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DirtyB
I have a question im hoping someone can help with, im looking to undergo a few mods to an escort estate, such as coilover lowering & exhaust.. my questions are.. 1: will normal coilovers from a standerd mk6 escort fit an estate escort? and 2: does anyone know where to get a straight-through exhaust system for an estate? Thanks ppl..
Lenny
Hi,
Welcome to the forum,
Spax coil overs for a Estate Model [url="http://global.ebay.com/SPAX-RSX-COILOVER-KIT-FORD-ESCORT-MK6-ESTATE-96-99/270492949105/item"]Click Here [/url]
and it may be cheaper to purchase a custom built exhaust kit,
Heres a Stainless Manifold [url="http://global.ebay.com/FORD-ESCORT-MK5-MK6-STAINLESS-STEEL-EXHAUST-MANIFOLD/120742973544/item"]Click Here [/url]
and a Mongoose De-Cat system [url="http://global.ebay.com/FORD-ESCORT-ZETEC-16v-MK5MK6-MONGOOSE-EXHAUST-DECAT/300281972402/item"]Click Here [/url]
hope this helps mate B)
Danny87
Those coilovers look mean! Can imagine it now, an Escort estate lowered with massive alloys, it would look sooo cool :)
Lenny
[quote name='Danny87' timestamp='1317128745' post='145984']
Those coilovers look mean! Can imagine it now, an Escort estate lowered with massive alloys, it would look sooo cool :)
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Yeah with shark fin aerial on the top rear centre of it,
low long ans steamline looking,
id nearly sell my foci B)

Nothing like that out there on road at the momment really, all the more reason to do it,
looking foward to seeing some pics.
Danny87
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1317139552' post='145997']
id nearly sell my foci B)
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Haha same here mate, I've always liked Escorts and you're right it would be really unique modding an estate. Unfortunately lots of Escorts have made their way to the great scrapyard in the sky now :( lol.
Lenny
[quote name='Danny87' timestamp='1317140902' post='146001']
Haha same here mate, I've always liked Escorts and you're right it would be really unique modding an estate. Unfortunately lots of Escorts have made their way to the great scrapyard in the sky now :( lol.
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True
all the more reason for DirtyB to reserect the Beast, and with a range of versions in the scrap yard the modding world is his oyster :D

id also remove the side plastic strips and smooth the body,
upgrade the wing mirrors to led and smooth over the indicator holes in the wings,

lol getting me goin now :lol:
Danny87
Lol yeah me too, would be great fun and what an awesome project! I really do wish I had more space in my drive so I could get a cheap Escort or even an older Fiesta and mod it up to my liking. I've never really done any modding with my cars so I do feel like I'm losing out :D.
Lenny
[quote name='Danny87' timestamp='1317141613' post='146005']
Lol yeah me too, would be great fun and what an awesome project! I really do wish I had more space in my drive so I could get a cheap Escort or even an older Fiesta and mod it up to my liking. I've never really done any modding with my cars so I do feel like I'm losing out :D.
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I think the older you are when you start modifying your car the better,
as you will be more sensible with your money
I modded this when I was 18 my first car bought it standard for £1,000 a 1997 1.3 Toyota Starlet modifications total to almost £8000 modifying can be very addictive as once you started you just keep finding more bits to further enhance the car,
sold it two years ago for £2500 as a Full Glanza replica was a money pit!
Also nearly broke my two front teeth pulling off the original steering wheel
I now know if pulling off the old one leave the retaining nut on the bolt; half a rotation to stop ot from
flying off the bolt and hitting you in the face, good advise that

although if your sensible with your money, and bide your time when modding, look at other peoples modifications on forums like this too,
can help save you money on modding and give you inspiration as to what you would like to achieve.

I wouldn’t do the whole sub install thing again its nice but not very practical,

Sorry to take this off the Main Topic Guys.


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Danny87
Lenny, I really do love your old Starlet, but I see what you're saying if we were do to the same thing now we're older the chances are we'd do more tastefull stuff. I think to a certain extent it's probably a faze that lots of us go through when we're younger, I know when I was 18/19 and in college any standard car was wrong, and as long as it had a big exhaust and a spoiler it was cool! :D

I mean if I were to do anything to my Fiesta then it would be really subtle stuff, like some colour coding and I would probably leave the interior alone apart from a Zetec-S steering wheel which I really do want :P I also want to spray my airbox red - but that's probably the most 'chavy' mod I'd do. If anything I'm more interested in making the car feel like mine, and not just a Fiesta if you know what I mean... I'd love sideskirts too and I've tried them on in Photoshop and I think if I could get some Zetec-S skirts for a 5door then I'd whack them on. Problem is as far as I know the Zetec S MK5 Fiesta only came in 3door, don't know whether that's changed with newer models.


Dan
Lenny
[quote name='Danny87' timestamp='1317222467' post='146140']

If anything I'm more interested in making the car feel like mine, and not just a Fiesta if you know what I mean... I'd love sideskirts too and I've tried them on in Photoshop and I think if I could get some Zetec-S skirts for a 5door then I'd whack them on. Problem is as far as I know the Zetec S MK5 Fiesta only came in 3door, don't know whether that's changed with newer models.

Dan
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[font="Calibri"]I couldn't agree more with that post,
I'm 26 now and I've two kids aged 2 and 4 so subs are a thing of the past for me now, buggy in the boot now unless I get an under seat flat sub, which look good but I don't know if the kick would be the same, [/font][font="Calibri"][/font][font="Calibri"]
Air-freshener hanging on the rear view mirror in the starlet used to blow against the windscreen with the bass :wacko: [/font]

[font="Calibri"]If you do get a set of Zetec side skirts for it mate they wouldn't be too hard to modify,
[/font][font="Calibri"]It would be a job for the panel beaters but they could chop the skirt in the centre,
[/font][font="Calibri"]Mount either piece to the car and fibreglass or filler in the centre piece, and then smooth out the filler to match the flow of the skirt.
[/font][font="Calibri"]The rear doors will be blocked from opening due to the side skirt so a paring down of the skirt will also be required,
[/font][font="Calibri"]Depending on how far the skirts come up the side of the car, you may prefer to mount the skirt,
[/font][font="Calibri"]Cut the shape of the door from the skirt and mount the piece you have cut out, on to the door panel to keep the flow of the car correct and still 100% functional [/font]
B)


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