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Old 10-21-2012, 06:08 PM   #141
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Another sign that the community is moving on past the "murdered out" phase. I really do think that when it comes to black cars, a few chrome accents breaks things up nicely. Most colours can take either approach really.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:32 AM   #142
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Success! Re-used the OEM plastic mold and glued the alcantara to that. Went for a short drive. It's nice. Looks great, the shifts are smoother (less notchy) though I think it takes slightly more effort to move through the gears now. Overall I think it's great. Will try install the steering wheel this weekend.

Also, when I was reading the DIYs I read many stories of people smashing their face when trying to take the OEM shift knob off (apparently it's stuck on quite tightly). I didn't find it that hard, in fact it was quite easy lol.



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Old 10-26-2012, 02:35 AM   #143
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This afternoon I installed the alcantara steering wheel and re-used the multi-function trim. The two hardest steps were (1) getting the stupid battery cover off haha! and (2) popping out the airbag - it's tricky/frustrating cos you're blind poking around with a screw driver.

The alcantara feels so much nicer than leather.



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Old 10-26-2012, 02:42 AM   #144
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haha, I know that feel about the airbag!
I thought the boot would be pretty straight forward.
I LOVE how you've used the matching bottom black trim on the steering wheel and not the matching interior coloured trim. Looks so much cleaner.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:22 AM   #145
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Needs some nicer floor Mats now
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:28 PM   #146
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Not really an update, more of a rant lol. So that ICONZ diffuser never arrived as people had predicted. Huge uproar on m3forum with several others in the same boat, so I recently filed a dispute with my bank. Hopefully get the funds back. Will look for another diffuser once/if the dispute comes through.

I recently bought a new daily, Honda Civic EK haha! So will be driving that and the M3 less. Will post pics sometime. It's just the basic CXI version, silver. First mod I wanna do is retro fit a GLI instrument cluster cos the CXI has no tacho lol. Then probably wheels, lowered, EK9 (Type R) front/rear bumper and side skirts. Won't do too much cos it's supposed to be a daily
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:33 PM   #147
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Shame to hear about the diffuser ating, good thing my tips were going to be too short for a diffuser otherwise I'd be in the same boat!
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:43 PM   #148
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I had dramas with IconWheelz regarding the diffuser too. Took 4 months before I got mine. Sorry to hear it didnt end up happening for you!
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:51 PM   #149
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That definitely sucks man!
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:30 PM   #150
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So anyway, my dispute went through and I got the funds back. Phew!! Currently in the process of sorting out a replica CSL boot and diffuser from another company. This one seems to have a good reputation *fingers crossed*.

Also, today I picked up my new daily...a 1997 Honda Civic EK (CXI) manual, in silver. I really wanted a GLI (has power windows, tacho...etc) but couldn't find a neat one in SA...so settled for a CXI. It's in very good shape though, pretty nice to get from A to B.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:54 PM   #151
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The civic looks like it just rolled out of the showroom!
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:52 PM   #152
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The civic looks like it just rolled out of the showroom!
+1 It's really clean !
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:13 AM   #153
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Thanks guys. Yes a credit to the previous owner(s), they did a good job keeping it in good shape. Currently looking for a set of BBS RS wheels, else might just get reps. Would love to do something like this, maybe a little less aggressive and not so low - gotta be a daily lol.

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Old 02-02-2013, 07:01 AM   #154
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If you want some genuine 4x100 BBS RS 15x7 +25 let me know..$1500.

Also, dont change your front and rear bars to EK9..or mouldless..theres no point. It'll be a waste of money and it is a daily afterall

the moulded bumpers can look great, all you need is a SiR front lip which are heaps cheap nowadays..like so:



Get a spoon rear wing, and do a rear wiper delete..or an EK9 boot if youre that keen hehe then dump it!
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:14 AM   #155
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not sure what the EK's stud pattern is, but these just came up on ebay

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271149214...#ht_500wt_1288
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:50 AM   #156
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Argh what a hot day!! But anyway, I was eager to test out my new jack and jackstands, which by the way are very good. Test fitted a 12mm spacer in the rear to see what it would look like.

New jack.



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Photo from the rear. The left side doesn't have a spacer, the right side does.



Overall I think it looks okay, but needs some work. I'd need to go a bit lower (show less tyre) and probably camber it in a bit more cos I think there's too much poke at the moment.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:54 AM   #157
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What do you think of spacers? Always afraid to use them in case something happens. Looks good though mate love the car.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:46 AM   #158
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man i love your car! so clean..
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:48 AM   #159
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:21 PM   #160
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What do you think of spacers? Always afraid to use them in case something happens. Looks good though mate love the car.
Thanks. I think spacers are okay as long as you use the extended lug bolts.

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Thanks guys!


Managed to find some EAS Aurora 60 LED angel eyes. Just received them, look good...but one of the wires is frayed and has almost broken off the connection. So I'm thinking I'll resolder it back to the circuit board.

Also, bought another set of BBS wheels, but this time for the EK civic.
They're BBS RS070, so 15x7 ET16. Need a good clean, the rear barrels are very dirty! But they should fit well...

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