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Old 04-08-14, 02:57 AM   #61
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looking good.. always liked that rear bumper add on piece.. car is coming along nicely...
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Old 04-08-14, 04:12 PM   #62
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looking good.. always liked that rear bumper add on piece.. car is coming along nicely...
It's Admiration afaik.

Anyway, it will be changed soon when the Aimgain bumper comes in !
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Old 04-24-14, 07:04 PM   #63
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So not too much going on; exhaust slowly getting scraped away on the driveway but mainly just waiting on more parts to come in on the next container. In the meantime I figured I'd split the 4 wheels I have at the moment in anticipation for the other two to arrive and refinish to begin.

Originally I was looking at new lips but the new pair incoming should fill out the rear really nicely and the front I can use the other 19x10 set so with what I've got I should be able to make a good set. Will be going for polished lips and brushed face. The full chrome look is good with really extreme sizes but I don't think it suits what I want at the moment.

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Old 04-25-14, 11:36 PM   #64
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Installed Megan Racing strut bar today, so it's basically a race car now what with the coilovers for performance, strut bar for extra handling, all the wings for downforce.. haha

2JZ is so ugly with no covers >_<
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Seems like the wheel photo has been taken off Yahoo as auction complete. Another pair of Bazrieas

Anyway here's a photo of the exhausts finished. It won't be long before the bottom of the tips is scraped through I'm sure haha..
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Also of course the show was on during the weekend, we managed to get 4 cars together.. not bad for a last minute effort..
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GS300, Toyota Crown, Mazda Sentia, LS400
Moonlight looks totally sick, I love that Toyota Crown!!!!


......Nice build too
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Thanks DonVanW! Small VIP crew I'm building up slowly.

Ended up taking out the strut bar as it was making the car handle weirdly and vibrating etc.. figured it's a luxury cruiser it doesn't need super tight handling. Anyway, cleaned it after about a month and a bit so took a photo near to my house. Container is not far away so the changes will start after that arrival..

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Your car looks great man. I actually got to visit NZ a few years back for training. I'd love to go back sometime and not be obligated to my job while there! Such a beautiful place haha. Keep up the good work!
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car is lookin great man
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Car is coming together. Great look!
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Thanks all, appreciate the kind words!

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Your car looks great man. I actually got to visit NZ a few years back for training. I'd love to go back sometime and not be obligated to my job while there! Such a beautiful place haha. Keep up the good work!
What training would require you to come here? haha
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Thanks all, appreciate the kind words!



What training would require you to come here? haha
I'm in the US Army, part of a group that travels all over the Pacific.
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I'm in the US Army, part of a group that travels all over the Pacific.
Cool if you ever come back down for anything let me know !
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In our recent container some pieces arrived for me, Aimgain rear kit; new front kit and new wheels. I didn't try to fit the kits as I was limited for time but thought I'd check what the wheels look like.. and they are perfect.

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Sadly this is not my house

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For show I want to have it lower so the wheel lip is near to the top of the guard, so about an inch lower

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Good to see wheels fill out the guard nicely though

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**** loads of clearance. More than current wheel/tyre combo. Extra stretch on these full quality Indo something tyres helps.

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My driveway is ****, so now I have a cracked rear skirt.. oh well.. Aimgain soon..

Also after test fitting a set on the front I will do all chrome.

Front spec will be 19x10 +34 (with a 5-8mm spacer to clear brakes)
Rear spec 19x10 -1. Probably don't need 5mm spacer, seems pretty good.
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thought you had these wheels already?
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