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dyn085 06-03-2012 06:30 PM

Another SGM MKIII Build! Now with ST content! Both FoST and FiST!!
 
Ok, we know where this is going. I say some things and post lots of pics.

I had a Red '02 ZX3 back in '02. Bone stock, de-badged, helicopter sticker on the rear glass. Loved it. It got traded in on a Ranger in '04 because I thought I needed a truck. Really missed it a lot, I was surprised at how many people associated me with that vehicle. No pics (sigh).

Fast forward to Feb '13. I went and bought this.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/24/y8e8e5un.jpg

I was happy with it. Everything was fine for a week, but then I saw two brand new Ti's on their lot. Then at another dealership I saw this -
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/24/9yvenu5e.jpg

If you want to jump to the beginning of when I got serious with the Ti build then jump to post #248. Ultimately I took it to this point before buying my ST, and now I'm done with modifying it and 'Focus'ing on the ST.

*Shots courtesy of Jdubhack*
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/...ps84a4887c.jpg

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/...ps150a9eef.jpg

If you want to jump to the ST, the first pic starts at post #495 though the actual build has yet to occur.

First official ST pic-
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/06/e2u8e4ub.jpg

Or you can jump to #603 for the final GiGi pic with the FiST-
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/01/ape9ytuj.jpg

And of course if you're just bored and interested in my ramble (at least the parts that I haven't already edited out), then start here and kill a few minutes!

Power Surge 06-03-2012 06:37 PM

Ok, my thoughts...

I am really not digging the black wheels. Just doesn't strike me on the gray car. I think it looks better with the silver. I have not seen anyone do it, but what about blacking out just the center portion of the spokes? That might look pretty neat.

And on the rear tails, I like the shape change with the dip, but for final application I really think it would look best body color.

dyn085 06-03-2012 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Power Surge (Post 4196986)
Ok, my thoughts...

I am really not digging the black wheels. Just doesn't strike me on the gray car. I think it looks better with the silver. I have not seen anyone do it, but what about blacking out just the center portion of the spokes? That might look pretty neat.

And on the rear tails, I like the shape change with the dip, but for final application I really think it would look best body color.

I pretty much agree with you on the wheels, though I need to see the monochrome and red calipers before changing them up. I have some ideas...[idea]

I think you will like the tails on completion. That update will occur in 3-4 weeks as my schedule is about to get busy.

Thanks for the input![thumb]

Albarry 06-03-2012 06:48 PM

Good choice in color[8D], i think color matched wheels would look great on the car,[:)]

feta_mgp 06-03-2012 06:58 PM

My only question, and this isn't meant to be rude or mean, but why bother with the MS3 rear motor mount on a DD? Not like you're slamming the gears with the pedal to the metal and getting that engine to rock back and forth... are you? And even then that really only applies to the manual Ti.

Other than that, I think you have some cool ideas aesthetically, of course the eyelids and rear light "lids" should be body color, but the rear shape does look really cool. Black wheels are meh to me, but this is your car not mine, so if you like it you should keep it.

dyn085 06-03-2012 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Albarry (Post 4197004)
Good choice in color[8D], i think color matched wheels would look great on the car,[:)]

The color is one of the best, imho. Maybe the Race Red would have swayed me (Power Surge), but it wasn't offered in the Ti. SGM, for use, cleanliness appearance, and scratch/swirl hiding- I don't think it can be beat. And I can't tell for sure, but if I am seeing your avatar correctly then I will need to choose a new RACING STRIPE! I must think now.[idea]


Quote:

Originally Posted by feta_mgp (Post 4197019)
My only question, and this isn't meant to be rude or mean, but why bother with the MS3 rear motor mount on a DD? Not like you're slamming the gears with the pedal to the metal and getting that engine to rock back and forth... are you? And even then that really only applies to the manual Ti.

Other than that, I think you have some cool ideas aesthetically, of course the eyelids and rear light "lids" should be body color, but the rear shape does look really cool. Black wheels are meh to me, but this is your car not mine, so if you like it you should keep it.

Your post didn't come off wrong, constructive criticism can help me as many things are just concepts in my head. I wanted the mount to help firm up the shifts. When the DCT isn't cooperating (which is less after the last update), a little less slop would be nice. That, and I've seen some of the dyno video's...this mount needs help with engines that have more power. Just trying to stay ahead of the game[thumb].

I think that when the final product starts to come together, it will look better than the Dip mods. I don't want to let the cat out of the bag just yet, though[8D]

ottotroll 06-03-2012 07:20 PM

Looks good, but I don't like black wheels.....

TehMark 06-03-2012 08:32 PM

Yeah this looked fine until the wheels. The wheels make it look super ghetto.

wilsonfocus86 06-03-2012 08:42 PM

dude haters gonna hate. i love the black wheels haha. because they're different, they're cool man [thumb]....maybe i'll do them one day!

dyn085 06-03-2012 08:48 PM

I'm seeing a pattern here...and I do appreciate the responses. All black wheels may not be in the cards, but I am going to keep sporting them while the rest of the mods begin their final application. Then, when the rest of the exterior/suspension mods are on, I'll post a pic both before and after the removal of the plasti-dip. This is, of course, assuming the dip lasts another month or two. I'm generally too busy (lazy) to hand wash and typically run through the pressure wash 3 weeks a month.

I do have a few alternate ideas for the wheels, something I'll play with prior to final paint...[thumb]

I also wonder if the pics are throwing it off. Those who have seen the car in person love the change. Even I hate the way it looks in the pics...Idk, we'll see.

Thanks again for the comments!


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