Originally Posted by emark
Gonna go down the auto shop and get some torx keys today. I heard you have to unhook the battery and let it sit a while so theres no stored current or the airbag can go poof. Is this what you did dawal? I havent got the wheel yet but should have it in a week or so hopefully. Thanks for the tip leaving the nut on knowing me i would have busted my nose or something stupid
Are u a mechanic by trade? Out of interest how much do you think you have spent modding so far? Dont know if i would spend as much as you, might have to get a second job to pay for some of this stuff lol
i did disconnect the battery, sorry i forgot to mention that. and do leave it sit for a while. but if it is only $38 to get someone else to do it when you'd have to buy a torx screw and so on, i'd just do that. saves the hassle and without the risk of airbag inflation. that being said, if the battery is disconnected you'd really have to abuse the airbag to get it to inflate.
btw i'm not a mechanic, just and enthusiast.
but i am studying mechanical engineering, so that helps a bit.
mate, i added up the money spent the other week... on performance mods about $5000 and about the same on cosmetic mods. bloody terrifying. i've only had the car since last october. but once you start you just can't stop... you just set your sights on the next thing. i only intened to do the wheels, suspension and exhaust. then the idea of the body kit came along... and so it goes.
also jarridtheruler, i didn't acually put in a button, cos i too didn't have the panel to the left of the steering wheel and the button was something like $70 from ford. so i just wired the foggies so that they came on when the parkers were turned on. i figure that you'll want them whenever the headlights are on anyway.
also your comment about the tyres is so true. good rubber for the 18's is like $1600 where the same tyres for 17's is $1100. bloody heck! pay more for less rubber!! but the 18's look SWEET!
2003 BA FUTURA. Harvest Green, Lowered with Kings springs and Koni shocks, 18" GT-P mag wheels, XR front bar headlights and grill, XR rear spoiler, Fairmont Bootlid trim, XR6T snorkle, Typhoon second CAI, K&N filter, Pacemaker extractors with Herrod cat back, 3.73 LSD & CAPA FLASH with custom tune. ALSO 12" dual voice coil kicker, JL 5x7's and 1800W of amps!