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This is going to be controversial

but....... try and keep it civil.

A question to folk with big lairy bodykits:

Do you not feel like complete tits driving around in a car looking like that?

My thoughts....

I used to have a kitted up corsa and i thought it was the bee's knee's till i was around 21.... then it got a bit embarressing.

Do you think this is just and age related issue, or change of tastes etc?

[Edited on 19-01-2004 by Adam Kindness]
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change of tastes, image that goes along with the car etc.
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ive never liked bodykits
makes my car stand out too much
i like my engine to do the talking noy my kit
and as my engine is at a whisper atm i want it as suble as poss
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its always the slow cars that have stupid huge body kits
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i have a bodykit but i dont class it as lairy, but i can understand where ur coming from ie: ott bumpers spoiler etc on a small car
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bit of both to be honest i used to think that kitted up cars were the nutz but now id prefer a subtle modded one with power behind it
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and i tink bodykits are badly designed with no saftey in mind at all
vaux made bumpers that fit perfect and can take some knocks bumps without a mark
bodykits
imo fall apart and look crap after 6 months
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My views differ depending on the kit
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i agree, i used to have big colourful bumpers, big wheels and silly amounts of lowering, then one day i thought, wtf am i doing, so i sold it all got smaller rims, raised the car up and got vauxhall bodykit parts, ie gsi skirts and irmscher bumper. its much better now.
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It's all about your own mindset though, not just your age, some people would see you in the bucket adam and think 'what a spoon' it's a corsa not a blah blah (not that I agree).

Oh and I hate 85% of kitted up cars
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yeah.... agreed. But the 'bucket' isnt trying to be something its not.

Its had nothing added to make it 'look' the DADDY as certain shite mags might say It is functional to a bare minimum.

I think im thinking along the lines of adding tat ON TO a car. On top of, visualy.

like the more you add, the better it will be..... even though its getting worse (in some folks opinions)
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don't like body kits, never will.
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Well you know my opinion on body kits Adam!

But i'm not of the Max Power generation

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I liked bodykits up until I was 19 and got my GSi, I agree with Adam if I had to drive around in a car with a bodykit I would feel embarresed like I started to feel with my SXi.

I see cars now with 4 exhausts and a 1.6 litre engine and have to laugh.
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Know what you mean Adam... hence why I've quietened down my zorst, and considering ditching the reiger rear as I think that's almost OTT for what I want... very happy with the Irmscher front and lumma skirts still though...

Oh and I've ditched my subs too... anyone wanna buy em



[Edited on 19-01-2004 by Tim]
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how mucho tim
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I think there's reason in doing something up. A Corsa GSi might be considered distateful in some circles yet its completely standard.
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used to like them but im growing out of them now , like power , but still want a vented bonnet and differnet front , purley for added air flow ,
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quote:
Originally posted by Adam Kindness
This is going to be controversial

but....... try and keep it civil.

A question to folk with big lairy bodykits:

Do you not feel like complete tits driving around in a car looking like that?

My thoughts....

I used to have a kitted up corsa and i thought it was the bee's knee's till i was around 21.... then it got a bit embarressing.

Do you think this is just and age related issue, or change of tastes etc?

[Edited on 19-01-2004 by Adam Kindness]


person related. I have never liked stupid big kits and wheels. I liek simple mods which enhance the look of a car not mods which interfer with the running of the car
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quote:
Originally posted by Lucky B
Well you know my opinion on body kits Adam!

But i'm not of the Max Power generation





your the same as me Dude
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I suppose kits are or maybe were the current fashion, times change and people's preferences change too.

Personally its always been performance i've been interested in.....as if you didn't know.
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also most of us young peeps cant afford the insurance for performance cars so 4 are age its cheaper to kit it then when older to go the performance way
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^ I kitted up car still raises insurance tho so i dont think its that.
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Im obviously into it, cos of my job and the type of car i drive. But i think the higher profile the car, the more you would be proud to drive it, or at least i would. When your younger, your proud to have your corsa all kitted up, then you get abit older and start to think you look silly in a we car with all this stuff on it, the car no longer suits the image, but if i was 28 and driving the fast and the furious skyline or supra, i'd be more than proud of it, it might have allot of body mods and it might stick out in the crowd, but because its on a higher profiler car its different?

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