I decided to do a major exterior refresh over the winter and finally got everything installed over the weekend. There's no mistaken identity with Toque anymore
Here's what I accomplished:
- ACI front lip
- ACI side skirts
- Smoked all lights
- Painted brake screens black
Got the body pieces painted and installed this weekend. Overall I love the new look - although the fitment isn't perfect and seamless, it does look much more aggressive. Definitely gets much more attention too.
I still have to paint the lower rear fascia black to complete the refresh. I'm probably just going to plasti-dip it for now as vinyl quotes were outrageous.
Now I just have to powdercoat the T1 swaybars and throw those on, install the FAST 92/90, tune and I should be pretty well set for the year!
What do you guys think? Crappy cell pics but you get the idea:
How difficult was it to paint the brake duct screens? Did you remove the entire assembly?
Thanks! For the screens I did remove them completely. Ease of install depends on the intake you have. If you have the Vararam like I did, then it's very time consuming since I had to completely remove it to get at the bolts to remove the screens. If you have essentially any other intake then access to the screens is MUCH more user-friendly. Just take out the corner bolts, and pop out the screens (and remove the clips at the top). You should be able to get at everything from the outside lower access panels and not have to remove the front panel and radiator shroud.
For those that do have the Vararam, it's CRUCIAL to line up the top clips with the notches when re-installing. Ask me how I know...
But your car looked nothing like toque's his is machine silver
HAHA yes very good eye! I always used to get compared to him so I felt I finally had to do something to set us apart!
Originally Posted by mstromquist
Looks very cool. I also have the same front splitter and love it. How do you like the sides? I have been debating those but like the look. Can you still get a jack under them to the jack points?
I think the sides are really needed to help tie the pieces together. I wish there was a better option for the rear such as a diffuser but we all are impatiently awaiting something to be released...
Yeah, the jacking points are still open and available to use. I jacked the car up on the side points to install the skirts and no harm done when everything was done. Jack slid right out underneath so nothing lost as far as access. The pieces are notched to accommodate which is really slick.
What I find so amazing is that we start out with one car , a C5.. and come up with so many unique and still classic, and yet tasteful and diversified Wow machines from so many of our talented members. And while these cars are all one of a kind, they all start out with the same base platform. It says a lot about the C5 design.