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Old 03-08-2011, 07:22 PM   #18
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I've been getting parts from AAC for some time now and have always been amazed by the quality of their work and the great customer service. I recently purchased a set used, and remember that for later, of CCFL afterburners from member x7productions. Who by the way was great to work with, I bought my spoiler from too.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:21 AM   #19
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Very nice!!! I love the carbon fiber under the hood
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:39 PM   #20
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So the dealer was helpful but at the same time really. They were nice enough to realign my exhaust tips, but the body shop was too backed up to look at my spoiler. :( what are you going to do right?

On the upside I have planned out my week off. From the 19-26 I have ZERO responsibilities. The girlfriend will be gone and no classes nor work. During this week I will be installing one of fieldgoal00's wireless DRL harnesses, adding a diffuser to my halos to get rid of the LED look, painting my wheels gloss black, and my calipers cobalt blue. It'll be a busy week but I am so excited, and don't worry I'll be taking pictures.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:59 PM   #21
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Picked up a couple packages today. One was my replacement tail light from AAC. My far right tail light has water inside of it. So Jonathan thinks that most likely it was not sealed correctly. He was really helpful in the situation, as AAC does not normally send you a part under warranty until after you have sent it in first. But it being a tail light I couldn't really do that.

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My other package was fieldgoal's wireless DRL harness. I have been using AAC's harness but wanted to be able to switch between only DRLs, halos as DRLs, both on, etc. Instructions are really easy as well so shouldn't take more than a half hour.

Only 2 more days until mod weekend. I honestly can't decide what I'm going to do first. I have some commitments Saturday morning, so starting late morning. I'm really leaning towards painting my door panels and dash trim first. Going for a nice gloss black. I wanted to do carbon fiber but I'd lose the ABL and not ready to give that up just yet.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:02 PM   #22
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:37 PM   #23
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2 questions:
1-are you painting your wheels yourself? If so, how? I've been looking for a DIY on here and can't seem to find it. If not, how much does it cost?
2-Did you install the CCFL afterburners or did AAC do it for you? If you did, what's the install like?
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:19 PM   #24
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2 questions:
1-are you painting your wheels yourself? If so, how? I've been looking for a DIY on here and can't seem to find it. If not, how much does it cost?
2-Did you install the CCFL afterburners or did AAC do it for you? If you did, what's the install like?
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1) yes I plan on doing them myself. There are a few threads that are DIY/instructions on how to go about painting your wheels. Its not too hard of a process, just time consuming putting the car up on jack stands.

2) no I did not install the afterburners. AAC has an exchange program where you buy a set of afterburners (CCFL or SMD) and put a deposit down. Then once you send them back your tail lights they refund your deposit. You can shoot Jonathan an email/PM at Jonathan@aacstyle.com
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:01 AM   #25
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1) yes I plan on doing them myself. There are a few threads that are DIY/instructions on how to go about painting your wheels. Its not too hard of a process, just time consuming putting the car up on jack stands.

2) no I did not install the afterburners. AAC has an exchange program where you buy a set of afterburners (CCFL or SMD) and put a deposit down. Then once you send them back your tail lights they refund your deposit. You can shoot Jonathan an email/PM at Jonathan@aacstyle.com
Sweet...thanks
Any chance you have a link to the DIY? I must not be labeling my search correctly b/c I just keep getting results showing how guys wheels turned out. Not the actual process.

Edit: disregard. I stumbled across a couple of DIY's. Thanks for the info!
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:28 PM   #26
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Modding has started. I was getting sick of looking at the gray bezel on the center air vents. So decided to paint them. Did the driver and passenger ones as well.

*EDIT: A few people have asked me how I did this mod (and considering I wasn't polite enough to post a DIY on it I figured this is the next best thing.*

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the side vents were easy, the end panel on the dash pops out and there's a couple screws holding that vent trim in place. It's very easy to see once you've got it open. I can't remember exactly how many there are but i think it's about 2 or 3.

The center vent however you basically need to take the whole dash out to get at the trim piece. So I made good with the masking tape and VERY carefully brush painted it with the little tube of color matched touch up paint from GM. Turned out just fine. I ripped up garbage bags and covered my whole center console and dash with it plastic in case there were any drips. There weren't but I'd recommend it just to be sure.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:58 PM   #27
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So on Thursday I got fieldgoal00's DRL harness in the mail, and I have spent the past 2 ish hours installing it. Except the problem is that the driver's side halos and front side market are always on. Even with the car off. Any help on this would be appreciated, hint hint.

Well either way I undid the wiring for the 4 channel remote (temporary fix to the lights problem) and I will be tackling it again in the morning.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:03 PM   #28
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You're doing GREAT!!!

I can't wait for more pics...


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Old 03-20-2011, 08:07 PM   #29
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OK so I started today planning on painting my door panels and dash trim. Following one of the DIY I was able to get my door panels off in just under an hour. Here are a couple shots of Kaylee with her panels off.

So after I got all of these panels off I went to unscrew the door inserts. Well it turns out that only 3 screws hold the inserts in place, but about two dozen melted plastic studs.

Needless to say I was pretty PO'd with the situation. But I figured that while I had the door panels off I could do a mod that I had put on the back burner about a year ago. I used some AAC ABL colored LED strips and tied the wiring into the ambient lighting. So while I didn't get to paint, the day wasn't a total loss.


Day 2 of my modding marathon is almost over. Depending on how things play out tomorrow I may be painting my wheels, but Just need to see if I have the time to do it all.
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:18 PM   #30
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:26 AM   #31
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so you wont be painting the door pannels now?
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:09 AM   #32
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so you wont be painting the door pannels now?
Not unless I can figure out a way to take them off without breaking them.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:45 PM   #33
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UPDATE:

So I did some hunting and I found a DIY by BumbleBeeSS2009. Here is the link. Post number 2 - 6 about cover how to deal with the plastic rivets problem that I encountered yesterday. So, I'll be stopping by home depot a little later tonight to pick up some of the screws I need for the swap and tomorrow I will be painting

My finding this goes to show, for whatever mod you want to do odds are someone else has already done it and posted a DIY and/or instructions on how to do so.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:30 PM   #34
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So drove around a bit tonight to see what the new ABL pockets looked like. Honestly I'm not feeling it. Its a it too bright if you know what I mean.

So I need to figure out what I'm going to do now. I'm picking up the screws needed for the door panels tomorrow morning and will be painting them. So I guess I'll figure it out then.
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