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post #1 of 27 Old 05-13-2019, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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I finally take my baby home!!

So I finally picked my spider up and brought her home! The sun gods accepted my sun dance and offerings of small animals and gave me a sunny day amidst several dreary days. The car came out beautiful!! I had a car reveal event with my car guy friends and it was fun. Here's a list of minor mods/upgrades I had done:

Full clear wrap protection
3 coats ceramic pro including wheels & calipers
Wheels powder coated high gloss black
Clear side markers installed
Front and rear laser ALP priority installed
Front and rear Escort 360ci installed
Custom mats from Exoticare
Yellow accents on front & rear diffusers, Mclaren logos & 720s badge

Windshield clearplex to be installed this week.

I drove her around for a short period of time and was pleasantly surprised to hear the exhaust pop several times during up & down shifts!! I don't understand any complaints about the exhaust because it sounded pretty damn good to me......coming from a 458.

I had a problem with the my music streaming where it showed on the touchscreen as connected but it would not play thru the speakers. I had to reset my phone and it worked fine. just in case one of you have this problem.

Sadly it rained later last night and will do so for the next few days so she will be locked in the garage for awhile but I will be back to my sun-dance routine by weeks end with more sacrifices....so hide your cats n shitsu's
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post #2 of 27 Old 05-13-2019, 01:55 AM
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Your car looks great, that is a wonderful spec. Congratulations!
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post #3 of 27 Old 05-13-2019, 02:02 AM
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Congrats! I am hoping to join you by the end of the week.

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Looking good, now it’s time to drive!!!
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post #5 of 27 Old 05-13-2019, 03:11 AM
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Wow, absolutely stunning. It looks like it was well worth everything you went through. Accents on the diffusers came out great. Hard to see the change on the badge and logo but I'm sure it ties in really nicely. Congratulations again!!!
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post #6 of 27 Old 05-13-2019, 03:48 AM
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congrat, looks great!
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post #7 of 27 Old 05-13-2019, 11:36 AM
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Beautiful spec & love the aftercare she's received!

Question on Escort/ALP: I was also planning on running both systems and wondered if you are running both sets of laser shifters, or letting ALP carry that function all alone?

I've heard it mentioned that you can set up the Escort as receive/no alarm just so it reports to EscortLive, and I considered that, but then wondered if I really wanted all those sensors peeking out for both systems...
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congrats. you are in ny so hope we see you at a couple of NJ events. great spec.

question - where did you get those carpets???? I like.

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post #9 of 27 Old 05-13-2019, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys for the compliments but also thanks for all the helpful pointers and support from all of you during this journey! You have been very helpful!.. and to answer some questions...

I'll take closer pics of the yellow accents on the badge logos and upload later.

Yes, I'll be at the big top gear event that was postponed until June 9th. I'm selfishly glad it was postponed. lol

I only had the Escort front and rear radar platformed installed. No Escort laser shifters as the ALP's are the better jammers. The only thing is you'll have 1 more control panel in the cockpit. I have to get them tested asap.

The carpet/mats are by Andrew @ www.exoticare.ca. Great guy!
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Congrats on the car! Would love to see some pictures of the radar installation; both the placement of the ALP sensors and the internal controls...

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Congrats on the car and spec.
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post #12 of 27 Old 05-13-2019, 05:17 PM
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Congrats! I know the feeling!

I also went with the same accents on the diffusers to match my color!!!
I blacked out all the reflectors and signals - they still work great at night.
I did all these the same evening that I got the car so that the next day, she was ready to hit the streets.

Your car looks amazing! I got mine 4 days ago and lovin' it!
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Your green is beautiful! I like what you did with your rear lights I might just steal that. Lol

Here's the close up of the yellow accents my shop added
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Is the yellow on the rear diffuser a wrap or...
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