Benno's R adventures

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Ben
Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009
Benno's R adventures

So even though I don't currently have a GTi-R I figured I would document this process from the start. My projections of getting an R in late November / early December are looking good. I've spoken to insurance and they say it is a go. Quoted $250/month with collision though so I might ask around a little. Not super expensive, about $60/month more than my 98 Civic but worth looking into. I am with State Farm. Also thought that it would probably be a good idea to start checking some of them out. Since I have only ever seen one GTi-R in person I still need to lose my R-ginity and take one for a spin. Contacted both Right Drive and Tiger to arrange a visit. I have a test drive booked with Right Drive, not sure if Tiger does those. Either way it should be a perfect way to see a great example (Right Drive) vs a potentially crappy example (Tiger). So things to look out for?? Compression should be around 150-160psi? Excessive timing chain noise. Rattling struts. No hacked wiring or signs of a boost controller = rape-age.......... then the usual driving / braking in a straight line. Normal tire wear = good alignment. A/C works or deleted. So if anyone here wants to sell their car before winter then let me know. I'll be looking to buy in 6-8 weeks.

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Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

Alright so I guess I need to update since I finally got to see a couple in person yesterday. Me and my bro drove down to Right Drive in the morning. They were the only test drive I had booked but figured it was a safe bet I would get a good idea of how a proper one should drive. Unfortunately I was I wrong about that one. The main problem being that the clutch was completely pooched so it would max out at about 60km/h and take 20 seconds to get there :-( There were other problems with the car but I will spare you the details, needless to say we were very disappointed. So next we drove over to Tiger to see the supposed "crappy" cars as some point out. We were actually quite impressed. Maybe it was the let down of the Right Drive car but the Tiger cars fired up and seemed to be running great. I wasn't able to get in a test drive, just a roll around the parking lot, but besides a few minor points (mostly interior cosmetics) they seemed good. So in about a month I will go shopping. The plan is do road trip to Quebec to check out a couple and bring one back if I like it. I'm liking the looks of the one at Sunrise JDM but am not going to buy until I find a good one, I am willing to wait. I was very impressed by what I saw though so I did go ahead and order my plates [img]http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp342/SirBenno/Myplates.jpg[/img] Anyways I am glad I lost my R-ginity even though it wasn't quite what I had expected or hoped. Looking forward to seeing what one of these little guys can actually do. [img]http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp342/SirBenno/Testdrivezz.jpg[/img]

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Nov 1, 2009

I think the stock boost gauge is shit.  Definitely disagree on a car being raped if it had an aftermarket one. 

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Ben
Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

I was referring to a boost controller.
I agree the stock boost gauge leaves a lot to be desired (like most cars) but I will take a stocker over having an aftermarket one with a hack job install.

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Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

Alright so it looks like I will be going on an R buying mission on Nov 5-8. I have booked 4 days off work and will be going to Sunrise JDM in Montreal with my bros to look at their 2 Pulsars that are lookin' pretty good.
So I thought I would post here what I am looking for just in case I can appeal to some of you OCD Pulsar owners with super clean rides that might be looking to sell for some silly reason.
I am looking for something somewhat low mileage, around 100,000km's
-Original engine running well
-clean interior
-good clutch
-just overall mechanically sound
Bonus points for
-16" summer rims and sport tires with lots of life
-decent stereo
-compatible BOV
-a/m clutch
-a/m springs and struts
-a/m exhaust
-1992 or newer
I am willing to pay up to $9000 for the right car. Not looking for the cheapest car, looking for the best value. I am willing to travel to GTA area any time in the next 2 weeks to check out cars but won't be buying until Nov 6th weekend. If you have a car in PQ near Montreal then I am willing to come check out your car somewhere in the vicinity of HWY 401/20 on Nov 6th.

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Sep 26, 2009

One of the larger forums for the Montreal area and also has a rhd section is this one. Might find a decent used pulsar there.

http://www.montrealracing.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=236

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Sep 26, 2009

There are other members from quebec, but I'm just a hour outside the montreal area. If you wanted me to go check one out that your interested in before you make the trip down it can be arranged. might save you a trip just to look at a junker.

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Ben
Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

Hey that's awesome, thanks for the link. A lot of GTi-R's posted there that I hadn't seen yet. I am going to Toronto on Tuesday to look at a few. Might not even make it to Montreal ;-)

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Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

Bought an R!! More details and pics to come when I pick it up (hopefully on friday). The Toronto trip was a great success.

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Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

OK I suppose I should update what has been going on.
I bought an R about a month ago. It has been nothing but good times since then. I've done a few small things like wires, plugs, rotor, cap, replaced the jdm radio, HKS SSQV 3.
The car I bought had 99,000km's on it (Now has 102,000km). I now have my snow tires on it and am looking forward to doing some donuts since it has finally started to snow. My R has a pretty well perfect interior and came with a few extra bits. K&N intake, ARC intercooler, lowering springs, some crazy loud straight back exhaust. It runs and idles amazingly well so I will be taking it down to South Carolina with me for the 9 weeks I spend there in March/April. Ordering some bronze 16" Rota Grids and sticky tires for some fun on the mountain roads. It has a bit of rust on the rear 1/4's that I will be getting fixed hopefully this winter and have my Recaro installed at the same time.
I have the story posted on my site
Part I
http://bennosblogandmore.blogspot.com/2010/10/good-things-come-to-those-who-wait.html
Part II
http://bennosblogandmore.blogspot.com/2010/11/bennos-r-adventures-part-2.html

Big thanks to this awesome site for helping me out with my random panicked moments of worrying about every little thing. I am getting more comfortable working on the car but I am still very much a newb when it comes to this stuff.

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Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

Did some donuts today with the fresh snowfall. It's so easy in the R that it's almost boring... if not for the looks on the faces of observers.

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And some Engrish Funny

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"The ARC Product is wonders assenbiled project. They present comfort-able and unknown car life with ARC power."
Hmnn unknown car life? That doesn't sound good.

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"Motor Sports requires advanced techniques and perfect durability. There, Cusco the real motor sports parts was born and trained. Now for people who are concerned with cars, feedback from the competition feelds."

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May 11, 2008

LOL I have those same two badges...  have you ever read the cneter caps of R32 Skyline wheels "made from Spartan air" lolz 

Mine isn't bigger than yours.. I just like to drive

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Ben
Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

Ha ha I just love how flaming JDM these cars are.

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John p
newmarket ontario

Aug 23, 2010

Nice car !

1992 nissan pulsar gti-r Black sold/1993 red/rusty parts car /1990 nissan pulsar gtir fully built vet with to much jam

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Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

Thanks! I love it so much. Not a day goes by that the thought of owning such an awesome car doesn't put a smile on my face.
Just bought some 17" flat black Tenzo Tracer rims with Ecstas. They seem to fit perfect on the car, maybe the previous owner was running 17's at some point.
I am soooo looking forward to driving down to South Carolina on March 1st and being in the mountains for 9 weeks! I'll post pics of the car with the new wheels when I get down there and get her shined up.
Some year we should have a Pulsar week down at the house I rent in SC. I know a tonne of amazing switchback roads we could convoy.
http://bennosblogandmore.blogspot.com/2010/05/lake-keowee-house-info.html

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Dec 2, 2009

hahaha lets do tail of the dragon and the cherohala skyway in a foot of powder

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newmarket ontario

Aug 23, 2010

I'm in !

1992 nissan pulsar gti-r Black sold/1993 red/rusty parts car /1990 nissan pulsar gtir fully built vet with to much jam

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Really Noneyourbuis
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May 11, 2008

I might be heading there end of march.  

Mine isn't bigger than yours.. I just like to drive

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Ben
Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

I roll out March 1st and will be there for 9 weeks. Can't wait! I think this will be the 7th spring now that I've spent down there.

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Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

Decided to throw on the summer wheels to make sure I don't have any clearance issues with the 17's.

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Hamilton,Ontario

May 18, 2009

What are the measurements for your 17''s ? What kind of rubber you gonna run?

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Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

They are 17x7 with around a 42 offset I think. I bought them used with only a few hundred km's on them. They also came with Kumho Ecsta ASt 205/45 tires. They're ok tires and are pretty well brand new like the rims so I'll run them until they die. I'll put on some Star Specs or Advans or whatever is on sale at TireRack when I need new ones lol. Might switch to a 205/40 when I do.

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Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

Well arrived down South earlier this week. Thanks to a bad case of poison ivy I've had a lot of time on my hands so I thought I would wax up my baby and get rid of any of that nasty Canadian salt that might still be hanging on.

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Van

Feb 24, 2008

nice car!!, in your blog (part 1) your gtir photo is the actual photo of my car. lol

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Really Noneyourbuis
Canada

May 11, 2008

I would def sugest the star specs great street grip...

Mine isn't bigger than yours.. I just like to drive

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Ben
Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

nice haha small world. Like the rims and jealous of your tow hook cover.
Getting a lot of Pulsar love down here in South Carolina. Went for my first rip in the mountains a couple days ago and it was unreal.

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Feb 24, 2008

Benno wrote:
jealous of your tow hook cover

lol, thats why ive got a spare ;)

yes these cars really shine up in the mountains!

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Ben
Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

you have a spare? as in sell to a fellow Canada GTi-R'er (me)?

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Feb 24, 2008

Benno wrote:
you have a spare? as in sell to a fellow Canada GTi-R'er (me)?

pm'd dude

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Dec 23, 2009

I want one too!

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Ben
Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

I was pm'd with bad news :-(
;-)

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Ben
Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

How's the weather in Ontario? heh heh
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May 11, 2008

Beno when are you coming through Ontario? Are you coming through Windsor? PS it was 21 and sunny yesterday,,, today rainy now its sunny again

Mine isn't bigger than yours.. I just like to drive

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Ben
Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

That sounds freezing cold ;-)
I am coming through Fort Erie.

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Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

Spent some quality time with my girl today. Oil change, a wash, and a wax. Tried out the Autoglym wax and for some reason it attracts and kills insects, must be some good stuff lol.

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Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

I guess I haven't updated this in a while! 

2012 Updates

 

AM Performance 3" turbo elbow and downpipe.  3" decat pipe

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New K-Sport coilovers

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5% window tint all around with windsheild strip

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New front wheel bearings

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Front CV's rebuilt

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New rear calipers and pads

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Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

Some plans for 2013

Wrapping roof, rims, and other bits in 3M brushed gold

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New suspension bushing all around

All new fuel lines

Swirl pot and secondary pump

215/40R17 Star Spec tires

Ball joints

Rear axles rebuilt

Rear wheel bearings

****Maybe*****

Front brake kit

Front splitter

 

Oh and Imma start doing a few auto X's for shits and giggles!

 

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Jan 29, 2008

which muffler do you have?

RNN14

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Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

Not sure actually, it came with the car. Probably some eBay special. It was just bolted up to the stock exhaust with some putty to fill the gap lol. Fits perfect with the front AM 3" stuff. It goes under the rear axle.

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Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

Winter 2012/2013 projects are winding down.  I am driving the car down to South Carolina for the spring, leaving March 9th.  Made some progress with some stuff that needed changing out and made a few cosmetic changes.

Wrapped the roof

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Did Whiteline control arm bushings

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New rear wheel bearings and front ball joints

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Dropped the tank and replaced all the lines.  New Syntec 75w90 in the rear diff

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Got rid of the AC heat exchanger and a bunch of other junk

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Replaced all my valve cover seals and deleted the PCV valve setup.

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Painted my valve cover

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Finished wrapping my rims and got some Z1 Star Spec tires (215/40R17)

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Gold DOMO on the hood ^.^

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Bought some 310mm 4pot HiSpec brakes off GTiR Modifiers forum.

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Painted the brakes.  Also running 3mm spacers up front so they clear the wheel spokes

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Bought a ball joint tool for doing the fronts

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Painted my ARC intercooler and removed all the supporting brackets (junk)

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Had my filler neck modified to 2" to match the tank opening

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New plugs

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Grounding kit

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Installed the rear upsize rotor kit I bought from Lynx a few years ago.  Painted the calipers and rotors.

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Polished up my muffler

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Removed a bunch of rubber shrouding and junk from the hood

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And that's about all for now.  I'll post up some pics of the complete car once she is down South and all washed up.

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Dec 23, 2009

Duude!!! SICK PROGRESS!

 

Love the theme and the look.

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Ben
Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

Thanks Lynx. Praise from such a Pulsar guru is always welcome :-)

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Ryan
Winnipeg, MB

Mar 21, 2008

Love the custom work. How about a picture from further away of the whole car done at once? Thea arc intercooler visible from outside looks awesome. I like reading builds of guys that do the work themselves and clearly love their car! Have you got a chance to run the star specs much yet. My brother has them and he loves them.

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Alex
Ottawa'ish

Dec 8, 2008

Well done Benno! I absolutely love the gold on black theme you have going one. Thanks for ditching the red pinstripe as that was my trademark ;)

Can't wait to see a full pic of the car.

p.s. hang on to the hood scoop shroud because when it's pouring rain outside, you will get water accumulation in the valve cover near the spark plugs. I take mine off at Autocross events and back on before driving back home.

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Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

Thanks guys, it has been a lot of fun owning this car.
Thanks for the heads up on the water accumulation, I'll keep an eye on that.
I will try to snap a pic tomorrow when I go to get it aligned. Keep in mind though, she is derty lol.

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Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

Oh and I have never used the Dunlops before. The only tire I've used were ecstas over the past 4 years and they are relatively crappy. Looking forward very much to trying the Z1's, only negative thing I have ever heard is that they don't deal well with long heat cycles, ie 20 minute lap sessions on the Mosport big track. But all I have plans for with my Pulsar is a little autoslalom so the Dunlops are perfect for that as they grip well cold.

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John p
newmarket ontario

Aug 23, 2010

That Rubber intercooler ducting on the hood really helps !  Two of my past gtirs didnt come with it as people have removed it in the past (Probably so they can see in the hood scoop) But if your doing anykind of long driving/racing you want all the air coming in to go into the intercooler not blow over it :P  heat soak is bad enough with it in

Nice to see another forum member doing his own work :)

 

1992 nissan pulsar gti-r Black sold/1993 red/rusty parts car /1990 nissan pulsar gtir fully built vet with to much jam

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Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

By popular request.

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Have you accepted Science into your life my child?

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Alex
Ottawa'ish

Dec 8, 2008

Car looks absolutely great man, is that grille modification new?

Looking at your ride makes me miss my GTIR so much. It's been sitting in my garage under a car cover for nearly 20 months now :(

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Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

Thanks for all the positive feedback.  I wanted to keep it clean but at the same time I am definitely not shy when it comes to style lol.

I did the grille modification last fall.  I decided to lose the skid plate, just couldn't justify the 20lbs or so right on the nose of the car.  The front bumper was just a quick fix since the previous owner had butchered it for fog lights.  It was just something to get the job done while I get ready for the next phase of the car.  I really do plan on going elbows deep with this build.  While my power goals are very conservative.  Really I am happy with 350BPH.  I plan to do just a disco potato and a manifold.  Also update the fuel mapping and that jazz and get a good tune on it.  The engine should be coming out this fall for a refresh and I can clean up all the old and tired wiring.

Cosmetically and functionally the car is going to be widened.  I am looking to start working with carbon fibre and making my own panels.  I want to run probably 16x9 wheels with 245 tires.  The front bumper will have a splitter and clean up the ducting into the rad and front brakes.  The skirts will work into the fenders and I still need to figure out what I want to do about the rear bumper.

Unfortunately I don't have a timeline for this but certainly the car will always be driveable in the summer months.  I am starting a new job but the Pulsar remains very high on my list of priorities.  I also want to start plugging away on an R32 for time attack and bigger tracks.  All of this just for kicks.  I enjoy working on the cars as much as driving them.  I would be very surprised if my widebody wasn't completed by summer 2014 in some capacity.  I'll give myself an extra year just so I have enough time to give the engine the attention it deserves.

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Fort St John, BC

Dec 6, 2009

Car idles much better now.  I guess there could be 3 reasons for that.  Either it's the PCV delete (might have been leaking somewhere), or the new plugs maybe?, or the grounding kit.  Grounding kit was like $20 shipped off eBay so I figured it couldn't hurt lol.

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