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I have a12 piece black widow widebody sittin in the basement and garage, and a little worried about the install. ive got some body work experience, but would like to see some pics from installs if anyone has them...
 

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Sorry i can't help you with this, but i'd just like to make a comment for any other members thinking about replying to this post:

If you don't have anything nice to say, then DONT say it please... seriously.

Its a darn shame that i even have to feel the need to make this post quite honestly................ :rolleyes1:
 

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i cant help either but good luck with it :wink: i really like the black widow
kit maybe if you check out cardomain.com someone on there might help ,there are alot of guys that have that kit installed :wink:

all i can say is take you time ,and if you can have some one help you

and when you get started post alot of pics of your the step by step

peace mitch
 

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did someone talk trash and it was deleted??

if not, the preemptive warning is definitely not the crxcommunity I know.

Anyway, for the OP, I have some advice.

If this will be a show car, great, go ahead. If you have an engine swap or other major work, do that first so you don't have to work around / be worried about the body kit getting damaged.

Whether you are doing the install yourself, or having a shop do it, make sure you either have a decent amount of time (DIY) or money (shop). The pieces will need much work to sit nice and there can be clearance issues with the doors.

Also, after the kit is on, there can be issues with cracking of the panels, plus cracking of filler if it is laid on thick.

For sure, I'd advise not to blend any of the side panels or the bumpers in, they will eventually separate from the body and crack filler, just bad news.

All that being said, congrats, your car will surely be a rare breed once the wide body is on.

And FYI, the above is from reading about installs online, not from personal experience (though I have done body work, just not with kits).

:)
 

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thanks for all the tips guys. i checked on cardomain, and only got a response from 1 person with the widebody kit. he said he would email me pics but never did. its the guy with the 350z headlight conversion.

so the first post after mine, does that mean people don't like the Black Widow Widebody?

also thanks to everyone who messaged me about no pics in sigs :D much appreciated
 

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I don't think what I'm going to say would be considered "Nice" as in Praising the body kit, but I'm hoping it's acceptable to inform him of the general feelings about it, in a nice way.
SoDakCRX said:
so the first post after mine, does that mean people don't like the Black Widow Widebody?
Most of us here don't like any body kits except the Mugen or Wings West one. And some are rather harsh in their dislike, there's been some threads that have gotten ugly about it.
Generally we think the crx looks good in relative stock form and to cover most of that up with a radically different... well all those exaggerated body parts, takes away from that.
Basically most of us feel the BW kit is not an acceptabe kit for the crx.

I think that giving you an "opinion" is ok. But when people stoop to insulting you and/or your car, or demanding you do or not do something is crossing the line.

Ragnaarok said:
For sure, I'd advise not to blend any of the side panels or the bumpers in, they will eventually separate from the body and crack filler, just bad news.
I especially agree with this. Almost every kit I've seen that's been on a car for more than a few months is showing some form of crack in those areas.
Pretty much if the roads arent perfect where you live/drive, unless you almost never drive it, the kit is gonna take a beating. (Maybe it's just the horrible roads around here, I find it hard to keep a stock chin spoiler on mine, :lol:.)
 

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Here is my two cents,
I did this install myself and I molded the side skirts two the rear quarter panel and the quarter to the bumper. Then drove it to work to let it flex seat and yes crack! So use body filler only as a filler I kept the moldings together with fiberglass and stainless steel bolts and also the body kit to the original body. You also will need to cut some of the pecies to get them to fit take your time becase you cut too much it won't line up and once it's cut they won't take it back. Also when I was done I drove my crx for one month just to make sure everything was good. There is alot more to this install, hope it goes well for you.
 

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i personally like the timeless performance and reliability of the crx, i feel though the cosmetics are a bit dated. the black widow does yank the crx into this day and age of style but it is a complicated situation to get into. try checking out extremedimensions.com they have a good selection and have and easy way to narrow down your search. but when it comes to extreme makeovers, when done right the black widow demands respect even if its just for its completion. found these by google: black widow crx its the one from caraudiomag (if interested in reading the article). minus the stickers and im a thumbs up for it


 

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similar to what bmw did with the mini cooper, all just depends on what your aiming for. its won 1st in class numerous times, plenty of mag covers... so theres a few who differ in the point of view. i wouldnt have taken it that extreme, i like the fiberglassing interior and the audi tt air vent but the seats and extra gauges all except that tach could leave.
i'll stick to smooth and simple myself
 

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grc said:
similar to what bmw did with the mini cooper, all just depends on what your aiming for. its won 1st in class numerous times, plenty of mag covers... so theres a few who differ in the point of view. i wouldnt have taken it that extreme, i like the fiberglassing interior and the audi tt air vent but the seats and extra gauges all except that tach could leave.
i'll stick to smooth and simple myself
/\ /\ /\ /\ /\ /\ That still looks like a crx.

-Chris
 

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daveb91 said:
grc said:
i personally like the timeless performance and reliability of the crx, i feel though the cosmetics are a bit dated. the black widow does yank the crx into this day and age of style
LOL!
x2 :lol:
The BW kit, makes me dislike kits more.
Nicely put, something like this kit, take the original lines and class of the car away.
 

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imgoingforit said:
grc said:
similar to what bmw did with the mini cooper, all just depends on what your aiming for. its won 1st in class numerous times, plenty of mag covers... so theres a few who differ in the point of view. i wouldnt have taken it that extreme, i like the fiberglassing interior and the audi tt air vent but the seats and extra gauges all except that tach could leave.
i'll stick to smooth and simple myself
/\ /\ /\ /\ /\ /\ That still looks like a crx.

-Chris
and it looks good too doesnt it :wink
(i was referring to the interior of the bw kit pics with the mini cooper like tach design when i said similiar to what bmw did, they brought an old goody back to life)
a few "lol" on the timeless post, before its all taken out of context. the reason i like the crx is because i can revive it from the grave ie timeless performance and reliability, i can buy a crx a month around here they seem to be like hand me down cars, theyre every where and most you can buy come with all the work you see in pic done for less than 3000 with gsr swap. its dirt cheap to insure and cheaper than that on gas. has a large dedicated fan base where id never have to worry about discontinued parts. honda has made most their parts interchangeable anyway. fun to drive easy to park. i wouldnt drop 2g on the bw kit but it doesnt mean an average bone stock crx body style has timeless appeal to me such say a supra, body lines ahead of its time. all in all i enjoy the crx for what it does and is capable of doing 100% i just like the look 90% doesnt mean i think its ugly and needs to change at all
 
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