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Old 10-09-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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So I've been wondering what things i can do/buy to make my engine bay look cleaner/nicer? I see people with different color wires and such but I don't see any on American muscle
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clean it then buy quality bolt on parts anything else is just cheap looking
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Drop a 5.8L in there, it suddenly looks better when you know it makes 600+ horsepower.
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So I've been wondering what things i can do/buy to make my engine bay look cleaner/nicer? I see people with different color wires and such but I don't see any on American muscle
The ugliest parts of my engine are the intake manifold and air box. You can cover the manifold, but unless you buy a CAI, you're stuck with the air box. You MUST detail the engine bay. Beyond that, there are bolt kits, and a truckload of other changes you can make. It all depends on the look you'd be going for.

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What about different colored wires? Such as spark plug wires. I see some for the v6 mustangs but not the gt. anyone know why?
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What about different colored wires? Such as spark plug wires. I see some for the v6 mustangs but not the gt. anyone know why?
The wires you see for the V6s are the coil packs, GTs don't have that, they have individual coils above each spark plug.
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The wires you see for the V6s are the coil packs, GTs don't have that, they have individual coils above each spark plug.
Hm I swear saw some GT's with something like that
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Hm I swear saw some GT's with something like that
96-98 do have wires still, 99-04 05+ all have coil over plugs and don't have wires
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V6 s197 have wires
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yeah I'm talking GTs
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I was just saying lol
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Just get creative an add some things that you might think will pop out at you
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High heat engine paint and high gloss....be creative ..... And a whole lotta chrome lol
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High heat engine paint and high gloss....be creative ..... And a whole lotta chrome lol
Ewwww chrome... There will never be any chrome on my car.
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Ewwww chrome... There will never be any chrome on my car.
Is chrome the same as polished billet ?? I'm using chrome in a generic sense ...
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Is chrome the same as polished billet ?? I'm using chrome in a generic sense ...
It's similar, but noticeable differences.
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Ewwww chrome... There will never be any chrome on my car.
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There is no chrome on or in my car! Brushed aluminum, yes. Chrome NEVER!!
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What's wrong with chrome in the eng. bay
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What's wrong with chrome in the eng. bay
Nothing, I guess, if you're into that sort of thing... Since most of the chrome stuff you could get is really plastic, I just don't think it goes with the look of the S197. For me, aluminum just works better. I didn't even like the plastic-chrome faux gas cap on the rear end, so I put an aluminum ring on mine.
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Sweet ride Terminator...love the chrome under the hood...
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What's wrong with chrome in the eng. bay
I like brushed aluminum. And polished aluminum. But chrome is just a little too flashy.
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I went with flat black accents with the rest of the black. My Cold air intake is chrome, but I plasti dipped it along with my strut tops which were a little rusty.
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I went with flat black accents with the rest of the black. My Cold air intake is chrome, but I plasti dipped it along with my strut tops which were a little rusty.
Simple, clean and all business. Love me a bullitt.
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Thank you! That's exactly what I was going for, simple and clean. I really wasn't a fan of my chrome intake, but after a little plastidip, I love how my engine bay looks.
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