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Loco
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Looking to drop it as low as I can go and get 18" [extremely] low profile tyres.

Firstly, still looking around for a decent set of rims. I love these rims currently.

Anyone have any suggestions on things which would make it look sexy? I'm going for the sexy/sleeper look, not the XR8/GTP look. Only exterior plans is to do this lowering and rims, then maybe a bodykit not including spoiler to keep it as low as possible.

If someone does have suggestions, I would love a photochop on it :)

Thanks


edit: I know that pic is crap. I'll take some nicer ones tomorrow night.
 

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Team Galaxy: Mad Bastard
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Hmmm....the T3TS50 front bar, side skirts and rear bar would be nice (even without rear wing). Then throw in a set of the T3 five spoke wheels....not too over the top I suppose.
 

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Just put a C2R kit on it and a nice set of 17's cheaper to run. If yoru going to spend that much money onputting a T3 kit on it and T3 wheels, trade it in and get an XR8 or an XR6, works out cheaper in the long run!
 

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Monaro rims on a Falcon - please don't do that! They look similar to the ROH Fury though - which are a very good looking wheel but almost every second Falcadore has them these days.



If you go 18's, the standard tyre size is 245/40/18 and the tyres run out from around the $300 mark ++++. 17s can look just as effective, and tyres are around half that (from about $180 on). Of course, if money is no object, then follow XTS220 advice and get your bum into an XR8.
 

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Yeh, seriously theres no point in spending like 6 grand on a body kit and rims on that car. Yes they are nice, but is it as nice as lets say for example an AU II XR6 VCT??
Or maybe an AU1 XR8? Atleast these cars have all the little extra things that the Forte doesnt have, and also atleast you get resale. Your forte is only going to be worth what it is now even with an expensive set of rims and a kit. Dealer/valuers wont give you an extra six grand trade in just coz it has a nice kit and rims, they will probarly give you less as it could even be harder for them to sell at the end of the day. Do your sums carefully, if you dont you might get caught out.
 

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Bourbon powered V8
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What he said^^^^^^ I found out the hard way, and Falkeen did, and no doubt countless others! But spending money on a car is not always about resale - some things you do for love (or mental illness - lol).
 

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If you love your car, money doesn't seem like an object! Hell, to think all my wages go towards my car (and drinking!), yet resale will be woeful.

I think she will look sweet with a subtle kit and nice wheels.

Check these pics out:



Horn! That's exactly what I'd be doing to an AU.
 

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Loco
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Thats very similar to what I'm looking at doing.

What kit is that XRated?

I really love that front spoiler :)
 

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Team Galaxy: Mad Bastard
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What Xrated has posted is a picture of a genuine T3 TS50 without the rear wing.
 

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Team Galaxy: Mad Bastard
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And don't forgot the twin 3" tips (at least) at the rear to fill the arch.
I'm using a twin 3.25" round tip on mine and it's almost filling the arch...anything bigger you'll end up introducing too much heat to the area around the arch...hence lead to possibly melting that portion of the rear bar??? Dunno how true that is.
 

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I wanna eat your children
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ive got the pics of that red 1 on my pc from ages ago.....i absolutely love it.......

and i saw a au with the full c2r kit and au2's....in burgundy.....i know every dealer is puttin the c2r kit on all the cars and that they are everywhere...but this was just so low.....it just looked..........SEXUAL!

thats my aim.....au2 with c2r kit and au2 tickfords...could be waitin a while :(
 

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Bourbon powered V8
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HOTDBZ said:
hence lead to possibly melting that portion of the rear bar??? Dunno how true that is.
Have seen this happen at a dyno run, though it was the Rebel bar, not the TS bar.
 

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JC said:
What he said^^^^^^ I found out the hard way, and Falkeen did, and no doubt countless others! But spending money on a car is not always about resale - some things you do for love (or mental illness - lol).
amen brother

although i worked out i spent 10g on mods and ended up getting close to 10g above average on resale so not too bad if you look at it that way

just the car you put all the gear on depreciates like a biatch
 

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FalKeen said:
dont meteors crash and burn?
Great balls of fire!

Yeap, I mean, it is a Forte and it will always be a Forte no matter what gets done to it. If you want something sexy out of it, I would be leaning towards what blackout's dad's car is setup as shown in this thread here:

http://www.fordforums.com/showthread.php?t=56123
 

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Dark_Horse said:
Great balls of fire!

Yeap, I mean, it is a Forte and it will always be a Forte no matter what gets done to it. If you want something sexy out of it, I would be leaning towards what blackout's dad's car is setup as shown in this thread here:

http://www.fordforums.com/showthread.php?t=56123
Yes yes yes yes!!!!!! I luuuuuuurve that Fairy :) So much :) :)
 

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I wanna eat your children
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that fairmont looks fantastic....love the fairmonts with tickford gear

blacout: make sure u get some pics of ur beast once u finish it
 

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any chance of getting some more pics of that Meteorite AU? Im still dribbling over it.......... :AAHHH:
 
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