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    Help with bodykit fitting.

    Hi,
    I posted a week ago about the possibility of upgrading my 1.6 Astra convertible to a newer turbo model. Unfortunately due to cost and availability I am thinking of putting the upgrade idea on hold until next year.

    For now I am thinking of adding a bodykit a spoiler, a new grille and some nice 17 inch alloys to my current convertible.
    I have found a bodykit I like the look of on Ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

    Having never fitted a kit before I am wondering wether I send the kit to a spray shop and have it painted first then fit, or if I need to fit it to my car and then get it painted?

    I have just had a scrape repaired on my back bumper courtesy of somebody who decided to drive off without telling me My local chipsaway guy did a cracking job on it for £95. I can't even tell it had been damaged I was thinking of asking them to do the paintwork.

    So which way do I go, paint first or fit bodykit then paint??


    Any help appreciated.

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    Save your money and looks elsewhere - for the asking price that kit is not gonna be up to much cop IMO, fit or quality wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg
    Save your money and looks elsewhere - for the asking price that kit is not gonna be up to much cop IMO, fit or quality wise.
    Thats what i was thinking, for that money the kit will probaly be very
    thin and not up to much at all, which will end up cracking and
    or breaking very quickly, when it come to bodykits i have almost
    always found that u are beter paying a bit more in the first
    place rather than having to have it repaired all the time
    although this isnt always the case
    Arden Blue GSI (Now gone)
    White Scooby WRX STI (Now stolen)

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    as above - stay clear in my opinion....and whatever u do dont get anything from Joy Tuning on ebay they are equally as infamous and to quote a certain person their quality of kits is "either dubious or shit" . Save some dough and get a quality kit. Good luck whatever u decide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit
    "either dubious or shit"
    nice phrase - I wonder who said that

    Cheap body kits are, to a certain extent, false economy as they may cost more to get them to fit, prepare and paint than a "decent" one.

    Fibreglass kits are OK, but only if they come with TUV certification, but even then they will be more brittle and susceptible to damage than plastic

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    Thanks for the advice on kits guys.
    Could somebody please suggest a kit that isn't too over the top and won't break the bank? I prefer subtle to bold and brash which is why I liked the kit I mentioned earlier as it wasn't like huge bumper replacements etc.
    Also can someone suggest anywhere online to buy them? I checked out LMF but they seem awfully expensive on there.

    Cheers for the help so far

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    Ide go for the carzone kit mate it looks shit hot i think thats going to be the one ime getting in future.
    VAUXHALL ASTRA COUPE 1.8 16v BERTONE

    Pics:http://www.m1gst.com/vb/showthread.php?t=66680

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    A Bit Common,
    but the Reiger GT-R kit looks the dogs bolocks on a coupe..
    i really like the front end of it..
    Chris

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    (Now Dead........)

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    I purchased the JDL kit for my convertible, from the same ebay buyer.
    Came in 3 separate parcells about a week to arrive.

    Yes these are dirt cheap
    You would be suprised at the quality, its rather nice and strong.
    Not much to fix to though. Mine is mainly glued on. Done by a bodyshop

    Take a look at mine mate http://myastra.homestead.com/

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    Looking at yours tizy it looks a pretty decent fit.
    I like the side and rear of that kit , but not too keen on the front, just seems to stick out a lot.

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