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PostSubject: Little update on the Coupe   Tue 11 Jan 2011, 9:55 pm

Hi all,

Just thought I'd let you know how things are goin with the coupe. Or operation: get stance or die tryin. As I like to call it Very Happy

Here's a quick pic to remind you of what were cookin with




The obligatory pulling out of a steep road scrapin the floor shot



Was sat waitn for my mate the other night when I noticed the street lamp shining through the front window made this happen on my Recaro Cool



Anyway, some bad luck Sad Some (I can only imagine) little prick decided to place a nice grey/white boulder in the road in the recent snow and due to it being camo with the snow I didn't see it till the last minute leaving me no time to swerve. The result being this



Suffice to say 1 dead tyre and 1 rim bent to the point of allowing the air out of the gap between the round tyre and now flat rim !! As it happens these were not ultimately staying as they're not splitties and not wide/low offset enough. I must admit it wasn't the time to be wheel buyin but as it happens I stumbled across these for an absolute bargain



They're only 7.5" and offset 36 BUT, I have been in contact with a guy who can split them for me as I want the centres re painting (I know the colour, you'll just have to wait an see Wink ) He is getting hold of some new outers 1" wider making them 8.5" which will look nice with the 195/40/16's stretched on, this will also lower the offset to around ET23 I can then play with spacers, camber, coilies and the archenemy guy to get the fitment spot on Twisted Evil

Here's a look at them fitted as they are, sorry bout the iPhone pics and fading light. Will get some with a proper camera in some good light soon Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Tue 11 Jan 2011, 10:14 pm

gutted about the wheels mate, i think they suited the car but im defo looking forward to where your going by the sounds of it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Tue 11 Jan 2011, 10:23 pm

Harsh! I suppose it could have been worse, could have had the sump.

The new wheels will look nice another inch out, what make are they and where are u getting bigger lips from?

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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Tue 11 Jan 2011, 10:31 pm

I liked the BBS's too, will keep my eye out for an odd wheel on ebay to make a set again Wink

They're ACT which were part of Ronal eventually. A company called Maverick Wheels, guy called Jamie, a fair price of 100 per outer IMO. He's pretty sound actually Smile

His No if you want it is 07990622122 or there is a website www.maverickwheels.co.uk
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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Tue 11 Jan 2011, 11:11 pm

nice one

Im looking to get some 18x5" lips, image want 175 per lip!

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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Tue 11 Jan 2011, 11:23 pm

thats a pretty big lip by all accounts though ezz!

but image do tend to be pricey as fark as their a pretty big name now.
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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Tue 11 Jan 2011, 11:30 pm

yeah, iv even been lookin at getting them banded as a cheaper alternative!

the maverick website doesnt seem to work for me :s

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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Wed 12 Jan 2011, 12:10 am

Ah it's not workin for me either now !! Mebbes be back on in a bit !?

Tbf 175 for an 18" with 5" lip isn't that bad !! Worth givin him a shout though (if he doesn't answer leave a message he's always got back to me) as he is having to get mine made as they don't come off the shelf for the ACT's anymore !! I could get Stainless Steel for 150 but as they'll be summer only use I'm prob gonna opt for the alloy jobbies and get some winter wheels. You'd have to spend ages polishing stainless outers weekly in our winters and I don't fancy that Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Wed 12 Jan 2011, 12:11 am

Nothing nicer than a stanced coupe and that pic on the Recaros looks sick..

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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Wed 12 Jan 2011, 12:15 am

I suppose, il give him a try still, 350 i could BUY a pair of wideys is what i was thinking.

I think im gunna go stainless, from what iv read just makesure you seal them properly with a good polish/wax and keep on top of it

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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Wed 12 Jan 2011, 8:32 am

should look nice dude when its all finished off glad your going down that route haha

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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Wed 12 Jan 2011, 8:38 pm

PowellyEG wrote:
Nothing nicer than a stanced coupe and that pic on the Recaros looks sick..


nice to finally have one on TOA Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Thu 13 Jan 2011, 12:09 am

Dave_t wrote:
PowellyEG wrote:
Nothing nicer than a stanced coupe and that pic on the Recaros looks sick..


nice to finally have one on TOA Very Happy

We did have one for a short period Dave lol..

Dont worry I will be back in a Honda very soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Thu 13 Jan 2011, 4:29 am

its a PAR!

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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Thu 13 Jan 2011, 8:37 am

PowellyEG wrote:
Dave_t wrote:
PowellyEG wrote:
Nothing nicer than a stanced coupe and that pic on the Recaros looks sick..


nice to finally have one on TOA Very Happy

We did have one for a short period Dave lol..

Dont worry I will be back in a Honda very soon.

haha, got ya Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Sat 12 Feb 2011, 9:56 pm

Man I still love this car, love it when I first saw it when the previous guy had it too. You've just gone next level. Some.wide lips And it'll be the shut. U want a teg? Lol
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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Sun 13 Feb 2011, 7:37 am

was the car of the meet for me on monday

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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Sun 13 Feb 2011, 8:28 am





Anyway, some bad luck Sad Some (I can only imagine) little prick decided to place a nice grey/white boulder in the road in the recent snow and due to it being camo with the snow I didn't see it till the last minute leaving me no time to swerve. The result being this



few years ago I did this to a rim, sent it off to be "rolled" by a guy who does refurbs the only damage after was cracked lacquer


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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Sun 13 Feb 2011, 9:22 am

still thinkin about these wheels.....

i need to get me car on road first.

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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Mon 14 Feb 2011, 9:12 pm

Ned wrote:
was the car of the meet for me on monday

Wow Shocked

Heavy praise indeed, hopefully I can carry on improving the car to make it even better Very Happy

Whitty: I've had 2 Teg's so no thanks Laughing

Mr Wall: Yeah I keep meaning to contact a refurb company to see what they think Wink

Cus: I'll try an do it in the next few days an let you know what they think
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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Tue 15 Feb 2011, 12:21 am

sweet mate

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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Mon 07 Mar 2011, 2:18 am

Ive got them mud flaps in the boot fella. :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Mon 07 Mar 2011, 8:52 pm

Nice 1 Powelly Smile Was gonna drop ya a PM later !!

Bin doin some cleanin ahead of tonight so she's lookin shiney shiney Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Tue 08 Mar 2011, 1:07 pm

Mate your car is looking deeeep, Perfect drop
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PostSubject: Re: Little update on the Coupe   Thu 10 Mar 2011, 7:12 am

Glad to see my old car been looked after

Looking sweet man, gutted about the wheels but still, new ones look cool
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