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Wide body kit???




It doesnt look bad, just different. Is there a company that makes these?

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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-28-2007, 07:24 PM
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IIRC, Aeroform made that kit. I could be mistaken though.

And if you're losing the kit on the cougar, I want first dibs

EDIT: Just looked it up, Aeroform made the kit. I don't believe they are anymore.

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It was still listed on AeroForm's website up until a few months ago. They pretty much removed their entire catalog of products off their site. Feel free to give them a call though... they might have some still in warehouse somewhere.

oh, and iirc, it costs about 2500, fyi.
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Trust me that Cougar putting it's best side forward. They look kind of wacky nunu from the rear view. Notice how high the quarters are? They are two raised ridges that run to the rear of the car but the trunk deck is stock height from what I remember, it looked weird to me.

I never notice the filled grill panel before... It looks like a 89-90. By now it's probably a really sorry basket case if it hasn't already gone to the scrap yard.

They used to have a few crappy pics of it them on the Aeroform website, long ago. I recall a blue one?
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Well that's a little better picture of it then I recall... I seem to recall a rear one of the cougar too but i dunno. I don't think it looked quite as good as the rear of the bird?
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i've always wondered how much those kits weigh

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eh, guess it doesnt look to bad, now to find a kit...


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hehe the Cougar kit is on an LS! That's funny I expected to see the XR7 tails...

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and has to WAAAAY better the handling of these cars.
I'm sure that 89~90 LS V6 with all that extra weight glued onto the body handles like a dream! Certainly better then in stock form.

Now all it needs is some wheel spacers that'll add a horrible vibration at 55~60 mph and it'll be a dream to drive.

If I toss 20 lbs in the trunk of my '97 Sport I feel it's handling change and the butt starts to kick a bit when the car's shifting it's weight from left side to right. Like doing mildly quick lane changes at speed. (without anything in the trunk the body roll is a very smooth transition from left side to right)

I guess the rear doesn't look as terrible as I remember but it's not for me. anyway this one's 100% about looks, you'll definately take a negative performance hit in weight and handling for having added it.

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Nada see me revised comments. weight distribution must be taking a negative hit with this kit. I'll bet my stock V8 sport will run circles around that thing! It's a V6 too so it's even lighter up front and all that crap glued to the backside. IMO It'll handle like a dog compared to my stocker and I'll smoke it in the straight aways too with my measly 210hp detuned V8!

If that's a stock car they slapped that kit on it's a tired old dog that just happens to look slick.

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look at the rear pic, the headliner is sagging, lol

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Good eye. lol

fwiw It does look kind of cool sitting still. It would make a nice poster.
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oh, and the auto seatbelts quit working on the drivers side

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Nada see me revised comments. weight distribution must be taking a negative hit with this kit. I'll bet my stock V8 sport will run circles around that thing! It's a V6 too so it's even lighter up front and all that crap glued to the backside. IMO It'll handle like a dog compared to my stocker and I'll smoke it in the straight aways too with my measly 210hp detuned V8!

If that's a stock car they slapped that kit on it's a tired old dog that just happens to look slick.
All that other technical stuff aside, it is one slick looking cat! The birds look great too, but that wide body kit really looks at home on a cat !!!

It looks so good, I'ld be tempted to ....
.... well, wife says NO for now.


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I have seen ONE of those kits one time, it was on a 91 or so SC, white....the body filler where the kit attached was all cracked & screwed up...the kit itself was fine, the whole car just needed a freshening...it was for sale...a rather tired car that htey wnated way too much for.
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I like it I would definetly do that kit on my car

how does it work on the rear 1/4's?

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the front end is awesome. but the back looks like something out of back to the future
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pfft. i mean the wider stance. fatter tires... not added weight. besides it probably does better to the weight distribution too.
You obviously don't know jack about handling. Plus, the wheels on those cars need to be wider for the kit to look decent they seen to be a stock with.

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The wheels on all the pictured cars need to be both taller and wider. They look like 15's on there. Ought to be at least 17's.

And I doubt the kit does anything to benefit handling. I don't know that it would hurt it all that much, but if it did hurt it, all it'd take is a set of Eibachs, Koni's, and Addco's to fix it.


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Found this thread w/ some pics over at SCCOA:

www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38401

With bigger wheels to help fill out the kit

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I got an email from them this morning that they have discontinued the kits

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It's actually not bad...too bad it seems like they discontinued it.

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they did I emailed them to ask availability

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pfft. i mean the wider stance. fatter tires... not added weight. besides it probably does better to the weight distribution too.
You obviously don't know jack about handling. Plus, the wheels on those cars need to be wider for the kit to look decent they seen to be a stock with.
actually, you want your stance to be as wide as possible while still keeping ackerman intact. so wider stance and fatter tires would be a good idea
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actually, you want your stance to be as wide as possible while still keeping ackerman intact. so wider stance and fatter tires would be a good idea
But all the added weight wouldn't be the best idea for handling.

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Im sorry guys but that thing is better off being discontinued!
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After looking at the ones over on sccoa I thought the same thing to myself...
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whats on sccoa?

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