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well its not real its just somethin i threw together on photoshop

this is how it will look after paint and a drop, tell me that you think

btw this is going to be the OFFICIAL photoshop request form, you wanna see what your call will look like in a certain way, post pics and requests and i will get it done

 

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...ahem.

While I think its hideous and you should have your arms broken to disable you before molesting a poor CRX...I'll refrain from saying anything too negative, because it is your car, and you should do what you want with it.

But since you did ask for opinions....
why would you make the oh-so-cool-I-wanna-supra wing black but remove any hint of black molding that would help create some contrast and match the wing color-wise?
 

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i was never a fan of supra wings on rexes...just doesn't look right, imo. i also don't really care for those taillights, but it's not as bad as those altezza/euro-style tails that some people put on their rides. over time, i think, i could get used to the all-red style that you've got on there.

dig the rims and the rear lip/side skirts (although i don't know about the black trim that you've got painted--or photoshopped?--on there...i think it makes the car look less clean and sleak), but i'm not sure about the front bumper. can't really tell from the angle that the picture's been taken from.

if you like the wing, though, go for it. just make sure you double-check everything before drilling into your hatch. maybe it'll come with those things where you place the wing on your hatch and then lift it off, but they stick on your hatch to give you marks on where to drill. whatever those things are called.

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This is one of the perks, or downfalls of forums. I don't take critisism to well, so I usually don't post a lot of pics and ask, what do you think. Everyone is going to have different opinions. Some will love it, some will hate it. I usually don't offer my opinion cause I don't want to bring a person down, or make their head swell up. To each their own. I just don't feel that I'm an expert on what someone elses car should look like. I don't think that's what building cars is all about.

just my $.02
 

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thanks for the replies guys, i thought about the wing being black b/c i have a carbon fiber hood and thought that it might flow decent with that and the bottom lip of the car being black also, but i guess matching colors doesn't go together :roll:

seti what are you looking for to get out of one of those edm wings/ got pics?

Neil go head bro trash me, you know you want to :lol:

y i don't know if i will do the black lips and wing, maybe just ALL white
 

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Not knockin', just giving you what you wanted:

I don't dig color matched moldings. Color matched side mirrors on the other hand are sweet. Supra tails belong on Supras or at least on a car with more curves, say for example a 92-96 Prelude. It's frikkin hideous and was just plain retarded when I saw one on an Oldsmobile Achieva. Same with the Chevy Lumina sedan. Oh, and around here we call CRXs with Supra tails "shopping carts" cause afterall it's what they look like. Black to me just doesn't look right on rims. In fact, any color on rims just doesn't look right to me. But, the car is yours and yours alone. Beauty is in the eye of.
 

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imo i dont think the tail lights look like supra tail lights, just me tho, but ya i was never really a fan of this wing until i got it on the car, its growing on me quite a bit suprisingly
 

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For me, color-matched moldings aren't so sweet. I do go for color-matched mirrors and door handles, though. I guess it's my inner JDM-bitch coming out. :) For me, though, the black rub-strip around the middle of the car and the black on the bottom just really need to be there to break the car up visually a little bit, and to give it a longer, lower, wider look.

As for the wing, the bodykit, the tail lights, and even the color-matching, though, all I can say is this: It's YOUR car. Do what you want with it, not what anyone else tells you. However you decide to do it, you're the one who has to live with it, and some of the others will love it, and some will hate it. Screw 'em all; they're not the ones paying for it or doing the work on it.

I tend to leave mine mostly stock-looking for two reasons:

1. I *like* the looks of the car just as it came from Honda. I think their stylists nailed the design and the overall look, and far be it from me to "improve" upon their expertise.

2. Far too often, I've seen people put so much time and money into custom paint and bodykits, only to turn around and sell the car for LESS than they'd have gotten if they'd just left it looking stock.

So the way I see it, my liking the stock look and my being too lazy and stingy to mess with bodykits and custom paint just happen to coexist in perfect harmony, and give me a tailor-made excuse to leave the looks alone! :)

The few exterior mods that I do tend to like are things that CRXs got in other markets: color-matched mirrors and door handles, ZC and Si-R hoods, the sweet EDM rear wing, and so on. Oh, and 15" wheels and tires should have been standard equipment. I've even seen a couple CRXs with 16s on them that didn't look bad at all.

You might have noticed that I tend to go for a "sleeper" look - one that attracts the attentions of neither thieves NOR police. :)

Mike
 

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don't get me wrong i absolutely love the stock/jdm look, and i will be building one within a year or two, but i think i am just living out my last year as a kid to the most lol,

ya thanks again for everybody for you constructive critizism, i really do appriciate it, i am jost glad this ain't honda-tech from what i have heard about it lol

as for the outside for now its just going to be painted back to white, then maybe the mugen graphic down the side like sticker's got a motor swap and then we will see what happenes from there
 

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I totally agree with you Kwicko. Everything you said, I was like "yeah, exactly!" I just can't clearly explain it as well as you can. Plus, the stock-look is extremely rare these days. At N11 last year, there were only two stock-looking Rio-red CRX's. Me and Synoptic. Of course his is a total sleeper because of what's under the hood. But the stock look is by far the best. Again, that's my opinion.
 

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And don't forget that those taillights are piss-poor quality.

They leak, they fade, they crack, they discolor, and they trap moisture.
You'll be seeing green mold in the corners withing half a year. You're going to burn out bulbs on a regular base, and I've personally had to solve on more occasions than i care for, electrical gremlins, caused by the moisture that burns and shorts out the tails.

So unless you live in the desert. You're screwed.
 

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SETI20 said:
And don't forget that those taillights are piss-poor quality.

They leak, they fade, they crack, they discolor, and they trap moisture.
You'll be seeing green mold in the corners withing half a year. You're going to burn out bulbs on a regular base, and I've personally had to solve on more occasions than i care for, electrical gremlins, caused by the moisture that burns and shorts out the tails.

So unless you live in the desert. You're screwed.
Normally i would agree with ya but theres one thing you are overlooking, these came from neil and they were on his rio for about 6 months or so and they still look brand new, i am going to get rid of them eventually tho
 

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When they were on my car, it was gonna be painted blue. I was going to have the painter shoot a light coat of the same blue over them so they color matched the car, kinda like I was gonna have the same blue lightly applied over my hood, but so you could still see the carbon fiber. Kinda like the guy did on my SiR.
 
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