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Had my center console and ac surround painted by a body shop...graphite grey to match. Came out nice I think!
I like the headunit removal! What tray insert is that? Do you have speakers or did you remove them and put plates as well?
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applying ceramic coating, CQuartz to be exact, from CarPro.
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I like the headunit removal! What tray insert is that? Do you have speakers or did you remove them and put plates as well?
It's a porsche part -- not cheap but fits perfectly and has a nice rubber bottom. I also removed the rear speakers and replaced them with an abs cover panel, will also do the fronts when I try and take the dashboard apart to get rid of some rattles...
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I like the headunit removal! What tray insert is that? Do you have speakers or did you remove them and put plates as well?
It's a porsche part -- not cheap but fits perfectly and has a nice rubber bottom. I also removed the rear speakers and replaced them with an abs cover panel, will also do the fronts when I try and take the dashboard apart to get rid of some rattles...
Whats the total weight savings? 🙂
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Ended up replacing my rear mesh grills with these from GRP. I've tried a few different mesh setups, these are in my opinion the best options. The ones that mount under the lid with double-sided tape just look a little bit home-made when looking at them from underneath (any time you're looking at the engine bay). I like these that mount on top, with a bit more of a substantial frame, much better.
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Replaced the cheapo red reflector in the door sill with a 3D printed part. That bike reflector always annoyed me, safe or not. More in [this thread](https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f25...covers-459758/).
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Added the extended view mirrors from Really Light Stuff (https://www.reallylightstuff.com/pro...nt=11478934534). Takes a bit to get used to the compressed outer range of view, but once you do, much improved. I don't even too-much mind the alien face logo
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Hi,

I did a lot of changes to the car due to accident so I took the chance to rebuild the car

1- Changed body color
2- Installed new Difflow diffuser
3- Installed silenced Larini cat back + BOE QS Exhaust
4- Front HID low beam
5- Front LED Indicators
6- Rear Clam Hinge installed.

it took a lot of $$$ but it had to be done.
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1. Adjusted the passenger side window so that it actually meets the weatherstrip on the top. That should help with interior dampness. Found an inspector signature on the door card.
2. Went to the one Walgreens in town and found a bottle of Peak Global Lifetime premix. Topped up the header tank - had lost a little coolant when resolving the leak at the right side radiator hose.
3. Found the cause of my damp boot - opened the lid in a drizzle and discovered a droplet of water hanging on the screws holding the louvers to the lid. This was after adjusting the lid latch to clamp tighter.
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I added some temporary lightness
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Clutch job? Looks easier than doing it on my ST184 Celica...
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Clutch job? Looks easier than doing it on my ST184 Celica...
Yes, my ACT HDSS let go after just 6000 miles

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Yes, my ACT HDSS let go after just 6000 miles

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i feel like this has happened too many times recently to raise some questions about the quality of ACT moving forward...

not good for what was the go-to clutch of choice around here

'05 ST Elise: DHP exhaust, Quantum Zero's, Forge MS radiator, s111 v3 eliminator, s111 DSbrace, ce28n, ic7 dash...
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i feel like this has happened too many times recently to raise some questions about the quality of ACT moving forward...



not good for what was the go-to clutch of choice around here


Anyone have a secondary recommendation for clutch replacement other than act? I will want to do mine when my rev400 kit gets installed.


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Anyone have a secondary recommendation for clutch replacement other than act? I will want to do mine when my rev400 kit gets installed.


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personally, southbend or clutchmaster would be where I would look when it comes time for me to replace...


https://www.southbendclutch.com/clutches/2894/
https://www.gregsraceparts.com/collections/drivetrain

& for what its worth, i would also stick with a stock flywheel (over lightened options) based on the feedback ive read over the years with the 2zz/c6x trans

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Anyone have a secondary recommendation for clutch replacement other than act? I will want to do mine when my rev400 kit gets installed.
I just ordered an Exedy stage 1 from BOE
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Harry at A-1 Automotive replaced the master brake booster. First part that actually broke on my 05 Elise at 82K miles. Zero brake pressure. Only regular maintenance and upgrades up to now. Brake on a dime again. Love my Elise still after 11 years of ownership.



Had AAA flat bed tow to Harry's.
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applying ceramic coating, CQuartz to be exact, from CarPro.
How long was the entire process? Easy? And how much for the product?

Modded but still NA!
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How long was the entire process? Easy? And how much for the product?

the cost of the product can be from $60 to $120, depending which kit you get but its the time you prep the car for the coating is the biggest part of the job. Ceramic coating is semi-permanent so you need to remove all defects otherwise you'll be seeing those defects for the next couple of years and there is nothing you can do about it!

Easy? Well it all depends in the condition of your car but I've found other than a new car (and there can be potentially a lot of work on a new car too!), there's lots of work to be done.

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For the past couple of years, after a season of driving I'd find that the rubber cover over the front brake bleed screws was wet and there was a little fluid in the screw itself. I added a little extra turn to the screws after bleeding but still found they were a little leaky. After searching for the AP Racing part online and deciding that they are only available from the UK, I went over to NAPA and found the exact right part (steel, M10x1, 32mm long) for about $2 each. The NAPA screws even have a more traditional nipple shape that is better at grasping the tube when bleeding.

Easy job, just put a paper towel around the screw, unscrew the old one and screw in the new one, don't pressurize the system. Barely any fluid leaks out. I then bled the brakes with my Motive, removing the calipers and rotating them around to make sure there were no new bubbles (there weren't) and everything seems tight and well sealed.

The original parts were warn at the sealing surface so it was time to replace them.
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