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Before and after pics. Big changes. Opinions?

Made some pretty big changes after a woman backed into my hood. I was paid well enough to get the cf hood and trunk. Before anyone goes off on the head or tail lights, they are next on the list to be replaced with stock. So please no comments on the lights. Before pics on the right, after with the real cf hood on the left

Below are some of the next mods I plan on doing or I am thinking about doing. Opinions are welcome.






Changes or additional mods:

-As mentioned above stock headlights and tail lights. Is there a place to buy already modded retro lights?

-front and rear original lip kit on the way (used from ebay, great deal). Will be purchasing a side skirt in near future.

-Changing exhaust from can to a cleaner stock type look vibrant street performance turbo exhaust with dual tips to come out just inside the opening in the rear lip.

-poly eyelids painted silver (same color as two tone on upper grill and fog light covers)

-Dark tint window deflectors

-carbon fiber spoiler stock trim? Need thoughts on this. I like the look without the spoiler from the side, but from the back it looks like it's missing something and needs something to tie everything together with the cf trunk.

-Any ideas?

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Re: Before and after pics. Big changes. Opinions?

you can pm prelude1897 about making you some retrofit headlights. his turn around time is pretty quick, quality is second to none and the prices are very reasonable. He might even have a set lying around that he can sell you
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Re: Before and after pics. Big changes. Opinions?

Thanks for the heads up, I will get in touch with him
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Have you already painted the area in front of the hood that 2-tone or are you asking for opinions? If so don't do it is my opinion, it looks gawd awful. Sorry if that wasn't what you wanted to hear, just being honest. Keep on working on your car though and keep us updated, and don't listen to me do what you want
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Re: Before and after pics. Big changes. Opinions?

hey, im new here its actually my first post... just got a 01 lude in good shape, its midnight blue (so damn near black) and it needs a new fender plus the hood, front bumper and other fender need to be repainted (no rust just a lot of fading and stone chips, previous owner did a lot of freeway driving). anyways, Im thinking about going with either a new cf hood, two tone, or just sticking with the same MN blue for the front end. I really like the cf hood you picked (seibon, vis?), and the body work is really clean (aside from the rear bumper being a shade off, sorry to bring it up) but all around a very nice car. well done! any suggestions as to what i shoud do with mine? you seem to have a pretty good eye for design and style (no d**k sucking intended, just being honest). :)
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Re: Before and after pics. Big changes. Opinions?

Not sure what area u meant when u mentioned the two tone. Were u looking at the before pics on the right, or the after on the left?
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Not sure what area u meant when u mentioned the two tone. Were u looking at the before pics on the right, or the after on the left?
Where the bumper is painted to follow the hood lines and is the same color as the hood. That is an after pick?
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nah those are the befores. the afters are the solid black hood. it's looking good man.
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nah those are the befores. the afters are the solid black hood. it's looking good man.
Then if that's the case it looks much better.
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Re: Before and after pics. Big changes. Opinions?

that's correct, the pics on the left are the after. That's my bad, usually before pics are on the left and after on the right, I didn't really think about it until afterward. Thanks, I feel a lot better about the look. I was trying something different before and it was a complete bust.

I am happy with the improvements and I finally have a solid direction to go that is progressive instead of regressive (making the car look worse than it did prior to the mod).

any thoughts on the spoiler question?
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i actully like the lights thing they look nice
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looking pretty good so far.
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Hmmm, actually looks good homie!
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Looking good! I like what you have done.

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The taillights are eww. Get new OEM taillights, then retrofitted headlights.
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Re: Before and after pics. Big changes. Opinions?

Thanks guys, I will post some bigger pics of the afters. They look a lot better up close to see some of the small details I improved upon. Now what about the back of the car (minus the lights)? I am not happy with the cf trunk by itself. I want to possibly add the cf spoiler oem style or possibly a mid height spoiler. anyone seen any pics they can post of that set up.
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The taillights are eww. Get new OEM taillights, then retrofitted headlights.
please read original post regarding head and tail lights
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for spoiler, just get the mugen replica or a type s
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I think the cf trunk would look sexy with a cf mugen rep wing with the 3rd brake light

Personally I love the shaved look
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hey dude...personally, I like the headlights. It tops off what you did to the front. If you're going to change them, I would say keep with the black headlight look. It looks great with the hood. The wheels, headlights, hood, tails, stance.....all looks great dude. Putting a CF wing would look great on it. Keep up the good work!
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New larger Pics, and another spoiler idea



I am looking at the restyling ideas oem style type s replica spoiler. If you look at the close up picture of the cf trunk, you will see a pretty thick outline painted in black (long story, but it was to cover really bad un removable oxidation).

My thought is to purchase the spoiler mentioned above and paint it the same gloss black as the outline, that way it will tye everything in and not look out of place (the outline goes all the way around the entire edge of the trunk.

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