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post #141 of 168 (permalink) Old 12-16-2017, 08:26 AM
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That paint looks gorgeous in those pictures. I would love to redo mine, in white.
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Had a four hour photoshoot last Sunday.... more pictures soon!
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Had a four hour photoshoot last Sunday.... more pictures soon!
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Those shots look amazing...especially love the dusk one, love the angle with the glow of it all.

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Great work!

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My BSK windshield surround FINALLY came in - I had my bodyshop paint the inner edge black and VERY lightly tint the remainder so that the weave direction change wouldn't be so obvious.

These are just test fit pictures - "urethaning" sometime this week... enjoy!

Oh I save 0.97 lbs. too (this surround is 0.76 lbs.) lol
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this is such a crazy build! The very definition of no expenses spared. Love it!
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Looks good Dark,

Loving how it is coming out. Have you gotten the car out much for any new photos?

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Looks good Dark,

Loving how it is coming out. Have you gotten the car out much for any new photos?
No - been finalizing all sorts of little things. I’ll have a lot more time to spend of her in about a month or so - just in time for Spring. Also added smoked LED fog lights in the front for added illumination “oomph” down the road when it’s dark. Pics for those soon.

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No - been finalizing all sorts of little things. I’ll have a lot more time to spend of her in about a month or so - just in time for Spring. Also added smoked LED fog lights in the front for added illumination “oomph” down the road when it’s dark. Pics for those soon.
I thought about doing an OEM look for fogs, but honestly haven't found anything I like. So really looking forward to what you found.

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Fog lights? They are not designed to get light far down the road.

I installed PIAA LED driving lights for that and for fast headlight flashing. Yes, I'm sometimes impatient....
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Foglights are in and connected in parallel to the headlights. I didn't want to have to wire yet another switch/relay/wiring...

Total added weight was 1.398 lbs.

It was a necessity because the center CF grill already had the fog light cutouts and I could not find a version that didn't have them.

I CAN see a lot better at night now lol.

And YES I was pressure bleeding my brakes at the same time the front wheels were off. No point doing a job twice

Windshield surround is taped up waiting for the temperature to be warmer for the urethane. It's in the 30's right now. Brrr!
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Foglights are in and connected in parallel to the headlights. I didn't want to have to wire yet another switch/relay/wiring... <img src="http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />

Total added weight was 1.398 lbs.

It was a necessity because the center CF grill already had the fog light cutouts and I could not find a version that didn't have them.

I CAN see a lot better at night now lol.

And YES I was pressure bleeding my brakes at the same time the front wheels were off. No point doing a job twice <img src="http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />

Windshield surround is taped up waiting for the temperature to be warmer for the urethane. It's in the 30's right now. Brrr!
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Those fogs look good!!! Nice work! Which model fogs are they?

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Those fogs look good!!! Nice work! Which model fogs are they?
These ones from eBay: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F391623456979

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Those fogs look good!!! Nice work! Which model fogs are they?
These ones from eBay: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F391623456979
I have been really hesistant on LED stuff, since the tech has to match, and I feel like light distance is not on par with halogen or HID. So update on your thoughts on the fogs would be great.

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Quick update - car is cosmetically complete All 50 pieces of carbon fiber
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Are you still running the carbon ceramic(?) brakes?

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Are you still running the carbon ceramic(?) brakes?
Yes! Frenos FTW.

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Yes! Frenos FTW.
Sounds like you love them. How have they worked out for you? Do the rotors have a wear indicator or you have to weigh them to verify if they need replacing?

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Sounds like you love them. How have they worked out for you? Do the rotors have a wear indicator or you have to weigh them to verify if they need replacing?
WAY too early to tell. I have literally driven 1800 miles in the past three years since they were installed. Still brand new.

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