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Old 12-27-2011, 10:55 PM   #61
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Smoke your turns, pleassssssssssssssssssssseeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nope... sorry I have never liked smoked corners.

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Awesome thread, Brian! I just don't know how I feel about the hood...I can clearly see the imperfections where you blocked off the inside portion of the vents...looks slightly half-assed

And I think we have a meat flush winnar
Thank you!

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it will be fixed. he's been busy and lazy lol
THIS.

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You car looks good, especially like what you did with the hood.
Thanks I love the hood too.

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Beefy tires ftw!

Love it


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wow, those wheels look amazing on your car!

i want those m3 mirrors! reps or oem?
OEM

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AST 4100 and Apex ARC-8....

Stop wasting those parts. Go hit the track / autocross!
That is the plan Sir!

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Did you happen to weigh your stock hood and/or the Vorsteiner piece?
Sorry no I didn't , but mine is double sided CF if that helps?

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whats your last name?
UUhhhh... I don't know what to say to this.

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Old 12-27-2011, 11:02 PM   #62
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Mini Update:

Got my Trim wrapped by Don. Matte black surrounds gloss black pillars.




ARP 75mm studs (sold by Turner Motorsports) installed at Sillie's house!! (as most of my DIY's the guy is awesome!)




My first Snap on tool!! M12 x 1.50 thread chaser.




We only do DIY's at night....



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Old 12-27-2011, 11:09 PM   #63
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lmk when you ready to sell that hood...
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:03 AM   #64
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lol. I only asked cause my name is Brian N too.
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:58 PM   #65
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Looks good Brian!
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:25 PM   #66
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Looks awesome! Where did you get your mirrors from?
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:05 AM   #67
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lmk when you ready to sell that hood...
Haha sure thing... I don't know when that will be though.

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lol. I only asked cause my name is Brian N too.
Haha I see... at first I was like Well all I can say is think Longbottom.

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Looks awesome! Where did you get your mirrors from?
They are OEM M3, I purchased them from a member selling his on this site and modified them for sedan use.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:42 AM   #68
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More updates to come soon guys. School just started up and I'm busy getting that all sorted out. Just wanted to post up some important info about my wheel setup. I also posted this in the APEX Group buy thread.

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For those with non-m's. I am running the 18x9.5 et35 with a 255/35 tire and they fit pretty good with my AST 4100 coils with Vorshlag camber plates. My AST 4100's give me ample room and are supposed to give more room than most aftermarket coils on the market not to mention my camber adjustment with my plates. However I am starting to run into some complications. When I started to lower my car on the coils I am having a spacing issue with the wheel/tire being to close to the collar of my coilovers. Right now I'm sitting at a 12.5 inch hub to fender height and I can't go any lower until I purchase some spacers for extra clearance. (I may have to pull my front fenders a little more as result). If you have a stock or other aftermarket coil set up I would try to measure clearances with your front struts somehow. My front fenders have also been rolled flat and pulled slightly to accommodate my wheels. I am also running about -2.5 degrees of camber up front to make these wheels fit.

In the rear I'm having more serious issues and had to cut up some of my rear plastics in the fender/bumper well and the stud that holds on the rear bumper. I had my rear fenders rolled and pulled but there still isn't enough room and I'm going to have my rear fenders cut and pulled slightly to make this set up fit without all the rubbing I am now experiencing. I hope this will stop my rubbing in the rear.


Otherwise they are a awesome wheel!!!! I absolutely love the way mine look the deep concave and how light they are. Definitely the best "CSL" styled track wheels on the market. I'm super happy with my purchase and bought them on a group buy about a year ago! Eddy is an awesome guy.

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Old 01-12-2012, 04:12 AM   #69
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Your car came out very nice..!!

Thanks for posting the info about the squared 9.5 arc-8's!! +1
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:05 PM   #70
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More updates to come soon guys. School just started up and I'm busy getting that all sorted out. Just wanted to post up some important info about my wheel setup. I also posted this in the APEX Group buy thread.
So were these issues caused because you lowered the coilovers more? I'm curious because I'd like to try and fit these wheels and tires on my car as well. If your coilovers were at the top of their adjustability do you think you would be having any fitment issues? Your car looks great by the way
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:52 AM   #71
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Looks so good Brian, I love it, keep it going!
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:05 AM   #72
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The car looks really good

Hope you've been well man
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:15 AM   #73
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Your car came out very nice..!!

Thanks for posting the info about the squared 9.5 arc-8's!! +1
Thanks... just posting up my experiences to hopefully help out some other members.

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So were these issues caused because you lowered the coilovers more? I'm curious because I'd like to try and fit these wheels and tires on my car as well. If your coilovers were at the top of their adjustability do you think you would be having any fitment issues? Your car looks great by the way
Yeah it only began when I started to lower my car. But before I had my coils at pretty much a stock sport suspension height. Some coilovers (struts) have different clearances in the front. So I would definitely do some research about how much clearance it usually provides. I know my AST's are supposed to provide a lot of clearance. But I guess the sidewall of my 255's are sorta thick, and thanks.

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Looks so good Brian, I love it, keep it going!
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Thanks Talha! I've been pretty good thanks.... give me your volks.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:18 AM   #74
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Brian, seriously looking really good! love everything, haven't seen you in a while.

lol @ DIY's only at night at Hieus
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:32 AM   #75
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Could you get a "squat" rear shot so I can see how the fitment is in regards to the fenders? Just if you get a chance.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:29 PM   #76
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:39 PM   #77
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Thanks for all the comments guys! Hopefully I'll get some more shots after tomorrow. I'm gonna install new OEM Facelift tails... OEM retrofit wire kit and a new LCM.

But for now I have a few crappy cell phone pics?



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Old 02-17-2012, 09:42 PM   #78
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man i want ur hoood....
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:51 PM   #79
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+1 what hood is that? It's alot more subtle than the gtr one. But still looks bad ass...
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