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Old 03-10-2009, 12:15 AM   #141
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I didnt mean to sound like a hard ass or anything...
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:48 PM   #142
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:08 PM   #143
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:07 PM   #144
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Restore Engine Restorer is not to be used in wet-clutch motors where the engine oil lubes the clutch plates. "
does this mean its not good for our cars?
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:47 PM   #145
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Old 04-05-2009, 02:58 PM   #146
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I like the shock sensor install. Is there a similar way to get a 2-way alawm installed as well? I don't want to install a shock sensor w/o a pager.
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Old 04-05-2009, 04:19 PM   #147
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I can't understand why anyone would pay $30 for a pair of stupid light bulbs. www.autolumination is the way to go.

Interior blue LEDs - $25. Installed 5 years ago and still going strong.
That site is horrible i cant find jack ****.
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Old 04-11-2009, 03:20 AM   #148
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Moar:o! maybe one on how to change your fob lights into a different color like pink or blue in a cheap way
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Old 04-11-2009, 04:07 AM   #149
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:10 AM   #150
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Old 04-11-2009, 01:31 PM   #152
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MOD COST: ~$10.00

MOD BENEFIT: Cleans out your motor.

MOD DESCRIPTION: Sea Foam Engine Cleaner

The picture below is from the link below, basically, slowly pour about a third of the sea foam into the vacuum line indicated below. Turn off the car, re connect the vacuum tube, pour another third into your gas tank, wait 10 min, fire your car up and rev it up. It will blow out crap from inside your motor.


*Note* my car threw 3 codes after I did this, they were all related to fuel mixture and such, so I went to autozone to have them read & cleared. Couple months later and its all good!

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Old 04-11-2009, 02:07 PM   #153
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Not really a mod, more like, great maintenance/tuneup for a higher mileage/poorly maintained car...

Still good for this thread though.
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:41 PM   #154
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ive seen this on the forum before but im not sure where...it wasnt posted here, i cant take credit for it but im not sure who to give the credit too haha

cost: about $5 whatever for high temp paint just to be on the safe side

mod: paint washer fluid tank black

....i just think it looks a lot sharper and cleaner painted black opposed to that off white color...i chose to tape off the 5.3 L on the top

sorry for the cell phone shot but let me know what you think

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Old 04-13-2009, 10:58 PM   #155
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found it

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Old 04-15-2009, 11:44 AM   #156
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i dont know if i would bother to tape off the 5.3L but painting the tank black is actually a pretty neat idea good work..it does look cleaner
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Old 04-17-2009, 07:05 PM   #157
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Mod name: painted headlight trim

Mod cost: about $4

Mod benefit: looks great with shadow grills and smoked corners

Mod desc.: remove the headlight trim, light sand, primer, couple of coats of flat black spray paint

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I actually did the reverse of your mod (black to silver).
But same steps. Looks like what you'd get on a ZHP, etc.
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:43 PM   #158
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subtle.. . . . . but its not even the same car.
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:13 PM   #159
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Ok, I did the "Golf Tee" mod and it took all of about 2 minutes. Still not sure I can tell any difference in sound! But it's easy enough to re-do, if I decide to go back!

Thanks for all the great DIY ideas.
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:14 AM   #160
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