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filip_pine
09-07-2013, 03:34 PM
ok guyīs, i thought it will be nice to present you my project with my Probe V6,,, this is the second one that i own, first one i bought it in 2009 and sell it a few month later, due to an asshole that hit me in a parking lot, and i had to sell it in spring of 2009, due to a very high cost of reparation... then in november 2009 i bought the second one... this is how i bought it from an old man... bone stock, 178.000km...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg337/scaled.php?server=337&filename=probe2.jpg&res=medium
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg716/scaled.php?server=716&filename=19112009.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg840/scaled.php?server=840&filename=19112009199.jpg&res=landing

the first thing i do to it, it was to paint the rims, in satin black...


http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg515/scaled.php?server=515&filename=25122009308.jpg&res=landing

i also paint the calipers in red...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg692/scaled.php?server=692&filename=17012010466.jpg&res=landing

then, someone in our europe probe club was seeling his custom exhaust setup, i had a chance to earn some extra cash due to extra working hours and bought this setup...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg109/scaled.php?server=109&filename=t97j4l.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg528/scaled.php?server=528&filename=11tlbu9.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg823/scaled.php?server=823&filename=2d0jk9v.jpg&res=landing

the same month, november 2009 i also received my KSport Springs...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg542/scaled.php?server=542&filename=191020101567.jpg&res=medium
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg268/scaled.php?server=268&filename=191020101568.jpg&res=landing

i find an very goog offer on ebay and i also got them
- 4 brake rotors drilled & slotted & ceramic brake pads...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg14/scaled.php?server=14&filename=251020101574.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg818/scaled.php?server=818&filename=251020101576.jpg&res=landing

Springs 2010

i also got an Cold Air Intake from ebay...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg99/scaled.php?server=99&filename=190320111659.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg834/scaled.php?server=834&filename=190320111660.jpg&res=landing

then a month later, i earn some extra cash and decided to buy the much wanted USA Red tail lights ... ( in Europe we have that amber turn signalīs and only one reverse light ) soo when you see a probe with USA Red tails is like seeing the 8-th wonder of the world...:thup::salute:

soo, shipping those tails in europe is a pain in the ass, the price was :hang:
but here they are...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg521/scaled.php?server=521&filename=230720111929.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg38/scaled.php?server=38&filename=260420111717.jpg&res=landing

another thing that i didnīt like to my probe, was the amber signals, soo, i bought a set of clear corners...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg861/scaled.php?server=861&filename=250320111663.jpg&res=landing

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg718/scaled.php?server=718&filename=250320111664.jpg&res=landing

i also want to get rid of my euro mirrors for a set of the GT USA ones, the ones that are not folding ...
i always like this more than the other ones...
( someone in euro probe club made an accident, and it happed that this guy had the GT mirrors, and i got them from him for a pretty good deal, because he decided to part out his car )

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg109/scaled.php?server=109&filename=240320111662.jpg&res=landing

in the summer of 2010 i also got my Short Throw Shifter from ebay...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg12/scaled.php?server=12&filename=251020101569.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg163/scaled.php?server=163&filename=251020101570.jpg&res=landing

i also paid for a stupid crap 23 Euro ( like 30 USD ), they were called Engine bay Aluminium :lol::badidea:, to figure it out when i meet my dad 1 week later that he could it made it for me free, he was laughing his ass out when heard that i paid 30 USD for that piece of aluminium... :P

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg15/scaled.php?server=15&filename=171120101589.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg52/scaled.php?server=52&filename=171120101590.jpg&res=landing

i also bought an Oil Filter...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg4/scaled.php?server=4&filename=190320111657.jpg&res=landing

then, in the autumn of 2010 i bought my 6000K HID Bixenon...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg844/scaled.php?server=844&filename=170320111653.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg72/scaled.php?server=72&filename=170320111654.jpg&res=landing

i decided to mount this together with a new set of headlights, soo i went for this ones...

Crystal Clear Diamonds Headlights ( Black )

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg338/scaled.php?server=338&filename=140420111672.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg855/scaled.php?server=855&filename=140420111673.jpg&res=landing

i also ordered my small license plate, in Europe we have the large one...

and along with my brother decided to set this things up...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg37/scaled.php?server=37&filename=210420111702.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg11/scaled.php?server=11&filename=210420111704.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg256/scaled.php?server=256&filename=210420111705.jpg&res=landing

after this setup, i didnīt like the Sunlight effect of this HIDīs, since i want more blue, and decided to bought another set, this time 8000k BiXenon HIDīs...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg100/scaled.php?server=100&filename=160420111694.jpg&res=medium
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg843/scaled.php?server=843&filename=160420111695.jpg&res=landing

...after a looong loong wait, in a cold morning, someone ring at my door : it was the mail man, with my Samco MotorSport Housing, thanks God :bow:

they come from England straight from the factory after more than 2 months i order them...
these suckers cost me arround 250$ :ftw:

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg84/scaled.php?server=84&filename=160420111686.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg809/scaled.php?server=809&filename=160420111689.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg827/scaled.php?server=827&filename=160420111688.jpg&res=landing

Spring of 2011

i soo bad wanted to get the Mach 1 Lip, soo after i went through alot of webpages, i was at like, hell no, the shiiping to Europe is :badidea:... but, again, i work extra hours and decided to :chavez::ftw:

soo, almost 110 USD and got this shipped straight to my door...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg220/scaled.php?server=220&filename=260620111840.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg838/scaled.php?server=838&filename=260620111841.jpg&res=landing

i couldnīt resist and got a set of spark plugs NGK Iridium ones...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg36/scaled.php?server=36&filename=160420111692.jpg&res=landing

my air housing, oil, gas etc was in bad condition, and decided to replace this ones too, got this set of silicone one, all the sizes...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg21/scaled.php?server=21&filename=160720111905d.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg546/scaled.php?server=546&filename=160720111906.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg407/scaled.php?server=407&filename=090720111890.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg851/scaled.php?server=851&filename=070720111865.jpg&res=landing

i decided to get also a Dash Gauge Bezel Aluminium...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg198/scaled.php?server=198&filename=170720111923.jpg&res=landing

... a new oil cap was also installed...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg845/scaled.php?server=845&filename=160720111913.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg641/scaled.php?server=641&filename=160720111908.jpg&res=landing

... browsing ebay , i find this set at a win price, soo i also decided to buy this...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg24/scaled.php?server=24&filename=170720111919.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg69/scaled.php?server=69&filename=170720111920.jpg&res=landing

... Hidraulic Belt Tensionier also...magnesium made, straight from Taiwan...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg32/scaled.php?server=32&filename=160720111914.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg339/scaled.php?server=339&filename=160720111915.jpg&res=landing

... also got this Hood Scoops, but i will modified them and install them when i will paint the car...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg28/scaled.php?server=28&filename=160420111681.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg10/scaled.php?server=10&filename=160420111685.jpg&res=landing

and :ftw: i also got this... :D

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg84/scaled.php?server=84&filename=140820111960.jpg&res=landing

also in the springs of 2011, i install the exhuast setup, and along with the custom exhaust i decided to bought some headers and a nice High Flow cat Converter...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg21/scaled.php?server=21&filename=101120101586.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg692/scaled.php?server=692&filename=101120101588.jpg&res=landing

then here comes the Cat Converter...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg443/scaled.php?server=443&filename=210920112037.jpg&res=landing

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg855/scaled.php?server=855&filename=210920112041.jpg&res=landing

... hell no, i know you guys will laugh about this, but yes, i bought this China made coils... :lol:

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg820/scaled.php?server=820&filename=280820111992.jpg&res=landing

i broke them when i try to mount them :fail:
( this is an advice for all of you guyīs, donīt even try to get this China things even they are free, the biggest crap i have ever bought )...:huh:

from the very first day when i bought the car, i want to add some wheel spacers...

again, due to extra work hours, i was able to buy this setup...

Hubcentric Wheel Spacers

30mm rear & 25mm front

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg841/scaled.php?server=841&filename=220920112045.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg607/scaled.php?server=607&filename=220920112046.jpg&res=medium
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg28/scaled.php?server=28&filename=220920112049.jpg&res=landing

... i also got the well knowing Escort Mount... i donīt have pictures of this, but you guyīs know what iīm talking about...

after the KSport Springs and Escort Mount this is how my ride stay on front...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg85/scaled.php?server=85&filename=150120122183.jpg&res=landing

i was also decide for a set of gaskets...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg593/scaled.php?server=593&filename=090720111876.jpg&res=landing

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg651/scaled.php?server=651&filename=090720111879.jpg&res=landing

a new set of VMS Racing High Energy Wires 10.2mm Silicone ones also...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg718/scaled.php?server=718&filename=040920112002.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg210/scaled.php?server=210&filename=040920112005.jpg&res=landing

after installing the GT mirrors, i broke the cristal, and then i found a brand new one on ebay England...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg694/scaled.php?server=694&filename=140420111668.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg811/scaled.php?server=811&filename=140420111669.jpg&res=landing

... i didnīt like too much the first CAI, to be honest all my engine bay was painted in blue, and the Silver CAI didnīt fitt to well, soo i was decided for a blue one...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg28/scaled.php?server=28&filename=220920112043.jpg&res=landing

and also bought a new set of this

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg27/scaled.php?server=27&filename=040920112007.jpg&res=medium
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg694/scaled.php?server=694&filename=040920112008.jpg&res=landing

... and for some parts, maybe one day i will need this, i bought it from the same guy that i bought the GT Mirrors...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg708/scaled.php?server=708&filename=250420111715.jpg&res=landing

also a new Strut bar was installed, but for some reason, my hood didnīt close well after installing this, and i decided to get it out...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg703/scaled.php?server=703&filename=170920112032.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg713/scaled.php?server=713&filename=170920112033.jpg&res=landing

new Nokla Shift Knob...

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg196/scaled.php?server=196&filename=020220122206.jpg&res=landing

... tinted cristal all arround, 70%, i got alot of tickets for this setup :slap:

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg19/scaled.php?server=19&filename=09122011007.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg851/scaled.php?server=851&filename=09122011008.jpg&res=landing

in the summer of 2012 i also replace the front bumper, the old ones was shoot... and i also got the USA Headlights Covers ( in Europe, we have the 2 pieces oneīs )

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg254/scaled.php?server=254&filename=180320122233.jpg&res=landing
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg337/scaled.php?server=337&filename=180320122234.jpg&res=landing

then i decided to stance my ride soo much , that now, it rubs my fenders everywhere i go... decided to cut the KSport Springs in the rear 2 coils, and in the front 1 coil, soo my setup now is :

Front : 1 coils cutt KSport Springs & Escort Mount
Rear : 2 coils cutt Ksport Springs

( i eat pavement everyday :D )

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/4770/copy1j.jpg

Engine Bay when i first bought it

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg687/scaled.php?server=687&filename=02022010531.jpg&res=medium

After Rebuild

http://oi44.tinypic.com/2zqg1mh.jpg

i also did a modification to my turn signalīs, and now i got them in orange, in Europe we have them different from the State, and i like the orange ones you guys have , i try to make them in orange, this is how it turnīs out, pretty good i think, i like them alot, cops look at them strange, cuz in Europe having orange lights is a lil bit strange... when they stopīs me, i told them :
,, This is how i bought the car, is this way cuz is an American Ride īīī... :lol:

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/4863/22112012141.jpg

my car is not done, i have in my mind alot of things to do to it, but for now, it just sitt, because my economic situation is not that good, i also want to get another probe , but for daily driving, i would let it stock, only suspension and a lip maybe...

thank you all for reading my project :P

here is a video on how it sounds first night when i install the whole exhaust setup...these videos are from 2012, sience then, the car has been suffering some modifications...

PS : remember to press HD Button

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsV8Vg4Yzaw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNpN67Qy2a8

daniel_lucian
09-20-2013, 06:30 AM
Congratulation for the progress, you really went a long way with the car. I would suggest, however, to make a thread in the Builds section as I don't think too many people still check this section.

Suburuuh
04-19-2014, 08:09 AM
Maintenance isn't interesting, all the other upgrades are. :)

Love the look of it, engine bay and outside. Not to fond of the exhaust, to much imho. ;)