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Old 12-17-2012, 06:33 AM   #76
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I'm liking the blacked out mirrors. Gives it an added bad@ss element to it. Are you planning to buy black lug nuts or will you just plastidip the stock ones? Car is looking great. If you do have those areas that you have plasitidipped painted, will you be going with the same matte finish or something that will be easier to maintain? I'm thinking a low gloss black finish when I get my car, hopefully that it will be easy to maintain and not worry as much like a matte finish. Keep up the great work
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:33 AM   #77
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I'm liking the blacked out mirrors. Gives it an added bad@ss element to it. Are you planning to buy black lug nuts or will you just plastidip the stock ones? Car is looking great. If you do have those areas that you have plasitidipped painted, will you be going with the same matte finish or something that will be easier to maintain? I'm thinking a low gloss black finish when I get my car, hopefully that it will be easy to maintain and not worry as much like a matte finish. Keep up the great work
If painted it will be the same as the wheel finsh. I guess you call that satin?
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:40 PM   #78
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car's looking great tram...your thread is real therapy for me while i wait for mine to show up, since it seems like we had a bunch of the same ideas
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:31 PM   #79
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car's looking great tram...your thread is real therapy for me while i wait for mine to show up, since it seems like we had a bunch of the same ideas
Thanks. Waiting sucks. From the time they flooded my vert to getting my new car was over four months.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:54 PM   #80
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Getting my mirrors vinyl wrapped tomorrow along with the 3m film treatment. I love what you've done with your car man!
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:36 PM   #81
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Added the front zl1 extensions today.

To fit the SS front fascia you have to trim off this piece.



I just used a sharp kitchen knife, yeah I am bachelor so what?!



Also have to drill a couple of holes, no big deal the plastic is VERY soft.



These pieces also come with the 3M tape so you'll have to make sure you clean the surface I use this stuff.



You have to crank the wheel to get access to the three screws holding the bottom of the wheel well lining.



The piece goes between the wheel well lining and the front fascia.



Finished product. The fit is pretty good but not perfect. I like it!!







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Old 12-21-2012, 01:54 PM   #82
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Love what you got going on there. We're those extensions expensive?
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:01 PM   #83
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Love what you got going on there. We're those extensions expensive?
Thanks. Think they were like 25 bucks a piece.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:53 PM   #84
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Car looks great man! Love what you've done so far.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:56 PM   #85
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:43 PM   #86
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Car looks great man! Love what you've done so far.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:45 PM   #87
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Idling today the car got a little warm for my liking. Was up to 223 before I snapped this photo.



I used to run a 160 stat... but I am going to try this at least till the summer.

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Old 12-21-2012, 11:08 PM   #88
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Today I installed my CAI cai.

First off check out how clean the intake is. Been running a catch can since about mile 50.



The 2013 has a ground wire that is routed different than on my 2011. To use this cai it needs to be rerouted.



Plugged in the vapor tube. Just used a little tape to hold it in place. Will get heat shrink and make it more permanent.



The screws for the MAF sensor were very hard to get in. Took the opportunity to make sure that I had a strong sensor I do, not sure if this is still an issue. I now have a used strong MAF sensor PM me if ya want it cheep.



Finished product.



Also took the opportunity to install the MSD plug wires.



I am missing a rubber grommet so I have to wait to install the washer relocation kit.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:27 PM   #89
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Thanks. Think they were like 25 bucks a piece.
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Thanks, I've been eyeballing those and wasn't sure if they would fit. Obviously they do.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:50 PM   #90
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Damn bro... I like they way your 1LE is looking!!!
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:53 PM   #91
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Did some more polishing with the da ... getting closer.



Also broke out the Lexol...

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Old 12-23-2012, 10:45 PM   #92
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nice man! keep it up. Great car
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:48 PM   #93
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What plastidip color did you use for your bumper and tail light bezzels? Did you do any prep work on the tail light bezzels or did you just spray over the chrome paint?

Still shocked by your dyno results, that is nuts.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:46 AM   #94
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nice man! keep it up. Great car
Thanks we should grab lunch or something soon... being neighbors almost. I need to pick your brain about detailing. I can cross the lake or vice versa. Also want to talk about NOLA.

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What plastidip color did you use for your bumper and tail light bezzels? Did you do any prep work on the tail light bezzels or did you just spray over the chrome paint?

Still shocked by your dyno results, that is nuts.
I used the flat black and I wipe it down with a degreaser/ wax stripper and sprayed several coats. At some point all the plastidip will be paint. You and me both are shocked. Between the weight difference this car is about 300 or so pounds lighter than my modded vert was but has more quickness stock than the 420 to the ground vert!!

Hope to get headers on soon and have it dynoed again.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:55 PM   #95
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Today I installed my CAI cai.

First off check out how clean the intake is. Been running a catch can since about mile 50.

The 2013 has a ground wire that is routed different than on my 2011. To use this cai it needs to be rerouted.

Plugged in the vapor tube. Just used a little tape to hold it in place. Will get heat shrink and make it more permanent.
I got the CAI inc CAI as well, and it came with the heat shrink, so I just put it on and let it hang out, as I planned to get a heat gun later on, but I drove to Thibodaux for christmas, and the heat in the engine compartment was enough to heat shrink it for me haha.

So just put the heat shrink on there in the correct place and go driving around, itll shrink just right lol
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:51 PM   #96
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Removed the hood wrap. Impossible to keep up with the spots and streaks. I will have it painted at some point.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:02 PM   #97
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Car still looks good but I like it better with the hood black.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:53 PM   #98
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Looks so much better without the wrap. Looking good.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:04 PM   #99
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Car still looks good but I like it better with the hood black.
So do I and it looked great new! After a 1000 miles and few washes. It is not black but a milky hazy spotted and streaked grey. The products and techniques I used simply did not work on this matte black vinyl.

I am pretty sure I will get it painted a satin black with a matte clear coat. Then I will be able to keep it clean.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:47 PM   #100
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I had some time to spend checking out your build. I so love not only the color but your choice of the 1LE...Could not have been better. She looks outstanding.
Nicely done...

BTW---I like the sig photo....

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