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    Thread: What did you do to your .:R today?

    1. 09-04-2010 04:46 PM #211
      [QUOTE=R32Typhoon;67355084]S2T paddle shifters and smoked mirror turn signal housings.


      I like those S2T paddles a lot

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      09-04-2010 06:34 PM #212
      The hardest part about those damn paddles is being patient while you are trying not to break the clips that hold the pins into the paddles. Just apply pressure with one hand, and use a small flathead screwdriver to pry the plastic clips back one at a time. Would probably be really easy with 2 people. One pushing on the end of the pin while the other uses a screwdriver in each hand to pry both the clips at once. Well, not like I will have to ever do it again, thankfully lol. Having to shift used to be a pain with the original shifters, now I don't know how I lived without them. The S2T shifters are awesome for a great product.

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      09-04-2010 07:07 PM #213
      Those paddles look great typhoon! I'd consider buying those, but I never use the paddles

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      09-04-2010 08:26 PM #214
      Quote Originally Posted by pgtkid View Post
      You wouldn't happen to have a pic of your car with stock height and the vmr wheels?

      Got your car as my wall paper and inspiration



      had the back raised up today doing some work

      Here is the best I could do. Thats actually a bit higher than stock though.

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      09-04-2010 08:39 PM #215
      Gave it a quick wash and did some stuff to prepare for DoTB and H20...

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      09-05-2010 02:01 AM #216
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      Those paddles look great typhoon! I'd consider buying those, but I never use the paddles
      I used them a lot, but not all the time before I installed them because taking turns with the stock paddles and shifting is such a pain, but with these paddles you can always have a finger at least on the paddle. I would say come drive my R with them, but you are all the way in FL After I got them all regrets about not having a manual went out the window.

      Got her washed and then went to a campsite and scraped along some really low hanging branches. Will see if there is any damage tomorrow, meh, what are ya gunna do? That's what happens when she is your DD I guess.

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      09-05-2010 11:22 AM #217
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      Those paddles look great typhoon! I'd consider buying those, but I never use the paddles
      huh? really? so that means that either:
      - you always drive in D
      - you always drive in S
      - you drive in M and use the stick for shifting.

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      09-05-2010 11:45 AM #218
      Waxing the other two wheels and doing some other work tonight after I jog to prep for upcoming shows.

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      09-05-2010 12:02 PM #219
      Quote Originally Posted by R32Typhoon View Post
      I used them a lot, but not all the time before I installed them because taking turns with the stock paddles and shifting is such a pain, but with these paddles you can always have a finger at least on the paddle. I would say come drive my R with them, but you are all the way in FL After I got them all regrets about not having a manual went out the window.

      Got her washed and then went to a campsite and scraped along some really low hanging branches. Will see if there is any damage tomorrow, meh, what are ya gunna do? That's what happens when she is your DD I guess.
      No regrets here also. Hopefully theres no damage.

      Quote Originally Posted by cheeebs View Post
      huh? really? so that means that either:
      - you always drive in D
      - you always drive in S
      - you drive in M and use the stick for shifting.
      I usually have it in M and I use the stick for shifting so what . If I feel like not getting 15mpg I'll throw it in drive and chill out. 29mpg on a 95mile trip yesterday

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      09-05-2010 12:07 PM #220
      the reason i say is because using the stick gets you slower response than the paddles. i can only deal with the stick when in a turn and can't get to the paddles.

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      09-05-2010 12:12 PM #221
      Quote Originally Posted by cheeebs View Post
      the reason i say is because using the stick gets you slower response than the paddles. i can only deal with the stick when in a turn and can't get to the paddles.
      I didn't know that. I will have to see If I notice a real difference. The real reason I have grown so accustomed to the stick is like you said mid turn I could never find the paddle. It so happens that I got pulled over 4 times while making a left turn because I would be damn near into red line by the end of the turn.. and well that makes for a very loud R. Unfortunately the cops don't like this antic so I was greeted by them.

      Each and every time "You know you're not suppose to modify your exhaust right" yes... Luckily I'm an innocent looking kid with a clean record

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      09-05-2010 03:57 PM #222
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      Each and every time "You know you're not suppose to modify your exhaust right" yes... Luckily I'm an innocent looking kid with a clean record
      I'd like to see where it says in the state law that exhaust modifications are not legal. We do have certain sound ordinances we have to follow, yes. Yet, I'm doubtful you're exceeding them anymore than a semi truck or bus. Meh.

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      09-05-2010 04:38 PM #223
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      I'd like to see where it says in the state law that exhaust modifications are not legal. We do have certain sound ordinances we have to follow, yes. Yet, I'm doubtful you're exceeding them anymore than a semi truck or bus. Meh.
      Cops in Weston will pull over people for nothing all the time. This all happened with my old drone machine exhaust. The last time I got pulled over for that the cop pulled over a Cobalt SS that drove by for his exhaust also

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      09-05-2010 05:23 PM #224
      Got a new companion for the .:R



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      09-05-2010 05:40 PM #225
      awesome! lots of dog lovers here i think. i took my two to the park in the R today, in fact.

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      09-05-2010 05:43 PM #226
      Gave her a quick wash before I head back to school.


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      09-05-2010 05:44 PM #227
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      I didn't know that. I will have to see If I notice a real difference. The real reason I have grown so accustomed to the stick is like you said mid turn I could never find the paddle. It so happens that I got pulled over 4 times while making a left turn because I would be damn near into red line by the end of the turn.. and well that makes for a very loud R. Unfortunately the cops don't like this antic so I was greeted by them.

      Each and every time "You know you're not suppose to modify your exhaust right" yes... Luckily I'm an innocent looking kid with a clean record
      Av., when i say you get slower response, understand what i'm talking about, because i didn't make it clear.

      i often rapid fire downshift on the paddles in M. i do this usually when coming to a stop or near stop, and i downshift more than 2 gears at once, often 4 or 5. i do this by rapid-firing the down paddle to my target gear. this is a technique you can use to skip the rev-matching for each downshift... if you rapid-fire down quick enough, it will save all the rev-matching until the target gear is reached and you stop downshifting the paddle.

      this is a great technique to avoid overusing the clutch and keeping clear of all the pauses and wait-time from the rev-matching. but you can't do this with the stick. it won't downshift rapid-fire style. this is what i'm talking about. mmmkay.

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      09-05-2010 05:49 PM #228
      Quote Originally Posted by cheeebs View Post
      Av., when i say you get slower response, understand what i'm talking about, because i didn't make it clear.

      i often rapid fire downshift on the paddles in M. i do this usually when coming to a stop or near stop, and i downshift more than 2 gears at once, often 4 or 5. i do this by rapid-firing the down paddle to my target gear. this is a technique you can use to skip the rev-matching for each downshift... if you rapid-fire down quick enough, it will save all the rev-matching until the target gear is reached and you stop downshifting the paddle.

      this is a great technique to avoid overusing the clutch and keeping clear of all the pauses and wait-time from the rev-matching. but you can't do this with the stick. it won't downshift rapid-fire style. this is what i'm talking about. mmmkay.
      Ohhhh Ok. I understand now I'm going to have to brush off the cobwebs from my left paddle

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      09-05-2010 07:21 PM #229
      God I hate taking the wheels on and off of this car...

      I actually despise it.

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      09-05-2010 08:47 PM #230
      Installed a new set of rollers the other day.

      Pics to come once i get the ride height dialed in.

      Also ordered some DiNoc wrap.

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      09-05-2010 10:26 PM #231
      Just got back from south florida drove her around for a bit

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      09-06-2010 12:25 AM #232
      Helped my friend practice taking pictures

      Last edited by Av.; 09-06-2010 at 12:59 AM.

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      09-06-2010 12:56 AM #233
      Nice shot, but bigger please.

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      09-06-2010 01:13 AM #234
      I brought home my R this weekend. Gave it a nice welcome home bath and photo shoot. It really sounds like a love affair when you say like that, but I do love this car. Especially when it sings its sweet sweet song for me.

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      09-06-2010 05:36 AM #235
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      Helped my friend practice taking pictures

      Nice pics for a learner

      What rims are those??

      Today cleaned my engine bay, removed the matt under the hood, got my k&n intake ready for reinstallation after mods done to it, and got all the tools ready to install my h&R swaybar Will have time friday hopefully.

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      09-06-2010 08:20 AM #236
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      What rims are those??
      I know Av. is tired of being asked, so I will answer...

      VMR-V710s. 18x8.5 +45

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      09-06-2010 11:21 AM #237
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      I know Av. is tired of being asked, so I will answer...

      VMR-V710s. 18x8.5 +45
      THanks PSU. I didn't think they would give that effect when rolling. really nice.

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      09-06-2010 11:24 AM #238
      Quote Originally Posted by AndreaR32 View Post
      THanks PSU. I didn't think they would give that effect when rolling. really nice.

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      09-06-2010 01:10 PM #239
      Quote Originally Posted by swiftrabbit View Post
      I brought home my R this weekend. Gave it a nice welcome home bath and photo shoot. It really sounds like a love affair when you say like that, but I do love this car. Especially when it sings its sweet sweet song for me.
      Nothing wrong with that

      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      I know Av. is tired of being asked, so I will answer...

      VMR-V710s. 18x8.5 +45


      Quote Originally Posted by AndreaR32 View Post
      THanks PSU. I didn't think they would give that effect when rolling. really nice.
      Yeah, I love how they look while rolling. Thanks

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      09-06-2010 02:39 PM #240
      Doing something I never thought I'd do tonight...

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      Installing Bags?

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      09-06-2010 04:08 PM #242
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      Black grill.

    33. 09-06-2010 05:58 PM #243
      Installed an EVOMS intake

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      09-06-2010 06:02 PM #244
      New exhaust installed. Unibrace installed (finally, but geez, what a PITA that was)!

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      I walked past it several times and wished the ****ing clutch had not gone out......good day for a drive...but no......****

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