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Old 08-06-2013, 01:19 PM   #76
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I just remembered another set of mods I deeply regretted: replacing the generic factory speakers with cheap, barely better speakers and a cheap amp. Not only was it a waste of money, but it was a waste of time. It did not sound much better, the speakers blew out almost immediately, and I had to pay the additional labor of replacing the crappy parts with much better equipment. Lame mistake on my part!!
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:34 PM   #77
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Not sure if it is considered a mod however; "buying General G-Max replacement treads". After 8K miles, they howl like big 33" mud truck tires at 40-55MPH. I thought it was a differential issue but dealer says it's definitely the tires.

$1000 goof on my part.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:37 PM   #78
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Not sure if it is considered a mod however; "buying General G-Max replacement treads". After 8K miles, they howl like big 33" mud truck tires at 40-55MPH. I thought it was a differential issue but dealer says it's definitely the tires.

$1000 goof on my part.
I have stayed away from General tires since the early 70's. one set was enough for me to say never again.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:49 PM   #79
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I have stayed away from General tires since the early 70's. one set was enough for me to say never again.
Yeah I learned my lesson now... In 1976 I bought a set of Mickey Thompsons for my 64' Chevelle SS and they were awesome tires. Should have spent the extra $$ and went that route.

The wife's Mustang is about ready for new tires... I think I will get her a set of Generals!!!
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:55 PM   #80
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Ghost sidemarkers. I liked them, but I hit a deer and trashed one. I broke the tabs off the good one taking it out. I just put the OEM back in the new front bumper. Not worth buying one and hassling to replace the broken tab one. Should have used the money elsewhere.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:07 PM   #81
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Yeah I learned my lesson now... In 1976 I bought a set of Mickey Thompsons for my 64' Chevelle SS and they were awesome tires. Should have spent the extra $$ and went that route.

The wife's Mustang is about ready for new tires... I think I will get her a set of Generals!!!
Now that is some coincidence I went from the Generals to Mickey Thompson's too... They not only looked great my car drove so much better.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:02 PM   #82
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Vinyl bowtie blackouts were the worst thing I ever bought. Deceptively difficult to apply properly, you supposedly have to trim them to fit.... Paid top dollar from a highly regarded forum sponsor and even paid to have them professionally installed alongside my grand sport stripes.

Still looked like shit and eventually just ripped them off and plasti dipped them for a fraction of the cost which looked near flawless.

I'm rocking Lupe's emblems now though. Probably one of my favorite mods thus far.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:08 PM   #83
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I just thought of another mod I sorely regret. A couple of years ago when I bought my evil baby, I decided I wanted after-market fog lights and not daytime running lights, so I got the model that came without these lights and purchased a set on eBay, made by a company called Bling (ugh). I took the lights to Al & Ed's Autosound and they said they could install them. Turns out they just cut away part of the inserts to accommodate the lights, then GLUED THEM IN!!! So when the bulbs die, I have to scrap the whole kit!! Bastards. On that note, can anyone recommend any aftermarket kit made specifically for the Camaro that include the kit?
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:13 PM   #84
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Not sure if it is considered a mod however; "buying General G-Max replacement treads". After 8K miles, they howl like big 33" mud truck tires at 40-55MPH. I thought it was a differential issue but dealer says it's definitely the tires.

$1000 goof on my part.

I've been running GMax's since Feb 2012, and have put somewhere around 15K on em and have had no issues or noise from them at all.


As for the original topic, no mods I regret other than putting night shades on my tail lights instead of vinyl. Had to get my inspection in February, they refused to pass me because I used paint on my tail lights instead of vinyl. No problem, my fault, but basically I could have put %5 vinyl tint on my tail lights and they would have passed me. However since I had a light coat of night shades, they said no.
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:59 PM   #85
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Ghost sidemarkers. I liked them, but I hit a deer and trashed one. I broke the tabs off the good one taking it out. I just put the OEM back in the new front bumper. Not worth buying one and hassling to replace the broken tab one. Should have used the money elsewhere.
i wonder if you could have taken a factory maker split it apart and used the back off of it for your ghost maker..just a thought
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:46 PM   #86
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This is the best thread! Nothing worse than be excited about a mod and being let down by crappy materials and poor customer service. I feel for some of you. Making my list of what things not to do.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:21 PM   #87
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yep carid dash crap! lol
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:36 AM   #88
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Havoc Spoiler

Havoc spoiler was horrendous! Fitment was a joke, contacted RPI and well I wont even elaborate as you all know how that went. Contacted Havoc themselves, They stated "its surprising it didnt fit considering we have sold thousands and surely we would have known if there were a moulding problem by now". I sent them the pics since they dont lie, nothing sat flat, nothing was moulded to fit unless you like it lifting and showing tape under everything. You can only bend it so much. After multiple attempts by myself and mod shop, we gave up, I got rid of it and went with MPD1 which sat flat first time. Worst mod ever!
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:44 AM   #89
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Painting the gear shift bezel and the bezel that goes around it... Wasted a ton of paint and it doesn't look that great. Also the steering wheel bezel. Time and money wasted. I would do it differently next time.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:34 PM   #90
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Vinyl bowtie blackouts were the worst thing I ever bought. Deceptively difficult to apply properly, you supposedly have to trim them to fit.... Paid top dollar from a highly regarded forum sponsor and even paid to have them professionally installed alongside my grand sport stripes.

Still looked like shit and eventually just ripped them off and plasti dipped them for a fraction of the cost which looked near flawless.

I'm rocking Lupe's emblems now though. Probably one of my favorite mods thus far.
I heard some nightmare stories about those so I took my bowties off and taped off the chrome part and plasti-dipped the center. They came out GORGEOUS, and it was simple to do.

HIGHLY recommend.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:10 AM   #91
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Vinyl bowtie blackouts were the worst thing I ever bought. Deceptively difficult to apply properly, you supposedly have to trim them to fit.... Paid top dollar from a highly regarded forum sponsor and even paid to have them professionally installed alongside my grand sport stripes.

Still looked like shit and eventually just ripped them off and plasti dipped them for a fraction of the cost which looked near flawless.

I'm rocking Lupe's emblems now though. Probably one of my favorite mods thus far.
I bought this really awesome stretchable sheet of black gloss vinyl decal. It goes on great and easily stretches out the bubbles/creases. You can remove, stretch, and reapply. Then take a sharp razor blade and trim around the bowtie. Very simple.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:04 AM   #92
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I heard some nightmare stories about those so I took my bowties off and taped off the chrome part and plasti-dipped the center. They came out GORGEOUS, and it was simple to do.

HIGHLY recommend.
I have some carbon fiber look vinyl inserts in the front and rear bowties and they look great. I did have them professionally installed as I knew I would screw that up.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:58 PM   #93
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Havoc spoiler was horrendous! Fitment was a joke, contacted RPI and well I wont even elaborate as you all know how that went. Contacted Havoc themselves, They stated "its surprising it didnt fit considering we have sold thousands and surely we would have known if there were a moulding problem by now". I sent them the pics since they dont lie, nothing sat flat, nothing was moulded to fit unless you like it lifting and showing tape under everything. You can only bend it so much. After multiple attempts by myself and mod shop, we gave up, I got rid of it and went with MPD1 which sat flat first time. Worst mod ever!
I had the exact same problem with the HAVOC spoiler, RPI replaced it by another style very quickly, in my opinion, they had given me SUPER Customer Service!!!!
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:20 PM   #94
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By far my rideskinz bumper.

The "changing" of the contract multiple times (missing spoiler and roof spoiler, and Tony "stopped production" of the vented fenders he was working on), the hassle of bringing my car down to LA multiple times and flying back or flying down and driving my car back on short notice while Tony was late everytime, the shredded inner fender liner from it not being secured correctly and air pushing it back into the tire multiple times, the breaking of tabs on one of my side markers, the ill fitment of the side markers forcing them to fall out of the bumper and hang by the wiring and flapping around scratching the paint (only happened once, I now drive without sidemarkers and put them in when I park) and the chipping of paint on the my hood was not what I had in mind, and one of the major reasons why I'm trading my car in to start fresh.
Jarrod, I would think you would have contacted me to discuss all of this rather than vent your frustration on a public forum. Seems a bit childish and unprofessional to me, especially since you are a moderator on this forum. You have my email address and phone number so why aren't you contacting me to discuss? A lot of the things you discussed were beyond my control since we were using Russ' body shop in Huntington Beach at the time and he and his guys were doing most of the work. I will take partial responsibility for the problems you had since it was me who set up the deal, but for you to go on here and tell half truths about everything is beyond professional. You know for a fact that the only work I personally did on your car was minor installation (grille mesh, LED's and side skirts). Considering you got everything (Aggressor LTZ fiberglass bumper, carbon fiber side skirts, all body work, paint, installation of LED's, grilles, etc.)in exchange FOR A FULL SPONSORSHIP, I don't think you have anything to complain about. You are selling your FREE body kit and making your money back by selling off everything and then some. I got nothing in return from my sponsorship investment. I lost a TON of time money on your car with every little fix. Time and money that could have gone towards better things. But rather than trying to resolve the situation with me, you decided to take the cowards route by bashing me and my company and not taking a minute to discuss a solution. I would be more than happy to resolve this matter and have helped many other people in the past with their situation. You know I don't run a huge corporation, so why are you bad mouthing a small business who is trying to get ahead and fix past mistakes? Before you start pointing the finger and blame everybody and their grandmother and assume that you know everything about the situation, try turning the tables once in a while and look at it from the other side. You might learn something
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Since we're airing out our dirty laundry and responding to "drama", here's a PM I received from Mindz a few weeks ago asking about the new bumper just to show the general public what's going on
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Hey Tony,

Can I get some information on the new bumper? How does it work for the people who already have a bumper?

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Hey Jarrod,
We're doing a special deal for people who have previously purchased (or in your case previously sponsored) the fiberglass bumper. The price is at my cost of .... plus shipping and handling. Options include the mailslot opening (no extra cost), LED's ($65) and ABS grille mesh ($60). Let me know if you're interested and I'll add your name to the waiting list.

Thanks,
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I'll keep this in mind for my new Camaro.

Thanks!

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So if you had such a bad experience with me and my company then why would you still inquire about the new Aggressor 2? If I would've known you were going to bad mouth me I wouldn't have offered you any sort of deal.
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I saw this car at Walmart a little while ago. All I could think of was this thread and that one about cheesest mods.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:50 PM   #97
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Jarrod, I would think you would have contacted me to discuss all of this rather than vent your frustration on a public forum. Seems a bit childish and unprofessional to me, especially since you are a moderator on this forum. You have my email address and phone number so why aren't you contacting me to discuss? A lot of the things you discussed were beyond my control since we were using Russ' body shop in Huntington Beach at the time and he and his guys were doing most of the work. I will take partial responsibility for the problems you had since it was me who set up the deal, but for you to go on here and tell half truths about everything is beyond professional. You know for a fact that the only work I personally did on your car was minor installation (grille mesh, LED's and side skirts). Considering you got everything (Aggressor LTZ fiberglass bumper, carbon fiber side skirts, all body work, paint, installation of LED's, grilles, etc.)in exchange FOR A FULL SPONSORSHIP, I don't think you have anything to complain about. You are selling your FREE body kit and making your money back by selling off everything and then some. I got nothing in return from my sponsorship investment. I lost a TON of time money on your car with every little fix. Time and money that could have gone towards better things. But rather than trying to resolve the situation with me, you decided to take the cowards route by bashing me and my company and not taking a minute to discuss a solution. I would be more than happy to resolve this matter and have helped many other people in the past with their situation. You know I don't run a huge corporation, so why are you bad mouthing a small business who is trying to get ahead and fix past mistakes? Before you start pointing the finger and blame everybody and their grandmother and assume that you know everything about the situation, try turning the tables once in a while and look at it from the other side. You might learn something
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Imo rideskinz makes the coolsst spoiler, can't wait till I have money
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I saw this car at Walmart a little while ago. All I could think of was this thread and that one about cheesest mods.
Just noticed the license plate hahahahaahh

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