alpha's HE build up

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alpha's HE build up

Postby alpha » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:28 am

well here is my "project"

so basically i bought this car exactly a year ago, it was FOB so im the first owner, i got it with 53000kms on the clock...

this is what i started with
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then i came by these RSR custom made springs and shortened shocks for dirt cheap
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and ended up looking like this
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70mm drop from the stock

then i got some cheap 17s
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a few nice shots with 17s
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Re: alpha's HE build up

Postby alpha » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:34 am

but this is where it starts:))
got some genuine 18" 3 piece lorinser rims
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mounted
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and thats pretty much it for now, just got some exhaust tips but nothig special, not worth a pic just yet.
and this is not the end:)
next year i got planned airbags:)
yep im gna bag this baby
but at the moment im going to concentrate on body work, get a few things fixed up etc...
i rarely drive this car these days, maybe every 2 weeks or so...im flat out busy with work so there isnt much time for cruising...

recently i installed new sounds...i got HDD touch screen pioneer 2din head unit and brand new pioneer speakers all around and a nice 600w amp to amplify it for a nice boom boom:)

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Re: alpha's HE build up

Postby alpha » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:18 am

i likey, you likey??
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19*9 for front ET:35
19*10 for rear ET:30

im keen az lol:)they cheap too, came of audi s4 and i would need to get floating wheel nuts to fit em as audis are 5x112:)
we see how we go, auction doesnt close until next week anyways, see if i can talk my wife down (she hates me spending money on sentia)and i already promised that my lorinsers are my last mags i ever get for it:(
but im sick of sunken fronts, and spacers wont help:(so kinda dunno what to do

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Re: alpha's HE build up

Postby Matsuda9 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:35 am

floating wheel nuts????? sounds scarry as.

other then that they are nice, 2 or 3 peace?
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Re: alpha's HE build up

Postby alpha » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:16 am

Matsuda9 wrote:floating wheel nuts????? sounds scarry as.

other then that they are nice, 2 or 3 peace?

oh floating nuts are all good, been out for long time and they are legit, it just makes the nut to sit off centre but keeps the wheel nice and tight without stressing out studs.
3 piece, they are custom made ones aswell, they going for dirt cheap too,

even if i get adapters (20mm) i can still fit them in the guards with minimal work eg mild pull on rears and camber:)
im actually scared talking to my wife about it lol:))im so going to get shut down haha

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Re: alpha's HE build up

Postby jitb » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:18 pm

im getting my 25mms anyday now.. so hopefully it will make me happy..:(

keep na eye out for another dirt cheap set of springs for me!!!
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Re: alpha's HE build up

Postby alpha » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:00 am

decided to polish out dull hedlights today, they werent really bad but you could tell they were a little dull:)
top one is polished, bottom how it was
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both done and mounted
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they not cut back so they still not perfect, i will do some wet sand to them later aswell, and then buff em out again.
i just used metal polish, plastic polish, scratch removal, wax

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Re: alpha's HE build up

Postby Matsuda9 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:44 am

they are plastic lenses, right?
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Re: alpha's HE build up

Postby alpha » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:00 am

Matsuda9 wrote:they are plastic lenses, right?

yep they are, im quiet keen to get second set and take them apart and shave the deflectors to make them crystal clear, sadly i cant get any headlights in new zealand

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Re: alpha's HE build up

Postby jitb » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:58 pm

ive been tempted to get the headlight polish kit form the stores... i might give it a shot.

do they sell those clear aftermarket headlights in NZ?
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