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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:37 AM

liking the gloss black grills fella and once the front is done it will look sweet



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:20 AM

Thanks guys...can't wait to get the front end done!

 

What you guys reckon about wheel colours then? I actually quite like the standard silver when it's clean, think it's nice contrast or somethin. I had always wanted a gunmetal/anthracite type colour in the past, but now with the rest of the car complete, I don't think it will work. Gloss black wouldn't have been my first choice, but I'm thinking that it will fit the car best, to complement the gloss black theme already goin on, with wing mirrors, spoiler, centre lower lip on the front, diffuser section on the back, and all grilles and surrounds when I get them finished.

 

Just worry that because it wasn't my first choice, it would be a costly mistake-a to make-a! On the other hand, my boy is begging for gloss black, so at least one of us is guaranteed to be happy, and I think I'll like the finished result, as long as I keep em shiny and keep my tyre walls slicked!

 

Maybe I should start a new thread for a photshop request and to get some opinions...



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:26 AM

Thanks guys...can't wait to get the front end done!
 
What you guys reckon about wheel colours then? I actually quite like the standard silver when it's clean, think it's nice contrast or somethin. I had always wanted a gunmetal/anthracite type colour in the past, but now with the rest of the car complete, I don't think it will work. Gloss black wouldn't have been my first choice, but I'm thinking that it will fit the car best, to complement the gloss black theme already goin on, with wing mirrors, spoiler, centre lower lip on the front, diffuser section on the back, and all grilles and surrounds when I get them finished.
 
Just worry that because it wasn't my first choice, it would be a costly mistake-a to make-a! On the other hand, my boy is begging for gloss black, so at least one of us is guaranteed to be happy, and I think I'll like the finished result, as long as I keep em shiny and keep my tyre walls slicked!
 
Maybe I should start a new thread for a photshop request and to get some opinions...

If you have a steel wheel,
Throw some black paint on it and sit it on the hub mate,
I think black goes well with light coloured cars but n your blue,
I'd go with silver or lime green,
The st rims catch the light nicely and look good rolling at 20mph catching the light,
Not sure if they would have the same effect in black,

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:34 AM

The st rims catch the light nicely and look good rolling at 20mph catching the light,
Not sure if they would have the same effect in black,

 

My fears exactly buddy, would worry that they'd just blend in too much! Maybe if I went for some sort of metallic black finish with a bit of a sparkle in it? Love driving past glass shop fronts when the car's gleaming and seeing how good it looks in the reflection when tipping along...not that I'd take my eyes off the road ahead or anything!

 

Ah I dunno. The lime green would be different that's for sure, but too OTT for me, Doing the calipers something brighter has crossed my mind though, especially if I go for dark wheels. Decisions decisions!

 

How's this for a plan buddy...I'll get em done black, if they don't suit I'll allow you to take them off me for your silver car and I'll take yours in return, won't even charge you for the privilege...deal?! :lol:



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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:20 AM

My fears exactly buddy,
How's this for a plan buddy...I'll get em done black, if they don't suit I'll allow you to take them off me for your silver car and I'll take yours in return, won't even charge you for the privilege...deal?! :lol:

:lol: you'll have to ask Vicki about that one,
Bronze may be an option,
Or plasti coat black then if you don't like,
You just peel it off,

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:45 AM

Haha, was pretty sure you wouldn't be jumping at that 'offer'!

 

I've looked into plastidip for quite a while now...seems a brilliant product and hard to go wrong with. But at about £15 a can, and then I'd want the glossifier stuff as well for a gloss finish, I'd be not far off the cost I can get them blasted back to bare metal and resprayed for I think.

 

I've seen bronze and copper on some STs and think it's looks class...black one on STOC with copper wheels and a few other trims in the same colour and it looks stunning, but just think black is so much more of a blank canvas, think I'm pretty limited on my blue. It's gonna be somethin pretty stock along the black/grey/silver lines, wouldn't even go with white, so think a photoshop or two is required!



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:40 AM

I think black would work well fella would tie in a the other bits you are doing gloss black but at the end of the day is your car so your decision with black the wheels woudnt show up the brake dust so much lol



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:50 AM

Was thinkin that myself! Still need to be kept clean and shiny though, and think the tyres would def need to be kept black and slicked otherwise they'll look that horrible browny colour against black wheels. I've had an insight a couple of times as to what grey/anthracite might look like through brake dust alone!

 

Meant to take a side profile pic of the car yesterday evening to upload for a photoshop request, or even to use on that vrimz website, but forgot all about it. Will do it this evening.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 09:56 PM

Car looks awesome after all the mods. I wonder how it sounds. Btw, did you get it remapped or anything?



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:04 AM

Thanks bud. To be honest, I'm not sure how it sounds! I don't notice a huge difference from inside the cabin...there's definitely a bit of a growl from it when under boost that wasn't there before, but I'd love to hear it from outside of the car myself.  That would mean letting somebody else floor it though, and not too sure how I'd feel about that! I dropped a guy off a couple of weeks ago though and we had just been talking about exhausts on the way home (there was a wee corrolla in front of us and we had just been talking about how it's exhaust would drive ye mental!) and when I saw him the next day first thing he said was that exhaust sounded great as I was taking off after letting him out.

 

No remap...yet. Seriously considering it though as I'm thinkin it could be with me for a while yet. If I were able to get an extra few MPG from it then doing my mileage it'd pay for itself pretty quick I reckon. Plus the extra enjoyment of having about 30 more horses to play with as and when they were needed would be nice!

 

I've contacted a few different places up north that I've read good reviews about on forums and that. Pretty set on one now, but it's an hour and a half away, so just need to try work out a time that would suit as I don't have much annual leave left to play about with. They do a before and after RR so you see the improvement figures, but they're quoting 165-170, and pretty sure they have a guarantee to refund and return to standard if not completely happy. Nothing to lose really...apart from my clutch maybe!



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:03 AM

That's cool regarding the remap. The price quoted is very decent and like you said, with the mileage, it would pay for itself by saving on fuel.

 

Also, do consider a tuning box as well as the new ones do a very good job. I know a lot of people wouldn't agree with me on this, but I have had one for the last few months and it has paid for itself by saving on my fuel bills. Granted it took a lot of tweaking of the settings to get what I wanted from it but there is now the option of either going for an eco or max mode with the twist of two buttons on the box. Another upside is the amount of low end torque that is very usable on a day to day basis rather than just having most of the torque at the top end of the rev range. Major downside was that it was not as easy as I thought to fit it as the engine bay is quite cramped for that connection,



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 07:19 PM

Looks very smart, friend has the same two tone interior. Only thing letting it down IMO is the spoiler

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 07:31 PM

The Spoiler is neat!
And makes your car stand out from the rest...
Doesn't let it down at all...

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 07:47 PM

I think even on the rs the spoiler is a little too OTT, only my personal opinion mind

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:29 AM

Looks very smart, friend has the same two tone interior. Only thing letting it down IMO is the spoiler

 

 

The Spoiler is neat!
And makes your car stand out from the rest...
Doesn't let it down at all...

 

Haha, case in point right there that it's an opinion divider...and we're all entitled to our own so no worries!

 

Cheers for the compliments lads. If I'm honest, I even change my own mind about the spoiler from time to time, but it hasn't come off yet! If I could get an ST style one in my colour I'd be all over it, but they're near impossible to come by (as it would need to have already been sprayed, as ST didn't come in my colour) so my only options are the RS one in black or colour coded MS design one I have (see pics on page 1).

 

That's cool regarding the remap. The price quoted is very decent and like you said, with the mileage, it would pay for itself by saving on fuel.

 

Also, do consider a tuning box as well as the new ones do a very good job.

 

Sorry pal, I was quoting the bhp figures there, wasn't very clear, but the price is £200, maybe a bit less with a forum discount.

 

I actually ran a TDI-tuning box for a while there but it wasn't an adjustable one. Actually bought it cheap through ebay as a trial but was just never comfortable with it. Noticed more mid-range power (was like a second turbo kicking in just under 3000rpm) but not really enough to overcome my paranoia!

 

Fitting on the 2.0 TDCi is dead easy as the common rail plug is at the front, so I should probably really consider one of the more expensive adjustable boxes if I'm considering a remap.  Honestly though, the thought of leaving it to the pros, having it tweaked til I'm happy, the before and after rolling road figures and the refund if unsatisfied is tipping the balance over a box.



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