Matt's 512bhp EK9 project

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  1. Simple Simon

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    Those front LCA's look like a quality design being 1 piece! Wish they did the same for the DC2's:(

    Trying to find the Apex Performance website, but not finding it?? Have you got a link by any chance? Want to see their Hardrace prices. ;)
     
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    Yeah it's good with it being a 1 piece unit.

    Here's the link...
    http://www.hardrace.co.uk

    They're the sole importer of Hardrace, if you look at the bottom it says Apex;).
     
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    Once I started taking parts off I thought I may as well go the whole hog, shotblast and powdercoat some of the parts under the car, remove all the old factory underseal then protect and paint all the underside.

    So all the stuff is ordered, wire wheels for the drill, zinc 182 primer for areas with slight surface rust and then U-POL raptor to finish off. Paint can be added to U-POL raptor so I'm gonna add champ white and have the underside the same colour.

    Some parts have all ready been shot blasted and sent to the coaters, also I stripped the hubs down, removed the old ball joints and gave them a lick of satin black. I then inserted the new Hardrace items. 20171103_160801.jpg 20171103_160810.jpg 20171112_182318.jpg
     
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    Ah cool, cheers. Didn't realise thats their actual company name.

    I've never really like their website tbh, weirdly they don't actually list all the parts hard race sell for the DC2 (not sure if it's the same across all cars?)
    Their descriptions are also a little lacking to say the least. ha

    I would use H-tune as they list the entire catalogue...but they've let me down a lot recently so going to avoid them now. lol

    Oh I took a look at those Track Life composites fender cut outs. Did you buy them brand new from the states? They look awesome design wise...but that price!! :eek::wow:
     
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    In amongst this I found some wheels! I have some Advan RG's on their way as we speak, 16x7.5 et45 in champ white with black decals, can't wait for them to get here!

    My rotas also sold, they're off to the isle of man tomorrow to a member on here! Screenshot_20171102-215116.png Screenshot_20171102-215102.png
     
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    I admit, their website is poor. All I do is find the part number I want then order it direct from them, cuts out the middle man like H-tune etc.

    Yeah I bought them brand new, direct from the states. They are expensive but no one does anything like them, or an alternative that I like. They do what I wanted perfectly too so worth it in my opinion.
     
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    Jamie_EK9 EK9 K20

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    Wow this has come a long way cracking write up matt

    Where did you get the car cover from matt need one for mine and yours fits well ?

    Any links ?
     
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    Thanks for the nice words mate!

    My cover is from Halfords believe it or not, about £50 for a medium size one.
     
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    Jamie_EK9 EK9 K20

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    Welcome mate

    Thanks for that buddy I appreciate it :nice:
     
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