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Old 06-19-2012, 05:56 PM   #10201
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:27 PM   #10202
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I took my front bumper off, sanded it down popped out a dent on it, put a little putty and primed it. Tomorrow I wet sand and have my friend paint it. Finally no more glue from the old cracked lips and no more scratches.
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:27 PM   #10203
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With a pending sale of my cf hood I went ahead and put on the oem hood. I must say I am liking the look.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:02 PM   #10204
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:04 PM   #10205
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With a pending sale of my cf hood I went ahead and put on the oem hood. I must say I am liking the look.
Wow what an improvement. Sooo much better than before. Now just paint that lip and you're set!

Tore off my interior trim and broke one of the clips It fits back in but still..
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:06 PM   #10206
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With a pending sale of my cf hood I went ahead and put on the oem hood. I must say I am liking the look.
I like this car a lot.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:35 PM   #10207
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My wife bought me some new cleaning products for Fathers Day.. This is the best crap I have ever used in 20+ years in the car game ..its from a company called fastwax. the cans say FW1,TS2,and GP3 . The first is a cleaner wax you can use on paint,glass,and wheels.Once applied it cleans like a clay bar,then shines like a MOFO.it repels dirt and brake dust like you have no idea.The glass becomes so clear,it looks like the widow is open. The second is their tire shine product (all are in aerosol cans) . It's comparable to armor all. spray it on,it foams up,wait,then wipe it off. The third is a general purpose cleaner I use on the interior. It also foams up ,then kinda dissipates a little bit. Leaves no trails,streaks, or dust behind. I usually don't get this excited about cleaning stuff,but I have to tell you ,this stuff blew my mind at the ease,and results.. check it out @ fastwax.com (check out the videos) .. BTW.... I cleaned the inside of my wheels today..
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:42 PM   #10208
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:42 PM   #10209
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Installed my spacers! Looks soo much better now!!!! No more awkward looking gap between the fenders and wheels
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:42 PM   #10210
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:03 PM   #10211
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Installed my spacers! Looks soo much better now!!!! No more awkward looking gap between the fenders and wheels
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:05 PM   #10212
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Pics of my front bumper, I'm going to wet sand it tomorrow after work and sometime this week it will be painted.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:06 PM   #10213
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With a pending sale of my cf hood I went ahead and put on the oem hood. I must say I am liking the look.
Paint the lip
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:21 PM   #10214
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^ 20% definitely takes getting used to at night, otherwise I love it... keeps black leather seats from giving you a 2nd degree burn too.
looks nice.
I have beige interior. Hence I went with 20%. Haven't driven at night yet. Looks like 5% from outside to me though. Definitely going to take sometime to get used to.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:46 PM   #10215
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I will get some tomorrow after school. Its too dark right now ;-)

I have 20mm in the rear and 12.5mm in the front and it is perfect! No rubbing either.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:01 PM   #10216
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Wow what an improvement. Sooo much better than before. Now just paint that lip and you're set!

Tore off my interior trim and broke one of the clips It fits back in but still..
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Paint the lip
Thanks for the compliments guys. I wanted my wheel purchase to dictate the styling of the vehicle. I contemplated te37s, lm's, but then came across these rare finds. I feel it flows a lot better with the stock hood.

Jake, I have contemplated getting the lip, csl trunk and a few nicks touched up around the car before selling but cheapest quote I got was $1100. You mind letting me know who you used?
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:59 AM   #10217
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this is 17" rims? did you roll your fender?
very clean car!

i change the oil today with the filter, and the faulty oil sensor on the carter.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:08 AM   #10218
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this is 17" rims? did you roll your fender?
very clean car!

i change the oil today with the filter, and the faulty oil sensor on the carter.
Thanks! No, they are 18" rims, very rare to find the staggered 18x8 18x9 setup. My fenders are slightly rolled (just rolled the inner lips of the fenders, did not cut them or remove the rubber sealant under the lip. I also have coilovers and changed the camber in the rear to -3.0 to get them to fit without rubbing.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #10219
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:30 PM   #10220
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Not horrible in price, more than most but less than my aforementioned TE37s or LM's that I was looking at. I made on offer to someone on here for their LM's about a month prior to picking these up. They finally responded and accepted my offer a week after I installed these. Oh well.

You can get reconditioned oem ones here, but IDK if reconditioned means welded cracks etc.
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