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Old 05-05-03, 11:19 AM   #61
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Thumbs up Lookin good!

i have that exact same setup, so clean and fresh, and i am sure you can make it on your driveway without skinning anything as well. Wonderful looking car.
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Old 05-05-03, 11:23 AM   #62
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Sweet ride man! I love the subtle body upgrades!
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Old 05-05-03, 11:36 AM   #63
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Very nice, good job
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Old 05-05-03, 12:24 PM   #64
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Looks great, Hameed. My favorite body kit combo

Time for some aftermarket wheels next!
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Old 05-05-03, 12:39 PM   #65
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My favorite body kit combo
Mine too !

Looks great Hammed, kit pieces stand out so much more than on my black GS.
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Old 05-05-03, 12:50 PM   #66
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Looks great, Hameed. My favorite body kit combo

Time for some aftermarket wheels next!
Thanks man!

I have to put a stop to this disease for this year. I have spent a little over $4K on the handling/cosmetic mods and the car is not even paid for yet............

I will do my wheels/tires upgrade next year!

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Mine too !

Looks great Hammed, kit pieces stand out so much more than on my black GS.
Thanks Dave! Yes the kit pieces do stand out more on lighter colored cars. Lighter colored cars tend to look physically bigger than the exact same car in a darker color. I am pretty sure that is why they look bigger.

Now I have to seek counselling for this spending...............

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Old 05-05-03, 02:03 PM   #67
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Hameed: Looks fantastic! Have you had any clearance issues with the L-Tuned suspension and TTE lip combo? I plan on getting the front lip, but am afraid I might scrape the heck out of it.

Again, nice job. Looks like you're almost fully L-Tuned! The only thing you are missing is the L-Tuned badging
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Old 05-05-03, 02:12 PM   #68
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I have to put a stop to this disease for this year. I have spent a little over $4K on the handling/cosmetic mods and the car is not even paid for yet............

I will do my wheels/tires upgrade next year!

Now I have to seek counselling for this spending............... [/B]

Sure you will, sure.
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Old 05-05-03, 02:13 PM   #69
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Hameed: Looks fantastic! Have you had any clearance issues with the L-Tuned suspension and TTE lip combo? I plan on getting the front lip, but am afraid I might scrape the heck out of it.

Again, nice job. Looks like you're almost fully L-Tuned! The only thing you are missing is the L-Tuned badging
Thanks man!

No clearance issues yet. But then I drive carefully up steep driveways. The lip is a good 4 inches above the ground, so it is fine for the most part. My only concern is the winter - I think I will have to buy a beater for bad snow days as I don't think it would be good idea to drive this car in heavy snow.....

Yes, you're right, the only L-tuned stuff I have not done is the badges!

I have done all the other L-tuned mods - springs / shocks / muffler / steering ecu / side skirts / grille / TRD front LCB / Toms rear LCB / TRD front STB / Cusco rear STB / TTE front lip spoiler / TRD racing sways

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She looks great Hameed. Clean looking car....Love that TTE Lip on silver
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Old 05-05-03, 07:22 PM   #72
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Looks great! Only issue now is that the skirts/lip make the stock wheels look even smaller than usual. No way you'll wait a year to get rims. You know it.
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Old 05-05-03, 11:36 PM   #73
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Hameed, I know you have waiting a while to get your parts, and the wait paid off!! Car looks mint. A cheap solution for wheels may by Trak+ spacers from H&R. Also, your skirts look a little more contoured than others, but that is because you usually see them on cars with 19 or 20" wheels, then they look stock.


BTW, that is what a sport tuned GS should come from the factory like!
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Old 05-06-03, 04:26 AM   #74
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Looks great! Only issue now is that the skirts/lip make the stock wheels look even smaller than usual. No way you'll wait a year to get rims. You know it.
Thanks for the kind words everyone! The car is now part of the family - dam I spend more money on it than I do on my wife........

I promised my wife no upgraded rims for a year (unless ofcourse I come across some used HRE's like you did ( bit ) that I cannot afford to pass up ................ who knows?

Yes this is how a sport tuned stock GS should look like. Now if there was something we could do to trim the weight of the car to make it handle even better, that would be awesome.

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cheap solution for wheels may by Trak+ spacers from H&R.
What are these Trak+ spacers? Where can I get them from? What do they accomplish?
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Old 05-06-03, 08:11 AM   #75
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Looks great, Hameed! Several questions:

Where did you get your TTE lip? How much did it cost? Who installed it, and, if not you, how much did installation cost? Does it come painted?

Similarly, how much did installation of the side-skirts cost (or did you put them on yourself)?

Now that I've decided concretely to stay with my GS430 for some time, this is the next thing I'm planning to do after my 18"s arrive this week.
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