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Old 04-02-2010, 08:50 PM   #1
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Talking Dan's SP20 Worklog

After years of saving I finally bought my first car. I got it in July '09 and have been very happy with it so far. It is a December '02 SP20 Protege in Sunlight Silver.
My aim with this car is to personalize it and make it something a little bit different. I want to keep it as clean and sporty as possible.
I've had great fun going through the hills in this car and it's always great when my friend's cars and their big engines can't even keep up with me.

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Old 04-02-2010, 08:51 PM   #2
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Exterior
Autoexe Grille
Eyelids
35% Tint
Clear Side Indicators
Slim Weathershields
Premium Number Pates
Number Plate Covers
Replaced lower grille mesh to match upper
Tinted Fog Lights
Tinted Tail Lights
EDM 323 Badge
S204 WRX Front Lip
Silver Painted Calipers

Interior
Eonon E1091 7" touchscreen DVD player
Power windows always on mod
OBDII monitoring
Sony Class D Monoblock Amp
Kenwood 12" Sealed Sub
Alpine Type R 5x7"
D-Spec Weighted Shift Knob

Suspension
Eibach Pro-Kit Springs

Performance
Perry Axleback exhaust
Short Ram Air Intake w/ K&N air filter
Short Shifter

Wheels/Tyres
'07 NC Miata 17" rims
205/45/17 Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
Black Lug Nuts

Lighting
Low Beams: 6000k 35W HIDs
High Beams: Philips X-Treme Power bulbs
Fog Lights: Nokya 2500k yellow bulbs
Interior: Xenon white LEDs
Number Plate: Xenon white LEDs


Wish List
Remove side moldings (may involve repainting doors)
Hood dampers

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Old 04-02-2010, 08:52 PM   #3
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:52 PM   #4
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After first wash, polish and wax.


Eylids


New grille


New plates and wheels

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Old 04-02-2010, 10:46 PM   #5
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looks tidy, welcome mate.
yer deffnitly needs to be droped. the grill dosent look to bad black but the front bars colour match is a fairway out.
welcome to AGT,
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:36 PM   #6
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Hey Daniel,

Good to see another SP20 among the ranks There have been quite a few that have joined up recently.

Love the rims the silver on silver is looks really good! Although lowering the car would improve it even more. Not sure about the black grill.

Interesting fabric on the seats. Did it come like that stock with the car?

Keep up the good work!
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:51 AM   #7
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very nice ride mate.
i wish i had an sp20, my fav model but cant keep away from the pop ups
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:29 AM   #8
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Welcome to AGT and a very nice and tidy car.
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:46 AM   #9
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Needs lowering
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:43 AM   #10
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Thanks for the comments guys,
Yeah gotta do a few things to it. The dealer I bought it off did a cheap job of painting the front and rear bumper without sealing it with clear. It now has almost no shine and needs repairing so the front will be redone properly.

Gonna paint the grille so it is silver with black mesh when the bumper gets painted, although it looks alright in person, just can't be seen much in the pics.

Definitely going to lower the car after that.

The pic of the interior has some cheap seat covers dad had on it. They've since been replaced with some that suit the rest of the interior.
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:44 AM   #11
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YAY another BJ

Welcome to the family mate.

she is really nice and tidy. i love it. but as everyone else has said. u need to get ur self some bc coilovers :P

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Had a bit of a play in photoshop

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Old 05-02-2010, 09:18 AM   #13
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Are those taped on eyelids? I also noticed you taped over the gap left by the AutoEXE grill along the radiator support panel. If you remove that black tape, you will get ram air into your stock airbox above 80kph! Which is a really good thing.

I think the black grill on the silver car is OK.
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:33 AM   #14
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Yeah the eyelids were suppose to be a temporary thing, was going to get them painted. Only a few people have ever noticed it so I haven't really bothered getting it done properly.

The black tape is purely to cover the silver paint as it could be seen from certain angles outside the car, it doesn't block any airflow as it is taped directly onto the radiator support panel.
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your front and rear bars are probly just painted in acrylic. (the reason they are not shiny)
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The black tape is purely to cover the silver paint as it could be seen from certain angles outside the car, it doesn't block any airflow as it is taped directly onto the radiator support panel.
Ahhh, so it's just on the front of the rail, not bridging the rail to the grill. Good stuff.

What exhaust have you got? The tip looks upgraded at least. The Perry axle-back is about the best you can get for the money. Lots of happy campers here with the Perry.

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Old 05-02-2010, 10:47 AM   #17
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Nice looking car...lower and black out headlights...
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:11 AM   #18
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Only got the stock exhaust system now with a tip Dad found attached to the end. This Perry axle-back what sort of sound does it produce and what price am I looking at? After a nice deep tone like subies and not too concerned performance wise.
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The Perry gives everything you just asked for, plus some performance for ~$200.
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:45 PM   #20
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Hey Dan,

Good to see you took my advice and have started posting here too

As I have said on M247, your SP20 is soo clean, just needs lowering as everyone keeps saying!

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