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Old 12-17-13, 02:09 PM   #1
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So figured I should make one of these since it's been a quite a while since I've been stock. I apologize in advance as this isn't as complex or as well documented as some of the other builds in here. Also keep in mind this was done on a budget as I am still going to school and spent most of my money on the car in the first place. I also have literally done every mod except paint the front lip myself, no shops involved!! Anyways here it goes!

Bought the car completely bone stock from the dealer

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Installed new fogs two days later
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About a month or two later added the front lip
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When on a bit of hiatus for a couple months, but ended up picking up my Jun-Tw Rear lip

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Deleted the resonator
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Blacked out the orange in my lights
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Ended up cracking a OEM lobster claw, no I didn't hit a curb, you can thank Northern California's roads for that. Had three nearly bald tires at the same time so I ended up getting a STEAL of a price on a set of ISF replica wheels with four brand new tires. Couldn't pass it up!
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Added the FSport Front Grill
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OEM rotors and pads were trash, so swapped them for all EBC products
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Was sitting like this for a long time while I saved for suspension
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Ditched the OEM exhaust for Magnaflow, and wedged these Ap2 tips into my lip, ended up having to tack weld them so they would stay haha.
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Looked pretty sharp except for that wheel gap!!
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Then the coilovers came!!
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Added some LEDs everywhere, switched high beams to putco JDM yellows
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Was trying to dial in the drop, but put it in it's first show
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Wrapped my interior in Black Carbon
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Finally had it pretty dialed in
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Curb rashed my wheels pretty badly so I decided I should repair and powder coat them, also picked up a spare trunk for another project! The back of my truck had a good amount of the car in it.
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Finished the wheels and rushed to take pictures of them, and forgot to give my car a proper cleaning!
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Old 12-17-13, 02:10 PM   #2
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Added some vinyl to the lights, mirrors, couple of other spots. Put it in SF Autosalon
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Powdercoated my Joe-Z intake to match the wheels
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And this is how it sits, for the moment, currently have a number of things in the works, as I am not even close to being finished, let alone don't even have a legit set of wheels yet, so stay tuned!!
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Old 12-31-13, 01:17 PM   #3
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Added a flat bottom carbon top blue stitch wheel to match the F-Sport shift ****,

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Very nice. I really like your drop.

If I may ask:

Do you know your wheel size, offset? What is your tire spec?
Did you do anything in the front so it doesn't rub with that drop?

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Very nice. I really like your drop. If I may ask: Do you know your wheel size, offset? What is your tire spec? Did you do anything in the front so it doesn't rub with that drop? Regards,
Thanks! I believe it's 275/35/19 and +35 in the back and 245/40/19 +45 in the front. I'm going to downsize the tires relatively soon width wise and going to a 35 in the front. I rolled the fenders, relocated the tabs, trimmed the fender liners and that's about it. It only rubs on big dips now. I'm assuming when I go for the smaller tires it won't rub at all.
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So jelly of that flat bottom steering wheel! Haha

Love the drop. Must be hell driving that low with all these crappy roads in NorCal
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So jelly of that flat bottom steering wheel! Haha

Love the drop. Must be hell driving that low with all these crappy roads in NorCal
Hahaha, yea my OEM steering wheel was faded and just beat, needed an upgrade. Thank you for the kind words!! but yea I wish Caltrans would pave over some of these roads!!!
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Vry nice love the wheel color
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Vry nice love the wheel color
Thank you!!!!!
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At a local meet
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Painted the calipers
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damn bro...great job with all the additions...love the color of the wheels
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damn bro...great job with all the additions...love the color of the wheels
Thank you!! Yeah when I finally found the color I fell in love, don't see it too often.
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sojelly nice...
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Car looks great man. I really want a set of those wheels. Mind me asking where you picked them up at?
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