Aer Lingus From Ireland, joined Mar 2001, 529 posts, RR: 4 Posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5759 times:
Customising the car is a very popular thing to do at the moment.
What do you put or like to install on to your car to make it stand out from the rest of the crowds? Putting on winglets perhaps....
We want pictures from anyone who has their car heavily transformed in any way. Including crash pictures.
This is what I put on to my car in 2003.
Yes you have guessed it. The needle thing on the wing tip like the Boeing 747-100/200/300. I know it looks kind of weird. But I think its nice to have something special on the car. I really liked to have a pair removable winglets on the front side panels of the car. I was thinking of having 1ft width x 2ft high removable winglets installed on the front.
NHGrafx From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5745 times:
A plastic strip on the mirror? Come on, you can surely do better than that. Try some nice rims, custom tail lights, maybe some lowering springs. What kind of car do you have?
My car, even in total stock form, already stands out from the crowd, but the customizations I have done to mine are, 18 inch rims, custom tail lights, external side ESAM visors on the front and back windows, and fog lights which cant be seen in the picture below. My futyre plans for customizing are lowering it 1.5 or 2 inches, getting a performance exhaust system and some engine upgrades for more power (headers, cold air intake, supercharger) and a tasteful rear spoiler, I also plan on removing the Scion emblems and replacing them with Toyota BB emblems (japanese equivelent of xB). I also might get a nice body kit too.
Is it weird I have a RemoveBeforeFlight pitot cover on my car rear view mirror?
Daleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3211 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5739 times:
NHGrafx I really like those cars although I only saw one when I went on Holiday to USA. Don't they use one of those on Pimp My Ride? That one comes out very nicely. My bro is into modding his car but He's put a Backbox on so its very noisy
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ShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5698 times:
I've only made two modifications to my Mazda Tribute. The most obvious is a European number plate:
This replaced a German plate that I had. Having one from Norway makes more sense for me, as my paternal Grandparents were born there. My only link to Germany is my membership in the Lutheran Church. That number plate now hangs in my room.
These were installed shortly after I purchased the vehicle. They are not there for any "official" purpose, but rather for my own safety should I find myself on the shoulder of a busy road. I think of them as 12 volt road flares. They really make my vehicle stand out.
FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7303 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5689 times:
I don't have anything on my car except for an 1975 blue US Virgin Island License plate in the front. A since a front license plate is not required in Florida it stands out, at first people just think the car is from out of state but then they look.
A car like the one I have a 04 VW Touareg V8 is already nice enough, and stand out pretty well as the Touareg is not the most popular SUV, like an X5, Explorer or even a Range Rover. But I would love to make changes to the engine just to make it go a bit faster. Maybe cut 0-60 to 7.0 but that's not going to happen, the Dealer would not like it as the car is on extended warranty and my parents would not allow it either.
Those are some nice lights. I would love to have a pair of those in the back. and maybe one in the front. But for now I have a powerful strobe flashlight. The Strobe can last for 10 hours and can be seen for around a mile on a clear night.
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Liedetectors From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5673 times:
Quoting NHGrafx (Reply 1): A plastic strip on the mirror? Come on, you can surely do better than that.
Or he can buy a Scion! HAHA just kidding.
Quoting NHGrafx (Reply 1): Try some nice rims, custom tail lights, maybe some lowering springs.
I agree here, getting some nice rims and slaming it down is good. I prefer the dark metalic colored rims, they hide the brake dust better. Alteeza tail lights look good too, but only on certain cars. If its legal in your area, at some ground effect lighting.
As an aerospace engineer, I can tell you that adding a rear wing is functionless, the bigger the wing, the more useless it is. Wings are used to hold down Indy style cars, not sedans.
Im rolling on a 2005 Honda Accord EX coupe V6 straight off the lot. I did add the rear wing spoiler (note not a wing) and added the Honda lower body kit, it looks good. The only hard part about a black car is keeping it clean. Black looks the worst when its dirty, but it sure looks the best when its clean.
LOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5672 times:
Quoting NHGrafx (Reply 1): My car, even in total stock form, already stands out from the crowd, but the customizations I have done to mine are, 18 inch rims, custom tail lights, external side ESAM visors on the front and back windows, and fog lights which cant be seen in the picture below. My futyre plans for customizing are lowering it 1.5 or 2 inches, getting a performance exhaust system and some engine upgrades for more power (headers, cold air intake, supercharger) and a tasteful rear spoiler, I also plan on removing the Scion emblems and replacing them with Toyota BB emblems (japanese equivelent of xB). I also might get a nice body kit too.
It might be good to start out with something that has even marginal power at the begining. People like you is what I love on the street, thinking that a supercharger and an air intake will make it go fast
Dan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5653 times:
Quoting NHGrafx (Reply 1): My futyre plans for customizing are lowering it 1.5 or 2 inches, getting a performance exhaust system
So basically, everytime you hit a bump, your shocks are going to come up through the floor, and by performance exhaust, I hope you aren't talking about drilling a bunch of holes in an oversized muffler?
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Sovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2652 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5621 times:
On my WRX I have a full body lip kit, full turboback exhaust, uppipe, blow-off valve, intake, STI shift knob, STI side markers, boost gauge, yellow fog bulbs, fog light covers, performance brake pads, and I also painted the part around the headlight bulbs black. I did the exhaust and headlights after these pics though.
DrDeke From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 830 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5580 times:
Well, I drive a 92 Camry, so I don't have any winglets, vortex generators, trunk wings or anything like that. But I am thinking about building a seven-segment LED or light box, with a controller to make the light slide back and forth Knight Rider style, and sticking that on the hood next summer, for a laugh and out of a general sense of ridiculousness. Maybe I'll stick a speaker in it too and try to get that "whoosh whoosh" noise going .
Only problem is I think it might be illegal in some places to display red lights on a vehicle unless you are a cop, firefighter, or something along those lines using an official vehicle.
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YOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4935 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5579 times:
No disrespect to you hobbyists that fix up your cars. I was just wondering why you do it? Instead of buying a decent car and suping it up why not just pool your money from your after-purchase ventures with the cost of the car and buy a better car?