|With the newly installed Tomei ExPreme Exhaust|
|Long-time readers know that my car was used as the jig to develop the exhaust, and that this shot|
was used for their catalog
While it still looks great from a distance, I was becoming aware that the heat of the exhaust, as well as it's location on the rear edge of the bumper, was wreaking havoc on the carbon.
|A close-up reveals these flaws.|
I then went back to find the vendor on Yahoo Auctions, 5000 yen and 3 days later:
|Old one obviously the one not wrapped up.|
|Here you can compare directly. Camera angle shot makes old one on left look larger.|
As you can see this carbon is really thin, but since it's not bolted on, replacement is an easy affair. Just take off the old one, clean the bumper (I had taken it off before the detail at RAPT), then simply slap back on using the double stick tape.
|You can see the remnants of the tape on the old one on top.|
|Truth be told the tape is old and I may need to readjust later|
Make sure the area around the exhaust is clean:
|A quick wipe with a microfiber towel, then|
Later, after a quick drive:
|Can't even tell it's been replaced.|