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Old 10-26-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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let me know what you think!

ok so im posting this thread because ive had this car for almost 6 months now and when i got it i took it over from my girlfriend, who had been hitting things with it and just mistreating it. it had a broken grille...headlight was falling out....bumper was destroyed, pretty much it was a disaster sitting on 00 16's with gle red tails....so here it is today and im just looking to see what people think about it. positive or negative all is welcome. but mostly what im looking for is suggestions on what to do to it to really make it STAND out.... it has recently been hit so it will be getting a CF hood and a stillen classic front lip....other than that its just like the photos...so let me know what you guys think...
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:16 PM   #4
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How many times do you change axles a year?
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:18 PM   #5
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How many times do you change axles a year?
none...not yet anyways..knock on wood!!!
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:19 PM   #6
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GOOD LORD that is low. I like the Muranos. I'm not sure if I like the grille or not. What are the specs on those tires? I feel like I've said this a lot lately, but I think it would look better if you blacked out the window trim. Well actually I'm not sure, it would be interesting to see a Photoshop job of it on the third picture.

Overall, I like it. Simple, tasteful, very clean.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:23 PM   #7
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GOOD LORD that is low. I like the Muranos. I'm not sure if I like the grille or not. What are the specs on those tires? I feel like I've said this a lot lately, but I think it would look better if you blacked out the window trim. Well actually I'm not sure, it would be interesting to see a Photoshop job of it on the third picture.

Overall, I like it. Simple, tasteful, very clean.
thank you for the input.....the tires are 215/35/18's and they got a ssllliiggghhhtttt stretch on them....im waiting till spring to put on some 215/40/18's, i always thought of black out window trim but never knew how it would look......
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which coilovers are you on? i really like the drop! i'm not a big fan of those rims but in some pics they look decent.. IMO - new rims, different grille (i prefer OEM), and i don't like wind deflector

but overall the car looks good
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:30 PM   #9
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which coilovers are you on? i really like the drop! i'm not a big fan of those rims but in some pics they look decent.. IMO - new rims, different grille (i prefer OEM), and i don't like wind deflector

but overall the car looks good
coilovers are D2's....and id much rather have an OEM grille with the burger delete, im waiting on one from a friend of mine.. thanks for the input....I've been having a struggle with the deflector...i take it off and it looks empty then i put it on and it looks like it doesn't belong....lol
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:59 PM   #10
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Looks good but those tires are way too thin. 40 sidewall is gonna look much better. Drop is nice though and I even like the grille.

I see el Maccarone!!
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heres a real quick chop of the window trim.. its a rough job but you sorta get the idea

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Black window trim would look good and a bigger sidewalk tire otherwise it will look sick with the stillen lip and cf hood
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heres a real quick chop of the window trim.. its a rough job but you sorta get the idea


Thanks for the chop tookrzy4u192 it looks good now I wanna do it !!!
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:47 AM   #14
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It looks good man. Do you have any pics from the rear? And what did you use to black out/smoke the side markers?
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looks good the way it is...freaken love the murano's n yes 40 sidewall would look much better

ohh n darker tints maybe??
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looks so simple......but looks so good....i like . no lip needed
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:53 AM   #17
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^what he said..i love it as is, grille and all. making it stand out...is a personal taste. you can do something that you love that could get mass hate or love, but at the end of the day it could/would stand out.
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It looks good man. Do you have any pics from the rear? And what did you use to black out/smoke the side markers?
i used black spray pain for the sidemarkers...

now has 02-03 tails smoked
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It's legit, looks like the tires are too low profile, IMO. But it looks good.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:50 AM   #21
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^best shot period...maybe because its clear lol. how do you like your d2 ride?
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:42 PM   #23
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Nice. I had to scroll up to check if it had a lip on it or not. lol

with the 40 sidewall, the fenders will be filled in more nicely. If only those muranos were a little more concave...
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This is a great look for your car. Your drop coupled with the stock wheels and tires with decent sidewall look a lot better than the Muranos in my opinion. I imagine it's probably an old picture, but that looks really, really good.
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^best shot period...maybe because its clear lol. how do you like your d2 ride?
the ride with the D2's is okay...the front struts need to be replaced they were on the way out when i bought them....i replaced the pillowball mounts a few months ago...but even with the crappy struts it still rides good considering im slammed with 35 wall tires in a city FILLED with pot holes and bumps....with the new strut cores and some 40 wall tires i imagine it will be a whole new world.....
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cool i'm just making sure i cover all my boundaries when i'm ready to make the coilover purchase
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Looks good but needs 235/40 sidewalls. Your speedo much be wayyyy off, amirite?
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Looks good but needs 235/40 sidewalls. Your speedo much be wayyyy off, amirite?
no only like 3-5 mph
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looks pretty good - other than the ridiculous tire size. Last I checked, going to a 215 width from a stock 225 is an...um....downgrade in performance/grip and looks pretty lame as well. The whole point of getting wider wheels is to fit wider tires. Go get some 235/40/18 or 245/35/18. Super-skinny tires with super-small sidewalls is about the dumbest trend in cars these days.

Compared to stock, your overall tire diameter is two inches smaller....so your speedo is off 8.1% (so 5mph off at 60mph) And basically your engine is revving 8% higher at any speed, losing fuel economy. Plus you're about a billion times more likely to damage your rim on a pothole with no sidewall. I don't see the point. Doesn't look good, doesn't perform well...pointless. And not like you have an aggressive offset and need skinny tires to clear the fender. I ran 30 offset with 245s on my 18s...

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looks pretty good - other than the ridiculous tire size. Last I checked, going to a 215 width from a stock 225 is an...um....downgrade in performance/grip and looks pretty lame as well. The whole point of getting wider wheels is to fit wider tires. Go get some 235/40/18 or 245/35/18. Super-skinny tires with super-small sidewalls is about the dumbest trend in cars these days.

Compared to stock, your overall tire diameter is two inches smaller....so your speedo is off 8.1% (so 5mph off at 60mph) And basically your engine is revving 8% higher at any speed, losing fuel economy. Plus you're about a billion times more likely to damage your rim on a pothole with no sidewall. I don't see the point. Doesn't look good, doesn't perform well...pointless. And not like you have an aggressive offset and need skinny tires to clear the fender. I ran 30 offset with 245s on my 18s...

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good point...but when i got the muranos the tires were already on there...they came of a 4th gen.....i didnt have money to buy new ones so i drove it like that....im going to get some 40 wall tires in the spring(rims are coming off for the winter) and ill get some 224/40's
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i was gonna do 5mm front and 8mm rears.....idk
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i think it looks better with out those suv wheels, the grille also needs to go (which has been mentioned). but i personally like how the sunroof visor flows with the rear window visor. i think when you mentioned it looks weird without it and out of place with it is because of the rear spoiler and rear window visor clashing with it. i say, if you use your sunroof keep it...
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now thats slammed...I like it
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good point...but when i got the muranos the tires were already on there...they came of a 4th gen.....i didnt have money to buy new ones so i drove it like that....im going to get some 40 wall tires in the spring(rims are coming off for the winter) and ill get some 224/40's
on that size wheel (18x8, correct?) go with 235/40/18. It's the best look, best handling, and closest diameter to stock.

And sell those skinnies to a V-dub fanboi
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on that size wheel (18x8, correct?) go with 235/40/18. It's the best look, best handling, and closest diameter to stock.

And sell those skinnies to a V-dub fanboi
I vouch this.
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Clean indeed. There is only one thing i would change....i would go with a bigger sidewall...40 works well. Good Job otherwise.!
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ok thanks everyone for the comments and YES i will be putting new tires on the muranos over the winter...and YES they will be a 40 wall tire lol....
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