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Hi all. New to this site but what i have seen so far has really impressed me.

 

I own a 1995 Escort 1.8TDi, in deep purple. My friend and i have decided to strip it down and do it up. But we are unsure of which direction to take it in. We have decided to give it a sporty look, but not OTT or chavified.

 

If anyone has any suggestions, good websites or any other info, it would be greatly appreciated.

 

I am also looking into changing the engine. Would a 2.5l v6 Mondeo engine fit?

 

Many Thanks

 

Ryan

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I have thought about that, but i wanted to do summat different. was gonna do a respray too. maybe metallic blurple or metallic black with red/black interior and white lights and repeaters. thinkin about 17" mondeo softlines, suspension upgrade and the engine change. deffo need to change it.
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I'd keep the engine dude, them things are bomb proof. Just wind the turbo up on it, fit yourself a nice little release valve and you'll have yourself a decent diesel engine there that will last for years and have more torque than most other Escorts you'll see.

 

Just whatever you do.. don't go all Japanese with it, if you're wanting to be different (away from the GTi look) - go with the European look. Some of those look incredibly shexci!

 

Oh and welcome! :D

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yup... RS2000 2.0 16v 150BHP - get a doner car goes straight in

mondeo 2.0 16v silvertop engine 135BHP - use a 1.6 / 1.8 escort as a donor car just use the head and block from mondeo

1.6 CVH rs turbo engine 133BHP (tunable to 190-210 easily)- requires some wiring and modifying skill to fit, but plenty of muppets have managed it in the past its not too hard

1.8 zetec 16v engine 105/115/130bhp jjust find a rottern or crashed 1.8 escort and drop it in

 

anything lesser would be slower than what you have now

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"Something different" and "sporty" dont really go together. The GTi kit (or at the very least the Gti sides and rear with a different front [evotech or cossie bib]) are the only external mods that dont look chavy really.

 

As for engine changes. I'd start with a petrol base car unless the diesel's chassis is too good to scrap?

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"Something different" and "sporty" dont really go together. The GTi kit (or at the very least the Gti sides and rear with a different front [evotech or cossie bib]) are the only external mods that dont look chavy really.

 

As for engine changes. I'd start with a petrol base car unless the diesel's chassis is too good to scrap?

 

really theres nothing else that doesn't look chav... thanks

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Hello. The best advice I can give you is;

 

1. Don't buy ANY 'modification' parts for your car from chavfords (halfords)

 

2. GTi is dead.

 

3. Euro is the way forward.

 

4. Dishes, static drop, stretch tyres are hows its done. I've been told that sluts go nuts for static drops.

 

5. 17"+ is far to Fcuk*ng big.

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