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Old 10-31-2011, 08:33 PM
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ucf_bronco’s Progress Thread (Updated September 2015)

Well here she is. I have a few mods in mind but nothing major due to the fact my wife is pregnant and the disposable income is on the decline. So far I've only removed the badges and added the underbody spoiler kit. Christmas will probably bring a few more goodies but that will be it for a while.

All in all I love the car. I had some issues with the paint job but that's behind me now (see "Problems and Fixes" subforum for details). It's really everything I wanted in a car and then some.







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Sharp looking SH,6mt ftw,debadging looks awsome,i may have to follow you and do the same.
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ucf, your tl looks great. glad to hear you got your paint issue squared away. damn the cbp looks sweet! i almost got a cbp. i like the aero kit. im thinking about it. how did it cost you, and is the install easy?
i have not done many mods either,
waiting for the cash to do some 30% tint.
what tint did you go with?, looks good, i also like your hpt package.
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Congrats Bronco-nice looking pickup.
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UCF Nice TL congrats.
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nice man! After all the trouble everything turned out pretty good for you. That dealership is hard to come by!
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very nice the black looks sharp.Now get the chrome grill and rear trim to go with the black.a little off subject but how do you like living in orlando?Nice looking houses too
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:48 PM
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Thank you all for the comments!

Originally Posted by KarKraze View Post
Sharp looking SH,6mt ftw,debadging looks awsome,i may have to follow you and do the same.
I fully agree on the 6MT and I'm definitely a fan of the badgeless look. The Acura logo keeps it from looking too plain.

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ucf, your tl looks great. glad to hear you got your paint issue squared away. damn the cbp looks sweet! i almost got a cbp. i like the aero kit. im thinking about it. how did it cost you, and is the install easy?
i have not done many mods either,
waiting for the cash to do some 30% tint.
what tint did you go with?, looks good, i also like your hpt package.
I'm loving the way the aero kit turned out. I got lucky and had the dealership throw it in for free due to the issues I had with my paint (they installed it too). I'm not too sure on the % tint...it came that way when I bought it. It's close to 35% though. I'd prefer 15% but not enough to shell out a couple hundred bucks.

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very nice the black looks sharp.Now get the chrome grill and rear trim to go with the black.a little off subject but how do you like living in orlando?Nice looking houses too
Ideally I'll get some gunmetal color wheels when I need new tires, and I'd like to paint the grill and rear trim to match. I've seen a black 4G on here with a dark grey grill and trim piece and it looked great!

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very nice the black looks sharp.Now get the chrome grill and rear trim to go with the black.a little off subject but how do you like living in orlando?Nice looking houses too
I really like Orlando. I've been here since '98 and have no intention of leaving anytime soon. It's the perfect mix of nightlife and attractions. You can also head a short distance in any direction and be in Miami, Tampa, Daytona Beach, or Naples. You don't get the harsh winters of up north but it gets cooler than south Florida.

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Well I finally got around to wrapping my grille in vinyl. I did the outside portion in matte black and the inner in gloss. I also painted the mesh grille a silver color (as close to the color of the headlights that I could get). I'll be re-installing everything today and will post up some pics. Can't wait to see how it looks!
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Hurry with the pics!!!!
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Well, here are the results. I'm really liking it! There are imperfections but you can't see them from more than a few feet away. I also am very happy with the look of the gloss/matte combo. When the day comes for me to get it painted I'll definitely be sticking with this same theme.

I have to give props to FYAH TL for the idea to do the mesh in silver. I was never a fan of the grille being the same color as the body until I saw that. It really helps to have some contrast.







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Finally had time to detail her since the grille mod, so had to get a better pic up...

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^^^^ that's the money shot right there,i like the grille,nice job.
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ucf - nice job on the grille it looks 100 times better than stock. Detailing looks sharp too.
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Originally Posted by KarKraze View Post
^^^^ that's the money shot right there,i like the grille,nice job.
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ucf - nice job on the grille it looks 100 times better than stock. Detailing looks sharp too.
Thank you both! I'm definitely loving the new look!
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Looks great! I am definitely a fan of the grille. Any plans for whats next?

We have the same exact car, 2010 cbp awd 6mt.
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Originally Posted by lazAcura View Post
Looks great! I am definitely a fan of the grille. Any plans for whats next?

We have the same exact car, 2010 cbp awd 6mt.
You have great taste

I'll probably try to get some 20" wheels @ August or so, whenever I need new tires. I figure I can sell my stockers to cover some of the cost, and the out of pocket will be close to what new tires would've cost anyway.

I'll also probably get the inner portion of my grille painted by nexson and do the outer myself. The vinyl is far from perfect so it will only be temporary. It's nice though because it allowed me to see that I really like the gloss/matte combo as opposed to all gloss, so money well spent IMO.

I'm not quite sure what I'd like to do after that. I'd like to unlock a bit more power but not at the sake of added noise / exhaust fumes. Time will tell I guess...
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Very nice!! How is that new paint holding up?
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That's your new Avatar-right there!
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Very nice!! How is that new paint holding up?
Thanks! It's actually holding up very well. There are minor blemishes here and there but none that really bother me. I hand polished & waxed in early March and it after each wash it looks like the day I did the full detail. I've finally got a good system down to prevent just about all water spots from my extremely hard water.

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That's your new Avatar-right there!
Same shoot, slightly different angle. I moved a bit more to the left (in front of the car) to get the avatar pic.

I always wonder if people think I'm a tool when they see me taking pics of my car. At least this time I did it somewhere other than my house / street
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Very nice Bronco,i like the fact that all your mods are tasteful and that you have managed to keep the car looking elegant .
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^^^^^^^ +1 to what KK said. Looks great Bronco, i love the wheels- they transformed your TL!
Yeah that lawn needs to be mowed....
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Thank you all for your comments! I'm glad to hear others like the look as much as I do
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Car looks sweet! Interested in selling your stock rims?
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Car looks sweet! Interested in selling your stock rims?
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Nothing new...just washed, polished, and waxed (all by hand).

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Thats one clean and tastefully modded CBP
Ever thought of getting the roof spoiler?
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Nice detail job there UCF! I also appreciate your nice lawn in your pics too..........
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Thats one clean and tastefully modded CBP
Ever thought of getting the roof spoiler?
Thank you! I have actually considered a roof spoiler, but there's other things ahead of it on the mod wish list, haha.

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Nice detail job there UCF! I also appreciate your nice lawn in your pics too..........
Thanks man! I couldn't believe how nice the shine was. It's the best it's looked since I bought it, even thought it's the second time I've polished and waxed.

Thank you for the comment on the yard too. I take a lot of pride in my yard. It's actually due for some fertilizer as it's not nearly as green as it usually is. I'll probably put some winterizer on it in the next couple of weeks. I'm loving it...it's been two weeks since I cut it and it looks like I just did! I love this time of year.
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Clean. I have the same year n model. Parts are pending. But love the clean theme. I miss O town.
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Nice ride. I like that front grill.
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Hey bud! I hope all is well. Looks nice man!
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Clean. I have the same year n model. Parts are pending. But love the clean theme. I miss O town.
That's definitely what I'm going for...clean.

I love it here, been here for almost 15 years and have no plans to leave.

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Nice ride. I like that front grill.
Thanks man! I'll be pulling off the vinyl on the inner piece soon and getting it painted CBP...then I may paint the outer in matte or just leave the vinyl on it as that part's holding up well. I like the all black look but with different finishes to break it up.

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Hey bud! I hope all is well. Looks nice man!
Hey man! How's the new ride? All is well on this end, looking forward to the holidays. Hope all is well with you too.
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Pics will be up soon, but my new xmas goodies and other minor recent changes are as follows:

1. 6k HID's
2. 6k HID fog lights (awaiting replacement kit)
3. Taped off terminal on front turn signals so they only light when signals/hazards are being used.
4. Put stock high beam bulbs back in and pulled DRL fuse.
5. LED license plate lights
6. 15% tint (replacing 35%)
7. Center piece of grille painted CBP (was wrapped in vinyl)
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hey so why did you wrap the painted grille?
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i think he ment "was previously wrapped in vinyl before paint"
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i think he ment "was previously wrapped in vinyl before paint"
Makes sense
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