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Byakuya's "White Night" Build Thread

She has been sold. I put many good miles into this car, but alas, I had to give her up to make way for my new adventure: http://forum.mazda6club.com/picture-videos/259456-byakuyas-2014-grand-touring-shiro-shinobi.html

Winner: November 2012.

Exterior:
Motegi Racing FF 7 Rims (17x7, 225/45).
White Angel Eyes (Halos)
5000k DDM Tuning HID Kit
Acura RDX Short Antenna
Engine Cover Painted White w/Blue Lettering
Sans Door Guards
Custom Painted Badge-less Grille
White License Plate LEDs
Xenon Reverse Lights
LED Brake light Bulbs
Clear Side Markers w/Amber bulbs
Auto VentShade Rain Guards
Painted Calipers (Black)

Interior
Pioneer Head Unit w/AUX for iPhone Integration
Metra Turbo 2 Kit
White Painted Center Console/Metra Kit/LED Display
Frosted White Dome/Map LEDs
Frosted Red Courtesy LEDs
Red Pulse/Breathe/Sound-Activated Footwell and Trunk LEDs
All Weather Floor Mats
RedLineGoods Custom Leather Shift Boot

Here's the car, the day I got it:



Map/Dome LEDs and Footwell LEDs:



The matching Trunk LEDs for the Footwells:



Map/Dome LEDs, Footwell LEDs, and Painted Center Console/Metra Kit:



Custom Leather Shift Boot, Painted Door Arm Rests and Matching iPhone Case:




Engine Cover Painted:




The HIDs and Audi LEDs Installed:




The Car As of 6/1/2012:




New Rims Installed:





Removed the Audi Lights and Installed Angel Eyes - Also got grille painted:
**Note that the car was very dirty when I took these.




** I don't know why the pics make the lights look like they have a green tint, they really don't. The Halos are pure white and the pictures don't do them justice.

New Halo Pic:




Couple Rolling Self-Shots:




The Latest Pic (and my current favorite):
 

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I've seen you post around here for a while. Car looks nice what part of MA are you in if you don't mind me asking?
Thanks - I'm all over MA (Usually North Shore area) for my job, but I live in Worcester.
 

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Got my custom leather shift boot in today, here's the pic:

 

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Got my new badge-less grille in today. My old one was super faded and I wasn't a big fan of the silver mustache.

Here's the new grille with and without my lights on: (Sorry about crappy phone pics)



 

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sweet ride man, im loving the interior touches
Thanks :)

You know, sans the Metra kit and single Din head unit, it it didn't cost much at all for my whole interior.

$40 for the lighting (fully adjustable brightness LEDs, go into trunk also)
$40 for the custom leather shift boot
$20 for the paint (but I did my engine with it too).
$10 for the Map/Dome LEDs

Overall look of the car IMO - Priceless :D
 

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Whoa! I'm really impressed dude! You painted the center console yourself? And how did you get that custom shift boot!? Definitely a smooth looking ride you've got there.



BTW, where are the power mods?:seeya:;)
 

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Really love your car and the mods, especially since mine's white too (albeit an 06). Plus I love the little mods and details that add up, which is kind of like what I've done to mine. And the best part is it doesn't cost too much.
 

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Whoa! I'm really impressed dude! You painted the center console yourself? And how did you get that custom shift boot!? Definitely a smooth looking ride you've got there.

BTW, where are the power mods?:seeya:;)
Thanks. Yeah I painted the console and Metra kit myself. Added a small amount of gloss to keep a nice matte look but it has a different type of matte look, tough to describe but I love how it came out.

Custom shift boot was from RedlineGoods.com - They make exquisite quality items IMO. The boot is gorgeous and a very good quality leather. The only downside was that the slits cut for mounting it were too small, so I just had to take a razor to them but that was it. Oh and I sewed up the top shot because the hole for the shifter was too big and excess material stuck out from under the shift knob.

Power mods, nothing :D - I'm not looking to beef up this car since in a few years it will be driven into the ground. I'm going at least 120 miles on it a day, so I want to keep the big money mods out of it. (Except maybe some nicer rims), but I doubt I'll even get a CAI or SRI, and I know I'm not dropping it.

Really love your car and the mods, especially since mine's white too (albeit an 06). Plus I love the little mods and details that add up, which is kind of like what I've done to mine. And the best part is it doesn't cost too much.
Thanks Johnmichael. Yeah I'm not huge on standing out a ton, I just want my car to have a clean look, and it's own "vibe" and I love how the little things go together.


Dudd thats the grill I have that i woulda sold you for half price! send it back haha
I thought you were describing a different one :(

I'm pretty sure this had a 60 day return policy, but it was only $25 so I'm not too worried about it. I'll let you know :)
 

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BTW, that means you guys should totally go vote for the 6OTM ;););)
 

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Hey just got a quick question, do you have Bose audio? If so how does it sound with the aftermarket deck? i tried doing the L716 mod to my stock HU but kinda screwed it up but thankfully it still plays cds...for now anyways, but yeah i need to go metra and most likely im going pioneer deck as well
 

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Honestly, I couldn't tell you. Pretty sure that it does have the Bose system in it, because clearly at some point a previous owner tore the doors off I can tell. And the car has some pretty good sound considering it doesn't have a woofer.

Sorry I can't help more, maybe I'll check some day soon what speakers I have because I'm curious now haha.
 

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oh alright no sub = no bose and as well bose says on the door speaker grills, but one more thing, do your steering wheel audio controls work?
Not necessarily, you could have Bose speakers installed after the OEM ones and not put those panels on.

And no, you need a special harness/adapter that will work with your HU in order to get those controls working (as far as I know).
 
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