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Old 01-06-13, 09:15 PM   #46
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U should be ok with the proper Epoxy and drying time.. Looks like its held on pretty well
it took a lot of finagling man. more heat gun and another dose of epoxy to get her flush without gaps. might end up molding it in after all.
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it took a lot of finagling man. more heat gun and another dose of epoxy to get her flush without gaps. might end up molding it in after all.
Honestly molding it is the way to.. Just recently i developed a crack in my mold from a rock chip from driving.. Other than that its held up pretty well after all these years.. I'll be getting it remolded here soon..
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Old 01-07-13, 08:34 AM   #48
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Nice work, i like how your grill came out. I have a black one as well going to do the same.
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Old 01-08-13, 04:41 PM   #49
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well hello there UPS.

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Honestly molding it is the way to.. Just recently i developed a crack in my mold from a rock chip from driving.. Other than that its held up pretty well after all these years.. I'll be getting it remolded here soon..
Yeah, i got that thing on there now! haha, you could hit my bumper with a sledgehammer and that lip and going anywhere. I think i am still going to mold it though as my epoxy lines are visible

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Nice work, i like how your grill came out. I have a black one as well going to do the same.
Thanks man, i am sure i saw someone somewhere in this forum with the same look which influenced me.
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Old 01-10-13, 08:17 AM   #51
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My passenger mirror is cracked and i am going to get a new cover for it, but, it seems to swivel freely and loosely. as opposed to the driver side that is solid and doesnt move. Is there a trick to keep it still aside JB Weld ???
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Old 01-11-13, 03:07 PM   #52
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Staying with my small budget, I wasn't going to pay more than i did for the car for some Maya RT5's. I gotta say thanks to member "projectdna" for directing me to the right tire fitment. So anyways, i went with staggered PRIVAT LEGENDE Matte Graphite/Machine Lip wrapped in FALKEN FK-452's.

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Old 01-12-13, 12:52 PM   #53
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^ BTW: My 55MPH shake/wobble is gone! amen. rides much more solid.
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Old 01-12-13, 02:35 PM   #54
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so far easiest DIY on CL was disabling the DRL's by BossGS4. Took all of 5 minutes.

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This thread started by j stuff is a must see for those looking into coilovers. After research i went with Megan EZ's. They were out of stock everywhere from Florida to Cali and even the Megan factory until February at least. Finally i found a joint in Chicago that had a set and did a price match on top of it. So, don't be afraid to ask to match the best price you can find. Got the Moog Ball Joints comin' in also along with a few other "maintenance" things.
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This thread started by j stuff is a must see for those looking into cheap coilovers. After research i went with Megan EZ's. They were out of stock everywhere from Florida to Cali and even the Megan factory until February at least. Finally i found a joint in Chicago that had a set and did a price match on top of it. So, don't be afraid to ask to match the best price you can find. Got the Moog Ball Joints comin' in also along with a few other "maintenance" things.
fixed for you.....and before you get all antsy im on megans also but they are what they are. a cheap coilover (they were supposed to be a temp coilover while my HKS LS got rebuilt but issues happened with them) they are much better than some but far behind a lot. for the money i would prefer to go with a set of custom Stance since you can spec them to your needed spring rate. im probably fixing to buy a set of Ohlins from Japan (if you ride motorcycles you know about Ohlins and their quality a lot of them use separate tube reservoirs . put it this way factory ducati's and EVERY Lamborghini Aventador use them. best suspension i have ever owned i had some on my 92 hatch ages ago and my 2004 gsxr.

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^ i hear ya brother. i appreciate your knowledge and experience. im on a hella budget so i am doing what i can within the budget i have. they will go low enough for me to just kill the uneven gap of front and rear. im not slammin camber or nuthin just need her low with no gaps
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This might seem like such a minimal post. But the first thing i ****** up when i grab a new ( used ) car is these "Wonder Wafers" it took me a long time to find an air freshener that came close to a new car smell. The "New Leather" ones always been the best. They are more of a commercial product as opposed to all the annoying consumer fresheners at your local auto part store. Get em on eBay if you are interested.

How long do they last and how many do you use in the car at one time
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^ a couple months. throw one wafer under the passenger seat. "new leather" scent is the key
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Your car is looking great!
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