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chad-tanner  



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:17 am    Post subject: American International Racing (D Prod Body Kit) Reply with quote

I did a search on this forum,but found almost nothing about this kit.Has anyone used it,or know anything about it? Has anyone seen pics of a car with this body kit? At that price,I would think it would be a popular kit. http://www.americaninternationalracing.com/gallerymore.asp?id=259246&page=2&galleryid=27022
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems very cheap........not a huge fan of the look though
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chad, I have posed thia same question. AIR has a good reputation for quality components, and I agree about the price, seems like a steal.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the rear flare. That's about it.

The front spoiler is cool.

All these kit guys do up a front spoiler so it MUST be fixed with the front flared panels. IMHO the front flared look ruins the car.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the AIR ultra wide body rear quarters, and they are top quality pieces. For the total kit price, you can't go wrong. Personally, I love the D-prod look, and if I ever do get around to finishing the UWB project, my next project car will have this kit on it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're asking for pix of my UWB, you can view the entire album of pix here:



Note that the AIR rear quarters are NOT on the car in these pix. I ordered them some time ago, and they are still awaiting installation, but they are very nice quality, and my test fitments indicated that very little or no modification will be required to install. I would definitely order from AIR again, as their service was excellent, goods were delivered on time, well packed, and reasonable freight charges for such big items.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read somewhere that the "gt racing" flare is a replica of the carrera gt flare,and is a little wider than the 944 rear quarter panel.I wanted to know if that was true,and how does the "A.I.R."flare compare in width?also do you think the flares could be attached to the car somehow without molding them to the panel,and avoid repainting the car?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm lovin' this kit http://www.americaninternationalracing.com/custom.asp?id=259246&page=55 but I can't see spending $685 for the front drive lights.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"blackhat" I agree,If your looking for a modern look,This is the best looking 24 or 44 I have ever seen,I like it better than the 968,looks like a $50'000 car!!!Hell I'll even say It's sexier than some 911!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
This is the best looking 24 or 44 I have ever seen


definately very very sexy....although word is theres a few crazy looking 924s being worked on as we speak...sparkys for starters
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first kit mentioned - the one for the 924 - makes the car look just like a Datsun 280. Nice if you like that 70s look.

The red 951 looks good.
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nice if you like that 70s look.
Exactly what I am looking for.I may be black-balled for this,but I would love to have A louvered rear hatch with that also.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chad-tanner wrote:
"blackhat" I agree,If your looking for a modern look,This is the best looking 24 or 44 I have ever seen,I like it better than the 968,looks like a $50'000 car!!!Hell I'll even say It's sexier than some 911!!!


That is awesome!! I could do with out the mirrors though.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So they did away with the headlights completely by using a racing vented nose piece (may not have come from AIR since it looks like one I've seen from another company). It wouldn't look nearly as good with regular headlights anyway. Looks like the AIR 944 Turbo front air spoiler below the nose.

What else is on that car? Are those 928 mirrors?

I know the rest of the nose is from the AIR kit linked above and appears to be a standard 944 Turbo piece. I like that they don't have the side skirts, gives it a less tacked on feel than some of the other skirts I've seen.

Mostly it seems that it is a nice selection of wheels and decent body work and detailing.

How about using 13" wide wheels in the rear with 11" wide wheels up front?



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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are 968 mirrors.
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