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Messed around with the Go Pro on Sunday. We were having some issues with the on-car microphone quality but the outside filmed turn really gives a good idea of what it sounds like.
 
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First Open Track Day in the F-Type

The Hornberg dealerships hosted a Jaguar/Aston Martin track day at Chuckwalla Raceway for their clients last Friday and it was a great turnout! There were roughly 30+ F Types varying from stock base models to modded SVR's. Though I have tracked my previous cars before, this was my first time at Chuck and first time tracking the F-Type. Overall the car did very well and I was quite impressed with how solid everything felt throughout the day.







 
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Great thread - love the black wheels
 
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Great thread - love the black wheels
Thanks!

The car is getting ready for the next round of mods over the next few weeks.
 
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A lot has happened over the past 2 months but since there is not much activity over here, I'll just post it all at once:

Everything is starting to come in for the new changes last month:

OEM Project 7 Grill Delete
GT Carbon Rear Diffuser
GT Carbon Wing
OEM Side Sills

All parts will be wrapped black to keep the car to the OEM+ "GT3" design.















 
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OEM Side Sills Installed

We spent a good 5 hours installing them the correct way with all of the OE Jaguar hardware. Very time consuming job.











 

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New Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tires Installed

I decided to keep these wheels for a bit longer and I was in need for a new set of tires so I decided to upgrade from the Super Sports. I’ve been running MPSS’s on all of my cars for over 5 years now and love them but from the reviews everyone says the 4S’s are even better. I went with the same 255/35 and 295/30 sizes since they fit the car well. I look forward to testing them out on the track soon!



 
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Project 7 Grill Installed

Quite possibly the best mod for the F-Type is the Project 7 Grill Delete. Sourcing one is 90% of the battle and I am not going to go into too much detail other than saying that an original P7 VIN is required and A LOT of patience with finding a dealership or online Jag dealer to accept it. The grill surround came in white from Jaguar so I had it wrapped in gloss black to match the rest of the car. At this time I also swapped in the black Jag emblem and wrapped the front lip while everything was apart.









 
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ClearPlex Installed on the Windshield

As the track season approaches, it was time to ClearPlex my windshield. I was out at Chuckwalla this weekend with my brother for Bimmer Challenge and the amount of rocks and rubber that got kicked up at his M3 made me install the Clearplex first thing at work this morning. If you don't already know what it does, it's essentialy a clear bra for the windshield. We used the ClearPlex IR which has 70% tint (barely noticeable) and also helps cut down on heat. A good installer will get this installed on the car so that it looks like nothing is even there... as you can see in the last two pictures.









 
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And a little teaser of the CF GT3 wing and rear diffuser...



 
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Looks really nice. I think making a car “your own” is sometimes the best part.

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Fantastic looking F Type. Seriously considering one of these for my next car. Love the wing. How difficult was that to install? Nervous at all about drilling?
 
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Agreed!

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Fantastic looking F Type. Seriously considering one of these for my next car. Love the wing. How difficult was that to install? Nervous at all about drilling?
Not too bad but yes it does require...drilling

Here is a write up I did on the complete wing install:
https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/f...-179586/page8/



 

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Thanks for the link and insight. Love the setup. Congrats!
 
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Awesome work! I'll be following your progress
 
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