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Old 10-07-2007, 03:53 PM   #201
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looks good. I think it will look better if the entire side of the front bumper was made wider, instead of just the top part connecting to the fender.
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Old 10-07-2007, 03:55 PM   #202
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car looks good. maybe its just the pictures but ur fenders look a little too rough for the shape of the car
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Old 10-07-2007, 03:59 PM   #203
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update... the car won its first trophy at the end of season meet this weekend... the pictures suck... but I have a shoot with a canon eos coming up... so ignore the quality...





this doesnt look right to me at all....
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Old 10-07-2007, 04:02 PM   #204
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Yeah. I like all the pieces, but the don't seem to fit right. I'm sure you can tweak it and get it together. I definitely like the color, black roof looks good. Wheels look good. Fenders look funny with the bumper, and I think you need some spacers up front.

I'm sure you'll get it right, though!

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this doesnt look right to me at all....
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Old 10-07-2007, 04:10 PM   #205
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dont know how i missed this. car looks fabulous. i can see why you won.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:47 PM   #206
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Nice project but car looks weird. May be its wider front fenders and oem rear or M6 OEM wheels that kills it for me. Sick color tho.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:50 PM   #207
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Something seems a bit off...the front bumper feels like it's trying to stretch out to the fenders. I think they were flared a bit too much. I think you should go with an M3 front instead, as that goes better with a wider stance. The MtechII just doesn't look like it was made for a widebody.

Other than that, I love the car. The wheels are great, and overall the car is very nicely done.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:55 PM   #208
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color looks amazing, i agree, you should switch to a m3 front, it'll make the front flow better. looks great though. good job
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Old 10-07-2007, 06:13 PM   #209
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i need to some more pics.
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:34 PM   #210
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:45 PM   #211
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I think the bottom of the front and rear bumper need to be widened a lil more. They look too pointy at the top. Otherwise it looks sweet with those wheels.
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:18 PM   #212
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yea i looked at the pics and IMO whats up with the front fenders? they are streched out like hell, change it to m3 fenders and it will look ALOT better, right now it just looks a little weird cuz of the fenders, but besides that it looks great!
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:41 PM   #213
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Looks odd. Tried to stretch out the bumper in PS and it still looks off.

love the wheels though.
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:57 PM   #214
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i think the size of the rear fenders should be switched with the front and visa versa
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:10 PM   #215
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it might just be the angles of pics but it does seem a little off. anyway color, roof, and facelift conversion look
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:30 AM   #216
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The spacers are going on later this week, but there was a problem with the steering, so the fenders needed to come out as far as they are now.

The shape of the front bumper def. is different, and maybe an m3 front bumper would flow better, I just really didnt want to go with m3 parts... so I'm really not sure about that yet.

My main issues is the front in relation to the rear... i keep asking everyone that has seen the car in real life, if they think that the front is too wide when compared to the back, they keep saying that it looks right. I'm still not sure however, I honestly think that the rear could've used another inch or so It sucks how I failed to notice it when the car wasnt painted.

The response to the car at the show was great, everyone seemed to like it, and it def. turns heads like crazy, I love my new wheels. I might change a couple of things around early next year, but for now I'm just glad to have it back...
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Old 10-08-2007, 06:19 AM   #217
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Smaller front fenders would force problems with the steering.
The solution would be wider rear fenders.
I agree to go with a m3 bumper.

The car looks so different in person.10000x better than on pics.
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Old 10-08-2007, 06:21 AM   #218
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Here`s a picture to compare the fenders:
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:42 AM   #219
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I think an M3 / CSL bumper will flow a bit better with the front...it does look slightly odd at the front at the moment.

Great piece of work though, enjoy
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Old 10-08-2007, 08:45 AM   #220
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nice, I think it looks great, there's a little room for improvement but overall its coming along nicely...Look at it this way doing a widebody of any kind is extremely difficult and sometimes you have to see it almost painted and double check it constantly to make sure things are flowing right, I went thru like 3 phases and I still didnt get it exactly how I wanted and am currently closing her up with the final changes to the whole body, so imagine. for your first shot I think it looks fantastic.

If i were to address the issues Id say, keep the Mtech but for sure do the changes I pshopped in the pic to the bumper so it makes sense... mold the CS splitters and add material to the sides and make it smooth so it extends and drops down to meet the CS splitter molding.

you could change the bumper to like an M3 CSL or with a strass but youll prolly have to edit the sides anyways to make it really flow with the wide.

they don't go too low so they will flow with the skirts.

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