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Old 01-23-2012, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I have a 98 Integra LS and I have a few upgrades on it. The only exterior upgrade in the way of design is some 16" rims. I have been debating putting body kits on it and a wing, but that means buying the kits, installing them, and then painting them. I don't have body work experience, so it would be a good chunk of change. So I ask - is it worth it?
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So I have a 98 Integra LS and I have a few upgrades on it. The only exterior upgrade in the way of design is some 16" rims. I have been debating putting body kits on it and a wing, but that means buying the kits, installing them, and then painting them. I don't have body work experience, so it would be a good chunk of change. So I ask - is it worth it?
Body kit = Fail in my book.
Get an itr wing and optional lip kit and u should be good to good.
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There are several threads on this already. Every post on this is going to be an individual opinion such as mine. I think that if a body kit (the larger ones) is done right it looks good on our cars. I however prefer something simpler such as the optional kit which is what I have on my car. To paint the kit I went to paintscratch.com and purchased paint that matched my car. I painted and installed the kit myself and to be honest you can't really tell and difference between the kit and the paint on the car. If I get time I will take pictures and post them.
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I personally wouldnt go with a body kit. Everyone ive ever talked to w/ body kits say that they are a huge pain in the ass. Fitment is total crap and breaks too easy. Now if your the type of person that is good at driving lowered vehicles then you probably wouldnt destroy your kit... but ive yet to see someone that doesnt have at least a small crack on their front bumper.

The choice is yours though, its your money, its your final decision. If thats what you like then go for it. Either way it'd still look great if done correctly.
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It's your car and if you think it'll look good I say go for it. Your asking on a forum that is kind of bias against kits. No harm intended by my saying. Trust me I get it all the time with my kit. But at the end of the day if it makes you happy it doesn't matter.

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Me save the money for a type r conversion. There's plenty for sale and by the time you saved up money for paint and kit it'll come almost to same amount. But the coversion will always be drooled on. My 2 cents.
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Bodykits are a pain in the ass all the way around, i did mine right on my accord..and after a short period of time the bumpers started just falling apart, literally. and not from hitting stuff.

They look good IF DONE RIGHT..but not worth it the trouble imo.
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Like previously posted, body kits tend to not hold up well over time. The ones that do hold up were not cheap to install and paint. Most economical body kits available are made of thin, cheap, fiberglass. The fiberglass flexes as you hit bumps and potholes and whatnot, and the paint then flakes off as the fiberglass flexes, and ultimately cracks and breaks.

Body kits also tend to lessen the resale value of a vehicle. They are also, in my opinion, a fad that has passed it's prime.

If you were to do anything, go with a front lip and ITR (real or replica) side skirts and rear bumper accents. They do not affect the integrity of the front or rear bumper and will hold up better over time. It adds the custom look to the teg without the over-the-top look of a fiberglass body kit.

And stay away from parkbench-style rear spoilers. They look ridiculous and scream "poser" when mounted on anything other than a track car, but especially ridiculous on obviously DD-basically-stock vehicles.
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This is a compeltely subjective question. If you find a kit that you like, I suggest you get it. If you do not like the look of kits on your car, then I suggest you do not get one. Style is style, and it will only match the personality of the driver. Don't let other opinions sway or defer you, do what you want and be happy. I suggest looking at a lot of pictures to get a feel for what is out there and what options you have if you want to change the appearance of your Teg, so that you will be better educated before making a decision. There are tons of options, but most people will tell you to leave it OEM.
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yes get a custom kit that is one half inch from the ground on each side so you can scrape on every bump your car takes and you will not be able to make it off or on any sidewalk ramp ect and then add tripple level spoiler for massive downforce or get two type r spoilers bolt one type r spoiler to the front of your hood and one on the trunk if one is good two must be better. just kiddin but you should do what you want, built not brought, make it original

ps i would want to see the two type r spoilers in action although i was joking about it.
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