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    Alfa Romeo Giulietta modifications

    Also I think the Piper cams you listed are for the original Giulietta from the 1970's. Sorry to disappoint there
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    Alfa Romeo Giulietta modifications

    As for suspension, if you can afford it go for the Bilstein/Eibach B12 kit at around £750 from Balance Motorsport, if not you can get AP Racing coilovers which are less than £500, they offer adjustable height with fixed damping within a sensible range and are engineered by KW. I haven't listed...
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    Alfa Romeo Giulietta modifications

    Hi Rob, I too have been looking at the Giulietta 170 as my potential next car and what things can be done to it to make it more perfect. It makes life a bit difficult that whichever exhaust system you go for, you have to buy all the component parts seperately and mix and match which ones you...
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    Custom car and motorbike magazines for sale on Ebay

    Super Street collections now up; Lowrider and Hot Rod Deluxe to follow. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251967855732?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251967857205?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649...
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    Custom car and motorbike magazines for sale on Ebay

    More to come but listed so far: The Horse Backstreet Choppers #147 January 2015, #148 February/March 2015 and #149 April 2015 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251966691077?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 The Horse Backstreet Choppers #144 October 2014, #145 November 2014 and...
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    What's the best investment?

    But if I can find a nice condition unmolested one, freshen it up and keep it (shudder) stock, in 25 years' time, that should be pretty rare, right? Rare and valuable, especially being the first generation of Civic Type R's?
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    What's the best investment?

    What about an EK9 Type R? What are values like on those if I could find/import a good one?
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    What's the best investment?

    Cheers guys, although just to be clear, if I went for the classic it would NOT be my daily driver, nor hers when I pass it to her; I'd be keeping the GP and she'd be getting a first car that's as near to wrapping her up in bulletproof flame retardant cotton wool as technology will let us get...
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    What's the best investment?

    You probably don't know because I don't think I've been on for the past year or so but I had a major life change last year and became a father to a beautiful baby girl. Ever since then we've been struggling a bit having a three door hatchback although its getting easier now she's older...
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    What cars interest you the most

    I like the MK1 TA22 Celica and the Mk2 TE27 / KE25 Corollas, also the 90's Silvias, Honda Type R's, etc. Do also like the hot rods and muscle cars
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    Plastic engine cover - a necessary evil?

    Now I want to shoehorn a 2.5V6 in. I expect that conversation with the missus will follow the usual format...
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    introduction

    Word up, how are you doing? I'm gradually working my way back to being active here so if you need any duff information or rubbish banter I'm sure I can sort you out. There's a lot of people here who are actually intelligent too, hopefully you'll bump into them more often than you do me if...
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    Plastic engine cover - a necessary evil?

    It looks rubbish and now it's got a big crack all the way through the middle. Considering I'm planning getting some uprated leads and hoses and maybe a carbon airbox anyway, do I really need it? Does if offer any vital protection to the engine underneath? Or is it just to deaden the noise of...
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    Mishimoto Universal Intercoolers

    Saw these guys advertised in this month's edition of Fast Car... I know, I know, I'm a chav and old enough to know better but it makes me smile. Anyway, it got me wondering... can you have a universal intercooler? And would it be any good? If you could, and they would, isn't <£200 a bit on...
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    Wider wheels and performance

    Is an inch considered excessive?
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    Wider wheels and performance

    Err, yeah, that’s the one… Right, so I’ve baked my noodle trying to work this out, but I think I’ve almost cracked it… Standard, I've got 6x15" ET43 rims wearing 185/65 R15 88T's. T is 118mph rated, faster than Bella will ever go without being driven off a cliff :amazed: New rims...
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    Wider wheels and performance

    Thanks guys, appreciate this. I mainly want to make my car more aesthetically pleasing. Given that i spend 80% of my time in rush hour traffic, AND it being a 1.3 litre diesel FIAT there seems little point spending money on making it a BIT faster. I would however like to improve handling and...
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    Wider wheels and performance

    just for completeness, the offset is also different, going from et43 to et15, the 1010tires calculator says i gain 3mm of internal clearance, but stick out a further 53mm
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    Wider wheels and performance

    So I'm well aware that fitting larger diameter wheels to your car can slow it down some, but what if you stick to the same diameter but go 2 inches wider? I know there will be some wheel arch work needed, but how would those extra 2 inches affect performance and handling, especially when...
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    500 Looking for Performance Options

    Yeah, if you're wanting to keep costs down, you're looking at a decent airbox, stainless exhaust system, maybe a manifold and upgrades to the braking and suspension. I don't know if Forge or Ultra Racing have developed any chassis stiffening parts, so you could look at that too. Also see if...
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    1.3 to 1.6 diesel engine swap advice please?

    It does, I've checked it out on another forum. So the Piper exhaust system... will it fit?
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    1.3 to 1.6 diesel engine swap advice please?

    Does my car not have one? Why would the Vauxhall have one if I don't?
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    1.3 to 1.6 diesel engine swap advice please?

    Not meaning to bump a dead thread, but I would like to reiterate my question would the DPF-back exhaust system from Piper though for the 1.3 Corsa D SXI fit my GP given that the chassis and engine for the Corsa is provided by Fiat?
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    500 Looking for Performance Options

    I'm guessing the North American Fiat 500's may be a little different to the European models, but over here we have the 1.4 16v petrol making 100bhp which is good for 0-60 in 10.2 seconds and 113mph according to Fiat, does that sound like your car? Apparently there's a couple of supercharger...
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    Well, thats the Evo up for sale

    Me too... would an LPG conversion not have enabled you to keep it?
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    1.3 to 1.6 diesel engine swap advice please?

    So instead of changing the engine, I've been looking at what I can do with what I've got. Remaps/tuning boxes are the big noise, obviously. There's a DPF-back exhaust system from Piper though for the 1.3 Corsa D SXI which appears to have the engine and chassis supplied by Fiat... could...
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    1.3 to 1.6 diesel engine swap advice please?

    Thanks Intrujans, Very interesting... what turbo did you use?
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    1.3 to 1.6 diesel engine swap advice please?

    Basically what it says on the tin. I have a 1.3 diesel engine, the 90bhp 6-speed one, and I want to swap it for the 1.6 diesel engine out of the Grande Punto Sporting. What I want to know is: Aside from the new engine, what else do I need? Will I be able to get the benefit of the lower...
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    Stick with FWD or convert?

    Drums as standard, but if i'm modifying it properly I want Brembo's :-D
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    Where's a good coilover starting point?

    I like the look of the B12 kits Bilstein and Eibach have co-produced. Sounds like they improve handling without any major loss in ride quality, the price looks spot on and the firms behind them are two of the most reputable suspension manufacturers both with proven racing heritage. I'm saving...
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    Stick with FWD or convert?

    Perhaps... my inspiration was the 4WD (AWD?) S2000 Rally Grande Punto. That way I'd be able to use my car for different types of racing events... then again, do I really want to be rally driving my daily driver? I looked up the specs for the S2000 rally Grande. I was surprised to learn that...
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    Stick with FWD or convert?

    It's been a while since I asked a silly question and this just won't do. Not at all, let's face it, if I'm not saying something stupid, I'm sitting in the corner silently, again. :sad2: Suppose I decide to soup up my Grande rather than buying a new car. Cue fantasy shopping list in head...
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    Race Seats for a normal sized person?

    I'm 5 foot 7. I'm not small, I'm normal height, everyone else is just freakishly tall. Now that's out of the way... I want to get some more supportive seats in my car. I've got my eye on some OMP or FK Automotive recliners which reassuringly both have the tilt mechanism so I can still carry...
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    Welcome back - what you been up to then

    Do you know, it's probably the best car I've had. Fingers crossed, but so far it's definitely been the most reliable.
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    What is the best looking Toyota

    Seriously? No one else digs the TE27?
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    Things every driver should try

    She's still your number 1 then HDI? :lol: Rally driving experience!!! Did one for my 30th last year and it was awesome. Not only do you get to hoon around in awesome rally monsters, but you remember things you might have forgotten if you've been driving a long time and developed bad habits...
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    Welcome back - what you been up to then

    Hey Sid, welcome back... umm, actually, I guess you must have joined TC since last time I actively logged on, back in 2010 I think, just after I got my Grande Punto. So hey everybody, hows tricks? Not done anything to my car except keep her clean and serviced and so far she's been a well...
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    No More Max Power...

    Just as it looked like Rich Beach was bringing it back from the breach, in stepped Mark Guest to replace him as editor, and it went juvenile again. Whereas Rich had been looking to feature something a little bit different, he was starting to include some pretty cool features (a Skyline that...
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    anybody else ever been fooled

    What... the... frig?
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    Anyone know much about snow tyres?

    Re: Anyone snow tyres much? Sorry, I've not put this very well. It's All Weather Tyres rather than full studded snow tyres he's looking at. The problem is, he does actually need to be able to travel whatever the weather as he's responsible for looking after people with disabilities, many of...

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