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Here is a pic of what she was like when i got her 18 months ago:



Just thought i would do a slight update from this thread: http://uk-mkivs.net/forums/thread/572827.aspx





Is what it used to be like.

I have then had this audio system installed:

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which is a JL Audio 250/1 running a JL Audio 10w3, and a JL Audio 300/4 running 2 sets of JL Audio ZR650s all off the OEM Navi.

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which basically cuts out both the rear silencers, so you hear the deep V6 roar at a flip of a switch. For me this is a really good mod, as it means i dont annoy tthe neighbours with having a loud car, but can be loud when i want. As i used to have a straight through milltek but it just got too loud when travelling at 60-80, and also i dont always want a loud car. I have also been told it gives a 12bhp increase, but im sceptical about this and will be putting it on the rollers in the near future to test this.

I know this aint the best recording but here are some done on my phone of the exhaust:

http://www.youtube.com/profile_favorites?user=pommeinzennor

There have also been some other mods done to and inside the car, such as the tyrol brake stiffening kit, 5 brake light mod, W8 interior light plus a few more. One i have done is get a set of 'show plates' which are the same as the ones on the R32 when i came out:



but unfortunately i didnt have them with me when i stopped off yesturday on the way back from work and took these shots:

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As you can see from the pics, she is pretty dirty. But if i wash her one day the following she is just covered in dirt from the cornish roads, so i only clean her once a week at the minute. Those with the keen eye may also notice the rear bumper mesh mod that i have done.

Oh and almost forgot the BBS LMs are off getting the lips mirror polished, and here are some shots of what one looks like after being done:



 

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car is looking great as always! take it the RS6's are on for the winter!!

install looks pretty sweet, as does that rear hatch blend, makes all the difference [Y]
 

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The LM's look awesome on the car mate and that install looks spot-on, the .:R logo on the boot floor really sets it off! [Y]
 

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Mate your car is sweet as. Love the install, and wasnt sure about black grilles, but i think on yours it looks spot on. The RS6s look pretty cool as well but not as classy as the LMs obviously.

Is that Penzance, near the co-op on the way to Newlyn, or further along? Next time i'm in Cornwall i'll look out for you, cant believe i havent spotted you yet actually, your car aint exactly inconspicuous!. Well if we have a Cornwall meet some time over xmas i'll see you then most probably.
 

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loving the mirror polished dishes. i had my rials done and they looked smart as hell, but remember to keep on top of cleaning them when they are on the car. i really dunno why BBS didnt have them polished as standard, pay enuough for them anyway!!!
 

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Cheers for the nice comments guys [Y]

Yeah the RS6s are just for winter whilst my LMs are getting polished. Which they should have come with considering the price [:O]

I really like hte install and am in the processing on deciding with the guy that did it about a custom parcel shelf which has the R logo on the bottom, so you can see it when the boot is open, and that lights up when the boot is open. This will be the whole logo or just the surround of it. But im really just doing it to get more light into the boot when its dark.

Yeah that was Pz, good spot [Y]
 

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it looks great mate

i love the r32 badge on the side under the repeater

LOVE IT

and i never was too fond of the red but i really do blinking love it

very nice r32 mate

lex

nearly as nice as mine lol
 

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pomme where did you get that exhaust valve as that is of great interest to me and how much !!!!

Oh and it looks lovely I think it would look class and different if you colour coded your centres ?????
 

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no worries pomme found them did you get them straight from the states and how easy where they to fit did you weld or clamp cant see from the pictures ?

Cheers

Henry
 

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Cheers for the kind words guys. Yeah i do like the R32 badges by the side repeaters. But as have been said the money who had the car before me had two R32 badges on the front and also on the tailgate, [:S]. Which i have now chaged. But he did do some nice stuff inside, for instance the Necvox screen and DVD player in the boot.
 

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I secretly love this car lol, everytime i go out in my crappy 20vt i always see you, each time i consider just getting the bodywork sorted on mine then selling it with all the stuff and buying an R32!!

cant wait to see these LM's back on, it'll look the dogs!!
 

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love the polished lip on the LM's, thinking about doing the same to mine, where did you get it done and how much did it cost, i bet there going to be high maintainance though keeping up the polished look
 

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i did them, im getting a UV setup in jan so i can laquer them then if required, Pm me if you want a quote. In terms of maintanace, they are actually not bad, i have re polished them just with some compound and a cloth after i re fitted the tyres and they are easy to do as you dont have any bolts to polish around!
 

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in terms of preperation do you have to split them down and how do you get the lacker off? I'm interested in the procedure as I really would like to get these done myself. I would ask you for a quote but you live a bit too far away as i live near Stansted airport in Essex.
 

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I did indeed split them, then used a fine de burring disc to cut back the laquer and any little scratches, sanded it using various grades of paper, then using a course polishing disc with some cuttung compound i started the polishing, then moved on to a cloth wheel with fine compount then i just finished them off by hand, it takes quite a while to get them like that, but if your patient with it they come up very well!!
 

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Cheers for the kind words guys. Hopefully will have the LMs back on tomorrow :), so will try and take some snaps then along with the new show plates.
 
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