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Feb 4, 4:53pm - #97063 
VIS Invader Carbon Fiber Hood and APR Carbon Fiber MIrrors Installed [PICS]

Finally done here ya go and yes the wheels will be black by the end of next week.

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Feb 4, 4:54pm - #97064 
thumbsup cool...

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Feb 4, 4:54pm - #97065 
that looks awsome thumbsup

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Feb 4, 4:54pm - #97066 
eek A work of art thumbsup


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Feb 4, 4:57pm - #97067 
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Feb 4, 4:59pm - #97068 
definately not diggin the graphics... but i like everything else.

the car will look awsome when your rims are painted.

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Feb 4, 5:00pm - #97069 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
definately not diggin the graphics... but i like everything else.

the car will look awsome when your rims are painted.


Took the words right out of my mouth.


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Feb 4, 5:02pm - #97070 
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Feb 4, 5:02pm - #97071 
Freakin' nice Hood, I like this ride a lot thumbsup


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Feb 4, 5:04pm - #97072 
And...

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Feb 4, 5:08pm - #97073 
Looks awsome eek I have the same paint and body kit as yours but mine doesn't even come close to looking as good as that!

Got a question about the Hood though...If your car is left in the rain how wet does the engine and everything else get, becasue the vent in front of the scoop looks like it would let a lot of water in. Wouldn't that be a bad thing for everything electrical under there?

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Feb 4, 5:12pm - #97074 
Water will not hurt the engine unless the Air Filter get submerged... I don't know how much water gets in because I just got it today and my car never see's the rain...

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Feb 4, 5:14pm - #97075 
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by spaztikid
definately not diggin the graphics... but i like everything else.

the car will look awsome when your rims are painted.


Took the words right out of my mouth.


Yeah, I think before this spring I am going to have them removed and then just have the windows blacked out...

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Feb 4, 5:19pm - #97076 
Originally Posted by skdmorse
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by spaztikid
definately not diggin the graphics... but i like everything else.

the car will look awsome when your rims are painted.


Took the words right out of my mouth.


Yeah, I think before this spring I am going to have them removed and then just have the windows blacked out...


It'll look much cleaner that way.

Also, might wanna try some black paint on the screws.

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Feb 4, 5:21pm - #97077 
Originally Posted by Evan

Originally Posted by skdmorse

Originally Posted by Evan

Originally Posted by spaztikid

definately not diggin the graphics... but i like everything else.

the car will look awsome when your rims are painted.


Took the words right out of my mouth.



Yeah, I think before this spring I am going to have them removed and then just have the windows blacked out...


It'll look much cleaner that way.

Also, might wanna try some black paint on the screws.

First off they arn't even real screws... I don't know why APR even put them on there...
I was thinking that when I take my wheels in to be powder coated I will be taking those screws and the grill out of my invader Hood. VIS just spray paints it black and it looks like it will peal very easily...

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Feb 4, 6:08pm - #97078 
you need black rims...

looks awesome! eek thumbsup

and take off the graphics! thumbsup


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Feb 4, 7:26pm - #97079 
VERY nice car

not the graphics tho

thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

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Feb 4, 7:46pm - #97080 
WOW! eek Besides the graphics that looks awesome!!!

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Feb 4, 7:59pm - #97081 
looks pretty good, but i really dont like the Mirrors. it looks funny because it's soooo small.

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Feb 4, 8:04pm - #97082 
I say some cars look good just to be nice, but that looks like moving art, its really nice! The Hood compliments the rest of the car perfectly, well done. thumbsup

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Feb 4, 11:25pm - #97083 
That car is going to be outrageous with dark wheels. A carbon fiber splitter like the one Moderator Tony has on his bumper would really bring the front together with the other Carbon Fiber accents. Nice work. thumbsup

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Feb 4, 11:44pm - #97084 
i think you should take off the vynl and replace them with veilside graphics in white to match ur rims


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Feb 5, 4:12am - #97085 
Originally Posted by itchyvi3t
i think you should take off the vynl and replace them with veilside graphics in white to match ur rims


the flames on the windows are nit viynl, they are made out of reflective window tint. yoU can see through them just like chrome lensed sunglasses. when i do take them off though i will not put anymore graphics or viynl on my car at all because i am going for the clean and stelthy look. here is my todo list

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Feb 5, 4:27am - #97086 
Originally Posted by skdmorse
Originally Posted by itchyvi3t
i think you should take off the vynl and replace them with veilside graphics in white to match ur rims


the flames on the windows are nit viynl, they are made out of reflective window tint. yoU can see through them just like chrome lensed sunglasses. when i do take them off though i will not put anymore graphics or viynl on my car at all because i am going for the clean and stelthy look. here is my todo list

black wheels
new window tint
13 inch bid brakes
front carbon fiber splitter
sf turbo

oh and my next mod is already being shipped to me. you will not believe this one... full diagnostic setup with a brand new dell laptop and running it through my indash tv so i can watch all the motors perameters while i race...


very nice. black wheels would look sick on your car. how well is the vision for the apr Mirrors? ive been wanting to get some for a while now too.

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Feb 5, 4:33am - #97087 
Originally Posted by SilverGT
Originally Posted by skdmorse
Originally Posted by itchyvi3t
i think you should take off the vynl and replace them with veilside graphics in white to match ur rims


the flames on the windows are nit viynl, they are made out of reflective window tint. yoU can see through them just like chrome lensed sunglasses. when i do take them off though i will not put anymore graphics or viynl on my car at all because i am going for the clean and stelthy look. here is my todo list

black wheels
new window tint
13 inch bid brakes
front carbon fiber splitter
sf turbo

oh and my next mod is already being shipped to me. you will not believe this one... full diagnostic setup with a brand new dell laptop and running it through my indash tv so i can watch all the motors perameters while i race...


very nice. black wheels would look sick on your car. how well is the vision for the apr mirrors? ive been wanting to get some for a while now too.


hoestly they do not seem to be very functional. they are very small. i haven't driven it very much with them on it may just be something you get use to...

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Feb 5, 6:17am - #97088 
Very nice, not digging the graphics indeed.
I love the rest.

Did you put the c/f Hood on yourself?
I ordered mine and it will be in in about 3 to 4 weeks (shipping to the netherlands).
How did you make the holes for the pins?
I understand it's easy to damage the Hood if you drill for the pins

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Feb 5, 8:36am - #97089 
very nice, black rims and no windo graphics would complete the car, very awsome car. the laptop will be cool to.

^^would also like to know the answer to the Hood ?

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Feb 5, 9:44am - #97090 
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO on the graphics, YESSSSSSSSSSSSS on everythign else thumbsup

Deff go with the powdercaoting rims Idea, gunmetal/black with do just fine... nice job man thumbsup


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Feb 5, 10:58am - #97091 
That's soo sick ass dude!!!
two thumbs for you! thumbsup thumbsup

and yeah, i'm with most ppl on ur vinyls. they don't go with the flow you got happening...

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Feb 5, 11:20am - #97092 
your celi is definitely hott, mad props man...


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Feb 5, 11:44am - #97093 
Originally Posted by Immo
Very nice, not digging the graphics indeed.
I love the rest.

Did you put the c/f Hood on yourself?
I ordered mine and it will be in in about 3 to 4 weeks (shipping to the netherlands).
How did you make the holes for the pins?
I understand it's easy to damage the hood if you drill for the pins


I had a shop put the Hood on for me and yes putting on the Hood pins is very hard and you have to be very carful. First you drill holes in the thr front beam of the car for the pins. then you have to drill through two layers on the Hood for the pins to go through but, you also have to drill other holes so you can put the locking clips on the back of the screws that hold the locking piece on the Hood. This step you never hear about because it is a bitch. The guys at the body shop that did mine were ready to kill me when I showed up to get it. But they deceided to rape me on the installation charges instead... They did a great job so I guess I cant complain... It looks perfect...

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Feb 5, 11:47am - #97094 
your celica looks awesome! thumbsup
im not diggin the small Mirrors though just my.02


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Feb 5, 2:10pm - #97095 
damn thats sick i like it thumbsup


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Feb 5, 3:45pm - #97096 
Originally Posted by skdmorse
Water will not hurt the engine unless the air filter get submerged... I don't know how much water gets in because I just got it today and my car never see's the rain...


youll get a couple of drops on the front plastic engine cover, but hardly any water enters... you might have a little build up where the Hood slopes into the reverse scoop.

Originally Posted by ToiletPaper
looks pretty good, but i really dont like the mirrors. it looks funny because it's soooo small.


makes it look like a T-rex with the little arms. spineyes


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Feb 6, 6:28am - #97097 
Originally Posted by mukalicious
Originally Posted by skdmorse
Water will not hurt the engine unless the air filter get submerged... I don't know how much water gets in because I just got it today and my car never see's the rain...


youll get a couple of drops on the front plastic engine cover, but hardly any water enters... you might have a little build up where the Hood slopes into the reverse scoop.

Originally Posted by ToiletPaper
looks pretty good, but i really dont like the mirrors. it looks funny because it's soooo small.


makes it look like a T-rex with the little arms. spineyes



Just sold the Mirrors.. Going back to stock and buying a carbon fiber splitter...

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Feb 6, 6:39am - #97098 
I am glad you sold the Mirrors!!! From the front pic they just look kinda, stupid IMO. confused thumbsup

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Feb 6, 7:28am - #97099 
looks awesome!

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Feb 6, 1:14pm - #97100 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
you need black rims...

looks awesome! eek thumbsup

and take off the graphics! thumbsup

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Feb 6, 4:51pm - #97101 
Why did you get a elaborate carbon fiber Hood that WEIGHS as much as or if not more than a factory Hood?

The point of carbon fiber pieces is to be LIGHTWEIGHT. Not to be showy.

Ever see a Hood like that on a JGTC car? No, becasue the carbon fiber was painted over because it is a single layer with none of that gloss and UV protectant coating on it.

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Feb 6, 6:47pm - #97102 
Originally Posted by DjFox1270
Why did you get a elaborate carbon fiber Hood that WEIGHS as much as or if not more than a factory Hood?

The point of carbon fiber pieces is to be LIGHTWEIGHT. Not to be showy.

Ever see a Hood like that on a JGTC car? No, becasue the carbon fiber was painted over because it is a single layer with none of that gloss and UV protectant coating on it.

*ndy

A lot of people just like the look of Carbon Fiber hoods..they might not be getting it for the weight reduction.

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Feb 6, 9:18pm - #97103 
Originally Posted by DjFox1270
Why did you get a elaborate carbon fiber Hood that WEIGHS as much as or if not more than a factory Hood?

The point of carbon fiber pieces is to be LIGHTWEIGHT. Not to be showy.

Ever see a Hood like that on a JGTC car? No, becasue the carbon fiber was painted over because it is a single layer with none of that gloss and UV protectant coating on it.

*ndy


For your info the invader Hood does weigh less than the factory but, I got it mainly for show... The nitrous is for the go... Anyway I checked your profile and there is nothing there.. What do you have? Just asking...

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Feb 6, 10:21pm - #97104 
Originally Posted by DjFox1270
Why did you get a elaborate carbon fiber Hood that WEIGHS as much as or if not more than a factory Hood?

The point of carbon fiber pieces is to be LIGHTWEIGHT. Not to be showy.

Ever see a Hood like that on a JGTC car? No, becasue the carbon fiber was painted over because it is a single layer with none of that gloss and UV protectant coating on it.

*ndy

Jesus, give it a rest. We get it; everyone is a friggin idiot for not doing performance mods. Maybe someday we will all be as bright as you. wtf
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Feb 7, 1:43am - #97105 
Originally Posted by Tater
Originally Posted by DjFox1270
Why did you get a elaborate carbon fiber Hood that WEIGHS as much as or if not more than a factory Hood?

The point of carbon fiber pieces is to be LIGHTWEIGHT. Not to be showy.

Ever see a Hood like that on a JGTC car? No, becasue the carbon fiber was painted over because it is a single layer with none of that gloss and UV protectant coating on it.

*ndy

Jesus, give it a rest. We get it; everyone is a friggin idiot for not doing performance mods. Maybe someday we will all be as bright as you. wtf
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Feb 7, 2:13am - #97106 
Maybe he's just jealous grin

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Feb 7, 2:16am - #97107 
awsome your ride looks way better thumbsup

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Feb 7, 12:54pm - #97108 
NICE!!!


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Feb 7, 1:21pm - #97109 
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