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Old 11-11-14, 06:00 PM   #1
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Hey guys, so I've had the car roughly 3 months and the mod bug bit me hard. I am going to post what I've done so far, and will update with pics as I continue to mod. I have a few things I am still in the process of doing which I will explain later. Thanks for looking!

It all started when I bought this beauty from the original owner 1,000 miles away from home. My wife and I flew there and took a road trip with it back home to AZ.
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I immediately began modding, first started out with complete iJDM white LED interior lights
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Next I purchased some PPE headers and a Joe Z exhaust. I dropped off the car at PPE headquarters and had them do the install for me
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I decided it was time for new wheels for me and my wife's rides. I ended up with Vossens and she got some Stance wheels. I had to take an obligatory "his" and "hers" shot of them together
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After the wheels, my AeroWorkz splitters arrived! I never got around to installing them, I sold them off and am now going a different route.
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I stumbled upon a guy on craigslist who does custom carbon fiber splitters, all hand laid carbon and the best part was that he was local! He sent me pics of the process as he was making them, super cool to see them be made! One of my favorite mods so far!
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Here's what they look like completed!
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Next, I purchased a Wald style CF spoiler from eBay, I was incredibly shocked at how good the quality and fitment was! This company really impressed me!
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Old 11-11-14, 06:05 PM   #2
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I had the side splitters installed, I love these things!
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Next it was time to drop off my baby to get the front and rear bumpers resprayed to get rid of the little imperfections they had from the previous owner. While it was in the shop, I decided it was a good time to have the headlight housings blacked out and have my Wald style spoiler installed as well. I am so pleased with the outcome! Here are the latest pics from today
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Lowered it this evening on Swift springs (after having my fenders rolled) I will update with a pic of it lowered when the lighting is better.
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Im loving the headlights, can you find out how they got the lenses apart and report back? I really want to do this myself.
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Im loving the headlights, can you find out how they got the lenses apart and report back? I really want to do this myself.
Hey man, he bakes them in an oven at 175 degrees until the seal gets soft and then he pries them apart. I believe there are some DIY's out there for the IS-F and other cars, I know the process is the same for taking the lenses apart on pretty much every car I am too paranoid to do it myself! My friend charges $140 to do it, he is a moderater over on the g35 forums (and an aerospace engineer by day lol), he's extremely meticulous and has done a ton of custom lights. If you don't mind your car being down for a week or so, I've referred others to him before and he can do them and ship em back to you. Let me know if you want his email address to contact him.
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I wish I could but I DD my car so that isnt an option. Ive done it in the past but with Chevy Silverado headlights. those are cheap so it didnt bother me if i messed them up. These are a little different. Its a big uh-oh if I mess up, but I really want to. Just gotta do it one weekend.
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I wish I could but I DD my car so that isnt an option. Ive done it in the past but with Chevy Silverado headlights. those are cheap so it didnt bother me if i messed them up. These are a little different. Its a big uh-oh if I mess up, but I really want to. Just gotta do it one weekend.
Yeah that's what scared me about it lol! They are pricey! But he said usually people bake them at 225 but he does 175 because it reduces the chance to ruin them and he said he's actually pointed a thermal laser on his car and lights before after being parked in the sun and the temp was 180 degrees on some parts, so he said 175 is not very risky. Here's a couple pics from further away

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My car needs a lowering bad!! Lol
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Wow looks good. Are you gunna do rear splitters to finish it off?
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Wow looks good. Are you gunna do rear splitters to finish it off?
Thanks man! I ordered a Toms rear diffuser and Lexon CF replica front lip. Not sure if I am going to do rear splitters or not, to be honest I haven't considered it yet.
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wow, all these mods came quick man. lol. really liking those sides. its going to look really good when you get a drop. subscribed.
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Hey man, he bakes them in an oven at 175 degrees until the seal gets soft and then he pries them apart. I believe there are some DIY's out there for the IS-F and other cars, I know the process is the same for taking the lenses apart on pretty much every car I am too paranoid to do it myself! My friend charges $140 to do it, he is a moderater over on the g35 forums (and an aerospace engineer by day lol), he's extremely meticulous and has done a ton of custom lights. If you don't mind your car being down for a week or so, I've referred others to him before and he can do them and ship em back to you. Let me know if you want his email address to contact him.
Hello. Can I have your friends contact info. I have alot of down time coming up and like what I see with the blacked out headlights.
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Hello. Can I have your friends contact info. I have alot of down time coming up and like what I see with the blacked out headlights.
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His name is Tim and his email is ttrank@hotmail.com, I'll try to track down a better pic of the 350z headlights he did for me too, but these should give you a general idea for now. These had some extra stuff done to them, like STI lenses for a more crisp projector cutoff and nice bluish flicker, it had color matched projector shrouds to the color of my car, and also angle eyes that were hidden behind the projector shroud so it will glow through like it does in the pics

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