I'm sure I'll get flak for this, but looking for input

Dasfinc

Mrrrrstang.
Joined
Sep 28, 2007
Messages
20,480
Reaction score
5
Location
Wheaton, IL
So as has been mentioned, stock 5.0's are a bit cookie-cutter, and I'm looking to make my 2014 GT a little more 'my own'.

Due to an 'incident' I had a while ago, I'll be installing Rousch fog lights, and then likely the grills to match (so the front will look identical to below):



I've been thinking about other unique touches aside from the obvious (Tint, and dark colored wheels *Gun metal, or Satin of some kind, not black or silver) to set my car apart as my own, and the hood vents came to mind after seeing Outlaw do his in black on his white car.

I was thinking about doing something like this:

Mustang Hood Vent Accent Decal - Matte Black (13-14 All) - Free Shipping

But in Red, and only the top trim, not the lower vent parts themselves. I did it in Plastidip as an experiment (Doesn't work due to not really being able to tape-off anything when it comes to Plastidip easily, and Black 'showing through'), and I thought it was a neat touch (They were not fully mounted in this picture just kind of resting in the spot with the hood popped):



Thoughts? Feelings on the Laguna stripes with the Rousch front clip? Etc?

Cliffs:

I have a black mustang, and don't want to murder it out, but want to make it a little unique.
 

wombat

Well-known member
Donating Member
Joined
Sep 29, 2007
Messages
12,713
Reaction score
114
Location
Wood Dale, IL
Hood vents look stupid on base model GTs...just like the focus ST guys that are putting them on, they look silly. That's my opinion.
 

Dasfinc

Mrrrrstang.
Joined
Sep 28, 2007
Messages
20,480
Reaction score
5
Location
Wheaton, IL
Hood vents look stupid on base model GTs...just like the focus ST guys that are putting them on, they look silly. That's my opinion.
Its kinda cool seeing the heat come out of them. They are positioned right about where the headers are, so I'd imagine they help quite a bit.

Regardless they are on the car, figure its as good a place as any to make a little styling touch :dunno:.
 

wlorton

Enginerd
Joined
Jan 10, 2013
Messages
3,066
Reaction score
6
Location
Naperthrill
Skip the red. Keep it black just shift between matte and glossy. If you want to add some depth maybe accents in like a deep slate color?

Are you trying to stay under $ xxx xxx ?
 

Dasfinc

Mrrrrstang.
Joined
Sep 28, 2007
Messages
20,480
Reaction score
5
Location
Wheaton, IL
Skip the red. Keep it black just shift between matte and glossy. If you want to add some depth maybe accents in like a deep slate color?

Are you trying to stay under $ xxx xxx ?
When it comes to this kinda stuff, I'm not looking to spend any serious sum of money, just looking to set the car apart.

The black BOSS cars had slate/dark stripes:

 

wolfe

in black sheep's clothing
Joined
Jun 2, 2008
Messages
17,508
Reaction score
25
Location
Si Oh Em Pee Tee Oh En
I would do something subtle, or add something else red. Just sticking something a bright color on a black car looks like shit.
 

sickmint79

I Drink Your Milkshake
Joined
Mar 2, 2008
Messages
18,641
Reaction score
87
Location
grayslake
i don't like the red. look alright on the green car in the link, since your car is already black... i have a hard time coming up with something i personally think would be appealing as far as colors on the black though.

my first real "mod" is always wheels and tires. sticky wide summers on as light/hard/cheap of a wheel i can get that i pray is not fugly. 17s or 18s. on this car 18s on direzzas.
 

99PONTIACGP

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 3, 2008
Messages
27,638
Reaction score
16
Location
Chicago
Not red hood vents. I would use matte black instead of red. Would look rice.
 

wlorton

Enginerd
Joined
Jan 10, 2013
Messages
3,066
Reaction score
6
Location
Naperthrill
When it comes to this kinda stuff, I'm not looking to spend any serious sum of money, just looking to set the car apart.

The black BOSS cars had slate/dark stripes:

Are you good with vinyl or plastidip?

Could always play with with the fascia until it's "yours"
 

10sec

I haz dat teddy bear smile.
Donating Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2008
Messages
23,526
Reaction score
256
Lower it and get some better looking and offset wheels for it. Those stock wheels are crazy ugly. Something 'unique' so you can make the car more 'yours'. Pee on it too, that'll really give the 'It's mine' look.
 

blakbearddelite

I'm not one of your 'shit-hole' buddies!
Donating Member
Joined
Jun 28, 2007
Messages
24,973
Reaction score
198
Location
South Elgin, IL
Ugh, that Mustang looks to have a severe case of under-bite. For some reason, those color schemes on black cars just look tacky.
 

RedBeard

Formerly ScreamingMach46
Joined
Apr 19, 2009
Messages
1,883
Reaction score
3
Location
Fort Collins, CO
Cowl hood will make it stand out more. But black is a really boring color so might not do as much as it would on say a grabber blue or red.
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Top Bottom