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I've been slowly building up the interior and exterior on my Elise over the past couple years, and finally got a chance to take some decent pics. It's still a work in progress, but at a point now where I'm pretty happy with the car and how it's turned out.

Here's a couple teaser pics while I get all the photos uploaded! Maybe you can figure out why I call it storm trooper :)





 

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Looking good so far!
 

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Alright, rest of the pics are up, and the full mod list is below! All the work was done by CarNutz Customz in Bellevue, WA, to my exacting specifications :) Jim Pan and the rest of the guys there are a real stand-up bunch, and real perfectionists at the work they do!

=== EXTERIOR ===
6000K HID's from Ekological
LED city/parking lights
Matte-black powdercoated Toybox Hethel forged rims
Goodyear Eagle F1 205/45ZR-16 (front) and 245/40ZR-17 (rear)
Raised Lotus lettering on rear
Black/silver front and wheel emblems from BWR
Blacked-out side markers and taillights
20% tint on side/rear windows
Larini Euro-style Exhaust
Rear Euro-style grills

=== INTERIOR ===
Polished Bollock shift knob
Polished indicator stalks
Polished e-brake cover
S111 carpet buttons
Alcantara (Sensuede Black Ebony) dash
Alcantara air bag cover
Alcantara e-brake boot and shifter boot
Alcantara door inserts, with quilted-stitch teardrop inserts
Alcantara quilted-stitch seat inserts (w/ extra padding)
Alcantara binnacle
Alcantara subwoofer mounting ring
Piano black lacquer center console
Piano black lacquer door sills
Piano black lacquer steering column
Piano black lacquer climate controls cover
Piano black lacquer air vent covers
Piano black lacquer subwoofer and amp enclosures

=== STEREO ===
McIntosh MX5000 head unit imported from Japan
McIntosh MCC301M subwoofer amplifier
Alpine PDX.450
Focal CV100 (front) and Focal CV135 (rear)
Critical Mass LS122 12" subwoofer with custom grill/cover
Fiberglass subwoofer enclosure behind seats
Fiberglass/acrylic amp enclosure in raised trunk floor
Auxiliary "iPod" connector in driver's side "spare change" cubby

=== MISCELLANEOUS ===
Daytime Running Lights Disabled
Extended car alarm antenna
Uni-key from BWR
DarthHOLDER cup holder

Things I still want to do:
Reverie CF diffuser
Reverie CF side scoops
Katana or BWR supercharger :evil:











































 

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I'm not much for changing a car that is pretty perfect, but you've done this in very good taste. Love the McIntosh. Nice job.
 

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the rear lights are amazing
 

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Everything looks great!!! What tail lights are those? I love that look.

Edit- I was looking at the pics for a while and didn't reload to see that someone already asked about the lights!
 

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WOW! Looks Amazing.

Can you post a high-res pictures.. 1920 x 1200


 

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WOW. :bow:

If you don't mind, could you share with us where you got some of the modifications done, and the cost involved?

Thanks in advance!
 

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I love the rear LED black and red combo. Good job. This makes the car looks more than its worth. :)

I wish the car comes like this from factory!!
 

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How do the piano black interior components hold up handprints, scratches, dirt, etc. I gave some serious consideration to trying that myself but was worried.

Also, if you could post a few more photos of those components that would be great.

Overall, this is one of the best-looking interiors on any Lotus I have ever seen.
 

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Simplist thought: Those shots, and that car, look fantastic!
 

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Awesome

Awesome!
 

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Everything looks great!!! What tail lights are those? I love that look.

Edit- I was looking at the pics for a while and didn't reload to see that someone already asked about the lights!
They are the stock 06 taillights, just tinted black. CarNutz used a paint, not a film, to make them that way. The side markers were done the same way.
 

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Looks Amazing! And who did the work and how can they help me out?
 

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WOW. :bow:

If you don't mind, could you share with us where you got some of the modifications done, and the cost involved?

Thanks in advance!
ALL the work was done by CarNutz, so your best bet is to talk to Jim Pan there (425-641-0922). I think I installed the shift knob and carpet buttons myself, that was about it :) I can say however that the piano black lacquer is waaaay cheaper than doing wet lay carbon fiber pieces, and the rest of the work is competitively priced as well. Definitely less than what I've seen dealers charging for similar items (painted consoles, alcantara dashboards, etc...).

Also, for those who don't know, CarNutz is one of the best known customization shops on the west coast, you can see their work in numerous magazines and at carshows. Some of their best known cars are a crazy blue Gallardo (featured in ML&E June '07) and an even crazier CL600 (coming up in a future MLE issue). The quality of their work is up there with Brabus or Mansory, in my opinion.
 
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