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    Couple of pics - any thoughts?

    A couple of quick snowy pics of the latest car below. I said I wasn't going to modify it.. but obviously this is unlikely. It is essentially a run about so I'm not going to spend a fortune on it, but I think some well spent pennies could make it a lot better. I'm trying to get my hands dirty this time and do as much as I can myself - starting with a full service shortly.

    Any thoughts on some decent cheap mods? I'm thinking of trying some colour coding to the bump strips and door handles which should freshen the look up a bit. Panel filter and air box mods are a given. Ideally I would like a coupe bumper and to lower it on facelift 16s at some point. My private plate should be on shortly too, just waiting for the V5 to come through.

    So far I'm pretty pleased with it, considering my last Mk4 was a Z20LET the wee 1.6 goes well enough and is pretty smooth.




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    cheap mods;

    Springs, coupe headlights, face lift rear lights.

    colour code and delock.

    would probably leave it at that if its just a run around
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    4 bolts.

    I pretty much agree Cal, it just depends what decent bits pop up in the for sale section really. Just something to keep me busy really.
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    Colour coding, black B-pillar, and what you siad about the wheels sounds good too. Coupe bumper would look good and would obviously be easy because of the colour. Debadged grille and rear debadge? Tinted front/rear lights?

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    I agree with Cal as well. A lot of that you can do yourself with good results, and the other bits do pop up cheap now and again

    looks nice and tidy
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    wheels, springs, and colour code
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    coulour code your mirror base plates and your roof rails too - makes a worls of difference
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    All the suggestions are good so far, liking the idea of the B-pillar mod. Althogh I am actually preferring the original V-grill's now, well on my partners SXi anyway

    How about gettign some mud flaps You could also look at a brake upgrade tim, parts and money allowing.

    Ether the late spec tinted rear lights or Irmscher smokes ones would look good.

    Also maybe either an Irmscher bacl box or Jetex which you used to have on your old SXi.

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    Replace those rims, they look like something out of the 80s. Get a set of 16s off a Tigra or Meriva for something different. And the required SRi-style rear spoiler.
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