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Matasickle 02-25-2013 07:24 AM

2013 FoFo SE "Jaws" Mini Build (Pic Heavy)
 
Decided to start my own little build thread here.
Nothing crazy is going to happen, but I want to document the small modifications I am going to make ((or already have) to my '13 Sterling Gray Metallic Sedan aka Jaws.

This is the first brand new car I have ever purchased (2 miles on it the day I test drove her).

The day I got her 2/19/13:

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...38307103_n.jpg

This is a lot to take in coming from a MKII with minimal options:

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...51044699_n.jpg

Picked these up the same night.. because a spare set of rims with snow tires on them is pretty key in the New England::

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...11694447_n.jpg

Mandatory Instacrap pictures:

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...17826457_n.jpg
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...84431175_n.jpg

This will come in handy:

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...77665079_n.jpg

Not bad for a 90% back road commute to work:
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...42995099_n.jpg

Since it was my birthday weekend.. I came home from VT to find my car had 20% tints all around. Huge thanks to my parents, sister, & B.I.L for surprising me with those!
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...91208964_n.jpg

And this was also on my kitchen counter when I walked into my place:
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...53276610_n.jpg

Now just waiting on some fog light bezels to arrive and my Ford Racing springs. [clap]

liquidblue88 02-25-2013 09:58 PM

Very cool dude!

Outstanding mileage! Still think maybe I should have gone manual... even if I don't know how to drive it very well.

Matasickle 02-26-2013 06:25 AM

Thanks!
And only way to get better is to dive in (and hope you don't explode your transmission). [:p]

Matasickle 03-03-2013 09:18 PM

Got some goodies...

Springs came in:
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...07828355_n.jpg

Doing some work on the fog light bezels..
Too shiney for me:

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...60246249_n.jpg

Lets try this:
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...51433926_n.jpg

First coat of plastidip:
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...40463107_n.jpg

After about 5 coats:
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...49620070_n.jpg

Thule square rack:
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...95495071_n.jpg
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...37384252_n.jpg

And one more instacrap picture:
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...77669533_n.jpg

Matasickle 03-04-2013 08:41 PM

Completed the fog lights bezels tonight:
http://i.imgur.com/Ft0KkUF.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/GOieUyu.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/XDNPA0G.jpg

It ain't perfect.. but I ain't either.

Jester1911 03-06-2013 07:19 PM

I'm interested how the fog lights are, I also want to put a set of those in.

Matasickle 03-06-2013 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jester1911 (Post 4623526)
I'm interested how the fog lights are, I also want to put a set of those in.

I'll keep you posted.. [wrenchin]

I Bleed Ford Blue 03-06-2013 08:16 PM

Question, since your car came w/o fogs and you had to buy the bezels anyway. Why not just buy the titanium bezels in the first place instaed of buying the plain SE bezels and having to plastidip them? Are the ti bezels that much more expensive that its cheaper to go the route you did?

Matasickle 03-06-2013 08:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by I Bleed Ford Blue (Post 4623649)
Question, since your car came w/o fogs and you had to buy the bezels anyway. Why not just buy the titanium bezels in the first place instaed of buying the plain SE bezels and having to plastidip them? Are the ti bezels that much more expensive that its cheaper to go the route you did?

Never even priced TI's.
I got the pair for $30 shipped..
They usually go for $40 ea. IIRC.

sam fisher 03-06-2013 08:27 PM

Good lookin mk3 . I like those winter wheels as well

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