How to choose a bodykit

obi_waynne

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How do you go about choosing a body kit? Do you try to see a car with a kit you like or do you go the custom route and get something bespoke for your car?
 

droponikz

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I would say that choosing a bodykit is a matter of personal preference, although it matters what you want the bodykit for: performance, or styling. First thing is to make sure that the kit matches to the shape of your car, otherwise it will look tacky and unprofessional, second if deciding to purchase a body kit, you would want to buy a good one, many can be very expensive, but it would be better to invest your money in a good quality, long lasting kit, then a crappy one that will just be a waste of time and money in the long run.
 

obi_waynne

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The fitting and painting has a lot to do with the finished thing. There are also lots of cheap tack plastic kits around that will warp at the first sign of a hot day.
 

BlueCruiser

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i prefer aftermarket kits to the stock ones, as im wanting my car to look different.
going to debadge and make a custom front grill, then add a kit (using something to put in the seams of where the kit joins to the body and paint over it so it looks all 1 piece) want people to ask 'what sort of car it that'
 

Prince

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i prefer aftermarket kits to the stock ones, as im wanting my car to look different.
going to debadge and make a custom front grill, then add a kit (using something to put in the seams of where the kit joins to the body and paint over it so it looks all 1 piece) want people to ask 'what sort of car it that'

I think it depends on what car you have tbh. A lot of Jap cars could do with some sprucing up, but for my car there is no better kit than the mtec (OEM BMW) kit.
 

gummy

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When we had the r33 we bought a gtr style boot spoiller,it was a good one,good fit etc! cost 150 quid,but then cost 300 for fitting and paint,but it was a good job,so basicly it can be a pricey thing!.
 
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