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SlowNLow 01-03-2012 02:09 PM

SlowNLow Buildthread/Photothread
 
After considering returning my car to stock, i finally decided to keep modding it.
I've come to the realization that my car will never be a show car like Fuzzys or MM5 but i decided to keep modding because it's something I enjoy and it seems like others enjoy my car as well.
I decided to make this thread for that reason, People keep telling me they love my car and can't wait to see what i change for next season.
So this is a way to keep everyone updated.
So first off, thanks to everyone who follows the build of my car and enjoys my car, that is what keeps me going.

I bought the car brand new in July 2009.
First few mods were yellow fogs, open fog grills, colormatched sidemarkers, LM Reps, and FK Highsports

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4031/4...3da5f7d9_z.jpg
Hanger 5 by MisterBarry, on Flickr

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4020/4...3b6e5b32_z.jpg
Winter 09/10 by MisterBarry, on Flickr

I sold the LM Reps and had my eye on a new set of wheels.
I traveled up to Connecticut and bought the Lexus SC430 wheels that John had just taken off his 20th.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2767/4...c5aec234_z.jpg
New Wheels <3 by MisterBarry, on Flickr

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4004/4...d0e489b8_z.jpg
Untitled by MisterBarry, on Flickr

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4023/4...b1036e3d_z.jpg
Untitled by MisterBarry, on Flickr

I realized i wasn't low enough, So we spun the coils down the day before Show N Go 2010

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4050/4...09008707_z.jpg
Pre-Show N Go by MisterBarry, on Flickr


Then in June of 2010 i drove to Maryland and traded the Lexus wheels for some Alphards.
This was probably my favorite stage of my car.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4138/4...e0cfb930_z.jpg
La-Z-Boy by MisterBarry, on Flickr

Me and Quay met up at H20.
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4112/5...c2b1c3bc_z.jpg
Untitled by MisterBarry, on Flickr

I then sold the Alphards and put the money aside for the next set of wheels. Over winter i found a painted votex rear for super cheap, fell in love with jetta grills and bought them too, then got some free votex side skirts from my friend.
After buying these parts and going out to the bar almost every day that winter, i had spend all my wheel money.
Furby found me a set of '89 Vette wheels that needed work.
I bought them and spent almost every Thursday during the winter working on them with my friends.
Finally i had them done right before SOWO.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5226/5...23a36bf0_z.jpg
Fresh for 2011 by MisterBarry, on Flickr

At Sowo.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2761/5...e468a9d3_z.jpg
Untitled by MisterBarry, on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5184/5...6409cbca_z.jpg
SOWO 2011 by MisterBarry, on Flickr

I came home from SOWO and realized i was sick and tired of beating up my car from being low and i just wanted to keep going lower.
The horrible roads in NJ made my decision easy, I ordered a bag setup through Dan Hagen.
Finally started the bag install at Furby's house.
A huge shout out to all my friends who lended a hand and especially Furby :wub:

So by July 2011 i was bagged and had color matched the centers of my wheels.

Bag Setup
-Airlift XL fronts
-RE-5 rears with D Cups
-Accuair Manifold
-Dual Viair 444c Compressors
-AVS 7 switch box
-Viair Gauges
-5 gallon skinny tank

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6010/5...4f47327a_z.jpg
Bagged by MisterBarry, on Flickr

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6005/5...116edaf2_z.jpg
Fitment. by MisterBarry, on Flickr

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6068/6...b05fd404_z.jpg
Dat Ass by MisterBarry, on Flickr

I got my frame notched July 22nd.
Then July 23rd i was getting ready to go to a friend's house in upstate NY for the weekend and i got into an accident.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6008/5...c29cca92_z.jpg
Ouch by MisterBarry, on Flickr

About a month later and over $10K worth of damage, my car was back.
Also got a wink mirror while the car was in the bodyshop.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6183/6...560db699_z.jpg
Camber Yo! by MisterBarry, on Flickr

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6209/6...b520f775_z.jpg
Graffiti by MisterBarry, on Flickr

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6073/6...7f1d40b4_z.jpg
Arches by MisterBarry, on Flickr

After H20 2011 i traded my Vette wheels for some 2 piece Mercedes Markabs. They were curbed and i planned on refinishing them this winter.
I decided that the Markabs weren't crazy enough for me and i thought they were a bit boring.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6118/6...19f4377b_z.jpg
Creepin by MisterBarry, on Flickr

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6032/6...432b3774_z.jpg
She's a dirty girl.. by MisterBarry, on Flickr


I sold them Dec 2011 and put the money towards a new camera.

As the car sits now, It is on steelies and i have yet to figure out what my next set of wheels is going to be.
I'm flying out to Cali in February to visit my friend Brandon and will be stopping in MemoryFab to check out some wheels.

This weekend i'm getting a new rear bumper :wink:

This is how the car sits now as of March 2019. Been garaged for the past few years as I have another daily now
Newer pictures can be seen on my IG as I don't post here anymore. IG:MichaelBarry

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7861/...c1b889eb_c.jpgAlone. by Mike Barry, on Flickr

dustinwark 01-03-2012 02:13 PM

Looks great!

NJA-TRTL 01-03-2012 02:21 PM

Always enjoyed reading up on the updates with this car....even cringed after your accident.

Looks great!

tomshouse516 01-03-2012 02:25 PM

Looks great. Memory fab has a set of OZ Pegasus I have been drooling over for a good price FYI.

SlowNLow 01-03-2012 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dustinwark (Post 3219027)
Looks great!

thanks dustin!

Quote:

Originally Posted by NJA-TRTL (Post 3219032)
Always enjoyed reading up on the updates with this car....even cringed after your accident.

Looks great!

thank you, really appreciate the support.

Quote:

Originally Posted by tomshouse516 (Post 3219037)
Looks great. Memory fab has a set of OZ Pegasus I have been drooling over for a good price FYI.

thanks dude, yeah ive had my eyes on those wheels haha

tomshouse516 01-03-2012 02:27 PM

I just got back from Cali and blew my whole christmas bonus, I should have just bought those haha.

gorden 01-03-2012 02:28 PM

Holy Wheels.

BLKSUNSHINE 01-03-2012 03:07 PM

I dig it!

PatientlyWaiting 01-03-2012 03:32 PM

Can't wait to see what is in store for this!

SlowNLow 01-03-2012 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gorden (Post 3219042)
Holy Wheels.

haha i had a few sets in between that i dont have pictures of

Quote:

Originally Posted by BLKSUNSHINE (Post 3219084)
I dig it!

thanks kevin :thumbsup:

idk alex 01-03-2012 03:33 PM

You know i love your car

GaryD87 01-03-2012 03:33 PM

Awesome car man. I'll definitely be checking out this thread soon.

SlowNLow 01-03-2012 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PatientlyWaiting (Post 3219098)
Can't wait to see what is in store for this!

thanks ryan :wub::thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by idk alex (Post 3219102)
You know i love your car

and i love yours too alex :thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaryD87 (Post 3219103)
Awesome car man. I'll definitely be checking out this thread soon.

thanks! :thumbsup:

jrbrownie00 01-03-2012 04:18 PM

Awesome work man. I too have gone through the same realizations as you about my car and have contemplated going back to stock. I instead decided to sink more money into and just keep going as expensive a hobby as it, is it's what I enjoy. Good luck to you in the future and be patient on wheels. Don't settle or you'll just end up losing money on them lol.

SlowNLow 01-03-2012 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrbrownie00 (Post 3219150)
Awesome work man. I too have through the same realizations as you about my car and have contemplated going back to stock. I instead decided to sink more money into and just keep going as expensive a hobby as it is it's what I enjoy. Good luck to you in the future, and be patient on wheels. Don't settle or you'll just end up losing money on them lol.

agreed. i'm being very patient with this next set of wheels.
i get bored with wheels easily and i want to try to find a set that i really like and wont sell or trade them lol
i lost alot of money when i got the markabs. lol

RSMark5 01-03-2012 04:34 PM

:wub: Love it. Start to finish.

TwentyonePSI 01-03-2012 04:39 PM

Awesome. I like the timeline.

vroomvroom 01-03-2012 04:50 PM

love ur car man..and ur photography skills make it evn better

mkvgtiiiii 01-03-2012 06:21 PM

love this car so much its soooo clean!

SlowNLow 01-03-2012 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RSMark5 (Post 3219176)
:wub: Love it. Start to finish.

thanks mark! :thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by TwentyonePSI (Post 3219177)
Awesome. I like the timeline.

:thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by vroomvroom (Post 3219188)
love ur car man..and ur photography skills make it evn better

appreciate it man!

Quote:

Originally Posted by mkvgtiiiii (Post 3219322)
love this car so much its soooo clean!

thanks :thumbsup:

phil 01-03-2012 07:58 PM

:).

You know how i feel about your pos!

I can get you a set of OZ Pegasus too.

17x8.5 +38
17x10 +38

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Giusep4 01-03-2012 08:10 PM

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