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Old 04-20-2008, 10:46 PM
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Bodykit/spoiler/paint advice needed

so I guess I am in the research phase of gettting a new kit, spoiler, and POSSIBLY complete paint job. I am having trouble finding the goods so that is what yall are here for. as far as the kit goes, I am replacing the kit i have now b/c the guy who put it on did a pisspoor job and now it is pretty much damaged beyond what i want to pay to repair it. I think it will be cheaper to replace it with something a little more to my likings.

so, I guess I am looking for a kit that is made of polyfiber b/c I have read that is the best of both worlds (fiberglass vs urethane). I am not interested in getting a lip kit (my current one will be for sale aftewards for cheap). So what are some good places to look?

The spoiler:
I am looking for something CLEAN. period. I saw a 5th gen that had an aluminum wing with the legs close together and it probably sat about 12 inches high. My first thought was rice, but then I noticed it was painted the same color of the car and it actually looked really good. Originally I was thinking of something like this (notice is has the brake light): http://www.customautotrim.com/spoile...al-fit/wg708l/

Paint: I dont even know, someone just throw something at me for pricing and recommendations. I will probably stick with the factory eb but i guess it will be better to have the whole car redone?
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Old 04-20-2008, 10:54 PM
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First things first, do you have to change it? I love the way your car looks as it is!

The wing will probably look good. Just make sure that where the spill plates drop down is close to the edge of the car, sorta like this if you use your imagination

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The only aftermarket kit I've ever seen that I like for the fifth gen is the Ebruni kit, which I'm not sure you can buy anymore.
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I like the kit I have, but the passenger side skirt is in rough shape and it just wasnt installed very well at all. the front has a lot of wear and tear too. The rear is all good though!
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Front will always get a lot of wear and tear. This is one of my favorite cars, but look at the condition of the front of it!



IS just fixing the broken bits an option?
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well, i am pretty sure the sides will have to be replaced and the front will have to be completely resanded and repainted. It's not just the lip on the front that is bothering me, the whole bumper has some damaged parts that are gonna be a pain to repair. i used a little touch-up paint for now and it helped, but it is still noticable.

The sides were cut down to fit properly but I guess the guy cut too much and now when the doors are open you can see where it looks really bad. plus the passenger side is all messed up where it mounts to the car. it is all loose and it doesn't look like there is much room to secure it. Plus it just has a bunch of gouges in it from rocks and stuff.

The paint on the rear is cracked a bit too but it just looks like really bad scratches along the lower edge behind the tire. that one would be easy to repair.

Lets just say hypothetcially speaking, i was interested in replacing the parts...what do you guys got? or tips on repairs? If I get the whole bumper/kit repainted, how much is it gonna clash with the rest of the car's paint? I am pretty much an idiot when it comes to body work.
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if you really like your kit, then just get another OEM front lip and VIS mugen replica sides and rear again, but with a type flush mount spoiler...sounds soo sexxy

i agree with brash your car has always been one of my fav. on here you have my dream color and the best combo of lips
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thanks man that does sound like a good plan. That was my original plan but I remember having trouble finding those specific parts again. flush mount spoiler?
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flush mount as in Mugen replica or type-s. I personally would go with the mugen wing, especially with that kit combo you have goin on. (if/when you sell your front and rears, let me know :))
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Man I gotta agree with brash. Pretty killer looking car. To be totally honest I like ludes better without the spoiler. Mine has an aftermarket OEM style and I wish it wouldnt have been put on, I like the smooth trunk. But I personally like the low basket handle design where it mounts at the edges of the trunk. Blue looks good but I have a thing for white with black rims and tinted windows. "Ouch! Hot!"
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well as i look around, those mugen sides are way too expensive....I wonder if how good of a job a body shop can do to repair them....hmm....
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well as i look around, those mugen sides are way too expensive....I wonder if how good of a job a body shop can do to repair them....hmm....
Most places give free estimates. and you can ask them what you should do, They can tell weather you need a new one or not.

Your Lude is one of the Best looking. I love the Mugen aides and rear, I would hate to see them go.
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There is a specific combo of body kit and PAINTED alluminum spoiler that I think looks really good, but don't worry, I am convinced to stick with what i have and just repair the kit. I will probably leave it spoiler free for now, but maybe in the future I will look into it some more.
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