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Old 04-30-2012, 04:16 PM   #651
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thanks bro, no doubt. you mean the last pic, right? yea those are super fogged. i picked them up for cheap thinking i could clear them and sell them for a profit, but the entire thing has to be sanded down and polished exhaustively. after like 3 hours and 6 makita battery packs with sanding attachment i gave up. just posted the pic as an example of how versatile the j30 headlight components are..
i hear you im not dogging ya, i think they look awesome! a buddy of mine was going to do the same but never finished, so maybe ill show him yours, props though, i always hate messing with headlights..
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:22 PM   #652
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I'm really intrigued by your x-brace. i think it could definitely contribute to the rigidity and possibly rear suspension performance. how tightly did you bind it? how did you do it in general? we dont have the CAD CAM machines to run the scenario but the logic seems solid. suspension bridges support massive loads via tension, after all.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:28 PM   #653
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^exactly, it had tightened up my rear end up a good amount, i only hand tightened it, but for ****s and gigs i think ill crank it down a little more and see what up with it..
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:01 PM   #654
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I want the x brace from turn in concepts but can't spend the money on it right now! I might do this!
The real one was a great upgrade. Highly recommend it.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:10 PM   #655
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Thats Ill! I got same Garmin Nav myself, and I never use it. But I got an idea what to do with it now How did you do this exactly? any info?
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:37 PM   #656
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The real one was a great upgrade. Highly recommend it.
I will get it one day might be placing a huge order with them anyways might as well ad it on! I am doing a complete build on suspension!
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:40 PM   #657
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garmin in instrument panel....


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Old 05-01-2012, 03:43 PM   #658
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I like to see the tach...
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:22 PM   #659
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I wouldn't call leaning your handheld GPS in your dash cluster a mod of any kind.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:47 PM   #660
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lol, its true. just a reply to earlier garmin stuff
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:18 PM   #661
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How have you guys mounted your garage door remotes?

Kinda wondering if theres a unique way to mount it in my 09.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:22 PM   #662
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How have you guys mounted your garage door remotes?

Kinda wondering if theres a unique way to mount it in my 09.
There's a thread somewhere where they soldered wires to the pins where the buttons are and connected them to a momentary push button so you could mount it anywhere.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:07 AM   #663
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More gold then your local jewelry store.


I have to get some pictures of a few other things, I spent about 15 hours wet sanding and polishing bare aluminium fuel rails, and a sheet metal intake manifold on the brother in laws 427sb looks tittys now with billet cnc heads and valve covers! I'm trying to figure out how to tackle doing the blower, charge piping and awic next. I spend a lot more time on that car then I do my own especially when it comes to custom modifications. Everything is one off custom made. even our injectors are billet adonized and polished

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Old 05-02-2012, 11:21 AM   #664
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notice any different in under hood heat since the tape? im adding tape and a blanket before "summer" actually kicks in..
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:52 PM   #665
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How have you guys mounted your garage door remotes?

Kinda wondering if theres a unique way to mount it in my 09.
Pick up a homelink on ebay. One of the best (factory) looking and usually as cheap if not cheaper than a garage door remote.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:48 PM   #666
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Pick up a homelink on ebay. One of the best (factory) looking and usually as cheap if not cheaper than a garage door remote.
agreed
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:51 PM   #667
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Here's mod mod... audio video aux and usb females in the ash tray.

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Old 05-02-2012, 09:34 PM   #668
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Thats Ill! I got same Garmin Nav myself, and I never use it. But I got an idea what to do with it now How did you do this exactly? any info?
I have some other pics that I took during the process, but did not do a full writeup or anything. I'll try to recall. You will need: phillips head screw driver, dremel, knife, a small power cord for your GPS (90 degree angle on it is ideal), a needle, thread, and some velcro.

1) Remove visor (a couple phillips head screws)
2) Remove mirror and cover from visor. The mirror is held in by the frame, which just snaps into place using plastic tabs that go under a metal piece in the visor
3) Start trimming. The hole left by the removal of the mirror and frame was about perfect for my GPS, but others may vary. Beneath where the mirror and frame used to be is metal and foam. I used a dremel to trim cut a square out of the metal, then a knife to cut out some of the foam. This leaves you with a thin section of foam and the fabric for the other side of the visor, which is thin enough to hear the speakers through.
4) Test fit, trim, test fit, repeat
5) Once you are satisfied with the results of step 4, clean up any obvious ugly edges with a needle and thread. As you can see from my pic, the spot where the antenna goes under the fabric was sort of rough, so using my 5th grade sewing class whip-stitch skills, I sewed it up a bit to make it look a little cleaner.
6) Now route your power cord through the visor. I cut a small notch in the stitching near the rod at the top left of the visor, where it attaches to the roof. Then I fed the power cord through there and cut another small notch into the remaining metal in the visor near the right side of the GPS. This small notch was used to hold the tip of the power cord in place with a pressure fit. My power cord came with small plastic ridges on it near the tip, which also helped when pressing it into the notch.
7) I kept the bottom part of the mirror frame in place for additional support for the GPS and to hide the lower exposed edge. Just trim it with a dremel, cut new notches for the tabs in the visor's metal (may not be necessary depending on your GPS), and push it back into place.
8) At this point you're ready to stick the GPS in. I decided to add some velcro for additional security in the visor. Two pieces of velcro stuck to the back of the GPS mate up with two pieces stuck to the foam behind the GPS in the visor.
9) Clean up the cut from where the power cord enters the visor. Again, I just did some whip-stitching that closed the cut as well as held the cord in place.
10) Remount the visor
11) Route the power cord. For this I ran mine behind the A-pillar and down to a new fuse under the dash.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:34 PM   #669
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How have you guys mounted your garage door remotes?

Kinda wondering if theres a unique way to mount it in my 09.
I can't find the thread at the moment, but I did see one where the guy removed the case and got it mounted under his shift boot. Only he knew the location of the button, and it was out of the way.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:44 PM   #670
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I really like this. I wanted a grille for my FMIC and I ended up just using some painted masonry mesh formed around the edges at the back of the opening, then epoxied in place. But I like your solution with the black trim around the mesh much better. Can you give any more details about it? How did you mount the grille to the bumper?
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:13 PM   #671
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I really like this. I wanted a grille for my FMIC and I ended up just using some painted masonry mesh formed around the edges at the back of the opening, then epoxied in place. But I like your solution with the black trim around the mesh much better. Can you give any more details about it? How did you mount the grille to the bumper?
For the bottom part of the grill, its pop riveted to a metal bracket. The metal bracket is mounted to 2 bolts that are also holding the lip to the bumper. The top part of the bracket is the part that the grill is pop riveted to. The top of the grill is held to the bumper by 2 screws going through where the license plate goes.

I got it from here... http://www.arbodies.com/abc-bodies/a...s/grillscreens
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:21 PM   #672
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Here's mod mod... audio video aux and usb females in the ash tray.
Funny, I did the exact same thing about a month ago, and had never seen it done before. Mines the same, except my RCAs are on the bottom. It's really nice having everything right there.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:40 PM   #673
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Funny, I did the exact same thing about a month ago, and had never seen it done before. Mines the same, except my RCAs are on the bottom. It's really nice having everything right there.
Haha, I was going to do my RCA's on the bottom too.... When I went to drill the hole, I drill the aux (was going to be top left and usb to the right of that) too big (didnt measure the bit just eye-balled it) so I had to change the game plan. Still works out nicely, though I'll probably never use the RCA. I just wanted to have a nice flush look instead of wires sticking out somewhere.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:48 AM   #674
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:14 AM   #675
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wrap? In going with woodgrain for mine
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