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Old 01-18-2012, 07:56 PM   #6201
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i'm trying to link myself to the part for the center delete strip and the part for the U.S license plate frame but i can't get to it. Help please? For the Mtechii to be exact, i just wanna compare prices still undecided as to if i will use the tow hook or not
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:57 PM   #6202
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Tow hook it. Looks 10x better IMO

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Old 01-18-2012, 07:59 PM   #6203
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Personally I can't run the two hook for the plate. it would interfere with my laser jammer setup
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:01 PM   #6204
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:08 PM   #6205
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i'm trying to link myself to the part for the center delete strip and the part for the U.S license plate frame but i can't get to it. Help please? For the Mtechii to be exact, i just wanna compare prices still undecided as to if i will use the tow hook or not
Zip tie it to your grill. Use my sig as example.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:13 PM   #6206
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ha i wish i could afford that plate hider, i'm on a small budget right now. From what i've found the delete strip is 20 bucks at the stealership so i'm looking to go for that route but then the tow hook mod is around 60$ that i really dont wanna throw down. Im thinking of just getting the delete strip and using double sided 3m tape to put the plate right below the plastic strip. Any ideas guys? Not looking to throw down another 80 + dollars for this mtech upgrade
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:14 PM   #6207
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Zip tie it to your grill. Use my sig as example.
I may do this for the time being
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:45 PM   #6208
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Well, its actually the best option. Its a clean look, doesnt stick out, it costs almost nothing, and its not illegal(I think, since its technically in the front). Just get a black zip tie and it wont be noticeable.
The grill on an mtechII and m3 bumper is there for a reason
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:28 PM   #6209
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Tinted my headlights today to try and match them up with the corner lenses, not a good idea there ****ing black now. Oh well they were beat to hell anyway so I just ordered a new pair of the spyder 3d halo ones in black! Can't wait to get them on!!!!!

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Old 01-19-2012, 03:34 PM   #6210
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Well, its actually the best option. Its a clean look, doesnt stick out, it costs almost nothing, and its not illegal(I think, since its technically in the front). Just get a black zip tie and it wont be noticeable.
The grill on an mtechII and m3 bumper is there for a reason
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That's what I did. Been running it like that for a while now, with no issues.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:17 PM   #6211
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Pulled off my style 44's and decided to refinish them in graphite. The PO had a bunch of light curb rash on every wheel. Sanded them down, washed and prep-wiped, three coats of self etching primer, three coats of Rustoleum's high performance wheel paint, two light coats of the same paint but clear, and one heavy coat for the glossy look. So happy with results.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:34 PM   #6212
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Pulled off my style 44's and decided to refinish them in graphite. The PO had a bunch of light curb rash on every wheel. Sanded them down, washed and prep-wiped, three coats of self etching primer, three coats of Rustoleum's high performance wheel paint, two light coats of the same paint but clear, and one heavy coat for the glossy look. So happy with results.
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Looks good although I like the aluminum OEM finish.
I want to refinish them in the OEM color after I get done with the brake job(ceramics, no dust now )
any DIY's you followed? or send me some more details on the process.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:50 PM   #6213
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Looks good although I like the aluminum OEM finish.
I want to refinish them in the OEM color after I get done with the brake job(ceramics, no dust now )
any DIY's you followed? or send me some more details on the process.
Rustoleum makes the steel color as well. I simply pulled them off my car, sanded them down (320 grit) quite a bit. Then washed them with dawn soap. Let them air dry. I bought these prep wipes by duplicolor I believe that just degrease and dust them. Then I used a self etching primer, three light coats or until covered. Then came the graphite paint of which I did three medium coats. Let that dry, then two light coats of gloss followed by a heavy wet coat. Fairly simple. Took one can of each paint used for a pair of wheels. YouTube had a tutorial for duplicolor's wheel paint I believe. It's not bad. I realized they look a little weird in the pictures and person now cause washing them took all the tire shine off.

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Old 01-19-2012, 04:55 PM   #6214
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:57 PM   #6215
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Tinted my headlights today to try and match them up with the corner lenses, not a good idea there ****ing black now. Oh well they were beat to hell anyway so I just ordered a new pair of the spyder 3d halo ones in black! Can't wait to get them on!!!!!

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Old 01-19-2012, 04:58 PM   #6216
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:39 PM   #6217
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For the nokya fog light bulbs would i have to order h11 or h1, im such a noob at these things lol =/
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:47 PM   #6218
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For the nokya fog light bulbs would i have to order h11 or h1, im such a noob at these things lol =/
Stock facelift sedans use h11.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:49 PM   #6219
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:02 PM   #6220
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