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Old 07-06-2018, 02:51 AM
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[\QUOTE]Hey there, thanks!

This seller custom makes them to order, took about two and a half weeks from ordering(Portugal) to doorstep here in North Carolina. Pick your colors and enjoy

http://r.ebay.com/Nim53J[/QUOTE]

How do those mats connect to the floor of the car?

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Ballades VTEC gasket kit is Kraken upper and OEM main...
they must have made revisions after the youtube videos I saw were made, good info.
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Looks like a great stereo upgrade.

I'm considering replacing the speakers in the doors of my 02. I removed the OEM head unit and replaced it with an Alpine UTE 62BT HU and a little Alpine KTP 445U amp mounted under the passenger dash. The amp is bridged so it brings 90 Amps to each door. I'm using the OEM door speakers (this car has separate tweeters). The car has very low miles and honestly, it sound pretty darn good. But still, I may upgrade the speakers. Do you have recommendation re good quality door speakers for this 02 set up that will fit without a lot of fuss? I am not running rap stuff - just your normal "old guy" stuff. A lot of acoustic folky stuff, bluegrass, jazz, and yes some more old school rock - no metal and the like. So I am looking for clarity, not super high thumping volume.
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@Deckoz Curious what you used to unstake the axle nuts.

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Old 07-09-2018, 07:20 AM
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With 200,000+ miles on the car I'd not be putting new parts on it. Perhaps a complete 2001 spring/shock replacement. Ebay seems to have these periodically from cars less than half your mileage. The color codes are in the library. Couple hundred bucks gets a complete setup (vs a couple hundred bucks or more a corner).

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(Same response is in your other thread on this same subject.)
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Chuck S View Post
With 200,000+ miles on the car I'd not be putting new parts on it. Perhaps a complete 2001 spring/shock replacement. Ebay seems to have these periodically from cars less than half your mileage. The color codes are in the library. Couple hundred bucks gets a complete setup (vs a couple hundred bucks or more a corner).

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(Same response is in your other thread on this same subject.)
I don't know - 200K on these cars is honestly not that big a deal. You can probably count on another 100K if you fix it up like this car is being dealt with. If you get it all sorted and then just keep replacing things it can go forever.
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I thought I spent a lot of time in the garage until I followed this thread. I even get tired reading about all you accomplish. Well done.
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I need a nap.
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I just ordered a dye kit from a different vendor. If it gets here by the weekend I plan on documenting my experience with it. I just have the driver's side bolster rub wear to deal with so I don't think it will be too bad. After cleaning and prepping the area (possibly #300-400 sandpaper and a light key with scotchbrite) I will put on a coat with a foam brush and dry it with a hair dryer on low heat. Then I'm just going to feather the dye into the good leather with an airbrush to blend and see where I am at. I think two coats and a light feather will get me to where I want to be. I didn't order any clear because the area is pretty small and I don't want it to have more shine than the rest of the seat. It is hard to gauge how much actual fading/dulling occurred since new. If I need clear, I will get it but I didn't want to spend the money and not need it.

I know red will be hard to match and a real pro could mix the color to account for age. I'm not that guy. Here's to hoping for a good result. I don't think it will look worse.

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Old 07-11-2018, 08:11 AM
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Yep. They had the same color chart so I ordered the 89. I hope it turns out well.
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