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Hey everyone. Here is my Lupo! Named Banshee because she screams on the motorway at 70mph 😂.

Only picked her up a few days ago. First time Lupo owner and must admit the car is fun to drive! Anyhow hear is a few details about the car.

Engine 1.0 standard

62k miles

5 speed manual 

Poverty spec model

Mot till September

2 owners from new

And here’s a few pics now I’ve washed her. The banshee is going to get modded and fixed up as part of a daily driver project I’m building so please do keep checking back for updates if you are into that sort of thing. Cheers for now.

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First mod...

Replaced the TAPE player for something more modern and now I can use my spotify in the car and have hands free telephone calls! Winner 😊

Really simple job took all of ten mins to replace. Thankfully the original wiring has not been butchered up and I did not even need a ISO adapter as the head unit was just plug and play to the wiring loom in the dash saving me some cash and headaches. Sounds way better and the head unit was a bargain! Well impressed and decent specs for price too! 

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Today I fitted new brighter headlight bulbs and LED sidelight bulbs. Looks much more modern and the yellow light look has gone! See comparison pics. 😎

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After installing the new bulbs earlier I did notice the headlamps where hazy and abit yellow and full of road film gunge so cleaned them up best I could for now with some 2000 grit wet and dry and some headlight restoration cream. Looking abit better. 
 

I'm going to address the lacquer peel on front grill and bumper soon. Also just ordered some new PI 60mm springs to drop the banshee. Will be fitting them next sometime next week when they arrive. Then going to look at replacing the wheels! 

 

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Postman just been. Gonna try get these fitted ASAP weather dependent this week. I’ll be doing it myself at home so bere with me for updates and pics soon. 

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I quite like the alloys too, considering there only stock 13s. I’m going to be lowering the car today so will see how she looks and rides on the wheels once that’s been done. 
 

I have a few plans for the banshee, including an engine swap later down the line for something a little more special,  but one day at a time huh. Rome wasn’t built in a day. 😂

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Ok so I got the car lowered today! 60mm all round in springs (for now). Took me a few hours and a few select words for a seized nut but I got there in the end!

Also anyone wanting a decent trolley jack I highly recommend the one I’ve used today. I got it from Halfords. It’s the Halfords advanced 2 ton jack. It cost me £120 and worth its weight in gold! Way better that those tiny little hand held jobbies! 
 

Anyway enough blabbering. Here’s some pics of the car during and after surgery lol. 
 

 

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And here’s a before and after for anyone wondering what 60mm springs drop look like compared to standard springs on a VW Lupo. I can confirm it does not rub or scrape and I’m only running stock 13inch rims. Next job coming up for the banshee????

A sub install! 😎

 

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Good progress. Looks great. Daily updates too! How good is that?! 👍🏻 

You'll need to adjust the tracking up front. From memory, as you lower it, you increase toe-in quite a lot. So you scrub out the outer edge of the tyres quite quickly... Worth doing to keep the decent handling. :)

 

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1 hour ago, mk2 said:

Good progress. Looks great. Daily updates too! How good is that?! 👍🏻 

You'll need to adjust the tracking up front. From memory, as you lower it, you increase toe-in quite a lot. So you scrub out the outer edge of the tyres quite quickly... Worth doing to keep the decent handling. :)

 

Hey yeah I’ll get it sorted when I get a mins spare. Thanks for the reply! 

Just got sub wiring fitted and all in neat ready for new sub! 😎

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So here’s the sub I’m installing. Nothing special but will do for me. 250RMS Max and a 10inch active sub. Only paid 40 quid brand new for it so can’t complain! 

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Looks good, loads better now it's a bit lower. I'm impressed at what a good condition those sills appear to be in! You don't see that too often on a Lupo

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5 hours ago, Skajme said:

Looks good, loads better now it's a bit lower. I'm impressed at what a good condition those sills appear to be in! You don't see that too often on a Lupo

Yeah it’s not bad! Does have a few scuffs and scars here and there but nothing that can’t be fixed 

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Approval.

Love a red lowered one.

Needs steelies.

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26 minutes ago, Rich said:

Approval.

Love a red lowered one.

Needs steelies.

Thank you! I thought same but im digging these little alloys! There quite nice and in decent shape. Thinking to paint them white ? 

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38 minutes ago, mk2 said:

@Rich is right. G60s on there would be perfect. Just like a Mk2 :)

 

I got to admit, I do agree with G60s tho! They would look awesome. I’ll keep an eye out on flea bay etc. They do pop up from time to time. 

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You can still buy them new from vdub. Not that expensive either. Don't ask me the part number though! :)

 

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G60 steels are obsolete from VW but you can buy them from VW Heritage, 357 601 025 M if I recall correctly 

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32 minutes ago, lupogtiboy said:

G60 steels are obsolete from VW but you can buy them from VW Heritage, 357 601 025 M if I recall correctly 

Thank you I’ll take a look 

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3 hours ago, lupogtiboy said:

If you used the term 'baby g60s' I would find you...... 

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There was a big online tyre place (can't remember which one), who used to sell rim and tyre sets (4), for winter running a few months back. The rims were almost free at something £10 each. Their steel rims looked almost exactly like G60s, but were black. I think "Polo" is a good search keyword when you're there... :)

 

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