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Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #30 on: January 12, 2012, 23:45:13 PM
hiya :)

I'm suborn like that, change is scary and new.... better to just stick with the old ')
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Haha!

Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #31 on: February 03, 2012, 18:49:50 PM
Had a couple of rides over the past two years.

Built a Golf mk2 2.0 16v then the floorpan fell through.

At this point I built a 160bhp golf mk3 TDi, this was then written off when a police car decided it liked landing on top of parked cars.

Had a BMW 120d mSport for a short while.

Finished building my new Golf Mk2 16v about a month ago and then had a Tensioner fail on me and that engine came out last night. Currently sat with a 2.0 block and a 2.8 vr6 block wondering what to stick in it. Due to this incident I have an ultra cool euro style timing belt.
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Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #32 on: February 03, 2012, 19:03:25 PM
My Ride - Yamaha XJ6-s Diversion


Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #33 on: February 03, 2012, 19:22:59 PM


Few days ago after the timing belt went.





Few of the latest install.
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Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #34 on: February 04, 2012, 20:33:36 PM
And here's my bit of fun... And just behind is my daily driver..


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Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #35 on: February 05, 2012, 10:51:35 AM





Running Bilstein Shocks, Tein springs -40mm and a stupid powerflow backbox.
Unfortunately minus the front splitter.

Whilst I've had it i've done:

Replaced drivers central locking solenoid as it screeched like a stabbed baboon.
Replaced entire drivers electric window mechanism.
Replaced fuel filler neck
Changed headunit
Need to change the speakers as there is more holes than swiss cheese.

The car is booked in at the garage on Thursday for it's clutch and oil leak to be taken care of.
All in though, not too shabby for £650.

Now if you'll excuse me, It's snowing and I've got a 4x4 to play in :D
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Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #36 on: February 11, 2012, 10:04:13 AM
You know that moment where you start a job and you get carried away...



Sorry for the poor quality, found holes under the mounting point for the battery so ended up grinding it all down to get it patched and then one conversation later with my painter and the seem welds are getting taken down to the metal. Semi-smooth bay ahoy.

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Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #37 on: February 11, 2012, 20:18:43 PM
You know that moment where you start a job and you get carried away...



Sorry for the poor quality, found holes under the mounting point for the battery so ended up grinding it all down to get it patched and then one conversation later with my painter and the seem welds are getting taken down to the metal. Semi-smooth bay ahoy.

Smooth bay's FTL!

I know what you mean about getting carried away.  I've just splashed out on a new Denso Lambda, rocker gasket kit + grommets and CTS from RockAuto!
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Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #38 on: February 13, 2012, 08:20:01 AM
Haha it's a nightmare. I'm keeping a lot of it but smoothing the strut legs and keeping all of the other shape, only other thing that is getting smoothed is the aerial grommit on the wing.

Back to VW after work for some VW loom tape. Built a full loom last night and it came out really well.

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Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #39 on: February 13, 2012, 12:55:32 PM
Haha it's a nightmare. I'm keeping a lot of it but smoothing the strut legs and keeping all of the other shape, only other thing that is getting smoothed is the aerial grommit on the wing.

Back to VW after work for some VW loom tape. Built a full loom last night and it came out really well.

I've always wanted to have a go at restoring car, or putting a diesel engine into another car (like something sporty) but i've always been worried about the wiring being too hard for me.
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Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #40 on: February 13, 2012, 13:09:43 PM
If I have issues I've got a lot of support around me so it helps a lot really and they are all really good in different areas.

Always live by this... Learn by doing.

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Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #41 on: July 26, 2013, 01:51:12 AM
Been quite a while since I was around these parts. Had this beauty since last September:





2008 E92 BMW 335d


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Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #42 on: July 26, 2013, 09:20:13 AM
That's smart Jaimz, I bet it shifts. Company car or your own?

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Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #43 on: July 29, 2013, 20:13:36 PM
All mine.

286bhp
155mph limited
0-60 in a shade over 6 seconds.

Bloody lovely machine.


Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #44 on: August 10, 2013, 19:52:51 PM
Recently I went from this 16 year old 5 speed tiptronic FTO GPX with 105,000 miles on the clock :-

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To this 18 year old 5 speed manual FTO GPX that's done less than 50,000 miles.

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So far I have :-

Had it fully serviced with new cambelt, spark plugs, all filters, all fluids, track rod end, drop links etc.
Fitted Enkei 17" alloys from an Evo 8 with Goodyear Eagle F1 235/40 tyres.
Wilwood 4 pot big brake upgrade and braided brake hoses front and rear.
Fullly adjustable BC Racing coilover suspension.  Running about 5cm lower at the front and 3cm lower at the rear.
Lightweight aluminium rear sway arms.
20mm rear ARB.
Front and rear strut braces.
Carbon fibre bonnet and boot.
Retro facelift front bumper fit.  Not perfect, but then the bumper looked like it had been accident damaged at some point :(
Removed ariel
Complete respray in original imperial red.

The car came with a very loud exhaust, ITG air filter and aftermarket steering wheel.  It's like new inside and still has the original tape player and 6 CD changer(which broke last weekend).

There are very few things I want to do with the car now other than use it, it's my daily driver.  I'm sure at some point I'll get a piggy back ECU and have it properly tuned once I've changed the exhaust manifolds, downpipes and mid section for something more performance orientated.  That should get me another whopping 10~20bhp :D

All in all, ace car to drive.  Much lighter than standard and has considerable grip with the tyre upgrade from 205 to 235.
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