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karl

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right i'm starting one from the off with this one, lol.

 

here my first real decent pics of it.

 

when i got it...

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/K-TintZ/Pic-0203.jpg

 

from this i had to replace te lower arms, all brakes and rear back box.

 

it cost me £100 to buy and about £70 on parts. the lower arms came from the gti as they where new anyway. took it for the mot which it passed (had a little fun with the lambda on the way) and taxed it.

 

runs loads better than the gti in EVERY way!!!

 

its got 91K on the clock and the cambelt was done at 84k. gonna give it a good service soon as i get chance.

 

so far, it has all the gti interior, bar the steering wheel as that was scuffed anyway. my skirts and front bumper are waiting to be painted, then they'll be on. i then had to buy some new alloys(£100)...

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/K-TintZ/Pic-0220.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/K-TintZ/Pic-0221.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/K-TintZ/Pic-0222.jpg

 

as all the tyres where shot on the last alloys, plus one alloy was cracked :censored:

 

these wheel could do with a bit of paint as they've been sat in a mechanics garage for a while and are filthy and chipped to buggery.

 

so open to opinions on wheel colour??? tbh i quite like the wheels in white, dont look too bad imo. but was thinking a gun metal or maybe a tad lighter. then go with darker lights theme then too.

 

 

what you all think. not a bad bargin if you ask me!!!

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cheers, i cant wait to get my skirts fitted and wheels re painted. although, as for those i really cant decide what colour. i love them in white, but look too plain in silver, and will loose the size illusion if i go dark. so dont know, lol.

 

will look better lowered, but i quite like the ride as it is... so will have to see how the it with the skirts first.

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my wheels are on now too :D

 

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/K-TintZ/Pic-0293.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/K-TintZ/Pic-0289.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/K-TintZ/Pic-0294.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/K-TintZ/Pic-0288.jpg

 

 

yes i intend on removing the tow bar, lol

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i think i prefer the white wheels, but thats just my opinion. will look smart once you get the skirts on!!!! oh and lower it by about 40mm imo! :thumb: im awaiting my skirts back from the paint shop at the mo!

 

 

skirts awaiting paint :thumb:

 

yeah i intend lowering it. the pics dont do the wheels justice at all!!

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i think i prefer the white wheels, but thats just my opinion. will look smart once you get the skirts on!!!! oh and lower it by about 40mm imo! :thumb: im awaiting my skirts back from the paint shop at the mo!

im with you, i dont think them wheels suit it. the colour escort kid mentioned might look good but personal opinion. get it slamed, roof spoiler and twin ovals pokin out the back!

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my mega expensive (£2.88) splitter fitted. this bumper is cracked so its only a temp fit untill my gti bumper and skirts are painted. then it'll all get swapped over.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/K-TintZ/Pic-0313.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/K-TintZ/Pic-0315.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/K-TintZ/Pic-0307.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/K-TintZ/Pic-0300-1.jpg

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