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Steve

For those who like to modify their car and add their own touch… what mods would you apply to your car first? Wheels, spoilers or performance mods, in which order would you modify your ride? What Top 5 Mods you would do first?

Stoney871
Remap!!!
Lenny
[quote name='Steve' timestamp='1356699086' post='223143']
<p>For those who like to modify their car and add their own touch&hellip; what mods would you apply to your car first? Wheels, spoilers or performance mods, in which order would you modify your ride? What Top 5 Mods you would do first?</p>
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1. Genuine Body kit inc. Rear Spoiler
2. Custom Performance Exhaust
3. Induction Filter & upgrade Intercooler
4. Ecu Remap
5. Alloys & Lowering Springs
Steve
great list Lenny

Stoney, any more you would add to that?
Stoney871
Led bulbs, dash light and switch panels colour change, carbon wrapped or dipped fascias, radio....,
Well my signature basically covers most of it. :)
Vade
1) Wheels - you HAVE to do this first unless it doesnt need doing. Nothing worse than seeing a car with a beefy bodykit with a set of caravan wheels.............

2) Stereo - Got wheels, now sounds. You dont want a 1936 wireless in ya motor after spending a grand on ya rims....

3) Bodykit - Now youre getting somewhere........will compliment those wheels nicely.

4) Exhaust - You have the bodykit with a massive gaping hole at the back and a pissy little exhaust pipe. Get a grip and grab a big bore ;)

5) Air Filter/Induction kit - Exhaust coupled with this will add at least a meatier sound and possibly slightly better performance
Lenny
[quote name='Steve' timestamp='1356722373' post='223183']
great list Lenny
Stoney, any more you would add to that?
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Thanks Steve,
What about yourself mate,
Any plans to fit a performance induction filter and remap to the kuga?
Well worth it. And more MPG
Dal.
For mine it's:

1. Bluefin stage 1 remap
2. AS Gen3 larger intercooler
3. Stage 2 map :P
4. Black powdercoated alloys
5. Powerflex torque link & lower front wishbone bushes.

^done those actually already^

Going to be fitting my Ford USB music box and [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CD-DVD-Players-USB-interface-modification-Panel-For-Ford-Focus-05-11-Black-K-/321044960618?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item4abfc5556a"]>USB panel<[/url] when I can drag myself outdoors.

Not doing [i]too[/i] many mods also lets me stay with a mainstream insurer rather than having to go to a specialist and paying silly amounts. As I assume you [b]all[/b] declare all your mods to your insurers to stay 100% legal? :lol:
dan_st170
for me it would have to be;

1. wheels ( make or break a car imo)
2. exhaust
3. induction kit
4. remap
5. suspension - nothing more than 30mm drop
Mondyghiax
[list=1]
[*]Brakes (Power is no good with out control)
[*]Suspension (Power is no good with out control)
[*]Wheels and Tyres (Power is no good with out control)
[*]Induction kit / Exhaust
[*]Re-map
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Any thoughts on this order?
martyntdci
id prob go

wheels and tyres
suspension
brakes
exhaust/induction/intercooler (if fitted)
turbo
remap
b1g_dav3
1. HID's (I has a legal kit now ;]) with CREE sidelights and fogs
2. Remap/Chip
3. Suspension bushes
4. Foam/Cotton panel filter
5. New brake pads/larger brakes depending on car
Chester
1) Interior lighting first, especially to light up the footwells as they're dark at night
2) A thorough detail. Can't afford to buy new but like cars looking tidy
3) Revamp in the infotainment department
4) Some decent rubber. Tyres always get missed!
5) Next on the agenda: probably brakes
yunii
I would do first is
1. alloys
2. colourcode.
3. de-tango
4. stereo upgrade if needed & speakers etc.
4.tints.
5.wind deflecters.
6. brakes upgrade.
thats it for now, before mrs. finds out where our budgets going :D
yunii
FOCA
[quote name='Mondyghiax' timestamp='1357143470' post='223963']
[list=1]
[*]Brakes (Power is no good with out control)

[*]Suspension (Power is no good with out control)

[*]Wheels and Tyres (Power is no good with out control)

[*]Induction kit / Exhaust

[*]Re-map
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Any thoughts on this order?
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It depends on the car - good modifiing is "fixing" the shortfalls of the car, ie if you have an ST220 and you drive it hard - the brakes are barely adequate braking from 150mph (off road, of course!) - plenty power - poor traction, so st225 brakes and an LSD are on the cards

But -

Most modern Fords have great handling, and you don't really need bigger wheels/ tyres (bigger wheels (eg 18s) dont make that much difference and are mostly for looks, same with lowering the car, often the handling is worse

So if you have a 1.4L or 1.6L Fiesta or Focus etc, the standard brakes, wheels, tyres,/ handling are probably more than up to the job,(if looked after/ serviced + decent tyres fitted) and all you really need is MORE POWER :)
Focus_IRE
For me it would be more cosmetic :)

- 3D Number Plates
- Colour Coding front Fog Surrounds
- Cree Side Lights
- Carbon Wrap Spoiler/ Carbon Wrap Grille
- Mist Water Jets
- Had Wind deflectors ( But broke few weeks ago so will have to get new ones :) )

To Do:
- Rear Tints and Sun Strip
- Alloys
- Paint Calipers
- Custom Leather Interior
Wildfire78
Used to like lairy/ugly boy racer crap when i was younger (34 now) but my plans for THIS car are.....

1 Nice set of black 17/18" wheels
2 Lower it slightly so the wheels FIT the arch (not look like its on stilts but also not so the wheel is inside the arch)
3 powerflow exhaust to get a deeper sound but not to loud
4 maybe get some nice tinted rear lights if i can find any?
5 And get rid of the wood effect dash .....maybe with carbon film...
JamesFRD
For me id start with the visuals first. Small things like de-badging, some HID's, slight window tints, a new set of rims like BBS or any nice looking oem rims. Get it lowered on some lowering springs and fit a new exhaust so it sounds better! If i was to ever mod the engine my zetec then i would have to drop in a puma 1.7 engine, but then id have to get some serious performance mods for the handling.
JamesMalin
[quote name='Steve' timestamp='1356699086' post='223143']

For those who like to modify their car and add their own touch… what mods would you apply to your car first? Wheels, spoilers or performance mods, in which order would you modify your ride? What Top 5 Mods you would do first?
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Top 5 in order :-

1. Tyres
2. Exhaust System (Manifold/CAT/Back Box)
3. Upgrade Brakes (Bigger/Better)
4. Suspension (Coilovers/Strut Braces/Polybushes)
5. Lights (HiD)

These mods would only be done on a car i'd intend to use on a track for track days.

I'm not one for flashy alloys or body kits or bright interior lighst everywhere. I like to keep it as standard as possible and replace with standard or an upgrade on standard as and where possible.

If you want a faster better car then buy one! :)
Hassen
[quote name='FOCA' timestamp='1357692974' post='225308']

It depends on the car - good modifiing is "fixing" the shortfalls of the car, ie if you have an ST220 and you drive it hard - the brakes are barely adequate braking from 150mph (off road, of course!) - plenty power - poor traction, so st225 brakes and an LSD are on the cards

But -

Most modern Fords have great handling, and you don't really need bigger wheels/ tyres (bigger wheels (eg 18s) dont make that much difference and are mostly for looks, same with lowering the car, often the handling is worse

So if you have a 1.4L or 1.6L Fiesta or Focus etc, the standard brakes, wheels, tyres,/ handling are probably more than up to the job,(if looked after/ serviced + decent tyres fitted) and all you really need is MORE POWER :)
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I agree about handling being decent along with the brakes. At the end of the day, I think it all depends on preference and how you drive your car.
More power I think is the best bang for your buck. Remap would put the biggest smile on your face as well.

My top 5 list:

1. Air filter. I am dubious of the efficacy of whole induction kits. Check out the Mighty Car Mods episode about that. Very educational. Cheapest option of getting a reusable air filter from K&N or Green Cotton will add a nice sound and make the car run better with a slightly improved fuel efficiency. So far have done that to 3 different cars: 2 Foci, 1 Renault Megane and 1 Seat Leon. Very happy with the results.

2. Wind deflectors. Quieter cabin on long motorway journeys. Not too expensive mod and the car looks nicer I think.

3. Sound system. Nothing beats a decent sound system while driving by yourself. Always puts a smile on my face when I crank the volume to a good tune.

4. Remap. Thinking maybe Superchips Bluefin for the ease of access and good reviews from what I have read.

5. Suspension. Shocks, springs ,anti roll bars and exhaust.

This is my current wishlist :)
Ibrahim
[i][b][u]I would put mods in this order:[/u][/b][/i]

[b]1). [/b]A straight through pipe custom made cat-back exhaust so it can release the gases quicker and not damage the engine.

[b]2). [/b]Nitrous kit for that moment when a bmw M3 pulls up along side you.

[b]3).[/b] Remapping ECU for performance.

[b]4).[/b] 4-2-1 Manifold (because its overall better than a good looking air induction kit which is tiny and most probably the wrong colour code that you want).

[b]5). [/b]Fit a Turbocharger including a blow off valve as it has better forced air induction than (air filter/air induction kit).


[i]Haha i would have gone for neon lights but I would prefer to drive a car that is fast!![/i]
[i]I couldnt imagine modifying your car with alloys, body kits and then it goes slower than a prius[/i].

:huh:
BIGBAZ
1. engine mods 2. ecu remap 3. stability eg. bushes, anti-roll bar , strut braces 4. alloys and all terrain tyres 5. body work . 6. interior .


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