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post #16 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-07-2012, 12:00 AM
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sweet ride it looks very nice love the color combo and it's super clean
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Sharp looking car!
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Awesome find dude! Congrats
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sweet ride it looks very nice love the color combo and it's super clean
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Thanks everyone!

It definitely is very clean, and I've been very happy so far.

The difference between this one and the 02 is night and day. While it had 2x more mileage, the 02 seemed like the prior owner didn't care for it. This car, however, feels incredibly solid and well taken care of.

Had it checked out by my mechanic, no issues. It's just the little things too, like the alignment being absolutely center, the engine feeling a lot more alive, etc. that makes it feel a lot more solid.

Interestingly, having gone from the 02 PCM to the 04, I can tell you I much prefer the 04. The cleaner/smoother shifts are much more up my alley.

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Very nice car, I'm jealous. I want a black or blue one
I know it's heresy to the LH community, but I much prefer the brilliant black over the DSB.

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Gorgeous! Gotta love the interior combo!
Thanks man, I appreciate it.

That being said, interior mods are already being done..

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Looks great. I'll see you around Cary sometime.
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Let me know if you'd like to meet up sometime. Would love to see your Special again.

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Vilgent great find... where you at in Chicago ?
Crystal Lake when I'm back home.

I'm down at U of I in Urbana-Champaign for school, though.

I come back on a regular basis.

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Needs mods. Like a spacer
lol little salesman you are

That being said, it's seen its fair share of mods already..

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Unfortunately, the dealer pics died and I forgot to save them

While I could upload new photos...I'm going to wait until next week when my interior projects are all finished.

Thanks for the comments everyone!

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I gotta agree with you when it comes to the PCM being more user friendly(If you can call it that) in the newer cars. I put an '02 PCM in my '03 and the shifts firmed up a lot. I'm still not sure if I want to keep it in there or not.
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I gotta agree with you when it comes to the PCM being more user friendly(If you can call it that) in the newer cars. I put an '02 PCM in my '03 and the shifts firmed up a lot. I'm still not sure if I want to keep it in there or not.
Definitely.

My thing is this isn't some 500HP touring car, it's a V6 family sedan with some luxury options. I want that car to shift smooth and relaxed when I'm driving it, and then be able to corner hard when I want it to.

The issue I had with the 02 PCM is it just feels like the wrong car for how harsh those shifts become. Compare that to my 04 where it's hard to tell when it's shifting because it just glides through the gears.
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BUMP: updated OP with pictures from today's Chicago meet.
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Car looks great bro. The wood interior looks very slick. Can't wait to see what else you do in yhe future. Holla if I can help with anything .
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BUMP: 3/30/12 install of chrome switches, painted OSH, and the DS cupholder.
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Nice! I like the OSH. Turned out nice.

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Oh the anticipation..

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Looks like you got robbed... lol
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Dirty, but installed..

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5/11/12

Cleaned the car and spent way too much time cleaning the Pro-ams.












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From my other post, I added a rear passenger dark slate vent cover, and the light taupe cup holders:



Went to the yard today with Hyponotiq and came back with a sight shield:

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Just got home late yesterday. Drove the car from Chicago to New York to see the girlfriend. Then drove for two days in Boston with Ryan and Scott. Was 19-hours alone of driving (let alone sleeping) yesterday, definitely not as fun of a experience as I envisioned after about the 13-hour mark. :P

Special held together great the whole time. I had fun, and Scott and Ryan were awesome. They helped me with a lot of different things, gave me new ideas, and were really great people.

They helped me replace my PCV valve, fix my rear middle seat belt (was hardcore loose), install/paint the 1st gen LHS speaker grilles, re-align my projector surround (the silver piece was crocked), install the black A-pillars, and install the rear foot pieces/rear door trim in DS.

Still a lot more to go on my interior mods, but I'm getting there bit by bit. Also, Scott had the door lock switches in dark slate with the red triangles - installed those today.

I guess since I'm showing these I can release my ultimate interior goals: I'm going to replace every light taupe piece (B pillars, front foot piece, and the piece that runs up to the bottom of the dash, and the rear C-pillars) with dark slate. Then the interior will become dark slate on top of light taupe, on top of dark slate/black (headliner will be wrapped in black suede), which not only will I think look a lot better, but will match the pro-ams.

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And on another note..



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Soon as Hypnotiq can help me, these'll be going in. I have the 99 360W amp that should be here this week as well.

Due to monetary restrictions, this build is being broken down into two stages:

- New head unit (already installed)
- New mono amp (capable of handling old subs and new subs)
- New Infinity Kappa 3-way 69s
- 99 360W amp
- Old dual 12'' Alpine Type-E's (from the R/T, talk about a flashback)

The second stage:

- New 4-channel amp
- Infinity Kappa Perfect 6.5'' components
- Alpine 12'' Type R (two)
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