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lofi
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the way you're doing things that are genuinely new and different DW
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did you wire the DRL's in?

The new front end with the black mesh really updates the front. Worth doing with or without the DRL's... Might have some of that! Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great! Nice work. thumbsup
 
  
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plynchy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really like the look of the front end, excellent job. worship

IMO the std steering wheel/dash combo looks superb re-trimmed, not so with the Momo wheel. Just my 2p.
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DW 996turbo
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HSC911 - Thanks again mate, really appreciate the positive comments. Thumb

madalaa - Thanks very much. Mean was exactly what I was going for.

lofi - Thanks again, really appreciate that mate. thumbsup

ragpicker - Thanks mate, glad your liking the front end. Hope you got the pm the other day.

The DRLs were really easy to wire up. They're designed to be fitted directly to the battery terminals, with what they refer to as a 'control box' between the lights and the battery. This is designed to give the DRLs power only when the ignition is on, rather than them staying on all the time and draining your battery. There's also an option to wire them into the sidelights so that they dim when the main lights come on, but I didn't want them to dim with the main lights as I felt they weren't bright enough to justify it.

Initially it didn't seem like the best way to do it and I was planning on having them hard wired in by someone who knows exactly what they're doing, but they've been ok so far so I haven't changed it. Hope that helps.

APL911 - Thanks very much. Cheers mate.

plynchy - Thanks mate, I appreciate that.
 
  
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stubbsy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome looking car and love that most
Of them are subtle mods that make a big difference tot the appearance , removing the slats from the front bumper makes it looks totally different and a lot better!
 
  
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adirussell
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loving the mesh on the grills. Might have to give that a go myself. How did you attached the mesh to the surround?
 
  
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DW 996turbo
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stubbsy - Cheers mate, really appreciate that.

adirussell - Thanks very much mate. The mesh is attached to the grills with a mixture of small screws and a two part adhesive from JB Weld called 'plastic bonder'.

The adhesive seemed to be fairly effective on its own, but I put in a few screws where I could for a bit of extra hold, just in case. I hope this helps.
 
  
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maldren
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fitted mesh on my std 996.2 (not turbo), black aluminium mesh from ebay secured by stainless screws from the inside (bumper off job) so that it can be removed if required.

Does a great job at keeping crap out of the radiators/comdensors
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BHZ661
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Front looks great and DRL,s look very neat indeed thumbsup
 
  
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adirussell
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DW 996turbo wrote:
stubbsy - Cheers mate, really appreciate that.

adirussell - Thanks very much mate. The mesh is attached to the grills with a mixture of small screws and a two part adhesive from JB Weld called 'plastic bonder'.

The adhesive seemed to be fairly effective on its own, but I put in a few screws where I could for a bit of extra hold, just in case. I hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maldren - Sounds like a good plan. Ideally I would've attached the mesh with screws only, so I could remove it if it ever needed repainting or replacing altogether. Unfortunately, as a lot of the plastic grills had been cut away to create the look I was after, there wasn't enough plastic left to screw into in some places. Glad to hear the mesh keeps all the crap out of the rads though. Thumb

BHZ661 - Thanks very much mate.
 
  
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maldren
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After I bought my car, I found the condensors were in a very poor state and badly clogged, I fitted new condensors and was surprised how quickly more
rubbish got in there.
Although the mesh does a great job at keeping leaves, stones etc out, I still intend to check the condensors occasionally as the mesh does collect a lot of leaves that you will have to wipe away.
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edge
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like all the mods you have carried out especially the rear spoiler and front mesh /DRL's which are my favourite.👍 Looks monster.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maldren - I was the same with mine, I'd had the radiators replaced about two months before fitting the mesh, but when I removed the front bumper I was surprised how much crap had already collected there.

I know what you mean about the leaves though, mine seems to collect them on the surface now as well. Better than in with the radiators and condensers though I guess.

I'll take your advice and still check them from time to time, as I'm sure there will still be little bits and pieces getting through. Thumb

edge - Thanks mate, much appreciated.
 
  
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DW 996turbo
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While taking a break from modifying I wanted to spend some time actually driving my car a bit more instead. I was out for a drive with a few friends around South Wales when these were taken.

Untitled by Dave W, on Flickr

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Untitled by Dave W, on Flickr

It was a great day out. The noise the M5 made was awesome and the Evora looked very special on the road.
 
  
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lofi
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photos. Is it a trick of the photo that makes the Evora look so big?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also like to add how pics 1 and 2 show just how clever your mod to the lights is.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lofi wrote:
Also like to add how pics 1 and 2 show just how clever your mod to the lights is.


+1 worship
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lofi – Thanks again for the kind words mate, always appreciated. I know what you mean, the Evora looks huge in that photo. We took a few that day and for some reason in that one it just looked massive. In the photo below it seems to be the opposite. I think both were taken with different cameras.

T8 – Thanks very much again, glad you’re a fan of the lights.

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