What did you do to your Type R today?

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Swapped back to summer tires/wheels, painted stock CW added Mugen bits, spacers and CF vents.

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the vents look great. That's on my list to get. Which brand did you get and how was the fitment?



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I forgot to share a really cool fact about the GT2-RS, Porsche was so concerned about weight with this car that the front hood emblem is actually a decal, just for the weight savings!!!:bow:

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That is unusual to amazing about the sticker badge. Even my 944 had a real raised emblem. The other reason they did this could have to do with aerodynamics. Smooth uninterrupted air goes faster and imparts less force on surfaces than air made turbulent by a raised object.

Our Type R tries to use this interruption property to make it easier for down channeling to the rear spoilers for increased downforce.

All these years I thought my K-Mart Trax shoes had stickers instead of raised emblems to save money. Who knew some 40+ years later I’d learn that, along with downforce inducing Velcro straps instead of flappy laces would later be copied by Porsche & Honda?

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Done today?
Not installed until next week but researched and ordered lowering springs, wimpy by tuner standard. Going with Eibach Pro Kit, .8” drop front & back. May turn out slightly less with 255/35-19 tires that are .6 inches taller (ride height raised by radius, about 1/4”).

Since I’m out to improve grip with extra HP and prevent rim damage vs OEM with stylin’ 19” x 9.5”W wheels (TSW not RSR now, Ridgeline sold=cash flow) The A/S Goodyear Exhilirations 10.5” tires will be good here since often damp here, more wet grip than Michelin 3 A/S. Should be flush based on many similar size examples on Fitment Ind site.
Wasn’t going to drop it at all so went mild but I can’t look like a giraffe vs crouching red tiger either. I know this setup could be lowered much more with 41mm offset but two factors:
- I turn 59 soon and it isn’t getting any easier to dismount up out of the Type R
- I go over four huge speed bumps (4-5” high and wide) every day so having a little more air under the car beats asphalt, plastic or rubber remnants.

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the vents look great. That's on my list to get. Which brand did you get and how was the fitment?
They are from APR got them from jake at vivid racing, fitmemt is great no complaints
 

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Swapped back to summer tires/wheels, painted stock CW added Mugen bits, spacers and CF vents.

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Are they CF vents direct replacement or layovers? Also how much did it cost to repaint OEM rims if you don't mind me asking, looking to get mine painted as well so I'm looking for a ballpark range. Thanks! Car looks great!
 

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Are they CF vents direct replacement or layovers? Also how much did it cost to repaint OEM rims if you don't mind me asking, looking to get mine painted as well so I'm looking for a ballpark range. Thanks! Car looks great!
The vents are a direct replacement, wheels cost about 250/wheel.
 

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Nothing special. Washed it (again, thanks cracked out Colorado weather) and a couple decals came in. Vegeta on rear passenger window and Dragonite on the gas tank door. +5hp hahahahaha :D

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