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Old 08-14-2014, 07:12 AM
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The roof spoiler looks great! I've always thought about adding one.

Congrats on having the service done
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The roof spoiler looks great! I've always thought about adding one.

Congrats on having the service done
Thanks man, I am happy with how it looks on the car, paint was spot on..

Service makes me feel I got a brand new car again..

Video of the Sunday race..

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Very cool-congrats!
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Very cool-congrats!
Thanks! Can't wait for the next event..

Got a couple more goodies for the TL but haven't had a chance to install any, hopefully will do so in the next weeks..

For now I do have an update on the track toy..

All business here..



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Damn, the Corbeau's look excellent.
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Thanks guys! Got some updates on the TL.. Loading some pics..
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Ordered the three tranny sensors to change out..



Did a 1x3.. Have two more (1x3) that will go in at 10k intervals..


Also was pulling out the OEM intake to install an AEM CAI I picked up from a fellow Aziner.. Wanted to do this all at once since removing the oem intake would give me good access to the sensors..


Bumper removed for better access..




Out with the old.. In with the new!




Need to measure and verify to top off but this amount filled up the three quarts I pulled out..


Intake in process..


I relocated the grounds under the fender and then realized this intake's mounting point is inside the engine compartment.. I thought they all grabbed the intake on the wheel well side..


All finished up..




Only thing missing now is installing the new cabin filter.. I was too filthy to get into the car and work on that, had it professionally detailed on the inside last week.. Didn't want to get it greased up..
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Another 100k to come...
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Another 100k to come...


Thats exactly what I am looking for, 100k more!!


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Busy man.......!
Yes sir! Doing work!!
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Finally got a trunk mat to go along with my all weather mats..





Also got around to install some Honda OEM Sport Pedals on the track car.. Had to dremel the stock pedals so it was a PITA but I think it was worth it!





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I like it-that looks good.
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I like it-that looks good.
Thanks Steven!

Got my plaque from the previous event!

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^^^^ Damn.....well done, brother!
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^^^^ Damn.....well done, brother!
Thanks Steven!!!
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Not many updates going on.. I installed some 3mm spacers in order to install my original centers which would not clear the hub with the stock fitment..



Flat centers..


Took some needed vacations! Bahamas!



Last race video!

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Bahamas!
Siiiiii.. Been a year in FL no vacations yet and never had been to Bahamas.. Went to a Brewing tour on one of the Islands..
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Siiiiii.. Been a year in FL no vacations yet and never had been to Bahamas.. Went to a Brewing tour on one of the Islands..
FL IS a vacation... beech, bikinis, ocean.

brewing tour... mmmm, beer.
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FL IS a vacation... beech, bikinis, ocean.

brewing tour... mmmm, beer.
Hahahahaha well compared to some states you could say that, but remember I come from Puerto Rico.. 100x35 miles surounded by some of the best beaches in the world and best looking women in bikinis

Had to hit the Brewing Tour.. Another one of my hobbies other than car modding and road racing is home brewing.. Need to make another brew.. Been a while..

Today we were drinking my buddies Pumpkin Ale..

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Send me some pumpkin ale!
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Send me some pumpkin ale!
There is still half keg left, if you were closer I would tell you to swing by!

If we bottle a next batch I could send you a couple!
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Thanks for all the pics and ideas!! Great work!!
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Thanks for all the pics and ideas!! Great work!!
Thank you for looking at my thread and dropping a line..
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Finally took some minutes to install my cabin filter.. Was laying around for probably a month now.. xD



Nothing beats OEM Parts!



I think this was past due for a while!!!

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Yeah I know! Filthy filthy filthy.. Will need o keep tabs better on this!

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Sweet
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just received mine the other day... will tackle this week.

did you get your Koni's yet?
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just received mine the other day... will tackle this week.

did you get your Koni's yet?
Nice

They get here tomorrow woot woot! But won't install until I get the OEM bumpstops and rubber grommets I ordered..

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Nice car man, keep up the good work.

Have you ever thought of modifying the headlights?
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I bet you're sorry you waited that month now.....
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Nice car man, keep up the good work.

Have you ever thought of modifying the headlights?
Hey! Thanks for looking and thanks for dropping a line!

Its funny you ask cause I have been looking into the headlight threads the past weeks looking at the work JNC and AckTL05 perform and I am interested in doing it. I have done black housing headlights myself before but regular ones, nothing with HIDs. The work these two guys do looks great and the feedback from fellow members speak highly of them. I recently started following AckTL05 on Instagram and was able to see some of his work on 07-08 headlights and I am pretty sure I know how I would like them based on a pic he loaded not long ago. So I will probably pull the trigger by the end of the year.. I need to install the Koni's I'm expecting tomorrow and finish some details on the track car before I can do the headlights but definitely on my to do list.. Together with the smoked rear side markers Keith recommended a while back..

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I bet you're sorry you waited that month now.....
I sure am my friend.. I need to be more diligent with easy stuff like this.. Somewhere I read it needs to be changed every 30k, almost sure that one had a tad over 50k..
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I leave it to the dealership to change it for me.......
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I leave it to the dealership to change it for me.......
I hear ya man.. Dealer used to change mine when I visited them as part of the maintenance package I had but it hasnt seen the dealer since the package ran out by millage.. Been servicing the car myself for a while, had just overlooked this..
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UPS gave me a visit today woot woot!





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^^^ after 100k, i bet you're gonna really love your TL now...
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