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Old 05-10-2013, 09:24 PM   #19001
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I didn't buy it. I made it from some left over vinyl I had from my roof job. I cut out a bunch ( about 50-60 )pcs, and laid each one on by hand.. I actually just took it off this week. Going for a clean simple look this year. Painted my splitters same color as car . taking roof rack off, no tints, plain jane for me this year..( maybe I'm gonna change out my H&R's for something a lil more lower)
Well you did an awesome job on the decal! I am going the other way, just put on roof racks and I feel up for a fun project, where can I buy the vinyl?
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:36 PM   #19002
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Got myself some new rear tires (Pilot Super Sports; 275/35 18). Question: I know new tires generally don't have as much grip as a tire at its wear bars, but is there any reason that would make my car have less front grip? I swear my front is giving out more easily than before
what tires up front and how much tread is left, and how old are they? I could see new sticky tires in the back causing more understeer, even due to a difference in the age of the tire, tire rubber compounds deteriorate with time, as lose grip as a result
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:40 PM   #19003
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what tires up front and how much tread is left, and how old are they? I could see new sticky tires in the back causing more understeer, even due to a difference in the age of the tire, tire rubber compounds deteriorate with time, as lose grip as a result
Also pilot super sports. About a 2 years old / 20k miles. Fronts wore very little in that time

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Old 05-10-2013, 09:58 PM   #19004
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Also pilot super sports. About a 2 years old / 20k miles. Fronts wore very little in that time
define very little?

also, I've changed a lot of tires that had a lot of tread left, but were junk when you drove them (either noise, shakes, crap rain grip or a few other issues), I would think you'd be ok with decent tread and only 2 years old though.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:12 PM   #19005
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define very little?

also, I've changed a lot of tires that had a lot of tread left, but were junk when you drove them (either noise, shakes, crap rain grip or a few other issues), I would think you'd be ok with decent tread and only 2 years old though.
Last I checked both fronts had ~7/32 left. I haven't really felt any problems either, but it feels like the front is giving out slightly. I really hope the tires aren't already degraded -- these are pretty expensive tire; I paid extra to avoid such issues

I guess having new rears upset the balance a tad; I'll see if maybe I could adjust my tire pressures and shocks to compensate

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Old 05-11-2013, 12:32 AM   #19006
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640 miles in about 9 hours.
Not a hick up.
First time saw 30 mpg.
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But got to agree Denver to Kansas City, one of the most boring drive.

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Old 05-11-2013, 12:52 AM   #19007
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You should paint that.
I was thinking about it, but I've not had enough carbon goodness yet. Will probably get bored of it eventually, but on a black car I think it's fine unpainted.

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So, I guess it was worth the ride? He is 4 1/2 - 5 hrs away from me and I couldn't justifg 10 hrs driving for a trunk lid
He drove out a bit to meet me. I left Philly right before 4, got there around 7, was back home by 10:30...it was a fun drive and I do like it. Just need to drill some holes for the license plate bracket because I don't really trust the velcro and I'm gonna have to cut a hole for the harness as well, now it's just hanging
either that or I might just drill two small holes and ziptie it.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:01 AM   #19008
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:22 AM   #19009
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Fixed up the rear boot/trunk handle. The handle became loose on one side due to the plastic breaking off around where the torx screw goes in. Upon removing, found two other torx screw holes also broken, so it would have been sooner rather than later that this handle would have completely broken off! All fixed now, solid as a rock!

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Old 05-11-2013, 07:52 AM   #19010
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:11 AM   #19011
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Turned on the car and all the speakers didn't work but my sub. Blew the radio fuse. Works great now.


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Old 05-11-2013, 10:11 AM   #19012
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:45 AM   #19013
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oil change, ecs 10mm spacers up front, adjusted coils a bit, rear pads and wear sensor. hopefully the 3k hid fog setup and yellow lamin-x I ordered will be in today so I can get that done. and it's not even noon!?


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Old 05-11-2013, 12:11 PM   #19015
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So far penelope is looking like she will survive her operation ... workin on her everynight till I get her right

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Old 05-11-2013, 12:16 PM   #19016
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oil change, ecs 10mm spacers up front, adjusted coils a bit, rear pads and wear sensor. hopefully the 3k hid fog setup and yellow lamin-x I ordered will be in today so I can get that done. and it's not even noon!?


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Old 05-11-2013, 12:29 PM   #19017
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Two days ago, I finished my vacuum preventative maintenance. I cleaned the TB, ICV (again while there), DISA, and replaced the lower boot and TB gasket.
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i did! they're great! thanks again man, much appreciated
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:01 PM   #19019
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