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  • my lil baby ( 56k = bad lol )

    well i was looking to create a nice looking ion but still geting fun driving it
    so all start with day 1
    purchase

    notice the with one behind my new baby is my old one

    1st "mod"

    got a set of 03-05 wheel cover and painted them "gunmetal"
    on the car

    and painted engine cover to match the car

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    a year has passed then
    on june 27th 07 at around 4pm
    Tada!!!

    spring arrived. Canuck Motorsports 1.6" all around drop
    got installed about 2-3 weeks later


    it droped closer to 2" than 1.6 so didn't bother..
    next was getting blackhousing
    some nicer wheels
    and some door sills


    (i installed them on the black part)

    original height vs dropped

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    early 2008 i bought an oem mp3 stereo (for about 75$ shipped)

    then got my lil ass painted black
    shaded the tail, head and corner lights



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    bought a 9007 8000k hid conversion kit "motorized" to get back to original lighting
    after i had a freaking deal over parts. swaped a celle phone for the complete shock/strut combo with some body parts "left fender and quaterpanel and roof rails"
    quick 100 grit sand the shock, painted and installed on the car



    once installed

    will do front this spring or in early summer
    new gold brake lol... VHT high temp brake paint + 3 layer of hightemp clear coat

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    and got roof rails painted too
    so from

    passed on usual steps... primer

    then on the finish

    and finally on the car

    i know i still have to redon front parts... they need a darker tint a bit
    ... and you can notice "carbon vynil" around doors
    later on i bought coppertop strut tower brace
    got it painted gold and black

    got a 2nd radio bezel and tried to match it with the strut bar

    well i smoked it with flat black "2-3 very far layer" and cleared it with 2 layer "still need more but..."
    once installed

    installed rear progress sway bar

    and we're set...

    next will be probably 2.4 intake mani swap with lsj headers/dp with cat and complete cat-back exhaust setup

  • #2
    Re: my lil baby ( 56k = bad lol )

    not bad. keep working.

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    • #3
      Re: my lil baby ( 56k = bad lol )

      this afternoon i'm checkin with some wheel spacers how it looks

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      • #4
        Re: my lil baby ( 56k = bad lol )

        tried wheel spacers (repost for ionforums user)


        front



        overall look from front before rear installed





        rear



        final result
        compared to stock
        with

        without

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        • #5
          Re: my lil baby ( 56k = bad lol )

          [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/confused.gif[/img] not too sure about the whole black on red deal, doesn't really flow with anything else on the car. But hey, it's your car so as long as you like it.
          98 SL2m - Intake, Raceland coilovers, daily driver
          94 SW2a>m - slammed and boosted 9 PSI - sloppymechanics.com inspired. Now owned by Importsdontlikeme.
          94 SC2m - Build in progress, Ford EDIS, 720cc's, stock engine, MS2v3.57 7 on the road again

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          • #6
            Re: my lil baby ( 56k = bad lol )

            thanks for the comment. i should get it look better this summer or getting back red roof rails
            and for the spacers i'll get the safest one.. or mod a set to sits perfectly on hubs and wheels on them

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            • #7
              Re: my lil baby ( 56k = bad lol )

              so the tires rub with those spacers? it just looks like they sit really far out.
              98 SL2m - Intake, Raceland coilovers, daily driver
              94 SW2a>m - slammed and boosted 9 PSI - sloppymechanics.com inspired. Now owned by Importsdontlikeme.
              94 SC2m - Build in progress, Ford EDIS, 720cc's, stock engine, MS2v3.57 7 on the road again

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              • #8
                Re: my lil baby ( 56k = bad lol )

                i was for testing only but i will "if i ever get some" buy better quality one and goin to raise the car about 1" to make sure they wont rub
                and i don't worry for the front to rub but the rear is an other story lol

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                • #9
                  Re: my lil baby ( 56k = bad lol )

                  nah just get the right spacers.

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                  • #10
                    Re: my lil baby ( 56k = bad lol )

                    Not sure how I feel about the mismatched body panels and your color scheme. Red gold and black? Looks good otherwise, keep it clean dude.
                    -2002 Saturn SC2 - Clean, slow, low daily
                    -2008 Saab 9-7x Aero
                    -1996 Suzuki Bandit 750 swapped
                    -1998 VW Golf GTI VR6 Mid Engine LeMons car
                    -1986 RX7 - 275whp @ 10psi

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                    • #11
                      Re: my lil baby ( 56k = bad lol )

                      looks pretty good. it has too many spray painted parts for my taste, but over all i like it.

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                      • #12
                        Re: my lil baby ( 56k = bad lol )

                        i'm getting better at spray paint lol
                        thanks for your comment guys

                        this should be the final results

                        but with gold/black emblem

                        or

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                        • #13
                          Re: my lil baby ( 56k = bad lol )

                          I hope you don't plan on painting and keeping those shitty wheels. I'm sorry but I see a dozen of those things every day.

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                          • #14
                            Re: my lil baby ( 56k = bad lol )

                            Originally posted by scottyr94
                            I hope you don't plan on painting and keeping those shitty wheels. I'm sorry but I see a dozen of those things every day.
                            yes i will keep and repaint them because i can't afford a new set for now lol (no job doesn't help)

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                            • #15
                              Re: my lil baby ( 56k = bad lol )

                              newest additions

                              a big bad tint on the heads
                              with lights on

                              and i recienved coppertop lil tag plate for alloys

                              next week i'm gonna have them (wheels) sand blasted, painted+ tag insert installed then re-balance wheels

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