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Old 08-05-2012, 08:53 PM   #11
eagle_eye735
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Updates! Haha, with lots of pictures! First up: shorty antenna, cost $0.


Then on to project paint all the plastic things under the hood!



Intake wasn't shiny enough:
Before:



After:



Last but not least (well maybe): El' cheapo front strut brace
I took it for a drive and could notice a difference so it was worth the $20 I paid for it (for the $20 I got 3 cupholder inserts and a stock rear swaybar along with it too, go buy them from me). Ohh and the fuse box got painted red instead of the copper color it was. Now I just want to find a way to get my battery cover back on under the strut bar ( hacksaw?) or some kind of battery strap to hold the battery more secure.



Almost done are these stair tread sill plates that I made. These will be going on soon.



Also I took my girlfriend out on the back roads to teach her how to drive a manual. She brought her camera so I should have some good pics up soon.

Next weekend I will be tinting my fog lights yellow, hopefully painting my headlights, installing mudflaps (which will have plentiful amounts of mud on them)and making a suede e-brake boot to match my shift boot.

Not too exciting of stuff so far, mostly cosmetic. I'll be leaving for school in a few weeks and up there I don't have a garage or tools to use so this thread will be pretty dead. However come May I have some bigger performance plans. My goal is to continue racing autox in the STF class. So in order to stay in this class I can't go FI and can't change engine internals. That leaves me with a race exaust header and suspension/brake upgrades. My plan right now is as follows: Larger rear sway bar, rear shock tower bar, SVT shocks,struts and bump stops, CFM dogbone engine mount, Prothane full suspension bushing kit, cross drilled and slotted front rotors, and stainless steel brake lines. Those are my plans so far, any suggestions?

Also, anybody have a degas cover they want to sell??? I want one.
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