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GaryRudolph 02-03-2012 06:36 PM

Not so Mellow Yellow
 
Got the new wheels on and tools some picks next a citrus grove near Fillmore to go with the Atacama Yellow and Citrus Interior.

Looks wise :bigpimp:
- Wet Black Power Coated Wheels
- Satin Black Roll Bars
- Satin Black Kidney Grill
- Removed Silver Accents by front wheel "vents"
- Satin Black Exhaust Tips
- Stubby Antenna

Performance wise:
- ESS Tune
- Quaife Diff (on order)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7168/6...97ee7782_z.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7171/6...292cfb59_z.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6...e33681b6_z.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7157/6...28550bfe_z.jpg

HerrK 02-03-2012 08:38 PM

Looks good! Have you considered getting the rear plate mount color matched. Keep us posted on the Quaife mod. Who's doing the install and total cost?

jparnes1 02-03-2012 08:50 PM

Consider powder coating the brake calipers.

jparnes1 02-03-2012 08:52 PM

Hey, did you paint the sideview mirrors too? This is a 35is isn't it?

TeeZee 02-03-2012 09:19 PM

Pretty sure the 35is in yellow skips the silver mirrors for body color match yellow

Andrew*Debbie 02-04-2012 04:28 AM

Big improvement over stock.



I'm missing the California weather. . . Cold and grey today

GaryRudolph 02-04-2012 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jparnes1 (Post 6608938)
Hey, did you paint the sideview mirrors too? This is a 35is isn't it?

It's a 35is. The Yellow didn't come with the grey mirrors (it would have looked horrible).

jparnes1 02-04-2012 11:51 AM

Agreed!

BlueZ4AZ 02-05-2012 07:46 PM

I'm going to look at these photos if I get sleepy at work in the mid-afternoon and need something to stir the senses.

Gigglebox 09-27-2012 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaryRudolph (Post 6608683)
Got the new wheels on and tools some picks next a citrus grove near Fillmore to go with the Atacama Yellow and Citrus Interior.

Looks wise :bigpimp:
- Wet Black Power Coated Wheels
- Satin Black Roll Bars
- Satin Black Kidney Grill
- Removed Silver Accents by front wheel "vents"
- Satin Black Exhaust Tips
- Stubby Antenna

Performance wise:
- ESS Tune
- Quaife Diff (on order)

If I may ask, where did you get the satin black roll bar covers?

GaryRudolph 09-27-2012 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gigglebox (Post 7099938)
If I may ask, where did you get the satin black roll bar covers?

I just bought a spare set from the dealer and had them painted. They were easy to swap.

jcm12 09-27-2012 02:28 PM

Cant believe I didnt see this thread earlier. I must say your car looks great. Love the wheels with that yellow.

MELLOWYELLOW06 09-27-2012 02:39 PM

Will the real MELLOWYELLOW please stand up ;)

HerrK 09-27-2012 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaryRudolph (Post 6608683)

Performance wise:

- Quaife Diff (on order)

Did you ever complete the Quaife Diff purchase & install?

Thoughts please.

Gigglebox 09-28-2012 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaryRudolph (Post 7099968)
I just bought a spare set from the dealer and had them painted. They were easy to swap.

I was trying to avoid having to paint anything :eek:

Spent some time looking for aftermarket stuff last night and the only thing I came up with was a carbon fiber set on Newegg of all places.

http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggIma...0IjgI1UJEi.jpg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0Y50865499

I wonder if anyone has tried these yet.

GaryRudolph 09-29-2012 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HerrK (Post 7101173)
Did you ever complete the Quaife Diff purchase & install?

I did get it installed and like it a lot. Without being able to fully disabling traction control you can't quite slide it appropriately, but it does liven it up a lot more. It starts to feel more like a proper sports car.

What I really like is when there's loose traction (dirty road, wet road, etc.) I don't get the wheel spin with the stock diff in which the overly aggressive computer detuning the car for a few seconds.

It does boggle my mind that a modern sports car would ship with an open diff... I mean if a much, much, much cheaper S2000 had it...

HerrK 09-29-2012 03:49 PM

Did you go through HP Autowerks in SB or other. Installation cost? Looking & planning ahead as I'm in San Diego area and hope to do this next year.

GaryRudolph 09-29-2012 09:13 PM

I did go through HP Autowerks and no complaints. Easy to work with and get done. I just spent the day hanging around SB and the library.

GaryRudolph 10-12-2012 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HerrK (Post 7104216)
Did you go through HP Autowerks in SB or other. Installation cost? Looking & planning ahead as I'm in San Diego area and hope to do this next year.

Just an FYI not overly concerned but had a diff mount break with the new diff. But it was just a $50 fix. Not sure if installation or stress related. We'll find out if I happens again.


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