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Old 02-23-2014, 10:23 AM   #226
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So I had a brilliant idea for a body mod this morning... I'll do some research on the feasibility and I might pull it off in the next month or two. I'll have to buy and modify a few parts. It will be subtle and tasteful.

As for the hood and spoiler my 7 y/o boy pointed out to me I might get those by 2016... little smart ass. lol

Supposedly next week... I believe it when I see it.
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:41 PM   #227
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Dawned on me today that I got differential bushings instead of cradle bushings. I'll need to order those and get them too. So in the end I'll have cradle bushings, differential bushings, radius bushings, and the Pedders 32mm rear bar. All in black. I might pick up some upper trailering arm bushes too.

That will be it for my Permagrin + the Black edition package.

I need to do the belly pan I got plans for from another member.

Then I'll also do the Phadt Featherlight Coil Overs.

Also I'm on the fence about some ACS T3 ports and a mail slot conversion.

That will be it aside from some stereo mods until I get to the heads and cam hopefully by the end of the year. I'm also monitoring what is happening with the dual plenum manifolds in development.

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Old 02-25-2014, 06:28 AM   #228
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The guys at Phastek have taken good care of me. They have the last needed bushings due to arrive tomorrow so that means I can get the tires and bushings done Thursday.

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Old 03-02-2014, 07:56 PM   #229
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So life gets complicated as hell still haven't gotten the Hood and Spoiler... I don't want to talk about it. The tires had to get put off until this coming week and the bushings are still here along with a bunch of caster and camber bolts just in case.

I need to take pics and post them up...
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:49 PM   #230
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Okay "supposedly" the hood and spoiler get here today... so I rearranged my mod schedule for the next few days.

Saturday = Hood and Spoiler (I hope) probably UDP installation.

Sunday = beginning of "Permagrin Plus the Black Edition" installation.

Monday = completion of installation of bushings.

Tuesday = Pilot Super Sports and 4 wheel alignment.

Belated pics as promised...

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Old 03-08-2014, 04:36 PM   #231
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Well the hood and spoiler came today. The spoiler is installed. Waiting for the wife to get here to do the hood.

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Old 03-09-2014, 08:39 AM   #232
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Well I can't lie... I'm disappointed to say the least. The hood finish looks less than stellar. The spoiler doesn't look good either. I have plans to take it to the dealer body shop and get it done right. I'm on the fence if I should go Gloss, Satin, or do the Smoke Gray that the factory 2013 spoiler is.

Now for the carnage...

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Old 03-09-2014, 09:15 AM   #233
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I will say this is the perfect hood/spoiler combo for this car. I just wish it had gotten painted better.
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:02 PM   #234
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So I got so pissed off when I put the hood on last night and when I looked it over this morning that I am done. I won't be able to do the frustrating suspension work without losing my cool.

I'll get the tires next week and get the hood and spoiler repainted. The suspension parts will get thrown on at a later date.

I need to get over the frustration of this fiasco...
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:22 PM   #235
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Steady....

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Old 03-09-2014, 04:40 PM   #236
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Amen... I need the serenity. Doing my WuSaa exercises... lol

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Old 03-09-2014, 07:27 PM   #237
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And remember this is why we work so hard ... to leisurely enjoy our hobbies...









I would be livid.

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Old 03-09-2014, 07:53 PM   #238
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:56 PM   #239
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Well I got the new Pilot Super sports installed Tuesday. I love these damn things so far. The GY's were definitely spent but I could smoke the tires through third gear with the traction control ON. These PSS's don't even let the TCC light up. I'd say that is pretty good.

On to the hood dilemma... I went to my dealer Stingray Chevrolet and talked to my boy that runs the body shop (I should have gone to him first) and he admonished me for "cheating on his shop" lol I bring it to him Monday and he wil have my car for a few days and square me away. He was not impressed with what the other guy did, I agreed whole heartedly.
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:04 AM   #240
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Glad to see the hood issues are straightened out. Good body guys are tough to find and ones that you'd trust you prize to are even tougher. My body guy is an hour away from me but I wouldn't trust anyone else to work on my SS. Love that hood, very cool and when it's painted it'll look awesome!
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:02 AM   #241
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Glad to see the hood issues are straightened out. Good body guys are tough to find and ones that you'd trust you prize to are even tougher. My body guy is an hour away from me but I wouldn't trust anyone else to work on my SS. Love that hood, very cool and when it's painted it'll look awesome!

Hell I'm holding my breath. Gotta wait. I'm hope full though. I think I'll be good. I'll post pics once they are presentable.

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Old 03-18-2014, 11:16 PM   #242
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Just curious, but why not just have it wrapped like the stock hood?
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:01 AM   #243
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Just curious, but why not just have it wrapped like the stock hood?
Well believe it or not I'm getting it painted cheaper and to be honest I like the painted look better. I also think it will be more durable.

It should be ready tomorrow, Saturday the latest.

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Old 03-20-2014, 06:13 PM   #244
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FINALLY!













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Looks sharp.
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:22 AM   #246
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:01 PM   #247
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Man, you're as nuts as me! Congrats, very cool build. Love that hood and spoiler.
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:24 PM   #248
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Man, you're as nuts as me! Congrats, very cool build. Love that hood and spoiler.

LMAO! Thanks man...

Looking to finish up the suspension and another few mods over the next couple of months. Hopefully Heads/Cam/Intake early next year.

RideTechs are probably getting ordered in the next couple of weeks...

Wheels/Tires next year...
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LMAO! Thanks man...

Looking to finish up the suspension and another few mods over the next couple of months. Hopefully Heads/Cam/Intake early next year.

RideTechs are probably getting ordered in the next couple of weeks...

Wheels/Tires next year...
Nice job! Yes very much what I'm looking at. Let us know your thoughts on the suspension upgrades, especially the RideTechs.
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:59 PM   #250
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Nice job! Yes very much what I'm looking at. Let us know your thoughts on the suspension upgrades, especially the RideTechs.

Thanks man. I'm looking forward to the RT's.

I had intentions of putting them off to next year but the Pilot's are so "square" looking that it accentuates the wheel gap.

I have half a mind to control myself and just do springs for now, but honestly to me that would be half assing it and well I just can't bring myself to half ass anything.

I know that coilover's are integral to me getting some massive wheels and tires underneath her.
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