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Old 02-07-2012, 02:43 PM
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Some Cosmetic Touches

I've had my 2012 SRT8 for 5 weeks and 2000 miles, and the two hood ducts are really cool looking. Trouble is, they are so recessed you can hardly see them from the front and side. The contours of the hood just beg for some striping, so I first considered vinyl stripes but then decided to go with a professional paint job more in keeping with the high end character of the beast. Originally I was thinking of white stripes, but the paint guy suggested a silver gray paint that would reflect from bright silver to charcoal gray, just like the rims. That's what we went with. I's a multi-step process with two final clear-coats. Hope you like it.

I noticed that the SRT8 badge on the trunk is the same height as the "Grand Cherokee" letters on the side, so I bought two more and stuck them on the side. So happens that the bright red color on the badges is the same as the Brembo brakes, so the badges look like original equipment.

This is one fantastic vehicle. I never thought I would want or need this level of technology, but I haven't found a feature I don't like. I would prefer a hand brake to the foot operated one, and a louder exhaust with more noticeable tips. Also, the left control stalk is very close to the down shift paddle, so you can easily hit the wrong one. This Jeep is light years ahead of my other 2006 SRT8, and well worth the extra $$.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:53 PM
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Looks great. nice contrast
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Re: Some Cosmetic Touches

I really like that hood!
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:24 PM
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Re: Some Cosmetic Touches

really nice!
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:53 PM
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Re: Some Cosmetic Touches

Looks GOOD!
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:57 PM
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Re: Some Cosmetic Touches

Lovin' the hood. I think it gives it a completely different look. Very aggressive.
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Re: Some Cosmetic Touches

Bad azz! Way to step outta the box with perhaps subtle references to other classic muscle.

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Great work! That fits in perfectly.
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Re: Some Cosmetic Touches

Looks real good!
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:14 PM
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Re: Some Cosmetic Touches

I really like the hood. I have been thinking about doing that with a carbon fiber striping. Mine is black so I think it would be subtle yet noticeable. Now having seen yours I think I may just do it.
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Looks great man.
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Re: Some Cosmetic Touches

Looks great, Go Ohio State!!
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