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Old 01-24-2019, 09:45 PM
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Aero Package Reveal!!!

Well, finally got everything painted, installed, and put her back on all fours again after a month and a half. Took a long time for the body guy to repair the damage that the bumpers had on them. Have pics of that but will save them for the build thread. He did an amazing job and I'd much prefer to have things done right over fast anyday. He's coming over Sunday to buff the whole truck as a maya culpa for the delays (he quoted a week originally).

But I couldn't resist pulling her out and snapping some pics with the DSLR. I wanted to wait but the excitement got the better of me. All of the badges will be blacked out eventually but so far only did the 4.8is ones which were moved onto the door due to the kit. Let me know what you guys think... I'm sure some will think it is a downgrade, which I totally understand and respect. I don't like the aero kit on some X5's that I see it on either. But I think it looks really good on imola and in person she looks really "hippy" and wide with the wheel and tire package now with this kit (even though I think the "is" flares are actually a few mm wider). I'm super chuffed.









She goes in to get the front bumper and the side skirts Xpel PPF wrapped in a couple of weeks to keep her looking the way she does now. Painter is going to shoot the hood in the future as well... and then that will have to be wrapped too.
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:46 PM
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CW - FWIW. Suntek makes a more clearer film. It is thinner compared to Xpel. For clarit, suntek. For best durability, thicker films.....I have not seen Stek myself for own wiki, but given the latter 2, I'd choose Suntek
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Looks great! I think your gonna need some more aggressive or another color wheels now. Something to make that hot Imola fire really pop! Looks slick though! Great job!


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She is beautiful, but I do see a small problem.

There's no video of you blasting by the camera yelling.....

"Woohoo you can't catch me because of my awesomeness!!"

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Truely awesome!!! I never liked the aero kit until now. Imola makes everything look better.

Now I'm kicking my self because there was a local guy parting out an Imola with the aero kit about a month ago.


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Truely awesome!!! I never liked the aero kit until now. Imola makes everything look better.

Now I'm kicking my self because there was a local guy parting out an Imola with the aero kit about a month ago.


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Exactly, when CW said he was taking the 4.8is kit off for this, I was in the "well, if you like it that's all that matters." category. Imola really does set it off. Changed my mind on the Aero kit for sure. Those Dinan tips out the back of the Aero kit is my favorite part. Can't wait to see in person.

Good Job Joe, should have never doubted you.
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Old 01-25-2019, 12:51 PM
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Thanks for the approvals gents. Like some you guys I was a little sketchy on the aero kit being the right way to go. It's an awful lot of work (and $$$) to get it done and say "I wish I'd kept the 4.8is kit."

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CW - FWIW. Suntek makes a more clearer film. It is thinner compared to Xpel. For clarit, suntek. For best durability, thicker films.....I have not seen Stek myself for own wiki, but given the latter 2, I'd choose Suntek
Thanks for the info. The installer I use has Suntek as well and mentioned it being a little clearer. I want the impact protection more though and have had Xpel on a vehicle. Made a HUGE difference in terms of how the car looked after 2 years. Had complete front end wrap and it all looked like new . So I'll probably do the Xpel again unless the Suntek is substantially cheaper.

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Looks great! I think your gonna need some more aggressive or another color wheels now. Something to make that hot Imola fire really pop! Looks slick though! Great job!
More aggressive than what I have? I thought I was running one of the most aggressive wheel/tire packages on here already! Shoot over some ideas... I'm interested. Always been happy with the Forgestars but I'm always open to ideas/suggestions.

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She is beautiful, but I do see a small problem.

There's no video of you blasting by the camera yelling.....

"Woohoo you can't catch me because of my awesomeness!!"
I'll see what I can do for you after she gets wrapped. I can't drive her right now as the left rear tire has splits all the way around the inside from dry rot I suppose. Mouse has informed me that in his professional opinion... in the tire business that would be called a Widow Maker and I should not drive it.

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Truely awesome!!! I never liked the aero kit until now. Imola makes everything look better.

Now I'm kicking my self because there was a local guy parting out an Imola with the aero kit about a month ago.
Should have snagged it! Could have been twinsies. I also like that as rare as the 4.8's are normally as far as being seen on the road... the aero kit is an even rarer bird. So I was happy to marry the two.

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Exactly, when CW said he was taking the 4.8is kit off for this, I was in the "well, if you like it that's all that matters." category. Imola really does set it off. Changed my mind on the Aero kit for sure. Those Dinan tips out the back of the Aero kit is my favorite part. Can't wait to see in person.

Good Job Joe, should have never doubted you.
I think it's the door pods that take the aero kit from looking good to "overdone." I am really liking the way it looks without them. Glad you've come around... I always get even more nervous when my usual cohort in crime is disapproving. I'll keep an eye out for another so Archer can get his aero kit.
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