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Old 05-01-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
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Default I think I have an inferiority complex with my car

This might sound weird, but I feel like I have an inferiority complex with my car...in other words, I'll see other cars around and think they look very nice, but then look at my own car and just think it looks plain/unnoticeable. It just doesn't seem like there's anything about it to grab any attention appearance-wise, except maybe the obviously not stock exhaust note.

Do I feel this way only because I see and drive my car every day? I have done some subtle exterior stuff (taillight tint, smoked markers) but not much in the way of appearance because I do like to be subtle and tend to spend money more towards performance. I'd like to do a little more exterior stuff but not sure what direction I want to go.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:57 AM   #2
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Yeah, its just because its yours bro. To the dude in the civic, you look like a rock star. Dont worry, just be happy with whatever you do to the car and make sure whatever money you toss at it is money well spent.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:15 PM   #3
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Follow the 10 Commandment's, and you'd be ok....

Exodus 20:10 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ***, nor his mustang, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:22 PM   #4
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i was the same dude..up untill i saw my pride n joy v6 drive away today after i sold it..wow it looked awesome..let someone else drive ya stang and you'll see what i mean.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:36 PM   #5
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get some wheels of your choice and lower it as much as you can safely for the area you drive it.
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yep wheels transform ANY car.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:48 PM   #7
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a chin spoiler does it for me...
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I agree with Rudolph. Wait until you see it driving around from the outside. Takes on a totally different perspective, makes you appreciate it much more.
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i was the same dude..up untill i saw my pride n joy v6 drive away today after i sold it..wow it looked awesome..let someone else drive ya stang and you'll see what i mean.

exactly. have someone else drive your car and you'll see exactly the perspective of others.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:25 PM   #10
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When i get bored i ask my gf to take a drive with the car while ill follow with her civic, i alway tell her: go easy on it girl. First thing i see her do everytime she get on the highway, she pull it hard and even make the rear bounce on full throttle, damn italian girl, but i do love to see it pull away with the sick sound it do etc.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:37 AM   #11
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It must be because your used to seeing your own car. I feel the same way about mine even though everyone's always complementing me on it. I let my brother drive it every now and then and I always watch him drive away. It helps somewhat, I just feel that I didn't catch a long and good glimpse of it!
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get some wheels of your choice and lower it as much as you can safely for the area you drive it.
Honestly I love the factory Torq-Thrust style wheels...I think they're a perfect fit for the car, and I'm too po' to buy a set of wheels right now (especially when the tires on the car are barely a year old). And I want to lower it more but I'm afraid I'll never be able to get a floor jack under it without driving up on some boards if I do. I have P springs on just the back now, but I'd like to bring the back down another half inch or so and lower the front 1". Ah someday...
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:52 AM   #13
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honestly I haven't had mine very long, and its one of the plainer looking stangs being a Bullitt (no wings, no fogs, no flashy stuff). but I still catch people looking at it. i've seen people in everything from old hondas to newer BMWs/Mercedes looking at this plain jane looking mustang. i'd be willing to bet your car looks pretty special to everyone else. Mustangs just have this presence, they stand out just being what they are.
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I'll see other cars around and think they look very nice, but then look at my own car and just think it looks plain/unnoticeable. It just doesn't seem like there's anything about it to grab any attention appearance-wise . . . . but not sure what direction I want to go.
Then it's time to stop thinking about what it looks like and start enjoying only how it drives. At least for a while. The more pressure you put on yourself to add another visual mod now, the more likely it'll not end up being a good one in the long run.


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Not to encourage....but get a set of wheels and some springs to lower her a bit and you will drool at your car everytime you see her I sure do haha
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:55 PM   #16
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To the average car guy-or car girl, any specialty car like the ones owned by pretty much everybody on here will get attention all the time. I notice EVERY Mustang on the road regardless of what kind, color etc. I also always notice other specialty cars in the same category like Camaro, Challenger and pretty much any muscle or sports car from 2014 down to the 1960s models.

The only people who aren't noticing your Mustang are the people on the road I like to refer to as NON DRIVERS. These are typical people in mini-vans or Prius' who are hardly aware of the fact they are driving a car in the first place and if so driving is their 3rd of 4th priority.
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Honestly I love the factory Torq-Thrust style wheels...I think they're a perfect fit for the car, and I'm too po' to buy a set of wheels right now (especially when the tires on the car are barely a year old). And I want to lower it more but I'm afraid I'll never be able to get a floor jack under it without driving up on some boards if I do. I have P springs on just the back now, but I'd like to bring the back down another half inch or so and lower the front 1". Ah someday...
id go with lowering it anyway, its worth it. FRPP k springs id go with
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This might sound weird, but I feel like I have an inferiority complex with my car...
Sportlines and 15" race stars with a radial or a 18x10.5" square set up.


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Sportlines and 15" race stars with a radial or a 18x10.5" square set up.


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can 10.5 wide rims even fit on the front without issues? I wouldn't think so. mabe im wrong though.


also, do you have any issues with speedbumps/driveways with the sportlines?
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:31 PM   #20
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This is my car when I bought it...

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This is my car now...

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I think the answer to your problem is obvious... Half of the fun of owning a Mustang is customizing it and making it your own. While your car is nice from the factory, get creative and find the special touches that make it fit how you like it. It's your car; go nuts and get ready for some dirty looks from the wife.
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