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Old 08-30-2010, 08:44 PM   #1
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Off-road Element build

Not going to give specs or anything as of yet.
My Element started out completely stock and I slowly built it up as a tuner style Element. Mods were Tein coilovers, Skunk2 lca, Cloudrider grille, and a couple sets of 18'' rims with high performance tires.

Then I decided to take it in a different direction so in the next month or so I will be posting my progression. Just want to be able to do a little off-road driving and take it camping out on my parents farm and other areas.

Hope you are all looking forward to seeing the progression as much as I am. Stoked!

Here's the current state:
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:30 PM   #2
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Not going to give specs or anything as of yet.
My Element started out completely stock and I slowly built it up as a tuner style Element. Mods were Tein coilovers, Skunk2 lca, Cloudrider grille, and a couple sets of 18'' rims with high performance tires.

Then I decided to take it in a different direction so in the next month or so I will be posting my progression. Just want to be able to do a little off-road driving and take it camping out on my parents farm and other areas.

Hope you are all looking forward to seeing the progression as much as I am. Stoked!

Here's the current state:
It looks awesome the way it is, but I love offroad E's just as much. Are you going to be selling any of your parts? I am really wanting to lower mine.

I'm really looking forward to seeing your progress. Good luck!
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:51 AM   #3
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Yes, everything is getting sold off to fund the project. I've already sold the wheels off, still have the tires and the suspension will be up for sale in a couple weeks. New shocks are on their way!

I still love the tuner scene and can't wait to get another car to set it up as a tuner!
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:10 AM   #4
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Did you use the forever black on the plastic panels? If so, they are sure sharp in black
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:46 AM   #5
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Did you use the forever black on the plastic panels? If so, they are sure sharp in black
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I have not. However if the oppurtunity came up I would trade for black panels as I think they are better looking then the grey panels I currently have. I read up on the Forever Black and didn't really want to keep up with the maintenance.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:51 AM   #6
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lokking forward to see what happens. BTW, I liked the piaa's the best!
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:27 PM   #7
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lokking forward to see what happens. BTW, I liked the piaa's the best!
I have to agree! Now you get to rock them!
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:44 PM   #8
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I'd consider going with a 15" rim with taller knobby tires. Another member also painted his panels with black bedliner and it looked pretty cool. Albeit he had a NBP Element to start with. Black panels would be neat with the SOP.
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I'd consider going with a 15" rim with taller knobby tires. Another member also painted his panels with black bedliner and it looked pretty cool. Albeit he had a NBP Element to start with. Black panels would be neat with the SOP.
I wish I would have bought a NBP to begin with, think the black panels are perfect with that color. Also like the stealth look.
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I think the sop would look good with black panels. especially if you go for the black wheels like you talked about.
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