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Old 12-29-2008, 07:15 PM   #1
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Ground Effects

So I really like the GFX but I am still unsure because they don't match the car. I was thinking about get a body kit but everyone is telling me they never fit right and look bad. I don't think the GFX would look to bad if it was that dark metallic color since I am getting black stripes and black wheels. But if I didn't like it, does anyone know how much it would cost to get them painted to match the car? Thanks.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:20 PM   #2
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I think GM has shot themselves in the foot with this. I cant think why they cannot colour match it for you. Look at the high cost for this. Its just bits of plastic when its comes down to it. Cos its not colour matched and the added expense I would have to go thru to get it colour matched, im saying no to this. Also I'm not digging the square look of the rear either.
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+1 if you are really into ground effect kits I would wait for the aftermarket world and see what they have to offer. Then again the car wouldn't be original from the factory for collector or resale purposes.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:25 PM   #4
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+1 if you are really into ground effect kits I would wait for the aftermarket world and see what they have to offer. Then again the car wouldn't be original from the factory for collector or resale purposes.
yeah its just gonna probably be pretty expensive since sometimes body kits dont fit right then they have to modify them... then they have to paint them and install them which can get pricey $$$ And I am putting on black aftermarket wheels on anyway so the cars not gonna be original but I dont really care since I probably only have it 5 yrs max
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I wrangled with this issue prior to ordering but chose to go with the factory GFX. I am going to see how they look when they arrive then make the final decision....however I'm leaning towards the "Stealth" look in the photoshop area....Cyber Grey paint, matte black hood, matte black hockey stripes (maybe outlined in jetstream blue?), and GFX painted the same matte black, with aftermarket rims.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:40 PM   #6
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I wrangled with this issue prior to ordering but chose to go with the factory GFX. I am going to see how they look when they arrive then make the final decision....however I'm leaning towards the "Stealth" look in the photoshop area....Cyber Grey paint, matte black hood, matte black hockey stripes (maybe outlined in jetstream blue?), and GFX painted the same matte black, with aftermarket rims.
wow that looks awesome... do you think the GFX would look good on white?
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Absolutely....take your signature pic, paint the GFX black to match the wheels/stripes...looks like a gloss black....

That would look sweeeeeeettttt
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:01 PM   #8
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How does this look?
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:08 PM   #9
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I really like it!
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+1 on your combo w/ GFX! it reminds me of the white pre-pro test car
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i messed up on the front... its supposed to look like this:
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How does this look?
what kinda wheels are those?
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:20 AM   #13
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^That's a damn good PS!

I really like the GFX...problem? Same darn thing....come only in dark argent metallic. It's going to cost some cash to paint them and I'm already going to be shelling out quite a bit. Don't think I'll be able to go with my original GFX order.
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what kinda wheels are those?
Demoda DF1 - heres a link with the prices http://www.discountedwheelwarehouse....oda_Wheels.cfm

and here is the GFX painted white... i think I like it better which means its gonna cost me more $$$ since I gotta get it painted!
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Looks better painted white
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thanks not a bad price
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:32 AM   #17
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I think them in the black with the wheels and the stripes sets if off. I like that idea. Great PS by the way.
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The dealer is going to paint mine IOM to match. That way its covered under warrenty.
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Looks better painted white
IDK I think I liked the black better.
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I like the gfx, especially the rear diffuser with the square exhaust openings. However, the 2K plus price is insane!!! I might get an aftermarket kit. If you go with a reputable company like Xenon they fit nicely. As far as having them repainted, it wouldn't be really expensive. I would guess 500 bucks. The best way to go about this is to hang around the body shop at a dealership and find out which guys do work on the side at home.
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I think I like the black better....sets off the rest, ties into a theme, blk stripes, blk grill, and if you go with it, painting the area on the rear between the lights black also.

With the rims and dark tint....you'd have one BAD looking Camaro.

But no matter what you end up doing, it will look awesome and if you like it, that really is the only thing that matters!!
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It really sucks that we have to wait till summer to have the summit white
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im still debating about buying these. im planning on lowering it and i know i can lower it more if i dont put the kit on. i might just buy it and then put the back piece on and no front or sides.
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Don`t put on just a back piece, they tease us enough about camaros being for rednecks without giving the CAR a mullet
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yeah but idk if its really gonna be black... or is it more of a grey since its called dark argent metallic. If it is more grey I would paint it for sure.
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