90% complete w/ before&after pics w/ new rims&paint

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  1. Machine Head

    Machine Head New Member

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    For those of you that don't remember this was my car 1 year ago

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    and this is it now



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    Painted Tessa's for that 3rd gen Teggy SI look
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    Jdm foggies, eyebrows and cut center bumper bar
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    The color is IS300 Graphite grey pearl
    The kit is Wings West
    The shoes are RS Concept Pro's on Kumho tires

    and an engine shot for the complete picture
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  2. widebaudi

    widebaudi New Member

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    full respray and you didnt mold the bumpers?
     
  3. Machine Head

    Machine Head New Member

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    yeah why would I want to mold them? so the bondo can crack?

    I have never seen a mold job that actually held up to prolonged daily driving
     
  4. Unknown

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    Hey man, Nice Lude!! I also have a 4th gen. Lude, that i just started working on. I cant wait till mine is fully done!! Hey do you still have your other rims? (the ones in the before pic) They either look like Tantrums or MR7's.
     
  5. DemonVW

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    I prefered it as it was before...

    The car's on this forum are so OTT....get over yourselves.

    Hi, by the way, I'm new :big grin:

    Paul
    DemonVW.co.uk
     
  6. DA King

    DA King ALT + S Ownage King

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    looks good man. time for an h22 now :big grin:
     
  7. AsianRage

    AsianRage Know about Media Ventures?

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    those KMC look WAY TO SMALL for that car. +2" for the wheel and drop it 1.8" and you'll be with an even sweeter car. :bigok:
     
  8. Machine Head

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    thanks unkown, they were tantrums and I sold them. The wheels do look small for 17's and they are RS Pro's not KMC.. overall I'm happy
     
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    h22 = gh3y motor...
    drop in an LT1 =)
     
  10. Dizzle

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    lookz dope..
     
  11. deznutz

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    Nice..i dont really like the muffler style but everything else looks sweet...fyi..i see the buick lasabre in the background..i have one of those as my beater car!
     
  12. Machine Head

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    Yeah the muffler is a Greddy SP, alittle loud for my tastes now so I'm thinking of swapping it out for an RS*R.

    and yup the lesabre is my winter beater. I got it for free and cost me $200 to get it running ( just needed a fuel filter and tune up)
     
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    great looking honda
     
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    Wow! Can't even tell it was the same car.

    Everything flows very very nicely. I love what you've done. Keep it up.
     
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    awesome job on the car so far
     
  16. Machine Head

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    a few more
     
  17. Dibblev1.0

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    h22 turbo
     
  18. Machine Head

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    I'de rebuild and turbo my h23 first
    lower compression +greater reliability
     
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    i was speaking more along the lines of your front bumper and front add on lip being molded together, not the front bumper to your front fenders. if you havent seen a mold job hold up then you need to get some new body shop guys.
     
  20. Dr.EtNiEs

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    i like the jdm head lights clean
     
  21. KeeperOfAcheron

    KeeperOfAcheron I dub thee Sir Phobos, Knight of Mars, beater of a

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    Lookin very nice man. One of the better preludes I have seen before. JDM lights look especially nice.
     
  22. Machine Head

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    yeah I know... it's a state requirment around here
     
  23. AndrewGS

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    I like Preludes stock-looking myself, and loved the blue color. I think it looks a little ricey now. I would've just done a swap and turbo for the money of the body mods. Just my opinion. :wiggle: Props for no stickers on the door and no aluminum wing though. :bigthumb:
     
  24. KeeperOfAcheron

    KeeperOfAcheron I dub thee Sir Phobos, Knight of Mars, beater of a

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    It is here in Nevada also, but no one ever gets in trouble for it unless they are doing something stupid.
     
  25. Machine Head

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    Yeah in NH, the cops are dicks about it, and no shop will inspect you without one

    Thanks, I still love the original color too especially because the fresco blue pearl was only avaialble in that year of production so it is relativley rare. My intent was to keep it that way, but after seeing my brothers new IS300 in that color I fell in love.
    Yup no ricey stickers here, if I was going turbo I'd stick with the H23 for the lower compression, but H22's don't hold well to turbo so I'll stick with a JDM swap and all my bolt-ons will swap over too. For now I'm happy with 200hp. I've considered some crower cams in the future, maybe a stage 2
     

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