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    Show car or track car?

    Ok ill admit it. After selling my highly modded hatch iv wondered where it is and will finally admit i miss it a bit... ok a lot!

    Anyways. Iv been thinking in a few months time of buying a coupe as a toy. My original thoughts were to buy a coupe turbo and strip it out and use it for track days.

    However im not really into racing it round tracks and know sooner or later id want to make it look good as oppose to go fast.

    So.....

    Do I buy a turbo and make it look good and occasional track use.

    Or get a 1.8 forget about track use and make an out and out show car.

    I dont think it would be worth getting a turbo if it was just going to be done for show but im not entirely sure.

    And just to be clear this wouldnt be an everyday car. i have my diesel civic for that (which would also be towing the trailer that the coupe would be on)

    Any thoughts or opinions would be brilliant.

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    Track car FTW.
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    If your not into "racing round a track" then there is probably no point in spending the extra in buying/insuring and running a turbo.

    By a 1.8 paint it white and make it a show stopper
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    Quote Originally Posted by linea_rossa View Post
    If your not into "racing round a track" then there is probably no point in spending the extra in buying/insuring and running a turbo.

    By a 1.8 paint it white and make it a show stopper

    Thats the sort of route i was leaning more towards. As my hatch wasnt really styled for racing.

    And iv got something far nicer than white lined up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan87 View Post
    Thats the sort of route i was leaning more towards. As my hatch wasnt really styled for racing.

    And iv got something far nicer than white lined up!
    now ryan i know you love pink but you dont really want to paint it pink do you???
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    Quote Originally Posted by linea_rossa View Post
    now ryan i know you love pink but you dont really want to paint it pink do you???

    Well.........

    Iv just been told. Steph said white's a good idea and seeing as she'll have to put up with it she has got a wee say in it! (that and i need to keep her sweet).

    So now considering maybe a cab sprayed BMW pearl white.

    Dunno yet. Just an idea im toying with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan87 View Post
    Well.........

    Iv just been told. Steph said white's a good idea and seeing as she'll have to put up with it she has got a wee say in it! (that and i need to keep her sweet).

    So now considering maybe a cab sprayed BMW pearl white.

    Dunno yet. Just an idea im toying with.
    or a 1.8 cab linea rossa with 20's on?????

    Not sure if white would work on a cab, the black roof might take some of the effect away.

    Sorry to have suggested white, now you cant change your mind. Women hey
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    Quote Originally Posted by linea_rossa View Post
    or a 1.8 cab linea rossa with 20's on?????

    Not sure if white would work on a cab, the black roof might take some of the effect away.

    Sorry to have suggested white, now you cant change your mind. Women hey

    I dunno. Black roof and wheels may tie in nicely.

    And dont worry about the suggestion. Seeing as ill be paying for it think the final choice will be mine (im the boss and Steph says im allowed to say that!)

    And i couldnt have your Cab bud. Id feel so bad for changing it as i love it how it is!

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    What about changing the black roof to red then?

    White with red roof could be
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan87 View Post
    I dunno. Black roof and wheels may tie in nicely.

    And dont worry about the suggestion. Seeing as ill be paying for it think the final choice will be mine (im the boss and Steph says im allowed to say that!)

    And i couldnt have your Cab bud. Id feel so bad for changing it as i love it how it is!
    Well i think you should thank steph for letting you be the boss!!

    Ha Ha, cheers dude! one day i want to sell it the next i dont!

    Black wheels would tie in well, now your talking!!
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