Part 2 - Body Kit's - SupraStore.com Show Series by Cedric Smith

Part 2 - Body Kit's - SupraStore.com Show Series by Cedric Smith

Body kits



Ok, next we are going to get into body kits. Which ones are the best? Thatís hard to say. You should go with the kit that best fits your needs. I like things a little more on the dramatic side so I went with Veilside on my 1st show Supra 2 TYTE. IMHO the Veilside side skirts are the best looking ones for the Supra. The curves are excellent for showing off Pearl and Chamelon paint jobs. The skirts also and mix and match with various front ends. The Blitz , Greddy and Top Secret skirts are nice with straight lines. Because of that fact though, they donít match some of the more radical front ends. If you look at the Bomex 2 light front end that I used it has lots of curves and slots, a very busy front end. The Bomex side skirts are straight and make the front end look oversized. The flared out Veilside skirts definitely are a better match. I chose to mix kits to get a different look. The larger shows can have multiple entries of the same car so you want your car to stand out from the norm. Since the Supra aftermarket still fairly small it definitely helps. I would suggest staying away from knock-off kits and body parts. Here is why. Although you will save money on the initial sale of the parts, you will most likely make up for it later on installation. Most knock-offs do not fit well and take extra labor to get proper fitment. On my first ride I went with the Veilside knock-off kit. The fitment of the front end was ok but the side skirts were horrible. They had to be molded to the body because there was a 2 Ĺ inch gap when they were fitted to the car. Because of this if someone had mistakenly stepped on the skirt while leaving my car they would have shattered the skirt. Also, it took my body shop over 8hrs of labor to get this done. My current car has authentic Veilside parts. It took the shop about 25 minutes to fit them on the car and another 30 or so minutes to mold them. It definitely makes a big difference. There are a lot of Japanese body kits that are exceptional. The only problem with them is actually getting your hands on them. Most of the time the cost of shipping is almost as much as the part itself. Then there is always a significant wait to get the product. If you have the patience and the finances I would go for it. I waited over 6 months for my new front end. After seeing the quality and finish of the front end it was definitely worth it. Donít be afraid to try new things. Try to shy away from kits and colors that are considered the norm or have been overused. Mix and match front ends, wings, rears ends and skirts if at all possible. Most judges know the popular body kits. When you make your own style it is definitely noticeable and can help score more points.