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Old Sep 6th, 2012, 20:31   #1
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i would like to thank everyone on the forum as i personally see my car as a product of the forum as without a lot of u guys advice and help the car probably wouldnt be on the road or at least not as enjoyable as it is! so many thanks everyone for all the help!
dave

after this lovely summer we have been having and working constantly for a month , i finally managed to give the car a good wash, it's come a long way from when i got it as pics could hopefully show
work done up to now
clear side markers
eggcrate grill
S/s twin dtm exhaust
factory fitted HID's(more hassle than theyre worth)
all round wind deflectors
16" galacticas on just now but purchased 17" wolfrace's from Jabe which will get refurb'd and powder coated black maybe? 17's in t summer, galacticas in t winter?
forge motorsport dump valve
pipercross panel filter
boost gauge
double din dvd,tv,bluetooth etc
and changed all the dash bulbs too
and todays arrival is the rear window volvo blind(thanks for the info Alex)
am really loving the car and the colour is tops!
and yes the DSA light is on soon as i get out the drive lol!
anyway thinking about what next, am keen to upgrade the brakes and knocking from rear pass side could mean shocks will need doing soon so might look at upgrades
any helpful advice on next upgrade always much appreciated
and yes it took me till i was 41 to get the car i wanted!!(and for 750!!)

and i know its not up to ur standards Gary but its gettin there!
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Nice car

Those factory Xenons or aftermarket?

Also what stereo is that?


EDIT: ignore the xenons question, I was too keen for photos and didn't read the mods haha!
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Looking good Dave!
A did say that was a nice colour when a met you that day...
A think Black alloy's would suit the colour aswell..
Did you never try the Fly-eye kit on the front lights then?
Dials look good too,i,m thinking of buying the Illumiglo dials for mine
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Nice car

Those factory Xenons or aftermarket?

Also what stereo is that?
Factory hid's and the stereo is eonon
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i would like to thank everyone on the forum as i personally see my car as a product of the forum as without a lot of u guys advice and help the car probably wouldnt be on the road or at least not as enjoyable as it is! so many thanks everyone for all the help!
dave

after this lovely summer we have been having and working constantly for a month , i finally managed to give the car a good wash, it's come a long way from when i got it as pics could hopefully show
work done up to now
clear side markers
eggcrate grill
factory fitted HID's(more hassle than theyre worth)
all round wind deflectors
16" galacticas on just now but purchased 17" wolfrace's from Jabe which will get refurb'd and powder coated black maybe? 17's in t summer, galacticas in t winter?
forge motorsport dump valve
pipercross panel filter
boost gauge
double din dvd,tv,bluetooth etc
and changed all the dash bulbs too
and todays arrival is the rear window volvo blind(thanks for the info Alex)
am really loving the car and the colour is tops!
and yes the DSA light is on soon as i get out the drive lol!
anyway thinking about what next, am keen to upgrade the brakes and knocking from rear pass side could mean shocks will need doing soon so might look at upgrades
any helpful advice on next upgrade always much appreciated
and yes it took me till i was 41 to get the car i wanted!!(and for 750!!)

and i know its not up to ur standards Gary but its gettin there!
Your car cost 750, but mine cost me 3,500! Who's the mug here then?
Plus, mine isn't a T4!

It is looking really tidy and I love the blue instrument lights.

I have thought about doing this conversion too, but just put the standard, expensive Volvo bulbs in last year, so maybe next year for this.

I like the colour of your car too, as it is very rare and eye catching.
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+1 on the dash lights, I like them.

They seem to be brighter on the 30mph and 120mph though, is there a bulb out near the top or are they just brighter and don't distribute the light very evenly?

Also love the colour, never seen one like that one the roads before
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Looking good Dave!
A did say that was a nice colour when a met you that day...
A think Black alloy's would suit the colour aswell..
Did you never try the Fly-eye kit on the front lights then?
Dials look good too,i,m thinking of buying the Illumiglo dials for mine
Cheers Neil. never bothered with the headlights but was lookin to do the fogs maybe?
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+1 on the dash lights, I like them.

They seem to be brighter on the 30mph and 120mph though, is there a bulb out near the top or are they just brighter and don't distribute the light very evenly?

Also love the colour, never seen one like that one the roads before
Had to change a couple of them tonight and they werent all the same. Going to have to buy another few to make them all match
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