Why do they give you so much trouble? They're not that combative. The studs, that is.
How fast is the car when you do pulls now?
Are you at the "it was worth it" stage?
I'm also running Ruth plugs as well. Did you decide whether you were going to try the grounding kit? I'm honestly considering just making my own. Doesn't seem very hard to do.
Just went through your whole thread here because your plan with the vortex is pretty much what I wanted from my car, maybe a little E but I dont 'think' thats possible without mpi.
Did you end up having to get the PM4 controller? these fuel pumps are such money for these cars... When I had my Evo X i think i paid 5150 like 200$ for a walbro installed for my E85 tune.
Also, i went through like the 15 pages thinking 'Ok, this next page hes gonna say its all fine and hes loving the vortex, tuning completed!' but the page never came LOL.