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^^^^winters over dude(preacherman)......snap out of it!!!
You might just need an intervention. Lol, jk


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20% tint, smoked markers and tail lights w/sequentials. Clear front signal covers, series 3 chin spoiler.

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Detroit Rockers and cmdp's installed yesterday, very happy with results.


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Just put on a Steeda Strut Tower brace.
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I wasn't sure about the brace having any effect, but I think things feel tighter. Not sure if I'd notice in a before/after blind test, but it seems to feel better around corners. Even if I'm imagining, who cares. Car feels more fun to me so that's all that matters, right. Looks pretty nice, too.

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I think your impression of it giving a tighter "feel" is on point. 2-point tower braces are more about NVH reduction than handling improvement.

That's not to say that if it makes the car feel better to drive that it isn't going to be easier for you to drive it harder than you otherwise would. In an overall sense, "handling" could be considered part car, part road, and part driver. Making any one of them better, or improving the interface between any two should result in a net gain (as driven).




For my own efforts, I finished re-O-ringing the Steeda strut mounts, installed a slightly firmer rear sta-bar (Strano/Hellwig 25mm), and set its adjustment (full soft). Put another eighth of a turn on the front strut adjustment (Koni yellows). Doesn't ride much differently from before, but corners flatter and doesn't nose-dive nearly as bad.


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Cleaned the wheels and got the windows tinted.
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The plan for today is wash, clay, polish and wax. If I have any time/energy I'll do the interior.

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Well, I washed and clayed. Claying does help. I polished a small area and it didn't look like it was doing much so I just did 2 coats of wax. Car looks great - especially from about 10 feet. Had a little energy left so I got the interior done as well. Looks pretty good.

What doesn't look good are the rims. They are so beat up. The were when I bought it last fall.

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Well, I washed and clayed. Claying does help. I polished a small area and it didn't look like it was doing much so I just did 2 coats of wax. Car looks great - especially from about 10 feet. Had a little energy left so I got the interior done as well. Looks pretty good.

What doesn't look good are the rims. They are so beat up. The were when I bought it last fall.
I find that after I polish a car kit looks kind of dull until I apply a couple of coats of wax. I always figured it was because the polish stripped off the wax.

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I find that after I polish a car kit looks kind of dull until I apply a couple of coats of wax. I always figured it was because the polish stripped off the wax.
Sounds about right - polishing compounds are really just very fine abrasives of some sort.


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Got my hands on the metal/mirror chrome replacement AC vents yesterday.
Put them on today, so happy to finally have swapped out the cheesy factory plastic AC vents.

Cost more than my ceramic headers did back in the day lol, but worth having that mirror reflection look.
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*APDR Conversion (Body & Engine Bay)* -FR Transmission Swap- *Auburrn Gear HP Series LSD* -FR 4.10 Gears- *Cervini Type IV RAS* -Bama X4/SF4- *FR One Piece Driveshaft* -FR Ceramic Headers- *Custom MPC 12C "Hidden" Concept Exhaust* -
Z26 Brake Kit- *Steeda & SR Adjustable Control Arms* -HID CCFL Headlights/Gen 5 LED Tailights- ETC
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Those look nice! Where did you get them? Hard to install?
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Installed Ford Racing Shorty Headers (got them for next to nothing otherwise wouldn't have done it) Pypes off road H-pipe and Bassani Axle backs. Sounds great!!! tried to upload a video but its an mp4 and won't let me.


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I fixed the vinyl pleather door insert that I knew would eventually come off on the drivers side. I used the method with the contact cement from WalMart and a sponge brush I read here on these forums. I'll know tomorrow how will it went but seemed ok so far.
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Those look nice! Where did you get them? Hard to install?
I had to do alot of searching for a legitimate seller of them, since either they've been discontinued or are in limited supply. The installation was straight forward, completely replaces the stock plastic vents & rings.



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Z26 Brake Kit- *Steeda & SR Adjustable Control Arms* -HID CCFL Headlights/Gen 5 LED Tailights- ETC
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