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Old Thu, Oct-20-2016, 05:01:38 AM   #21
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Oh yeah, here it was featured on rare cars for sale:

http://www.rarecarsforsaleblog.com/2...lution-gsr-se/
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Yeah apparently I skimmed over the whole degloved testicle thing. I just googled it and stuck with text. Eesh. Glad to hear that everyone has recovered!
Make sure your harnesses are extra tight - uncomfortably tight My mistake learned the hard way. Essentially my body tried to submarine out of the seat and the strap caught me in the worst way.

The tailbone injury hurts more than the degloving, believe it or not.
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Make sure your harnesses are extra tight - uncomfortably tight My mistake learned the hard way. Essentially my body tried to submarine out of the seat and the strap caught me in the worst way.

The tailbone injury hurts more than the degloving, believe it or not.
Speak of the devil and the devil shall appear!



Glad we got out of that with mostly just a good story...

I think my general rule from now on, will be to only get into cars with someone that has more experience than I do.
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Old Thu, Oct-20-2016, 04:53:40 PM   #24
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So, I get a lot of shit for this, but I often have a certain aesthetic in mind for my cars (even if it's meaningless in regards to lap times) and this is no different with my E36M.

This car came with angel eyes that look great on cars that have them from the factory, but doesn't "feel" right to me on the E36M.

Call me a purist or whatever, but I decided to remove them.



Because I feel the incandescent halogen bulbs on cars from the '90s are a bit dated and don't illuminate the road all that great, I opted to get some eBay LEDs (in the interest of cost savings) for the fog lamps:



I then decided to get some 35w HIDs from DDM Tuning. I really like that these are plug-and-play.

I had to get some electrical cleaner and some Noalox for the connectors since they were a bit corroded.

HID on the left and Halogen on the right for comparison:



Both HIDs installed:



For 5000K they look very blue, but I'm not expecting much with $70 HIDs from Taiwan. I'll be happy if they last a year.
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Thanks for the previous reply.

Don't blame you for removing the halo/angel eyes, I personally don't like them either.

That PnP hid kit doesn't look like 5k, its so blue like you said...

Good progress though
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Thanks for the previous reply.

Don't blame you for removing the halo/angel eyes, I personally don't like them either.

That PnP hid kit doesn't look like 5k, its so blue like you said...

Good progress though
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As part of my tweaks to the car's aesthetics, I decided to finish what the last owner started with the removal of chrome from the car.

The kidney grills had already been swapped over to matte black:



I picked up some OEM badges and decided to plasti-dip them so if I ever sell the car I can just remove it with some WD-40, versus paint which would require new badges.



Masked off the locations to make placing the new badges a snap. Who needs to measure?



Used masking tape to cover the OEM livery stripes.



Final product (crappy pic)



Matte black is not ideal for the purists out there, but the black compliments the Dakar much better than chrome plated accents.

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Cool build and story.

I'm pretty sure I follow your old Type R on instagram.
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Cool build and story.

I'm pretty sure I follow your old Type R on instagram.
If you follow this, then you're right!

https://www.instagram.com/type_k/

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Call me a purist or whatever, but I decided to remove them.
I think you're in good company here.

Except for the plasti-dip. But that's just me. Keep it up man.
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