Tags: carbon fiber carbon fibre cf hood dodge dart mix modern performance orange vented hood
Uh oh! I did it! MPX Carbon Fiber hood – build is now complete! Now to decide, what do you think? I completed the hash stripes over the hood lip, to tie it in. I feel like it blends it in a bit better, but what do you guys think about the middle stripes? Should I continue the center stripes over the hood, like I did the hash stripes, or do I leave it as is? If I did it, it would only be plasti dip, so the matte black would slightly contrast the hood, and be completely removable. I just can’t decide, and I want to finish it by next week at the Midwest Dart Meet in Chi-town!
Here’s a better look at the black over CF:
I (quickly) mocked it up in Photoshop, to give a better idea of what I mean:
All of these ideas were later abandoned, and the hood was left raw.
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Tags: deyeme racing dodge dart engine mount flex flex mount orange rear engine mount
Started out with blowing off one of my pipes connecting the FMIC – before I knew it, she looked like this, again:
Next installment, interior switches and wiring. I ran all of the needed wires through the firewall, both below the clutch, as well as on the passenger side, behind the glove box. I did the project in phases, as there is never much time in my life, nowadays. I pre-wired all of the switches in my shop, and measured out all of the cable runs, leaving the excess at the interior firewall. Most of the wires could be run by simply removing the lower footwell panels and below the steering column. Here are the pre-wired switches, and the holes already drilled out. Everything was trimmed and heat-shrinked prior to the installation in these pics:
The wiring is a bit more complicated than needed for most, but it is my specialty, and this is for car shows and hang-outs. The first four colored switches are simple on/off, controlling the strobe lights outside, the KITT LED lights, interior roof shadow lights, and the console and glove box lighting. The second set of switches are DPDT switches, or on-off-on. These are wired to two separate power sources. Up is on constant, with power straight from the battery. Middle position is off, and the lower position is on with an ignition switched fuse location. This enables the exterior LED lights, and the Halo headlights and demon eyes to come on with the car, but also enables them to run with the car off and locked.
Tags: custom tune dodge dart fuse box gentz orange Q+ q4 unichip unichip q4
One of my favorite mods, and decision, was to purchase the Unichip Q4 with a custom tune written by @gentz on the dodge-dart.org forum. This sucker runs amesome! I also painted and customized the fuse box cover, too.