I think you can get a decent level of finish if you do it by yourself with rattle cans. The key to it is to take your time for the preparation work and get it all done properly even before applying the paint. Get a small electric sander. I bought one for 20 euro here and it was a huge time saver. There are youtube videos to learn from how to paint the parts. It's something that you do need good weather and warmer temperatures to make it work. You could always just get a paint shop to get it done for you as well
From my research, and there was lots of it, the best starting place is getting a decent headunit. I can't vouch for the sound quality for the one you liked but a decent Pioneer one will do the job. You might get less bells and whistles, but the sound quality and the Bluetooth compatibility will be well worth it. If you don't mind, also check out Amazon Warehouse deals and Ebay for open box returns etc. That will save you a few £££.
That looks/sounds awesome. I had a good look at the torque curve more than anything and exactly what I would like mine to look like which would suit my driving needs as I mainly do National roads at 100km/h or Motorway at 120 km/h. The max torque is at the lower end and that way you don't have to rev the engine hard to get the grin factor. As a result of that, you end up getting better mpg. Exactly what I would like for myself. I might just show the guys your print out for them to get an idea what I am looking for.
Does the car feel like a different animal now? I bet it's a lot more fun to drive
And yea, if we all listened to Lenny, the human race would not be able to continue since we would all end up castrated lol. He does have a point though on doing the mods when no one is around
Mudz, I don't mind at all and if you want info re head units and sound systems, check out my thread as well. I will link it once I am at the laptop.
Word of warning, sound system upgrades can be quite addictive. Just ask Lenny and Kieran lol
The custom work they do is pretty impressive and I think they do Magnaflow as well. I reckon it's tough to sort out phone calls when you are in the UK. One of the cheap options is to buy credits on Skype and then call them from it. Or better, ask them if they are on Skype and you could video call them.
Right next to Souhan's they run a place for food and drinks! That's where most people go wait while work is being done on their car. I could drive down there as its about 1hr away from me only! I could always convince myself that I need a better simpler free flowing exhaust on the car with a nice tip...for fuel efficiency reasons of course
Take your time with the sound upgrades and get it done right. I rushed my connections as well and then went back to do them right. I think now, with all the mid bass, there seems to be a rattle from the left front door and it drives me mad as it distracts from the music!
The Silent Coat is pretty impressive stuff. The difference it makes is quite staggering because I remember how it used to sound before and after. Plus, the noise levels in the cabin has dropped by about 5-7db, which is discernable,
Fuel for your car shouldn't be too bad. How many mpg do you get roughly? The road to Trim from Dublin isn't too bad and not too boring. I am not too sure how much the Ferry would be as there are 2 options: the slow and fast ferry. Where will you be taking it from? There are a few ferry companies, so check them out and if you book in advance, it's cheaper.
I am as surprised as you to hear that it's cheaper here than in the UK! What kind of work are you hoping to get done? The exchange rate does help a lot
I seen Souhan's work on Lenny's car and recommend them. Their website is informative and the guys will answer your questions promptly. If you driving here, we will have to try to meet up as I would love to hear the sound system in your car. Plus, Souhan is in Trim and I am not too far of a drive away