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hotcarmaster12
07-29-2008, 10:24 AM
I saved up some money, about 1500.
Should I get the sct hood now or Get all the smaller things like the clear/black headlights, tail lights, Window tint, maybe lowering, and a couple other parts. I could prob get the hood and have it painted and still have enough to buy headlights or somethn
What do you guys think?

DrFabulous
07-29-2008, 10:30 AM
Find a used SC/T hood in your color, shouldn't be too hard. Save $750 for that. Then spend the rest on tint($200) and lowering($400+ to do it right)

Bryan
07-29-2008, 11:05 AM
Find a used SC/T hood in your color, shouldn't be too hard. Save $750 for that. Then spend the rest on tint($200) and lowering($400+ to do it right)

^ werd

notsoaveragej0e
07-29-2008, 11:49 AM
Hold out on the hood- you'll be able to find a better deal if you wait-- whether it's used, salvaged, or otherwise. Put the money into more, smaller mods that aren't making the car stock.

stillriza
07-29-2008, 11:52 AM
Sc/t skirt kit/spoiler/headlights are all things you could do.

Performance wise go with cai/headers possible/exhaust if not already done

Or you can put that money away incase of a major repair down the road (i.e lim repair, brakes, suspension)

gtdreams
07-29-2008, 03:03 PM
I would tint the windows and get a Borla cat-back exhaust and cold air intake....:thumbs:.Or if you are not looking for more performance,SCT body kit and spoiler,black housing headlights.

hotcarmaster12
07-29-2008, 03:41 PM
Yeah I think im gonna wait on the hood, But for sure im going to get the window tint and the black/clear headlights. I would like to get taillights too, what looks best on a silver ga?

silvergtjrad
07-29-2008, 04:07 PM
Ive got some nearly new eibach springs for sale if you are interested. Less than 2k miles on them. Check out my part-out thread.

PhantomLover007
07-29-2008, 05:40 PM
Here's a link for used hoods. Unfortunately, as I found out while trying to see who has what, they have regular hoods mixed in w/ Ram Air hoods and some are mislabled. You basically have to call the places to verify. Most will not ship either.

http://car-part.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi

If you can't get a decent hood at a decent price, go for all the smaller stuff first.

gtdreams
07-29-2008, 06:18 PM
Yeah I think im gonna wait on the hood, But for sure im going to get the window tint and the black/clear headlights. I would like to get taillights too, what looks best on a silver ga?
Well, i think the stock GT tails are the best.However if you really want aftermarket tails,i would get smoked led tails that they sell on Ebay,just do not get chrome tails in any shape or form.Black TYC tails are pretty good also,but i can hardly find them anymore,they would look good on just about any color car,of course thats just my opinion.

notsoaveragej0e
07-29-2008, 07:18 PM
Well, i think the stock GT tails are the best.However if you really want aftermarket tails,i would get smoked led tails that they sell on Ebay,just do not get chrome tails in any shape or form.Black TYC tails are pretty good also,but i can hardly find them anymore,they would look good on just about any color car,of course thats just my opinion.

Black TYC's FTMFW!

hotcarmaster12
07-29-2008, 09:28 PM
Silvergtjrad- Thanks But i dont think im gonna lower right now
Phantomlover- thanks for the link ill check it out
Everyone else- thanks for the help, yea I think im gonna go with the black tycs

hotcarmaster12
07-29-2008, 11:43 PM
And I was thinking... I probley couldnt lower my car, because my rims are so big and their already almost rubbing when I turn

DrFabulous
07-30-2008, 07:08 AM
What size/offset/tire size are you running?

hotcarmaster12
07-31-2008, 09:55 AM
Lol I really Dont know anything about the tire/rims besides that their 20 inch mb visons. They came with the car so I had no say in what I wanted

DrFabulous
07-31-2008, 10:00 AM
Lol I really Dont know anything about the tire/rims besides that their 20 inch mb visons. They came with the car so I had no say in what I wanted

Oh wow.... ok, take the money that you were going to put in suspension and put it into brakes.

hotcarmaster12
07-31-2008, 10:04 AM
How much is it for brakes? Mine are pretty big, their alot bigger then my aunts grandam

DrFabulous
07-31-2008, 10:06 AM
How much is it for brakes? Mine are pretty big, their alot bigger then my aunts grandam

What brand are they? Do you have pictures?

hotcarmaster12
07-31-2008, 10:10 AM
no I dont, I feel stupid lol, I really dont know anything about that stuff

DrFabulous
07-31-2008, 10:13 AM
no I dont, I fell stupid lol, I really dont know anything about that stuff

Ok, well.... its hard to say if they need upgrading if you don't know whats currently on there. Did you buy the car with all the stuff on there and not get a list of what was done?

hotcarmaster12
07-31-2008, 10:14 AM
Yea, I bought it from a dealership not private party, and they said the car wasnt getting any intrest so they bought rims and put them on there

DrFabulous
07-31-2008, 10:16 AM
Yea, I bought it from a dealership not private party, and they said the car wasnt getting any intrest so they bought rims and put them on there

Go take a close up picture of your brakes, if you can.

hotcarmaster12
07-31-2008, 10:17 AM
I dont have a camera right now, but ill do it when I get home

DrFabulous
07-31-2008, 10:25 AM
I dont have a camera right now, but ill do it when I get home

k, sounds good.

hotcarmaster12
08-03-2008, 01:42 PM
Sorry I just havent had time to go take pics, for sure i will in the next couple days. Ill also put some pics up of what my rim looks like after i hit a f'n curb yesterday :( its not too bad tho

DrFabulous
08-03-2008, 02:00 PM
Just go look at your brakes.... do they look old, dingy and crappy? Are they slotted/drilled?

hotcarmaster12
08-04-2008, 02:27 PM
No they look pretty good. I think their drilled, my calipers need to be painted ( I think thats what their called haha)