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Old 09-24-2013, 02:38 PM
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Damn that looks good!
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:18 PM
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Love it. Great taste.
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That diffuser makes a big difference in the looks of the bumper. Nice addition.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:12 AM
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I finally bit the bullet and decided on some vinyl graphics. I decided against the huge rear fender hockey stripes and went with Daytona inspired stripes and hood graphic but with a slight custom touch. Both will look similar to the Daytona graphics but won't say Daytona anywhere on them so people don't think I'm posing it as one.

Before they arrive I blacked out my grill and spoiler to keep with the Daytona theme. This was my first time using Plasti-Dip and I have to say the stuff is pretty amazing. I documented the process so I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

This is what the OEM Daytona graphics look like:


























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Old 10-09-2013, 12:42 AM
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Looks good, might as well plasti dip the emblems as well.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:38 AM
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Looks great! However my experience with plastic dip I would not have did that on those parts. High wear unless it's a garage queen.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:20 AM
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Looks great! However my experience with plastic dip I would not have did that on those parts. High wear unless it's a garage queen.
True, I was bored and plasti dipped my aluminum macbook and while it looked great, it quickly wore aware where I touched the cover opening and closing it.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:26 AM
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So clean
Thanks fellas!
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Looks good, might as well plasti dip the emblems as well.
Thanks. I'm blacking out the trunk though so I'm not sure how that'd look.
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Looks great! However my experience with plastic dip I would not have did that on those parts. High wear unless it's a garage queen.
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True, I was bored and plasti dipped my aluminum macbook and while it looked great, it quickly wore aware where I touched the cover opening and closing it.
Interesting. Well I read a lot about how long it lasts and some people had it last years, so I'm hoping since I don't drive it on a daily basis since I work from home maybe it'll last a good bit, but if it doesn't ill just peel it off and actually paint it them or have them wrapped.
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Looks good! I'm planning on plasti dipping my grille this weekend.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:52 AM
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My grill has been plastidipped for almost 3 years and the only issue I've had is bugs getting splattered and drying on the finish, making it nearly impossible to get them off without removing the plastidip.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:02 PM
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Looks good! I'm planning on plasti dipping my grille this weekend.
Cool, can't wait to see the results!
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My grill has been plastidipped for almost 3 years and the only issue I've had is bugs getting splattered and drying on the finish, making it nearly impossible to get them off without removing the plastidip.
Well that's sorta promising lol. I figured the same since the finish is flat, so I wonder if those who's are holding up after a few years with no imperfections are using a clear coat over it? I read you can do that but I wanted it to have a flat black look so a clear would likely give it some shine. We'll see how long it holds up as-is.
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Well after a few failed attempts at installing my new graphics, I finally got them all to where I'm extremely happy with the results. Big thanks to Pro Motor Stripes (seller on EBay) for creating the custom hood graphic exactly how I designed it.





























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Nicely done! I wouldn't have the first idea how to do such a thing. Impressive.
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:26 PM
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Nicely done! I wouldn't have the first idea how to do such a thing. Impressive.
Thanks TT. It was the first time I've done it myself. I've laid down adhesive backed vinyl on poster board before, but never on a car, but they came with super detailed instructions and baring a few issues due to being a rookie at it, overall it was pretty easy considering.
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she needs a drop!
great work on the vinyl job
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:12 PM
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lookin good!
Thanks! Big nod to the strobe stripes.
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she needs a drop!
great work on the vinyl job
Gracias. Yeah I agree a drop would look great. All in due time.
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Good work on the vinyl!
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:55 AM
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That thing is well on its way to looking very aggressive.

It all looks fantastic.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:23 AM
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:57 PM
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Looks good. Im in love with that color.

Now drop it.
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Looks good man. Those subtle changes to the grill and spoiler make a big difference
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:24 PM
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Some small mods I've done lately. The one you can't see is a TranZformer electronic shift kit, which makes the shifting so much more aggressive. The others...

Petty's Garage Strut Tower Brace





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Looking good! Love the shifter. I got my intake and catch can installed last weekend; exhaust is still sitting in the boxes .
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Looking good! Love the shifter. I got my intake and catch can installed last weekend; exhaust is still sitting in the boxes .
Thanks man! What intake and exhaust did you go with?
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Thanks man! What intake and exhaust did you go with?
aFe Stage 2 and Solo Mach XL.
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aFe Stage 2 and Solo Mach XL.
Ah nice choices! What do you think about the intake? You like?
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although, I dont like the body lines of the last gen Charger, that paint is stunning!!!!
thanks for the bump!
i enjoyed looking at your vinyl work again!!
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although, I dont like the body lines of the last gen Charger, that paint is stunning!!!!
thanks for the bump!
i enjoyed looking at your vinyl work again!!
Thanks dude. I was never a huge fan of the body lines either. When it first came out in '06 any 4 door was ugly to me since we didn't have kids, but now that I need a 4 door I'm obviously more accepting of the style. But yeah, the color makes this car stand out. Glad you enjoy the pics!
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Ah nice choices! What do you think about the intake? You like?
So far, yes. I was really surprised by how big the filter was. It's hard to hear, though, since you have to get the RPMs up to do it and I'm usually stuck in traffic. But on the rare opportunities to open it up, I love it! Gas mileage has already dropped .
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Nice. Did you feel a major difference with your strut tower brace? I'm thinking about getting one for the trunk.
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Nice upgrades...does the Tranzformers work in tandem with the tuner?
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So far, yes. I was really surprised by how big the filter was. It's hard to hear, though, since you have to get the RPMs up to do it and I'm usually stuck in traffic. But on the rare opportunities to open it up, I love it! Gas mileage has already dropped .
Cool, glad you like it. Once you get a tuner you'll like it even better. And yeah the filter is huge! I had read that about it but was shocked too when I saw it in person. That sounds a little weird lol. But yeah, expect those MPG to go down with each mod.
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Nice. Did you feel a major difference with your strut tower brace? I'm thinking about getting one for the trunk.
Thanks. Major difference? No, but I wasn't it expecting to since most threads I read debated whether it was truly needed on the LX platform. To me it does feel a bit more planted in the front taking corners but that might be the placebo effect, not sure. I'm debating if a rear one is worth it. Eventually I want to upgrade the sways and long term go with Pro-Kit springs and struts to finish out the suspension mods.
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Nice upgrades...does the Tranzformers work in tandem with the tuner?
Thank you sir. I was told you don't have to change the firmer shift settings on the Predator and it'll make it that much better, which it does, but I still have to play with the settings. Right now there's a little too much firmness after I messed around with the scaling and firmness percentage, both on upshifts and downshifts. The weird thing is I was able to chirp 2nd in Autostick without the TranZformer in, but now with it I haven't been able to do that even though the shifts definitely feel much firmer. I wish there were better instructions or threads out there with info on exact settings but there aren't. It's going to be a learning curve to find the best combo.

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Having some fun with the TranZformer's front brake line lock aka burnout mode lol.

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Next required* mod - Grow mullet.


*Live in TN? Check. Have 4-door fire breathing Muscle Car? Check. Mullet?
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Next required* mod - Grow mullet.


*Live in TN? Check. Have 4-door fire breathing Muscle Car? Check. Mullet?
Damn you, you let the cat out of the bag, T! Guess I can't surprise you when I do the blowfish shot with a beautifully groomed mullet flowing in the wind. Shucks. But hey, when in Rome, right?
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