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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 148431 posted 10/30/04 12:30 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
can everyone who has done exterior appearance mods list what they've done and possibly where it can be sourced please. anything exterior from as small as spray nozzles to body kits etc.

i want to fix up the outer looks of my car now..

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 148433 posted 10/30/04 12:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Different factory bumpers, grills, headlights, and corner lights, along with the obvious wheels/lowering is about all anyone on this forum does. VR4s do not generally look good with body kits, nor are they readily available. The occasional person will remove the wing or use an R32 or EVO wing, of which only the R32 really looks good. A few people thought to get carbon fiber hoods, but look how that ended up.



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Edited by 4orced4door (10/30/04 12:54 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 148440 posted 10/30/04 03:23 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It's true, I modded the hell out of my 1998 V6 VR-4 in the exterior and interior looks dept but I still think the 'original' VR-4 has one of the most discreetly aggressive looks I have ever seen on a car and I have no plans to do anything with it other than mildly flare the arches (M3 style) to put in some bigger rims. I'm not trying to put you off but most exterior body mods reviewed on this site did NOT look good at all. You have one of the nicest looking vehicles on the road already. Some rims, a JDM vented hood, maybe some JDM bumpers and that's about it really.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 148458 posted 10/30/04 06:57 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
now if those damn JDM hoods were available somehow... Ive yet to see a price or an add for one for sale.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 148473 posted 10/30/04 10:30 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah well I hate to bring it up because don't think carbon fibre is the most popular subject right now. But a local cf shop here in Hong Kong turned out my 8G Galant EVO VI style vented hood in two weeks and the quality was excellent. I am seriously thinking about getting a JDM hood, trunk, JDM bumpers (+ supports) and fenders all moulded and built here for my car. Judging from the number of people after JDM bumpers I considered asking who might be interested especially as freight would probably be cheaper. But I figured I'd get the stuff done before I threw it open. That way people put money down with a realistic expectation of getting a product back within 2-4 weeks. And they will know up front what the cost is as I'll eat the costs on the moulds probably.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 148585 posted 10/30/04 07:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What about that black Japanese VR4 with the vented bonnet and the Evo 6 style flares...that looked pretty tough.


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 148586 posted 10/30/04 07:50 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's exactly how I want my car to look when I'm done with it. Only in Kensington Grey!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 148651 posted 10/31/04 01:09 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6755&item=2497810786&rd=1

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 148672 posted 10/31/04 06:47 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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can everyone who has done exterior appearance mods list what they've done and possibly where it can be sourced please. anything exterior from as small as spray nozzles to body kits etc.

i want to fix up the outer looks of my car now..




here:

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i gotta gotta go throw up now.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 148690 posted 10/31/04 09:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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i gotta gotta go throw up now.




Errp!, Coffee and eggs and I didn't even have time to get out of my chair.

Most mods I have seen including wings are just plain bad.


Edited by LunarShadow (10/31/04 09:57 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 148691 posted 10/31/04 10:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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i gotta gotta go throw up now.





are you talking about the car or the lady? either way, yeah....

I like the wide body fender flare also, any fiber glass expert want to make us some?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 148699 posted 10/31/04 11:11 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I believe i read somewhere (on the board, to lazy to search and link) that the flares were just universal flares, molded very well into the body.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 149071 posted 11/01/04 03:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Those body kits mught look OK if they used some fender flares. The really bulbous nose and ass look so stupid on such a slim body (unless you're really into the 'booty' thing).

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 149122 posted 11/01/04 05:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i hate body kits

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 149147 posted 11/01/04 06:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
JDM bumpers and AMG smooth sides and sideskirts come to mind as tasteful and faithful to original mods.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 149148 posted 11/01/04 06:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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The really bulbous nose and ass look so stupid on such a slim body (unless you're really into the 'booty' thing).

EH




i didnt like her hair, either.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 149150 posted 11/01/04 06:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
maybe if she was humping the hood in boots and a miniskirt, she'd be a looker.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 149178 posted 11/01/04 08:07 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
To be completely honest, I think the stock USDM GVR-4s look PERFECT just the way they were shipped to us.
I'm not a huge fan of the JDM bumpers or the AMG trim pieces. Bring the car down from its 4x4 stance, darken up the windows a bit and stand back and enjoy its beauty.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 149214 posted 11/01/04 10:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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To be completely honest, I think the stock USDM GVR-4s look PERFECT just the way they were shipped to us.
I'm not a huge fan of the JDM bumpers or the AMG trim pieces. Bring the car down from its 4x4 stance, darken up the windows a bit and stand back and enjoy its beauty.




you make a good case.

i do like the smooth sides, but i could live without them, too.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 149217 posted 11/01/04 10:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I like it's subtle agressivness, however, since the sleeper effect is wearing off, at least in some circles, I do like the more agressive look of it with fender flairs and a lowered stance.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 149319 posted 11/02/04 09:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Body kits are lame... they are for kids who will never have their car go fast so they spend money on a "body kit" to make their car look fast. I laugh at body kits...
hahahahahahahahahahahaha



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 149566 posted 11/03/04 12:27 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Body kits are lame... they are for kids who will never have their car go fast so they spend money on a "body kit" to make their car look fast.




lol!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 149607 posted 11/03/04 07:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
everyone here admit it. when you are at the lite, and a body kit car pulls up next to you, when the lite goes green, arent you just a tad more aggressive? and, when you see one in the rear view, or one merges on to the freeway right beside you, dont you get a faster heartbeat? c'mon now.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 149753 posted 11/03/04 02:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
....yeah I admit it ken, but only cause I'm deathly afraid that the dumbass behind the wheel of such an ugly creation might suddenly lose control of his hugely underpowered vehicle and total my poor galant.

hehe, I might be stereotyping a tad


Edited by kartorium (11/03/04 02:11 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 152039 posted 11/10/04 09:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
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What about that black Japanese VR4 with the vented bonnet and the Evo 6 style flares...that looked pretty tough.


Mike.




My god... that is... freg'n SICK!

Has any one here installed flares of any kind?


Edited by SGTdave (11/10/04 09:48 PM)

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