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Bigayal

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Welcome along Alan.
A little modification goes a long way and makes it personal to you.

Its got my air freshener and rubbish all over it does that count as personal 🤦‍♂
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Welcome! I know the feeling about the rust and stone chips. Still working out how to deal with a bunch of it myself. I am not a big modification fan, but I think that the car sits a bit too high. Ford Performance actually sell some Eibach Pro springs that just drop it 25mm all around. Going to have that done myself in a month and a bit. I think with your car it would look awesome. The wheel colour is amazing! Is it just graphite or does it have a specific colour code?

Im not actually 100% on the colour I think they were like it when my business partner bought it 🤔 it definitely looks like a glossed graphite , there is a chunk of the graphite missing and its deffo a lot darker Ill put a pic on after this 👍 and where I live is really bumpy 25mm lower would be scraping in most place 🙄
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Thats the colour difference where my Missus kerbed it 🤣🙄😢

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Alan get them refurbished.Attached File  20191113_122424.jpg   368.43KB   0 downloads
Got mine done at the Wheel specialist.

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Alan get them refurbished. 20191113_122424.jpg
Got mine done at the Wheel specialist.

Yeah they are getting done but I want them the same colour or very close to it Im going to do the callipers blue again too while they are off 👍

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Just so you know Im not adverse to a bit of a colour change 🤣
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Buy them from Andy at A&K Motorsport on here & you will likely get a bigger discount & certainly unbeatable service/quicker delivery!!   :grin:

 

I have actually got them ordered from DreamScience and they will fit it for me, when I leave it with them for the Block Mod!


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Bigayal

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Right so change of plan I was made an offer I couldnt refuse for big orange so shes gone Im now looking for another car 🤣 maybe in white this time 👍

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I have actually got them ordered from DreamScience and they will fit it for me, when I leave it with them for the Block Mod!

 

Just be sure all the bits go back on your car afterwards then.......................


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Im not actually 100% on the colour I think they were like it when my business partner bought it it definitely looks like a glossed graphite , there is a chunk of the graphite missing and its deffo a lot darker Ill put a pic on after this and where I live is really bumpy 25mm lower would be scraping in most place

 

Ouch! Aside from bumps that I avoid, I think I would be okay. I hope! Also, with regards to the wheel refurbish, I second @Mick.M with getting it done at The Wheel Specialist. I took mine there and they have quoted a really decent price, and will do the metallic silver, or a metallic graphite/gunmetal colour for me. Saw their process too, fantastic really.

 

 

 

Just be sure all the bits go back on your car afterwards then.......................

 

Oh? I would be very displeased if they left something out...



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Ouch! Aside from bumps that I avoid, I think I would be okay. I hope! Also, with regards to the wheel refurbish, I second @Mick.M with getting it done at The Wheel Specialist. I took mine there and they have quoted a really decent price, and will do the metallic silver, or a metallic graphite/gunmetal colour for me. Saw their process too, fantastic really.
 
 
 
Oh? I would be very displeased if they left something out...


I dont actually have an st at the moment I looked at a 500 yesterday which was nice but just didnt have much paperwork with it / no bills receipts anything just the service book I made an offer based on the fact I would have to do cam belt and a full service etc which wasnt accepted 🙄 so I walked away , Im looking at another one today so fingers crossed Ill be back in the club 🤣
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I dont actually have an st at the moment I looked at a 500 yesterday which was nice but just didnt have much paperwork with it / no bills receipts anything just the service book I made an offer based on the fact I would have to do cam belt and a full service etc which wasnt accepted so I walked away , Im looking at another one today so fingers crossed Ill be back in the club

 

The problem is with the latest data protection act. When I sold my 500 I had a huge folder with every receipt for everything I had ever done to the car. All the servicing, repairs, & modifications. All receipts & everything. The dealer couldn't accept it so I ended up bringing it all home & putting it on the fire. Hence when the next person bought my car all they got was the service book & V5 which didn't even have my name on now to be able to trace me & ask for the paperwork privately which I would have happily given them!

Therefore if you are asking for such paperwork from a dealer they will not have it nor could they give it to you even if they did. From a private seller you might have better luck but even then they would be technically breaking the law giving it to you I suspect!


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Ok new update Ill be getting the 500 at about 1 this afternoon they have accepted my offer 👍 Ill upload some pics later 🥰
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Im back in the game 👍 completely standard apart from stainless exhaust and eibach springs
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Nice! At least it has the stripes, & seats still! You'd be amazed the number of people who buy these then decide they don't like the stripes & seats so take them off/out and then still declare them as a 500!!

 

Just remember to keep the myth going..........................if anyone asks you the 500 is down to it having 500bhp.  :shifty:

 

You'd also be amazed how many times I got asked that by supposedly knowledgeable car 'enthusiasts'......................of course I always put them right-not!!

 

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This was mine before I did a couple of other cosmetic tweaks to her like spraying the foglight covers black & meshing them to match the grilles, & adding a splitter & spoiler. Still miss her!!!


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