such grim, vry kvlt, wow.
Still just in the humble beginnings, but things are starting to come together more so I figured I'd get started on one of these, as there's plenty of spend yet spent!
-Black vinyl roof wrap
-CS plate relocate
-Gunmetal MS3 wheels
-OEM fog light kit
-BC BR coils
-DDM 35w 6000k HID low beams
-CS MS3 RSB
WAITING TO INSTALL:
-Red-out tail light vinyl (although I'll probably end up just going with VHT, vinyl's a beezy!)
-Leftover roof vinyl on interior trim
-Interim Home Depot lip
-Re-upholster door cards
-Bayson-R wind deflectors
-Bodymatched grill insert
-Painted HL housings
-STI lip (if: poor impulse control, then: GV lip)
-OEM LED tails
-OEM side sills
-Tune? (likely OTS)
THE STORY SO FAR:
03-01-14. I pick dat ass up from the dealership, my first real grown-up car, only 16.5k on her. Here's the first picture I took.
Obligatory first mods: Tint 'n' Dip, these were all done within a week or so. Chrome basic as fuq tho.
Some time later, 2-3 weeks maybe, I decided to go for something a bit more challenging and wrap my roof. I waffled on DIYing it for a bit, but getting quoted like $350+ from 3 different shops was all the motivation I needed. Didn't turn out perfect, but definitely passable, and I can certainly live with it for now.
Several minutes later, @fizyliftingdrnks is parting out his 2.5 hatch and I snag his CS plate relocate while supplies last. @Sublime27 did most of the work installing it because I'm a shitheel and just stood around lurking the other cars, sorry dood! During this same trip I also went and picked up some coils from @Noir. Here's the bracket installed. Need some bumper plugs!
BONUS: when I was picking up the plate bracket and coils, a shiny-ass barely driven set of MS3 wheels quite literally rolled into my lap... figuratively. Couldn't have worked out better and I went and picked those up the next weekend. They look so much more natural on my car than the stock 16s did, it's a little silly. So what if they're heavy as balls, I say! That gap tho.
Meanwhile, in the present day, OEM fog kit goes in ezpz. By far the most "difficult" portion of this install is dropping the bumper. Which itself is more tedious than difficult, as everyone knows. A small improvement but I knew I wanted them from the day I picked up the car so I was pretty happy to get it squared away. Will upgrade with the CS LED conversion in the near future.
UNTIL NEXT TIME! ( *~*)\m/