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Old 12-03-2012, 11:26 PM   #14241
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Installed my carbon fiber trim on dash and around shifter. Armrest will be done tomorrow.
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If so dibs.

Coincidentally, I want to get rid of my carbon fiber trim.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:42 PM   #14242
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a cutie from bath and body works recommended a vanilla coconut air freshener. she smells delish now
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:12 AM   #14243
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:32 AM   #14244
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the newly renovated UTC
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:35 AM   #14245
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Thinking of buying this for her so i can remove my spare but not sure if i should get

http://www.amazon.com/Slime-70004-Po...=pd_sim_auto_5

or this which doesn't come with plugs

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Slime-Road...roduct+Reviews
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:40 AM   #14246
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:41 AM   #14247
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Thinking of buying this for her so i can remove my spare but not sure if i should get

http://www.amazon.com/Slime-70004-Po...=pd_sim_auto_5

or this which doesn't come with plugs

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Slime-Road...roduct+Reviews
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:50 AM   #14248
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:35 AM   #14249
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Changed out my vanos seals with the besianauto ones. Ugh, now I'm getting camshaft solenoid valve code.... Faaack! What did I do... :worried:
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:36 AM   #14250
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my car sat the entire weekend. will probably wash it tomorrow if it stops raining
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:11 AM   #14251
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Selling old trim?

If so dibs.

Coincidentally, I want to get rid of my carbon fiber trim.
PM me about carbon!
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:54 AM   #14252
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PM me about carbon!
It's fading, and the fittment is kinda adjusted itself to aftermarket status.

but yeah, when it's ready to come out, I will contact you, and let you steal it from me.


Attempting to replace the rear carpet, kinda underestimated the job, have to be at work in 3.5hrs... might have to walk the 4 blocks today.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:58 AM   #14253
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It's fading, and the fittment is kinda adjusted itself to aftermarket status.

but yeah, when it's ready to come out, I will contact you, and let you steal it from me.


Attempting to replace the rear carpet, kinda underestimated the job, have to be at work in 3.5hrs... might have to walk the 4 blocks today.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:19 AM   #14254
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I did this, it's an all day job. But it's soo worth it!!
I do remember that, a month or two ago was it?

Carpet is out now, so I'm moving right along.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:31 AM   #14255
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Why do you even drive to work? Biking is free and easy. 4 blocks is like a mile. Actually I bet it would be faster on a bike.

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:55 AM   #14256
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Why do you even drive to work? Biking is free and easy. 4 blocks is like a mile. Actually I bet it would be faster on a bike.
.6 of a mile for me

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:58 AM   #14257
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Not to dredge up an old matter of debate but this is a measurement produced by a vendor who wants to sell you their parts so it is by every means a highly conservative estimate. They appear to say that at 50k your shocks have lost 50% of their life (suspiciously round numbers should be a red flag to anyone who has ever written research reports, smacks of data manipulation).

So you have here a vendor of parts telling you that at 50k they are half peak performance. Is half used "blown"? Perhaps for performance driving but for daily use? To me "blown" means shot or broken, not past their peak performance. How willing are they to be conservative to boost sales? At what point are tires blown? When they have 50% of tread life left on them? Not by my estimate. More like someplace over 75% and even that is somewhat conservative as they are well used but far from "blown", unless of course you sell them.

My entirely subjective opinion (as backed by my highly subjective seat based estimate) is that you could look at all this and roughly estimate that by 75k shocks and struts have reached a point where they are truly in need of replacement. My car was driven very lightly by original owner (50k in ten years) and when I hit 80k it was clearly not as solid on the road as it once was.

But that's just my opinion, ymmv.

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Old 12-04-2012, 12:07 PM   #14258
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can you show pictures?
Sorry it took me so long to get around to this but here's the sport wheel I installed with cf lower and the wheelskin cover. Some might find it tacky but I actually like it (I'm kind if tacky too) and it feels great in the hand, sort of tacky but not sticky. At some point I'd love to have it wrapped in Alcantara but for $50 this was faster and cheaper (need car every day for work). So there you have it, love it or hate it, I like it a lot and will love it more after I get entire interior transitioned to black.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:13 PM   #14259
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Seems like it was just cheaper lol

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Old 12-04-2012, 12:27 PM   #14260
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I suppose that depends on availibility of someone to rewrap and ability for downtime. As I said I'd prefer to have someone cover in Alcantara but for $50 and 20 mins of lacing it up this seemed a better option than leaving the worn down leather sections below.
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