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Old 03-13-2018, 08:42 PM   #1  
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I bought Tanabe GF210 springs probably a year ago and finally got around to installing them. I love how it looks now. I also have 20mm spacers installed and 245/35/19 tires. There is a slight rub on the passenger rear. The tire is just barely making contact with the wheel liner where it sticks out to cover the bumper mounting tab. I should be able to modify the liner and not have to touch the mounting tab. I have to call and set up an alignment sometime this week.

Since this thread is worthless without pics here are a few a snapped at the grocery store. I threw one in of my shift **** since I refurbed it the other day. The red stitching had turned light pink and the polished top was all scratched up. I painted the top with some textured black rustoleum and used a red paint pen on the stitching.
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Looks good! Interesting idea with the rustoleum.
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Looks clean. Tanabes were the first springs I ever installed on an RX-8 over a decade ago. Good springs.
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Looks good! Interesting idea with the rustoleum.
I didn't really like the polished look. Honestly I don't really like the shape of the shift ****, I prefer a round ****. I might end up getting this one from an ND Miata.
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Nice R3!

Never heard of Rust-Oleum until now. Looks like a good idea.

As for the OEM ****, I personally find it to be too aesthetically interesting to swap out for another. The round one may feel better in your hands, though.
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The red stitching had turned light pink and the polished top was all scratched up. I painted the top with some textured black rustoleum and used a red paint pen on the stitching.
Can you provide the details on the paint pen you used on the shift **** stitching? Mine has the same problem.
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Can you provide the details on the paint pen you used on the shift **** stitching? Mine has the same problem.
I used a Uni-Paint fine tip marker.
https://www.staples.com/Uni-ball-Fin...product_497792

I don't know how it will hold up but even if I have to touch it up every 6 months it is way better than pink. I have seen people do it with a red sharpie too.

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It didn't hold up at all.

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Can you provide the details on the paint pen you used on the shift **** stitching? Mine has the same problem.
Don't bother trying to find the same paint pen. It is back to being pink already after about 100 miles of city driving
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