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      10-14-2010, 10:17 AM   #45
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That's a little extreme maxnix. I agree on the reducing visibility of your lights not being the best thing for you, but I think smoked tails can look good on some cars in some colors. To each their own, pretty much.

The rice comment was a little harsh. It's not like he's slapping on a roll call of a bunch of stickers down the side of his door or throwing on a huge GT wing for no reason.
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      10-14-2010, 10:36 AM   #46
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Valid points. I see rice more as tasteless mods, a more subjective view I suppose. Yours is pretty cut and dry. Not saying its wrong, it actually makes more sense. Still though, I guess I'm a ricer because I don't mind his smoked tails one bit.
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That's a little extreme maxnix. I agree on the reducing visibility of your lights not being the best thing for you, but I think smoked tails can look good on some cars in some colors. To each their own, pretty much.

The rice comment was a little harsh. It's not like he's slapping on a roll call of a bunch of stickers down the side of his door or throwing on a huge GT wing for no reason.
For what it's worth, I think the mock he created looks horrible. Tinting your tails just a little is ok, but once they start reducing significant light output, it becomes a hazard and personally I think they look horrible.
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      10-14-2010, 10:40 AM   #48
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For what it's worth, I think the mock he created looks horrible. Tinting your tails just a little is ok, but once they start reducing significant light output, it becomes a hazard and personally I think they look horrible.
I wouldn't say it looks horrible, but I don't think it has the same visual appeal that it might on a black (or dark colored) car. It is just a photochop though, maybe the film he has in mind isn't that black?
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      10-14-2010, 11:13 AM   #49
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I might switch to a lighter tint, but I won't know what either of them look like, or how they affect the light output until I get to the vinyl shop and test mount them on a light
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      10-18-2010, 01:04 AM   #50
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Update

On Friday I finally picked up the 135i

Here's a few pics from that day:









On Saturday and Sunday we attempted to get the KW V1s and UUCs installed at my friends shop. We got the V1s installed but the UUC front wouldn't fit without rubbing (didn't come with an adjustable endlink ), and we didn't have time to drop the subframe for the rear.

One place I read said the front UUCs don't need a new endlink, but now it seems the kit is to come with one, which I didn't get. I'll have to look more into the issue before I tackle the sway situation again.

Anyways, here's a few pics from Saturday / Sunday:















Here's the before and after of the suspension height

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I also through on the black grilles while doing the suspension:





All said and done this weekend:







Tomorrow is tinting / vinyl work

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      10-18-2010, 01:15 AM   #51
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Nice, love all the photos!
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      10-18-2010, 08:20 PM   #52
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Back to the dealership the ol' Komet goes

Details listed on Projekt Komet blog below
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      10-19-2010, 12:31 AM   #54
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So far so good. Too bad the weather has been crap here the last few days. Then again love photos you can get on rainy days. Good luck with tour rides, there are plenty 1ers here in SD.
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Has anyone been able to get ahold of Alan at **********s recently? I tried contacting him to see what I'm supposed to do about the UUC front sway not fitting, but I haven't heard back
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I bought some side markers from **********s, they looked bad..scratches and some defect on the inside..when i went to return them...they basically told me to jump in a lake..hope they sort your issue out.
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I bought some side markers from **********s, they looked bad..scratches and some defect on the inside..when i went to return them...they basically told me to jump in a lake..hope they sort your issue out.
you couldn't file a chargeback?
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      10-20-2010, 04:17 PM   #58
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Got a quote to fix the dents in the roof, by the antenna (left by the shop that did the roof vinyl, although they deny it up and down): $1,058
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you couldn't file a chargeback?
I don't know..i just wanted a replacement..they told me..oh its the manufacturer's problem..blah blah..i was like i dont have time to deal with this..ill just cross them off my list of sellers
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Has anyone been able to get ahold of Alan at **********s recently? I tried contacting him to see what I'm supposed to do about the UUC front sway not fitting, but I haven't heard back
We get really busy but you can reach me directly as well at

714-582-3330 ext 8009

For any issues about fitment you would want to contact Bryan at 714-582-3330 ext 8002 he is in charge of customer service (warranty and returns)

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I bought some side markers from **********s, they looked bad..scratches and some defect on the inside..when i went to return them...they basically told me to jump in a lake..hope they sort your issue out.
This is my first time hearing about the side markers as I'm the guy who tries to take care of all the 1addicts guys. We really do need to trust our suppliers as we do choose them carefully because of the drop ship system.

We are very specific with QC and what we send out and I'm positive that if that item left **********s it wouldn't leave with scratches. Since it did come from a supplier we didn't get the final QC and I apologize on behalf of them and **********s.

Call me directly and let's find a resolution to this. It looks like you're local too so I want to make sure we take good care of you.

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Mr. Clarkson,

I just book marked your blog. I'm tuned into this thread and the blog!

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We get really busy but you can reach me directly as well at

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For any issues about fitment you would want to contact Bryan at 714-582-3330 ext 8002 he is in charge of customer service (warranty and returns)



This is my first time hearing about the side markers as I'm the guy who tries to take care of all the 1addicts guys. We really do need to trust our suppliers as we do choose them carefully because of the drop ship system.

We are very specific with QC and what we send out and I'm positive that if that item left **********s it wouldn't leave with scratches. Since it did come from a supplier we didn't get the final QC and I apologize on behalf of them and **********s.

Call me directly and let's find a resolution to this. It looks like you're local too so I want to make sure we take good care of you.

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no thanks i've moved on...i feel like this belated response is just to assure future buyers..so ill take the loss
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Got ahold of the boss of the guy that did my vinyl roof and talked to him about all the dents that surround the antenna after the work. Unlike the guy that did the work, he was much more realistic about it being possible his guy caused the dents (even though the antenna is only double sided taped on).
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Update

Got the rest of the vinyl work done today; mirror caps and tails done.

Here's a few photos, more on my site (as usual):







I was concerned about the tail tint reducing visibility too much, but it looks pretty bright still:



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what was the end of the story with the roof dents?
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The owner of the shop is having a PDR expert come in (on his dime), and try to pop them out
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