: Custom ats



Y2tony3
04-19-13, 12:07 AM
After ranting about how there is no drop kit out there and I wouldn't fix my car up until there was one available, I said F IT!! there still is a few details i'm going to take care of over the weekend but here it is! let me know what y'all think!
Again I apologize for the gaps between the wheel and fenders..... its killing me!!!!!!!!!!

I'll post final pics of the car next week

rustybear3
04-19-13, 01:34 AM
I think it totally takes away the look of the ATS. Black tint, wheels, grill, rear end , etc. make the car almost unidentifiable from a distance IMHO....just not my cup of tea. However, that's just me and I applaud the work you put into it. :)

btleier
04-19-13, 03:44 AM
I like it. What are the wheels and the specs on them?

C&C
04-19-13, 04:36 AM
Very rarely care for black wheels on any car, sorry just don't like them; the other treatments look good though. As long as you like it.........Great.

Y2tony3
04-19-13, 05:38 AM
I think it totally takes away the look of the ATS. Black tint, wheels, grill, rear end , etc. make the car almost unidentifiable from a distance IMHO....just not my cup of tea. However, that's just me and I applaud the work you put into it. :)


I appreciate the feedback thanks!

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I like it. What are the wheels and the specs on them?

Thanks! They are Vertini milano 20x8 and 20x9.5 rears. I had them powder coated gloss black because everyone is doing flat black

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Very rarely care for black wheels on any car, sorry just don't like them; the other treatments look good though. As long as you like it.........Great.

Thanks! Except the fact that It needs a drop but it's coming

mikesul
04-19-13, 08:41 AM
Like the body colored door handles. You really have a singular car with a lot of work showing.

Hoosier Daddy
04-19-13, 08:48 AM
I absolutely hate the blacked out look EXCEPT for white cars.

Good job!.

I would make some hood spears for the notches out of black paper to see how they look, although the areas may be too narrow.

A black roof might look good BUT I don't know if there is a good natural cutoff point, so probably not.

Y2tony3
04-19-13, 11:35 AM
Like the body colored door handles. You really have a singular car with a lot of work showing.

Good eye! I thought nobody would catch that. I sometimes even forget I did that.

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I absolutely hate the blacked out look EXCEPT for white cars.

Good job!.

I would make some hood spears for the notches out of black paper to see how they look, although the areas may be too narrow.

A black roof might look good BUT I don't know if there is a good natural cutoff point, so probably not.

I'm actually getting the front bumper wrapped on Saturday. I'm going to wrap it to make it seem like the top grill is connected with the bottom. Ill post pics on Sunday.

Thanks!

Stevo Supremo
04-19-13, 11:51 AM
looks sharp man!! well done!

hood101010
04-19-13, 01:08 PM
Looks good bro. Nice to see a fellow ATS owner modding their car. I too have done a fair amount of work but am "laying low" until I can lower my car. Its hard waiting and you may have inspired me to post pics...
Im sure you know this but don't sweat the haters. They don't get the culture. Love the look, nice job!

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jph
04-19-13, 02:51 PM
Thanks! They are Vertini milano 20x8 and 20x9.5 rears. I had them powder coated gloss black because everyone is doing flat black[COLOR="Silver"]

what is the offset on those?


J.

Chuck C
04-19-13, 08:24 PM
Let's see some pics of her in that lovely SoCal sun ;)

Y2tony3
04-19-13, 11:01 PM
looks sharp man!! well done!

Thanks!

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Looks good bro. Nice to see a fellow ATS owner modding their car. I too have done a fair amount of work but am "laying low" until I can lower my car. Its hard waiting and you may have inspired me to post pics...
Im sure you know this but don't sweat the haters. They don't get the culture. Love the look, nice job!

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Thanks man! I knew you would get it. I wanted to lay low too cuz just like you, I feel the drop is an important piece to have. Once I started though I just had do do the rest. True it is a different culture that some people dont get it but for us it's a way of life, At least in this style of modding VS tuning

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what is the offset on those?


J.

Offset? Not 20x8 and 20x9.5?

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Let's see some pics of her in that lovely SoCal sun ;)

I'm going to try and get her out this weekend. I'll post new pics with the front of the car wrapped.
Thanks

MyersBalls
04-20-13, 12:28 AM
Looks good. It is certainly unique.

Stevo Supremo
04-20-13, 11:30 AM
I was showing my buddy these pics, he's ordering a white ATS and he said he wants to do his up just like this lol, the car seriously does look wicked man.

jph
04-20-13, 07:35 PM
Offset? Not 20x8 and 20x9.5?[COLOR="Silver"]


20 is the diameter, 8 and 9.5 are the width.
offset is the distance from from the hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel

eg. a 0 offset has the mounting surface on the centerline of the wheel width.

a positive offset of 30mm will have the mounting surface 30mm closet to the outside of the wheel, which means it will be tucked in 30mm further than a zero offset wheel.

a negative offset moved that mounting point deeper towards the back of the wheel, and it will be pushed out further when mounted.

i'd like to know what offsets your wheels have ;)


J.

bravnik
04-22-13, 02:42 PM
Looks good, not a fan of 20's on this car (pretty much any I guess) as I think 18's would look perfect if you can get a drop kit. 20's just push to the point of starting to look donked out to me.

mikesul
04-22-13, 05:41 PM
Large wheels are for show, not handling. I am strictly into performance and handling, though still appreciate the effort other owners put into their cars to make them unique.

Y2tony3
04-23-13, 12:08 AM
20 is the diameter, 8 and 9.5 are the width.
offset is the distance from from the hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel

eg. a 0 offset has the mounting surface on the centerline of the wheel width.

a positive offset of 30mm will have the mounting surface 30mm closet to the outside of the wheel, which means it will be tucked in 30mm further than a zero offset wheel.

a negative offset moved that mounting point deeper towards the back of the wheel, and it will be pushed out further when mounted.

i'd like to know what offsets your wheels have ;)


J.


I don't really know but I read some specs online and it seems like the back is around 35 and the fronts 18... I think. That's my guesstimate

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Looks good, not a fan of 20's on this car (pretty much any I guess) as I think 18's would look perfect if you can get a drop kit. 20's just push to the point of starting to look donked out to me.

True 20's are borderline but I think the drop will make a difference.

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Large wheels are for show, not handling. I am strictly into performance and handling, though still appreciate the effort other owners put into their cars to make them unique.

True. I'm more of a "looks" person... I got 2 kids I'm not trying to race anyone... Slow and steady in style is the way I ride. I appreciate the feedback

JD03Cobra
04-26-13, 10:43 AM
I really like it! I might have chosen 19's with a drop but kudos to you. Very nice!

CTSCHICK
04-26-13, 11:10 AM
To much shiney plastic and metal on these cars I like it

donavo
04-26-13, 02:16 PM
personaly i think blacking out the tail lights was cool back when fast and furious was still new. its old now and camrys and civis are the only ones still trying to pull them off. but, that aside, black accents on a white car is my fave combo. thats what i did for all my cars (except tail lights on some). very simple and tasteful combo. looks very sharp, with just enough mods on it to make it look unique, but not enough to make it look overdone. id suggest u use plasti dip. its perfect for experimenting.

Stevo Supremo
04-26-13, 06:52 PM
properly tinted tails look great (clear coat/black paint mix) then buffed to a crazy shine.

But I hate.. HAAATTEEE night shades, its not transparent enough, its matte, it goes purple, its just trash ricers use (or uneducated folks lol)

Y2tony3
04-26-13, 11:47 PM
personaly i think blacking out the tail lights was cool back when fast and furious was still new. its old now and camrys and civis are the only ones still trying to pull them off. but, that aside, black accents on a white car is my fave combo. thats what i did for all my cars (except tail lights on some). very simple and tasteful combo. looks very sharp, with just enough mods on it to make it look unique, but not enough to make it look overdone. id suggest u use plasti dip. its perfect for experimenting.


I don't remember fast and furious cars ever having tint on the lights.... But I know what you mean, I lived in the hood and seen a lot of wanna be hookup camrys and civics with shitty work on them. I actually wasn't going to tint the rears cuz I noticed that Cadillacs lights already have a nice dark cherry look to it but my paint guy who did my other work gave me a price I couldn't refuse. In person though it looks way classier then in the pictures. The guy did a nice light color on them. I guess it looks dark cuz I took the pics in a garage.

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properly tinted tails look great (clear coat/black paint mix) then buffed to a crazy shine.

But I hate.. HAAATTEEE night shades, its not transparent enough, its matte, it goes purple, its just trash ricers use (or uneducated folks lol)

Yea I agree the nightshade crap looks bummy... My guy did a great job. Looks nice and glossy.

YoshiFD3S
04-30-13, 02:22 AM
Offset determines how far in or out the wheels actually stick out. I'd venture a guess that those front 20X8.5's are something like +35 offset and the rears are like +38 or so.

That setup looks AWESOME, especially considering its not lowered?? I was already planning on going with staggered 20's as well...now I'm even more sold on the idea! :D

thebigjimsho
05-06-13, 02:50 PM
It's not what I would do, but kudos for doing something different, since the car is so new and that is needed...

EvanZaiNa
05-15-13, 10:48 PM
Nice work! What did you use to tint the head/tail lamps?

lexino
06-17-13, 03:29 PM
Looks sick !!!! .... what exact size ares those tires ???

duneless
09-25-13, 01:17 AM
What happened to the pics of the car. I didn't get to see them.

greezychef
09-29-13, 06:31 PM
What happened to the pics of the car. I didn't get to see them.

same here. lost forever to the depths of the internets?

duneless
09-30-13, 10:29 PM
That sucks. I like to see what people have done. He had things that I wanted to see from his other threads.
same here. lost forever to the depths of the internets?