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Old 03-02-2012, 08:49 AM   #21
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Well my main focus is to get performance without losing the daily drive ability while also going for some looks and personal style.

Oh and im pretty sure attention is what people are wanting when they do the aesthetic mods such as projector lenses, HID's, underbody neons, and so forth. Unfortunatly you are right that while you get the attention you want with these mods, you also get unwanted attention from the law.

I have noticed that my vehicle appears to have some minor front end dmg but the problem is it set off everything on my front end about 1/2in. I have a feeling this is why my badge origianly fell off. I think im gonna go for fixing that first then move on to spending money on toys =)
a custom tune will do wonders for a car.

and as long as the mods are tasteful, it should come out nice.

sorry to hear about the front end damage.

i know several people that daily slammed cars, but i also know several that shy away from it as much as possible.
to each their own.
i think my next car will be slammed as the "Kraken" will hopefully start becoming more of a "show car" and less of a DD..... i hope.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:01 AM   #22
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Yea the funny part about the front end dmg is you can't see it from about 10ft away but if you get closer and look you can see the bumper droop and i poped the hood and noticed some slight bends of the inner driverside engine bay along the fender. I think i could just straten it out with a ruber mallet because it is just such slight bends. Like i said though its just enough to throw off the way the front end fits together about 1/2in maybe even less
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yeah, in my opinion with these texas roads a slammed daily is a bad idea on a Daily Driver.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:19 AM   #24
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Well i am definatly going to lower it maybe 1.5 in.
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i have a 2" drop on my svt and i love it.
megan racing springs w/kyb agx shocks.

and my sticker "i'm not drunk, just dodging potholes" ahaha
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Well i am definatly going to lower it maybe 1.5 in.
Personally that is a great choice. Go with the FRPP kit. It is a 1.5inch drop but settles to closer to 2 inches, that is what im running and it is perfect for a daily driver. Handling is amazing and it sits perfectly for me.
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Man i love your car Crice, my rims would look awesome on that color car
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indeed they would but they are too heavy for my liking lol
my wheels are 13lbs each. the ses 17" wheels are close to 19-20lbs.
And thanks!
I have the primed door handles and mirror covers but im debating weather i want to have the handles paitned body color or gloss black like the covers on the handles currently are. The mirror cap will definitely be body color though
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well you have to drop about 100lbs before seeing a noticeable difference in preformance. I may be a little off on the weight. I would keep the flat black on the handles and mirror caps. I like the agressive look it gives your car.

I am planning on getting rid of all the chrome on my car. I think the black and blue look will be awesome.
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well you have to drop about 100lbs before seeing a noticeable difference in preformance. I may be a little off on the weight. I would keep the flat black on the handles and mirror caps. I like the agressive look it gives your car.

I am planning on getting rid of all the chrome on my car. I think the black and blue look will be awesome.
i thought that too until i found a scientific test that as ran to find out the difference. For every 3lbs of unsprung weight(wheels,tires, drums,etc) is equal to 30lbs of weight in the car. so by being 6lbs less per wheel i effectively shave around 240lbs worth the in car weight. People go to crazy extents to shave 20lbs in car so i feel my 200+lbs worth the savings is well worth it. I can definitely feel the difference and also my mpgs drastically increased! i can get 45+mpgs easily on the highway at 70mph(= hand calculated
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