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next mod should be nightshading or buying the smoked side markers off ebay for 30 bucks for sure...

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I was initially gonna plasti dip the taillights too....but that was before I decided to clear the black, add the red pin stripe and re-paint the calipers red. After that, the red in the lights seemed to not be as overstated. Doing the nightshading might be a good idea on those as well as the sidemarkers too

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cllleeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaannnnn.............i gotta get some claybar action going
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Nice paint work man, Did you have to take the bumper off to paint this part?


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Nice paint work man, Did you have to take the bumper off to paint this part?
Wow, didnt see this reply...sorry!

No, i did not take the bumper off...but it would be a ton easier! I carefully taped around everything. I also pulled back a couple areas where the bumper mounts overlap so there wouldnt be any seam lines when I painted.

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UPDATE: After going through the coil-cutting mod I am gonna vote against it.

Why? Well it looks great....rides MUCH better in my opinion...but there is one problem that I noticed and went ahead anyway...

The coils in our cars are flat on the big ends (top for the front, bottom for the rear). when you cut out 1 coil, as I did, the coil is no longer machined flat anymore. Though my car rides and handles perfectly, there is a slight "thunk" sound over moderate+ bumps. It started right away and it sounds worse than it is. What is happening is that with the spring no longer sitting completely flat in the mount, it can move around just enough to make noise. I have watched it carefully for a few thousand miles since the mod and have seen no problems. Regardless, the sound isnt acceptable and there could be premature wear/failure of the rubber isolator where the spring rests. Thus, I am going to suggest to all...not to do it. Its sad cause its perfect in both stance and ride...right where I wanted it. Oh well...

All is not lost though, I got a set of Racing Beat springs for the car for Christmas! Those go on tomorrow

I also got a set of Hawk HPS pads for the fronts...but those will wait till I get new cross-drilled rotors These pads will be new to me in this car and I am eager to try them out...come on bonus check! I have use them before in my Mustangs as well as my rally car when I raced and was amazingly pleased with them.

What goodies did everyone else get from Santa?

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I got some RX-8 wheels for my 2010! Your pics look great man!!! nice job! Can I make one suggestion? I would go to the dealer and get some new bolts and fasteners for things like the struts and such. The pic of the top of your strut shows the same old rusty bolts that were there before and I wouldn't want the rust to damage your hard work...and it will look even better! Again, nice job!

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Thanks! Yeah, I know I need new hardeware....just too busy and lazy to replace it so far...but its on the list!

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How are your paint projects holding up?

Be honest :-p

Any chipping cause of the heat?


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