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SSRs are now on their 3rd year, and I can't BELIEVE the dismal array of accessories, and mods, for these trucks! :nono
When I bought my first Thunderbird in 2003, they had already come out with a LONG list of accessories. This is sad. :(
I've searched the internet for form fitted contoured mud flaps, and there are none. (Chevrolet should make them!) :mad
And how about some stickers that have Chevrolet, or SSR, logos on them to cover up those awful factory seat belt/airbag warnings on the sun visors? :rolleyes:
 

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Sam I would agree that there should be more accessories out for the SSR.

But the 03 and 04 model years were produced during what would typically be called the 04 model year (03 produced mid 2003 through Dec 2003 and 04 model year SSRs started January 2004 through the traditional end of the 04 model year). The 05 model year just started so the SSR has really only been out almost 1.5 calendar years.

Only some 60 percent of the SSRs produced have been purchased (somewhere in that area). The SSR owner community is growing which should catch the interest of more aftermarket companies.
 

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Sam Fowler said:
SSRs are now on their 3rd year, and I can't BELIEVE the dismal array of accessories, and mods, for these trucks! :nono
When I bought my first Thunderbird in 2003, they had already come out with a LONG list of accessories. This is sad. :(
I've searched the internet for form fitted contoured mud flaps, and there are none. (Chevrolet should make them!) :mad
And how about some stickers that have Chevrolet, or SSR, logos on them to cover up those awful factory seat belt/airbag warnings on the sun visors? :rolleyes:
Sam
You might want to try chevymall.com
I looked at that sight and they had some chevy gear for all chevy's. I see they have a SSR cap for 19.00 just an example.
Good Luck
 

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First off, if the numbers I've seen are right there are only about 20,000 SSRs on the road. This would equate to some number of months for a normal prodution vehicle - not year 3. The aftermarket is looking where they can make a quick buck for the most part. I think the best solution we have is to come up with the ideas and to see if one of the members here can create what we want. I can do some things and am always willing to make something for mine and maybe sell a few to others..

The Artful Dodger
 

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The numbers are definitely less than most accessory manufacturers would be interested in. The 20000 BUILT is pretty close, but there are probably more than 8000 still in dealer inventory.

I was actually surprised at SEMA to see how much was available - superchargers, exhaust systems, high quality graphics items, lowering springs, full air-ride suspensions, Axiom's body kits, possible pieces from ASC - and specialty items like the wind suppressr, the underhood letters, - not bad at all. The biggest problem area so far is the limited availability of wheels and tires - not bad locating 22s for the rear, but very little in narrow 20s for the front - and what is out there is Z rated, which means reaally bad tire wear.

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Amen, try to find a predator or exhaust for.......

for an 05, impossible! :cry :cry :cheers
Sam Fowler said:
SSRs are now on their 3rd year, and I can't BELIEVE the dismal array of accessories, and mods, for these trucks! :nono
When I bought my first Thunderbird in 2003, they had already come out with a LONG list of accessories. This is sad. :(
I've searched the internet for form fitted contoured mud flaps, and there are none. (Chevrolet should make them!) :mad
And how about some stickers that have Chevrolet, or SSR, logos on them to cover up those awful factory seat belt/airbag warnings on the sun visors? :rolleyes:
 

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SSR accessories

I want to get decals of the SSR logo to insert into the cut outs in the
door step plates. I have a friend in the decal business so getting mine ar eno issue - if I want to supply to other SSR fanatics, does anyone know how difficult it is to get GM or Chevrolet permission ?
Thx
Les
 

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Check out domeddecals

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=33643&item=7946534843
This is an auction that has just ended, but their info is on the page - you could email them.

They have a raised, 3D letter set for the door sills and tailgate area. Not cheap - about $50 for a set of 3, but very well done, with a reflective look in the sun.

They also have the CHEVROLET letters for the hood emblem, in yellow, red and black so far. Did mine in yellow - attaching a photo I took in the parkade in Huntington Beach - the reflective ability definitely noticeable on the photo.
 

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Just took a couple of shots of the tailgate insert - first with flash, second without.

One of the Fanatics also has decals on EBAY - description indicates they are high quality vinyl, and I know others have purchased them and been quite happy with the results. Quite reasonable - I think under $10 for a set of 3.

There are older threads on the topic - should be able to find them with a search of decals.

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I did the inserts on the door sills, and tail gate. I liked them so much I ordered another set for the interior. :thumbs (Not sure where I'm going to put them.) Also ordered red letters for the hood, and a silver dash kit that I have not received yet. :mad
I also got the clear bed liner, as I was afraid of scratching the wood with luggage, etc. It's a perfict fit! :)
Now I just want some REALLY COOL form fitted mud flaps! If VW can make them, then why can't GM? :confused
 

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I did the inserts on the door sills, and tail gate. I liked them so much I ordered another set for the interior. :thumbs (Not sure where I'm going to put them.) Also ordered red letters for the hood, and a silver dash kit that I have not received yet. :mad
I also got the clear bed liner, as I was afraid of scratching the wood with luggage, etc. It's a perfict fit! :)
Now I just want some REALLY COOL form fitted mud flaps! If VW can make them, then why can't GM? :confused
Sam,

Is the clear bed liner the one on Ebay? If so are there spike to hold in place? Will they damage the wood inserts?

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Yes it is, but the spikes are the plastic kind, loke the ones on the back of the floor mats. I can't imagine they'd do any damage to the wood. :flag
 

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Jerry, Yellow Heaven had a shallow box made in Yellow with velcro on the bottom so it wouldn't slide around and his briefcase fits perfectly..... Maybe Jerry will post a picture next time he is on.
 

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Yes it is, but the spikes are the plastic kind, loke the ones on the back of the floor mats. I can't imagine they'd do any damage to the wood. :flag

Sam,

Thanks for the info, so the spikes are soft plastic not hard?
 

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Sam...where did you get your logos for the interior?....are the ones on the dash and doors like the ones on the waterfall?
 
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Speds, the spikes on the bedliner are are semi- hard. :glol
The logos on the interior are the same as the ones on the door sills. They are a soft flexible plastic, and were much more difficult to place on the interior than on the door, and trunk, sills. But I'm a perfectionist, so I'm even hard on myself. :rolleyes:
The inserts on the hood are WAY COOL!!!! :cool They are made by the same company.
I found everything on e-bay by typing in SSR ACCESSORIES.
The SSR logo on the waterfall is from Chevrolet. I had to cut off, and file the "male" inserts on the back "ouch", to make them fit flush. I wish they'd been smaller, so I could've placed them lower on the waterfall, but they do look good with the top down. :thumbs
I'll post more pics when I get the dash kit.
 

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Tip on handling the decals

Hi, Sam

If you were using the DomedDecals product, I found an easy way to set them into place. They are quite stiff, so I peeled the paper backing halfway, and bent it over. It then works like a handle, so you can place the decal where you want it without touching the adhesive -

I also use a Dupont product called Plastic prep - their part number is 2319S. It's intended to clean the mold release waxes off plastic and vinyl parts, so won't harm the paint. Does a great job of eliminating any waxes and oils, so the part sticks better.

Ray
 
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