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Installed a new/used steering wheel today.

Mine was a mess from the previous owner.




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Installed a new/used steering wheel today.

Mine was a mess from the previous owner.




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I would put a 3m bra on your chrome plate by your shifter...u r scratching it with whatever u have on it. And u cannot blame the previous owner for new scratches.
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What did you do to your Sky today?

Lol. Thanks. Yeah thatís an odb reader. It doesnít stay there, itís got the soft side of Velcro on it so I can keep it under the dash when Iím not using it.

Thanks for the heads up though.

My car has that 3m bra on it, thatís the next thing to go. I hate the way it looks. Although I know it does its job.


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Also bought the OEM luggage rack and that is still in box
You should sell this to me!
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Charge tubes went in today.
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You should sell this to me!
I have the rack too, bought a Kappasphere rack new in box from a forum member last summer. Need to get the tape (or whatever it is) to go under the straps, and hopefully get it on there this month.

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I believe Cityboy has the factory luggage rack.
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Lol. Thanks. Yeah thatís an odb reader. It doesnít stay there, itís got the soft side of Velcro on it so I can keep it under the dash when Iím not using it.

Thanks for the heads up though.

My car has that 3m bra on it, thatís the next thing to go. I hate the way it looks. Although I know it does its job.


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I realize that is a Fl car...and do not know how bad the sun caused any sun damage to the bra...mine is 12 yrs old and still pristine. If u r unhappy with the look of the bra...I would consider getting another installed. They are not cheap but worth the money.
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Anyone know of a good light reference for installing lights in the quarter panel fake vents?
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anyone know of a good light reference for installing lights in the quarter panel fake vents?
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Yeah, I know you are correct.

This was the second one the past owner installed since he bought it new.

I look into it. Thank you.

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I realize that is a Fl car...and do not know how bad the sun caused any sun damage to the bra...mine is 12 yrs old and still pristine. If u r unhappy with the look of the bra...I would consider getting another installed. They are not cheap but worth the money.





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New pads and rotors today.

Original rotors were warped.






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New pads and rotors today.

Original rotors were warped.






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Nice. Did you paint the calipers yourself?

How much did rotors and pads run ya?

Any specific pads?
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Finally got around to replacing the lights behind the AC controller. 2 of them burned out while PO had the car. Decided to replace all 3 with white LED and remove the amber filter.
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Nice. Did you paint the calipers yourself?

How much did rotors and pads run ya?

Any specific pads?
New brakes are always a good thing, when driving among the masses. An upgrade to OEM set up looks like it? Local shop or did you DIY? Is this the first brake job to your car? Nothing from the previous owner/history of brake replacement before you bought it?

Current mileage on the odo? New fluid during this replacement too? Brake lines still factory rubber lines? Hub bolts torqued?

I only ask here because mine is about to go in for this same job in 90 days. Pretty much everything here that needs replacement. On my To Do list...
I have my budget for this factory replacement, and a pre-inspection done recently by the local dealership of the worse case, we will have to order the parts in.

10 years with 42k on the odo, bout time for a full over haul of mine. Most important system every day real world part of the car imo. Key starts it. Very important part. Steering wheel, yeah that part helps Big time, pretty important part for the point A to point B theory. Gas pedal makes it go fast.. err faster where/when I want too. Another important part to this car/travel/freedom puzzle.

However.. when going somewhere, anywhere.. you do have to stop on occasion, so I've heard. With the masses of
today's distracted drivers, new brakes and stopping power confidence restored when using the key, steering wheel, gas pedal approach to movement and sometimes... stoppage among the masses is money well spent. IT might just save your life one day. IT might hurt your wallet or credit card "now"..but you will thank yourself with this improvement/upgrade to your ride, when your "not" checking into the emergency room later...

Brakes replacement bill.. Oh my $$$. Emergency room visit bill.. $$$ Oh my and then some... if you make it?

Calipers look good. You paint the hubs too? Mine needs that done too, showing some wear/tear after 42K. Birds, little tiny ones sit on the back of my calipers during rain storms. Cleaning solution, brush, rinse, repeat as necessary. Times 4 wheels/rims adds up the beer meter cleaning prospects. I would like to eliminate the cleaning part, but keep the beer part.

I would re-check these new parts again after 1K miles or so, just to make sure everything you just replaced is wearing evenly now, before you put any serious miles on it later. Quick check of your brakes, new or old here "before" you travel any distance is always a good practice we sometimes, most of the times, almost never do when applying the key to the ignition, turning the wheel, right foot application process. When your foot goes to the other pedal, yeah that one... as you stop your car, you can feel the expenses you paid for this brake replacement Oh Snap panic stop there goes $50 bucks well spent... bleed off the rotors and brake pads as you stop hopefully in the nick of time? That is better than the alternative of bleeding and expenses in the emergency room.

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