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Old 06-11-2008, 04:20 PM   #1
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I am not a ricer but while searching for a bentley grill for my friends dads chrysler 300, I came across this.
http://www.x3racing.com/products/pro...T-KS-MMX590-BK

I don't think they look to bad. Probably would clean up the *** a bit.

What do you guys think?
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:28 PM   #2
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I'm not gay, but last week I was ***** deep in some serious manass...
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:32 PM   #3
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I have those, I think they look good on my car, but most other miatas i've seen them on didn't look right. Is your car stock looking?
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:46 PM   #4
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I have those, I think they look good on my car, but most other miatas i've seen them on didn't look right. Is your car stock looking?
Take a picture of your *** and post it and yes my car is stock looking.
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:48 PM   #5
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Sam,

I run them on my black 95, Paul has them on both of his red 94's, and Jes has them on her laguna 94... Guess you'll have to come out to more mob events. hehe

and you can get them on ebay for around 90 shipped
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:52 PM   #6
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I'm not gay, but last week I was ***** deep in some serious manass...
Thanks for the new sig material Ben. Beats out my current one.
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:55 PM   #7
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I have those. There is ONE thing that i hated about them. Around the trim you can see the WHITE glue. I went to my local hobby store and picked up some tint paint, and tinted them a bit. I think they look great now.
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:58 PM   #8
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Darked out lights like that only look good on a moderately dark car.

Black, green, blue... and it just doesn't make it unless you're going for a very specific "look".

On the other hand, I think they look even worse on very lightly colored cars... like white, yellow, etc...

But on a moderately dark car... grey, silver, red, very nice.

When it comes to exterior mods, a lot of people don't ever "think it through" or have a plan. They see something they like in a picture on the internet, or on a store shelf and say "COOL, that looks pretty good." Then they put it on their car... then next week they see something else cool they have to have and put that on. When you get four or five "things" that looked cool in a store on a car with no thought process or "goal", it ends up looking like ****.

Are you going for some sort of specific "look" or are these things that just "look cool".

Those lights with some dark-titanium rims, stock front airdam, low-pro headlights, and a black rollbar... sweet. I'd also paint the brake calipers black. Don't forget a dark license plate frame and flat-black any part of your exposed muffler. I'd stay away from an exhaust-tip with those too... just the blacked pipe sticking out. Chrome IMHO isn't going to match the lights. <<<That's an example of how you think it through. It might not be your cup-o-tea, but my 2cents is that exterior mods need to really be thought out.
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:02 PM   #9
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ugly and power-gay.
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Those lights with some dark-titanium rims, stock front airdam, low-pro headlights, and a black rollbar... sweet.
LOL... you just described my car.
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I'm just not a fan of altessa style anything.
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On a black or red car i think they would look great...
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Sam. Im sure if you ask Paul nice enough, he can take out the lights from his car and swap them into his mom's. He just bought his mom a 97 M so you could have pics of what it would look like on your car.
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I have them on my mariner blue 91. I think they look pretty good, but as mentioned by others, but only on a dark color. Another friend of mine has a brilliant black, and he got the clear version of them. We both agreed that the black tail lights would be too much with the black paint.

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^ I wouldnt ask him to do that. Too much work just for a picture.

As for someones question about the look im going for. No specific look. Just want it to look sleeker and cleaner.

I'm actually trying to stay stock looking to not attract attention but its become awfully difficult. The naca duct that should be done this weekend, isnt helping either.
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On a black or red car i think they would look great...


Thats mine. The stripes now go down the bumper. It's an old pic.



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Old 06-11-2008, 05:27 PM   #17
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Altezzas belong on Altezzas. Even on those cars originally they look ugly.

As with anything... it's a matter of taste... I just don't like things that taste ugly.
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Here ya go. I do want to tint them a bit though. This guy suggested to use clear coat with a touch of my paint for the tinting, I think he may be onto something. or I will just use a touch of black paint with the clear.


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^Dan,who makes that rollbar?
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2 thumbs down. My car came with Altezza's and I swapped with someone straightup for stockers.

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