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Old 09-07-2012, 12:24 AM   #16231
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Will be decking my hatch soon. Have 2 options i'm looking at.

1) 5/8" mdf.
Strong, won't warp so will stay flat. Can cut to make hinged access for spare. Also has other design options like being able to make a storage compartment in front of strut bar. Would need to cover with carpet. Doesn't cost much. Is kinda heavy though. Especially if I do the compartment thing.

2) Click lock laminate flooring. Has an attractive finish. Can also cut to make access for spare tire but would have a visible piano hinge since i wouldn't cover nice finish with carpet(might be able to hide hinge). Stays flat and won't warp. Is very light weight. Cannot make storage compartment so it would all be just one level. Would be easier to install. Cost about twice as much as the mdf. Would look more unique. Might be a bit more noisy since no carpet on top to help absorb sound.



So those are the pros and cons of each. What do you guys think? If I can hide the hinge then I'd lean towards the laminate cuz it looks nice, is unique and is way lighter even though it would cost twice as much and might be a little noisier.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:15 AM   #16232
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Laminate...
Or if you want to be super baller, fiberglass!
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:37 AM   #16233
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Fiberglass is too messy to do. Would look like crap. Would be way too flexible. Would also be alot more expensive to do enough layers to make it rigid enough. Would be different though.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:41 AM   #16234
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Once kraken becomes show/ non dd, I'm going to fiberglass the subs and amps.
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:14 PM   #16235
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:30 PM   #16236
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Yeah, it was a lot of fun.

To tint the euro tails or not? I'm talking a light vinyl tint.

Some say blasphemy... I say it's still a mod of choice
NOOOO! Don't do it, defeats the purpose of putting them on when you can just tint the stock ones and get the same effect. I personally view euro parts as being very rare and should be kept stock. Just my opinion, though it's not like I wouldn't talk to you any more just give you a dirty look every once in a while lol





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Old 09-07-2012, 07:35 PM   #16237
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Regular euro tails as very rare. That's funny. You can get them anytime used or new so definitely not rare. Just not common here. Same as with our tails over there. I do agree tinting them defeats the purpose of having euro cuz then they would just look stock.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:49 PM   #16238
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Light tint wouldn't black them out, so you could still see the euro-ness..

And it wouldn't defeat the purpose, since they SEPARATE the brake from the blinker.

And vinyl tint is easily removable.

My thought behind it is since my car is pretty much blacked out, they will stick out like the proverbial sure thumb.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:59 PM   #16239
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When I say defeat the purpose I am referring to the look since once tinted you really wont be able to tell they are euro. As far as the separate turn and brake you could've done that with the stock ones. Quite a few people with euro rears still have US tails and just split them into turn and brake and of course reverse from the euro bumper lights. Will probably be the route I go.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:01 PM   #16240
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....and yeah on your car non tinted tails would probably stick out lol.
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