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so whats the most extreme Thing you have doen to a vehicle you own this would be something aftermarket customization of your vehicle or a vehicle you have owned



Id say i think it was the suicide doors on the 94 Lebaron Convertible back in 96 lol
i dont know why i did it but i wanted it thought it looked cool

first outragouse price thing i ever did and it was on an inpulse

so how about you
 

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Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

Extreme customization? Didn't get too extreme for me. Here's the most I've done on my own stuff:

1992 Ford Escort:

Summit racing stickers EVERYWHERE +20HP
dash mounted Sunpro tach +15HP
empty coffee can tack welded to tailpipe - INSTAFAST
black racing stripes - MOAR HP
Rear springs were broken when I purchased it. Took some out of an available Tracer wagon, which (unintensionally) slightly raised the ride height in the rear for that awesome dragster look.
 

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Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

Extreme customization? Didn't get too extreme for me. Here's the most I've done on my own stuff:

1992 Ford Escort:

Summit racing stickers EVERYWHERE +20HP
dash mounted Sunpro tach +15HP
empty coffee can tack welded to tailpipe - INSTAFAST
black racing stripes - MOAR HP
Rear springs were broken when I purchased it. Took some out of an available Tracer wagon, which (unintensionally) slightly raised the ride height in the rear for that awesome dragster look.


well ok you wana go there
i put a

*** Lincoln-Vs-Cadillac ***.Com sticker on one of my lincolns years back that added about 30Hp i think
 

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Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

Extreme customizing:
Window tinting, when I was in the Sunshine State.
There is absolutely no customization or modification to my current car, STS. Customization is not my cup of tea!
 

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Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

As for me...

Car club decals on the side windows add +10hp each.
A wagon decal on my rear window makes +20
A decal for my college campus, however, subtracts 15.

But none of that matters, because my hood is a chalkboard, and I can draw as much horsepower as I want on it. :)

In the realm of legitimate customization though...

My windows are tinted quite dark (Tint Nazi's go away. There's a lot of sun in Florida, dammit.)
Aftermarket stereo and all new speakers (speakers were bought Saturday. :) )
Smoothie hubcaps are on their way.
I have a center console waiting to go in, all I need is a passenger seat skin that matches my current color and pattern...
I just bought a new steering wheel for it because I hate my current one (No, it's not some ricer GT wheel. I'm not lame like that)
Previous owner had the exhaust done so I can't take credit for that, but I may re-do it in the future.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
 

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Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

I have my "Who Is John Galt" sticker on the back of my Astro, along with a "BG" sticker on each side window.

On the Regal, I've got an "Apple" sticker on the right rear windshield, and on the left side of the rear windshield, I've got an "Atlas Shrugged" sticker.
 

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Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

They're supposed to do the fuel treatment to the white wagon while it's in getting the headlight thing done. We'll see how it goes.
 

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Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

on my old Jimmy i had a Magnet made it said I don't have an attude problem your just ass hole
but someone took that off
but when i did have that it added about 2 more police pull overs each week lol
 

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Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

So I shouldn't bring some awesome BG 44K to the meet?
 

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Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

Current car holds the title with a relatively short list of cosmetic stuff:

-M3 aluminum dead pedal
-BMW Performance Alcantara shift knob + boot
-Black chrome M3 edition kidneys
-Painted black lower mesh grilles
-CCA sticker

Looking to buy a new exhaust system around next month, after that I have a lot more planned (front aero lip, M3 decklid spoiler, M sport wheel, oil cooler, upgraded radiator, upgraded intercooler, catless downpipes, oil catch can, LSD... :bonkers:).
 

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Damn...wouldn't you be better off just buying a M3 at that point?
 

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Damn...wouldn't you be better off just buying a M3 at that point?
I plan on keeping this car for at least three more years, so for now I'll modify it as I see fit. After that, an M3 may be in the cards.

I would argue that for the current generation, the 335 is a better all-around car than the M3.
The people I know who went from 335i to M3 don't really have any regrets, it's a whole different kind of beast. The low end torque of the N54 is really hard to beat, but where it loses steam in the upper rev band is where the M3 picks up (plus that 8400rpm redline = :drool:)
 

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Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

I agree with Jay. :lol:
 

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Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

Go back in time and look up chopped, channeled, frenched and leaded........as regards late 40's and early 50's Fords and Mercuries. ...........and, if you were lucky, pin striping by Von Dutch himself. A one-off T-shirt by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. Been there, done that.

No tint shop or neon lights from some aftermarket toy store comes even remotely close.

Or maybe you took a hint from George Barris....................anybody remember Kargoyle ????
 

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Re: whats the most extrem customizing you did to a vehicle you have owned

Do engine swaps count? I dropped a 389 tri-power engine from a wrecked GTO in my '66 Pontiac 6 cyl LeMans back in '75. Ran a Muncie 4spd with a Mr Gasket V-gate shifter.
 
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