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Old 11-28-2005, 05:45 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and these aren't actually pics of my car, sorry to make you wonder :P but I couldn't find a forum on where to put what I wanted to do to "My Ride" and this seemed to suit it :-/ lemme know what you guys think.

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1. Clear Headlights and Taillights (Will this make my blinkers white when they blink?)
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2. Tires (What kind of tires would you recommend, I currently have Coopers and I'm looking to get 20" rims.)
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3. 20" Rims (What kinda rims would you recommend, I currently have stock 17" chrome rims and I am looking to upgrade to 20" chrome rims but I would like it so you can see the calipers (at least a little bit) but I do want alot of chrome, very shiny.)
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4. Calipers (Buying new red calipers, what kind would you suggest?)
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5. Gauges/Tachometer (I'm looking for stylish looking gauges/tachometers to replace the current ones. For the speedometer I would like something that goes up to 200 or 220, even though I'll never get anywhere near that, it'* good to know you have it . If you have found any let me know, thanks alot.)
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6. Spoiler (I desperately want to replace the stock spoiler, but I can't seem to find any. I have no idea how to figure out what would fit on my car. Any help in this department would be perfect. I like style.)
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7. Trunk Audio System (I actually saw one car on CarDomain that had just what I was looking for. He completely redesigned his trunk, new material and everything. If you've ever watched 2 Fast 2 Furious, I would like it so you can open it up in the middle. However, I am looking for many different opinions on this with what looks great so show me some pics or lemme know what you think would work. I will be putting in a purple neon, possibly pulsing, along with some white for diversity (only for the trunk.) But then I need a new system up front and on the doors so I would also like to know what kind of DVD player/GPS to grab. I am looking at Alpine but when it comes to music electronics, I have absolutely no clue. I don't know a speaker from a beeper.)
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8. Undercarriage, License Plate, Door Handle, and Interior Door Neon possibly in the speaker, not sure yet (I'm going to get a purple neon for the undercarriage, probably from StreetGlow. I am going to get white neon under the handles of all four doors and I would also like to do something inside but I'm not sure if that is pushing it, I mean my car is going to be made of neon, heh. Anyways, I am going to get white neon around the license plates as well, maybe purple, I don't know if it'* illegal in Massachusetts. Red and blue is illegal in Massachusetts but I'm not sure if purple is. Regardless, I am getting it for the undercarriage at least. I am also going to put some under the frontside grill. I'm not sure if you get it under the hood if it will shine onto the grill. I also don't know if there is a way to turn it off if you want, and if there is a way to shut off just the inside and leave the outside on. Any help in this department is also greatly appreciated.)
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9. *POSSIBLE* I am thinking of getting a front side bumper/skirt as well as a side skirt and back skirt, why not just get a bodykit, heh. (I've searched on the internet for a long time looking for some stylish Bonneville skirts but I can't seem to find any, any help here would be great.) <--- This will be much later when I start working on performance.
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If you know of any cheap things that I forgot, or would like to tell me what you have, OR what would look/sound really nice, let me know!, I haven't started modding yet! Try to picture what that would look like though, I think it would look nice, what do you think? What would you change/add/remove?

Note: I am only worrying about the appearance of my car as of now. I will work on the performance part later on but I'm 18 years old and getting ready for college. I would like to make a good impression if ya know what I mean .
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Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and these aren't actually pics of my car, sorry to make you wonder :P but I couldn't find a forum on where to put what I wanted to do to "My Ride" and this seemed to suit it :-/ lemme know what you guys think.

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1. Clear Headlights and Taillights (Will this make my blinkers white when they blink?)
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2. Tires (What kind of tires would you recommend, I currently have Coopers and I'm looking to get 20" rims.)
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3. 20" Rims (What kinda rims would you recommend, I currently have stock 17" chrome rims and I am looking to upgrade to 20" chrome rims but I would like it so you can see the calipers (at least a little bit) but I do want alot of chrome, very shiny.)
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4. Calipers (Buying new red calipers, what kind would you suggest?)
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5. Gauges/Tachometer (I'm looking for stylish looking gauges/tachometers to replace the current ones. For the speedometer I would like something that goes up to 200 or 220, even though I'll never get anywhere near that, it'* good to know you have it . If you have found any let me know, thanks alot.)
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6. Spoiler (I desperately want to replace the stock spoiler, but I can't seem to find any. I have no idea how to figure out what would fit on my car. Any help in this department would be perfect. I like style.)
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7. Trunk Audio System (I actually saw one car on CarDomain that had just what I was looking for. He completely redesigned his trunk, new material and everything. If you've ever watched 2 Fast 2 Furious, I would like it so you can open it up in the middle. However, I am looking for many different opinions on this with what looks great so show me some pics or lemme know what you think would work. I will be putting in a purple neon, possibly pulsing, along with some white for diversity (only for the trunk.) But then I need a new system up front and on the doors so I would also like to know what kind of DVD player/GPS to grab. I am looking at Alpine but when it comes to music electronics, I have absolutely no clue. I don't know a speaker from a beeper.)
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8. Undercarriage, License Plate, Door Handle, and Interior Door Neon possibly in the speaker, not sure yet (I'm going to get a purple neon for the undercarriage, probably from StreetGlow. I am going to get white neon under the handles of all four doors and I would also like to do something inside but I'm not sure if that is pushing it, I mean my car is going to be made of neon, heh. Anyways, I am going to get white neon around the license plates as well, maybe purple, I don't know if it'* illegal in Massachusetts. Red and blue is illegal in Massachusetts but I'm not sure if purple is. Regardless, I am getting it for the undercarriage at least. I am also going to put some under the frontside grill. I'm not sure if you get it under the hood if it will shine onto the grill. I also don't know if there is a way to turn it off if you want, and if there is a way to shut off just the inside and leave the outside on. Any help in this department is also greatly appreciated.)
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9. *POSSIBLE* I am thinking of getting a front side bumper/skirt as well as a side skirt and back skirt, why not just get a bodykit, heh. (I've searched on the internet for a long time looking for some stylish Bonneville skirts but I can't seem to find any, any help here would be great.) <--- This will be much later when I start working on performance.
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If you know of any cheap things that I forgot, or would like to tell me what you have, OR what would look/sound really nice, let me know!, I haven't started modding yet! Try to picture what that would look like though, I think it would look nice, what do you think? What would you change/add/remove?

Note: I am only worrying about the appearance of my car as of now. I will work on the performance part later on but I'm 18 years old and getting ready for college. I would like to make a good impression if ya know what I mean .
1 do the clears and paint your amber bulbs with chrome paint....that they still will light up amber

2 Tires...that is all personal peference, i personally like good years but others dont.....

3 20'* will give a stiff ride....be aware of that....and in MA with the roads the way they are you not gonna have a lotta rubber between the rim and the road and the larger tires decrease perfromance

4 there are no aftermarket Calipers for put cars....just paint yours

5 nothing for the Speedo unless you transform to the GXP gagues

6 the GXP spoiler is different that the type you have.....please dont put a wing on

7 there are alot of options

8 i got ya covered on that

9 there are no bodykits made for our cars...yours already has the more agressive body cladding
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Maybe you should start by telling us what kind of car you have. Welcome also...Where in Mass?

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The 17 inch chromies aim us toward thinking you have a 2000+ bodystyle. SE, SLE, SSE or SSEi?

On the neon and the wing/spoiler and body kit.. beware you don't turn the car into
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9. there are no body kits, believe me I've searched.. W-Body'* I've seen with body kits though..

what trim level is your bonnie?
My suggestion: Keep the spoiler.. the one that comes stock is pretty sporty. Get a wood grain dash kit if you want, drop the overall height 1.5 or 2" and put some 19 or 20'*
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