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I really appreciate the videos as well. I attempted to install door struts on my 05 DB9, but got stuck taking the fender covers off. I took out all the screws, but it would not budge. Did you have any issues taking yours off? I am assuming they are the same on the vantage as DB9.

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I really appreciate the videos as well. I attempted to install door struts on my 05 DB9, but got stuck taking the fender covers off. I took out all the screws, but it would not budge. Did you have any issues taking yours off? I am assuming they are the same on the vantage as DB9.

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Yep, the door struts are the same on both cars. They took a bit of force to get off when I did mine. I tried just yanking down on one side and it worked - but I ended up breaking the side repeater (small light on the side of the fender). Try having a second person move the door for you while pulling down on the strut. That might help it pop off easier. BE CAREFUL to not get your hand pinched by the strut while the door is moving.
 
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Was it hard removing the wheel liner? That's where I got stuck.
 
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Not terribly hard, you just have to hunt around for all the fasteners. They're all over the place, including underneath the car. Follow the entirety of the wheel liner to find them all - if you haven't found the end of the liner on every side, keep going. The liner itself will take some maneuvering to remove even after the fasteners are removed. It's very stiff in a couple spots. It isn't too difficult, but will probably take some patience.
 
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I'm finally getting my hands on Motul's new oil so I'll be doing an oil change video next week.

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I was at Barber Motorsports Park yesterday for the Pirelli Challenge. I started to visit with the TRG guys and they let me dig around their GT4. They mentioned there is a lightweight front bar that replaces the factory bumper support with the tag bracket, etc.. that saves a significant amount of weight. The TRG guy said 50 lbs but I find that hard to believe. If you are not worried about a front end collision you might want to look this part up for your "nimble" project. Not sure if this is something TRG makes or if it is a factory AMR part.

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I've got a request in with AMR for those, we'll see what happens!
 
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great! Keep me posted
 
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Front end weight...getting nimble

Telum, I have taken a significant amount of weight out of the rear of my coupe, Stuart's backbox and now a Braille battery. So to maintain the as delivered 50/50 front/rear vehicle balance I could use a substantial front end reduction. Even a percentage of 50# pounds would help.

And if the racers use a light front bumper bar they probably have a light rear alternative as well.

Please keep us informed. I am feeling more nimble every day.
 
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Telum, I have taken a significant amount of weight out of the rear of my coupe, Stuart's backbox and now a Braille battery. So to maintain the as delivered 50/50 front/rear vehicle balance I could use a substantial front end reduction. Even a percentage of 50# pounds would help.

And if the racers use a light front bumper bar they probably have a light rear alternative as well.

Please keep us informed. I am feeling more nimble every day.
I've been keeping tabs on weight distribution as I've lost pounds. The only real weight that can be shed ahead of the front wheels is the front bumper beam. If AMR doesn't give me theirs, I'll be working with my fabricator to have one made and we'll see what demand is like beyond that. Aside from that, all that's up there are plastic boxes/ducts and coolers (which are heavy due to the fluids in them so there's not too much to be done there).

Behind the rear wheels is the muffler (already have that done) and rear bumper beam (also requested from AMR). If I were to go crazy, the rear hatch could be done in carbon fiber, but my god that'd be expensive. Still not out of the question if I can get it relatively reasonable along with built-in support for a rear wing (I have an idea for how to do that without being silly).

I started doing a layout showing where I've lost weight for my Nimble thread, but got distracted by something shiny. I'll have to revisit it!
 
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Front end of my car is back together. Had to rebuild it so I could help a friend out using my garage.

I'm changing my oil tonight, so I'll do a video for that. Should be uploaded tonight.
I've got a video going over the intake system I still need to edit and upload.
In about a week I'll be changing my intake filters so I'll be doing a video on that job, too.
 
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I'm sure everyone's seen the chassis damage thread so I went ahead and filmed how to jack the car up to get it on jack stands and the video is now up on YouTube. Not quite the same as using a lift, but it should clarify some stuff for the DIY guys using a jack and jack stands.

It's a safety issue and can potentially lead to damage, injury, or death, so please reach out if you're uncertain about anything.

About to install my Porterfield R4 pads and do my intake filters so I'll have those videos posted by tomorrow night. If the vino-strength kicks in, they'll be up tonight
 
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Got a couple more videos up this weekend, and filmed a couple more that I still need to upload.

This weekend I'll be installing my VelocityAP headers (finally!!), along with the EGR delete and tune (also from Stuart).
 
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Telum01, are you going to be able to touch a little on O2 sensor replacement or at least how much work involved in doing it yourself. Thanks and keep those video coming
 
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Telum01, are you going to be able to touch a little on O2 sensor replacement or at least how much work involved in doing it yourself. Thanks and keep those video coming
I don't recall it being too difficult. If memory serves:
On top of the cats are the o2 sensors, there are two on each cat - "upstream" is before the catalyst material (the "bulge" in the cat pipe) and "downstream" is after.
Follow the wire from an o2 sensor back to where it connects to the wiring harness and unplug it.
Use a wrench to unscrew the o2 sensor from the cat pipe.
Pull the o2 sensor out and screw in the new one, then plug it in.
Repeat for each one.

I'll be removing my cats when I do the headers installation so, now that you mention it, I can do a separate video just for those, which will also cover the o2 sensors.
 
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Sounds good and one more video for the library, thanks for the tip
 
 
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