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Old 12-08-2015, 01:03 AM
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Edited the original post with some rear light updates thanks to Diode Dynamics.
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:14 AM
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I really dig the GIFs man, nice touch to show off the lights.

I've put Diode Dynamics in all interior lights, city lights, reverse lights and my license plate lights.

Any issues so far with the Tail as Turn mod? I wanted to pull the trigger and get a pair for my sedan, but wasn't sure if there would be an issue since Diode lists it for the coupe. The front and rear turn signals are no longer in sync now that you've used the Tail as Turn mod, correct?
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:20 AM
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I really dig the GIFs man, nice touch to show off the lights.

I've put Diode Dynamics in all interior lights, city lights, reverse lights and my license plate lights.

Any issues so far with the Tail as Turn mod? I wanted to pull the trigger and get a pair for my sedan, but wasn't sure if there would be an issue since Diode lists it for the coupe. The front and rear turn signals are no longer in sync now that you've used the Tail as Turn mod, correct?
I also replaced all my interior lights.
No issues on the tail as turn.
It lists it for the coupe because they make it plug and play for the coupe. You have to get the DIY kit for the sedan. Which is actually a lot cheaper, and is not hard at all to install.
I put in a set of resistors into the back lights, and that solved any issues with hyperblinking or out of sync blinking.
Hope that answers it all
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Old 12-11-2015, 04:44 PM
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Updated rear end with the chrome painted black.


Also the updated engine bay. Just waiting for my oil filter cap to arrive. Next big thing will be Takeda CAI.
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Old 12-11-2015, 04:48 PM
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Did you know beforehand how well those powdercoated Cusco brackets would match your engine cover? Because that looks great. Even the blue cable grounding kit, and the painted back panels. Well done.

I know the VMS rad cap cover is blue, too. But something about it is mismatched and awkward. I think that cap cover would look better black. IIRC, they're pretty inexpensive.

The new tail-end perspective is a very clean look. Also well done. Whoever twisted your arm to do that is a freaking genius.
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Old 12-11-2015, 05:10 PM
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Did you know beforehand how well those powdercoated Cusco brackets would match your engine cover? Because that looks great. Even the blue cable grounding kit, and the painted back panels. Well done.
Yep, I colour matched the colour from a photo, got the hex code, then looked at google images using their colour matching search for car paint. Found that this blue is a GM blue that I was able to grab from an autoparts store. The panels and cover are a blue highlight gradient on a black background, but in the photos it comes out a lot more dominant.

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I know the VMS rad cap cover is blue, too. But something about it is mismatched and awkward. I think that cap cover would look better black. IIRC, they're pretty inexpensive.
Yeah, I ordered it blue, then changed my mind thinking it was too vibrant, and too different of a blue than the rest of the stuff. Emailed them asking for a black one instead. Got a package with the blue cover, and a friggin Toyota TRD oil filter cap..... instead of a black and silver Nismo one.... So its safe to say they dont speak English very well lol.

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The new tail-end perspective is a very clean look. Also well done. Whoever twisted your arm to do that is a freaking genius.
Yeah that guy deserves a cookie.

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Old 12-11-2015, 05:24 PM
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Yeah, I ordered it blue, then changed my mind thinking it was too vibrant, and too different of a blue than the rest of the stuff. Emailed them asking for a black one instead.
Well then, I will officially get out of your head now. LOL



No wait, one more thing. Since you clearly have painting skills better than the average bear, how about painting those brackets for the airboxes and the open-hood sensor?

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Old 12-11-2015, 05:47 PM
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Well, the airboxes will be gone once I finally buy the Takeda CAI, so no point right now.

Since you clearly have painting skills better than the average bear
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Old 02-21-2016, 05:30 PM
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Took your advice with the bolts John. Looks much better now. Still waiting for my black rad cap cover.... Note to self, clean engine bay.... So much winter gunk ugh.

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Very nice! So much better, right?

Now paint that dipstick ring with black plastic.
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Old 02-21-2016, 05:46 PM
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So much better lol. I might just black it all out. Black and chrome.
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Really lovin your progress man. Very beautiful sedan. Really wish I had one.
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Old 02-21-2016, 06:45 PM
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Really lovin your progress man. Very beautiful sedan. Really wish I had one.
Thanks man A lot of big ticket items left, Want to do everything at once, but Ill have to be careful with the finances and stretch it out over a few years.
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Nice update, great touches in that bay, was wondering where you'd been
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Old 02-21-2016, 10:32 PM
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Winter slow season lol, crazy deadlines at work, and had to dump money into some other stuff besides the car QQ. I've been quietly stalking the forums, just not posting much. Did every fluid possible in the car, and had to drop $500 to fix he leak in the inner cv boot. They had to replace the axel...
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