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Hey-o,

I haven't really started a running thread for the new car yet so here it is. I think I owned the car for 8 days when I had my windows tinted 20% all the way around. I cannot stand driving a car w/o tint or the look of a vehicle w/o tint.

This is about the only "before" picture I have of it.

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Only a few days and $270 later... FB38686B-1CEC-4B5A-9EE9-B7B3C8A30806_zps

There was actually one thing I bought prior to buying a car that I wanted in my next vehicle... a dash cam. After the accident and knowing that had I not had a witness stop and give their side of the story it could have been a hell hole of he-said she-said.. So I did a little research and bought a Spytec A119 w/ the GPS(you can get it w/o the GPS). Super clean and muuuuch easier install than I expected. The only wires exposed are coming from the center console down and then again from the headliner to the cam itself. The rest is completely hidden.

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A view from the driver's seat... I don't see it at all. That's exactly what I wanted to keep it from being a distraction.

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A view from the outside. It's very difficult to see.

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This past week I finally ordered and received my wheels and tires. This is the first vehicle I've ever actually gone through with changing them as I've always wanted to on all of my vehicles.

I went with a 18x8 Konig Oversteer wrapped in a 225/45ZR18 Continental ExtremeContact DW. I'll be using the OE setup for the winter months.

I'll get better pictures of the wheels when I get home.

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OE wheel/tire combo = 47lbs

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New wheel/tire combo = 42.5lbs

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I think the only other thing that I would really like to do is wrap the chrome door outline in black or a black chrome.

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Nice. I really do believe that the dark gray is the best color on those cars. The tint looks good too. 

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Niiiiice car!

Oh...you thought I was talking about YOUR ride?!

I was talking about the Malibu in your rear view!

 

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Seriously though...you made yourself a hot little ride. It looks damned good!

 

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Im thinking about getting a dashcam myself and for the wife.

And for the same reasons you mentioned. A recorded digital witness is a good thing to have around.

 

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6 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

Im thinking about getting a dashcam myself and for the wife.

And for the same reasons you mentioned. A recorded digital witness is a good thing to have around.

 

Great investment! Could potentially save you sooooo much hassle and money. 

8 hours ago, lengnert said:

Very well done upgrades, ccap!

 

Thanks you! 

7 hours ago, surreal1272 said:

Nice. I really do believe that the dark gray is the best color on those cars. The tint looks good too. 

Thanks! Yeah I pretty much need tinted windows.. once I had my first car tinted I couldn't stand driving something w/o tint. Do you tint your windows out in that hot state of yours? 

6 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

Niiiiice car!

Oh...you thought I was talking about YOUR ride?!

I was talking about the Malibu in your rear view!

 

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Seriously though...you made yourself a hot little ride. It looks damned good!

 

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Hahaha niiiice catch! And thank you! 

Im going to try and get some better pictures of the wheels when I get some sun light.. been raining since I put them on..

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5 hours ago, ccap41 said:

Great investment! Could potentially save you sooooo much hassle and money. 

14 hours ago, lengnert said:

Before I splurge on one, maybe I buy a Vette soon...I heard those come standard on it to record your shenanigans...:D

(Im not really thinking in buying a Vette)

 

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7 hours ago, ccap41 said:

Great investment! Could potentially save you sooooo much hassle and money. 

Thanks you! 

Thanks! Yeah I pretty much need tinted windows.. once I had my first car tinted I couldn't stand driving something w/o tint. Do you tint your windows out in that hot state of yours? 

Hahaha niiiice catch! And thank you! 

Im going to try and get some better pictures of the wheels when I get some sun light.. been raining since I put them on..

Everyone tints their windows here unless you like openly bursting into flames when you get in your car in the middle of June lol!

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Started running a dash cam after your accident actually...and yes, looks much better with the new wheels...

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