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Dislike the Red Tubing...looks like a part to a child's toy you stole...ya know....unless thats what you are going for?

I do like what you did w/ the Plastic Cover!
 

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Sorry my friend but I agree red tubing has to go. Summit Racing has some stainless steel braided hose sleeve. Just a thought.
 

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Only red thing I can say I like is that bar, but aside from that the rest just needs to go, but that's just me, do whatever you like, it's your car.
 

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hmm... I'm kind of on the fence with this. Seems a bit too much for me as well. But again, to each their own. I do like the strut bar though.
 

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I'd love to tackle on fixing up and cleaning up the Engine Bay on my iM...its basically my G/F's car....So not really a point in doing it since she is not into cars as much as I am...haha...

But Here's a Engine bay shot of my Mazda...I did a Semi-Wiretuck, Painted the VC to represent a Duracell Battery...And just trying to make ir look Super Clean....Wish I had my own fabrication shop I probably go crazy nuts haha....

Before!



After!

 

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That is so **** cool. Even the little positive sign on the oil cap. How'd you get it so darn smooth ?
Thanks!...I am always striving for greatness....haha....This was my 1st time doing a Wire Tuck and cleaning up the Enhine Bay etc...So lots of "experimenting" and creativity....I still wanna do more cleanup of the Engine Bay though.
 

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how exactly do you do a wiretuck? extend the wires to be able to sneak them somewhere?
Here's a quick picture difference....

Top Picture is a stock looking engine w/ the Plastic Cover removed...there are wires running all over the place! (messy)

Bottom Picture is my Engine Bay after re-routing and tucking the wires away for a "cleaner" look.

My first time doing this so I just experimented..I did not unplug any wire nor extend them..I left them in place mostly and just re-routed them.
 

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I've always wondered the same thing. All of these wires and some components disappear and I wonder where the heck they've gone lol
Extreme tuck jobs like this you're looking at custom wire harnesses, standalone ECU maybe, brake lines and master cylinder relocated, deleted power steering, no AC, hidden coolant reservoir, battery relocation etc.... this is extreme, very time consuming and a lot of times strictly for show purposes. Some of it decreases the car's drivability, somethings add a little more power (removing drive belt accessory items)... not a fan personally. Too much work, and good luck troubleshooting. Also deleting that much from under the hood (but it has to go somewhere) will greatly impact the handling characteristics of the car.

 

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Extreme tuck jobs like this you're looking at custom wire harnesses, standalone ECU maybe, brake lines and master cylinder relocated, deleted power steering, no AC, hidden coolant reservoir, battery relocation etc.... this is extreme, very time consuming and a lot of times strictly for show purposes. Some of it decreases the car's drivability, somethings add a little more power (removing drive belt accessory items)... not a fan personally. Too much work, and good luck troubleshooting. Also deleting that much from under the hood (but it has to go somewhere) will greatly impact the handling characteristics of the car.

i don't think anyone is trying this with an iM yet lol, or for a while, it's not really a show car unless someone tries really hard.
 

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Extreme tuck jobs like this you're looking at custom wire harnesses, standalone ECU maybe, brake lines and master cylinder relocated, deleted power steering, no AC, hidden coolant reservoir, battery relocation etc.... this is extreme, very time consuming and a lot of times strictly for show purposes. Some of it decreases the car's drivability, somethings add a little more power (removing drive belt accessory items)... not a fan personally. Too much work, and good luck troubleshooting. Also deleting that much from under the hood (but it has to go somewhere) will greatly impact the handling characteristics of the car.

Some of this is correct, but one thing is definitely not. A wire tuck will in NO WAY impact the handling of the car. A brake tuck is not a wire tuck, but still a fun thing to do if you just want that insane "floating" motor look. I've not seen anyone go stand alone for a tuck but I'm sure someone might have by now. But there are no real benefits though since you still need readings from all the sensors to run standalone.

A fair bit of wiring is simply just routed differently from factory in a method that allows it to be out of sight. Some wires will need to be lengthened though, depending on where you wish to route them. If you have a "stripper model" (low option vehicle) you can de-pin and remove wiring that is run through the vehicle to allow for less wires. I've done both but the second really requires a good diagram and serious patience. I never had any issues after tucking the engine bay on my truck and on the passenger side I had to go through and extend all the wires to be able to run them high and tight to the top of the support under the fender. Take your time and do it right, heat shrink everything, don't electrical tape it and it will be fine. My truck was my daily driver until the rings and valve seals finally gave out on me. I've also wire tucked a couple motorcycles but that's a different animal.
 

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Definitely some valuable knowledge up here, thanks guys ! I've thought that extending the wires would end up giving the sensors different readings because of changing resistance or something ?
 

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Definitely some valuable knowledge up here, thanks guys ! I've thought that extending the wires would end up giving the sensors different readings because of changing resistance or something ?
I think that might depend on the wires you use if they variate depending where you get it from. Seen lots of guys move things around and extend wires all without issue and seeing weird code being thrown.
 

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Ah that is definitely a possibility. Maintain the same gauge, type of strands, etc. kinda thing with soldered connections and heat shrink
 
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