 13mm, hooray for machining) once the knob is on zip tie that boot back on and snap it in place I must say i was a LOT more pleased with the results than i thought id be, and it feels a bit more sporty, obviously adding at least 30 more hp. Now to the sub install. I already had a nice lightweight (like under 10 pounds for amp sub and box im pretty sure, mybe 20) 10" ported box and 1500w bargain amp. The most frustrating part of this was figuring out what to run the remote wire from, i ended up choosing the 12v adapter above the aux in. To start i ran the power cable and ran wires from the rear speakers to wire into the line adapter (seeing as there are no rca out on stock stereo) I ended up just shving the wire through a grommet in the firewall, it worked well and is still water tight :D after that it was time to find a good ground, i found one under the trunk goodies that bolts the seat in place (never skimp on your ground or youll regret it later :P) second to last is to run the remote wire, the purple wire from the 12v adapter plug is the +12v youll need (popping off the aux cover really helps getting that plug off) aaaand finally all thats left is wire it all up to the amp and BAM If youve read this far; I highly reccomend using a different color wire for EVERYTHING, helps in the long run. Also zip tying any wires you are running to something solid helps keep them from getting snagged by something and ripping out. Im very pleased with it overall, i just need to make that wiring a little more presentable haha. Up next will probably be some plasti dip adventures. Once i figure out what im doing with my little honda dictates how soon i get money for the good mods. Hope you all enjoy
  7. thanks for the input i was worried about the tranny and clutch but ill board that train when it comes :P Working around these "handicaps" is part of what is going to make this fun and a little different, im going to talk to the parts manager at the dealership tomorrow and see what aftermarket parts they will accept. I cant imagine anything other than the turbo and possibly headers would make enough effect that it voids warrenties, and hell if they do ill just slap on the oem stuff before bringing it in xD Im becoming worried about the oil usage issues ive read about though, would a catch can solve this? Also in the middle of uploading pics for the sub and shorty shifter install
  8. Just pull at the base until it pops up then cut the zip tie :P ill be posting some pics tmr from my shortened shifter mod, i dont see why that boot wouldnt fit, however you will need to find a way to mount it to the plastic frame that mounts the bottom of the boot
  9. If your talking raw materials any metal supplier should have some stainless/aluminum tubing, granted you have a tig welder :P if you mean those components your only bet would be online. Im going to be ordering one soon
  10. thanks got the short shifter and half of the sub install done. I swear theres not enough light in one day -.- Ill post up pics tmr - i need to fix the new nob as it wiggles on the shaft lol
  11. Thats why i said goal :P top gear brazil claims 100hp spark with most of those mods, i figure allowing better air flow thru tb and exhaust ports will make it fairly close to 110, granted idk if the stock 84 is bhp or just engine so i could be shooting high hehe. And thanks ill be uploading pics as i work on ot for sure Side note ive just learned of the pcv issue and am a little cautious as to starting any under the hood mods now, any input on that topic?
  12. Thanks! I was not informed of that from the dealer 0.o yea i drove it home off the lot. Now im a bit concerned lol. I had no problems with my 2013 spark up until the crash of course
  13. 2 years ago when i got my first spark (before i knew the difference between a lower control arm and a camshaft) i had a desire to turn it in to a race spark. Present day and many, many, many days of building, tearing down, rebuilding, tuning, breaking, and rebuilding again of my little honda i decided to start making that a goal. Im an inline 4 guy and theres just something about making toy sized commuters into decent performance vehicles that i love. The old spark met its demise and i currently have a 2014 silver 1LS manual that im going to start working on. I have a goal of 110hp N/A and an eventual goal of close to 200 with minimal boost, while still keeping it a good daily driver. obviously thats a goal and not expected gains Heres a list of everything im going to be doing and tracking the progress of: Performance: DC cold air intake Reducing throttle body bottleneck mild port and polish of head custom 4-1 headers tig'd by me custom catback exhaust using the buddy club muffler megan racing full coilovers drilled/slotted rotors on front and rear with larger calipers braided brake lines playing with the idea of some different allow wheels, preferably same size but wider figure out a piggyback fuel system for turbo/how to control factory ecu Hope and pray current clutch and flywheel assembly wont be a bottleneck Aesthetics: 6k hid's (legal limit out here, i think) black out rear lights Plasti dip all the things short fhisfter DONE Composite hood, custom if need be I want to try and keep the interior as stock and new car feel as possible (other than shifter, it needs to be shortened lol) Audio: small 10" sub, wont be a flat hide away since i already have a ported box set up DONE replace factory speakers I think thats everything 0.o Ill be starting on the sub and amp install tomorrow as i have it and its easy lol, as well as the short shifter. Im using this partially as a progress tracker for myself and figured itd be fun to involve the spark community as well and get feedback. Im sure the combination of what i want to do and my age probably sets off some red flags for a lot of people, however the last thing i want is for this to become some fart can riced up murrican-jdm horror. I do a lot of sheet metal fabrication and tig welding and my occupation is a manual machinist so im really looking forward to doing the headers and exhaust, also contemplating custom air intake instead of DC one. Those will more than likely be next goals. I also need to figure out what and how badly these different mods will affect warranties. I knew going in that warranties are going to be voided but sometimes rules need to be broken and honestly if done properly everything (other than the turbo) will do nothing but help performance, and being a new car as long as its well maintained theres a very low possibility of even needing the warranties (in my eyes, obviously opinions differ )
  14. Hey all, just got my SECOND spark yesterday. The first one got well acquainted with physics and had to be put down :'( and close to two years later i decided i wanted another one. I have the 2014 1LS Manual in silver, same as the first. Decided to look around for a good forum as i have some over the top plans for this poor unsuspecting spark and thought i could share any knowledge i gain along the way Regards