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      11-19-2012, 04:01 AM   #1
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Finally made it to the promised land!

It has been a couple years, and a couple deployments, in the making, but I finally made it down to LTMW. I was able to get in on the walnut shell blasting group buy and the guys at LTMW were able to coordinate coming down for that service and a few other things.
After making the 3-hour drive down I was greeted by Phil and he gave me the plan for the day.

The rental car showed up shortly thereafter and was super convenient as the office is just down the street from LTMW. I decided to come back and watch some of the "action" before I headed out for some sight-seeing. In that short time, they already had the front bumper off, the new wheels on

and had started the CDV delete

Next was pulling apart the motor for the AR Design OCC and then the Walnut Shell Blasting

It ended up taking the whole day - I'm sure my "Hey guys, what about this?" type comments didn't help - but it was definitely worth it. I think the Mtech front really improved the looks of the car and the new wheels capped off the clean look I was going for. I'm running Cades Apollo (Silver) 19's (19x8.5 and 19x9.5) with Hankook Ventus V12 235/35 and 275/30 in the rear to avoid the stretched look (not hating, just not my cup of tea). There is some rubbing when I have a couple hundred pounds of tires and other parts in the back, but otherwise its okay. Probably not looking to lower the car any further (at least without a fender roll) since this is my DD.
Special thanks to:
Long, Phil, Melissa and the rest of the gang at LTMW - a class act!
Michael at Performancealloys.com for getting me the Cades Apollo in such a short time frame
Kyle at TireRack
Duy at Bavarian Exclusive for the good deal on TPMS
European Auto Source for the smoked side markers
Panacos81 for sharing his wheel details
The Infamous for the photoshop that sealed the deal on the wheels

All finished...for now





All the lights are a pretty close match now


Probably what everyone wants to see





You can see how nicely the OCC sits in the engine bay...almost looks OEM.



Not too much more planned for the car, at least for a while. The cool thing is that when you spend at $hitLoad of $$ at LTMW, you might have to deal with some bitching from the Mrs., but at least you get a clean looking ride, and a free T-shirt!
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Awesome thread, and sick car! Thank you for your service!!
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nice wheels
great looking car overall.. could use a drop but you mentioned you dont want one..

they didnt sent me the wheel caps when i got them
if you dont want them sent them to me
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Wow that looks extremely clean..nicely done.
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nice wheels
great looking car overall.. could use a drop but you mentioned you dont want one..

they didnt sent me the wheel caps when i got them
if you dont want them sent them to me
Sure thing, just pm me your info and I can send them over.

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Awesome thread, and sick car! Thank you for your service!!
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Wow that looks extremely clean..nicely done.
Thank you.

Now I just need to figure out how to make a better looking signature and I'll be all set.
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diggin these wheels alot! n new front looks real sick... great job, thus far


suggestions: arkym lip, m3 sides, m-sport rear+bp diff, bp spoiler, lci tails, gloss black roof n m3 mirrors
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diggin these wheels alot! n new front looks real sick... great job, thus far


suggestions: arkym lip, m3 sides, m-sport rear+bp diff, bp spoiler, lci tails, gloss black roof n m3 mirrors
Thanks, coming from you that means a lot! I had originally planned on doing the M3 sides and Mtech rear, but the more I look at the car the more I really like the lines you get with the OE sides and rear bumper. I definitely agree on the LCI tails and M3 mirrors. I think mine is an Nov '06 build so don't know if I can upgrade to LCI tails without upgrading the footwell module?I hadn't considered the gloss black roof wrap though - just when I though I was out...
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looks really good man!
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Thanks, coming from you that means a lot! I had originally planned on doing the M3 sides and Mtech rear, but the more I look at the car the more I really like the lines you get with the OE sides and rear bumper. I definitely agree on the LCI tails and M3 mirrors. I think mine is an Nov '06 build so don't know if I can upgrade to LCI tails without upgrading the footwell module?I hadn't considered the gloss black roof wrap though - just when I though I was out...
all good bro, wutever floats ur boat. but ya, u'll need sum codin when u get lci tails
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wheels are so nice...I want them for my e39
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your new mods look AWESOME, cant wait to see what else your going to do with this beast!

LTMW FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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looks really good man!
Thanks you sir!

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wheels are so nice...I want them for my e39
Go for it, I think they would look cool on an e39. Talk to Michael at performancealloys.com, great customer service.

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your new mods look AWESOME, cant wait to see what else your going to do with this beast!

LTMW FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks! The guys at LTMW are definitely top notch
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