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Andrew Christian 06-21-2013 07:51 AM

My New Front End! v6
 
So I took a chance on an ebay front chin spoiler and I think the results turned out pretty good with a good paint and body guy. I was going for subtle, not too flashy but muscular.

http://i.imgur.com/ssuJc8Hh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/yVZsUi3h.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/wk7AYdph.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/5P9Hlm3.jpg

What do you guys think?

Tommyc 06-21-2013 09:07 AM

Looks great, looks mean!!!
The hood looks bare to me with the spoiler and side scoops, maybe its just me.

Andrew Christian 06-21-2013 09:19 AM

Thanks! My dad described it as "filled out", which is exactly what I was going for.

kevinmalec 06-21-2013 10:31 AM

Looks good!

So_Cali 06-21-2013 12:50 PM

Nice find! car looks good, you ever consider getting rid of that rocker stripe?

drunkyoda 06-21-2013 12:54 PM

i think it looks good but going a little bit lower would really set your car off!

mighted1987 06-21-2013 12:55 PM

Nicely done, so you painted the spoiler? It does look good, what is it made of?

drunkyoda 06-21-2013 01:31 PM

Here do this! :)

sorry for the bad chop

https://imageshack.com/scaled/large/824/mwd3.jpgUploaded with ImageShack.com

Andrew Christian 06-21-2013 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by So_Cali (Post 8235428)
Nice find! car looks good, you ever consider getting rid of that rocker stripe?

Oh man, it's a love hate kinda thing. I really like the rocker stripe, but I know my car would like much better without it.

Since it's Alloy(dark gray), I thought of getting a black one from AM that says American Muscle.

What do you think?

Andrew Christian 06-21-2013 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mighted1987 (Post 8235430)
Nicely done, so you painted the spoiler? It does look good, what is it made of?

Made out of urethane just like the OEM bumper and fit pretty will. There are a few defects on the bottom underneath where no one would see, but I'd definitely recommend this product. Comes with hardware and all.

NOTE:I got this professionally installed for perfect fit and finish. It's worth the price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271093765022...84.m1497.l2649

samolet 06-21-2013 02:34 PM

Good job!! ...and nice colour ;-)

kevinmalec 06-21-2013 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andrew Christian (Post 8235447)
Oh man, it's a love hate kinda thing. I really like the rocker stripe, but I know my car would like much better without it.

Since it's Alloy(dark gray), I thought of getting a black one from AM that says American Muscle.

What do you think?

I think a black or red rocker stripe would look better than the white. A black or red rocker stripe would match your wheels.

akdoggie 06-22-2013 01:10 AM

I like the look you are getting, but the rocker stripe is a dead give away it is a v6. Removing those were the second thing I did to my 07 Mustang, right after changing to GT wheels (which now are only used for snow tires in the winter). Your front spoiler/splitter is a nice add. I also agree with the other guys about needing something to go with the side scoops and spoiler in the hood department. Hood scoop? KR hood? Anyway you look at it, You've got a nice ride.

Andrew Christian 06-22-2013 07:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by akdoggie (Post 8235735)
I like the look you are getting, but the rocker stripe is a dead give away it is a v6. Removing those were the second thing I did to my 07 Mustang, right after changing to GT wheels (which now are only used for snow tires in the winter). Your front spoiler/splitter is a nice add. I also agree with the other guys about needing something to go with the side scoops and spoiler in the hood department. Hood scoop? KR hood? Anyway you look at it, You've got a nice ride.

Thanks man. I saw in your sig that you have a plenum cover for you v6. Where the hell did you get it man? I swear those plenums for the v6 are like trying to track down the Loch Ness monster.

Matt's 95 Stang 06-22-2013 08:20 AM

Great upgrade, it really does "fill out" the front end.

Matthew

THS_Steed06 06-22-2013 10:03 AM

I like it too, nice find Andrew!

On my car I've been thinking about adding a Boss type splitter (I have the stock 4L bumper but pretty sure I can custom mount it).
http://www.americanmuscle.com/boss-splitter-1012.html

Now I think this front bumper cover could add the same look for a lower cost. I'd paint the thing vista blue and leave the lowest lip all black for a smooth custom look.

How durable would you say it is, can it take a curb impact and survive?

Tom

Soldier GT 06-22-2013 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevinmalec (Post 8235508)
I think a black or red rocker stripe would look better than the white. A black or red rocker stripe would match your wheels.


Off the subject but I really like your car bro!

akdoggie 06-22-2013 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andrew Christian (Post 8235775)
Thanks man. I saw in your sig that you have a plenum cover for you v6. Where the hell did you get it man? I swear those plenums for the v6 are like trying to track down the Loch Ness monster.

Yes they are. You won't believe it, but I actually have bought 2 in the past year. One was new (yes new from one of our suppliers who found one) and the other was a take off for a lease return on eBay.

The deal for the new one was funny as hell. I ordered it, then got an email that it was not longer available, and that my money was being refunded. Three days went by and no refund. I decided to give then a call the next morning, when I got up, by my door was a UPS package, with the black plenum I ordered. I called them and they told me that they item was discontinued and I was getting a refund. I told the guy that it came today. He said it was impossible as it was discontinued over 7 months before. I told him fine, give me a credit then, but I'm keeping the cover. They called me later that day, saying they found 4 of them in a box, that never got invoiced and thanked me for ordering. My card was charged, of course. Anyways, they sold them all that day according to the guy, as I told him I'd take another then, but he said they were sent out already.

Torch_Vert 06-22-2013 07:06 PM

Andrew: Great front end look. Nice and clean :)

As far as plenum covers go I highly recommend this one (does cost a "bit" more, but is available ;) )

http://photos.torchvert.net/Car-Show...ow%20076-L.jpg

Andrew Christian 06-23-2013 10:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by THS_Steed06 (Post 8235823)
I like it too, nice find Andrew!

On my car I've been thinking about adding a Boss type splitter (I have the stock 4L bumper but pretty sure I can custom mount it).
http://www.americanmuscle.com/boss-splitter-1012.html

Now I think this front bumper cover could add the same look for a lower cost. I'd paint the thing vista blue and leave the lowest lip all black for a smooth custom look.

How durable would you say it is, can it take a curb impact and survive?

Tom

The material it's made out of is urethane. So it feels very durable. Almost the exact same stuff the actual bumper is made out of. I will say, it took professional install to get it solid. I wanted it so if I move it, the whole bumper moves with it as if it's one solid piece. There are no installation instructions with this product, so don't expect a step by step guide. You get the lip and you get the hardware.

I'm pretty pleased with the quality. Doesn't look or feel cheap to me.


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