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Hi all here is my st500 Stripe as she is known in our house

Items completed
Rs clutch
Block mod
M factory lsd
Wheels refurbed (new centre caps)
Callipers painted
Drivers seat refurbed and seats fed
Kit off ceramic coating
Full detail and stone chip fixed
Section 59 exhaust
Airtec intercooler stage 2
Gearbox torque mount
Cp320
all suspension and stability items replaced
Full waxoyl underneath
New shocks b12 kit
Engine/coolant/ancillary hoses

Items not completed in order of importance
Braided brake hoses
Recirc valve (got)
Plenum (got)
Rs vac lines (got)
New headlight lenses
Engine forging
Block painted
 

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Hi all here is my st500 Stripe as she is known in our house

Items completed
25mm lowering eibachs
Rs clutch
Block mod
M factory lsd
A weird exhaust that I cant workout what it is Ill get some underneath pics at some point Im sure someone will know what it is

Items not completed in order of importance

Kit off ceramic coating
Wheels refurbed
Callipers painted
Drivers seat refurbed and seats fed
all suspension and stability items replaced preferably all in one hit and everything painted before fitting
Full waxoyl underneath

Maybe mp260 Im currently undecided on power upgrades
If you can get an MR290, I think that may be a better one. I started by looking at an MP260 and quickly decided an MR290 is the one I want. Well, actually I wanted an MR310 but they do not do that anymore!
 

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Honestly the lsd is much more important than tuning it sticks like weetabix now , it reminds me of my old cozzie 4x4 the way it sucks you into corners 🥰
 

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Had these on my ST170 and found them a good tyre myself.
Ive always liked yokies they are a bit soft so they wear out quickly but I dont get to drive it much anyway lol so they last 🙄 I use yokie bluearths on my work car and they kick up as much spray as an artic when its raining 👍 handle really well too
 

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Wheels and callipers are booked in for next Monday going for graphite grey again and red callipers 👍 967D8374-1D0E-47CF-9299-7656CE236FB9.jpeg ps I dont know why it comes on upside down
It's the way you hold your phone when taking a picture, there's a thread on how to take them to ensure they post the right way.

Cars looking nice, have you always had your reg with that spacing? Ever had any issues?
 

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It's the way you hold your phone when taking a picture, there's a thread on how to take them to ensure they post the right way.

Cars looking nice, have you always had your reg with that spacing? Ever had any issues?
Ahh ok 👌 I uploaded it about ten times and was thinking there must be something I have done wrong somewhere 🤣 , and yeah Ive always had it like that and never had a problem so far 🤞 it doesnt look right any other way
 

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Arrrrgh Ive got a dilemma , bought a spare wheel as one of mine was slightly buckled when I bought the car so I bought another one for when they go in for refurb next week and its white (have asked the refurb to be graphite) I put the white up against the car just to see and it looks amazing 😍 but I have 2 bikes with white wheels and they are an absolute nightmare to keep clean 😢 ps yes Im a moron and I even read the link on how to take a picture properly 🙄 Ive put the wheel away now so this one will have to do 🤣
 

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I used to have white wheels on mine and I only had to drive 10 minutes and they'd be dirty, felt like I was constantly cleaning them, never again!
 

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I used to have white wheels on mine and I only had to drive 10 minutes and they'd be dirty, felt like I was constantly cleaning them, never again!
but they are so enticing with their whiteness 🤣 they really stand out maybe I could go white not clean them and have white/brake dust ? And occasionally have white 🤔
 

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Very much so! I nearly bought white TD 1.2's, the biggest proble I had was the barrel of the wheel was a nightmare to clean properly so had to come off the car for deep cleans and I just got bored of doing it.
 

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They would look so good though 🤯 I already know how much of a chore white is on my bikes 🏍 They have already ordered the paint so dont think I can change now anyway , and Im not going to ask if they can either 🤣🤣🤣
 

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Really nice looking st 500 good start on the mods too, are you planning on going down the polybush route when you get the suspension parts done?.
 

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Really nice looking st 500 good start on the mods too, are you planning on going down the polybush route when you get the suspension parts done?.
thankyou ☺ Yes I will but I probably wont do the arb bushes with polys Ill just get new oem ones , I did them on one of my cozzies and it really annoyed me so I changed it back after a month 👍
 
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