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    my car







    any ideas on mods????
    got about £800 to spend on my babyyyyyyy

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    Welcome mate.

    Suspension
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    And not sure about that wood inside personally. Other than that, looks great !

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    how do! get some nice big wheels mate ! looks nice, wheels will set it off...

    as LN says not sure on the wood but each to their own.

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    i fancied the wood ....now not so sure...
    what alloys would u suggest...i not very up on that sort of thing?

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    nice.. like that, but as said before new wheels/suspension will def. make that car.. :grin:

    oh, and the best thing i did this weekend was to debadge the car.. easy.. just a little elbow grease to get the glue off, but it was free and looks great.. so maybe lose some badges (not the middle one) ?

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    theres loads you could get, obviously. best bet is to check the gallery and maybe some sites and see if you see what styles you like - then the good people here will no doubt have loads of suggestions for you!

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    can i fit 18in wheels without any problems?seen these on gallery
    18" BK Racing 604 with 215/35/18 Hankook's

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    nice looking car there mate and welcome to AS.

    If I had £800 this is what I'd do:

    Debadge the rear for sure. The vauxhall and the Astra badges will come off with gentle warming with a hair dryer and an old credit card. Then wash and polish up the boot and it'll look neat.

    Some second hand alloys will look good too, since your budget is £800 half that should score some 17s - more for 18s ( which will look better but take more of your budget and more for tyres ) - There are alloys going through the for sale / wanted forums here from time to time, have a look. You need 5 stud wheels for yours.

    Anyway you've spent say half your budget with the above. Next up maybe tinted windows, just a light classy tint. Looks great on silver cars. Say £150-£200 for a good job.

    Paint the brake calipers. Again helps clean up the car a little. This will cost about £20 and can be done yourself.

    Philips Silver Vision bulbs for the front headlights and the rear lights... will get rid of the orange ( 'fried egg' ) effect - but they still light up orange and are totally legal. About £15 a set ( I think? )

    Set of lowering springs. e.g. 30mm eibachs about £120 ish. Improves handling a lot and lowers the stance. A must if you get bigger alloys on it.

    De-restrict the airbox and shove a £25 PVD panel filter in there.

    Prob have some cash left from all that too me thinks!
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    18s will go on provided you get the right offset.

    Defo needs some alloys. Looking nice
    MINXY BUTLER-HENDERSON

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    Quote Originally Posted by billp22
    can i fit 18in wheels without any problems?
    18s will be fine with the correct offset and tyre size.. brilliant :grin:

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