I recently purchased a one owner 2009 Escape XLT 4WD and am thinking about some mods for it (picture included at the bottom for your review). I don't wanna go big pimpin'. Heck, I'm a 46 year old bald guy... not a 17 year old. BUT, I do want my ride to be unique and good looking. This is my first SUV since I traded my 2000 Tahoe Limited (now that was a sweet ride).
Anyway, I want my Escape to be an eye catcher, without looking gawdy or thuggish. So, here are my ideas. I'd like YOUR OPINION and suggestions. I understand the "whatever you like will be right for you mentality", but that's not what I'm looking for. Tell me what YOU think based on what my ride looks like right now.
Whatever you call them, they are the primary link to whatever else I do. I'll post follow-ups with a couple examples I like from TireRack.com
I'm trying to decide if I should go with CHROME or leave the black handles as is.
Again, I'm trying to decide if I should go with CHROME or leave the black handles as is. Frankly, I'm thinking chrome door pillars will make it look too much like it's trying to be a 1970s Lincoln Continental... know what I mean?
If I go chrome, I kinda like the look of the 1/2 chrome side mirrors.
I like the chrome lower bumper piece, but have read conflicting information as to whether that can be applied over the vinyl cover... or if the entire bumper cover has to be replaced in order for the chrome piece to fit properly.
It's a small thing, but I'd like to go chrome with it, IF I do the door handles (at least).
I kinda think that chrome trim rings around the foglights, etc would be a waste on a "brilliant silver clearcoat" Escape, but I'm looking for opinions... so what's yours?
Are they a nuisance (trip hazard) or would steel ones look nice on my particular Escape? I'm not sure, so opinions (especially with your own pictures) would be much appreciated.
I would also like to add a little rumble (not like glasspacks) to my SUV. Nothing ******* or loud, but a muffler or exhaust that sounds throaty -- not like a ricer. Does that make sense?
Here is my Escape, as it sits right now:
Thank you in advance for your opinions, suggestions and especially pics of your mods.