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Nearly $1000 for an OEM kit sounds about right, but any idea what type of material it's made from? Polyurethane is apparently the best stuff.

BTW what is the best material for body kits?
Best material imo is carbon fiber. But, it would be pointless for the IQ and expensive if it was prepregged dry carbon. I'd say fiber glass for the bumper(s) is the appropriate material for a car like this and polyurethane for the small parts like lip, side skirts and rear spats.
 

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I picked up my body kit and wheels from FIVE:AD today. I chose the full kit including the new rear spoiler and the R6:F wheels. The wheel size is 18X7.5 with a +45 offset.

This kit is made of poly and is the best fitting, highest quality body kit I've ever had. They even include a nine page instruction manual for masking and painting and installation. The connection points are lined up exactly to the stock pieces. The rear spoiler is much smaller and has a lower profile than the Scion/Toyota rear spoiler.

I dropped the parts off to be painted at Imperial Body Shop in La Habra and they should be ready in two weeks. I'll be installing the kit myself and I'll post up pics when it's done. For now, I have these...

Young Tea from FIVE:AD and my buddy Wes at the shop.



Just like Christmas in January!



Smart? Having an iQ of FIVE!





I'll be back in two weeks to pick these up...



Six spokes of pure sexy!





Safely tucked away in my garage until the body kit is done.

 

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Best material imo is carbon fiber. But, it would be pointless for the IQ and expensive if it was prepregged dry carbon. I'd say fiber glass for the bumper(s) is the appropriate material for a car like this and polyurethane for the small parts like lip, side skirts and rear spats.
Carbon fiber, really? I know CF material is strong but what happens if it gets cracked. A lot guys these days are driving slammed and would it cost a lot/take a lot of work to repair that compared to damage on a poly or fiber glass bumper?


You can count on that Xavier!
x2 im also in for pic's, love seeing builds it gives me inspiration to get my build going :cool:
 
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