Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Outer East, Melbourne, Vic
Re: ho do i make Stock AU look better?not alot of$$$
I assume your car is an AU Forte, here's my suggestions as you get the bucks together.
Before you do anything get your insurance company straighned out, make sure they'll cover these mods.
*If it's a series 1 Forte with the fan grille then get the grille painted the same colour as the body. It's a big improvement.
*Get an XR type spoiler for the back. AU sedans just have to have it, they look really poxy without it.
*Get it lowered. Ask the suspension joint to lower it to XR ride height. Any lower than that and you may run into problems with kerbs and tyres fouling on the guards.
*Get a set of XR 17" rims. Series 1 or 2 or even BA rims, they're all good. Please don't tightarse too much on the tyres and run remoulds!!!
Leave it at that. They go well enough standard and it'll be a decent looking car so just keep it maintained. Don't throw any more money at it or it'll just turn into a money pit. Besides, I'd imagine you'll be looking to upgrade in a few years and you'll never get the money back you spent.
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