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Old 10-27-2008, 09:55 PM
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this is what my CL-S looked like when I first bought it about 2 months ago.






with in a week of purchase, I had debadged the rear, cleaned the headlights, fixed most of the big dents, and mostly everything it it needed done.
since then i had worked on and off on it.

so far these are the modifications on the car:
*K&N Filter
*Magnaflow exhaust
*2" drop
*19" TenzoR GF7 w/ 245/35 tires
*Quarter panel wheel lips rolled w/ a baseball bat!
*Blacked out headlights
*03 Front bumper inserts
*NBP grille
*Gentex rear view mirror w/ compass
*XS headers




future modifications/work:
**Get the pass quarter, front and rear bumper, and trunk painted
**Remove the front license plate
**Custom Taillights
**Lights weight pulley
**10,000K HIDs
**Cold Air Intake
**Custom Bumper Inserts

other modificaitons not sure if I'll do
***Coilover Kit
***complete catback w/ a test pipe

some pictures I took yesterday












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couple of dyno pictures
put out 213 at the wheels w/ xs headers and k&n filter only.



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You've done a lot in a short period of time.

Good job with the DIY attitude...Keep it up man.
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OMG teh blurriness is killing my eyes, get a tripod man! Or shoot in daylight.

From what i can make out i think your ride hight is just right. in my book. i'm awaiting clear pics to give you the official car looks great stamp. minus the banned
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thanks a lot guys.

I did take some pictures in daylight, but the SD card messed up.
It'll be a day or two before I post those pictures.

I think I'll have a photoshoot w/ this car pretty soon.
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oh yeah, make sure you get some type of UV coating or cover for your headlights.. when you wet sand you remove all the UV protection then they'll turn even yellower.
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sick work.............
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YYYEEESSS!!! Love the ghetto fender rolling with the bat!! It works like a charm though!! Nice smoked ambers never thought of that. VHT nightshade is my friend
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That exhaust is lined up nicely.
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Originally Posted by Garkon View Post
From what i can make out i think your ride hight is just right. in my book. i'm awaiting clear pics to give you the official car looks great stamp. minus the banned
I actually wanna drop it an inch more.

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oh yeah, make sure you get some type of UV coating or cover for your headlights.. when you wet sand you remove all the UV protection then they'll turn even yellower.
I was going to put them on, but these have some unrepairable scratches on em. i'll eventually end up getting a new pair.


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YYYEEESSS!!! Love the ghetto fender rolling with the bat!! It works like a charm though!! Nice smoked ambers never thought of that. VHT nightshade is my friend
yep. ghetto for sure.
I just painted the amber flat black from behind. it still lights up though. Will do VHT on amber on my next pair.


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That exhaust is lined up nicely.
I was on that guy's ass to make sure he gets that lined up perfectly. even his customers were pissed off at me for making them wait for an xtra 1/2 hr. but it was worth it.

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sick work.............
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some pictures taken in daylight.






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Wow, beautiful ride . Nicely balanced with the wheels and drop. How about some tint?? The black paint, dark tint and those dark silver rims would really set that car off nicely, just my .

One more thing, match that front tire up to the rest. You dont want to run different tires on different corners, my rule is always do two at a time and two of a kind. Especially on the drive wheels, tires can and do have different revs/mile and may heat and blow out. Last thing you would ever want for that slick whip. BTW, never liked those general exclaim tires, too freakin loud , the hard tread compound screams like a banshee and vibrates at high freqs. up through my firewall and that is on stock suspension. Cheers
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Looks really clean man, nice fucking wheels.
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Wow, beautiful ride . Nicely balanced with the wheels and drop. How about some tint?? The black paint, dark tint and those dark silver rims would really set that car off nicely, just my .

One more thing, match that front tire up to the rest. You dont want to run different tires on different corners, my rule is always do two at a time and two of a kind. Especially on the drive wheels, tires can and do have different revs/mile and may heat and blow out. Last thing you would ever want for that slick whip. BTW, never liked those general exclaim tires, too freakin loud , the hard tread compound screams like a banshee and vibrates at high freqs. up through my firewall and that is on stock suspension. Cheers
thanks man. tint's on its way. 20 on sides (may go darker) and 5 in the back. just forgot to list it on there.

the general tire should be out of there by next week and two new matching tires are coming in. The tires were used when i put them on. but it should have all 4 new tires w/ in a month.


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Looks really clean man, nice fucking wheels.
thanks! they are also a pain in the ass because of how much they still rub and I have to slow the hell down for pot holes. and I also live around the worst area in the town
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Wow like everyone else is saying, great progress really fast. Car is looking good!
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HIDS went on today. They're suppose to be 10kK, but dont look like it.

will find out at night time.


Factory on the passenger side and 10kK on the Driver side



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Definitely noticeably more blue. I thought 10000k was almost purple though. My friend had someon his wrx.
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while i was out, took some pictures of the HID. they're great. but look more like 8ks








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Very nice man, your makin me want to get out there on my car and just start takin crap off and playin with it haha....great work and nice car...
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Ur gonna run out of mods way too fast lol. I like to go slow with my car, when i get bored with it I just add another mod.
Great looking CL-S btw, it makes me miss my old one.
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Nice work dude, she's coming along nicely.
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Very nice man, your makin me want to get out there on my car and just start takin crap off and playin with it haha....great work and nice car...
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Nice work dude, she's coming along nicely.
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Ur gonna run out of mods way too fast lol. I like to go slow with my car, when i get bored with it I just add another mod.
Great looking CL-S btw, it makes me miss my old one.
yeah, ur right. I'm already bored w/ it. Not as motivated as I was when I first got it.
I'm only planning on keeping it for a year so not going all out on it.
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had the right quarter panel + rear painted.
also got the car buffed.
some recent pictures finally w/ a tri-pod.























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the tranny's been out for a month now.

the car's sitting at the shop w/ the tranny all opened up.




This is the clutch pack for third gear. The clutch disks were worn out to a point where the groves could barely stop a finger nail.
All the rest of the clutch packs are fine, but i'm getting them repalced just to be on the safe side.


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^ That looks like the nightmare I had last night!!
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Didn't know you were in houston, hit me up!
i think we'll have a meet next month. I'll keep u posted.
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a little update:
*tranny rebuilt
*new tires all around
*brembo rotors and pads
*tint
*license plate off
*Tein SS Coilovers




With in next couple of weeks:
*Catback piping
*Repaint front bumper and driver quarter panel
*camber kit going on.
*complete detail


a little photoshoot. haven't detailed the car in a while

























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That's a cool shoot you did.

Looking great man!
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Looks good Got any plans for the holes in the trunk from the "A" emblem? fill and re-paint maybe?
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Looks good Got any plans for the holes in the trunk from the "A" emblem? fill and re-paint maybe?
I regret not filling them up after repainting the trunk. But as of now, i'm planning to do black chrome A emblem and then put it on there.
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I regret not filling them up after repainting the trunk. But as of now, i'm planning to do black chrome A emblem and then put it on there.
thats what i was just about to say.. black or black chrome would be nice cars looks good man!
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also starting a 6speed swap. should be done in a couple of weeks.




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Nice pics man
keep us updated on the swap
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