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Gareth T
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26th Jun 11 at 16:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looking good, nice cars (my dad had one)
Keep up the updates.
boylers11
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6th Jul 11 at 20:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thanks mate, really chuffed with it now. I've got it exactly how I imagined when I bought it. The ride is so much better with the coilovers and RARB. Makes me wonder why I waited to long to get them fitted! Not sure what else I'll do to it, I may just leave it as it is and enjoy it over the summer (oh, and clean it ASAP!!).
Gareth T
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6th Jul 11 at 21:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looking good so far. Keep the updates coming.
mattievRS
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6th Jul 11 at 22:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks great mate, now the coillies are on and its dropped! Keep it up!
xa0s
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6th Jul 11 at 22:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Split the headlights and paint the chrome inner bits black or you can just buy Depo headlights that have this already done. It will make the front end look a lot nicer. You can then wrap the headlights in that Lamin-X subtle tint headlight protector to tint them. This is what I'm doing with mine as I love how they look once done.



Left is Depo headlights (black inners) with subtle tint Lamin-X and right is the same but without the tinting. It looks really dark here but on the car it suits it really well I think.

This is subtle tint Lamin-X but he didn't paint his chrome inners:

tom_simes
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6th Jul 11 at 22:53   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I don't understand tinting headlights they are there to help you see in the dark, why try to make that worse? I like the black inners instead of chrome, but I'm not a fan of the film.
xa0s
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quote:
Originally posted by tom_simes
I don't understand tinting headlights they are there to help you see in the dark, why try to make that worse? I like the black inners instead of chrome, but I'm not a fan of the film.

I fitted HID's and the film and my headlights are brighter than standard
boylers11
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7th Jul 11 at 22:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thanks for the good comments

xa0s - I watch your project thread on here and on Briskoda quite closely, so I'll have a butcher's at your headlights when they're 100% finished and fitted, although I'm quite keen on the headlight protector look it's currently sporting to be honest.

I do have a couple more subtle plans, but they're a few weeks away yet.

I think the standard wheels look much better when the car's lowered, I'd even go as far as to say that they suit the Fabia very well! They're not as nice as some aftermarket wheels obviously, but I'm happy with them for now
boylers11
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3rd Sep 11 at 20:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Managed to fit my boost gauge today in my VRS.
Wanted to do this for a long time and finally got round to it. Took a lot of engineering, but got there eventually. The gauge is mounted on some carbon fibre-wrapped plastic sheet.
I know vent gauges have been done before, but I've done something a little different (never seen it done like this before). I like the idea of being able to hide it if necessary. Comments welcome

Now you see it......



...now you don't........


boylers11
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31st Mar 13 at 20:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

New wheel time. Picked these up ages ago after wanting some for ages, but have only just got down to sort them.
They were originally Matt black, which I wasn't keen on, so out came the paint stripper:



Out came the high build primer:



Then the silver and lacquer:



All four wheels done and ready to fit, hopefully next weekend once I've got the slight over spray off the tyres.

[Edited on 31-03-2013 by boylers11]
Phil W
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1st Apr 13 at 14:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Fair delay in updates
boylers11
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1st Apr 13 at 15:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Lol, too busy working mate and I've been waiting for the right wheels at the right price!!
boylers11
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13th Apr 13 at 19:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Finally got my new wheels fitted! Dead pleased with how they look, as I've been after these for ages.

I need to get rid of the slight overspray on the tyres, which I'll do on Wednesday.

I know they won't be to everyone's taste, but C&C welcome





Ben G
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13th Apr 13 at 19:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

not keen. they look like steel wheels.
Firestate88
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13th Apr 13 at 19:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

im liking the new wheels but i think needs to go abit lower to finish off the look though to pull them off properly
kedowan
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13th Apr 13 at 20:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Love those wheels.
boylers11
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13th Apr 13 at 20:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Ben G
not keen. they look like steel wheels.


I know what you mean Ben and I think that's the reason I like them so much. Simple but effective.

I can't go any lower, the sump is already dangerously close to some of the roads on my route to work and the arch gap is perfect all the way around now (the pictures aren't great quality).

BeetleGav
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14th Apr 13 at 08:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Wheels look great! Good choice!
I don't think it needs to go lower its sat about right.

It's amazing how shit these look as standard but how great they look once modified

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