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Old 05-06-2013, 12:05 PM   #1401
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Looking good J! I just got a DA and some goodies to play around with! Can't wait to beautify the rex! especially after sitting out all the time... Miss my garage!!
My garage should be done soon, swing on by during a weekend and we'll polish them up!!

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Wow. All I have to say.

Love it.
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VGsharkfin, GO!
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:03 PM   #1402
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Yes. You should do the little m3 lip the sedan guys do on but cut it down to fit the width of your hatch wing...and wrap OVER it so it will look like one piece and flow with the black roof.

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Old 05-06-2013, 01:07 PM   #1403
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Yes. You should do the little m3 lip the sedan guys do on but cut it down to fit the width of your hatch wing...and wrap OVER it so it will look like one piece and flow with the black roof.

Sounds like a plan!
I wasn't sure if I was going to carry the black through the middle of the wing or just keep it white and stop at the end of the hood.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:04 AM   #1404
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Just cause it's pouring doesn't mean it doesn't deserve a good wash!

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Old 05-11-2013, 11:31 AM   #1405
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Just cause it's pouring doesn't mean it doesn't deserve a good wash!
Nice! A proper wash - lifted and wheels off!
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:31 PM   #1406
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Just cause it's pouring doesn't mean it doesn't deserve a good wash!
I was contemplating not washing it given this nasty rain. You have now inspired me!
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:32 AM   #1407
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Here's a macro image of a what a winter in Maine can do to your paint. During the cleaning process yesterday, one of the yearly tasks is to clay-bar the entire car. In this image you will see a Macro view of my passenger front door. I have cleaned the whole area except for the one spot outlined as "non-clay area". I also did a 5x zoom on that area to show how bad the road salt can eat and rust stain your clear coat if not protected and cleaned.
I started to notice that after a good wash, the car still had a yellow haze all over. As you can see, this was caused by the small rust spots in the clear. After 6 hours of using the clay bar, I was able to remove all of the rust and small tar spots to reveal the factory finish!

After the clay process, it is highly recommended to put on a coat of a high-quality sealer wax.

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Old 05-12-2013, 08:42 PM   #1408
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Hey Overland, I don't think you answered this already sorry if you did, but did you get the dampers re-valved from RCE?
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:18 PM   #1409
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Hey Overland, I don't think you answered this already sorry if you did, but did you get the dampers re-valved from RCE?
Hey man, I've seen a couple posts on this topic lately but confused why RCE has been re-calving their own struts for their own springs. I didn't have them re-valved to answer your question but what is it that they are doing to their own struts?

Or were you talking about getting your stock struts re-valved by RCE? My apologies if that is that case, haha

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:42 AM   #1410
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Yeah you got me that was what i was asking about. I'm a little confused about this as well, but from my understanding, they re-valved the struts to match the Black Regular guy spring rate more closely. Initially the struts were for the yellows. Whats confusing is whether it's necessary or not, and what the benefit of doing this would be?
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:58 AM   #1411
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Getting ready for the summer wheels to go back on!
Hi-Temp primer and satin black paint to freshen up the DBA rotors that took a beating this winter.

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Old 05-13-2013, 10:50 AM   #1412
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Yeah you got me that was what i was asking about. I'm a little confused about this as well, but from my understanding, they re-valved the struts to match the Black Regular guy spring rate more closely. Initially the struts were for the yellows. Whats confusing is whether it's necessary or not, and what the benefit of doing this would be?
Now you have me interested in knowing, I'll give them a call today and find out.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:00 AM   #1413
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Getting ready for the summer wheels to go back on!
Hi-Temp primer and satin black paint to freshen up the DBA rotors that took a beating this winter.
i dont think ive ever noticed someones rotors being black... looking forward to how they hold up
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:18 AM   #1414
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i dont think ive ever noticed someones rotors being black... looking forward to how they hold up
It wears off the first time you use the brakes. Then it just leaves the center section painted.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:48 AM   #1415
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i dont think ive ever noticed someones rotors being black... looking forward to how they hold up
Yupp, xluben is right. It looks like this just after 3 minutes of driving.
Though it would be different to have a solid black rotor, it's not going to happen by painting them, haha

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Old 05-14-2013, 08:56 AM   #1416
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nice dude, all set for the drive then?
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:01 AM   #1417
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nice dude, all set for the drive then?
Haha, what drive???
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:06 AM   #1418
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Hey Jason did you get the chance to talk with rce about the revalving for the black springs?
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:29 AM   #1419
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Hey Jason did you get the chance to talk with rce about the revalving for the black springs?
if you look above the pic of the brakes it will answer this question.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:31 AM   #1420
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No it doesn't! He said he was going to talk to them yesterday I'm just following up thanks
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:33 AM   #1421
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Hey Jason did you get the chance to talk with rce about the revalving for the black springs?
I left Myles a voice mail yesterday, he's usually good at getting back to people so hopefully today.

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if you look above the pic of the brakes it will answer this question.
haha, wha?
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:36 AM   #1422
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Thanks J looking forward to finding out if their are benefits to this, assuming there are I would also think they would just start selling each set that way instead
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:41 AM   #1423
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i like it! i wonder what the rotors would look like done in red? maby ill have to do that...
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:23 AM   #1424
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i like it! i wonder what the rotors would look like done in red? maby ill have to do that...
I used to see that done a lot more in the early 2000's in the honda/acura scene. I feel it's been outgrown a bit and something clean that blends in nice is the way to go, at least for me that is.

It's even why I chose to do a satin finish on the black instead of something shiny, I didn't want to draw attention away from the wheels and calipers by giving something else for your eyes to land on. A colored rotor will instantly draw your eyes to it and no matter how nice your wheels are, you'll only see the rotor, make sense?
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:00 PM   #1425
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We designed the GTWORX/BILSTEIN valving profile to work with BOTH the YELLOWS and BLACKS.

YES at one point we offered a hand full of members who were self admittedly, very sensitive to the valving EVEN with BLACKS installed. Keep in mind of the initial batch of 100 sets we sold in mid 2010 only 6 members complained of it being too stiff. Literally the remaining majority checked in with us via PM,email, phone calls, at events etc with super positive feedback. The reality is MOST want this for improved performance and NOT having to get coilover

We have NOT done any revalves in over a year and it is NOT necessary as the existing valving is fine for BOTH blacks and yellows.

What one gets with the Black springs paired to BILSTEINS is a damper that offers a LOT of control AND more comfort than the Yellows which are on the aggressive side.

(disclaimer: all references to BLACKS and YELLOWS is directed to RCE BLACK springs and RCE YELLOW springs). Had a bro roll up on me once " say my man, you said on the internet that Yellows are better than blacks..". I had to explain the whole thing to him. When we were done he wanted a Subaru WRX.

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