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    Two questions:
    1) How did you attach it to the ceiling liner?
    2) Do you hit your head on it if the car bumps hard to the side?

    I'm 6' and I sometimes hit my head on the door frame when 4X'ing. Not a big deal but I wouldn't want it to happen on both sides of my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bartmanS4 View Post
    Two questions:
    1) How did you attach it to the ceiling liner?
    2) Do you hit your head on it if the car bumps hard to the side?

    I'm 6' and I sometimes hit my head on the door frame when 4X'ing. Not a big deal but I wouldn't want it to happen on both sides of my head.
    1) There are 2 screws in the console. For the one in front, I went to Lowes looking for a piece of wood. In their aisle for fasteners and what not, I found a wooden wheel to replace a broken wheel on a child's toy. I picked up some new Elmer's adhesive and glued it under the headliner, straight on the roof. For the rear, I drilled a 1/4" hole in one of the compartments, and using a 1" washer and long screw, I screwed it into the place where the OEM light screws in. The washer is larger than the hole size, so it let's you center the console when attaching it. Here's a pic, I'll grab a better one showing a better perspective @ lunch.




    2) I'm 6'3", no issues.

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    Well, I had to modify this. One the way home, the glue holding the wood in place failed, so the front of the console fell. In trying to remedy it, I found some speed nuts in my tool kit, so I ended up doing this:

    Speed nuts from Lowes, less than $3, and come in a bag like this:


    and they look like this (screw not included w/the kit):


    I ended up notching my headliner (pay no mention to the gaping hole up there) by first placing the speed nut w/attached screw in the location where I previous screwed into/through the headliner, then notching the headliner so I could put the speed nut in place.


    The headliner is stiff enough to support the weight of the console w/out bowing, so problem solved.

    As I promised closer pics of the rear, here we go. The first pic is the console in it's entirety, to provide perspective. You'll be drilling a hole in the 3rd compartment, highlighted by the arrow.


    Here's a close up of the hole in the compartment:


    Here's the roof w/the push light removed. You'll be mounting the rear screw through the center hole, highlighted by the arrow:

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    Thanks!
    Any plans to hook up the temp and compass display?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartmanS4 View Post
    Thanks!
    Any plans to hook up the temp and compass display?
    Nopers, thought about it, but I have a tablet in the truck that displays that. I removed the internals and am probably going to use the panel as a switch panel for other odds n' ends.

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    The past week was comprised of:

    -the installation of diff drop brackets
    -the installation of front cross drilled rotors
    -repacking the front bearings
    -inner cv boot changing

    It wasn't very fun.





    It took 2 of us to put the diff in, so thanks to my buddy Greg for coming over to help.

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    I actually bought this exact same console to install. I was looking for some tips on removing the headliner and found this thread; lucky me!

    How did you mount the front part of the console? There are some mounting points and a clip on the console that stick out pretty far. Did you remove those or just cut the headliner for them to fit into?
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    I have one of the few carbon fiber hood inserts, and with the Texas sun, it has taken a beating over the past couple years. Additionally, the clear was cracked when I purchased it.


    Dropped it off @ one of the local Line-X dealers today and picked it up this afternoon.


    Aaaaannnnnddddd, ebay SCORE! A *brand new* OEM headliner for $160 shipped! The smaller box is some Raamaudio BXT II that I'm going to use to cover the roof prior to the install.
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    That hood insert is looking good!

    I wish the Line-X stayed satin-shiny forever but eventually dulls out to a matte finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VXorado View Post
    That hood insert is looking good!

    I wish the Line-X stayed satin-shiny forever but eventually dulls out to a matte finish.
    Can you paint it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VXorado View Post
    That hood insert is looking good!

    I wish the Line-X stayed satin-shiny forever but eventually dulls out to a matte finish.
    Thank you sir! Much better looking than the original carbon fiber, that's for sure! I had Line-X Premium sprayed so that it'll stay looking like that, from what I understand. I was shown the regular Line-X, and you're right, it looked dull. Supposedly this'll last. Time will tell, I suppose.
    Last edited by eternal21 : 02/08/2016 at 07:43 AM

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    Yup..The premium is supposed to stay shiny...I've seen applications 2-3 years old ..still shiny.

    i didnt want shiny..so opted for matte on the ORW..

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    I took some really nice high res (16mb) pics on the coast this weekend. Photos are using my Galaxy S6 Edge, and have not been retouched. The lighting was incredible, and the pictures are some of the best I've taken. These are the best 2 out of the bunch.


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    Well, I used a Trooper spare tire mount and this happened:





    I went to Lowes and bought 2 1" rubber feet and screwed them into the top of the rear bumper cover so that the door can rest on them when the door is closed.

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    Well done...love your VX!

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