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project plans!

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by LPMorgan, 5 April 2012.

  1. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    I would do them all the same time if funds allow.

    Let's be honest though, not one of us ever stick to our budgets! :lol:
     
  2. LPMorgan

    LPMorgan Road Burner

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    what are opinions on boot spoilers as the standard one looks too bulky? but i think it would silly to have front lip and flared arches without a spoiler. what could be done?
     
  3. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    It's FWD isn't it? In that case it's pointless. Flared wheel arches keep subtle and the front lip won't effect how the back looks. Spoiler-less imo, or a small lip spoiler.
     
  4. LPMorgan

    LPMorgan Road Burner

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    could i use one from another car?
     
  5. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    A lip spoiler? Or a spoiler in general?
     
  6. LPMorgan

    LPMorgan Road Burner

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    a rear boot spoiler, lip or general
     
  7. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    Then yeah, but you'll have to spot on with your measurements.
     
  8. LPMorgan

    LPMorgan Road Burner

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    i just dunno what to do, as it looks big and bulky, would be like a monet painting with a big blob of paint in the middle!
     
  9. LPMorgan

    LPMorgan Road Burner

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    but first things 1st i need to get the car and then get the lip done then rims then get lowering lol
     
  10. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    Buying the car would be a good start! :lol: Found any you like yet?
     
  11. LPMorgan

    LPMorgan Road Burner

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    primera p11 GT lol been looking for coilovers but can't find any anywhere lol
     
  12. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    Quick eBay search found some fully adjustable D2 coilovers: here. They can customise the spring rates as well.

    I meant cars you wanted to view lol.
     
  13. LPMorgan

    LPMorgan Road Burner

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    oh cheers can't view ebay as my phone is poo lol cheers mate, i've seen some but they are by a company called BC? they are racing coilovers though. for £595
     
  14. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    Also found these. You can't be looking very hard lol. The BCs look very good imo. Spring rates are similar to mine.

    Edit... You beat me to it.
     
  15. LPMorgan

    LPMorgan Road Burner

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    lol they are a brilliant price IMO too, they look pretty smart
     
  16. LPMorgan

    LPMorgan Road Burner

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    is the spring rate that you've got is it comfortable for driving distances?
     
  17. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    The BCs will be quite stiff though (although you soon get used to it). If you want to avoid stiff then the D2s offer lower spring rates and should be able to tailor the kit to your needs.

    It is once you're used to it. The factors you need to consider are...

    - How good are the roads around you?
    - How often do you get on the twisties?
    - How comfortable you want to keep things.

    If it was my car then the BCs would be fine for me. My spring rates are 7kg/mm front and 6.5kg/mm rear so with the D2s you could go for something a little bit softer. With the BCs it is set. But I can't tell you exactly what to go for as my knowledge is limited to BMWs.

    As with anything it'll be a compromise. So you may have to slow down over bumpy roads and speed bumps, but country lanes become great fun. I like the trade off tbh because as soon as you get to the right road you notice such a difference.
     
  18. LPMorgan

    LPMorgan Road Burner

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    roads are pretty good round here not many speed bumps and roads are well kept. i'll be hitting quite a few b roads when i go visit my old man lol
     
  19. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    There you go. In that case either set should be fine.
     
  20. LPMorgan

    LPMorgan Road Burner

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    i could just get softer seats? lol to cancel the chassis stiffness?
     
  21. Prince

    Prince Torque King

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    :lol:
     
  22. LPMorgan

    LPMorgan Road Burner

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    i meant comfort wise ha ha
     
  23. aston

    aston The Torque Meister

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    When are you hoping to buy the car?
     
  24. LPMorgan

    LPMorgan Road Burner

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    when possible
     
  25. fredkruger

    fredkruger Torque Junkie

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    its like all projects the longer you have the car the more you will spend on it.you will buy parts try them if they dont work sell them and try other parts.also sometimes you get the chance to buy parts that come up for sale for mates rates and are too good to turn down.your car will keep evolveing the longer you have it.or untill you get bored with it.or drive something faster with better handling.its just fun doing it and seeing the fruits of your labour.and cuts and bruises.
     
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