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Author My new motor :-) finally!
CORSA NUT
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   24th Nov 12 at 18:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well finally sorted my new daily driver RB5 was just too bad on fuel so will be getting sold soon.

Offered the guy £3200 on EBay and drove to Wakefield today to pick it up.

It's a 2003 Mk1 Octavia VRS in black magic. Only 64K with FSH and a recent cambelt. Nearly new Goodyear Eagle F1's all round with a new alloy and matching new tyre as a spare.

Revo select+ remap with controller running approx 210/220 bhp.
Lowered on H&R springs.
Leon cupra splitter.
Magnex system.
Poly dogbone mount, can really feel this working.
Bluetooth stereo with hands free calls and music etc, fucking loving this.

Up to now I've realised it's bloody quick, easily on par with the RB5 although handling isn't exactly amazing. And it's brilliant on fuel, did 39 MPG sitting at 70 in 5th all the way home. Should crack 30 aroun town which is an improvment on the 19/20 I'm getting now













Gonna go to town on it indoors over Xmas with my DA and this lot



This is the new 'CityGo' rear badge which I'm putting on the back instead of the green jobbie, looks more modern IMO



Other plans are to take off the Revo stickers and gay green tape on the alloys. Pain Calipers silver or black.

[Edited on 24-11-2012 by CORSA NUT]
CORSA NUT
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24th Nov 12 at 18:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Can't seem to find a mark anywhere on the outside or inside either! Bloody mint
Minty_Fresh
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24th Nov 12 at 18:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nice purchase..
CORSA NUT
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24th Nov 12 at 18:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Took me long enough to decide what to get. Best all round car at the moment for us.



BarnshaW
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24th Nov 12 at 18:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

very smart that, like it
Rich H
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24th Nov 12 at 18:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I do still quite like these, especially in terms of VFM and the level of kit you get on them (plus the fact even a simple remap can liven them up nicely!) that said they are starting to look a little dated imho.

Like the rear badge mod
Jamie-C
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24th Nov 12 at 18:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nice
CORSA NUT
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24th Nov 12 at 18:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah have to agree about them being dated esp. the from end. Saying that when driving it, it didn't feel old etc the inside is really subtle and the black and white is right up my street
Bonney
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24th Nov 12 at 18:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just ordered one of the powerflex lower engine mount kits for mine, Only hered good things about them!
CORSA NUT
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24th Nov 12 at 19:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Honestly Bonney I've driven loads of these and you can actually feel it working. It has a slightly harsh effect on the overall feel and ride quality but it's worth it.

Gonna get some ARB's soon methinks as it does wollow a tad at the back
antnee
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24th Nov 12 at 19:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah the dogbone mount bushes make a huge difference, its on my list of stuff to buy for my new one
Bonney
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24th Nov 12 at 19:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Only worry i have is mine is going on a golf diesel, So im thinking its going to be a slightly bit more harsh when its ticking over!
belton
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24th Nov 12 at 19:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I had one of the polybush mounts on my fabia and it was brilliant, like you said it's weird but you can really feel it working.
Car looks mint mate, these are really big cars in flesh aren't they! Still fairly comfy with 5 people in it
antnee
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24th Nov 12 at 19:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You generally only notice any extra vibration when the engine is cold and on tick over. Most non-car people would never notice a thing!
CORSA NUT
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24th Nov 12 at 19:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah mate the boot is HUGE and does feel big to drive!

Bonney I've heard when there first fitted the steering wheel shakes more at standstill etc but this dies down. I went over unsettled ground with all 4 wheels bobbing and it felt like there was a steel girder running all the way through the car. Hard to describe but you get what I mean?
Rich H
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24th Nov 12 at 19:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Not sure if the link will work or not, but is this of any interest to you?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3848157843203&set=a.1031065577657.2005671.1255897966&type=1&theater

I'm not friends with him on FB but have worked with him a couple of times so can get in contact with him easily enough for you if you are
CORSA NUT
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24th Nov 12 at 19:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

That looks great Rich, any other time I'd have that but not going to be playing too much with this for now.

Getting new front door and windows soon hence the cheaper car
Ben G
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24th Nov 12 at 19:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks like a great example. bodywork looks mark free (as you said).

i'm not too keen on the shape of these but they make a nice family barge.

has it got wheel spacers on the rear?
big eck
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24th Nov 12 at 19:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

At last. Looks nice mate but you should have went for the LCR
nathy_87
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24th Nov 12 at 20:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nice purchase.

64K on a 03. Impresive.

Can you tell me what size that badge is please.
Bonney
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24th Nov 12 at 20:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Think i know what you mean, it just firms everything up and makes it more responsive
CORSA NUT
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24th Nov 12 at 20:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Ben G
looks like a great example. bodywork looks mark free (as you said).

i'm not too keen on the shape of these but they make a nice family barge.

has it got wheel spacers on the rear?


I went through all his old posts on Briskoda and it seems there's 20mm spacers all around. Good spotting fella
CORSA NUT
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quote:
Originally posted by big eck
At last. Looks nice mate but you should have went for the LCR


Too much £££££ mate
Mertin
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24th Nov 12 at 20:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks like a good example, always liked these too and would be high up the list for something with power and space. I think the golf must have similar consumption to a scooby, I usually only see 20mpg tops in town, reached 30 (just) with the mrs driving it on a 120 mile journey at 60. Id only see 26-28.
As for the mount in a diesel, mine was bad for vibration but when altering my idle on vagcom it seemed to idle lower than others (ever so slightly) as soon as u touched the throttle and brought it off idle any vibration disappeared.
CORSA NUT
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24th Nov 12 at 20:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by nathy_87
Nice purchase.

64K on a 03. Impresive.

Can you tell me what size that badge is please.


I know the ones I was looking at all had 100k+ on them. It's in amazing condition which I'm going to keep it in

Just measured the badge mate and it's 90mm. Not actually sure if its too big TBH without looking tomorrow but been told if you snap off the lugs you just bond it on.

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