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A Tour Of Ft. Drum


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Yep thats right folks, no camera phone pix this time. shes clean and ready to show as of friday afternoon. not much to look at yet, but with what i had done fronday afternoon and saturday, she is now :)

First, the list of mods:

-5 angle Valve Job

-Ported and Polished head

-steel headgasket, running 11:1 compression ratio (original ratio is 9:1)

-Gutted Cat and Precat

-Sylvania Silverstars (love em)

-Falken Zeix ZE512's

New mods this Weekend:

1 JL Audio 10" 10W2 Subwoofer

Ported enclosure

600 Watt Kenwood Amplifier

50x4 Mosfet Kenwood Cd Player

Not much, but she bumps enough. and she sounds clean! no rattles at all, just crisp, clear bass.

oh, i also had window tint applied to the front and rear side windows, nothing on the rear glass yet. the guy that did my sides wasnt keen on attmpting a rear window with thsi kind of curve. and thats fine, i will pay a little to have it done locally. the tint was free, its 3m film, 20%.

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^thats my buddie's green blazer across the parking lot. He has 2 13.5" JL Subs and a Rockford Fosgate T1001 amp pushing 840 watts to each speaker...its gorgous. his HU is a Kenwood Excelon.

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^What REALLY counts: the 2.0L DOHC Zetec with Variable Cam Timing :)

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The stock HU and HVAC controls.

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^all the audio stuff waiting to be installed!

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This one i took tonite, right outside the BOSS (Better Opportunites for Single Soldiers) Center. they have an internet connection with USB ports so i can show you all this stuff! next post, the tour of Ft Drum.

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^this is part of the Rally Course here on post. they hold scheduled weekend events. its sanctioned with emergency crews and military police standing by. its really fun. all cars are welcome to enter but you race at your own risk. I have only driven the course, never actually raced on it.

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^more of the rally course, with a nice view. and my temp. registration.

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^the 4-wheelin trails. if you dont know what your doing...dont attempt. the road i was on was gravel (part of the rally course), no i did not attempt to go through that in the escort. crazies. :blink:

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^more of the beatiful view, and the rally course.

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^Part of the motor pool where i work. Humvee anyone?

and dont laugh at the chains, my dad brought them back from saudi in desert storm. They are up there as a tribute to his service.

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^My parking area, all muddy...ewwwwww. thats my motor pool int he background.

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^the motor pool again. :)

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^My Barracks. they arent bad rooms. about 12x14 with a sink and kitchenette. share a bathroom with the room next to you.

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^4th Armored Division road, my motor pool is around that bend.

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^Thats clark hall, where all In-processing and welcome briefings are held. its conveniently located all in one spot, instead of like most bases where you have to drive around to different buildings and stiff, but finance, transportation (for moving), ID cards, Medical, SGLI, its all done here. good stuff.

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^North Memorial Drive, took it int he sunlight, i guess it didnt turn out.

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^took on eof the interior, while i was driving, i shouldnt have dont that probably, but hindsights always 20/20. camera was on already, so all i had to do was pick up and snap the photo.

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Just a random pic i thought was good. Its next to the Library.

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Looks like you got it made, man.  :cheers:

yeah it aint bad, free housing, food, medical, dental, vision and everything else. plus a $20,000 bonus. which i just got half of :) whats not to like?

Cool. I remember living in WWII barracks that were condemned 10 years before we moved in. :D

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Looks like you got it made, man. :cheers:

yeah it aint bad, free housing, food, medical, dental, vision and everything else. plus a $20,000 bonus. which i just got half of :) whats not to like?

Cool. I remember living in WWII barracks that were condemned 10 years before we moved in. :D

Yep, in AIT at Ft. Jackson, those were home.

not anymore. these actually resemble prisons more than dorm rooms, minus the bars and we get to come and go as we please so its all good. hey, its a free place to stay.

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yeah man, those pic's look good! the ford also looks good! when you get out of the army, you need to go into business for yourself and open up a mechanical shop! then franchise that sucker out, and let the cash flow your way. of course tht's much easier said than done.

hey man, i'm not really sure about this, but i don't know if you want to post up pictures of the internal base components, especially from a military owned computer. they might not like that too much and give you some grief. but i don't know for sure, just a random thought.

keep the safety on until you've lined up the cross hairs amigo! :cheers::cheers:

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yeah man, those pic's look good! the ford also looks good! when you get out of the army, you need to go into business for yourself and open up a mechanical shop! then franchise that sucker out, and let the cash flow your way. of course tht's much easier said than done.

hey man, i'm not really sure about this, but i don't know if you want to post up pictures of the internal base components, especially from a military owned computer. they might not like that too much and give you some grief. but i don't know for sure, just a random thought.

keep the safety on until you've lined up the cross hairs amigo!  :cheers:  :cheers:

nah, we are ok, i checked before i did it. as long as i didnt take any pictures of the insides fo buildings and stuff. or the up close pix of the vehciles.
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Looking good Army!   B)  How are you liking your Falken's on your ZX2?

Good choice of shade (20%) for the tint all around (except back window I know).   B)

 :cheers:

I actually decided to go with 5% ont he rear glass and the rear sides. it looks stunning, i had all tint redone PROFESSIONALLY, with the Llumar High Performance Film. Spared no expense

And as of today, Alpine Type S's

Before Tint:

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After:

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Dont mind the goofball in the pic, he is a knucklehead.

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^Dont mind the bungees on the sub box, they are temporary.

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Im loving the falkens, though they are large for this car, the fronts rub a little. they are 195 65 R15, and the stock tire size is 180 65 R15. but i wanted to go bigger for the winters, come spring, ill get a set of 17" Kazera KZ-V's or something and slap some 215-55-R17 falkens on them.

The audio is in the sig. Questions? Comments? Suggestions? the car is coming right along, im almost done.

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You can't go wrong with the Llumar tint......one of the best & it's what I have on my ES. What a difference tint makes on a vehicle huh? B)

Glad the Falken's are serving you well. ;)

I'm curious how the car will handle this coming winter. :)

:cheers:

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It will handle well, the contour always did. My only concern will be its weight. Its alot lighter than the contour was (the contour is a pig by midsize sedan standards, weighing in at around 3450 fully loaded stock). The ZX-2 is not a very heavy vehicle. Comes in at just over 2,100 lbs with me, a full tank of gas and the stereo. therefore, it will be slightly harder to control.

I still havent had a chance to really put the falkens through their paces, the weather here has been too nasty. yesterday was gorgeous though! 60 degrees and no wind, sun shining all day long!

Soon, my mod list will be too long for the sig. Theres already alot done to this car, with much, much more to come in the spring.

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Nighttime Photo Shoot! alot of the pix didnt turn out. but i love the ones that did.

First, my buddies 1997 Blazer, after a night of muddin!

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^The caption across the top reads, "I wish my Girlfriend was this dirty!"

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^"I can still see green...and my liscense plate...IT AINT MUDDY ENOUGH< LETS DO IT AGAIN!"

-Brandon...owner, 1997 S-10 Blazer 4x4.

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pix of Brandons Stereo:

Kenwood Excelon CD Deck:

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2 JL Audio 13.5" W1v2.4 Subwoofers...and brandon's big head :lol: :

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Rockford Fosgate T-1001 2-channel Amplifier, pumping a measures 848 watts to each sub (Thats a total of 1696 watts total for those who were wondering! :blink: )

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More pix of the ZX-2, alot of them didnt turn out, but i want to show em anyways. you get the idea of what i was trying to do. on the overhead shots, there is a lightpole next to the car, my camera just sucks at picking up light.

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^nasty gouge in the bumper? no, cobweb from parking half the night.

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^see what i mean about the light? plus its blurry cause i took it as i slipped on a rock and darn near fell on my behind.

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^me and my ride!

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^My buddy Brandon and my ride!

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^New headlights with flash.

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^New headlights without flash.

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^good pic of the Limited Edition Mineral Grey Metallic Paint. minus the dust on my lens. :censored:

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^decent front shot

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