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11-15-2012 09:53 AM
A7xschecter6661
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Originally Posted by Kipp View Post
are you gonna wait til spring to put the springs on with the wheels or just do it now? if you wait you'll have the extra clearance through winter, but might be easier to get bolts out now. that lower rear control arm bolt likes to sieze.
I plan on putting the springs on within a few days of getting them. Bigger rims and tires won't be until spring. All I am doing for now is closing a little bit of the fender gap.

Love that blue car above, I can't wait!


So far I have ordered:
3D Carbon Kit
Eibach Pro Kit Springs
Stubby Antenna
Better HID bulbs for my retrofit
And it's getting tinted on saturday!
11-15-2012 08:23 AM
Kipp are you gonna wait til spring to put the springs on with the wheels or just do it now? if you wait you'll have the extra clearance through winter, but might be easier to get bolts out now. that lower rear control arm bolt likes to sieze.
11-15-2012 01:07 AM
VonKrause Also I met this guy, name's Ryan_D on here, really cool dood, dig the car too.

11-15-2012 12:17 AM
A7xschecter6661
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Originally Posted by PSUrivie View Post
OP, it's not that big of a job to paint the interior. As you can see alot of guys have done it with great results. It's a fairly cheap mod that really change the inside of your ride.
I know it's not hard, I painted half of my old car. 2 Bumpers, grille, 2 side skirts,quarters and doors. It's just whether or not it would look good.

Judging by the picture above with the blue interior, I don't like it and will leave it.


Anyways, my 3D kit will be here in a few days, getting windows tinted saturday, gonna order lowering springs within a few days. I will buy rims later in the winter, when it's closer to spring.

Can't wait to see this thing come to life!




I also want to undercoat my whole trunk area under the mat, and in the spring rip my interior apart and undercoat it on the inside for some sound proofing.
11-15-2012 12:15 AM
PSUrivie OP, it's not that big of a job to paint the interior. As you can see alot of guys have done it with great results. It's a fairly cheap mod that really change the inside of your ride.
11-14-2012 08:03 PM
VonKrause I have some rims that are very close to the ones you are looking at, they are sparcco as well but slightly different spoke pattern.





I opted to black out as much as possible in my car, painted the silver bits inside, swapped interior tan with a black interior, blacked out tail lights, black, grille, etc.



Also color matched the "Focus" on the door panels and dash.





Love this mod






Got a full list of my mods in my profile if you want to check it out, or if you want pics of something specific just ask.

-VonKrause-



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I plan on getting coilovers this weekend and won't need my lowering springs anymore. Just an FYI
11-14-2012 09:30 AM
indy_11 don't black your car out is all i have to say. other than that you're on the right path.
11-13-2012 11:07 PM
Kipp do you use sat radio? if you don't use either then how bout shaving the antenna?

As far as the int panels go, it's enought to notice, but not overwelming. I have the center dash and console in mine (close match) and looks awesome!

brighter than the vista blue
11-13-2012 10:25 PM
A7xschecter6661 What else can I do guys?

I will get the 3D carbon kit in a few days.
Buying the paint for it thursday. (body kit, mirror caps and grill)
Getting the windows tinted Saturday.
Still deciding on lowering springs.
Gonna grab a stubby antenna. (I don't use radio)

Also tempted to pull the silver dash panels off and paint them body color. That might be too overwhelming though.
11-13-2012 12:21 AM
A7xschecter6661 .
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EDIT: Just picked up a new 3d carbon kit for $442 shipped!







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Originally Posted by ViperThreat View Post
Peeps have been busy lately lol. give em a little time to post up.

My reccomendations are:

1. Black out the headlights some. Too much chrome always kills the look for me, and I think blacked out it would look evil/amazing.

2. Blackout or colormatch the grille.

3. 3d Carbon Kit (like you posted, but paint the rear diffuser part black, looks meaner)

4. those sparco wheels you posted

5. FSWerks Stealth catback exhaust

6. Slam it.

7. Make girls moist.
LOL! I actually like the sparcos! My tail lights are blacked out in my pics above because I did not like all the chrome. I figured if I am painting the 3D kit, I can then paint my mirror covers and grille too. Also Considered the inside silver panels. Pop them off and get them painted glossy flame blue like the exterior. Some people do this, but almost nobody does it with body matching paint, they just get something similar but you can tell it's not the same.

Thanks for the idea of painting the diffuser. Why is this one different? Coupe version? Or is that painted too? Hard to tell...




The first mod is going to be springs, in the next few days and I don't know what to get. I don't want to completely kill my stock suspension... But I want to rid most of the wheel gap.

This would be perfect (stole from another thread)

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