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#1 Steve

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:01 PM

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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#2 Stoney871

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:27 PM

Remap!!!

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

<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>


1. Genuine Body kit inc. Rear Spoiler
2. Custom Performance Exhaust
3. Induction Filter & upgrade Intercooler
4. Ecu Remap
5. Alloys & Lowering Springs


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

great list Lenny

Stoney, any more you would add to that?

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:20 PM

Led bulbs, dash light and switch panels colour change, carbon wrapped or dipped fascias, radio....,
Well my signature basically covers most of it. :)

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:18 PM

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

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:26 PM

great list Lenny
Stoney, any more you would add to that?

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

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:47 PM

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 >USB panel< when I can drag myself outdoors.

Not doing too 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 all declare all your mods to your insurers to stay 100% legal? :lol:

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

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

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:27 PM

  • 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
Any thoughts on this order?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

id prob go

wheels and tyres
suspension
brakes
exhaust/induction/intercooler (if fitted)
turbo
remap

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

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

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

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

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

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
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:06 AM

  • 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
Any thoughts on this order?


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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