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Ooh Yeah! Looks awesome! Love that Kiwi Metallic! :)
 

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It looks more beefy and almost like a military vehicle. I like it! You also painted the plastic panels or is the 2008 already that way? Either way it look more "mean".
 

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Very nice. What’s our bore hole of our wheels. I’m going for a similar set up as your. Thanks.
The bore is 72mm. The spec on the wheel is usually a half a mil or so bigger to allow clearance for the wheel to slip on/off.
 

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It looks great. I'd like to do something similar to mine. Someone already asked if you painted the plastic panels. Did you? How; if you did? I'll ask what suspension changes you had to make to be able to use 17" wheels and bigger tires...

Thanks, and nice job.
 

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It looks more beefy and almost like a military vehicle. I like it! You also painted the plastic panels or is the 2008 already that way? Either way it look more "mean".
@JT I used this trim coat that I bought off of Amazon. I was a little leery at first if it would really work but I can say that it 100% works. It really darkened up the plastic parts and made it look pretty much new and not faded. Super easy to use too. There is enough to apply to your car at least 2-3 times. The first application I probably used more wipes because it was the first time applying it. My suspicion is the next time I apply it I wont need nearly as much as I did the first time. Well worth the money.
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It looks great. I'd like to do something similar to mine. Someone already asked if you painted the plastic panels. Did you? How; if you did? I'll ask what suspension changes you had to make to be able to use 17" wheels and bigger tires...

Thanks, and nice job.
Hey Shark! Thanks! I posted above the product I used on the plastic parts. I didnt make any suspension changes. The tire size that was on vs what I put on was very minimal difference. Just a little bit taller. I really wanted to put on 245/65/R17 but those were too big and even with a small lift I think I wouldve still rubbed. My next project, hopefully this weekend, is to replace all the struts and various suspension parts to make it ride "new" again. I am also adding rear adjustable control arms and camber bolts up front to fix the common camber issue.
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Looks fantastic. Definitely on my list of things to do. Love the Toyo's and wheel combo. I ordered some of the Cerakote Trim Coat today (Not available until 9/30). I've been using Mothers and Rustoleum versions. The Rustoleum works well but it's a pain. Where did you find the Tire Size Conversion Chart?
 

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Looks fantastic. Definitely on my list of things to do. Love the Toyo's and wheel combo. I ordered some of the Cerakote Trim Coat today (Not available until 9/30). I've been using Mothers and Rustoleum versions. The Rustoleum works well but it's a pain. Where did you find the Tire Size Conversion Chart?
 

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It looks great. I'd like to do something similar to mine. Someone already asked if you painted the plastic panels. Did you? How; if you did? I'll ask what suspension changes you had to make to be able to use 17" wheels and bigger tires...

Thanks, and nice job.
If you're referring to the plastic body panels, they come painted on later Elements. Mine is a 2006, and it looks the same.
 

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If you're referring to the plastic body panels, they come painted on later Elements. Mine is a 2006, and it looks the same.
He is probably wondering if the black plastic has been painted...Some have Sanded and painted their stock black plastic on the lower section of the Element.
 
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