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body kit/lowering question

Postby 00lara5127 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:23 pm

I am looking to lower my car and put a body kit on it, but the pricetag of the two together is really steep. Is there anything else, or a different combo that can be done to get a similar look without wiping my wallet dry? Maybe a smaller lip kit or something
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Re: body kit/lowering question

Postby Bostonlara » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:39 pm

You could try a Acura Cl lip. Otherwise you would have to do a lot of custom work
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Re: body kit/lowering question

Postby 00lara5127 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:11 am

would that just be the front and back?
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Re: body kit/lowering question

Postby Bostonlara » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:44 am

Just front
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Re: body kit/lowering question

Postby SolaraPete » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:40 pm

The convertible solara came with rocker panel/side pieces. Might be able to find one at a junkyard, maybe even in your color code...
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Re: body kit/lowering question

Postby 00lara5127 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:59 pm

would that still have to be custom installed?
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Re: body kit/lowering question

Postby 1gSE » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:44 pm

It shouldn't be, it's an OEM part. Tein springs aren't expensive and IIRC, it's a 1.7/1.5 inch drop. Add some struts/shocks, you should be able to have it all for under 1k. You'll want to replace bushings while you're in there.

There aren't too many body kits available and the ones that are, are the ones that were in production 10+ years ago and they look like trash. Majority of the forum will tell you to go with the TRD/Kaminari lip kit. It works well with the body lines and still looks good today.
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Re: body kit/lowering question

Postby corlon » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:19 pm

i have a full used lip kit that needs some love on a piece or two. i can email pics and price if your interested.
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Re: body kit/lowering question

Postby 00lara5127 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:01 pm

what kinda love? haha
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