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Old 06-09-2013, 06:22 AM
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Ok fellas, the 1st cosmetic mod is done..2 tone grille..
Bought the roof and trunk spoilers, colors didn't match, so having it reprinted..will keep adding to this post as I update..
7/19/2013..update Front lip install and clearance getting into my driveway...
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:49 AM
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I like the white with black grill a lot, but I'm curious about your front license plate mounting. Please share the details?
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:33 AM
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Dunderhi.., the front plate mounting is so complicate that all you need it 2 slim cable ties..lol, just pass it through the plate holder on both sides and zip it to the mesh. No holes on bumper..
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:27 AM
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That is really complicated. Now I feel stupid for drilling holes in my front bumper.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:00 AM
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That is really complicated. Now I feel stupid for drilling holes in my front bumper.
I have a mounting kit that you drill under the bumper lip, drill out of sight my friend




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Old 06-09-2013, 11:29 AM
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Nice grills. Got any pics from further away?

Assuming you had that custom painted? (Didn't come like that?)
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:40 PM
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Another mod for the day..1 can aero spray fr Automotive Touchup(less than a 1/4 use) $20


Another mod for the day..1 can aero spray fr Automotive Touchup(less than a 1/4 use) $20



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Old 06-09-2013, 03:43 PM
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Boardman here u go..

I bought the black out grille and paint the White myself..grille is 2 pieces so outer edge can be remove..


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Old 06-09-2013, 04:36 PM
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Very nicely done! The car looks great.

Are you thinking about wrapping the roof?
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:43 PM
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No, I actually went to my paint guy yesterday to inquire about that. I prefer paint, but will wait until I buy the front lip and do it same time..



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Old 06-09-2013, 04:53 PM
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A few pics of the process..
1st remove at least 3 screws fr the wheel well cover...
Just push the reflector in evenly..
Put your hand inside the wheel well and grab the reflector..
Then put your fingers in the hole..yes hole and remove the tape that left on the fender from the reflector..
Add new 3M tape to reflector for install..







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Old 06-09-2013, 06:46 PM
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Need more info on the plate mod please....
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:56 PM
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That's will cost you ninety bucks in Florida, wish I could get away with that!
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:17 PM
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Doug... go to Pepboys or any car store and buy the above.. zip tip the mounting bracket onto the mesh( i install mine far right, guess thats the style now) i use the middle opening(left and right), then put your plate on the bracket..done. What i also did, is take black Electrical tape and tape it on the bracket top & bottom( 3 layers) so the bracket wont scratch your paint.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:25 PM
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http://www.pepboys.com/product/detai...rs/?quantity=1

Doug... go to Pepboys or any car store and buy the above.. zip tip the mounting bracket onto the mesh( i install mine far right, guess thats the style now) i use the middle opening(left and right), then put your plate on the bracket..done. What i also did, is take black Electrical tape and tape it on the bracket top & bottom( 3 layers) so the bracket wont scratch your paint.
Curious how the cops view that type of mount. Certainly not as easy for them to see. Any issues? Mandatory front plate in va.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:44 PM
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Cool idea with the zip ties. I actually zip-tied my plate in the same place, but lower until my RhoPlate arrived http://www.rhoplate.com/
I love the Rho-Plate now
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:47 AM
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I was actually refering to the painting of your sidemarkers, it is illegal here in Fl. The good thing is we dont have to have a front plate though,,,,,nice trade off I guess.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:39 AM
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:01 AM
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Doug..we who live in the 5 boroughs on NYC..cops don't care..as long you don't look suspicious or it's the end of the month..when they have to make their quote..

Alan, thx..can't wait to put the springs on..should be arriving today..
Then only 2 expensive mods left..Rims and Exhaust..this car is driving too quite for me...need to hear some drone..lol


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Old 06-10-2013, 09:16 AM
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Doug..we who live in the 5 boroughs on NYC..cops don't care..as long you don't look suspicious or it's the end of the month..when they have to make their quote..

Alan, thx..can't wait to put the springs on..should be arriving today..
Then only 2 expensive mods left..Rims and Exhaust..this car is driving too quite for me...need to hear some drone..lol


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Old 06-10-2013, 09:17 AM
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Ok fellas, the 1st cosmetic mod is done..2 tone grille..
Bought the roof and trunk spoilers, colors didn't match, so having it reprinted..will keep adding to this post as I update..



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Looks awesome. Where did you get those?
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:40 PM
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Looks great! Did you just spray paint them or also add their high gloss clear coat?
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:25 PM
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"Iampain"..u can buy the grille anywhere online, it's 2 piece just remove the frame and paint it, or try JBSpeed, sponsor on the board..they might able to do it for u.


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Old 06-10-2013, 03:27 PM
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"Loaded" yes, after paint, I clear coat it...Automotive Touchup Paint, perfect match.


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Old 06-11-2013, 06:23 PM
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Dunderhi.., the front plate mounting is so complicate that all you need it 2 slim cable ties..lol, just pass it through the plate holder on both sides and zip it to the mesh. No holes on bumper..
I actually like that placement but im a little concerned about it blocking airflow to pretty important components...Im in NYC also and the need for the front plate is really killing me...
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