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Old 06-14-2016, 06:39 PM
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Congratulations on the trophy! Shows that other people think that your Z is awesome; well, it is!
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Old 06-15-2016, 04:25 AM
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Congratulations on the trophy! Shows that other people think that your Z is awesome; well, it is!
thanks dude!

hood held up like a champ w/ no hood pins. i was kinda worried as i initially set off, the speed limit in Texas was 75. Realistically i was doing more like 80 & had zero issues.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:53 AM
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Sofa, are you thinking of going with a hood pin setup? I'd potentially look into them myself; when I have taken mine up to some high speed (over 130) the hood moves around a bit which makes me a little nervous; not worried about the speed but the hood flip wouldn't be too cool.

*feel free to let me know what brand/kit you may be eyeballing for your mcr hood if you don't mind.
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Old 06-15-2016, 04:06 PM
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The center part by the rear vent (closest to the windshield) bounces around a bit but I think that's just because it's the thinnest there. Down by the main vents I would lean over the steering wheel to take a look. & it looked solid. So as of now, I'm not really shopping hood pins.

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Old 06-16-2016, 08:14 AM
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I did sebring without hood latches. No issues. Now if you were doing track days every week. I would get them. The back part is the thinnest and does bounce a little. I have aerocatches. Just scurred to cut...

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Old 06-18-2016, 04:49 AM
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lol agreed! seems pretty solid, plus i dont want to cut into it.

i just noticed yesterday that my rear diffuser is almost sheared in half, right down the middle. i remember hitting a few things in DFW but damn! luckily its only fiberglass!



Page 3 needs some pics. look at the buffer trails i put on the front bumper corrected that before SN TX. I was prolly moving too quickly with the buffer, n00b!




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Old 06-30-2016, 04:00 PM
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Headed back to Dallas in August!


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Old 07-04-2016, 09:54 PM
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Amazing color and car, can't wait to see more updates!
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Stance Magazine Japan showing love!!


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Stopped a few more time on the way to Dallas this time, my *** didn't hurt as much. lol at a random rest stop in West Texas.

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IMG_2212 by sofa king, on Flickr



Showed up to Slammed Enuff right after a 500 mile drive, i was sweating my *** off while wiping it down for the show the next day.



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i kind of liked the roll-in being the day prior, i showed up at my leisure the next day for the show.


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Even though i didn't take any awards home i received a ton of positive feedback about the car, especially the hood.


First stop the next morning was to fill up on fuel! $2.03 for 93 wasn't bad at all!


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Stopped by downtown Fort Worth before heading back home to desolate NM/TX border. Many neck were snapped including a bike cop who stopped mid pedal to watch me go by.
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Old 08-08-2016, 03:21 PM
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Wish I was cool enough to go to meets
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Old 08-08-2016, 10:58 PM
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Such a nice car sofa. any plans for the future?
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Car looks good sub'd
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Old 08-10-2016, 04:37 AM
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Originally Posted by XM 1 View Post
Such a nice car sofa. any plans for the future?
thanks dude. i honestly dont, i spent the last year fulfilling this vision that i dont know whats next.

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Car looks good sub'd
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:57 PM
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Headed to WekFest in Houston I wanted to get out to more events this year & I've tried my hardest! El Paso, Fort Worth, Dallas & now Houston.

The reactions & responses i get makes it all worth while. If you're in Houston, say hi!!!


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Old 09-07-2016, 06:12 PM
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The car looks awesome sofakiing! Good luck at the events!
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am sure your car look like 10 more times sexier in real life than photos!

well done!
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:07 AM
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thanks br0s!


Drove 100 miles one way to Lubbock C&C. Got lots of love from young & old.



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Haven't really driven it in about a month...Most of the bugs are still on there from the Lubbock trip beginning of Sep :/



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Have to give it a proper cleaning inside & out for WekFest this weekend. Ill need warning signs for the paint looking so wet.
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:33 AM
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700+ miles to Houston for WekFest. i broke it up into 2 days since my parents live in San Antonio. Many potholes were dodged & some were taken on the chin.

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Gave it a through wash/wax before i left home. The more work done now makes it easier to clean after the miles are put on.


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After 8 hours i finally made it to the first pit stop. San Antonio. my ears were ringing & my body still vibrating from the harsh ride. it was truly brutal & i still had 3 hours to Houston the next day. I say 3 hours, but i forgot about the unreal traffic there.



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Buccee's Gas Station is a must stop if you're ever in Texas.




Went to the Mayday Garage Pre-meet the night before the show. It was something out of a movie. People lined down the street for miles & legit cars everywhere.


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At the hotel after the meet...doesnt stand out at all...


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The Weekend traffic wasn't so bad, living in a farm town its almost therapeutic cruising up & down major highways.



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pull up to the entrance & you're immediately greeted with amazing cars.





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Parked & made sure the Z had a hard time picking 1 color.





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I've seen most of the cars here before, but never in person. Its a completely different experience, something photos simply can't capture.




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1st place Z?! my cars good, but it aint that good. shocked & humbled.




I raced out of there before they realized they gave the award to the wrong dude! lol being on E, i had to stop and OVERPAY for fuel! **** Houston.


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Car made it back to New Mexico with zero problems! Simply driving it to 1 show is more than i ever did with the S14. This is why i got the Z and its rewarding me with a good time on every trip i go on!

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Old 10-03-2016, 10:01 AM
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Great job putting this together! Looks like it was a fun experience and your car placed well!
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