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Old 02-03-2012, 06:36 PM
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Cool 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
- 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)



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Old 02-03-2012, 08:38 PM
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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?
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:50 PM
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Consider powder coating the brake calipers.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:52 PM
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Hey, did you paint the sideview mirrors too? This is a 35is isn't it?
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:19 PM
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Pretty sure the 35is in yellow skips the silver mirrors for body color match yellow
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:28 AM
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:56 AM
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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).
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:51 AM
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:46 PM
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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.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:08 AM
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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
- 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?
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:22 AM
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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.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:28 PM
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Cant believe I didnt see this thread earlier. I must say your car looks great. Love the wheels with that yellow.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:47 PM
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Performance wise:

- Quaife Diff (on order)
Did you ever complete the Quaife Diff purchase & install?

Thoughts please.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:02 PM
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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

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

I wonder if anyone has tried these yet.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:00 PM
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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...
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:49 PM
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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.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:13 PM
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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.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:27 PM
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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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