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Detailing & Appearance Discuss washing, waxing and detailing information as well as interior/exterior cosmetic modifications. This includes neons, body, cosmetic wheels, etc. Even under the hood detailing.

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Old 01-19-2007, 02:00 AM   #41
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What I think you're trying to say is that you want your car to stand out, and that'* excellent. Rims are a great start, but I noticed you're 16 and you probably don't have a ton of money, so let'* start with this:
  • Get rid of all that stuff you just got and sell it to someone with a junky Ford Escort. Trust me, you want to look good, not cheap and sleezy.
  • Learn how to clear your corners, that really sets your car apart
  • Look for an SSE/SSEi bumper; I believe those can bolt right up
  • Think about blacking out your tails with VHT Nightshade; Available at Amazon.com for CHEAP
  • Get a Cold Air Intake (CAI) and set that engine free
^^Just my two cents

OH, and btw:
I'd like to see what you're starting with
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:10 AM   #42
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my uncle works in a place and has made a body kit for one of his cars b4 and they were nice soo ill talk to him about it
i was also wondering if i could drop the car some and add new suspension and get some low profile tires also wuts tge max size i could go on tires if mine now are 15''
Let me try to understand this:

1. You want your car to LOOK fast.
2. You want your car to actually BE slower.
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:45 AM   #43
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I would probably drive the bonne as is, saving money (that will be easy w/o doing anything but maintenance to the bonne).

Then you will have money to do or get anything. Meanwhile the bonne can hang out as the winter car. You may get some teasing from the friends...right up until your granny car either kicks their butts or hauls them around when their car breaks down and yours doesn't.
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:20 PM   #44
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Not a flame but: No offense, it seems as if you have no clue as to what you want or what you want to do. I'm assuming you just finished playing Need for Speed and want your car to be like one of those.
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Listen to the voices of experience!!!

We were all teenagers once, and we all wanted cool-looking cars. And like you, we had big dreams and little money.

Many of us wasted what little money we had on cosmetic improvements, instead of focusing first on the fundamentals. Do not make the same mistakes we did!

FIRST, if you have any intention of driving this car, make absolutely sure that the engine, drivetrain, suspension, steering, cooling system, exhaust, brakes and tires are all sound. DO NOT put these things off...these are a MUST regardless of what else you eventually might do to the car.

SECOND, as other posters have already said, tell us the trimline, the mileage, what major repairs have been done, etc., AND post many, many PICS of your car. That way we can assess whether this car is worth sinking $$$ into for mods.

THIRD, as other posters have already alluded to, bear in mind that on a tight budget, you CANNOT make this car into something that it is not, and that it was never intended to be.
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Superman:
You're way ahead of me! I'm 33, and I just got my Bonnie a couple of months ago.
Do this for me:
Park the car, and turn the wheels to the left. Walk around to the passenger side, and take a look at the car so you get a front and side view of the car at one time.
What do you see?
Pretty dam$ed cool looking the way it is, right?
The coolest thing about the mid-nineties Bonnie is the way it sort of looks like a car from the late 60'*. The frowning headlights, and menacing tail lights.
You sneak up behind a Civic with that frown on the front of your car, they'll move!

Go to a junk yard and find a set of SSE / SSEi tail lights. They look even better than blacked out, in my opinion, and are still highly functional.
Then, grab a set of 16" Pontiac rims, whether it be from a smashed up Bonnie, Grand Prix, Aztec, as long as it has a Pontiac logo.
Sell the interior stuff you bought to afford these junk yard goodies.

As a matter of fact, Superman, I know of a black SSE in a junk yard near us. It'* my favourite donor car. I know the people who own the yard, and I'll bet they'll part with the aluminium rims and SSEi like tail lights off the car for a good $$. The rims are the same style as mine, check my cardomain link below.

You live in Hamilton? I'm not far from you. Maybe we should grab a coffee and brain storm the crap out of your new ride.
Make sure you bring a coffee for your folks to thank them for giving you a truly cool car.
You will set yourself apart from your friends in school with this car, I guran-damn-tee.
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:20 PM   #47
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I think its amazing how much heat this guy is catching. When I first joined on here there was some guy with a yellow 92-95 se with flames and a huge wing. That dude didn't catch this much heat. Maybe you guys have good intentions but its comming off all vicious. (not everyone came off that way)
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There are no SSEi specific taillights for 96+.

Superman, you can do what ever you like to your car. There aren't too many parts made for exterior mods. You can do your own clear front corners or maybe find them on eBay. A rear spoiler will be hard to find that looks and sits right. Find some wheels that look good for the color of your car (115x5 bolt pattern, 40ish offset, IIRC). Ventshades, tint, neons, tinted taillights, dual outlet muffler with some nice chrome tips, brows on the headlights, angel eye fogs, .....

In the end, does it really matter if some people here don't like it? Do it right and I'll give you props.
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ok heres the deal:

im currently 17, when i got my first car 94 bonneville i wasnt that happy with it either until i found this site. It will make you not want to own anything other than a bonneville.
There are so many cool things you can do to it. Not only will your car be unique from all ure friends cars. It will be faster. More comfortable. Finally, more reliable. Once you've been hit with the BC mod you will never come back. Listen to the people on this forum they know what theyre talking about. A bonneville truly has many things to offer.
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ok heres the deal:

im currently 17, when i got my first car 94 bonneville i wasnt that happy with it either until i found this site. It will make you not want to own anything other than a bonneville.
There are so many cool things you can do to it. Not only will your car be unique from all ure friends cars. It will be faster. More comfortable. Finally, more reliable. Once you've been hit with the BC mod you will never come back. Listen to the people on this forum they know what theyre talking about. A bonneville truly has many things to offer.
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