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Old 10-09-2013, 04:31 PM   #26
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Have you tried tirerack.com?
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:36 PM   #27
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I hear ya. The steel wheels look bad. I keep going back and forth, but will probably go with wheels/ tires first. I have looked through the wheels threads on the forum, but still don't see a set of black wheels that stand out (in my price range). I'm looking to stay near the $2,000 mark.
Congrats on the new ride....Looks great!
Maybe I'll see ya around Jax. I live in St Aug...Travel 95 everyday....
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:46 AM   #28
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@ 31B- I checked out tirerack and nothing really stood out to me.

@ Michaels2011- I live just off 2-95 and Baymeadows, so not too far from you. Did you deal with bestwheeldeals personally? Also, do you install mods yourself or can you recommend an area shop that does quality work at a reasonable price? I don't trust myself to install exhaust since I'm new to all this. Thanks
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:04 PM   #29
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@ 31B- I checked out tirerack and nothing really stood out to me.

@ Michaels2011- I live just off 2-95 and Baymeadows, so not too far from you. Did you deal with bestwheeldeals personally? Also, do you install mods yourself or can you recommend an area shop that does quality work at a reasonable price? I don't trust myself to install exhaust since I'm new to all this. Thanks
Yes I have dealt with best wheel personally. Mine & the wife's wheels/tires.
They have a good selection and will set you up from mild to aggressive with the offset. I went with aggressive for both our rides.
There is a guy on the Jacksonville club thread that does most work for the guys around town. I think his nic is jhart.
For my body mods I went to Cruisers here in St Aug. Had stripes painted on the wife's ride.
Keep on track for wheels. I looked for 1 year or more before I decided. I kept coming back to the wheels I have now.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:59 AM   #30
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Just an update on my progress (or lack thereof):

I have decided to wait on wheels/ tires since I'm having trouble deciding which way to go.

Because of that, I'm going to go ahead with an order for the MRT v2 exhaust and CAI Inc. cold air intake. I am also considering a catch can and ported throttle body.

I'm also looking at some less expensive mods. I'd like to make some interior and exterior lighting improvements. Any other suggestions?

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Old 11-12-2013, 04:38 PM   #31
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Great looking car DaJags85! You'll always remember your 1st new car!I think we can help you with our Gambler package. It's only $650 and gives you more hp/better throttle response/and drop springs plus Pfadt Gambler badges. Hit me up and I can give you the details.

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Old 11-14-2013, 10:16 AM   #32
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Thanks Pfadt, I'll take it into consideration.

As far as the 18" stock steel wheels go, are there any suggestions on how to make them look a little better? I'd like to be able to do something with the gray plastic piece that surrounds the steel if possible. I'll be waiting a year or so before I buy wheels/tires.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:47 AM   #33
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Thanks Pfadt, I'll take it into consideration.

As far as the 18" stock steel wheels go, are there any suggestions on how to make them look a little better? I'd like to be able to do something with the gray plastic piece that surrounds the steel if possible. I'll be waiting a year or so before I buy wheels/tires.
well in my opinion you can always look to get bigger wheels. I got 20X9" in the front and 20X10.5" in the rear and I love that setup. See if you can get replica wheels as well. They tend to be cheaper sometimes. People on the forum sell them all the time. All you have to do is look around and wait until you have money saved up.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:19 AM   #34
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I'm going to wait probably a year or so on the wheels. Last night, I removed the plastic piece around the wheel. I had all 4 of them snapped off in less than a minute. I'm going to plasti dip them black and see how it looks. I'll post pictures if I can get to it this weekend. Then, after Thanksgiving, I'll have my CAI inc cold air intake and MRT v 2 exhaust installed. Then, on to some LED lighting on the interior and window tint.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:12 PM   #35
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This is the current look. I'll try and plasti dip them this weekend.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:20 PM   #36
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I think I like the look of the wheels minus the rings enough to leave them off. No need to plasti dip them for now. I will do one ring this coming weekend just out of curiosity. I hope to have the MRT v 2 and CAI intake installed by the end of the month. Any opinions on the vmax ported throttle body? Is it worth the $150?
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:38 PM   #37
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Should I be concerned about my warranty after adding the CAI intake and mrt 2 exhaust?
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:42 AM   #38
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I ordered the intake and exhaust from Apex. I'll post some pics and an update when they're installed.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:00 AM   #39
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I've been busy with work and the holidays, but finally got the intake and exhaust installed. I really enjoy them so far. I also installed the LED license plate lights. I'm going to order the interior dome and trunk LED's next week.

My next mod will be to plasti dip the tail lights bezels black. That'll be my last mod until March. I plan to get the windows tinted before the summer heat shows up.
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:15 AM   #40
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So far, I have the mrt v2 exhaust, cai intake, and LED dome light, trunk light and license plate lights. I am finally plasti dipping the tail light bezels as soon as we have a few days without rain. Any other low cost mod ideas?
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