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Old 11-16-2018, 01:53 PM
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Hey guys I need someone to help me figure if itís a good idea to get this duraflex Vader 3 widebody kit that Iím looking at getting
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:48 PM
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Hey guys I need someone to help me figure if itís a good idea to get this duraflex Vader 3 widebody kit that Iím looking at getting
No, it's a bad idea. It will splinter, crack and ruin any resale value. Spend your $$$ on performance changes- better tires, wheels, sways or even audio...
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What if is just my weekend car and I donít drive it as much
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What if is just my weekend car and I donít drive it as much
Sounds like your mindís already made up. Hey, just do it since itís your car, your money. Donít know why othersí opinions matter.
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:58 PM
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what size tires should I put on the back and I just donít want to spend three grand on an authentic kit
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:29 PM
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what size tires should I put on the back and I just donít want to spend three grand on an authentic kit
OK, gonna say it.... you get what you pay for. 'Nuff said.

S'far as your tire question.... same thing I tell anyone with non-standard bodywork.... Get the ruler out and MEASURE; then use the tire calculator to see what size/offset you need to fill it out. Tell ya one thing that is going to (but shouldn't) catch you unawares, if you don't wanna spend the money on the bodywork, you are certainly in for some sticker shock and not going to want to spend the money on the RIGHT set of wheels for the car.... usually something in the 11-12+" variety and using 0 or neg offsets. Yer looking at a grand+ EACH... minimum. Or you could go lame and order "standard" fit Z wheels, like 9.5/10.5 then add 500mm spacers. Umm, yeah.... no.
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I've tried to stay off this thread, as Mic has provided good guidance (as usual). But one thing that needs to be said is most of us Z33 veterans do not have huge body kits on our cars. As Mic has said, "you get what you pay for", and asking for advise on how to do it cheaply means you're likely underestimating how much a wide body kit will cost to do right. In my area, I've seen several Veilside V3 kits and other widebodies over the last 16 years, but they simply don't last. Even the "weekend drivers" get dinged-up or just plain crumpled driving down the road and highways. Unless you're a skilled fabricator, your best bet will be working with a commercial bodyshop to properly fit the bodywork, get the paint right and repairing the almost inevitable damage that comes with owning one.
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A stock body lowered on a decent set of coilovers will look better and perform better. I never can understand why people are putting trash parts on their cars for the hope of some 30 second Instagram video and make believe clout tokens.

Do things that will make you actually enjoy driving the car.
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Balla on a budget dreamer thread
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Prepare to spend about 20-30 hours of body work to get the fiberglass kit ready for installation. I would never buy fiberglass again. It's not worth your time even if you do the work yourself. That being said I have a fiberglass front bumper and I haven't cracked it yet
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Have you seen what that kit looks like ?

Start with rimmed up and a killer system, go from there
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