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Most of the afternoon was spent washing & polishing (I'll have to wax next week).
I'm still thinking Sonic Blue was a good choice (and dammit, yes, Kelly, it would look better without amber signals) http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif

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sooo dawgon purdey!!!

Why does the yellow moose sticker look so out of place on this color? I agree, it needs to go! as well as that evil amberness!


Add tint, springs and graf/pegs http://********************/smile/emthup.gif http://********************/smile/emthup.gif http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Why does the yellow moose sticker look so out of place on this color? I agree, it needs to go!

The moose sticker on the SB Reminds me of the Swedish Flag, what I decided Sonic Blue was based on.

While I still think Sonic Blue is just smurfariffic in sunlight, when overcast or in shadow you can see the different shades of blue.


I spent yesterday cleaning and waxing Inga after a long winter, wow, she is so shiny. Titanium grey is just beautiful when polished, the metal flakes reflect a rainbow of colors like miniature diamonds. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Nice look. I keep going back and forth on the tinting. All cars look better tinted, and I've had a couple cars that I did tint. My trepidation with tinting is driving at night, especially backing up. I remember on my Maxima it was like backing up to a black hole.

Love the blue brake calibers and the 18 inch pegs. Actually the silver mirrors do like good. Hmmm.
The moose must stay!! I love the moose. Like Kelly said, the Sonic Blue and the yellow sticker makes the car feel even more Swedish!

On a different note, it is good NOT being able to see the damn bracket under the car. The bracker is now sitting in my garage and my R is now maybe a pound lighter!
 

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Barry, if you go to the trouble to swap to Euro lights, I know you would spend $20 and swap to silver vision turn signals, lose the orange bulb.



Just say no to egg yolk!





flybynight -

just stick with a 35% tint, can see out just fine at night. For backing up, put in these brighter reverse lights like me:




All lighting details including places to purchase in my "Adventures in R Lighting Thread"
http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=40098
 

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Looks great!
I keep jumping on the fence as to whether I should have listened to my wife with the electric silver choice.
Heh...in a week's time, it won't matter.

Yet, the pics you just posted makes me happy I stuck it out.
 

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haha - Project V70R's long lost brother.
 

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Quote, originally posted by Barry »
sooo dawgon purdey!!!

http://********************/smile/emthup.gif http://********************/smile/emthup.gif http://********************/smile/emthup.gif http://********************/smile/emthup.gif

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Why does the yellow moose sticker look so out of place on this color?

Move it lower and keep the moose.
 

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If I am seeing it correctly, was that an attempt to put the new C70 center caps on the Ti-Pegs? I don't think they work too well together. Maybe with the silver pegs, but I would have to see that.
 

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Tinting I will probably do (not too dark though).

Kelly, good idea on the brighter backup bulbs.

As for the wheels, I need to drive an R with 18 inchers to compare the ride.
I think the primary reason we go with 18 over 17 is for the look.
I would LOVE to to the Euro lights, but that is a good chunk of change to switch out the lights. Kelly, I know you have an excellent thread on this, but I can't remember if a different ballast is needed with the true bi-xenon setup you have, or is it just a matter of taking out the US spec lights and plugging in the "real" lights.
 

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but I can't remember if a different ballast is needed with the true bi-xenon setup you have.

American spec are just as true Bi-xenon as Euro. Bi-xenon just means xenons rotate up to provide high beams as well. Euros just ADD a 55 watt halogen high beam on each side to that instead of a DRL (and I made mine a 55 watt Silverstars, so REALLY freaking bright).

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is it just a matter of taking out the US spec lights and plugging in the "real" lights.

Yes, totally plug and play, although '05s and '06s have the advantage of being able to disable DRLs prior to swap easily. This means you will avoid DRL bulb failure message when in 0 position and it is bright outside (when car would normally run DRLs).

Hope you don't mind, but I cleaned and polished Inga, and wanted to post. She is so shiny and clean after her







Can't wait to get OZ Superleggeras on, 17" snows just aint ain't cutting it for visual impact.

Anyday now
 

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Kelly, slap a little tire dressing on for that final touch!!
 

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Kelly, slap a little tire dressing on for that final touch!!

yeah, need to do the leather and windows too... maybe tomorrow.
 

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Strange to see a Honda Odyessey in Europe (from your picture). I guess it is because you are on an American military base.
 
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