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You decided to keep it then I'm assuming?

Not sure how bothered you are about this but I used to have the wrong length wipers and they missed a spot at the bottom of the screen it annoyed the hell out of me! The wipers should be 21' and 19'. not 18' and 19'. You can get a twin pack which is what i use, search up Bosch A928S

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18 hours ago, sj2112 said:

So got round to getting the windscreen washers working again, turned out to be the motor.. Got the call from jkm that the car was all done.

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Today I gave it a 'deep clean' since hadn't been done since start of November..

Two bucket
Auto finesse lather
Af Iron out
Af De tar
Maguires wheel cleaner
Af drying towel
Finished with af glisten

Also changed front and rear wipers to some new bosch one

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Looks really good. Bet you are pleased your Clio went instead.

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Just now, Grumpy said:

Looks really good. Bet you are pleased your Clio went instead.

Yeah i always found myself grabbing the keys to this out of the two. Really is a nice example, so am glad it's stayed. 

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1 hour ago, Skajme said:

You decided to keep it then I'm assuming?

Not sure how bothered you are about this but I used to have the wrong length wipers and they missed a spot at the bottom of the screen it annoyed the hell out of me! The wipers should be 21' and 19'. not 18' and 19'. You can get a twin pack which is what i use, search up Bosch A928S

Oo handy to know many thanks, went of the halfords guide 🤦‍♂️

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So got the kw's and spacers fitted, need to have a jiggle around with height or spacers and dos occasionally rub of cornering hard or pot holes. 

But otherwise really good. 

Grabbed few pics today on way back from food shop.. 

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Not updated in a while, recently moved, so been abit busy. So the lupos mot was due 14 april and when I got the coilovers fitted by my friend, he mentioned it needed two front tyres soon.

looked at the date stamp and they were 2009 on all 4 😅 so figured I'd replace all 4, with it being used in nice weather now, it has a garage to go into when I've cleared it out.

I went with nankang ar-1s
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Passed the mot

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And today gave it a thorough clean

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Looking really good.

Those Nangkang's have a lot of meat in the sidewall! - how are they grip wise in the wet? any rubbing?

BTW Front inner ARB bushes are tricky to do on the car - if you are getting them done upgrade to polybushes 

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12 hours ago, LR5V said:

Looking really good.

Those Nangkang's have a lot of meat in the sidewall! - how are they grip wise in the wet? any rubbing?

BTW Front inner ARB bushes are tricky to do on the car - if you are getting them done upgrade to polybushes 

Bit of adjusting as yes they do have some meat on them as you say

I won't be driving it in the rain so can't tell. Will be used on dry days. 

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Managed to source some Cambridge rear lights, finishes the back end off in my opinion ☺️ 

Quick halfway through pic.. 

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And finale.. 

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Yes the rear lights finish it off nicely,for me it’s sat a bit too low but it’s your car and as long as you’re happy.All the mods are a improvement on the Lupo without spoiling it.

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3 minutes ago, mickster said:

Are you going to de-tango the lights? Bit of a faff but so worth it!

Hi mate, if I do it will be a job down the line but for now I'm not sure i will. 

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With the car in the garage I got it out today to clean up the arches and Inside the wheels, not perfect but alot better, also sprayed acf50 on all metal components. 

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And some afters 

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Cheers 

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So following on from above, got the wheels refurbed in oe silver and also changed the tyres to ado8rs as sadly the road noise was abit much for me. 

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3 hours ago, Y2ACP said:

I can’t think of anything more you need to do? Enjoy while the weathers good.

 

Thankyou

 

It's booked in for a service a week tomorrow, and getting the temp/coolant sensor, the one that's on the dash as its abit intermittent lately. 

 

And the only other thing I need to sort is getting the spoiler resprayed as it's got the common bubbling. 

 

Then I will be happy ☺️

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