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Old 03-15-2013, 09:18 PM   #26
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When I began modding, I was going to stick with a black and white theme, but I changed my mind and decided to throw in a splash of color. My favorite color is blue and I thought if I went a little lighter than medium blue, it would pop better against the black and white. I chose something similar to grabber blue and had my brake calipers powder coated by mike@thepowdercoater.com. He did a fantastic job and they came out great. Even though I really like it, you'll learn later that I ended up going a different route and changing the color a little





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Old 03-15-2013, 09:28 PM   #27
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One of the quickest mods I've done was install the RX catch can and oil breather cap. I'm not great with taking pictures while I'm installing stuff. I just get focused on what I'm doing and when I'm on a mission, pictures just aren't thought of. Sorry about that, I'll try to be better.

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Old 03-15-2013, 09:35 PM   #28
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Great mod man, and worth every penny. The catch can and breather was/is fantastic. Also, I thought the Vmax ported throttle body was one of the best mods for the money too.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #29
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Great mod man, and worth every penny. The catch can and breather was/is fantastic. Also, I thought the Vmax ported throttle body was one of the best mods for the money too.
I picked up a painted white Vmax throttle body last month. I finished all the inexpensive performance mods with that one. LOL

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Old 03-15-2013, 10:07 PM   #30
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Hahaha, smart move .
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:53 AM   #31
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While the car is off getting custom stripes, I just received a nice boost of adrenaline by getting a picture of the wheels that are soon to be on the way to me.

Forgestar F14 20x11 and 20x9.5 in Gloss Black - I'm STOKED!!


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I love the rims man. Im between those and the Vossen CV2s in black. Not sure if i want gloss or matte yet. But i have got to see what your car looks like with those on it! Im also not sure how big of rims i want. I was thinking 20x9 or 9.5 and 20x10 or 10.5 but the 20x11 looks mean. Especially since the 1LE and ZL1 come with 20x10 and 20x11. What kind of tires will you be running on those?
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:35 AM   #32
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I'm behind on updating my build thread but this will help me get a bit closer. Christmas came and so did more mods. Stainless Power long tube headers with high flow cats and a Dyno-Tune were top on the list as well as some lighting mods and a new engine cover. The lighting mods and engine cover aren't finished yet so I'll post about those in a few weeks.

I didn't take any pictures installing the headers but here are a couple before and after videos and a picture of the dyno sheet with before and after numbers:




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Old 03-20-2013, 10:12 AM   #33
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Your ride looks outstanding and I REALLY like the Brembos....Nice touch against the white and black...

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:16 AM   #34
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Dude havent been in here in awhile man youre killing it keep it up get the new shoes asap haha
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:16 AM   #35
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Love the brake color also my favorite color. Too bad it wouldn't match orange very well.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:15 PM   #36
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Your ride looks outstanding and I REALLY like the Brembos....Nice touch against the white and black...

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Thank you...I appreciate it. More blue to come

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Dude havent been in here in awhile man youre killing it keep it up get the new shoes asap haha
Thanks man...your ride is amazing. The new shoes are on and I'll update this thread shortly.

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Love the brake color also my favorite color. Too bad it wouldn't match orange very well.
I'm not a blue and orange fan either and I live in Florida.

I like the new blue better, pics are coming.

Thanks for looking,
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:19 PM   #37
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When you get the pics of your wheels on, etc., be sure to post them also in the very post of your thread just so everyone sees the "updated" Airman .
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:57 PM   #38
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A couple of weeks after I got the headers and dyno-tune, my car went to the paint and body shop to have a few things done including:
Wet sanding, painted stripes, Stillen gfx installed, mpd1 spoiler installed, and a few under hood dress up items that I won't be showing until later.

The blue highlight around the black stripes and the brake calipers is Kandy Cobalt Blue from the House of Kolors.

I'm sorry about the poor quality cell phone pics, I promise I have better ones coming with the new shoes on:




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Old 03-20-2013, 03:30 PM   #39
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Ok...so I feel really bad about how much the last pictures suck so I want to get this update out quick.

This will get me mostly caught up, even though I'm still not happy with these pics. They do show off the cobalt blue better though.

The next update is getting the wheels and tires installed:
Forgestar F14 Deep Concave - Gloss Black
20 x 9.5 +27 offset
20 x 11 +48 offset

Vredestein Sessanta
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315-35-20






Right now, the car is back at the paint shop for some minor changes to the stripes but the colors are staying the same. It's getting stripped, and re-painted with double clear coat. Then it will be wet sanded, buffed, and polished to a mirror no orange peel finish.

I know it sounds crazy but it will be worth it.

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Old 03-20-2013, 05:23 PM   #40
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I dropped the car off yesterday and my painter is already making progress. It's great to see him going to town on it and not letting it sit for a week in his shop.

Here are some updated pics that are sure to make those with a weak stomach nauseated. I ain't skeerd






I'll keep posting updates as they come in.

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:07 PM   #41
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The pictures look great! I can't to see more pics of when it comes out of the shop perfect and ready to roll. It will feel like an eternity, but it's well worth it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:14 PM   #42
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The pictures look great! I can't to see more pics of when it comes out of the shop perfect and ready to roll. It will feel like an eternity, but it's well worth it.
Thanks. I was shocked at the progress already. I dropped it off yesterday morning and they jumped on it.

He said 2 weeks, give or take a day and I didn't believe him. I'm starting to now though.

Texting me pics at the end of two days is a pretty nice bonus.

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:29 PM   #43
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Can't wait to see the finished article!!
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:49 PM   #44
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Thanks. I was shocked at the progress already. I dropped it off yesterday morning and they jumped on it.

He said 2 weeks, give or take a day and I didn't believe him. I'm starting to now though.

Texting me pics at the end of two days is a pretty nice bonus.

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Damn!! I wish the shop I took my spoiler too was like that. It took them over 2 damn months to complete the carbon fiber and painting. It was a joke.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:14 PM   #45
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Just curious if you have any better pictures showing off the strip you had done? maybe from up high where you can show the full length of it? thanks!!
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:17 PM   #46
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Just curious if you have any better pictures showing off the strip you had done? maybe from up high where you can show the full length of it? thanks!!
I don't have anything that turned out well. But when I get the car back in a couple weeks I will definitely have better, more complete pics.

I'll see what I can drum up in the meantime.

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I don't have anything that turned out well. But when I get the car back in a couple weeks I will definitely have better, more complete pics.

I'll see what I can drum up in the meantime.

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thanks. yours looks like one of the nicer stripes i have seen yet.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:21 PM   #48
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Thanks...my blue highlight stripe is about 5/8" wide. It's back under the knife as we speak though. A few changes being made and I hope to have it back in about 2 weeks.

Your car looks great. A little blue will look awesome.

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Thought I'd move the conversation to your build thread.....

Cool. I know I want my stripe between 1/2 to 1" wide, so yours gives me a good reference. I'll keep an eye out for your updates...

Thanks! The accent color will be Medium Quasar Blue Metallic to match the front bowties. Then maybe change the pinstripe on the wheels to match.

Here's a photoshop of my stripe (blue accent is too thin here, I think).

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Old 03-21-2013, 02:27 PM   #49
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Thought I'd move the conversation to your build thread.....

Cool. I know I want my stripe between 1/2 to 1" wide, so yours gives me a good reference. I'll keep an eye out for your updates...

Thanks! The accent color will be Medium Quasar Blue Metallic to match the front bowties. Then maybe change the pinstripe on the wheels to match.

Here's a photoshop of my stripe (blue accent is too thin here, I think).

That looks real nice!
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:41 PM   #50
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Great looking truck! I'm pretty sure you were right behind me in the cruise at the rally. I really like your car. Nice choice of mods.
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