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Hey guys I posted these up in my other thread about how to fill the hole in the CS lip... but wanted a new thread for the pics...

If mods are against this feel free to delete...

I can't stop staring at it though... I freakin love it!

I added the CS lip, which I had to remove the little fog light pieces, and cut into the CS lip to mount my LED DRLs (nerve wrecking process in and of itself)

In addition to that I sourced on the forums, a used black, V6/CS grille surround, and a used v6 grille.

Added to that an American Muscle billet overlay.

And of course the Raxiom headlights I had from before. (signature shows a small "Before" shot)

Also added were the GT500/CS rear valence with GT500 splash guards and I the 3D Carbon GT500 spoiler is about 2 weeks old...








 

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Your car looks ridiculous! In a good way! I am loving the LEDs. Your have to be the first aftermarket LEDs to actually look good and stock. Where did you order them from. I have the stock fogs that come on my CS. Would it be much of a pain to change them to that? Love the wheels too!
 

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Your car looks ridiculous! In a good way! I am loving the LEDs. Your have to be the first aftermarket LEDs to actually look good and stock. Where did you order them from. I have the stock fogs that come on my CS. Would it be much of a pain to change them to that? Love the wheels too!
yeap it would be a pain...

basically once you remove the fogs, you've got to remove the little plastic insert.

Removing this piece:


And what you're left with is this:


This opening is not wide enough for the LED DRLs which are made for the stock GT lower fascia not the GT/CS lower valance.

So to get them to work you've got to cut into the lip... I used a dremel and did it little by little till I could get it to fit.

What i was left with was basically opening justtt big enough to mount the LED DRLs, which I think had to secure basically with zip ties as there's nothing left to 'screw' these into. (or bolt them on to)

They ended up very secure.

The hole is off in certain small areas and I'm considering using some kind of gasket maker (goop kinda stuff) to fill in where i cut a LITTLE bit too much.

Its very not noticeable unless you're REALLY looking. And I'm probably going to leave it as is for now.

Then, you're left with the remaining hole in the CS lip beacuse obviously the LED doesn't cover that entire area that you removed with that insert gone.

What I did was hacked up my original GT lower valence, and used it for 'plastic' since it matched the GT/CS in color/texture...

Cut a flat piece of plastic out of it and started trimming down at it with a dremel until it fit the opening left by the valance insert removed.

It again, is not perfect but almost perfect. Not noticeable unless you really look beacuse its so recessed and the eye wants to look at the LED not the small trim beneath it. This was secured with double sided 3m Trim tape (like the stuff used to secure the rear spoiler) and its on there pretty solid, not gonna come out without some serious prying...

So all in all for a hack job for an amateur I'm happy.

Someday soon I'm going to have all the plastic on the car painted body color.

When I do that I'm going to have my body shop guy fix any of my errors to get the textures right/gaps removed etc... But again for the time being... it looks great.


Close up of the shoddy work.. I screwed up beacuse I thought it would be better with a little black spray paint. So I sanded it down and hit it with a rattle can... and it turned out worse than if i just left it with the plastic as is. So learn from my mistake there.

Again looks great for now, but I'll have a body shop create something nicer/cleaner/more "finished" looking later on.



Oh and got them from hidguy.net
 

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Still looks great man! Thanks.
 

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@Starbai Looks great! I have been looking for a Mustang who has done the Halo lights. Can you create a post detailing the pluses and minuses of doing the halo lights? Thanks in advance!!
 

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Those wheels are sick!
 

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Those wheels are sick!
glad you like... they maybe for sale soon :)


Looks good. What is the part # for the lights?
which ones boss? the head lights or LED DRL's?

LoL either way I dont know... Headlights are from AmericanMuscle, the Raxiom lights in black not chrome.

And the LED DRL's are from HIDGUY.net.

@Starbai Looks great! I have been looking for a Mustang who has done the Halo lights. Can you create a post detailing the pluses and minuses of doing the halo lights? Thanks in advance!!
Sure will do this afternoon.
 

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Love the rear w/ the spoiler...not so much with the front w/ the leds, but to each their own.
 

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Night shots plz. :). Are those 20s? And is your car lowered? Only reason I ask is because im thinking of lowering my car and adding 20s.
 

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Love the rear w/ the spoiler...not so much with the front w/ the leds, but to each their own.
thanks :bigthumbsup

Do you have a profile shot of the wheels? I'd love to see a better shot of the wheels head on.
Dont think I do... Side shot of my car to me, is like most girls with certain views of their bodies... just dont like it for some reason they cannot explain lol.

I think its mostly beacuse of my sportline springs and sub box in the trunk, to me it feels like the car has justtt a bittt of reverse rake... and I dont like it.

The fender gap is exactly the same front and rear... so I'm pretty sure eibach satisfied the 'rake elimination' goal they set for themselves with these... but the design of the body some how has a slight up sweep that when flattened out makes it look a bit reverse raked. What I've learned is that at least a little bit of rake on these cars is a good thing... to me anyway.

Its odd because I look at Digital Snyapse's car who also has only Sportlines and adj panhard (like me), and it doesn't look like its got the same reverse rake going on that mine does (albeit slight) -- and the only thing I can think of is that it MUST be due to me having a heavy 12" Sub box in the trunk (even though its not really that heavy, and its only (1) 12" Alpine Type-R)

Anyway coilover will take care of that sometime by the end of the year since I dont think the air suspension of my dreams will be in budget for a VERRY LONGG time.

Since you are asking mostly for a side view of the wheels, I will try to take one with the iPhone this afternoon and post it up. I left the DSLR at home today.

Just a heads up though, these wheels are discontinued... so if you're interested in em' gotta find a used set... which again mine maybe up for sale soon ;)

You maybe able to find them in black or chrome if you look hard enough, but the gunmetals are gone, in this size/offset. I know, beacuse I went nuts looking for and piecing together a set... 2 from Jegs, 1 from Summit, 1 from Ebay, all brand new when I bought em'.

Night shots plz. :). Are those 20s? And is your car lowered? Only reason I ask is because im thinking of lowering my car and adding 20s.
Night shots may have to wait, have classes tonight.

and yep they're 20x9's +24 offset, 255/35/20 tires...

Lowered on Eibach Sportline Springs. Which maybe for sale soon. :shiny:
 

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How hard was the rear valence install? Can it be done without removing the bumper? Or would bumper removal make it a lot easier?

I've got one in my garage waiting to go on (maybe tonight)
 

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Rear valance install was actually relatively simple... and no the bumper does not need to be taken off. Especially if your hands are an the smaller side.

You will need to losen both sides by the wheel wells and you will have to pull it off the clips on the sides, but do not need to remove it totally.
 

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cool. I've got the roush instructions for their valence and that calls for taking the WHOLE rear end apart :(

The CS front fascia was just so stinking easy that I was hoping the back would be the same.
 

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cool. I've got the roush instructions for their valence and that calls for taking the WHOLE rear end apart :(

The CS front fascia was just so stinking easy that I was hoping the back would be the same.
You definitely dont have to do that... the rear is probably easier if not just as easy... the only hard part is getting your hands up underneath the tail lights.. but on your back you should be able to get to it.

It took me about an hour to do.
 

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starbai, nice mod on the cs fascia! definitely gives it a unique look. one of the reasons i won't ever install that piece is because it's so popular, so props to you for making it your own. :bigthumbsup
 
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