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Old 25th September 2007, 11:21   #1
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I am planning to put Racing Stripe in my car. Just done some graphics to get an idea how it looks (stripe created are not perfect, bear with it).
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Old 25th September 2007, 11:26   #2
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Are these going to be permanant?

I don't think the SX4 has the looks to carry off racing stripes. Maybe if you add side skirts, bumper spoilers, bigger wheels to give the car a lower look, it may just about be able to carry off the stripes. Just my opinion though.
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I saw a black SX4 hatchback in Singapore with stripes. Looked really cool. A portion of the headlight also had the body colour and awesome low profile tyres with large rims. Like Amit said, they tend to look much better with a body kit.
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Are these going to be permanant?

I don't think the SX4 has the looks to carry off racing stripes. Maybe if you add side skirts, bumper spoilers, bigger wheels to give the car a lower look, it may just about be able to carry off the stripes. Just my opinion though.
Reason for Side skirts restricting me.
1. Cost - comes around 30k for 4 sides.
2. GC is going to be affected, saw one of the swift side skirt torn off.

Don't want to go for bigger wheels, already it has 16inch, will go for Chrome painting the alloy.
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Reason for Side skirts restricting me.
1. Cost - comes around 30k for 4 sides.
2. GC is going to be affected, saw one of the swift side skirt torn off.

Don't want to go for bigger wheels, already it has 16inch, will go for Chrome painting the alloy.
dont paint your alloys chrome. it will look horrible on a copper car. the sx4 has 195mm of ground clearance. i dont think skirts are going to affect it.

and i agree that stripes wont look good on an sx4 without skirts.
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Hey cool. How about some low profile tyres and Red UC lighting, Body coloured front Grills.
Will give your car a mean look.

I saw a Swift on Chennai roads (on Adyar Bridge) fully rally colours. It had a base white colour with all kinds of ad splashing like a propah rally car. It looked cool. Just had a fleeting glance though
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SX4 looks horrible with skirts IMO, why not reduce the GC to 170mm levels, will make it handle, brake and stability better.
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Hey cool. How about some low profile tyres and Red UC lighting, Body coloured front Grills.
Will give your car a mean look.

I saw a Swift on Chennai roads (on Adyar Bridge) fully rally colours. It had a base white colour with all kinds of ad splashing like a propah rally car. It looked cool. Just had a fleeting glance though
Low profile tyres are going to affect ride comfort. With the existing tyres I am able to get superior handling during sudden turns and cornering. I had fixed red underglow neon but it went within a week, so left that one. Either I will go for LEDs or strobe lights.
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dont paint your alloys chrome. it will look horrible on a copper car. the sx4 has 195mm of ground clearance. i dont think skirts are going to affect it.

and i agree that stripes wont look good on an sx4 without skirts.
Doesn't chrome looks good on this.

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Please don't reduce GC or tyre size, you aren't doing justice for SX4 :-).

Chrome looks good.
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Gopi, you Photoshopped the car. You have neither changed the Rims nor have you put in sun-film. Both are PS jobs. Caught you
As for how a mean Sx4 should look.Check this out
Hey

More pics at
2006 Suzuki SX4 WRC Photographs. High Resolution, Wallpapers, Destop Images.
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Venkatesh,
These photos looks. One of the guy has done the same kind of stuff and it costed 20k for just the vinyls. The shop is Kalyani sticker shop, T. Nagar.

I have added the side skirts using PS. Looks good, but don't know how much MGA skirting costs.

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Gopi, you Photoshopped the car. You have neither changed the Rims nor have you put in sun-film. Both are PS jobs. Caught you Hey
He never said he did not photoshop it.. please check post #1 again
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I guess that must have been the Swift i saw. Looked very similar to the SX4 WRC edition in the pics here. You should do the same man. I wonder whether these will fade in our lovely Chennai heat!
I dont know about costs as i dont indulge in these things myself :(
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actually chrome looks decent.
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