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Follow along at my personal Build Diary website: www.HanksRS.com

Build Date History:
Ordered: 04/20/16
Selected for Scheduling: 06/24/16
Engine Build Date: 16J09 = 09/09/16
Scheduled Build Date: 09/16/16
ETIS Build Dates: 09/19/16, 09/20/16, 09/22/16
Confirmed on a Boat: 10/13/16
Arrived at Dealer: 11/21/16
PDI & Trailer home: 11/22/16

Goals for my RS:
1. Bring a smile to my face each time behind the wheel.
2. Make total strangers come up to me and ask questions.
3. Run 11s in the 1/4 mile on 93 octane gas and street tires.
4. Survive weekend trips around the Louisiana countryside on its crappy roads.
5. Complete multiple autox or lapping day sessions per day without issue anytime/anywhere.

Planned future mods:
1. More power
2. Continue tasteful weight reduction

Completed so far:
1. First Detail + PPF (12/30/16)
2. Rear License Plate Frame Fix (01/06/17)
3. FENG Delete (01/07/17)
4. Window Tint (01/13/17)
5. SSC Install (03/03/17)
6. Tour Underneath / First Oil Change (03/03/17)
7. Spark Plug Install (03/05/17)
8. Cobb OTS Flash (03/05/17)
9. ETS FMIC + IC Pipes Install (03/10/17)
10. Turbosmart Wastegate Install (03/19/17)
11. AEM Dryflow Air Filter Install (03/24/17)
12. ETS Extreme Exhaust Install (03/31/17)
13. Scorpion Catless Downpipe Install (04/07/17)
14. UPR Catch Can + Mountune Breather Plate Install (04/14/17)
15. CPE Rear Motor Mount Install (04/16/17)
16. Cool Tech Jack Rails Install (04/29/17)
17. Rear Seat Delete (05/13/17)
18. UK Cup Holder (05/26/17)
19. Accessport Mount (06/16/17)
20. Grimmspeed Battery Kit (06/16/17)
21. Mountune PTU Brace (06/18/17)
22. JBR Transmission Mount (06/18/17)
23. JBR Engine Mount (06/18/17)
24. JBR Short Shifter (07/14/17)
25. JBR Transmission Cable Bracket Bushings (07/14/17)
26. JBR Shifter Base Bushings (07/14/17)
27. Your Little CNC Shop Transmission Cable Bushings (07/29/17)
28. Mountune TRV (08/13/17)
29. DHM Crash Bar (11/19/17)
30. Rear Wiper Delete (01/06/18)
31. Foam Delete (01/18/18)
32. Rear Speaker Delete (01/20/18)
33. Rotora Front Rotors (02/16/18)
34. Whiteline Rear Sway Bar (03/16/18)
35. New Cabin Filter (03/31/18)
36. Pierce Motorsports Rear Subframe Braces (04/02/18)
37. Massive Speed Rear Strut Bar (04/07/18)
38. Massive Speed Adjustable Rear Toe Arms (04/08/18)
39. Massive Speed Adjustable Rear Camber Arms (04/08/18)
40. Pierce Motorsports Front Subframe Brace (05/04/18)
41. MCS TT1 Suspension (05/27/18)
42. Whiteline Front Sway Bar (05/27/18)
43. Front Sway Bar Fix (06/29/18)
44. Stubby Antenna (07/08/18)
45. BatteryMINDer Connector (07/10/18)
46. Autox Wheels & Tires (08/17/18)
47. More PPF (all 4 doors) (09/08/17)
48. Balance Shaft Delete (09/15/18)
49. Weight Reduction #1 (12/16/18)
50. Valentine One (12/29/18)
51. Head Gasket Recall (04/26/19)
52. Full Intake Kit (04/27/19)
53. Bridgestone RE-71R tires (05/09/19)
54. Towing Setup (10/12/19)
55. Oxygen Sensor Restrictor (02/28/20)
56. SYNC3 + Apple CarPlay (03/06/20)
57. Intake Cover (07/08/20)
58. FORScan Settings (07/27/20)
59. RDU Bushing Inserts (08/15/20)
60. RDU Programming (08/15/20)
61. ABS Programming (08/15/20)
62. Ethanol Content Analyzer (09/26/20)

Current Cost of Mods = $17,064.82 [SPREADSHEET LINK]

Weight Reduction completed so far = 274 lb [SPREADSHEET LINK]
Current Certified Weight = 3,222 lb (1/2 tank of fuel)
Current Race Weight = 3,190 lb (1/4 - 3/8 tank of fuel)

Current Total # of Launches (stock clutch) = 227 [SPREADSHEET LINK]

Best 1/4 mile pass while modified:
[email protected] [Details Here]

Best 1/4 mile pass while completely stock:
[email protected] [Details Here]

Pictures along the way:
Delivery to dealer. Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI). Trailered her home.





 

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First Detail + PPF completed.

Went with Suntek PPF C (paint protection film) + Nanolex Si3D HD coating.

 

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Pictures along the way:
Rear License Plate Frame Fix completed.







 
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FENG Delete completed.





 

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Pictures along the way:
Window Tint installed.





 

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Sub'd for some of this "engineers perspective" on the planned mods mentioned.
 

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Looks HAwT!!
:thumbsup: Hank..

What % tint?
Love the cement truck :)
 
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Looks HAwT!!
:thumbsup: Hank..

What % tint?
Love the cement truck :)
Thanks for the compliments, Paolo.

5% tint everywhere.

The concrete trucks caught my eye by Hammond airport because the blue fronts are almost the same color as our brake calipers. That and who could resist a concrete truck with polkadots and mustaches? :D
 

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Pictures / Video along the way:

Ran 3 passes at the dragstrip today. A description of all (3) passes can be found on my Gallery Page Here.

Best pass = Second run. [email protected]
1. Engine/ECU/Exhaust/Suspension Modifications = NONE. Only Intercooler Flap removed!
2. Launch control ON. ESC + Traction Control OFF. Sport Mode. Dampers Normal.
3. 45 minute cool down with hood up from first pass.
4. Tried to shift 6800 rpm 1st-2nd, 6500 rpm 2nd-3rd & 3rd-4th.
5. Pilot Super Sports. 41 psi front, 38 psi rear.
6. Half tank of 93 octane from Valero.
7. No weight reduction.
8. DA 762ft. Temp 68F.
9. 12:05pm.
10. Bye run.





 

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Nice work! :)
 
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Pictures along the way:
Tour Underneath / First Oil Change at 1070 miles. More information here.
No dreaded PTU leak!!!!









 

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Thanks for sharing! Wish my underbody looked that clean.
 
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Pictures along the way:
Cobb OTS Flash while waiting for Tune+ W400 kit to arrive. More information here.















 

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One thing Hank, you're not supposed to use anti seize compounds on plugs. Plugs are already come with anti seize plating, and its use by plug manufacturers is not recommended. ref NGK site for info.

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One thing Hank, you're not supposed to use anti seize compounds on plugs. Plugs are already come with anti seize plating, and its use by plug manufacturers is not recommended. ref NGK site for info.

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Beat me to it. Use of anti seize is kindof a relic of the past, like the 3k mi oil change.

Keep up the awesome updates @Hank!
 

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One thing Hank, you're not supposed to use anti seize compounds on plugs. Plugs are already come with anti seize plating, and its use by plug manufacturers is not recommended. ref NGK site for info.

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Beat me to it. Use of anti seize is kindof a relic of the past, like the 3k mi oil change.

Keep up the awesome updates @Hank!
Guys,

Here's a link to the Denso spark plug literature. "Note: The installation torque values shown above apply to new spark plugs without lubricating the threads. If threads are lubricated, the torque value should be reduced by approximate 1/3 to avoid overtightening."

There's no harm in using anti-seize on these plugs just as long as you don't coat the ground strap or go really crazy with it. Thanks for thinking about me, though. :surprise:
 

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