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As I have now wombled around the forums a bit and gotten some really useful assistance, I though I should reward you all with some pics! Don't get your hopes up just yet though, as it really is rather basic at the mo [:|]

So, in all honesty, I was looking to get another Fabia vRS when I came across this. Sorry about that, but I do love my other one and thought it's probably best to stick to what you know! So, I was going to Plymouth to see a vRS, and thought I'd check out any other diesels in a 10 mile radius of where I was going and I came across this [:D]

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62000 miles, FSH, two owners, and as standard as they come. Sadly, no leather, SR or sports suspension, but it still won me over!

The car had been on a private plate, so I had to wait for a week while that was swapped back. I don't do patience, so was chuffed to bits when I got the call to say it was done. By the time I picked it up, I already had a shorter aerial and a K&N panel for it, so they were banged in straight away!

Weirdly, I have a thing about number plates. It's kinda like OCD. Can't stand old ones, have to have GB, and no damn screws through the characters! So, off the old ones came, and it had a good clean. I really think fresh plates can make a world of difference.

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I used Autoglym shampoo, Meguiars clay, Super Resin and then Collinite. As I didn't have a lamb's wool mit to hand, I had to improvise [whistle]

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Next on the 'to do list' was:

Get my bluetooth stereo in

Something with badges

Wind deflectors so I could smoke without drowning

This is all now sorted, but will have to post up later on today (been on call since 3am and now need sleep [|-)].)

Future plans are dropping it a bit, bigger wheels, mild tintage on the old windows and maybe the usual vents/sunnies/trim mods [:D]

Any comments or suggestions are always welcome!

To be continued......
 

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Stereo in, and CD player used just to fill the hole til I get a cubby!

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Wind deflectors on (dislocating the rear window from the motor in the process) [:mad:]

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Think the windows need tinting more than ever now, as the tinted deflectors look a bit iffy?

Front badge removed and my first attempt at wrapping with 3m di-noc stuff!

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On the car

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And because I got bored (and had bought way too much Carbon [:D])

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Now the weather is a bit better, I'm hoping to get some decent pics all round, so will post them up as and when.
 

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I love this colour. One of the best IMO. Like what you've dont with the TDI badge too [Y].
 

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Thanks very much. I thought I was being original with the badge, then saw someone had already done a black 'I' with electrical tape on the cool mods for skint people thread. Not seen any other carbon ones tho [:D]
 

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looking sweet, very tidy motor there
 

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Been a bit busy at work, but managed to get some small bits done.

Carbon'd Sharan badge

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Blu LED vanity lights

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MK5 rear wiper

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And tints [H]

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Just waiting to look at a set of bigger rims in the week, and then hopefully I can get my 312mm brakes on too [:D]
 

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Have now got round to sorting some decent (imo) wheels out, and have to say I'm pretty smug about the choice [:D]

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After some initial hissy fits, I have now settled on 20mm front and 25mm rear adaptors, and am fairly chuffed with the results. Although I do feel like I've woosed out by relegating my 30mm's to the garage! They looked real sweet on these..

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But after a fair amount of swearing, spending, and then sulking, I reckon the rims really suit the car. They need the faces refurbing, but that'll get done once I've straightened the nsf corner out after a neighbour kindly bounced off it [:mad:]

And although I appreciate that I do in fact live in tractor territory, this will be dropped by 35mm next month too. My head says slam it, but my pockets and spine say keep the sump in one piece [:$]. My pocket also says I might have to sell my 312mm carriers, as I really can't justify fitting them and getting new discs with only a couple of K on my existing ones [:(]

As always, any comments or suggestions welcomed. And any info on getting these wheels refurbished would be appreciated, as so far I have only had 'we cant just do faces', or 'can't do die-cut wheels'. Dremel time??!!

Cheers, Rich
 

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Nice progress dude, a very understated colour.

Word to the wise though, i'd make sure you de-oil that K&N, as i'm pretty sure its what killed my MAF...
Thanks dude, I do love the colour. Proper stealthy [H]

The whole MAF killing thing has been mentioned before, but I've been running our vRS on a K&N for 30k and no probs at all. On the other hand, had a 50k Octavia PD with standard filter and the MAF snuffed it without warning after about a week. Reckon it might just be the luck of the draw, although now I have blatantly jinxed it!
 

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needs slammed!

wheels are a good choice but wind deflectors are not so good, this is only imo

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You're the voice in my head!! [6] Would love to slam, but PD sump and long commute each day means a subtle drop I'm afraid.

I've really gone off the deflectors myself, but as a dirty smoker, I can't be dealing with water pouring down my door card every time I spark up! Had the deflectors off when the windows were done, and it looked a lot sleeker.

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Hmmm, now I'm tempted to do away with them and put up with the drippage [:S]
 

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yeah do away with them!!

im on weitec coilovers probaly 40-50mm down and its not too bad on the sump....

my old fabia vrs with pd130 was slammed and i never totalled the sump, you just need to drive with care and split speed bumps etc and it will be fine
 
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