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      03-20-2011 09:09 PM #71
      I should be getting my car back tomorrow or Tuesday at the latest! I'm so excited.

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      03-20-2011 09:13 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkNeo View Post
      This one correct?

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Glov...atch/ES319387/



      -Edit- looks like the correct part number, ordered
      You got it, it's SO worth the $30ish bucks. I'll snap a photo once I get my car back.

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      03-20-2011 09:32 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      You got it, it's SO worth the $30ish bucks. I'll snap a photo once I get my car back.
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      03-21-2011 12:16 AM #74
      So, ordered a set of triple squares [also known as 12 point torx or 'XZN' bits] since I was retarded and forgot to make sure I had all the tools I needed for the brake install.

      I wanted to share this set because it's pretty complete and reasonably priced. Comes with a lifetime warranty and look decent. I will end up testing the 14mm in the coming weeks but finding a good set of these is kind of like finding gold.

      The price was right to try them out and they have great reviews on amazon.com, if you're not stuck on brand names these [pending usage] might be a great alternative to more expensive sets of similar size from Snap On or Mac Tools of $50+ [running off memory anyways]. I know the Snap On's are made in Taiwan, as are these VIM Tools.



      Link on amazon.com Currently about $33 shipped. Price went up $3 since I ordered it last week so it may fluxuate some.

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      03-21-2011 12:20 AM #75
      This is the same set I have; held up great through multiple uses so far.

      I got them for $26 shipped though, guess they went up again
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      03-21-2011 08:19 PM #76
      Sneak peak!



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      03-21-2011 08:57 PM #77


      R32/939

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      03-21-2011 11:34 PM #78
      Oooh!

      Hey, wanted to ask you a question. I just finished the HPA Core Interlock Mount install and wondered if the HPA mount is supposed to peek out a bit of the housing it sits in.

      It's thicker than the OEM mount and noticed I couldn't get it in any further despite it still "peeking" out some.
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      03-22-2011 10:37 AM #79
      awesome find on the triple square set.

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      03-22-2011 10:53 AM #81
      + 1 on that kit. Excelent quality.

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      03-22-2011 11:52 AM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      Oooh!

      Hey, wanted to ask you a question. I just finished the HPA Core Interlock Mount install and wondered if the HPA mount is supposed to peek out a bit of the housing it sits in.

      It's thicker than the OEM mount and noticed I couldn't get it in any further despite it still "peeking" out some.
      Mike: Interesting, I'm pretty sure mine was flush or fairly flush [maybe a few mm sticking out]. Maybe go back after some miles and see if it's worked itself in a little and tighten it down? I used axle grease on mine to help get it in so it's possible that you're just seeing a lot of surface friction which isn't allowing it to move [just speculation]. How much is 'a bit' of peeking would you say? I'll double check for you when I have the car on the lift to do the rear brakes.

      On a side note, how do you like it so far?!

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      03-22-2011 12:14 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      Sneak peak!
      Looks amazing, but I think those calipers need some sprucing up.

      Red or black would be amazing.

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      03-22-2011 12:27 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Looks amazing, but I think those calipers need some sprucing up.

      Red or black would be amazing.
      I completely agree with you! If I didn't need to car on a daily basis, I'd be all over it! Just going to have to make time I guess, just wish I didn't have to let the paint cure for 24 hours lol.

      On a side note, my dealer was pushing the mechatronic recall, after telling them I'm not having any issues and that I'm worried it will cause problems they agreed and said that I should wait as there isn't an expiration date for the recall.

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      03-22-2011 01:57 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Yeah, but if you know a thing or two about body work then you will appreciate the euro bumpers coming without sidemarkers. That is, if you want to ever "shave" the sidemarkers.
      I really want to do that. I had my side markers on my Corrado shaved like 10 years ago and they've held up well. But the car doesn't see bad weather so Im kinda reluctant to do it to the R.

      Wonder if OEMplus would bring in another bumper skin and how much it would cost?
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      03-22-2011 02:09 PM #86
      I think the price was originally around $750. Not sure how much it would be if you ordered one.

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      03-22-2011 02:49 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      I completely agree with you! If I didn't need to car on a daily basis, I'd be all over it! Just going to have to make time I guess, just wish I didn't have to let the paint cure for 24 hours lol.
      Believe it or not, I plasti dipped my calipers and they're still holding up.

      Drove it all winter, drove it on the Dragon and drive the car hard more times than not.

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      03-22-2011 04:24 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Believe it or not, I plasti dipped my calipers and they're still holding up.

      Drove it all winter, drove it on the Dragon and drive the car hard more times than not.
      wat

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      03-22-2011 05:42 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Believe it or not, I plasti dipped my calipers and they're still holding up.

      Drove it all winter, drove it on the Dragon and drive the car hard more times than not.
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      03-22-2011 06:50 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      Mike: Interesting, I'm pretty sure mine was flush or fairly flush [maybe a few mm sticking out]. Maybe go back after some miles and see if it's worked itself in a little and tighten it down? I used axle grease on mine to help get it in so it's possible that you're just seeing a lot of surface friction which isn't allowing it to move [just speculation]. How much is 'a bit' of peeking would you say? I'll double check for you when I have the car on the lift to do the rear brakes.

      On a side note, how do you like it so far?!
      I actually managed to look under the car this morning and it's exactly like you said - it seems to have worked itself in a bit more and is pretty flush with the housing now. Phew, I was worried at first lol. I mean, I was certain we inserted it properly.

      How do I like it?

      I ****ing LOVE it dude. It's AWWWWWWEEEEEEEESOME. For lack of a better way to put it, the car just feels faster.
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      03-22-2011 10:38 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      I actually managed to look under the car this morning and it's exactly like you said - it seems to have worked itself in a bit more and is pretty flush with the housing now. Phew, I was worried at first lol. I mean, I was certain we inserted it properly.

      How do I like it?

      I ****ing LOVE it dude. It's AWWWWWWEEEEEEEESOME. For lack of a better way to put it, the car just feels faster.
      Exactly! Glad it worked itself in properly. Did you tighten it up?

      Makes everything so much snappier and gives the driver real feedback which I love.

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      03-26-2011 02:55 PM #92
      Tossing around the idea of getting a bike for my commute. Would love a sports bike, but I love the look of the Harley Davidson Iron 883 Sportster.

      Any input?

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      03-26-2011 04:22 PM #93
      did you get the peadel in

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      03-26-2011 04:38 PM #94
      Not yet! Waiting for a free day.

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      03-26-2011 04:58 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      Tossing around the idea of getting a bike for my commute. Would love a sports bike, but I love the look of the Harley Davidson Iron 883 Sportster.

      Any input?

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      03-26-2011 05:01 PM #96
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      If you feel like dying go ahead...
      @ 45-50 mpg, its worth the risk!

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      03-26-2011 05:14 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      @ 45-50 mpg, its worth the risk!

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      Could probably snag a mk4 TDI for a little more than a bike

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      03-26-2011 06:56 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      Could probably snag a mk4 TDI for a little more than a bike
      Costs too much for car insurance. Plus maintenance is more.

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      03-26-2011 07:14 PM #99
      I couldn't agree more. Don't know where you live but during the time i lived in San Diego, the car rarely went to work with me unless it was raining. I really enjoyed the ride to and from work. Gas mileage is insane, excellent parking, and i could lane split at stop lights. I started on a Daytona 675and moved up to my current bike, a Ducati 848.

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      03-26-2011 07:47 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by devious duck View Post
      I couldn't agree more. Don't know where you live but during the time i lived in San Diego, the car rarely went to work with me unless it was raining. I really enjoyed the ride to and from work. Gas mileage is insane, excellent parking, and i could lane split at stop lights. I started on a Daytona 675and moved up to my current bike, a Ducati 848.
      Thanks for the input! The Daytona 675 is a gorgeous bike, add that to my list of stuff to look at. Suppose to best thing to do is get on some of these bikes and get an idea of how it feels to ride.

      I live just South of Orlando, FL. Lane splitting isn't legal here as it is in California, lol.
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      03-26-2011 09:29 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post

      I live just South of Orlando, FL. Lane splitting isn't legal here as it is in California, lol.
      aka texting while driving ville

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      03-27-2011 12:19 AM #102
      So how hard is it to do the glove box thingy??? This car is really commin along and as far as a bike goes, I ride. I have 04 Suzuki Marauder 1600, first bike too. All I can say is MPG is good stuff when you are in between paychecks. If you have a motorcycle trainng thing around you, take it! It made all the difference in the world and even guys with years of EXP were in my class and said they found things out they didn't know...plus ya get a discount on insurance after you pass...
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      03-27-2011 01:39 AM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      wat
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkNeo View Post
      Don't know it until you've tried it.

      Wasn't sure if I wanted to permanently have black calipers so I dipped them and it worked perfectly.

      Back to blue for now.

      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      @ 45-50 mpg, its worth the risk!
      I've had my class M license for over three years now, and it's definitely not worth it.

      When people buy bikes for commuting and to save on gas money, things get ugly quick.

      If you insist though, please take MSF course.

      http://online2.msf-usa.org/msf/Default.aspx

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      03-27-2011 01:42 AM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      If you insist though, please take MSF course.

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      03-27-2011 12:16 PM #105
      I appreciate your trying to save me from myself PSU, but just because I rationalize purchasing a bike for commuting doesn't mean I haven't ridden a bike and don't want one for the fun and joy of riding.

      My brother had a Kawasaki Ninja and I really enjoyed riding it, so I'm more or less using this as a good excuse for my other half. She wants me to get a CBR1000, I asked her if she wanted to be a single mom, lol. I'm wanting something less intense for my first bike.


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