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Old Dec 5, 2014, 09:23 PM
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Nice clean work... Great updates. Thanks
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Love those wheels!
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very clean! great job!
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The mods are so clean & tasteful.......If my 8 comes out looking half as clean as this I'd be happy....keep up the good work!
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Well, it's been almost exactly a year so I guess this thread is due for an update. Quite a bit has changed so I'll try my best to document it all in order.

Here's where we last left off, still had the stock wing + a Rexpeed trunk lip.





Also had a CF front lip and Rexpeed ducts





The CF lip lasted about 2 weeks, eek.



At this point, I had a JDM rear bumper ready for paint. I decided to go ahead and do what I always wanted to do - IX front and wingless. So I acquired all the necessary parts (multiple, and I mean multiple orders from the dealer until I had everything needed for the front bumper swap...a lot more of a pain than I originally figured) and wingless (Lancer trunk).







Ironically, both of the items above were not used. The trunk turned out to be a PITA to work with (hail damage), so the shop just filled in the stock trunk and I decided against using the Rexpeed type-d lip spoiler.

So here's how the car looked after getting F/R bumpers painted as well as the trunk filled.







Okay, safely back at home and awaiting the bumper swaps
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Well, everything's off, why not add a Cusco power brace and some Tomei goodies?











Assembled all of the grills (UGH) onto the IX front bumper. Also ordered all new front fender liners and the complete undertray that previously got ripped off.



And added a PU front lip...Wouldn't mind CF, but I know it'll be dead in a few weeks anyway. Front end looking good







Now, onto the rear. Kind of a pain swapping the retainers, but nothing crazy.





Finally, she's on there.







But, that exhaust is looking nasty. Replaced the Buschur bullet with the SD w/ JDM rear fitment. Much better...





At the same time, decided the rear needed just a LITTLE bit of badging.



Coming together











Now, just needed a plate frame to fill in some of the gaps.







First drive with everything all sorted out!





And here's how she currently stands
















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looking great

is that a crack in the rear drivers quarter panel?
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looking great

is that a crack in the rear drivers quarter panel?
Thanks! Good eye, there was a crack there that I had repaired when I had the car in the shop
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Your car is looking great! Glad to see you bringing it up to a good spec :cheers:

That JDM Bumper is giving me some real feelings
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Noooooo, where'd the rear spats go??? .... Car is still looking awesome though, keep it up
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Your car is looking great! Glad to see you bringing it up to a good spec :cheers:

That JDM Bumper is giving me some real feelings
Thanks dude! Yeah I have a feeling you'll be getting one soon

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Noooooo, where'd the rear spats go??? .... Car is still looking awesome though, keep it up
I actually did like them too, but sadly, one of them started to fade and it was bothering me a ton. Side skirt extensions have been holding up well so far.

Thanks for the kind words
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Tasteful mods
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Thanks dude! Yeah I have a feeling you'll be getting one soon
You're pretty correct with that assumption haha.

And Hey, you know what would make your car perfect? My FP 71HTA...
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You're pretty correct with that assumption haha.

And Hey, you know what would make your car perfect? My FP 71HTA...
I like the sound of that - Pm'd
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Updates!

So I ended up buying awhit17's turbo setup (thanks again ) as well as a short route UICP. Therefore I decided to clear up some room in the bay and relocate the battery to the trunk.

FP71HTA


New turbo inlet pipe, gaskets, etc:


Removed the battery and tray and was left with this:






Removed the fender liner and started running the cable:





Ended up with this in the trunk:





Cleaned up:





Made a small little plate and used a fused distribution block to connect everything:




Next, installed new carpets (old ones are pretty foul):



And finally, installed a new steering wheel gauge pod and removed the center pod. Cleaned up how everything was wired as well:





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Good work, welcome to family.
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