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      01-25-2020, 01:45 PM   #705
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I am actually holding out on this. I really want a GTS one, but cant stomach issues with panel gaps so am super nervous about replacing the stock one.
Same here, someone take the risk and report back lol.
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      01-28-2020, 03:01 PM   #706
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Same here, someone take the risk and report back lol.
I was going to do it, but it seems to be somewhat high risk. Not because the hood might not fit, but because in order to get the paint right, you have the blend the fenders and bumper. At that point, you can't go back to stock without painting again. Local high-end paint shop quoted me $2k, which I'm not going to do on a $1k hood that might not fit 100%.

I'm tempted to find a smaller shop that would just paint the hood -- anyone do this?
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      01-28-2020, 03:19 PM   #707
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That's hot. Same look I'm looking I'm going for.

Where'd you get the diffuser?
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      01-28-2020, 09:22 PM   #708
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Continuing the above post, just to add that NONE of these are pre-drilled. The drilling part is one of the most time consuming part because of how precise you have to drill it and if you follow their pre-marked holes, you will fail miserably and end up creating another hole.

Spent the whole day installing the side skirts and rear diffuser at home, had to run to the hardware store twice.

Center Diffuser:
Fitment: 9/10
Finish: 9/10 (small weave imperfections here and there)
Difficulty: 7/10 (more time consuming and frustrating than difficult)

The middle portion took me 2 hours to adjust it evenly. There are little rails where the diffuser sits on top of and when one side sits on top, the other side pops back out. If you leave it like that, the diffuser will look very uneven. My solution was to just let them both sit off the rails, which causes the common "bowing" effect. It isn't so bad in my case, but I didn't get to take a good picture of it.

Side diffusers:
Fitment: 9.5/10 (may have something to do with the center diffuser )
Finish: 10/10
Difficulty: 1/10 (just make sure you have long enough screws, these fins are thicc. 2" long, you're welcome. )

I prefer the rear to have the smallest gap while making sure the diffuser doesn't poke in front of the bumper instead of having the fin completely flush with the bumper. One side was perfect, the other side has a small gap. From the side view it looks like it is poking in front but that's the inside's thickness.

Side skirts:
Fitment: 10/10
Finish: 9.5/10 (very minor weave imperfections)
Difficulty: 1/10 (just make sure you have SHORT enough screws. 3/4" long, you're welcome. )

Hard to find the right tightness to screw the screws, too much and you will bend the splitter causing bowing and the tape to detach.





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can you link the skirts?
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      01-29-2020, 01:50 AM   #709
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Has anyone jumped on the GTS style metal hoods on ebay? I'm not wild about fiberglass structurally.

Example 1

Example 2

EDIT: Looks like several people already asked the question in this thread. Whoops.


I bought example one, will post pics in a few weeks when my cars finished. Hood arrives on the 30th.
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      01-29-2020, 02:36 AM   #710
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A lot of people have been PMing me about where to get the parts, but here's the thing. Every seller ships from the same factory, so find the seller with the lowest prices with the best feedback/# of sales. For me, I went with the lowest price and a seller with 90%+ ratings. Prices keep changing and my seller wasn't the easiest to deal with, so I would not give my seller extra business.

Here's a fun little comparison, the black M4 emblem made a huge difference. The spoiler looked a little out of place before that.

Before spoiler:


After spoiler:


After Black M4 emblem:


After Carbon fiber exhaust tips + 15mm/15mm spacers:


Very close to finishing. Could have definitely went with 20mm front and 18mm rear. Will wrap the fender trim this weekend, then wrap the front lip with a CRT trim and also front reflectors.
Then possibly Stage 1 with midpipe mod. Car definitely needs to be lowered... Let's see how long I'll last before ordering coilovers.
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A lot of people have been PMing me about where to get the parts, but here's the thing. Every seller ships from the same factory, so find the seller with the lowest prices with the best feedback/# of sales. For me, I went with the lowest price and a seller with 90%+ ratings. Prices keep changing and my seller wasn't the easiest to deal with, so I would not give my seller extra business.

Here's a fun little comparison, the black M4 emblem made a huge difference. The spoiler looked a little out of place before that.

Before spoiler:


After spoiler:


After Black M4 emblem:


After Carbon fiber exhaust tips + 15mm/15mm spacers:


Very close to finishing. Could have definitely went with 20mm front and 18mm rear. Will wrap the fender trim this weekend, then wrap the front lip with a CRT trim and also front reflectors.
Then possibly Stage 1 with midpipe mod. Car definitely needs to be lowered... Let's see how long I'll last before ordering coilovers.

ever since i put on the front lip (v style), my thoughts of lowering the car went away since im already having trouble clearing not so steep entrances at stock height, hard to have to do some type of angle every time depending on the traffic. i suppose it wouldnt matter as much if its a poly lip since those are quite durable against low speed scratches.

those front wheel gap is horrible but guess gota decide if its worth the inconvenience
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Anyone have experience with seller Motorfansclub? I see products from them on Amazon and Ebay.
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Hella downforce
I have this same lip spoiler sitting in my garage waiting for install (been too cold lately) but have been debating where to put the tape. Did you do some on the bottom part that also touches the back of the trunk? Or just along the top trunk line?
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I have this same lip spoiler sitting in my garage waiting for install (been too cold lately) but have been debating where to put the tape. Did you do some on the bottom part that also touches the back of the trunk? Or just along the top trunk line?
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I did it on both since I had enough tape. Probably overkill, but it's whatever.

One thing I'd mention is make sure the tape gets all the way to the tips. One of the tips on mine is raised slightly because I didn't get the tape far enough to the edge...
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anyone here have luck with TPMS sensors off eBay? thanks in advance!
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anyone here have luck with TPMS sensors off eBay? thanks in advance!
These work for me https://www.ebay.com/itm/TPMS-Tire-S...72.m2749.l2649
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I did it on both since I had enough tape. Probably overkill, but it's whatever.

One thing I'd mention is make sure the tape gets all the way to the tips. One of the tips on mine is raised slightly because I didn't get the tape far enough to the edge...
Thank you... appreciate the reply. When I have some time I'll probably prep the tape on the lip so I can install when the weather changes a bit. I already ceramic coated it so it's ready to install. And I've got a huge roll of 3M, so I'll overkill it.
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Thank you... appreciate the reply. When I have some time I'll probably prep the tape on the lip so I can install when the weather changes a bit. I already ceramic coated it so it's ready to install. And I've got a huge roll of 3M, so I'll overkill it.
that stuff is so strong I'm kinda worried about having to take it off haha

that's a problem for future me though
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Thank you... appreciate the reply. When I have some time I'll probably prep the tape on the lip so I can install when the weather changes a bit. I already ceramic coated it so it's ready to install. And I've got a huge roll of 3M, so I'll overkill it.
that stuff is so strong I'm kinda worried about having to take it off haha

that's a problem for future me though
HAHA... My thoughts exactly... I mean, I did get the stock one off... It's just heat and a lot of patience that I'm usually lacking halfway through.
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Thank you... appreciate the reply. When I have some time I'll probably prep the tape on the lip so I can install when the weather changes a bit. I already ceramic coated it so it's ready to install. And I've got a huge roll of 3M, so I'll overkill it.
that stuff is so strong I'm kinda worried about having to take it off haha

that's a problem for future me though
HAHA... My thoughts exactly... I mean, I did get the stock one off... It's just heat and a lot of patience that I'm usually lacking halfway through.
Use fishing line to cut the adhesive and then get yourself one of these:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00063VT0G..._bD4oEb5KWHP74
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Thank you... appreciate the reply. When I have some time I'll probably prep the tape on the lip so I can install when the weather changes a bit. I already ceramic coated it so it's ready to install. And I've got a huge roll of 3M, so I'll overkill it.
that stuff is so strong I'm kinda worried about having to take it off haha

that's a problem for future me though
HAHA... My thoughts exactly... I mean, I did get the stock one off... It's just heat and a lot of patience that I'm usually lacking halfway through.
Use fishing line to cut the adhesive and then get yourself one of these:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00063VT0G..._bD4oEb5KWHP74
I usually do floss.... but yeah, I need one of these
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