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Old 02-23-2014, 06:25 PM   #176
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Thanks man. Yeah, I pulled all the badging at once, pretty early on. Only have the bowties and 1LE along the cowl
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:40 PM   #177
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looks great... didn't realize you removed the Camaro emblems... don't worry about the dirt on the front bumper,,,
a 'lil photoshop goes a long way.
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:17 AM   #178
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a 'lil photoshop goes a long way.
true...was out late last night and just got the pic from my friend. might touch it up later. for now i don't care that much
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:24 AM   #179
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dropped the car off today for the warranty work on the paint. the car port feels so empty without it there. almost forgot to tell them not to wash it! aaaand they STILL haven't gotten any word on the replacement wheel...i told the service writer i was leaving in a couple of months, he needs to get on that if they don't want to ship me a wheel.

while i was waiting for the courtesy shuttle to take me back to my house (yeah, no effing loaner program either? you serious?) i went to the showroom and saw they had a couple of ZL1s out. pretty nice. both 2014s, one black, one AGM. the AGM one had the recaros, so i took the opportunity to park my butt. my 30 second review? they're nice. really nice. definitely an upgrade from the regular leather seats, but I think for $2000 you can find something that'll keep you even more planted in the seat. i definitely felt more planted in the seat in the butt/lower back region...but i think for just keeping me in one place i can do better. yes, i realize they have airbags as well, and that's a significant portion of their cost, but...well, i'm no longer on the list of people that gotta have them asap. they're definitely nice and will do their job, but i might just swap my driver seat only for something more secure. time will tell.

anyway, got these in tonight - after dropping the car off, naturally...


these would be my dual color switchback lights...one of my friends has these and i like the look of the white running lights. not a bad price from diode dynamics either. unfortunately, it's gonna be a little while before i have install pics.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:33 AM   #180
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I wanted the switch backs... do you know if they have them for the RS optioned cars yet? There are a few different ways people have done this effect... it can get involved.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:39 AM   #181
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interesting...i went back to the website and looked at the RS option and it doesn't seem like they have them. that part's not so interesting, but my friend here has a 45th edition, so he's an SS/RS setup, and was talking to me about making a third wire and splicing, etc, except that when we actually looked at my blinkers during the conversation, I already have 3 wires going to my bulbs. apparently he only has 2 wires going to his.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:08 AM   #182
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Finally spotted your build thread.. haha! I love the picture you have on the first post! Really like what you've done with your car! It's clean and simple yet stands out! As simple of a mod as it is, I really like your 1LE hood badges. Even in pictures of the whole car, the badges stand out
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:20 AM   #183
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Finally spotted your build thread.. haha! I love the picture you have on the first post! Really like what you've done with your car! It's clean and simple yet stands out! As simple of a mod as it is, I really like your 1LE hood badges. Even in pictures of the whole car, the badges stand out
thanks, appreciate it
i think i'm pretty much done with all the cosmetic stuff i'm likely to do. from now on it's gonna be power and performance, although some of those might change the look a bit by their nature.

now that i say that, i gotta admit - i might just mod the engine bay if i get bored and don't have cash for the power/performance stuff. i got plenty of ideas for the bay!
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:03 AM   #184
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thanks, appreciate it
i think i'm pretty much done with all the cosmetic stuff i'm likely to do. from now on it's gonna be power and performance, although some of those might change the look a bit by their nature.

now that i say that, i gotta admit - i might just mod the engine bay if i get bored and don't have cash for the power/performance stuff. i got plenty of ideas for the bay!
Fair enough, can't go wrong with performance mods that's for sure! Leave the remaining cosmetic stuff for filler between the big mods
What's on the top of your performance 'to-do list'?
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:52 AM   #185
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Fair enough, can't go wrong with performance mods that's for sure! Leave the remaining cosmetic stuff for filler between the big mods
What's on the top of your performance 'to-do list'?
well, at the top of that list would be the camshaft that's waiting for me in MO

i'm torn between a TT kit or a mess of suspension mods after the cam...not sure which way i wanna go first
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:12 AM   #186
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so...couple of things today...first, i went and got the car back this morning - they finished with it late yesterday, so i was already at work when they called. they actually did a pretty good job painting, from what i can tell -

they even got back behind the black plastic.
but, this being hawaii, they couldn't let me completely satisfied...some jerk must've gotten his foot caught on my wideband hptuner wire, and yanked hard enough that they pulled the plug out of the back of my AFR gauge
and they left it!!

fortunately, it's not that hard to fix, but still...idiots.

anyway, got it home, fixed that, and decided i wanted to install my new lights before work. so, i took one last pic of stock amber lights -



and then plugged in the new ones - these are stage 2 brightness switchbacks from Diode Dynamics, btw


then i ran into an issue with the white running lights not working, but i was running out of time before work. so i had to come back to that tonight. but first, i fixed the hyperblinking with their resistor kit. had to do some trial and error, since my wires aren't coded like their video, but i eventually got it...driver side you want to tap black and the blue/white stripe, passenger side will be black and...whichever color isn't the brown striped one, i already forgot - sorry.
you can see it looks like a tight fit already since i never moved my washer bottle...but the passenger side was REALLY tight...


turns out, in order for the running lights to work, you've got to have the bulb installed a certain direction. i couldn't find any way to indicate which direction is needed, so if you turn yours on and it doesn't work, flip it. the connection on these is way more touchy than i would like too - i bumped them during reinstall and they'd lose connection but, eventually i got them in, and zip-tied my resistors to my washer bottle and radiator fill tube for now. they get pretty warm, but not hot.

and here's a look at the running light...
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:58 PM   #187
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well, at the top of that list would be the camshaft that's waiting for me in MO

i'm torn between a TT kit or a mess of suspension mods after the cam...not sure which way i wanna go first
Other than the ridding of any remaining wheel hop in the back, which is a must, I would not waste any money on suspension mods as far as handling is concerned. The 1LE serves well right out of the box in that department. You might as well have bought a regular SS if you are going to be replacing everything (again), and modded that one instead.

Unless its all about aesthetics and wheel to fender gap, then I can see your point I guess .

TT is da shit, no ifs or buts, but normally aspirated rocks as well, if you are willing to live with 500 wheel permanently.
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:12 AM   #188
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perhaps i was misleading with my phrasing...when i said a mess of suspension mods, it was really only a handful that would be a mess once unboxed - specifically the now-unavailable pfadt ZL spec 3 package.
personally, i don't much care about dropping the car any, but i wouldn't say no to a nice set of coilovers.
but, i might have a deal on Monday for TT...so if that turns out to be something acceptable, it looks like i'm going that route in the near future instead. which means i'll have a super-rare set of tri-y headers for sale soon lol!
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