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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, my name is John, and I just purchased a 2012 Ingot Silver Fusion. So far I'm liking the highway mpg and few goodies that the SELs come with. I hope to get some cool ideas from you guys to make the car a bit more eye appealing

For now, I'm thinking of blacking out the front grille (not sure how I'm going to do that yet)

-getting the windows tinted

-black wheels maybe?

-lowering the car (what springs are good?)

Anyways, here is a picture of how it sits now.

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As far as wheels go you can pick up a set of SPORT wheels for a good price if you keep a eye on craigs list. We have the most common lug pattern at 5x114.3. 5x115 will fit as well so you should be able to find a different aftermarket set no problem.

For springs I would go with either Eibach or Steeda. Its a nice drop and doesnt sacrifice the ride much.

As for the grill you could use plastidip. Its a rubberized material in a can you can just spray on and it holds up pretty well. If you dont like it you can just peel it off. If you want to go the more expensive rout you could get it painted.

Mods... Steeda Intake, Steeda 93-100 octane tune, Steeda Springs, Steeda STB, Steeda Hood Struts, Steeda Motor Mount, Steeda TB Spacer, Whiteline rear swaybar, 19x8.5 Mustang GT wheels, Magnaflow catback, Upper and lower 6,00k HID's, and much more...


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As far as wheels go you can pick up a set of SPORT wheels for a good price if you keep a eye on craigs list. We have the most common lug pattern at 5x114.3. 5x115 will fit as well so you should be able to find a different aftermarket set no problem.

For springs I would go with either Eibach or Steeda. Its a nice drop and doesnt sacrifice the ride much.

As for the grill you could use plastidip. Its a rubberized material in a can you can just spray on and it holds up pretty well. If you dont like it you can just peel it off. If you want to go the more expensive rout you could get it painted.
Thanks for the help! Do you know what would be the correct offset for 18x8 and 18x9 wheels on this car? I have some wheels that are 18x8 with a et 20 and 18x9 et 15. Would these work?

As for the steeda springs, how much of a drop do they give? And where would you recommend i buy them from? Thanks!
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Thanks for the help! Do you know what would be the correct offset for 18x8 and 18x9 wheels on this car? I have some wheels that are 18x8 with a et 20 and 18x9 et 15. Would these work?

As for the steeda springs, how much of a drop do they give? And where would you recommend i buy them from? Thanks!
18x9 is about the biggest you should go. 18x8 would be perfect.
Here is mine with the steeda springs and a 19x8.5 wheel.


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The sizes will work, but the offsets will not. The 18x8 +20 would probably work in a square setup, but the 18x9 +15 will need some stretch and maybe pulled fenders.

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