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Hey guys, I have afirst gen but was doing a search for Taurus Body Kits (still can't find one for a gen1) but I did find some for 2nd and third.

WE HAVE BODY KITS. GIVE US A CALL @ 209-848-2665 OR E-MAIL [email protected]

My guess would be remove the www. from the beginning of the e-mail addy, because I found this on a message board. Anyway thought y'all might be interested.

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ok from the website they dont mention anything about anybodykits at all
 

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you know it really pisses me off when people post stuff that pure bulls***. the company doesnt even sell bodykits.
 

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That figures. Bastards. Wish I could get Erebuni to start making their kits once again. I hear there are some Jap Companies tht still have bodykits out for wagons, most of which would work on my car. Gen 1. Gonna be a pain to find something on mine. I might have to just get some power sanders, misc. other stuff and some fiberglass and resin and make my own. SIGH.

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Do you know of any Japanese companies that sell body kits for the Gen 2 Wagon? I looked at the stillen one and it's not very impressive. I want more of an aggressive one. I can't find any good sites that have any body kits for a gen 2 wagon.
 

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Originally posted by surfrh2o@Feb 29 2004, 05:08 PM
Do you know of any Japanese companies that sell body kits for the Gen 2 Wagon?  I looked at the stillen one and it's not very impressive.  I want more of an aggressive one.  I can't find any good sites that have any body kits for a gen 2 wagon.
Yes, there is a Japanese company that makes awesome body kits but it's pointless to even give you the address since, short of actually going to Japan yourself, there's no way you'll be able to get them. We had a Taurus guy from Japan visit the U.S for a while and through him, we contacted the Japanase company. Basically, they said the risk of the kits getting damaged in transit was higher than they were willing to accept. So it's a no-go.
 

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would a gen 3 wagon body kit fit a gen 2. I know the front bumper is out of the question, but what about the rear bumper or the side skirts?
 

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I don't thin a G3 kit would fit a G2. I think a G3 is slightly bigger than a G2 and the curvature wouldn't match.
 

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Originally posted by surfrh2o@Feb 29 2004, 07:05 PM
would a gen 3 wagon body kit fit a gen 2. I know the front bumper is out of the question, but what about the rear bumper or the side skirts?
Nope. You can take the Stillen and modify it, buy a front clip from another car and modify it, or just mod what you got.
 

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Saw somewhere once 2 cars that a company was thinking about making the kits..but I guess they never did..but do know they made me smile! Wish I could remember the company, but it was a sight! I would like to find kits..I dont see why no one makes them. I mean..how many Taurus's were made? a million? How many kits does it take to be worth it? 1000? 5000? (remember, sellin 1000 kits at $700 is $700,000!) Anyone have the pics of the cars I seen? You would KNOW which ones they were if ya saw em!
 

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Originally posted by PhatzKustomPerformance@Mar 2 2004, 03:40 PM
Saw somewhere once 2 cars that a company was thinking about making the kits..but I guess they never did..but do know they made me smile! Wish I could remember the company, but it was a sight! I would like to find kits..I dont see why no one makes them. I mean..how many Taurus's were made? a million? How many kits does it take to be worth it? 1000? 5000? (remember, sellin 1000 kits at $700 is $700,000!) Anyone have the pics of the cars I seen? You would KNOW which ones they were if ya saw em!
It be worth it if they could sell 1,000 to 5,000 kits. But if this club is any indication of the rest of the Taurus aftermarket, that's a very tough sell. We couldn't even get 10 people to get in on a group buy for a body kit. I can't even imagine the amount of money a company would need to invest in marketing to push that many kits. Sorry, it just ain't going to happen.
 

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Personally I think the lack of interest lately is the fact of look how much cash people gotta put out to get them, and it's a slimc hance as it is. People have been jerked around too much with this crap and have lost alot of money. There are some kids who can afford it because mommy and daddy are rich, but for most of the world, and everyone here at TCCA(at least as far as I know, if not, anyone willing to make donations to my poor a**?) has to watch where they put their money, and make sure they get something for it. I'm sure Bob is still making sales. His prices are reasonable, and from what I hear what you get for your money is very well worth it. Yes I know he does performance parts but a market is a market. Some people (myself included) have to watch what they spend even at lower prices such as the stuff Bob makes. The only reason I'm willing to spend the money when I get it to order some of Bob's stuff is because I have scoured the forums, I've heard the positive feedback on his parts, and I've seen the pictures, so I know I'm going to get my money's worth. Most have more money then me, but when you talk about a 700 dollar body kit suddenly it becomes the same situation as I am in with a 100 dollar strut brace(don't quote me on that I think thats how much they are, hell if I remember anymore. LOL) So anyhow the bottom line in my opinion is that people are tired of being screwed by jackass companies, who aren't making good on their word. The ricers don't care, they have no sense honor for that sort of thing(for the most part), and will continue to buy products from a company that screws them over no matter how many times it happens. Me and most the rest of us, if a company comes and sh*ts on our lawn, we don't do business with them anymore.

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IMO I wouldnt go for a "group buy" when they want 10+ people to secure a kit before its even MADE! I want to see a kit, how it looks on a car, before I buy one. If someone made the RAGE kit (thats the one I love) I fel they would have NO problem selling them, they are sexy,simple,and smooth. I sell and install kits, wouldnt want something I havent seen. I had a company approach me at a dealer show with that stuff for a car.."we will give you the kits at $X amount"..I said great deal, lets see pics.."we havent actually MADE the kit yet, would you like to pre-order?"..as I walked away laughing...
 
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What this all comes down to is good business sense. I'd like to see body kits available too, but I can guarantee there is no manufacturer that is going to invest in fronting a body kit for a car that not many people are going to buy a body kit for. The reason for them wanting 10 buyers or more is so they at least make their money back, with a little profit. I don't mean to sound negative, but that's just the hard truth of it.
 

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Your not sounding negative..BUT not all companys make people pre-buy or "group-buy"..some just see the potential of a kit and build it. Thats the way manufacturing works! Exhaust, intake, body, ect all dont make people pre-buy..they make it because they feel it will sell. If you build it..they will bu
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Forget Gen 2's , no one is goin to make a kit for those cars, Thank Stillen for seeing some POTENTIAL and making theirs [ for the American Market ]

Other companies just dont see POTENTIAL in Taurus Aftermarket, its sad but true. Taurus owners are not dumping a lot of cash on aftermarket and performance on a large scale to have companies opening their eyes to a neglected market.

The best suggestion would be to take that $700 or so dollars and custom fit a "Honda/Toyota or whatever" body kit onto you car. It may infact cost a bit more ......by the time you are done fiberglassing and painting ...you could be out a minimum of $1100. but if you bought a kit and had to pay to install an paint it.....the price would run you at least $1100 considering you'd be paying $700 for a "Taurus" kit....so its almost the same.....KINDA!


FOr the GEN 4's the new Camry kits would fit with some bodyshop work.....same goes for the Gen 3's but a lot more work would be involved and factory bumpers would have to be used in conjunction wit body kit.........NEw Accord Kits would work to...with some fiberglassing of course!!

Just my opinion.
 

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and because of all this crap with no aftermarket. im buying a 240sx. biggest aftermarket there is. but im keeping the bull. i just need a project car.
 

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240 is a GREAT car to buy with Drifting finally hitting the US and its a very popular car to use. Good choice!
 

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Originally posted by nosho96gl+Mar 2 2004, 11:17 PM-->QUOTE (nosho96gl @ Mar 2 2004, 11:17 PM)
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and because of all this crap with no aftermarket. im buying a 240sx. biggest aftermarket there is. but im keeping the bull. i just need a project car.
biggest aftermarket would be the civic and integra
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Actually, the biggest aftermarket is Mustang and Camaro, especially since they've been around for 30+ years. Who's counting.

This is why I wouldn't have ponied up $700.00 for a kit if I owned a 3G. They didn't even have a prototype to show what it would look like. Sorry, I've been ripped before, I'm a little shy about blowing that much on urethanes with no pictures, only a "it'll look like this here Civic, with the back of this del Sol."

Not the companies fault, not at all. I wouldn't want to waste all those manhours developing a worthless product either.

BUT, somebody's going to have to take a leap of faith to get this mutually benificial project off the ground.

There IS enough interest, check out cardomain.com, or shoforum.com... or ask the 17-year old kid who just got one from his dad and want's badly to play with the riceburners. He works 25 hours a week, but lives at home. Can he afford one?

Sure, but the product needs to be tangible first. And it will have to be marketed at a decent price, perhaps even to be available in pieces, like the fascia, skirts, bumper, etc.

There's a HUGE market waiting to be tapped into, just someone needs to go big, or get the hell on home.
 
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