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Hi all;

This won't be some extravagant build thread (hopefully ). But let's see where this goes. Enjoy!
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My plans are a lightly modded daily; Wheels, exhaust, suspension, light appearance mods. Hopefully it doesn't get out of hand LOL.

3/9/19 - Picked up a lightly used (5k miles) 2018 Q50 Red Sport AWD.



3/11/19 - Ceramic Coated the wheels and calipers using Stay Fresh Car Care's HCCW. Pretty easy application and the brake dust disappears from a strong gust of wind




3/15/19 - Got the Windows tinted - 5% All around and 50% Full Windshield




3/30/19 - Ceramic coated the Body with Gyeon Cancoat, goes on like a Quick Detailer put has amazing Gloss and is very Hydrophobic. Let's see how long it lasts.



4/4/19 - Attempted to Plasti-dip the Rear Diffuser. Did not come out great, but I like the idea probably going to get it properly painted. (Peep my girlfriend's fuzzball slipper LOL)



4/11/19 - Picked up a set of 20x10.5 GTR 10-spoke wheels. I like the face design although they are very aggressive. I am in contact with a shop who may be able to machine the backpad to pull the wheels back in some. They're Also Gunmetal and Black (Not sure what I want the final color to be)







4/13/19 - Installed the Invidia Gemini Catback. It is definitely quieter than I was expecting but it has some of that VQ growl which I was hoping I could find since the VR has nowhere near the character my old G35 coupe did.




Will Have a video and better pictures soon. I have to make a marketing video for Invidia so it will be worth the wait
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Invidia Gemini Catback | GTR 10-Spoke 20x10.5 +25 265/35r20 All Around
Graphite Shadow | Sensory Package | No DAS
"It's a Daily, do not tempt me!"

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'18 Q50 Red Sport 400 AWD
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Sick build Frankie 😉
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Sick build Frankie 😉
Sorry I tagged you like five times haha. I was trying to post my IG name and the (at) sign was autoformatting to a mention lol

'18 Q50 Red Sport 400 AWD
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Graphite Shadow | Sensory Package | No DAS
"It's a Daily, do not tempt me!"
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Definitely want to hear a video of the exhaust. There’s one posted locally here for sale but undecided still
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Aye I was pretty disappointed with the stock sound of the VR30 exhaust as well compared to my old VQ35, an exhaust really brings back a lot of that character and the performance gains are pretty sick as well if you get a tune.
GT-R badge on the wheels is a bit much at the moment for my taste but so far love the build you have thus far.

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To me the 20" rims you have just look to big, but that may be the look you want. Maybe its the outward curvature of the spoke style. To "wipish" for me.
I can't see having so little sidewall. 19" to me is the upper limit. 18's felt just right on my G37IPL. I had both 18" & 19" rims. The 18's handled better. On my Q I went with 255's on the 19" rim as the 245 has less rim protection. I'd have to run the 20"s to hard.

Love the color. 😉

Ceramic coating sounds nice on the weels. I've thought about doing my car. I also thought about Huper Optik tinting my windows, much lighter so I can see at night, and clear tint for the UV in the front. I used to have a prescription for tint from my MD and had dark tint on the sides but was way to difficult to drive at night. Looks good though. I'd get tagged running that much tint here.

Your exhaust looks good. Are yiu going to put downpipes on it? The secondary cats are a huge restriction point. Much more than the factory exhaust. Easy fix. They will really complement your exhaust system.

How about going into the user CP and updating your location. It helps forum members make informed suggestions about your car. Just a suggestion.

Nice car! 😎

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