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Old 15-11-2012, 11:32 AM   #121
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so it was actually pay ebay day!
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Old 16-11-2012, 04:40 PM   #122
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Should be able to finish off my grill now and wrap the suby lip when i get it

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Old 16-11-2012, 05:01 PM   #123
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nice rug man
i'm pretty sure you have the same lounge as me
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Old 16-11-2012, 07:42 PM   #124
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Hah, I don't get on well with that stuff. I tried to cover the silver plastics around the gear stick but it was a failure... now I've still got a bit left over.. keen to see how your front lip turns out. should be great!
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Old 17-11-2012, 12:58 AM   #125
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Wrapped the grille.... this took forever to do, almost done it with one piece of vinyl but was ripping when i was towards the end. Ended up using two pieces, there is a feint line but can barley see unless really close.

Will fit it in the morning

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Old 17-11-2012, 04:45 AM   #126
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Wrapped the grille.... this took forever to do, almost done it with one piece of vinyl but was ripping when i was towards the end. Ended up using two pieces, there is a feint line but can barley see unless really close.

Will fit it in the morning

looks good, you should remove the 3 center bars that were designed to hold it in the car for a cleaner look IMO
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Old 17-11-2012, 07:58 AM   #127
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Looks awesome, you're good at that. +1 to removing those bars, will look better. Keen for an installed pic!
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Old 17-11-2012, 04:02 PM   #128
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Installed the grill this morning here's how its sitting, probably going to have to tape the middle of the air diversion panel cause it kinda sticks up lol



As you can see in this pic you can see i used two pieces of vinyl, can barley see it unless real close

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Old 17-11-2012, 05:51 PM   #129
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Looks pretty good, but it doesn't really sit properly flush up against the bumper on the ends? Where did you buy the grill?
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Old 17-11-2012, 07:40 PM   #130
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Very nice, i like the grill with the stock looking mesh. As Aaron know's im not a huge fan of them, but i do like it like this
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Old 17-11-2012, 09:05 PM   #131
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Looks pretty good, but it doesn't really sit properly flush up against the bumper on the ends? Where did you buy the grill?
its just a cheap autoexe style copy from ebay
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Old 17-11-2012, 09:20 PM   #132
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its just a cheap autoexe style copy from ebay
Think u should get the real deal from rupe when one comes up.
That fitment isn't too crash hot :/

They tend to sag a lot over the years too
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Old 17-11-2012, 09:25 PM   #133
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righto, im thinking i would like to get one some time, but i think mine will either be going black, or blue to match. Know of anyone that has one of these?
http://www.ioffer.com/i/mazda-proteg...rille-74175101
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Old 17-11-2012, 09:29 PM   #134
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righto, im thinking i would like to get one some time, but i think mine will either be going black, or blue to match. Know of anyone that has one of these?
http://www.ioffer.com/i/mazda-proteg...rille-74175101
On your colour blue 100% colour match, would look much nicer than black.
And black grille = millions of stone chips (I know lol)

That's an Autoexe replica... Again... Wouldn't bother getting a grille unless its a genuine autoexe or ecarboy. Just asking for problems with the cheap copies.
A few usually come up on yahoo Japan. And rupe sometimes brings them in.
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Old 17-11-2012, 09:33 PM   #135
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righto, im thinking i would like to get one some time, but i think mine will either be going black, or blue to match. Know of anyone that has one of these?
http://www.ioffer.com/i/mazda-proteg...rille-74175101
same grill as what i got just on ebay, same seller i believe
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Old 17-11-2012, 09:39 PM   #136
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That's an Autoexe replica... Again... Wouldn't bother getting a grille unless its a genuine autoexe or ecarboy. Just asking for problems with the cheap copies.
A few usually come up on yahoo Japan. And rupe sometimes brings them in.
And i've got one of each in stock.
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Old 17-11-2012, 10:05 PM   #137
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And the difference between the Autoexe and eCarBoy is? Do they sit out flush with the bumper at the front, or is there a ledge in front of the grill like on yours?
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Old 17-11-2012, 10:13 PM   #138
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autoexe original makers of grill and genuine grills.. carboy and ebay ones copies
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Old 18-11-2012, 12:09 PM   #139
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No, the eCarBoys are a different design - not really a copy as they're quite different.
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Old 20-11-2012, 10:29 PM   #140
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Orded a rear swaybar from wholesale suspension, also got a handful of yellow speed stickers!!!

Was talking to Pete from wholesale suspension he said that the next lot of sway bars will be modified in the design in middle area to allow for more clearance of the subframe so it doesn't keep slapping it and making noises.
Did he say how many he was going to make in this batch or when it would be ready? I should be going to sydney on thursday so if it will be ready by then i could just pick it up for you to save on postage, unless you've already got it..
How much did it set you back?
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