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Double R
04-11-2013, 04:19 PM
Stock lower fascia. Boring. Gay

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/11658_10152728847820273_1870948101_n.jpg


Boss 302 fascia. Not super extravagant, but it's a big improvement. A lot more agressive. Didn't go with the fog light kit just yet. Still trying to decide wether or not to go with those or the FR brake duct kit, which uses the empty holes.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/60613_10152728848675273_778345675_n.jpg

I also have the GT500 rear valance coming before the weekend hopefully.

EXCellR8
04-11-2013, 08:23 PM
def better...

i feel like you wouldn't really benefit from the duct kit unless you're on the track or something... not really noticeable like fog lights. are you worried about disc failure or something?

nhlfan
04-11-2013, 11:16 PM
Yup, that's better. More reminiscent of a GT500.

Double R
04-12-2013, 06:30 AM
def better...

i feel like you wouldn't really benefit from the duct kit unless you're on the track or something... not really noticeable like fog lights. are you worried about disc failure or something?

I'd like to start tracking it in the near future if I find a quality beater.

Stealth
04-12-2013, 06:44 AM
I just threw a sway bar on mine lol,

Good little upgrade for the price and super easy to install.

It would feel a bit sloppy when throwing it into a turn or even hitting pumps on a curve.

Now it feels a lot more stable. I still have my snows on so I can't give a accurate feel as they already make the car feel sloshy, tomorrow when I put
my summers back on, I'll probably really feel the difference.

Double R
04-12-2013, 07:46 AM
Yeah, I'm sure you will.

After these next two body pieces, I'm really going to start working on the suspension.

civcmatt
04-12-2013, 09:44 AM
looks good!

i vote for fogs!

Double R
04-12-2013, 12:28 PM
I'll try to get better pictures today. The ones posted don't do justice.

Double R
04-12-2013, 01:45 PM
http://i.imgur.com/sSZugOs.jpg

civcmatt
04-12-2013, 01:58 PM
i love that color in 99.9% of cars.....add the black...great look!

Double R
04-12-2013, 02:00 PM
Easily the best paint to keep clean.

Even if I didn't wash it for 6 months, it'd still look fresh.

Stealth
04-12-2013, 03:09 PM
Remember when you had the 4x4 lift look

Double R
04-12-2013, 06:21 PM
Yeah. Shit, aside from looking better, I went from about 16mpg to 18.4-.5 after doing it. Didn't change anything else. Lower profile to the ground perhaps.

EXCellR8
04-12-2013, 10:54 PM
yup, slightly less drag too with less flow under the car. did the same w the Fit recently... because u know 40mpg is just not good enough.

w/ that drop and the new front fascia it looks like a different car tho. my buddy wants a 2014 GT in the same color, if they still have it idk.

Harry
04-13-2013, 10:40 AM
Whoa, you've got like no snow whatsoever.

Double R
04-13-2013, 11:25 AM
April in South Carolina? It's 85 today.

Double R
04-13-2013, 11:26 AM
yup, slightly less drag too with less flow under the car. did the same w the Fit recently... because u know 40mpg is just not good enough.

w/ that drop and the new front fascia it looks like a different car tho. my buddy wants a 2014 GT in the same color, if they still have it idk.

I'm not sure. I know they discontinued SGM for the 2012 model. However, I'm pretty sure they brought it back for the new body refresh.

Stealth
04-14-2013, 10:09 AM
Yeah, I'm sure you will.

After these next two body pieces, I'm really going to start working on the suspension.



Huge difference. There is 0 body roll now. I'm actually pretty impressed with the difference car feels a lot more neutral around the corners. Before I would feel the rear kinda slosh around and now it's just stiff. I like it a lot.

sfd
04-14-2013, 01:33 PM
I vote fogs for completing the look. If you decide to track you can always upgrade the brakes if needed to balance out any cooling from the holes you may have gained.

sfd
04-14-2013, 01:34 PM
Huge difference. There is 0 body roll now. I'm actually pretty impressed with the difference car feels a lot more neutral around the corners. Before I would feel the rear kinda slosh around and now it's just stiff. I like it a lot.

What brand did you go with? I've been leaning towards BFI.

Stealth
04-14-2013, 04:22 PM
What brand did you go with? I've been leaning towards BFI.

034 motosports

EXCellR8
04-14-2013, 05:41 PM
i hear good things about suspension techniques bars... def something i'd recommend to reduce body roll

sfd
04-14-2013, 06:12 PM
i hear good things about suspension techniques bars... def something i'd recommend to reduce body roll

Had their full front/rear set on my old Escort. Definitely fixed the body roll.

Stealth
04-15-2013, 04:05 PM
I had full suspesion on the SRT-4 but when I did my coilovers I also did my sway bars so I really didn't notice the difference, but I can definitly tell now,
big improvement.

EXCellR8
04-15-2013, 08:01 PM
Had their full front/rear set on my old Escort. Definitely fixed the body roll.

only downside is they can be one of the more expensive brands, but virtually no body roll is a wonderful thing. i bought a set for my civic but i actually ended up selling them to a buddy before i even go them on. made a few bucks on the set but afterward i rode in the vehicle in which they had been installed... man i should have never let them go. amazing difference between my friend's car and mine. would've definitely bought another set if i didn't buy the Fit.

Double R
04-15-2013, 09:54 PM
Got the piece installed. Too dark for good pics.

I'll put some up tomorrow.

For a rear diffuser, which I THOUGHT was a simple trim piece, that was a FUCK to install. Putting the new piece on the rear bumper(which I had to remove) sucked. My front fascia took 45 minutes total.

Also, the screws I had to remove in the rear fender well were about 2 inches away from the back tire. And the fuckers were like an inch long. Wtf Ford. Use push pins for that shit. No room for a screw driver at all. Even a chub. Thank god I found one of these laying around:

http://www.contractorsupplymagazine.com/wysiwyg/images/Products/ideal_screwdrivers_300.jpg

Over all I like the look and kept it OEM.

That'll be all for now, except for some side market tint. Going to St. Croix in August. Need funding.

Double R
04-16-2013, 07:32 PM
Before:

http://i.imgur.com/WfFJIyt.jpg

After:

http://i.imgur.com/x7nxt1z.jpg