Originally Posted by GS300 I6
aristo strut bar!!!!!
lol one guess and it was absolutely correct lol
Here she is, in all her beat up, used parts glory...
Originally Posted by huddleston
looking great - keep it up
And here it is, installed and sittin pretty, the sought after aristo strut bar! Many thanks to Rising_Sun for lookin out once again (overnight parts from Japan! j/k, fast and furious flashbacks...)!
After installation, I did notice a significant increase in handling and a much more receptive feel when taking turns or navigating bad road conditions. One of the best mods taking into account price, function, and ease of installation!
Also some inconsequential things I fixed up today were putting in my new chrome rear emblems. I had debadged the old gold ones ages ago in hopes that I would debadge it and fill in the gaps with the new paint job. Didn't have the funds to do the paint job and I left little holes open to the elements for months. So with my gf pounding some common sense into my head, telling me to put emblems back in so my trunk doesn't rust or rot from the inside out, I've reinstalled them and realized I like it this way lol. Look at that fine ***...
So that was one thing I've put off forever and actually got done. Next, I took a buffer wheel with a "low cut pad" and a "medium cut polisher cream" (as dictated to me by my detail crazy friend) and buffed my headlights for 5 minutes a piece. And let me just say... HOLY SWEET FREAKIN BABY JESUS!!! I've never seen the lights this clear! I'm not wholly convinced they're not cleaner than when they came out of the factory!
Picture doesn't do it the best justice, and I didn't take a before pic cause I didn't expect results this incredible, so just believe me when I say its drastic. Like the difference between Rosie O'Donnel and Jordana Brewster (why Jordana? I just watched the F&F4 trailer ;D)
Lights Before (figuratively)
AFTER (for real lol)
So yeah, progress is slow but sure. Gonna be changing my mufflers on the exhaust cause my old ones are shot. Going with the Magnaflows 14255s, and I'm cutting out the resonators! Will post sound clips by next week.