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About oVerboost

  • Birthday 09/17/1982

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    Lupo GTi

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  1. oVerboost

    Wide body?

    Do you want it actual wide bodied or bolt on flared arches? I think the reason there isn't a kit is because the Lupo doesn't really lend itself to that look, I'm yet to see one that actually looks good as the shape of the arches on the non GTi models especially really don't work for a wide arch look.
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    Spacer help?!

    Depends on the wheel design, but yeah measure from the most outward point of the wheel.
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    Spacer help?!

    Chances are if you've got coilovers you probably have at least some negative camber anyway, as that usually happens when you lower a car so you should be fine with either 15/20 or 20/20.
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    Spacer help?!

    I would say you want 20mm fronts and 25mm rears, but double check to be sure. Is your car lowered? Any front camber adjustments done? This is mine on 8x15 ET35 wheels, with 15mm fronts and 20mm rears and front wheels with a touch of negative camber and the rear arches trimmed to stop them catching with 185/45/15 tyres as a comparison...
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    Hi, this is New noob from S.Korea

    Looks great! What information / parts are you wanting to get?
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    Lupo GTi (Jap import)

    It was on the Hyundai around 8 years ago... It was on the Porsche until last month or so lol - the DVLA have certainly had their money out of me for registration transfers and retentions. It's also been on many other cars over recent years including an Elise, another Boxster S, a few Clio 182's and a Focus RS Mk1.
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    Progress?

    I did consider an Up GTi before I bought my Lupo, but similarly the long wait after ordering, and the lack of demonstrators was enough to make me revert to my original plan, and currently I'm not regretting it at all. The mrs has a Seat Mii FR (company car from work - Seat main dealer) which I've driven many times, and they're decent enough little cars, just need that extra bit of power that the GTi would have. What will be interesting is whether there is much room for tuning on the Up GTi models, and whether long term it has any issues with running more power without internal upgrades. I like the look of them still, dislike the seats as they are simply regular Up seats with a different pattern where as they should have fitted something more supportive, or even more exclusive like they did on the mk4 R32. They are however great on fuel and cheap to insure (and tax obviously) from all the reviews I've read and watched online.
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    Spacer help?!

    Do you know what offset the wheels are? As this will help determine exactly what size spacers you will need. You can also use the willtheyfit website to enter wheel/tyre/offset information. Alternatively if you have the wheels fitted, you can measure the distance from the centre of the wheel to where you want the wheel to sit with a tape measure, and order up the spacers you need mm wise.
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    Lupo 1 litre

    Perhaps I should have worded it different, there is a chance that not all the flush will come out, and can potentially cause issues if enough of it stays in the engine. I've worked in the motor trade my whole life, and seen a few issues. Whether or not it does any harm to the engine is up to chance, but there is a risk, it's more a problem with new engines when you try to claim warranty and they test the oil, only to find that there is flush in there and they won't then pay out. But on that basis, I've never risked it personally, and as long as the engine is healthy there is no need. If you need to use a flush because your oil is gunky and crappy - a flush is unlikely to save your engine from the potential problems awaiting it when the oil ways are blocked solid, and no flush is going to remove that if it's been there a while.
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    Lupo GTi (Jap import)

    Modified the rear arches, painted the calipers so they are now bright red again and adjusted the suspension again and gave it a good clean and took a few photos at a car meet this evening...
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    Stef's laser blue GTI

    You'll probably be okay, I see a few cars like this everyday, but if you don't want any potential hassle it's worth changing lol... but a lot of the online places/ebay you have to physically type the space when writing the reg. If you did, message them and get them to send another set out to you as it's their mistake.
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    Stef's laser blue GTI

    You MAY get pulled over for them plates if you get a jobsworth copper as there's no space between the LD55 and EMX. Car looks really nice though, and good progress so far too.
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    Lupo 1 litre

    Agree with what Rich says, stay clear of a flush... It never all comes out, and will degrade the oil that you then put into the engine. As long as the oil comes out smoothly and isn't all gunky you won't need a flush, just get it warm so it flows out quicker. Do you have a copy of the emissions failure you can post up, as that may indicate what the issue is (lambda sensor is common).
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    Nats flash red lupo 1.4

    Looks like a great example, and a brilliant first car as well. Good choice! Low mileage and no rust will also ensure future re-sale value if you do decide to change/upgrade in a year or two but much nicer than my first car which was a Nova 1.2 saloon lol.
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    Electric Window motor

    Mine had a similar issue on my GTi last weekend, I gave up and bought a new one from Euro Car Parts with their online discount, wasn't the cheapest option but the design of that one was miles better than the original VW part as it didn't use plastic, all the runners and ends etc are metal so won't break in the future and get seized up. Literally operates like a rocket ship compared to the old one, and compared to the drivers one which hopefully still has at least some life left in it. Cleaning the bushes etc will only last so long really, and can leave you somewhere with the glass stuck down. For this reason I just bought a new one.
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