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Old 05-06-2014, 08:34 PM   #1
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Phillip's Progress Thread

This is some of the pictures I have taken from November of 2012 to present (May 6th 2014).
This is from the day I bought the car. Sorry for the low quality 3GS pics that was the only decent camera I had at the time .




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Old 05-06-2014, 08:41 PM   #2
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Next came the period of rice .
I have to thank neil1138 for not letting me continue in this direction .





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Old 05-06-2014, 08:46 PM   #3
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Vinyl Wrap came next.



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Old 05-06-2014, 08:52 PM   #4
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New Tails:

Yes, I saw the scratches where the logo used to be and that is fixed now.




How it looked in June of 2013.







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Old 05-06-2014, 08:55 PM   #5
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:57 PM   #6
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:09 PM   #7
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How it sat in December of 2013.


Mtech 2 finally on.








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Old 05-06-2014, 09:13 PM   #8
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Next Came the CSL Reps, Monster Truck status but the new wheels are great.









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Old 05-06-2014, 09:23 PM   #9
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Cleaned the engine for the April 2014 project meet.






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Old 05-06-2014, 09:26 PM   #10
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Got a lot of PM done. The whole cooling system and various other things I helped neil1138 do my vanos seals last year.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:28 PM   #11
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This is how it sits today (May 6th, 2014). The "headunit" is a Nexus 7.







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Old 05-08-2014, 11:54 AM   #12
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look good, I like the "headunit"

any plans on giving it a drop? I'm not sure how the roads are in OK.
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Old 05-08-2014, 12:04 PM   #13
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look good, I like the "headunit"

any plans on giving it a drop? I'm not sure how the roads are in OK.
Ya, I planned on it. The roads aren't great here but Norman is a city so they aren't awful.

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Old 05-30-2014, 02:31 PM   #14
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Made my own cold air intake.

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Very nice. I have been meaning to ask you this, what launcher are you using on your N7?
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Very nice. I have been meaning to ask you this, what launcher are you using on your N7?
Nova launcher prime with a custom background and invisible widgets.

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Uhm, don't those reinforcement plates go underneat the strut tower and not on top?
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:23 PM   #18
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Uhm, don't those reinforcement plates go underneat the strut tower and not on top?
What reinforcement plates? I think it is just the angle of the camera.

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Yeah it looks like it's the angle that makes it appear to have the plates mounted up top. No to mention those plates couldn't fit up top anyways.

Curious why you thought an aftermarket intake would be better than the factory that has a forced induction/ram air design? Other than that the car is looking sharp!
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Yeah it looks like it's the angle that makes it appear to have the plates mounted up top. No to mention those plates couldn't fit up top anyways.

Curious why you thought an aftermarket intake would be better than the factory that has a forced induction/ram air design? Other than that the car is looking sharp!
Thanks, I did it for the sound mostly but I was running torque and for short drives it stays at about 30C and after it has been running for awhile it stays around 60C I don't have the brake ducts so it gets air straight from the front of the car.

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