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Old 05-28-2013, 10:55 PM   #11
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I love the build thread, good pictures but a great car ;) good thing the roof rack didn't get out of your hands!
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:07 PM   #12
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Hey I was wondering if you noticed any significant performance gains after you installed the F2 Header cus i'm considering getting one. Were you able to bolt on the header directly or did you need to purchase a flex pipe as well?!?
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:07 PM   #13
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Fantastic looking car man, I love the painted lower bits. Noticed that you got your car from the SoCal area; I work in the Irvine area.

If you don't mind, how much did it cost to get the valence/rocker panels/lower bumper painted? And what shop? I might be considering doing the same, but in platinum white of course.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:21 AM   #14
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Hey I was wondering if you noticed any significant performance gains after you installed the F2 Header cus i'm considering getting one. Were you able to bolt on the header directly or did you need to purchase a flex pipe as well?!?
My butt dyne says yes but I had header and Full Exhaust basically done at the same time, I bought it with the flex pipe from the member, Since i had exhaust made after that they designed it to fit but from other member on here that has it on his focus he said he needed like a 1 inch or so pipe to connect it directly to stock exhaust flange. Header bolts directly on the block you just need a O2 extender for the top sensor so it sits farther away from the header so you don't throw a CEL code

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I love the build thread, good pictures but a great car ;) good thing the roof rack didn't get out of your hands!
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Fantastic looking car man, I love the painted lower bits. Noticed that you got your car from the SoCal area; I work in the Irvine area.

If you don't mind, how much did it cost to get the valence/rocker panels/lower bumper painted? And what shop? I might be considering doing the same, but in platinum white of course.
My dad does collision repair and owns his own shop and they have been around over 26 years, He's Sherwinn Williams A+ certified and he said if you brought him all the pieces and removed them yourself and they were not damaged it be 400 and If you left your car there and he had to remove them it be 550. I can say you could find a cheaper shop but his paint work is honestly second to none.

If interested message me and ill send you shop info
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:39 PM   #15
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Hopefully If I have time this weekend Ill be able to take my headlights apart and black out the chrome bezel, Id love to do a retro hid or purchase HID DRL headlights but Funds are tight and this wont cost anything for the time being cause my chrome headlights are really buggin me. Ill Probably upgrade the bulbs as well whats everyones favorite NON HID bulbs?
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:46 PM   #16
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Hopefully If I have time this weekend Ill be able to take my headlights apart and black out the chrome bezel, Id love to do a retro hid or purchase HID DRL headlights but Funds are tight and this wont cost anything for the time being cause my chrome headlights are really buggin me. Ill Probably upgrade the bulbs as well whats everyones favorite NON HID bulbs?
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:47 PM   #17
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Thanks haha Ill probably need it but hopefully I wont.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:42 PM   #18
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Hey man I love what you did with the car. I especially liked the front grill idea. I will probably steal the idea. I know you said pull the tape off on the last coat but wouldn't it pull up the previous coats anyway ? Just wondering how you did this because I have already plastidip'd my wheels spoiler and gas door. Experimented with a table and tape but it kept pullin up the edges when I removed the tape.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:45 PM   #19
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Hey man I love what you did with the car. I especially liked the front grill idea. I will probably steal the idea. I know you said pull the tape off on the last coat but wouldn't it pull up the previous coats anyway ? Just wondering how you did this because I have already plastidip'd my wheels spoiler and gas door. Experimented with a table and tape but it kept pullin up the edges when I removed the tape.
First time i tried to pull tape off with it fully dry it pulled it up on the edge, then i tried spraying it all and letting it sit for like a minute then pulling the edge and got a cleaner line
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:56 PM   #20
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So you just did a few thik coats quickly ? Then pulled it up ?
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