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View Poll Results: What's More Appealing to You?!? Classy or Racer Look!
Classy 39 42.39%
Racer 8 8.70%
Both (Classy & Racer) 24 26.09%
Who cares as long as its not "riced out" 21 22.83%
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post #1 of 18 Old 09-29-2008, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow Modifications: Classy or Racer Look?!?

Just curious what people are likely to think looks better on a vehicle whether it be there own or another on the street.

The classy clean simple look (maybe some tints, oem wheels, oem wings or fogs, lip kits etc.. )

Or the racer look maybe an exhaust system, larger wings, chrome/race wheels, upgraded brakes, full body kits, etc..)

Or maybe even a mix of both (oem style with some racer appeal) ...


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Or the racer look maybe an exhaust system, larger wings, chrome/race wheels, upgraded brakes, full body kits, etc..)
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No stickers, please. They look dumb.


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i think u are confused....i have big rims on a lowered car and i think its very classy
...guess it all depends on what your definitions are ...but this looks very classy to me

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I'll probably be in the minority here, but I prefer cars that look almost completely stock and find most of the aftermarket wheels, skirts, lips, suspension bits, trinkets and doo-dads tacky with a few exceptions of course. This might not make sense to everyone but in my eyes extra aftermarket parts makes the car seem 'cheaper'. Keep in mind I'm also 36 and loved all of that stuff when I was in my early twenties.

I do, however, like cars that have genuine soup-up parts from that same maker ... i.e. Nismo, TRD, AMG and genuine Honda aero kits, spoilers etc.

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I'll probably be in the minority here, but I prefer cars that look almost completely stock and find most of the aftermarket wheels, skirts, lips, suspension bits, trinkets and doo-dads tacky with a few exceptions of course. This might not make sense to everyone but in my eyes extra aftermarket parts makes the car seem 'cheaper'. Keep in mind I'm also 36 and loved all of that stuff when I was in my early twenties.

I do, however, like cars that have genuine soup-up parts from that same maker ... i.e. Nismo, TRD, AMG and genuine Honda aero kits, spoilers etc.
well im 26 now and i have done something to every car / truck i have ever owned and i dont ever see myself not doing that ....when did your mod bug just stop ticking?? i just dont think mine ever will...and u say u like genuine soup up mods...whats makes them better than aftermarket stuff besides the crazy price u will have to pay to get it ?? just bein a jerk here just wondering why it is u think dealer goodies are any better than nice aftermarket stuff

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I like the classy, racer look. I bought my HFP wheels for classy. Now I need some engine mods.

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You can still make subtle changes to your car and still maintain the classy look. For myself personally, my 08 is used primarily for my business, so I have to keep it (somewhat) professional-looking (have to drive clients sometimes). All I have and will do is change all lighting to bright white LED, and have installed a set of Cool Blue headlight bulbs.

At the end of the day it really depends on what you are trying to achieve.

I like the racer look providing the owner has spared no expense in making the car look and drive good. There are a lot of cheap products out there that look awful. Here where I live, I see many cars with an incomplete body kit, paint peeling off, mismatched-color bumpers, chrome hubcaps, the list goes on.

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I guess I should have defined the poll more since I knew I would get some people who would disagree but that's ok with me since I know everyone's opinion is different and that is what makes modifying a car so great (the different tastes which shows in our rides)

I just wanted to see what people preferred in general..

When I was younger I did the racer look with my '94 Accord (lowering the car, pedals, exhaust system, big boxed audio system) I never really thought of that car as classy back than i was just trying to keep up with my friends who had the celicas, tegs, civics etc...Granted my car was broken into at one point and the best system I have ever owned was lost for good, I still got the comments dam man you exhaust was loud, so loud i could hear you from our class when you rolled into the parking lot (this was my freshman year of college) ...

Since than I have also modified my GTI with racing wheels, exhaust system, intake, high flow cat, brembos etc.. it also went to the track a couple of times.

But after owning my VW for almost 5 years i realized i needed something that suited me and my lifestyle ... Just starting my teaching career, the many comments on how loud my car was again with the exhaust, the boy racer look, i'll admit its fun, but i am now 27 and don't want that attention anymore...Also i began to look at the car in its form (it was silver with tints, had the 20th anniv lip kit all around) and yea it was sexy but i started to say its not me anyone, and in the teacher parking lot i felt as if i didnt fit in, but than again i never cared what people thought just never wanted to have people look at my car and say wow what a ricer (even if it was german) ..

Now the accord coupe is classy to me, with some tints, and the plate lights, i love driving the thing at night, its so mean and yet so quiet. Anyone who has been inside of it falls in love with it, and its pretty dam fast, prob somewhat faster than my modified vdub ...

I will always have the "bug" its just different taste now, don't need the loudness, or the flashy rims (i love the TL -S rims) maybe just some fogs and the HFP to compliment the car (maybe some dvd/audio down the line)
To each is own, have fun ...

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I'll probably be in the minority here, but I prefer cars that look almost completely stock and find most of the aftermarket wheels, skirts, lips, suspension bits, trinkets and doo-dads tacky with a few exceptions of course. This might not make sense to everyone but in my eyes extra aftermarket parts makes the car seem 'cheaper'. Keep in mind I'm also 36 and loved all of that stuff when I was in my early twenties.

I do, however, like cars that have genuine soup-up parts from that same maker ... i.e. Nismo, TRD, AMG and genuine Honda aero kits, spoilers etc.

I'm with you and I'm 23. I just see no point to aftermarket add ons. They lower resale, are usually less reliable, cost more money, look tackey, make your car hard to sell, are a bottomless pit of time, and give you a negative perception to the rest of the world.

Nope...not much for aftermarket modifications either (unless it is a facotory deal). That money is better used investing in an IRA (or other type of retirement account) b/c we all know I don't want to pay for anyone else.
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well im 26 now and i have done something to every car / truck i have ever owned and i dont ever see myself not doing that ....when did your mod bug just stop ticking?? i just dont think mine ever will...and u say u like genuine soup up mods...whats makes them better than aftermarket stuff besides the crazy price u will have to pay to get it ?? just bein a jerk here just wondering why it is u think dealer goodies are any better than nice aftermarket stuff
No problem morcheez. I haven't moded any of the cars that I've owned and I'm on my 15th or 16th car at this point so I haven't ever really had the 'bug'. As far as liking factory parts over aftermarket, to me it makes sense to buy a genuine Honda trunk spoiler over any aftermarket spoiler because it looks much better and is integrated for the car.

But, like I say some cars are tastefully upgraded with aftermarket parts and they do look good, I just prefer stock.

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No problem morcheez. I haven't moded any of the cars that I've owned and I'm on my 15th or 16th car at this point so I haven't ever really had the 'bug'. As far as liking factory parts over aftermarket, to me it makes sense to buy a genuine Honda trunk spoiler over any aftermarket spoiler because it looks much better and is integrated for the car.

But, like I say some cars are tastefully upgraded with aftermarket parts and they do look good, I just prefer stock.
oh my bad haha when i read this "Keep in mind I'm also 36 and loved all of that stuff when I was in my early twenties." i assumed u had the mod bug at some point...i dont know what it is about me i just cant stop...every car i get i say ok im not touching it...then that thought just drops from my mind and i go crazy just a bit

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As long as it's not riced out. if ur trying to decide, for u i'd recommend the following:

Performance
-AEM v2 cold air intake
-UR pulley
-Tq Damper
-Custom v6p J-pipe
-test pipe
-dual magnaflow exhaust (looks OEM but it's all stainless steel)

Exterior
-HFP full kit
-Fogs
-Retrofit headlights
-03-05 coupe hfp sideskirts

Interior
-LED lights
-rear camera
-interior metal trim

that's all i can think of right now!

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im going with the racer look, im getting the volk ce28n time attack honda edition.

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