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Back in November 2011 I laid up the Evo VI I'd bought new on June 10th 2000, initially it was just for a few months but its not been used since.

Its shared garage space with a few really nice german cars since then but I decided after some health issues earlier in the year that it was time to get it back on the road. It only has 50k on it and it had a major overhaul at NR in 2010 so it should be in good fettle after fluid changes and a check over.

So I've not posted here in nearly six years, sorry guys! Looking forward to getting it back on the road.

One thing I could do with is where to get correct size plates for a VI from, I've used the personal plate on another car. Any suggestions welcome.

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Fred
 

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Welcome back, glad you're back on the road.

I'd suggest checking things like your tyres and brakes and perhaps book in for a health check and service with a local specialist just to be sure. Seven years is a long time to have a car stood doing nothing :thumbup:
 

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Cheers Mike, yes agreed. I'll probably junk the tyres. The brake fluid will be replaced and it will have a full check and service by someone I trust.
 

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They may be ok, depends on how they look as the rubber perishes. Check the brakes to ensure nothing has seized. NR should be able to get it peachy again for you.

Time to enjoy it again.
 

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I use proregplates. You want 330mm x 165 (standard jap plate size for the front and either the same for the rear or standard uk rear.
 

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I use proregplates. You want 330mm x 165 (standard jap plate size for the front and either the same for the rear or standard uk rear.
+1 for proplates.co.uk
 

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I laid mine up for seven years. Same cambelt and tyres from when I got it 11 years ago. No issues at all. Will prob force myself into a cambelt. As long as tyres are not cracked and held pressure will be all good. Still going strong after two trips to ring! Good service and she will be peachy. Don't waste money if u don't have to.
 

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Guys how do you order non standrd plate sizes from proregplates? I cant can't seem to find an option on the website and they have not responded to my email.

Alternatively are there any other suppliers people recommend?

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Gary
 

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Guys how do you order non standrd plate sizes from proregplates? I cant can't seem to find an option on the website and they have not responded to my email.

Alternatively are there any other suppliers people recommend?

Thanks
Gary
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Welcome back :smthumbup:coolsm:

You must be looking forward to getting the Evo back on the road :coolsm:..... Just in time for the Summer :D
 

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Yeah I am, it will be interesting to see how some 17 year old Jap metal breathed on by a top bloke in Lincoln compares with one of the best modern German cars.

I'm looking forward to finding out :)
 

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She got an MOT on Friday but I couldn't get to pick her up until today. Nice gentle 50 mile trip home just settling in after our six year break as it was evening rush hour and that paddle clutch was interesting after a PDK.

Towards home on some country roads I opened her up. Magic, that Nick bloke was a special man.

Within an hour I was in my 991 GT3, the latter is better but I think the Evo is quicker up to legal speeds. Its amazing how quickly the Evo turns in to a corner after a long time driving back to front cars.

We are truly lucky to be able to have such cars.

Its off to Rustbuster on Friday to have its nether regions attended to and as the Porsche clearly has much better suspension I'm tempted by some Ohlins.

Its good to be an Evo driver again :)

Fred
 
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