High flow cats for an '02 TA Hawk

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2002 red hawk
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Re: High flow cats for an '02 TA Hawk

Post by 2002 red hawk » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:27 pm

Just received an email regarding an estimated delivery schedule. Possible pick up Friday, April 5, 2019 with delivery on either the 6th or the 7th. As long as I have it by Wednesday April 10. Forecast to be clear & sunny all day. Picture day.

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Re: High flow cats for an '02 TA Hawk

Post by 2002 red hawk » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:29 pm

Got a call from the transport company driver today. Thursday 4/4/19. The car is being picked up around 4:30 to 5 PM Friday evening in Alabama. Scheduled to be here around 9 AM Saturday morning. April 6. Then it'll be let the transformation begin. Going to ebony interior. Been a loooooong time coming. I have wanted a Sunset Orange Firehawk since 2002. Discovered the new color in a publication I received when I bought my 2000 ws6. That car was jinxed.

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Re: High flow cats for an '02 TA Hawk

Post by 2002 red hawk » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:19 pm

Got the car this afternoon. Of course it was slightly overcast, so no yellow in the paint. It is supposed to be clear next Wednesday & Thursday. Perhaps then...

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Re: High flow cats for an '02 TA Hawk

Post by 2002 red hawk » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:15 pm

Loaded the memory card into the computer to load pictures of my sunset Hawk, when I discovered I missed a picture of red. Underhood beautification. https://imgur.com/OVrjJZ2
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2002 red hawk
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Re: High flow cats for an '02 TA Hawk

Post by 2002 red hawk » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:27 pm

Took the Hawk out last Saturday night. Went over & picked my girl up then headed to dinner. On the way there, we stop at a red light. A Harley Evo pulls up next to me & starts revving his engine. A Harley is no crotch rocket, so I figure I might have a chance. No sooner had I told her to hold on, the light turned green & I punched it. I got the jump & that's all it took. He never caught back up. I had about 2 car lengths on him when I lifted. We are side by side at the next light & he proclaims, ''Damn, that car sounds good. Quick too.'' I gave him a thumb up as that light turned green. He didn't want any more.

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Re: High flow cats for an '02 TA Hawk

Post by 2002 red hawk » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:40 am

Mama calls it the loud car. She prefers my ws6, which is way more tame sounding.

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Re: High flow cats for an '02 TA Hawk

Post by 2002 red hawk » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:11 am

It amazes me on how loud red is on a cold start & has been from day one. The sunset hawk I just acquired is so placid on cold starts. I’m not sure duplicating red’s long tubes, high flow cats with a Loudmouth muffler will wake it up that much. But I plan on trying.

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Re: High flow cats for an '02 TA Hawk

Post by 2002 red hawk » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:45 am

Picked up a screw in the left rear tire. Right on the shoulder of the gripper. No good to plug or patch. Went to Tire Rack to search for a replacement 275/40/17. The car has the Goodyear Eagle GS D3 set on it. TR had 1 left in stock. Grabbed it. It sucks because the old tire had only 1100 miles on. It was like new still.

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Re: High flow cats for an '02 TA Hawk

Post by 2002 red hawk » Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:28 pm

Approaching 20 years with this car & I can't believe it still smells like new inside. My ws6 still does too. Of course, neither has ever been driven with the windows down or t tops off. Can I get 20 more out of them?

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