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 ukrman - 92 MX-3 GS 
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awesome ride
once you get it lowered, perfect ride

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December 22 2008, 5:30 AM
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yeah I have eibach springs all ready to go, just don't have time to do it, hopefully get it done by spring time :)

daninski: I should be getting ryans rings soon, so i'll play around and see if I should leave the CF bezel in the back or just remove it and have the rings there

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I'm excited to have a little bit of my work on that sexiness.

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December 22 2008, 12:58 PM
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Ryan, as anyone tried to place your "rings of fortune" into the CF bezel ?
If it works, how much for a set + shipping to Portugal ?

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December 22 2008, 4:12 PM
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I think I'm gonna try ti fit the rings into the CF bezel, just not sure how its gonna look, but I'll take some pictures.

Anyways, I was watching the speed channel the other week, and on "two guys garage" they were talking about 3M Headlight Restoration Kit. Looked kinda interesting, so I decided to buy it and try it out. Lets just say it worked awesome, the pictures don't do the justice lol.

So this is what I used
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here are some before pictures, they didn't look too trerrible since I polished them last year.
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Now, masked off all the trim so it doesn't get damaged
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first step: 500 grit
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second step: 800 grit
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third step: 3000 grit wet sanding
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final step: polish
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I also bought some 3M Scotchguard Headlight protector, but I think I'm gonna put it on when it gets a little warmer (instructions say 60-90 F, and its below 20 here in NJ)

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decided to install clear side markers. I got the from ebay, but quality wasn't superb, alot of gaps between the glass and the housing so I used clear silicone to seal it, so that water doesn't get insode and for it up. Also I put on a layer of 3M Headlight Protector Film so that they don't get yellow and stuff. Took less than 10 min to install :)

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So I finally got Ryan's rings :) but had a big dilemma on how to install them...

So this is how my gauges looked like before
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Now I had a couple options on how to do this

Option 1: Take everything off and make it look factory again
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Option 2: Only install the rings without the CF bezel
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Option 3: Install the rings with the CF bezel
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Option 4: Paint the rings and install them with the CF bezel
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I decided to go with option 4, not crazy with how it came out, but it will do for now. I think eventually I will re-do it.

Before I could start, i had to re-glue my CF bezel cause its been on for like 2 years and was starting to peel off. I used some epoxy and gorilla crazy glue to get this done. When I was gluing the rings, some glue got on my finger and then I touched the bezel.... tried to wipe it off and just made it worse....
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Just to clarify, the rings fit into the bezel with slight modification of the CF bezel. The hole in the bezel was a little to small, so I just used a razor blade to take off about 1mm all around to have a nice snug fit, also used gorilla glue just to make sure they don't come off.

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December 30 2008, 6:16 PM
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I'm thinking I should have left the rings unpainted...... just looks cheeeeeezy

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Ya, but I think it only looks out of place because there's nothing else red

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December 30 2008, 7:23 PM
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my goal was to eventually redo my interior with some black and red leather or suede so that's why I painted those rings red...... I though it would look a little better lol

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not true...it matches the hazard button! :freak:
it looks ok to me! im sure it'll look better if u decide to do the black n red suede 2!

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After recovering from good new years party at NYC, I decided to finish up my intake project. Awhile back, I bough HKS intake from Nissan 240SX for like $35 on ebay. I polished the pipe, and replaced the filter and it came out awesome IMO.

Here's the pipe when I just first got it
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New filter
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After replacing the old filter
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After polishing the pipe (took a couple hours and still not perfect)
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A couple pics of everyhting installed
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Cool mod man, I like that :)


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yeah looks good man... I think I even like the rings/cf bezel... definately different but looks really aggressive...

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Its slowly growing on me....... but I still think the red rings look kinda out of place.... maybe if i ever get the time and money to redo my interior with red/black leather or suede, maybe it'll look a little more natural

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