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 #51562  by johnhenrydale
 Thu May 21, 2020 4:50 am
I’ve been pondering this wheel and tire combo ever since I got my 2011 Azure gray manual GTS in 2014.

Today I finally made it a reality:

Vossen’s Anthracite color is nearly a perfect paint match for the Azure gray paint and I LOVE how the rear wheel is finally flush with the Kizashi’s beautiful rear quarter panels. That’s maybe my favorite angle of all these pics.

I’ll post some proper DSLR photos and nice video footage once I get my new replacement headlights + LEDs put in.
Stay tuned!

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 #51566  by Ronzuki
 Thu May 21, 2020 8:23 pm
yeah man...damn sexy looking car! Love the glassy, wet looking finish. Mine sure doesn't look like that.
 #51572  by johnhenrydale
 Mon May 25, 2020 1:37 am
As promised, some more proper pics and video. These were not taken with my GH4 after all. Instead I decided to try a photo and video shoot with my new Mavic Air 2 drone in the world famous 1111 Lincoln Road Parking garage designed by Herzog & DeMeuron in Miami Beach, where I used to live. I decided to use the drone to see how good this new 48MP sensor is for stills and video. It did not disappoint in either case. These are all untouched and unedited, shot around 2-3pm on a bright but cloudy and rainy day. It was kind of a nice backdrop for the new Anthracite & Azure Gray stealth look I'm going for with the Sport GLS.

New upgrades:
1) I installed new OEM headlights. It was time. The old ones had been beaten beyond repair by 5 years in the Florida sun. No amount of buffing and sealing was going to bring those things back to new.
2) Added LED bulbs. The difference in color temperature and light beam throw distance is amazing. The LED tun signals give the whole thing a much more modern updated appearance that I quite enjoy.

I added smoked tint on the rear tail lights as well as the side parking lights.

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I'm thinking one of two very different directions for the rest of this project:

1) Re paint all chrome to black chrome, for a fully gray and black chrome stealth look, but with brake calipers in java green (see below) for a pop of color

2) Paint brake calipers and all chrome parts (side stripes, exhaust tips, door chrome, front valance chrome) in Java Green (BMW color) like this:

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3) Paint all chrome parts in green chrome and paint calipers in Java Green.

What think ye?

Finally Here are some Mavic Air 2 videos, one of which is in slow motion. They did not come out quite a fluid as I would have liked, but I'm also still just learning how to use this thing:

slow mo:
 #51573  by Ronzuki
 Mon May 25, 2020 12:18 pm
Personally, your car looks awesome as it sits. Some color on the calipers would be ok IMHO, however, all the new neon colors on vehicles simply not my cup of tea. If you must change the chrome, giving it a bit of a smokey tint (black chrome?) to closer match those great looking wheels would tie it all together nicely.
 #51578  by johnhenrydale
 Mon May 25, 2020 4:15 pm
Yeah I think that’s the direction I’m headed as well. I’ve seen a couple similar examples and I really like the gray with black chrome all over look. I think I’ll just keep the green calipers as the color element. thanks!

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