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EDIT: NONE OF THIS IS REALLY UP TO DATE. GO TO MOST RECENT PAGE FOR PICS, CHECK SIGNATURE FOR MODS

Here's the most current photo. Progression pics will be edited into the OP below it!

Current Mods:
ADVAN RZ 18x8 +37 Bronze | ISC N1 Adjustable Coils | CS Power Series Exhaust | K2 Headlights | CS Swaybar | Semi-Custom Diffuser | GV Spoiler | Hankook Ventus V12 S1 Noble2 225/40/18 | Varrstoen V48 Neochrome Lug Nuts | CS SRI | 30/20% Tint | Black Emblems | Paint Matched Grille | JDM Rain Guards | OEM Sideskirts | Blue Interior LEDs | Adjustable Center Console | 5mm Rear H&R Spacer
Upcoming Mods:
CS LED | 6000K HID | Side Skirt Extensions | CS Front/Rear Adjustable Swaybar End-links | CS RMM Insert | CS Mid Chassis Brace | 10-15mm Rear Spacer, Switch 5mm to Front | Paint matched Low Profile Eyelids
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Enkei RPF1 18x8.5 +40 Silver (WINTER) | Rally Armor Mud-Flaps | Wing Raisers [Gone] | Koni STR.T Struts | | Roadmagnet 1.25” Springs | Kazera KZ-P 16x7.5 +45 Black/Silver Trim | Black-Eyelids | Sumitomo Tour Plus LSH 205/55/16 | Black Eyelids



The first picture I ever saw of her!


She arrived from Maine during the Super Bowl! I'm a huge football fan (Colts!) but this couldn't wait so I drove out to meet her!


My first car ever!



The first mods I did to her: Black eyelids and emblems and took off the front license plate (the one good thing about florida haha).


New kicks- 16x7" Kazera KZ-P's! I'm keeping them until I wear out my tires then I'll go to 17's or 18's. (pre-lowering and tinting)


CS SRI


Road Magnet lowering springs (1.25") and Koni STR.T struts installed. Also 30% front and 20% rear tint.


After repainting the grille (Maaco) and installing the wing raisers





Rally Armor Mud Flaps


Rain Guards


OEM Sideskirts + Road Magnet sticker (may remove, not sure)



Blue Interior LED's


Mockup of potential wheels


Potential wheels fell through but now I get to show off my actual ones :big grin: I hated these wheels when I first got into modifying my car but I fell in love with everything about them and saved up


Wheel and tire specs are in signature or at the top of the thread (and I weighed the wheels at 17.5lbs each), tires in the pics are Sumitomo touring something or other because they put the wrong ones on!!! Now i'm on Hankook Ventus S1 Noble 2 which are a huge improvement over both the Sumitomos in 16" and 18"


I'm in the process of making the center caps for them, not sure exactly which route I'm going though at the moment. Working on them with my buddy who has a mustang on 20x10.5" Vossen cv3's so after I finish my wheels and after he dips his car we're gonna do a photoshoot


I think I will get spacers relatively soon for the rears as the fronts have the perfect amount of poke for my taste but the rears are a tad bit tucked. Nothing major though. I also wasn't on hub centric rings last set-up (BIG MISTAKE) even the rings on the same (but lower profile) tire make it feel better than having no rings but a larger tire.


The Varrstoen Neo-chrome Lug nuts absolutely glow when the wheels reflect them!


Spent 2 hours cleaning the rust behind the centercaps yesterday, not the best angle for the after picture but the only closeup I had from before
Before:


After:


That allowed me to make MK.1 of my DIY centercaps! I traded my friend a shoutout on instagram for some black vinyl and then bought a pack of 10 white Enkei stickers on ebay (for like $6). I also bought four 2" wide metal circles with expandable tabs behind them from (I think) Home Depot (for like $2 each).




Now I'm just waiting on the GV spoiler and Corksport liscense plate to arrive!
Also centercaps MK.2 will occur after that friend plasti dips his car. He's going for that gold with purple flake that (I think) Paulnur has on instagram and we're gonna dip the caps with the leftover! Will probably happen sometime in the next couple weeks.

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I've had my CorkSport swaybar for about 9 months now and had previously been planning to pay for the installation as I didn't think I would be able to do it myself. But I've always wanted to do this stuff myself so I went out, bought a couple of tools I didn't have as well as chocks and wheel ramps so I could install it. It was the FIRST time I've ever been underneath a car and I definitely know it won't be my last, I'm already trying to make excuses to do more underbody/suspension mods! I'm not gonna post a review of it or anything though cause everyone else has done it, anyway the swaybar is so good!




I'm not in any rush to create the MK.2 center caps now, so I'm just waiting for my GV spoiler to arrive in the mail. I will probably get some 5-10mm spacers for the rear wheels soon, and tomorrow I'll post the CorkSport license plate pics as well as better ones of the new stickers that I've been rocking on my side skirts (you can kinda see them in one of the pics about my swaybar). Other than that I miiiight go lower (but it costs a ton of money!), I miiiight get a big brake kit (but they're so expensive!), and I miiiight get a front lip (but it costs money!). I'll just wait and see where the car takes me!

GV SPOILER! After spending a month waiting it finally shipped! And after one more week it arrived. But I was in a different state. And the first day I got back was Easter. So I had to wait another day. . All in all it 1/8th of my year was spent waiting for it to arrive :0. Anyway it's on now and that's what is important. I don't wanna say "jdm is jdm" and that it has the greatest fitment known to man but it was preeeety spot on. No one but me would ever notice the little bit of extra gap. All in all worth it cause a) its huge b) its sexy c) unique d) looks good from all angles e) hella quieter than the wing raisers at highway speeds f) doesn't shake when I close the goddamn trunk like the wing raiser did!






Am looking into coils when I have the money!
Update: Have money not sure if I want coils though. Can't decide how I want to go lower and how much lower.


K2 Headlights in!



Just getting on the ramps was a struggle.


But I made it!



Bumper off! (Just followed video on their website.)


Almost done


And here's some more finished pics for you. I'll try to take some this evening when it's a little darker. But I love them so far! I just gotta re-buy some eyelids, totally didn't crack my old ones trying to get them off. Yeah totally didn't...





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Looks good


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Up close I'm not feeling the wing risers. You can see the cut out where the wing should be. But from a distance it looks good. Love the front bumper.
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^^ too.. Love the front bumper too.
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im into the risers... where did you get those
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Is the underside of the wing painted?


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Is the underside of the wing painted?
Yup! I'm away from home right now but i'm almost 100% certain it's painted.


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Up close I'm not feeling the wing risers. You can see the cut out where the wing should be. But from a distance it looks good. Love the front bumper.
Thanks about the bumper! And about the risers: I actually really like it because it's different and it does look better in person, I've gotten nothing but compliments. It still hides most of the cutouts unless you stand on a raised surface (i.e. stairs) in front of the car. I understand that it's not for everyone, but I didn't want to just do the generic speed3 wing. And also it's kind of like those bright yellow fog lights and super blue hid's everyone seems to get. I personally am not a fan of them but apparently a lot of other people are!


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Wing Risers

That thread says how to do it, but if you are willing to wait a little I should be making a "how to" thread soon!


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IM WAITING :-)

THE 2.5 WING LOOKS MORE AGGRESSIVE THAN THE SKYACTIVE ONE BUT STILL LOOKS DOPE!
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