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Old August 18th, 2010, 05:41 PM   #1
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Free Or Cheap Mods To Make Your Car Look Better.


what are some free or cheap mods to make your car look better??
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9$ or so can of nightshade
and yesterday i popped the fake air vents off the mustang and repainted them looks good.
any good places to use carbon fiber tape stuff on these cars? i normally do door handles but these arent flat handles
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Old August 18th, 2010, 05:44 PM   #2
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hmmm? idk
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Old August 18th, 2010, 05:48 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by zinc-vert02 View Post
hmmm? idk
ahaa good suggestion!

I say....

Paint the rims- $20-30 project! (black)
Order some tint sheets and tint all the lights you want ($15-20)

Can't think of anything else to make it look better for cheap

EDIT- sorry didn't notice your rims
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Ditch the spoiler. You can fill the holes with some plugs off the "Help!" rack in KragenZone. To really look right spoiler-delete, you'll need to lower the car though.

I can't imagine anywhere that CF would look good (and I like the way CF looks).

Not sure what your definition of cheap is, but the Cobra front bumper cover looks MUCH better than the GT one.
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Old August 18th, 2010, 05:52 PM   #5
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good suggestions guys and rovelli this isnt just for me this is everyone so that was a good one
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i have 2 that i can think of right now. they are free and make subtile differences.

1st is to shorten the antenne. this is real easy and you can do it with it on the car (i did)
i took like 8" or 10" off mine.

2nd is lowering the windshield wipers. all you have to do is unclip them and put them back on a spline or two lower. this made a big difference in appearance because the wipers always sat up too high in my opinion.

if i can think of anything else, i will come back and post again.
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Ditch the spoiler. You can fill the holes with some plugs off the "Help!" rack in KragenZone. To really look right spoiler-delete, you'll need to lower the car though.

I can't imagine anywhere that CF would look good (and I like the way CF looks).

Not sure what your definition of cheap is, but the Cobra front bumper cover looks MUCH better than the GT one.
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And ^^^^ he made a good point...its a ghetto way of lowering but you can cut the springs! i have never done it but im sure there are threads of how to do it!
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now there is an idea. you can lower your car by cutting the springs. i wouldnt cut off much mroe than a coild or maybe a coil and a half tho.

if you do cut them, do it when you will have a few dollars available shortly after for some shocks and struts.
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Originally Posted by LGHTNG02GT View Post
i have 2 that i can think of right now. they are free and make subtile differences.

1st is to shorten the antenne. this is real easy and you can do it with it on the car (i did)
i took like 8" or 10" off mine.
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2nd is lowering the windshield wipers. all you have to do is unclip them and put them back on a spline or two lower. this made a big difference in appearance because the wipers always sat up too high in my opinion.
hmm, there's a thought
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that was interesting about the wipers! ive never heard of that! do they still work when they r that low lol
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that was interesting about the wipers! ive never heard of that! do they still work when they r that low lol
Yeah, work just fine. All you're doing is moving where they wipe. By lowering 'em, you're just shifting it over a few degrees. At worst, you loose some visibility around the A-pillar when it gets wet out.
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well dont get a purple car or paint job
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Old August 18th, 2010, 07:17 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by luckythirteengt View Post
well dont get a purple car or paint job
uhoh shark is gonna be bitting at u after that comment lol
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shorten antenna looks real good. i did
cut the front springs a coil i did to my eibachs didnt think it was low enough now sits like a raped ape.
tint tail lights middle break light and rear bumber reflectors
take spoiler off patch holes
tint windows even front strip across front looks good.
make sure tailpipes if have any are sittin flush with bumber looks better from back
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have a hot girl stand next to it.

Thats cheap/free and makes your car look even better
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Originally Posted by sharkbait View Post
have a hot girl stand next to it.

Thats cheap/free and makes your car look even better
yeah but if the girls too hot it makes your car look ugly maybe you just need a really ugly girl to make it look better.
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Park next to a honda
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Better yet. Park next to a honda with your hood open.
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One day i saw this kid shane with a civic hatch up at a local teen hangout area.

All these girls (like 14 lolz) were crowding around look wow omg all over his car. So i turned around and pulled into the parking lot
Parked next to him

Poped the hood and just casually started tightening all of my hose clamps for my supercharger pipeing (powerdyne). Yea...im that asshole
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Originally Posted by sharkbait View Post
One day i saw this kid shane with a civic hatch up at a local teen hangout area.

All these girls (like 14 lolz) were crowding around look wow omg all over his car. So i turned around and pulled into the parking lot
Parked next to him

Poped the hood and just casually started tightening all of my hose clamps for my supercharger pipeing (powerdyne). Yea...im that asshole
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