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Old 03-20-2012, 12:21 PM   #1
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I have a 2008 Vista Blue V6 Convertible with Tan(Parchment) top and tan/black interior.

It has the rocker stripe (goldish, parchmentish..not really either one).

I like the look of the single wide stripe with pinstriping but I just don't know how it would look with the convertible top. Also, I can't find any stripes that would match the top. I have found some gold metallic but once again it won't match.

I just feel that maybe 4 colors on the car is going to be too much. Blue,tan,gold, then whatever the stripes are.

I have seen some Blue cars with White stripes and it looks really good. Maybe pull the tan rocker stripes and replace them with white, then go with the white stripe?

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Or just save the cash and get the CAI and Tuner.

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Old 03-20-2012, 11:43 PM   #2
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I have a 2008 Vista Blue V6 Convertible with Tan(Parchment) top and tan/black interior.

It has the rocker stripe (goldish, parchmentish..not really either one).

I like the look of the single wide stripe with pinstriping but I just don't know how it would look with the convertible top. Also, I can't find any stripes that would match the top. I have found some gold metallic but once again it won't match.

I just feel that maybe 4 colors on the car is going to be too much. Blue,tan,gold, then whatever the stripes are.

I have seen some Blue cars with White stripes and it looks really good. Maybe pull the tan rocker stripes and replace them with white, then go with the white stripe?

Opinions??

Or just save the cash and get the CAI and Tuner.

Thanks
Photos of your car would be nice! Photoshop it, maybe?
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:20 AM   #3
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Not the best pic, but you get the idea. I'll try to get some better pics with a real camera tomorrow. Not the crappy cell phone pics. I need to get some good pics anyway and it's supposed to be nice out.
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I vote to at least remove or replace the the rocker stripe with a solid design...we all know it's a mustang, lol... I'm not sold on striping it though. I really think that it depends on what stripe you are thinking of going with.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:10 AM   #5
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Remove the rocker stripes.
This should give you an idea:

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:23 AM   #6
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Yeah, I'm not 100% sold on striping it at all yet. I see one with stripes and think "man that looks good" then I look at mine and kinda go "hmm, maybe?"

I was thinking about the single wide stripe. I think they call it a "super snake" stripe.

I think the Lemans stripe looks better with the GT style grille, which I don't have.

The rocker stripe is close, but doesn't really match the top anyway.

That is a nice looking convertible 0IIII0.

I am going to get some better pics today. I might try photoshopping some stripes on it. Good idea.

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Old 03-21-2012, 11:34 AM   #7
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Got some better pics today.

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Old 03-21-2012, 11:58 AM   #8
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You can see mine in my sig - I went with the Shelby Super Stripe. I can't get to other pictures on this computer but if you need more I can post them up.

Since I have the Pony package, my side stripe is different from yours - it actually matches up with the superstripe rather than the twin le mans type stripe as your side one.
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As you can see by my profile photo in the left, I have the snake stripe on my 2010 Vert. Mine's silver on gray and have a silver rocker stripe from American Muscle. Looks fine on a convertible IMO
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OP, my sig is old but check out my new stripes thread. Like JimC I now have the super stripe.
Your car look good BTW.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:16 PM   #11
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everything about you ride screems v6 which is fine if you like the look. personally I like to look at a mustang and have to figure out without looking under the hood on what it is. I too have a v6 after I get my Roush front bumper installedand 18" polished bullits its gonna be hard to tell whats under the hood. If your ride was my ride first thing I would do which coincidently was the same thing i first did to mine was remove the door bumpers. remove the rocker stripes either new front bumper or 3d carbon airdam and rear valance like OIIIIO's I would upgrade to 18" wheels and go dual exhaust, I think stripes either dual or supersnake look great on an aggressive looking mustang not so much on stock looking sixers.
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Majik755..What color is the top on your car? I can't really tell from the pic.

0IIII0. you are right, it does scream V6...hmmm. Maybe just lose the rocker stripe, go with a GT grille and supercharge it. A few suspension upgrades (shocks tower brace, etc) and have a sweet little sleeper.

BTW, I've only had the car for about a month now and it's my first Ford and my first Mustang so I am kinda new to the possibilities.

Kinda nice starting with a clean slate and a good solid car

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Old 03-21-2012, 12:50 PM   #13
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everything about you ride screems v6 which is fine if you like the look. personally I like to look at a mustang and have to figure out without looking under the hood on what it is. I too have a v6 after I get my Roush front bumper installedand 18" polished bullits its gonna be hard to tell whats under the hood. If your ride was my ride first thing I would do which coincidently was the same thing i first did to mine was remove the door bumpers. remove the rocker stripes either new front bumper or 3d carbon airdam and rear valance like OIIIIO's I would upgrade to 18" wheels and go dual exhaust, I think stripes either dual or supersnake look great on an aggressive looking mustang not so much on stock looking sixers.
+1000 Well said. Consider the stripes as your finishing touch. You may want to upgarde your bumpers first. You may want to upgrade/add a new spoiler or add a chin later. When u r "pretty much happy" with the overall look of ur ride then do the stripes. U don't want to restripe restripe as u add new mods.
This is what I would do.
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