Going back and forth between kits the last few months and when I thought I found something, it ended up being one-off custom or not available or something dumb like that. I have been going back and forth between K Break, Mode Parfume, Aimgain and Job Design. While each of the first ones have features that I like, there are aspects about them that turn me off enough to not want it.
I think I’ve mentioned it many times before, but I want a kit that will change the look of the car enough but at the same time be clean enough for me to be able to love for years (if I plan on keeping the LS for a while). And if I don’t keep it, it needs to be nice enough to be able to sell down the road as well. Let’s face it, if I went with the Black Pearl Complete kit – chances are nobody would be willing to buy it and if they were, they wouldn’t even want to spend half of what I would on it.
I’ve been making repeated visits to Job Design’s website and their Hybrid body kit line up and it’s been intriguing me more and more. There are parts of it that really just made me shake my head, but I just realized that I could get the bodyshop to shave off what I don’t like – like those nasty oval fender vents.
Side profile. I’m not sure who thought those fender vents looked good, but if those are shaved off, the fender would be perfect. An easy enough job to do, I’m sure.
Another part that I would get shaved off is the vents in the side skirts. Again, kind of unnecessary and I hate the look of grill all over the place lol.IS-F style rear outlet with optional muffler. This one looks awesome.
OEM style rear bumper. Also like how this looks.
Front bumper is the most important to me. I enjoy this look because it somewhat resembles how Aimgain looks, but it’s a bit more aggressive with the fogs and side grill inserts.
Rear quarter shot with the IS-F style rear. Clean but aggressive.
Front quarter with those fender grills making me puke.Up close of the front bumper. Great design to compliment the LS lines.
Found another goodie. Job Design… I kind of love the look of this and this is the only rear that I would consider changing out to quad tips because it flows well. It’s aggressive, but not just a “lip kit” like Wald. Aghh having such a hard time with aero because once you choose it, there’s no turning back and your wallet is just a black hole.
It was significantly easier with the STi because there really wasn’t much choice. From what I can remember at the time, there was INGS which is ugly and then Varis which was, and still is the best looking kit for the GR chassis. Everything else was lip kits like chargespeed and then replica knock offs that didn’t do much for me mainly because everyone had it and I wanted something different.
Now with the LS – there’s aggressive, there’s subtle, there’s everything in between and they all look good. I just hate the feeling of buying something and regretting it later because I didn’t spend enough time thinking about it… Brutal.
Haven’t converted those prices yet but they look high. That’s all I’m sayin’…