The Top DSM Community on the Web

For 1990-1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse, Eagle Talon, Plymouth Laser, and Galant VR-4 Owners. Log in to remove most ads.

  • Update Your Password Today!

    We have implemented tools to identify member accounts using insecure passwords and will be locking those accounts until their passwords are updated. Don't get locked out of your account - update your password today, and ensure your account has a valid email address on file. Read more here...
Please Support Kiggly Racing
Please Support STM Tuned

What ever happened to DSM purity?

throwedgsx

Proven Member
289
1
Oct 16, 2007
Alexandria, Minnesota
different strokes for different folks
 

98mitsubishigst

Proven Member
1,526
16
Nov 17, 2008
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
It's just confusing me. When i first joined, The photos in the galleries were of peoples cars and most of the body's were stock..

Now everyone those a Huge parkbench on there can and body kit and calls it a day..
 

throwedgsx

Proven Member
289
1
Oct 16, 2007
Alexandria, Minnesota
You must be speaking of the "recent photos?"
 

Boostinsideways

Banned Member
1,644
10
Feb 4, 2011
Arab, Alabama
I'm 23 and when I was 16 a body kit sounded cool. But once I learned a thing two about cars they just sounded stupid. They are now revolting to me. Very few of them actually flow with the natrual lines on cars.
 

Black Widow97

10+ Year Contributor
11,238
40
Sep 2, 2010
Oxbow, North_Dakota
I actually disagree. If you look at a lot of old school members (mostly ones that arent around anymore), you will see a bunch of ugly ass body kits, and juge wings, and ugly rims. I think that for the most part, people are losing interest in body kits.
 

96awd

Proven Member
1,190
4
Dec 5, 2009
Bourbon, Missouri
I've never like body kits. I'm 18 and it just never came to me as something cool or anything. There's always going to be those types of people who like body kits and wings no matter what happens.
 

Boomdeeze

10+ Year Contributor
2,136
361
Jul 5, 2009
Independence, Minnesota
I actually disagree. If you look at a lot of old school members (mostly ones that arent around anymore), you will see a bunch of ugly ass body kits, and juge wings, and ugly rims. I think that for the most part, people are losing interest in body kits.

I would have to agree. Seems like more new members are the ones that join with a body kit already on or join to ask which wing looks cooler. But after being here for awhile, they tend to not go for the fast and the furious look.
 

throwedgsx

Proven Member
289
1
Oct 16, 2007
Alexandria, Minnesota
i'm not big on the body kit thing either, especially on dsm's. However there are some cars out there where "body kits" or ground effects more so look damn good, as long as they're tastefully done, like 350z, evos, sti. And what would a drift car be without the body kit and a big shopping cart spoiler. IMO the rockstar 240 is a sweet looking automobile.
 

jokerman

Proven Member
103
0
Jun 26, 2002
Kissimmee, Florida
Well eveey person has a different taste, no one should judge anyone else. Body kits have a function, the law of aerodynamics has proven that. I will give that with the fad of body kits many companies provided a product with no functinality, but looks, targeting the low budget person. Godbless those that can afford 5k or 10k on a functional body kit with wind tunnel testing a functionality. Times change and so do we, so search, look take in what you like and ignore what you dont and we should all be happy without judging each other.
 

avengerscoot

10+ Year Contributor
73
0
Dec 25, 2008
Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
Our cars are getting old. And the Fact that all of us are here on this site and still driving, building, and loving these cars, i see no reason to think that there is no "purity" We don't all like the same wheels, the same body styles, or maybe each other at times, but all in all we are all here because of the car we love (or hate at times)!!:hellyeah:
 

4Lurker4

10+ Year Contributor
1,558
32
Jan 11, 2009
Brampton, ON_Canada
Our cars are getting old. And the Fact that all of us are here on this site and still driving, building, and loving these cars, i see no reason to think that there is no "purity" We don't all like the same wheels, the same body styles, or maybe each other at times, but all in all we are all here because of the car we love (or hate at times)!!:hellyeah:

Agreed. The main reason for the community is the love for the car itself whether it be rusted/kitted/lowered/stock. Everyone will have different interiors/exteriors whether they have kits or not, that's just different tastes.
 

2gGst98

10+ Year Contributor
706
58
Oct 3, 2010
Concord, North_Carolina
their are few kits that i like. But the first thing i think of when i see a car with a kit on it is a beener drives it. (no offence to spanish people, a beener is not a latin american person.)
 

Dhan

Supporting Member
3,771
186
Apr 29, 2010
Denver, Colorado
Why did FnF affect the Eclipse so adversely and no one remembers the Supra that was actually featured more prominently and looked uglier?

Maybe it was the "Danger to Manifold" scene.
 

1991TurboTalon

Proven Member
39
0
Jan 21, 2008
Morgantown, West_Virginia
Its because when they are looking under hood of the green eclipse when Brian (Paul Walker) pulls up in the first race scene & are listing off the turbo setup, etc. You can clearly see that its a 420a, not a 4G63 :).... And it's a 6-speed manual Eclipse, as seen in the earlier scene of the movie when he is giving it all the car has... Let't not forget that the car was going so fast that the diamond plate floor board flew off... ROFL ROFL
 

Lofty

Proven Member
4,248
33
Jul 27, 2008
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Body kits are for drift cars.

The whole point of them is so that if you smash it up you say NBD it was only ziptied on anyways!


A body kit will never touch one of my DSM's but glitter paint for my hood on my vr4 will....... ROFL

My drift car? OH YEAH ZIPTIES AND AERO!

Edit: the gvr4s front fascia is all held in with zipties too. Tell me why this is a bad idea and I'll prove you wrong.
 

99gst_racer

Moderator
11,946
1,388
Apr 5, 2003
Coloma, Michigan
Many of you were between the ages of 8-11 when body kits were more popular. They'd just starting losing interest by the time you were getting your drivers liscences. I personally remember loving body kits when I was 18, but that was a decade ago. Anymore, I don't like body kits at all. If I were 18 today, I don't think I would ever have liked body kits either.
 
Support Vendors who Support the DSM Community
Boosted Fabrication ECM Tuning ExtremePSI Fuel Injector Clinic Jacks Transmissions JNZ Tuning Kiggly Racing Morrison Fabrications MyMitsubishiStore.com RixRacing RockAuto RTM Racing STM Tuned

Latest posts

Build Thread Updates

Vendor Updates

Latest Classifieds

Top