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Jake
06-09-2008, 08:33 PM
Well my dad is buying this Grand am which he won off ebay this saturday...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=160247048614&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=006

The sc/t hood will be mine for 150 bucks he says and I am going to give him my stocker as well.
He has the bumpers to return the car to stock, so he will then have the kit just sitting there, He wants to know if I want the kit, (For a cheap price, and the spoiler)

I am unsure what I would like to do, the rear I dont like very much.. But the front I do, and could fill in the holes that people hate so much + paint everything for basically free. I dont know if I should go with the kit, or have him sell it seperately and just take the hood.

Those rims that guy has will be for sale as well because my dad doesnt want them, but anyway, little input here on what I should do? :confused:


O, the tails will also be mine for dirt cheap, which I plan to take, and tint.

Nick-G
06-09-2008, 08:36 PM
Well since you say it wont cost you much I would do it as long as you fill the holes in.

ramair4thesoul
06-09-2008, 08:38 PM
Go for it.

Jake
06-09-2008, 09:19 PM
What I think I might do is take the front of the kit off my dads hands, and possibly buy the 2 door side skirts and rear for that kit off aas.com.... Cuz that rear bumper is just not doing it for me...

Keeping the ribs on the sides, because I think it flows nice with that kit.

What do you guys think of that idea..

williamGT
06-09-2008, 09:21 PM
Don't do it, Just put the SC/T hood on.

Jake
06-09-2008, 09:22 PM
Don't do it, Just put the SC/T hood on.

Idk... I dig how it looks with the ribs still on..

(Top pic)

http://www.andysautosport.com/pontiac/1999_2005_grand_am/exterior/body_kits/aas/andy00073901.html

williamGT
06-09-2008, 09:29 PM
Idk... I dig how it looks with the ribs still on..

(Top pic)

http://www.andysautosport.com/pontiac/1999_2005_grand_am/exterior/body_kits/aas/andy00073901.html
It looks okay, but not my taste in body kit, I like how the stock body kit looks on the GAGT's

Grreen99GT
06-09-2008, 09:39 PM
Don't do it, Just put the SC/T hood on.

x2

jake do not put that kit on your car, it will totally ruin the look. i am not a fan of the body kit at all.

Jake
06-09-2008, 09:47 PM
x2

jake do not put that kit on your car, it will totally ruin the look. i am not a fan of the body kit at all.

Hmmm... still am not decided but am leaning towards just takin the hood and tails from him, then the kit will prolly be up for sale on here, along with the spoiler.

williamGT
06-09-2008, 09:52 PM
Hmmm... still am not decided but am leaning towards just takin the hood and tails from him, then the kit will prolly be up for sale on here, along with the spoiler.
Thats my boy, lol.....I see you changed gaowner111 to Jake

kse73
06-09-2008, 10:02 PM
Personally....I'd just take the hood. Leave everything else to....um.... burn. Including the tails :(

Rich
06-09-2008, 10:04 PM
^ x4

Grreen99GT
06-09-2008, 10:18 PM
yea i forgot to mention that, DO NOT use those tails

Jake
06-09-2008, 10:31 PM
yea i forgot to mention that, DO NOT use those tails

I was going to tint them rather dark...

I wouldn't be keeping them like that.

So you probably wouldnt even be able to tell, I just wanted something different than stock... and since these would be dirt cheap... why not.

DumpsterDamon
06-09-2008, 10:34 PM
you're a bigger jackass than sik if you put that kit on

GrandAmC9
06-09-2008, 10:37 PM
i dont like the aas rear bumper(how it gets farther away on the bottom of the wheel wells) love the style, but dont like how it sticks out like that

Jake
06-09-2008, 10:38 PM
you're a bigger jackass than sik if you put that kit on

lol

i dont like the aas rear bumper(how it gets farther away on the bottom of the wheel wells) love the style, but dont like how it sticks out like that

Same....

O well

As far as the tails go I will tint them myself, and if they dont look good I will just put them back on that car.

Bryan
06-09-2008, 10:41 PM
Just get the hood and tint those tails dark and I'll approve.

williamGT
06-09-2008, 10:54 PM
Yeah Jake if I see that kit on your car, I will drive down there and kick you. lol

gtdreams
06-10-2008, 02:57 PM
The hood is good.:thumbs: The kit is not so good.:thumbsdow However,you have to drive it and like what you are driving,so its your choice.I say burn the kit,burn it till its gone.:slayer

SikMindz
06-10-2008, 03:46 PM
you're a bigger jackass than sik if you put that kit on

feg. Get off my tip.

The kit is ehhhh. I say go with the hood.

notsoaveragej0e
06-10-2008, 03:54 PM
http://i22.ebayimg.com/08/i/000/f4/ce/ff8f_1.JPG


if you can fill in the big gap right above the dual exhaust cut outs, it has potential.

gtdreams
06-10-2008, 08:08 PM
^^^^:nono:

McFlurrey06
06-10-2008, 08:19 PM
Stay away from the kit. Keep the hood. Sell everything else on ebay, spoiler, kit, tails everything. Then use that money for the SC/t kit or a nice set of wheels or a drop.

Nick-G
06-10-2008, 08:28 PM
Just a pic I did in paint with the holes filled in and I kinda like it.

McFlurrey06
06-10-2008, 08:32 PM
With is filled in it looks way to plain, and like a big fas ass tumor or something.

gtdreams
06-11-2008, 02:32 PM
lol :applause: With is filled in it looks way to plain, and like a big fas ass tumor or something.It has the SIK-ness...lol

notsoaveragej0e
06-11-2008, 02:37 PM
Stay away from the kit. Keep the hood. Sell everything else on ebay, spoiler, kit, tails everything. Then use that money for the SC/t kit or a nice set of wheels or a drop.

Just a pic I did in paint with the holes filled in and I kinda like it.

With is filled in it looks way to plain, and like a big fas ass tumor or something.

Yeah, with that chop, it does look weird... too big. Sell it all and buy SC/T or RK Sport.

2002GT
06-11-2008, 02:45 PM
You own dad is charging you for the hood?!

And how the fock is that car worth $3,000?

gaowners32
06-11-2008, 03:22 PM
You own dad is charging you for the hood?!

And how the fock is that car worth $3,000?

Thats what I was thinking.

Jake
06-11-2008, 08:53 PM
You own dad is charging you for the hood?!

And how the fock is that car worth $3,000?

He said now that he will give it to me for free. But I have to buy the paint which is like nothing. But anyway.

Here is the story why he ended up paying 3050$ for the car.

My step mom was doing the bidding on ebay while my dad was at work. The guy was having his friend obviously bump up the price cuz it was shooting up ridiculously like 500$ intervals.

My step mom bid 2400, the guy bumped it to 2500, then my step mom went to put in 2550.00 and she accidently put in 25000.00, which obviously it cant increase that much so it automatically bid only 50 dollars more, at that exact time, the guy bumped it AGAIN to 3 grand before my step mom hit enter to enter in 2550.00 so he put it to 3 grand, and when she entered her bid, it automatically bumped it up only 50$, putting it where it stands at 3050. Do you follow? So my dad is going to have a few words with the guy, because everyone plays that game on ebay, having their buds bump up the price, but intervals of like 500$?? That is a little extreme and greedy. So I am sure my dad will not pay 3 grand for that car.

He already has a buyer for the car, he has everything to return it to stock, the buyer is going to pay 4300 when it is all done, (my dad buys, fixes, sells TONS of cars) and this is a guy who has bought from my dad in the past.

All that being said, that is why the car was bought for 3050.

Besides, he will be able to make a little money off the tails, kit and spoiler, not much no, but a little.

And also, the kit wont be mine to sell, my dad is only giving it to me if I want to use it, not giving it to me to sell.

This hood will be the last of the visual mods.
This summer will come p&p uim and Lim, 62 mm Tb, 2.5" downpipe with Hf cat, 2.5" catback pipe and a tune.
Maybe headers if I make enough money.