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Old 05-02-2010, 12:25 AM   #21
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make sure you swap out your cold winter tire air for warmer summer air so the pressure stays even inside and out





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Old 05-02-2010, 12:31 AM   #22
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:34 AM   #23
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i got my subwoofer working, and went lower. both purely for stunting purposes
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i got my subwoofer working, and went lower. both purely for stunting purposes
now that is the spirit.
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:01 AM   #25
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just detailing the car. sealant, wax, wash, etc...

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Old 05-02-2010, 01:20 PM   #27
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:38 PM   #28
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:10 PM   #29
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oh man. i am going crazy with this gorgeous spring weather.

So far:
-full detail (every square inch with wash, polish and mcquire's carnuba wax... took about 7 or 8 hours yesterday but was a good bonding experience... literally, every square inch of visible paint even in the door jams and engine compartment was polished and waxed.) .. one of the best things you can to to feel good about your car. takes forever but cheap. i highly recommend the mcquire's line. (each step of the process must be done inch by inch. esp. the wash phase- you don't want to be scratching your car up when you believe you are polishing it. ) and pleaase please use microfiber
-new factory floor mats from the dealer ($125 -make the car smell way good and look 100x better)
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-Air filter (stock mahle.. w/e)
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edit: oh i forgot, clear corners, sides and rears, and bimmian black/white roundel stickers


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-final stage resistor fix (in the mail)
-coolant temp sensor, ac and drive belts, water pump,
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-replace center console and sunglass trays from the dealer
-not replace windshield (cracked - pushing that mother****er to the limit)
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:13 PM   #30
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:39 PM   #31
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Other than recharging the AC, washing, waxing and swapping on the summer shoes what do ya'll do to make summer driving fun?


I was thinking of pulling out the wood trim and putting in sportier trim for the summer. Also swapping out the larger Heated Steering Wheel for a smaller M Sport (possibly SMG) Steering Wheel and throwing matte black Vinyl on the roof to enhance the effect of the tints.

Looking for other ideas.

As for Hot Weather Car maintenance stuff I hear batteries tend to weaken during the summer months so I think I will change the battery. I also plan on a full coolant overhaul before the first hot day.
fix your AC, never heard of topping up AC as part of summer main, fixing it is always the best way if its a keeper.

"I was thinking of pulling out the wood trim and putting in sportier trim for the summer. Also swapping out the larger Heated Steering Wheel for a smaller M Sport (possibly SMG) Steering Wheel and throwing matte black Vinyl on the roof to enhance the effect of the tints."

nothing to do with summer, good thinking though, if your battery is fine leave it he hell alone, summer or winter. are you new??

"washing, waxing and swapping on the summer shoes "


sounds like a plan.
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:34 PM   #33
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:52 PM   #35
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Subscribed, I just put the summer wheels on, wash and wax is next, and am definitely doin some of the things listed in this thread. Keep em coming guys!
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Old 05-03-2010, 12:05 AM   #38
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I'm dropping mine. Tinting 15% all around. Remember Aerospace everything you can besides the paint...lol. Leatherique was already mentioned, will be doing that as well. I already put in my aux jack so I can jam the ipod.
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