C4 to C5?
Ok... I'm sure all of you have seen the body kits that make your C4 look like a C5, right? Have any of you seen them in person? I'm just wondering if they are actually any nice?
Now for the big problem...
My plan was to find a cheap C4 and totally redo it over winter. Was looking for a "nice" junker that I could restore. When looking in the Auto Trader, I found one in my price range & the picture made it look like a "nice" junker too. So I drive down to this state and have a look at it, and see that the picture was just taken VERY poorly. The car was just beautiful! Ofcourse I bought it, but now I don't know what to do? My whole purpose in buying a C4 was to redo it my way & also put the C5 kit on it. I feel like I'd be breaking the law if I did though. Something's telling me to go for it & have a BAD-ASS looking/running car next summer, and something's also telling me to keep it as is cause it's all original & in GREAT shape.
What do you guys think? Should I make it into a bad-ass beast, or keep the original beauty?
I have seen the kit in person, and I personally think it looks like crap. The C4 is just a different size and shape than the C5, and the kit just does not look right. Leave your C4 a C4, and spend the extra money making it faster, or doing other things.
I have never seen the kit, but my advice is to just drive and enjoy your car for what it is...a beautiful C4!!!
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i would say... make it a bad ass c4
I have seen the C5 kit also. It looks like a kit! But it was not done by a PRO. The main thing I did not like were the edges. They were not cleaned up, around the lights and other trimming were rough.
I have a C-4 with a Viper kit on it and it looks like a viper. Very well done But by some pro's that built race cars. My understanding the car was built in Canada. not sure
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Check this thread out: Is it a C4 or a C5?
Thanks Ken. After seeing the pic, I will keep it as is. Does not look as good as they make them sound. I guess black or dark blue would look ok, but the ladies love red so I'll stick with it.
I bought a recked C4 and just wanted something different. I got a C5 kit and did most of the work myself. Everyone likes the car and I can outrun most C6 its all good. Look at my Pics
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Last edited by XLR8; 01-11-13 at 09:51 AM.
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Carp! Missed the age of the OP's thread... Sorry.
Not my cuppa.
You could always do another Shinoda, IF you can find one and the expert help to install/paint, etc..
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