2010 Milano Red FN2 Type R GT #R22063
This looks SO good! I felt you'd been quiet of late, but clearly you've been BUSY. I really like both the changes you've made and the plans you have going forward. Your car is already lovely, but I just know going forward it's going to turn into a real gem under your ownership!As per my intro post, I got my Type S a month ago and I've had a huge amount of fun already with this car! She's a 2007 that appears to have had a fair bit of customisation applied, but I feel the previous owner(s) left the job unfinished and I wanted to complete the look.
For reference, here's what my car probably would've looked like originally, as the 2007 is pre-facelift and is the original 8th gen Type S:
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And here's what my car looked like when I got her:
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The previous owner(s) appear to have fitted red body trim, the 'Inferno' sports grille with red badge, and a K&N sports air filter (not pictured, obviously) that makes the engine sound amazing.
However, I wanted to make some changes to complete the look. I was particular unhappy with the rear, especially the lack of spoiler. I wanted to add a Type R spoiler, but decided to be a little different and went for a black and red look. I'm proud that my car is a Type S and love that she has the panoramic roof and more eco-friendly engine than the Type R, so I wanted to celebrate that. I felt that a black spoiler would make her look more sporty, whilst being different to the Type R and a little more subdued. I bagged a black CTR spoiler for £50 off eBay and bonded it on with Sikaflex 255 FC (adhesive designed for windscreens and bodywork), and it's never coming off again!
To further the black and red look, I added the 'holey' Sumo vinyl cover by Coolice for the fake brake lights and changed the badges to black equivalents. I also added a matching front grille badge (stuck on with 3M VHB) and a generic GT badge on the left side of the boot (it bugs me a little how that side is empty by default).
My focus is now on repairing the rear suspension, which is rather corroded, unsurprisingly. Tyres are also being changed on Monday because the current ones are crap and don't match, and the driver-side rear has a slow leak. Once the maintenance stuff is done, I plan to change the wheels to 5-spoke black wheels (or paint the current ones), change the mirror indicators to those cool LED animated ones, and maybe replace the bumpers to get rid of the wear they've suffered over the years.
Here she is now:
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@Squibble and @Pitlane_badger, you guys saw my car at Simply Japanese before I made these little tweaks. I'd love to get your thoughts!