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    I'm still working on the radio install, waiting on parts, but I've been busy.


    Over the last couple of weekends, I've been building and rebuilding the roof rack setup, to go on top of my Twist Dynamics canvas top.


    I stole this idea from SS Roof Rack, so many thanks to VERN and mikeboztx for paving the way.


    I wanted something light, easy to take on and off and affordable. We probably will only use this a couple of times a year, so it didn't make sense to invest a lot of money into it (would rather save that for other mods).


    Reese 1391300 Explore Rooftop Cargo Basket, Easy Assembly 125 Lb. Capacity

    LAMPHUS Cruizer LED Off-Road Light Vertical Bar Clamp Mounting Kit x2

    48 in. x 1-1/4 in. x 1/16 in. Plain Steel Square Tube x2

    1 1/4" SQUARE TUBING END CAP PLUG

    5/16 hex bolt 2 inches long x4

    5/16 locking washing x4

    Masterchem Industries 41140 Spray Paint, Black


    Clamps are mounted to the canvas frame and the square tube is sized and marked for cutting/drilling.


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    Drilled out and

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    With the newer models, putting an aftermarket head-unit (radio) in is challenging. We don't have a lot of choices to mount the things. It seems with the newer models, we have a lot more room there, or at least the opening is bigger.


    I'm still very new to Slingshots (bought mine in December of this year), so I'm learning as I go (and reading a lot on these forums). So, I bought the wrong adapter and of course, it didn't fit, and completely fit through the opening, so that's why I say that we have a lot more room.


    I had bought two adapters, first one I got in, wasn't the greatest quality, and the single page instructions stated to cut my dash. Like hell I'm cutting my dash. Well, I might have thought about it, if the part was well made aluminum or something, but it was just cheap plastic.


    Being that it was cheap plastic, I cut the hell out of the adapter until it fit :) It's not going to stay, just there temporarily until mytoy get's his 2018+ double-din mount done and I'll

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    This is a Twist Dynamics canvas top and a Twist Dynamics adjustable 13" windshield. Built quality is good. The windshield had no real issues with the instructions. If they'd listen, I'd give them a small bit of feedback on making a couple of the steps a bit better to understand. They'd also do well to post some videos of the install.


    The top, well, had zero instructions. I don't know if they just assumed people would know what to do, or QA missed that there were none. Thanks for a forum reply by airoutlaw to my request for help on it, it went on pretty easy with his instructions. I took my time with both, probably took me 3 hours to install them. Part of that time was me looking for instructions and locating the right tools.


    Hopefully TD answers my request about the lack of instructions.

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    This doesn't really have to do with my build, but something that I feel passionate about and wanted it out there to be referenced and discussed.


    To all of our manufacturers out there and those that resell those products. Many of the items you are making are unique, but there is some competition in some of the spaces and guaranteed if you don't have competition now, if you have a good idea, there will be competition in the future.


    Business 101 tells us that you should have good customer service, and part of that is having detailed and good instructions on installation, use and troubleshooting of the product.


    I'm not going to call out the product/manufacturer in this article, but I recently received a product in, a mod that goes into the dash, and it literally had a single page, with one picture and two sentences on the install. It was a bad photo copy or bad print and looked like something a 12 year old would make. The product itself seems to be well made, but I have no clue

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    I've gotten a few responses on my shifter post and everyone agrees that I should add a DDM Short Throw Shifter, damn, you guys like to help me spend my money.


    I hate half doing anything, my OCD just tweaks in my head until it drives me batty, so yeah, I ordered the shifter.


    *sighs*


    I'm like a kid in a candy shop!

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    I didn't get any pics yet, was late last night, but got the parts in for a small mod, shifter change out. It's cosmetic, but I just didn't care for the feel of the stock shifter. Went cheap and bought a shifter adapter off of amazon and a cheap, pretty knob. The shift adapter seems to be well built, but did not fit my 2019 base. The slot where the shift shank from the transmission was not deep enough, so when you put the adapter over the shank, the hole for the allen lock bolt did not line up.


    Pulled off the shank (just had to remove the boot and it's another 5mm allen bolt that holds it on the tranny), used a hack saw to shorten and everything bolted back together.


    Between it not fitting without modification and it being a bit longer than I expected, I would not recommend that shift adapter. It does not shorten at all, just allows you put any standard knob.


    I've ordered the DDM short shifter as well, to give it a try. Everyone keeps saying I'll love it ^^

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    Planned mods, but I don't have the budget for just yet...


    I really like the Volk te37 SL Pressed black wheels but they are pricey and I'm sure I can find a similar design that is cheaper. I plan to stick with 18" wheels all the way around, and ideally, put the same 3 tires all the way around, of course, going wider with a 10.5 or 11" wide wheel. For tires I haven't decided yet, mainly a summer tire that is plenty sticky, and will research more once I'm ready to pull the trigger. Going to wait until the back tire needs to be replaced first.


    Forced air induction, but haven't decided on which one. I don't need insane amounts of power, but who knows once i get more comfortable with it. WIll cross that bridge when I get to it


    A keyless ignition because I'm lazy and like using a fob instead of a key


    Really wish the prices weren't so high on the Canadian light kit for the newer models, but, it's on the list.


    A comfortable ride, plus adjustment is important, so really wish I could

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    First, a big shout out to kev at https://allthingsslingshot.com/ for a quick reply to my questions, going above and beyond to help me save some cash, just wish I had found him sooner. Hindsight is 20/20, but he posts on the forums a lot, should have found him quicker.


    I ordered a Welter 2.5" Dual exhaust system and a 1320 Performance header v2


    Thanks again Kev.


    Next on order is a Twist Dynamics canvas top, Twist Dynamics adjustable 13" windshield and a finally a TD cold air intake all from https://slingshotonly.com/ They were very friendly, but a bit confused as to their own processes and kept telling me my order on a certain date, and then come back with a change, happened 3 or 4 times and was a bit frustrating. Also, they have a discount system for VIP, but you have to pay a fee and I don't see myself ordering that much in the long term, so go visit Kev, no fees.


    I don't think a slingshot can be without a pair of Meansling storage bags from no other place than

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