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M2Pilot
M2Pilot Dork
4/27/22 10:13 p.m.

High Wing spoiler on C8 Corvettes looks aftermarket to me as does the dual spoilers on the Merkur XR4ti.

M2Pilot
M2Pilot Dork
4/27/22 10:15 p.m.

In reply to Racingsnake :

It's been 50 years since I've owned a Rover but the 3500s (v8) had the scoops and the 2000TC (4 cyl) didn't. (at least in the US)

M2Pilot
M2Pilot Dork
4/27/22 10:16 p.m.

In reply to Racingsnake :

Possibly air ducting for emissions?

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
4/27/22 11:52 p.m.

In reply to Karacticus :

Yes. 100%

Gzwg
Gzwg New Reader
4/28/22 2:37 a.m.

the 4 single LEDs that Porsche uses as Daytime Running Lights inside the Headlamps - to me, this looks like an electronic nerd just added them where he found space.

 

..apparently, there is some thought behind it:

https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/christophorus/the-four-point-principle-10543.html

I still hate it laugh

 

Turbo_Rev
Turbo_Rev Reader
4/28/22 2:54 a.m.

The older gen 300ZX Turbos had that gorgeous hood scoop:

The StarQuests had a bevy of options that looked after market. Hood scoops/vents (rare as eff), that "razorback" rear window thing, and the rally-lookin' wing (also ultra rare):

Nevermind the wheels. It won't post the razorback louvers but they're easy enough to Google. Never liked them very much but they're worth their weight in gold to the owners. 

DrBoost
DrBoost MegaDork
4/28/22 10:01 a.m.

WOW! I didn't realize there were so many things that look aftermarket. Most of them look pretty good. Well, except the Honda Aztek (CTR). That thing just looks terrible. 

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
4/28/22 10:19 a.m.
Tony Sestito said:

Pretty much everything Toyota did under the Scion brand. Especially the Release Series cars. 




 

Wait this is factory. There is one around town and I always assumed it was an aftermarket paint job.

Tony Sestito
Tony Sestito UltimaDork
4/28/22 10:42 a.m.

In reply to 93EXCivic :

Surprisingly, yes. That's a TC Release Series 9.0. 
I actually like the whole "Release Series" concept. Breaks things up from the standard models, for better or worse. They even did them on the FR-S!


dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
4/28/22 11:00 a.m.
lnlogauge said:

I love my Mazda5. I hate these stupid taillights. 2002 trends do not belong on production vehicles. 

But... you know that trend started with a production vehicle, right?

There's a reason they're called Altezza tail lights, after the Toyota Altezza, or Lexus IS.

CJ
CJ GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/28/22 11:29 a.m.

The Pontiac Azteck looks like a JC Whitney catalog lost its lunch on it... and it has scoops...

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Duke
Duke MegaDork
4/28/22 12:43 p.m.
93EXCivic said:
Tony Sestito said:

Pretty much everything Toyota did under the Scion brand. Especially the Release Series cars. 


Wait this is factory. There is one around town and I always assumed it was an aftermarket paint job.

Yeah, me too!  I still see it.

 

eastsideTim
eastsideTim PowerDork
4/28/22 12:59 p.m.
Duke said:
93EXCivic said:
Tony Sestito said:

Pretty much everything Toyota did under the Scion brand. Especially the Release Series cars. 


Wait this is factory. There is one around town and I always assumed it was an aftermarket paint job.

Yeah, me too!  I still see it.

 

Don't think I realized it was factory, either.  It reminds me of the people who live in areas where the clearcoat tends to delaminate/fade due to sun/heat, and they paint the top part of the car while leaving the sides the original color.

fatallightning
fatallightning Reader
4/28/22 2:41 p.m.

akylekoz
akylekoz UltraDork
4/28/22 3:19 p.m.

Around 1995 or shortly after I bought the car on the right, leaving a bar one night I overheard a comment, that my friend will never let me forget.  Nice Escort! 

This pic doesnt show the flat trunk and big wang. 

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
4/29/22 9:49 a.m.
dculberson said:
lnlogauge said:

I love my Mazda5. I hate these stupid taillights. 2002 trends do not belong on production vehicles. 

But... you know that trend started with a production vehicle, right?

There's a reason they're called Altezza tail lights, after the Toyota Altezza, or Lexus IS.

These early year, factory Mazda5 tail lamps were the most-Altezza like:

Ranger50
Ranger50 MegaDork
4/29/22 11:07 a.m.

What about an Explorer Adrenalin?

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
4/29/22 11:39 a.m.

In reply to Ranger50 :

I saw a really clean Sport Trac on the road the other day and it strikingly resembles the new Ford Maverick, especially from the rear. 

mtn
mtn MegaDork
4/29/22 11:40 a.m.
John Welsh said:

In reply to Ranger50 :

I saw a really clean Sport Trac on the road the other day and it strikingly resembles the new Ford Maverick. 

Not sure about width, but the Maverick actually has a bigger bed than the Sport Track. 

Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter)
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/29/22 12:21 p.m.

I always hated the craptasticly plasticly E36 M3ty hood vent on the old GT500's

mad_machine
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/29/22 12:39 p.m.

I do not know about looking aftermarket,  but I keep getting questions about "what exhaust" do I have on my Abarth.  I don't think they believe me when I tell them it is stock.

hybridmomentspass
hybridmomentspass HalfDork
4/29/22 1:10 p.m.

First, I like most cars here. 

Secondly - JCW, forgot all about them

Turbo_Rev
Turbo_Rev Reader
4/29/22 1:17 p.m.

Original Typhoon and Lightning. 

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