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Body Kits #21606 Jun 17, 10:46pm Jun 17, 10:46pm
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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...

Re: Body Kits [Re: shox] #21607 Jun 17, 11:00pm Jun 17, 11:00pm
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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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Re: Body Kits [Re: shox] #21608 Jun 17, 11:01pm Jun 17, 11:01pm
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Re: Body Kits [Re: shox] #21609 Jun 17, 11:10pm Jun 17, 11:10pm
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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.

Re: Body Kits [Re: shox] #21610 Jun 17, 11:14pm Jun 17, 11:14pm
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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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Re: Body Kits [Re: shox] #21611 Jun 17, 11:36pm Jun 17, 11:36pm
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buy one from here, go to the store

Re: Body Kits [Re: shox] #21612 Jun 18, 4:36am Jun 18, 4:36am
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lower the car and get a body kit thumbsup


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Re: Body Kits [Re: shox] #21613 Jun 18, 10:19am Jun 18, 10:19am
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how much is it usually to paint body kits?

Re: Body Kits [Re: shox] #21614 Jun 18, 10:52am Jun 18, 10:52am
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300-500+ depending on how much surface area the body kit has.


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Re: Body Kits [Re: shox] #21615 Jun 18, 2:01pm Jun 18, 2:01pm
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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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Re: Body Kits [Re: shox] #21616 Jun 18, 6:46pm Jun 18, 6:46pm
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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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