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Old 06-12-2013, 11:14 AM   #26
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And some recent pics of the car:
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:33 PM   #27
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Looks great! But maybe its just the angle but you're car looks like it needs a set of lowering springs
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:26 PM   #28
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It's at stock height. I've considered it, but it's low on my list of things to do.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:45 PM   #29
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Looks great! Nice job on the mods! How come you didn't get the NPP exhaust?
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:10 PM   #30
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Car was already enroute to the dealer. NPP wasn't a deal breaker for me, and I got the car much quicker.
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Old 03-14-2014, 02:31 PM   #31
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Wow, haven't done anything in awhile..almost couldn't find my journal.

In any case, I've been fighting the flu all week and as it was a fairly nice day outside, I felt the need to get out of the house and finally finish a few projects.

First up was the JDP clutch reservoir kit that has been sitting on my shelf. I've kept putting it off, and finally decided to get it over with.
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Before, I'm sure you all know what this looks like:
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It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Not a lot of room to work, but manageable. The hardest part for me was getting the hose off of the firewall connection. Everything else is pretty straigt forward. I should have done this much sooner.
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Old 03-14-2014, 02:39 PM   #32
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Also, to give myself more room to install the clutch reservoir, I removed the strut tower brace as I had plans for that as well.

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I was initially planning to completely polish the entire piece. But I changed my mind simply because I've been removing all of the chrome from the car. So no reason to then add something completely shiny and chrome like under the hood. I ended up painting the ends satin black and then cleaning and polishing the center.
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It still needs some work. It has a couple of places that were scratched/marred from the factory and a simple polish wasn't getting them removed. I need to pick up some new polishing pads for my dremel and then finish it off. But overall, not too bad.

And installed with new stainless allen head bolts:
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Bolt size: M8 - 1.25 x 35mm
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