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Old 19-03-2019, 20:29   #31
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Old 19-03-2019, 21:17   #32
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What are your thoughts on the MeisterR coilovers? I had GT1s on my old IX, but was thinking of the less expensive ones for my VI for the time being (I think Meister can possibly upgrade them to GT1s at a future time, which means it isn't a total loss to buy the cheaper ones first?)

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I think they are fine to be honest. Better than running lowering springs in terms of ride and composure and against the TME springs (which felt very soft in comparison) they are a marked improvement in that the whole things feels a lot sharper.
Iíve no experience of anything higher speccíd so Iím none the wiser in that respect but these coil-overs work for me and seem decent quality for the price.
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Old 20-03-2019, 21:22   #33
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White wheels - they really are a pain but on the Evo I wouldnt have any other colour. To begin with i thought they cleaned up alright but once you really start to get in there with some compound polish you find that white can be much much whiter.

After maybe a few months of ownership the wheels had to come off.



Rinse, bit of Dragons Breath, nice soapy wash and then another rinse off.
After which they still looked terrible!







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Old 20-03-2019, 21:42   #34
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The end result of some proper invested time. I remember spending nearly 2 hours per wheel once I realised the yellow tinge actually polished out



Started with a traffic film remover and then a citrus cleaner. Following that a wipe over with a panel prep spray.
I had some old tube of scratch remover which I thought I'd try first, just to see. Once I saw the yellow turned back to white I slapped more on and worked it in fairly hard with a conical sponge attachment for the drill. I followed this up with a less aggressive polish, again using the drill attachment and ended with a finishing polish.

This was then wiped back over with panel prep and finally a ceramic coating applied.







They turned out loads better than I originally expected but it was a lot of work - I wouldnt do it again. Be easier just to send them away to be repainted!
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Old 20-03-2019, 21:55   #35
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Look great ,terrible to keep clean Iíve tried almost everything on the market .
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Such a big improvement...Def worth the time spent on them ...
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Old 21-03-2019, 17:15   #37
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Mine stay lovely and clean with Gteknic wheel armour C4 I think it is... Don't get me wrong, I don't use the brakes very often which helps too.... let the car do the cornering work
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Old 22-03-2019, 16:33   #38
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I mentioned that after getting the naca duct back the paint was a bit off and it stood out against the rest of the bonnet.

I thought a carbon version would look quite good as a replacement and I'm sure it would have been had all the ones I tried not been total rubbish.
The two piece OEM style one I purchased first was a hopeless fit as the bolts were bonded in the wrong positions. One half ended in the bin after I lost patience with it!
The next one I bought which cost even more than the first but was only a single piece item was again affected with One Eyed Willy precision - bolts didn't line up and the overall shape was terrible. So I sent it back and they gave me another, which I also sent back.

So as more of a temporary measure I decided to have a go at vinyl wrapping it.
Now as a first attempt at this I'd picked a pretty challenging shape and it did give me a fair bit of grief. The inside top corners were a nightmare to cover as one piece because they go against the direction of the surrounding edges meaning you either have too much excess or not enough material.
Anyway after a couple of failed attempts I did end up with a not perfect but suitable finish.





It actually looked alright and I liked the matt carbon effect.



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You are quite the Artist Ollie looks great mate well done
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Cheers Rob. Obviously most of this is old hat now as it was a while ago - wheels need more work and the naca duct went back to being painted - but that story comes a bit later...
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The all important Tommi boot sticker was past its best. This was the first thing I bought for the car but took ages to getting around to fit it. Itís not exactly the same but looks good now that itís done.

The original


Removing the old one


AutoGlym tar remover to clean off the old glue


The finished article - subtle differences but overall same design.
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Great job with the sticker, where did you bought?. Look nice
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Got the boot sticker from FCM motorsport
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Saw one of these on a lovely yellow V and decided I wanted one too.

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Keeping with the engine I replaced the underbonnet heat shield. Seeing it hang down at the corners everytime the bonnet was lifted started to annoy me as it really let the engine bay down.

The original one




The new one. A marked improvement





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