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Old 10-15-2008, 05:57 AM
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Default Z man [pics] Opinions welcome.

I love my micro-van, or whatever it is! I enjoy making it look better.
I have quite a low budget (10$/hr) lol
(check)I plan to add a shiny Precision Muffler, paint the calipers red , tint the front windows, and lower with DF210s.
I want some nice, black, clean-looking grilles too. (Grillcraft $300?)


I want a small amount of negative camber in the rear (OTG is gone so camber plates???) and bigger sized tires.
I think an Audi style LED strip under the headlights would be a nice touch too.
My fogs don't work again, I need to look into that...

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Ah what is this! Uglyyy.

I've almost had to kill a ho for this common mistake.

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Old 10-15-2008, 06:00 AM
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I definitely feel ya about the Element gig, those things are atrocious!

Diggin' the wheels
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:02 AM
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Yeah they cost me $500, but they are super light rims, about 10.9 pounds each!

So I get some added mpg and accel, which is awesome.

I like the yellow lip, its different.
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i would definitely lower more than 1 inch. Go with s-tech or df210 springs.
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Zman
Yeah they cost me $500, but they are super light rims, about 10.9 pounds each!

So I get some added mpg and accel, which is awesome.

I like the yellow lip, its different.

dig the yellow
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:35 AM
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yeah definitely lower it more than an inch. i would recommend the tanabe df210s. also maybe some spacers for the rear wheels.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:22 PM
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Yea, lower it a bit more than an inch. Looks good!
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Its a great start and go lower than a inch.
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YEAH OBAMA!!

I like the wheels but they seem kind of small.
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Looks like a great start!
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Those front windows want to be tinted...
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Yeah the wheels do look small!

So where can I get a good deal on Tanabe DF210s?
Any recommendations? I was looking at those as well.

Legal tint is 35% in my state, which isn't that big a difference, but it would be an improvement.

I hate how people with trucks often get 5% tint and the cops never care.
I would be a police magnet with pitch black windows.

Spacers would be badass but they may increase drag on my car, and
I drive for fuel economy. Best tank = 45mpg
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i tinted my front windows 20%. yes it is technically illegal, but i don't do anything to attract mr. policemans attention anyways. i've never had a problem. they pretty much just match the back windows and makes the car look more finished having all the windows matched.
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by snowromance
i tinted my front windows 20%. yes it is technically illegal, but i don't do anything to attract mr. policemans attention anyways. i've never had a problem. they pretty much just match the back windows and makes the car look more finished having all the windows matched.
Yeah I know it looks pretty darn good like that.

There is one truck around here with 2.5% tint, you could point a gun at a cop with the window up and he couldn't see it!

I guess I'll go for 20%, I saw an xB with a phone number for a tint place.
I don't have a lot of extra money though.
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good start on the car thus far, im really liking the tail lights. with the stuff you are planning, should look pretty good, ever thought about a spoiler and visors?
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Originally Posted by advancespeedshop
good start on the car thus far, im really liking the tail lights. with the stuff you are planning, should look pretty good, ever thought about a spoiler and visors?
I like the clean look without a spoiler.

I am trying to keep my drag coefficient down as much as possible, for a cube-shape lol, and windows visors (if that's what you meant) stick out a little bit, same with wheel spacers. I know it seems trivial, but I want to break 45mpg next summer.

The grille is stock still! I haven't seen one I like yet.
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Originally Posted by Zman
I like the clean look without a spoiler.
TOTALLY agree.
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Originally Posted by snowromance
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I like the clean look without a spoiler.
TOTALLY agree.
Where did you buy your springs?

And do you know a good site for DF210s?

I KNOW they have been discussed a thousand times on the site :p
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when i did all the research before buying springs, i looked at the DF210 and S-Techs. I chose the S-Techs. Bought them on ebay for $155 shipped. I couldn't find a better deal than that. I'm willing to bet the DF210s could be bought for probably around the same price there as well.
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Originally Posted by snowromance
when i did all the research before buying springs, i looked at the DF210 and S-Techs. I chose the S-Techs. Bought them on ebay for $155 shipped. I couldn't find a better deal than that. I'm willing to bet the DF210s could be bought for probably around the same price there as well.
I have trouble trusting Ebay but I will look.
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