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      Procrastinated Progression Thread :)

      First of all, my name is Chris Foster and I own TRU Automotive Detailing in Louisville, KY.
      Instragram- Personal: @ItsReallySlow , Business: @TRUdetailing (Also on Facebook)

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      2007 Volvo S40 2.4i "Mike Jones"
      Passion Red/ Premium Package
      FWD Gear-Tronic 5-Spd
      Bought at 556XX Miles.
      113 Miles as of 6/27/15

      Motor bent a rod
      Motor swapped
      New motor as of 4/14/15

      Stock Options:
      Traction Control
      Cruise Control
      Wood Grain Interior Trim (Replaced)
      PowerDriver Seat
      Premium Audio W/O Subwoofer


      Paint Work:
      Cleaned 2x Per week.
      1 Full Paint Correction Per Year (Or When Needed)
      2 Applications of Opti-Coat
      1 Coat of Meguiars 21 2.0 Sealant 2-3 Times Per Year
      Caranuba Wax or Quick Wax Before Car shows (15+ Per Year)

      Maintenance:
      5W-30 Castrol Full Synthetic Every 5-6K Miles (7 Quarts)
      93 Octane (With Spark Plugs at 88K
      New Engine Mount at 72K
      Replaced 3 Coolant Tanks ( Bad Luck)
      MOTOR BENT A ROD AT 110328
      New motor has 110k on it

      Currently chassis and motor have 130k (2-29-16). Euro dash reads 200km


      Exterior Cosmetic Modifications:
      Custom Front Lip
      Custom Front Lip Fins
      Custom Rear Diffuser
      Dual Exhaust Tip Drivers Side Rear Exit
      Custom Exhaust Cover For Diffuser ( Page 6 )
      Factory Side Skirts Painted To Match Body
      Custom Personalized Front Grille
      Dave Barton Prancing Moose Stickers
      "SAFETY1ST" Euro Swedish Plate
      LED License Plate Lights
      Prancing Moose Rear Badge with motor sports badge
      Plasti-Dipped Mirror Turn Signal
      White painted "Halo" Headlights
      Painted Headlight eye-lids
      Painted Lower Grille and "Fog light cover"
      Rally Armor Universal Mud Flaps
      De-badged Trunk lid
      IPD License Plate
      IPD Badge On Left Side Where "S40" Was Originally Located
      Elevate Badge On Right Side Where "2.4i" Was Originally Located
      Red Painted Calipers
      "Winding Road" Sticker ( Top Left Corner of Rear Window )
      CTD 5 Sticker ( Top Left Corner of Rear Window )
      "TRU Detailing" Sticker. ( Top Right Corner of Rear Window ) (My Detailing Company)
      5K Halogen Replacement Bulbs
      Vertical Front Mounted LED Light Strips on Lower Bumper
      Modified "Fog Light Holders"
      Swedish flag and C.Foster driver decals


      Wheels and Tires:

      Dvinci Styluz M537's 18" x 8.5" ET40
      245/40/18 tires


      Interior Cosmetic Modifications:
      15% Tint
      European R-Design Gauge Cluster
      Racing harnesses with VOLVO Pads
      OEM Gray C30 Interior Trim Kit.
      Red Footwell LED's
      Flush Mounted Switch for All Aftermarket LED'S
      1 Layer Dynamat on Doors and in Trunk/Trunk Lid
      Custom Air Vent Gauge Pod
      Elevate Black w/Red Floor Mats
      Removed Rear Seat Head-Rest
      Flush Mounted Bass Knob
      Random GoPro Mounts
      Completely Custom Wood Floor with carpet in the trunk

      (Tablet install and ICM move in the works)

      Audio:
      Rockford Fosgate T1 Tweeters Front and Rear Doors
      Audioque 6.5" Midbass Front Door Speakers
      Rockford Fosgate 6.5" T2 Midbass Rear Doors
      Rockford Fosgate T600-4
      2 Rockford Fosgate P3 12" in custom box sealed off from the cabin
      AudioControl LC2i Line Out-Put Convertor
      All Rocford Fosgate Wiring
      Big 3 ( In Our case, Big 4 ) Upgraded Wires
      LED Power Distribution Block
      Custom Floor and trunk setup. Amps in spare tire well covered with a fan mounted on the floor


      Electronics:
      Glowshift Vacuum Gauge
      Dual USB 12V Charger
      Volt Meter Mounted next to 12v Outlet


      Brakes
      Stock Calipers painted yellow
      Akebono Ceramic Pads
      R1 Concepts Drilled and slotted rotors

      Suspension:
      Stock Shocks and Struts
      ST Performance Lowering Springs
      H&R 10mm Spacers ( Front ) (Final Offset of ET36)
      H&R 15mm Spacers (Rear) (Final Offset of ET31)
      Elevate Rear Sway Bar

      Engine Performance:
      Powerflex Race Transmission Mount Insert
      Catless, 2 stock resonators and magnaflow race muffler
      Custom Intake Manifold Heat Shield (Page 6)
      Intake Mods
      NEW MOTOR:
      ECU tuned by ARD Tuning
      Port matched intake manifold
      T5 injectors

      Problems and Stupid sh!t
      Was ran off the road by a truck and busted my engine mount and replaced it
      Winter 2014 street was icey and i slid into a mailbox and caused $3500 in damage
      Has some dents on rear driver door from previous owners
      March 2015 I was backing out of my garage and hit my moms car... don't ask... just made a mistake...scratches are there but hardly noticeable after I wet sanded them.


      Skip to last page for current pics of car




      When I first got the car! I had no idea what a Volvo was, and I didn't care, because I had a car. (Parents choice)
      Cleaned up real good and its was AWESOME!



      Started my Audio build.... Long story short with few Pics: First system. RF T1 12 with RF Punch 75 25 to life, RF T2 Component speakers.
      Couple systems later and my final one.... RF T600-4 for the front doors.. Audioque 6.5's with RF t1 tweets all around. Sundown SA 8 V2 ported in the trunk, light weight sound quality! Love it!

      First exterior mod was my "Fosgate" Euro plate.



      Then, American Racing Maverick chrome (I know shoot me) wheels.



      Red foot-well LED's



      The wheel gap :BARF:



      After a fresh cleaning



      Did my Big 3 wires



      Plastidipped the "Fog light holder" to match the grille. Still holding up over a year to date!



      I Plastidipped my eyelids (still holding up like day 1) , And changed my headlights for 5k's



      Voltage meter



      Front lip from MyNameIdeasWereTaken



      Switch for my front LED's and my foot well LED's





      Rally Armor universal mudflaps



      Quick photoshoot pic
      I also dipped the mirror side turn signals!



      Painted center splitter in the middle, and removed the grille. Looks better IMO



      Night shot!



      Plastidipped the front for the "Evo" look and I added the "S40" to the grille.\
      I also dip the garage lip mod on the bottom of the lip and dipped it, makes it look lower and more even.
      With my buddy's OLD R



      De badged the rear and put a pilot exhaust tip on. Last day before the chrome rims went bye-bye



      BLACK STOCK RIMS! Made the wheel gap less noticeable on stock ride height. Lo0oks a ton better but I need low...



      My last mod so far (Winter and money) My magnaflow cutout



      Misc Stuff:
      The stickers
      I also have one that says "Mailbox Kills: 1 " Because as you all know, I pulverized a mailbox... lol



      As you know too, I'm a detailer... No filter showing off the reflection.




      And... what the car looks like as of now...




      So there yall have it! My thread!

      I have stuff on order right now, including some ST lowering springs here in a few weeks, so the chromes will be going back on, with spacers and springs...hopefully im happy with the look.

      All other mods from here out will be posted here so keep an eye out!!
      Cheers
      Last edited by FosgateLife; 02-29-2016 at 11:49 PM.
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      Good stuff man. Would love to see more pics of the audio build.
      a car.

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      I really like that! Any more pics of the plastidip?
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      Which part of it? Half the car is plastidipped :P lol
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      Love the lip Seems I recall a whole thread on it.

      Have you considered curving the sides of the gasket to flow with the lines better?


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      I thought about it and I might! But I kinda like the jagged edges so maybe maybe not! We shall see!
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      Hopefully I will be getting my Lowering springs this week! We shall see! Im anxious to get the car back and finally get some fitment.

      I have a question though....
      Mudflaps...Or not mudflaps?
      I like the way they look from all angles, but don't know if its appropriate with the chrome... Remind you it will look better when lowered.
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      Yeah, like boss lady will let me do that lol. Im saving for pegs! or maybe some vanilla or something similar
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      Car looks AWESOME man, this spring I will be getting come black plastiDip for some of my own projects. Part of me wants to see what my Pegs would look like dipped. But great work man!

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      Quote Originally Posted by bgrove View Post
      Car looks AWESOME man, this spring I will be getting come black plastiDip for some of my own projects. Part of me wants to see what my Pegs would look like dipped. But great work man!
      Photoshop it first! Much cheaper and easier than plastidip. Or PM me some current pictures of your car with pegs and I'll do it tonight.

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      MNIWT I have zero exp with Photoshop, and would greatly appreciate it. Here's an imgur image..



      or do you need me to email the file to you? Thanks again man!

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      Big ups! Thanks man!

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      Lowerinf spring will be here by wednesday thanks Jonxy!!!!!
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      The front of your car is bad ass man. It was ballsy to go for, and I'm glad you did. I really like the "toothy look" with the lines and the lights.

      Can we get a straight head on shot of the car?
      '05 S40 T5 AWD 6 Spd - Custom Intake, FMIC & Spray, SMF, S60R Clutch, Muffler
      Delete, Eibach Springs, Corksport RSB, Front LCA Polys, 5mm Front, 20mm Rear, EFocusMnt
      '97 Isuzu Trooper 3.2L 5 Spd - PIAA Headlights, Lowered, Extended Shifter, 4Pt Harness, Plastidip
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      Well thank you sir Ever since i did that people have noriced my lip, shoot i even got a $250 offer on the lip before, of courseni turned it down because uniqueness if worth more than anything go me!
      People ask all the time if my car is an audi from a distance lol

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      Now if only i had a big ol intercooler in the front.... NA sucks lol
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      Quote Originally Posted by FosgateLife View Post
      shoot i even got a $250 offer on the lip before
      You can give them my number.

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      Hahahah if I ever talk to them again I will! I'm telling you... You could make some serious $$$ if you fabbed them
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      Quote Originally Posted by FosgateLife View Post
      Hahahah if I ever talk to them again I will! I'm telling you... You could make some serious $$$ if you fabbed them
      Only problem is that it would be $$$ and not $$$$$$. More focused on my future career and getting married right now. But working on a little side business and mass producing front lips isn't entirely out of the question.

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      I hear ya, and i know im almost in the same boat... Early stages (pre-engagement) and its kinda hard going ti school and doing detaiing, because i wanna start my own business but then again, if i do that... Engagment will have to wait... Decisions decisions. Good luck with yours
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      Quote Originally Posted by MyNameIdeasWereTaken View Post
      Only problem is that it would be $$$ and not $$$$$$. More focused on my future career and getting married right now. But working on a little side business and mass producing front lips isn't entirely out of the question.
      Quote Originally Posted by FosgateLife View Post
      I hear ya, and i know im almost in the same boat... Early stages (pre-engagement) and its kinda hard going ti school and doing detaiing, because i wanna start my own business but then again, if i do that... Engagment will have to wait... Decisions decisions. Good luck with yours


      hahaha..just kidding...in all seriousness...looks like us 3 are all in the same boat.
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      Being broke is the beginning. .. wait till marriage!
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      Quote Originally Posted by FosgateLife View Post
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      I like the plastidip in the middle. Makes the car really stand out. The longer I stare at it, I feel its going to charge at me or something lol
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      Oh trust me, im not broke by any means! I just dont have $50000 laying around to start up a shop... Lol.

      But yeahhhhh love conquers all
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      Quote Originally Posted by MooseLife View Post
      I like the plastidip in the middle. Makes the car really stand out. The longer I stare at it, I feel its going to charge at me or something lol
      And ahhaha! Great!! Too bad its NA or it would :P
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      Just another pic of my stickers... Once again not everyone is gonna like it put i do!... And i promise my roof doesnt look like that in person lol.



      And look at this beauty i got to detail this week already!

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      drop it low!
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      Quote Originally Posted by FosgateLife View Post
      That reflection! Nice work sir.
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      Yea yea yea jonxy!!!!

      And thanks bud! I try my hardest, and i love what i do and im good at it! Bonus
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      Quote Originally Posted by FosgateLife View Post
      NA sucks lol
      and turbo blows lol
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      Hahahaha I think it's the other way around! Lol
      Good news is lowering springs come in today
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