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Old 12-18-2004, 03:00 PM   #1
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I'm just at work right now bumming around and I was checking out different car kits on andysautosport.com and came across some things I think might work.

1) Body kit for 90-96 Corisica


2) Body Kit for 90-94 Lumina (4 door)


3) they have some basic air dams for the early Grand Am'* that i thought could be widened fairly easily

I just thought that both the Corisica and Lumina were "boxy" cars that might have very similar dimensions. That'* something I'd have to research more, but I don't forsee a lot of modification needed to make theme work.
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IMO.. the SSE body kit is the only thing that will look good on our cars [other than the LE/SE factory body kit]. The Corsca kit will probably never fit. The Lumina kit has a chance of fitting, but I am not sure if the Lumina is an H-Body. Besides the mounting points being different, there will also be the problem of the kit actually being wide and long enough to fit around the car. You will need to measure a Lumina, and your Bonneville to see. It needs to be the exact size.. because I can guaruntee it, that the Bonneville will be longer and wider than any Lumina. If the Lumina is an H-Body, it'll be plug 'n play [for the most part]. Wait for someone who knows to confirm that.


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Oh my gosh no. Don't do this to a perfectly good car.

That said, if you really want to do this to an otherwise attractive car... You'll have to look for something made for a bonneville. A lumina is not an h-body, but the smaller midsize gm-10, or w-body, if I remember right. At any rate, not an H. The corsica is even smaller. I doubt that a kit from another h-body would fit either, at least not without looking even more ghetto than it otherwise would.

But really, for the love of all things holy! Don't put a nasty, pavement scraping, roadkill collecting body kit on your car!
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I actually like that one on the Lumina. Done tastefully.

Nebraska, have you ever considered putting the SSE body panels on your LE? One member here (Tonyrodz) has been trying to sell one for quite a while but I don't know if the parts are still available. He was selling the full set of side panels in one group and the rear bumper cover seperately. All you would need then is the front bumper cover.

I'm not 100% sure what additional or different fasteners would be required to attach this to your vehicle though. We would have to explore it further if this is the route you'd like to go.
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The plastic fasteners for the rear bumper cover, and the bolts that hold the side fascia to the body. That'* all I recall seeing different. There really isn't much else holding it on. I have yet to remove the front fascia.. so I am not sure on that one. It may just be some plastic clips.. but I really don't know.


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yeah please dont waste your money.

if you want to go the rice way at least get like a 40 Series flowmaster and high flow cat and CAI and maybe your car will go fast enough where it does not need a body kit.

also not to be all anti-rice but really wtf is the point.

Other than trying to turn a civic into a race car I dont see it. Your car is not a race car it is a luxury sedan.

if you want the "lowered" look, hell just cut the springs before you bolt on plastic panels.
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Hans, have you ever seen an LE/SE next to an SSE of our generation? That'* plenty of lowering. Trust me.


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Hans, have you ever seen an LE/SE next to an SSE of our generation? That'* plenty of lowering. Trust me.


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SSEs are lowered?
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No, not that I know of. But the ground effects give that illution. When I parked next to a friend'* 90 SE, my car looked about 1-2" lower than his.


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what'* the SSE look like?

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nevermind, I found one on cardomain
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