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Old 05-31-2009, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by socalwrench View Post
First, replacing the bumper sections isn't too difficult or expensive if you needed to pay for a shop to do it.

Second, I think having only the top stripes without the bumper stripes looks strange on a Mustang, especially the S197.
I've seen a few pics of mustangs on this site w/o the bumpers done - I thought they looked ok.
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by socalwrench View Post
First, replacing the bumper sections isn't too difficult or expensive if you needed to pay for a shop to do it.

Second, I think having only the top stripes without the bumper stripes looks strange on a Mustang, especially the S197.

Mine just has stripes on the top, and I partially agree with you, but it depends on the car. I'll probably remove the ones I've got and do a painted hood section later on.

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Old 06-01-2009, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by TheHighlander View Post
Good luck!

I have a base 2009 Mustang I just got, and I would love to ADD stripes - but the wife things they are "ugly."

So, no go
I think the stripes make the car! If mine didn't have them already when I purchased the car they definately would've been my first mod!
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by TheHighlander View Post
Good luck!

I have a base 2009 Mustang I just got, and I would love to ADD stripes - but the wife things they are "ugly."

So, no go
Oh dear...Show her these pictures, and gauge her reaction. Then go out and buy the stripes regardless haha



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Old 06-01-2009, 01:25 PM
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:P :P :P

Those are very nice....

she's seen the Shelby's and other high end Mustangs in the show rooms before we bought ours... She's not going for it... Oh well...

I like the look of your car, though!
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:26 PM
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:P :P :P

Those are very nice....

she's seen the Shelby's and other high end Mustangs in the show rooms before we bought ours... She's not going for it... Oh well...

I like the look of your car, though!
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:46 AM
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why did you buy a base 2009 mustang when you could have bought an 05 gt for probably cheaper?
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by winston44 View Post
why did you buy a base 2009 mustang when you could have bought an 05 gt for probably cheaper?
Because I wanted a new car, not a used one. And, I am not into the racing scene. The base does everything I want. I'm not a 21 year old kid who wants to race others at red lights

I'm not saying that only that kind of person buys the GT - but we were in the market for a new car anyway - and the wife pushed me to buy the Mustang because she knew I always wanted one, and because of the awesome price in the Houston newspaper.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:28 AM
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ohhhh i see, but theres nothing better than pure american muscle at your feet!

im just kidding, thats cool but you need some rims and black out those corners and some stripes and a hood scoop...i need stripes and a hood scoop!

what color is your car mineral gray?
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by winston44 View Post
ohhhh i see, but theres nothing better than pure american muscle at your feet!

im just kidding, thats cool but you need some rims and black out those corners and some stripes and a hood scoop...i need stripes and a hood scoop!

what color is your car mineral gray?
Vapor gray

Actually, at first I wanted a scoop and those fake side intakes that go behind the door. They really look good on certain colors... On the Vapor gray, I don't like the looks, however. I looked thru tons of pics here on the sit. And, with this color, those things don't look too great to me. Just my opinion.

As for the stripes, if my wife weren't so against it, I'd have to figure out the color. I've seen white, gray and black stripes on cars with the same color. The white didn't look that great to me. I think the gray/offwhite or the black looked better.

I may get some better rims. Installed, a set fo 4 I liked is about $600. If I do it, I'll likely wait until I need the first set of tires. Tires that come with a new car usually wear out pretty fast, because they put tires on that are quieter, and not known for their longevity - at least that's been my experience in the past. So, probably 20-25k, and it will need a new set. I hate to pay for the install of the same ties I already have.
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