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Old 02-25-2019, 05:24 PM   #15
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I'm envious that you have access to machine tools. I worked at a machine shop for a while in college and man, I could do anything after work!
Did you have a dogbone insert before moving to the full mount? I'm wondering what your take on NVH is after the install.
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Old 02-25-2019, 05:51 PM   #16
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I'm envious that you have access to machine tools. I worked at a machine shop for a while in college and man, I could do anything after work!
Did you have a dogbone insert before moving to the full mount? I'm wondering what your take on NVH is after the install.
Yea shop access helps tremendously when dealing with slightly ill fitted parts.
I did not have a dogbone insert before, did not want to risk pairing it with my worn mounts.

That being said I cannot comment on NVH.
I changed my engine/trans mounts a week ago and that was noticeable increase in Noise, not so much Vibration and harshness.

But since this round I changed struts, springs, and the pendulum mount it is actually less NVH than before.
Probably because my struts were pretty worn and caused a lot of road NVH.
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:26 PM   #17
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Replaced my scuffed up emergency brake handle.
Got cheap one off eBay, surprised by the initial quality.
Not identical to stock one but actually seems more matched with other interior items like the soft touch surfaces.
Handle is a bit softer than stock as well.
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:55 PM   #18
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Removed MDi center console and replaced it with one with no MDi.
Required me to replace the air duct to the rear as well.
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:57 PM   #19
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Had to open up my gauge to clean this out
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Seemed like it was a water stain.
Not quite sure how or when it got in there but easy enough to open and clean.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:00 PM   #20
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Added some rice to the car with some carbon mirror covers.
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Since its the cheap stuff it weighs more than the stock covers lol.
Did it so I could have some matching carbon parts.
I'll be adding a real carbon fiber spoiler to the car soon, just fixing some surface scratches and cracks first.
Got it for quite a good price.

Worst case scenario I'll just paint over the carbon if I dont like.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:19 PM   #21
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Removed MDi center console and replaced it with one with no MDi.

Required me to replace the air duct to the rear as well.

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Do you have all the part numbers for this?
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:22 PM   #22
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Had to open up my gauge to clean this out
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Seemed like it was a water stain.
Not quite sure how or when it got in there but easy enough to open and clean.
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How did you open it?

Center console looks awesome
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:29 AM   #23
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Do you have all the part numbers for this?
Center console:
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:31 AM   #24
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How did you open it?

Center console looks awesome
Pull trim piece above steering wheel and gauge.
Remove two screws, then the gauge cluster comes out.

Once out unplug from back.
To open it’s just 4 screws in the back.
I believe they’re t10s.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:53 AM   #25
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Thanks! Where’d you order them from?
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:18 AM   #26
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Thanks! Where’d you order them from?
I got the center console from ECS and the vent from dealership.
Honestly should’ve just bought both from dealership as ECS sent wrong one initially.
Center should be about $100 and vent $50
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:39 PM   #27
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Added my carbon fiber spoiler that I repaired some cracks and scratches.
Fitment is decent, it lays entirely over the git spoiler and lifts up a bit too much near front top corners but not a big deal for me.
Now Removed because of unsatisfactory fitment, will try to reseat later. From the limited time on my car a new crack has appeared. Will be reinforcing the front lip with epoxy to ensure no new cracks develop when I reinstall.
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Old 04-12-2019, 02:53 PM   #28
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Put some new wheels on her couple days ago.
No more running a mismatched set and trying to paint aha.
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Going to be upgrading front sway bar, front control arm bushings, and installing lower subframe deadset kit this weekend.
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