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Re: Member Profile - Corsair

Postby Corsair » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:32 am

Been a long while in between posts. A few small purchases since then...

Strut Brace

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Coinbox

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Badge

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And I am perilously close to pulling the trigger on one of these...

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And painting it…

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However, the strut brace unfortunately doesn't fit my car and I will be selling it (it came from a 3.0 and supposedly fits all Gen 4's). I have also decided against the Legacy badge as I like the de-badged look I have currently. As for the rear window spoiler, I really want one and really like them, but without a rear lip spoiler to balance it out it may appear too ricer. Opinions would be very welcome as I am having trouble deciding! :D
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Re: Member Profile - Corsair

Postby HyRax » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:43 am

Odd that the strut brace doesn't fit - where does it fall over?

And I agree - a rear window spoiler will look out of place without a boot lip spoiler.
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Re: Member Profile - Corsair

Postby Corsair » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:21 pm

HyRax wrote:Odd that the strut brace doesn't fit - where does it fall over?


It's hard to say, but it just doesn't quite fit over all the screw threads. You can get on about 7 out of 8, but the last one doesn't quite make it. Disassembled it and tried to put on the parts seperately and couldn't do it. Gave it to my mechanic and he couldn't do it either. :(

HyRax wrote:And I agree - a rear window spoiler will look out of place without a boot lip spoiler.

Thanks for the input Jeff. Yeah, it probably won't happen I think...
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Re: Member Profile - Corsair

Postby Kekotic » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:50 pm

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HyRax wrote:Odd that the strut brace doesn't fit - where does it fall over?


It's hard to say, but it just doesn't quite fit over all the screw threads. You can get on about 7 out of 8, but the last one doesn't quite make it. Disassembled it and tried to put on the parts seperately and couldn't do it. Gave it to my mechanic and he couldn't do it either. :(


Considering all the Gen4s share the same wheel base, it sounds like a manufacturing defect of the strut brace. If it was an STi one I bet it would fit no problems.
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Re: Member Profile - Corsair

Postby alessandro132 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:11 pm

Corsair wrote:
HyRax wrote:Odd that the strut brace doesn't fit - where does it fall over?


It's hard to say, but it just doesn't quite fit over all the screw threads. You can get on about 7 out of 8, but the last one doesn't quite make it. Disassembled it and tried to put on the parts seperately and couldn't do it. Gave it to my mechanic and he couldn't do it either. :(

HyRax wrote:And I agree - a rear window spoiler will look out of place without a boot lip spoiler.

Thanks for the input Jeff. Yeah, it probably won't happen I think...


Interesting. When Phat fitted my strut brace we needed to jack up each corner separately to take the load off the three main strut bolts; only then would it fit. Once each corner was fastened the rest was a piece of cake.
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Re: Member Profile - Corsair

Postby cruisn » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:02 pm

I'd get it to fit. ;)

Paint the mounts black. Orange..... yuk.
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Re: Member Profile - Corsair

Postby paggaz » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:26 pm

I'd be interested in the Legacy badge ;)
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Re: Member Profile - Corsair

Postby jaydece » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:30 pm

Hey mate :D

Nice meeting you today at breaky....had a good quick chat and hope whatever mods you do will surely look and feel awesome

rear windscreen lip spoiler gets my vote 8)
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Re: Member Profile - Corsair

Postby Corsair » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:18 am

chaotic2050 wrote:Considering all the Gen4s share the same wheel base, it sounds like a manufacturing defect of the strut brace. If it was an STi one I bet it would fit no problems.

Food for thought, what ever the reason though, it's a PINTA. :(

alessandro132 wrote:Interesting. When Phat fitted my strut brace we needed to jack up each corner separately to take the load off the three main strut bolts; only then would it fit. Once each corner was fastened the rest was a piece of cake.

Maybe this is the way to do it... I certaintly didn't jack-up the car. Not sure if my mechanic did though. :huh:

cruisn wrote:I'd get it to fit. ;)
Paint the mounts black. Orange..... yuk.

Sounds like you're offering to do it for me. :mrgreen:

paggaz wrote:I'd be interested in the Legacy badge ;)

Been wondering if I stick it in the lower RHS corner of the Corazon grille. If I don't, you've got first dibs. :)

jaydece wrote:Hey mate :D
Nice meeting you today at breaky....had a good quick chat and hope whatever mods you do will surely look and feel awesome
rear windscreen lip spoiler gets my vote 8)

Thanks Justin. Great to chat with you also. :hi: Appreciate the vote on the spoiler... after seeing your car though I wish I had a sunroof, so I could get a sunroof deflector too!
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Re: Member Profile - Corsair

Postby Corsair » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:17 pm

On a whim, I decided to use the Legacy badge I had sitting around on my glove box.

The rear backing was considerably more adhesive than I bargained for though and the moment it touched the plastic it started to stick, so the first place it sat is where it now lays... which isn't as central (nor to the side) as I would've liked sadly.

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Still undecided on it, but the car has gone without a mod for awhile, so it gives me something new to look at on the way to work tomorrow. :?
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Re: Member Profile - Corsair

Postby cruisn » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:53 pm

Doesnt work imo.
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Re: Member Profile - Corsair

Postby cooki_monsta » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:08 pm

cruisn wrote:Doesnt work imo.


+1

Keep it clean. Less is more.

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Re: Member Profile - Corsair

Postby HyRax » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:58 am

Oh god no. That looks terrible...
I was going to procrastinate, but I put it off...
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Re: Member Profile - Corsair

Postby cooki_monsta » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:26 pm

HyRax wrote:Oh god no. That looks terrible...


Hahahaha ...I was trying to be more subtle.
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Re: Member Profile - Corsair

Postby Corsair » Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:13 pm

Now if I am reading you all correctly, and I'd like to think that I am, no one likes it. :lol:
As mentioned I was pretty ambivalent when putting it on, so figured it would probably be a miss. All good.

Now to get off my ass and fix these spats...

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