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shox Jun 18, 6:46am - #21606 

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Body Kits

Juss wondering...what are the cheapest body kits around? In general...like I know different places have different prices but yea.

Juss curious...
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isaac Jun 18, 7:00am - #21607 
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FYI: Like in REAL LIFE, you get what you pay for... if you buy a full body kit for $100, chances are that its been used, cracked, or just plain doesn't fit... people sell items at low prices because those items are of no use to them any more.

this also explains why when you walk into a CD/RECORD store and look for music - you can generally expect items from the $2 bin to be mostly horrible (nobody want this stuff)... but items that are on the shelf at $12.99 or even $16.99 are the real music that people will pay that amount for.

This is also the reason why TOYOTA promotes "GENUINE TOYOTA Oil Filter" (or whatever) on all of their sales brochures that you receive in the mail once a month... GENUINE is much better than copy/replica

you pay more for the good stuff - and less for the lower quality stuff rice

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isaac Jun 18, 7:01am - #21608 
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shox Jun 18, 7:10am - #21609 

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not really looking, still a little confused on what i want to do...

no, i know higher the price, better quality, etc. that i know for sure, but i dunno, juss wondering ya kno...

and btw, i meant for brand new kits, wondering bought the cheapest in brand new kits, never been used juss picked it off the shelf kits. not ones that may have been possibly used or whatever.
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shox Jun 18, 7:14am - #21610 

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another thing, juss need a suggestion...

see, me, i don't really care bout horses and power and shit because i'm never really gonna race my car. what should i do first:


2. lower and get new rims (prolly juss get GTS rims, let ppl think i've got a GTS when I don't, haha!)

3. sound system (subs, amps, deck, possibly speakers, etc.)


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celicapimp02 Jun 18, 7:36am - #21611 

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buy one from here, go to the store
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VSGTS14 Jun 18, 12:36pm - #21612 

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lower the car and get a body kit thumbsup

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shox Jun 18, 6:19pm - #21613 

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how much is it usually to paint body kits?
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VSGTS14 Jun 18, 6:52pm - #21614 

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300-500+ depending on how much surface area the body kit has.

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isaac Jun 18, 10:01pm - #21615 
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the rate shops charge are usually about $35 to $45 per square foot of painting surface...

and a flat rate of about $65 to $85 if what you want painted is small and doesnt require much prep-work (such as dash, console, engine plastics...etc)

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shox Jun 19, 2:46am - #21616 

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damn, and that's american too i assume...

o well, juss gotta put it in the budget, haha
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