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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:20 pm 
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Hmm, had a few pimpmobiles over the years. The main reason I don't have a house of my own still at 32 is due to how much I have spent on my cars, well, modifying them!

Started offf with an old x reg MiniMetro that had to have custom seatrails made up to let me fit in it, crashed that, then a 1.1 Escort, blue that up, then a 1.6 Escort Ghia thaat I pimped the hell out of. Blew that up, got a 106 XSI, then a new yellow 106GTI and modded the power up to 160bhp and addeded Racelogic Traction control. Sold that and got an Impreza WRX. Woman hitting me at 50 wrote her off. Got a STI2 and modded that quite a bit then sold her and got a STI5. Modded the hell and then some out of her and had a dribble-tastic 500bhp. Fiancee's financial problems meant that I had to sell and less than a month later I ended the relationship with the ex lol. Never got over having to sell Fluffy :(

Bought an Evo VII after this and modded her a tad but a sub 10mph shunt wrote her off, folded up like a biscuit tin! She was brutal though and I loved it!Went carless for about 6 months and then bought a Jag XJR a few months back for the sheer hell of it. Modded her a bit and now getting bored so giving her to the parents. Think a RS6 is on the cards next! :twisted:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:11 pm 
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My Volvo V40 T4 - Fast and practical :wink:
Sitting on it's winter steelies here, giving it a touch of rat styling 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:26 pm 
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My 1988 V12 Jaguar XJ-S.

Original down to the radio. Lovely to drive, but 16 mpg gets wearing. :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:29 pm 
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My Xjr is just as shocking on the MPG, getting 3.1mpg when booting it is hilarious. Running V-Power/Tesco 99 makes it eye-watering! The 425 brake currently makes it almost worth it though! Lovely old Jaaaag btw :).


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:54 pm 
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This pic makes me smile! :D

Mike Attewells Lowlight Ghia my Notchback and Ben Lewis' country Buggy.

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And no,they can't go any lower. The floor pans are in the way! :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:40 pm 
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Possibly the most powerful Skoda Fabia diesel in the world? :D

Converted from pd100 to pd130 spec, and then modded the hell out the engine. Should be around 300bhp with latest tune and around 450 lb/ft. Still 1.9 engine. :wink: so 50mpg on a run.

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Star trek enterprise extra gauges needed!
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Karussel at the Nurburgring! :D
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Still use it on track when I can :wink: I love it. This is me at Mallory Park 1st May. Still running trial tune.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXbCF-fiTp4


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:32 pm 
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Pickle wrote:
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Pickle wrote:
Just emailed a pic or 2 to a mate who has said he may be getting some engine remapping gear that could take the bhp up to 240 8)


would that be mr jenkins perchance? hopefully i'm going to be part of his remapping empire somewhere along the line


Yup!

Would be cool if he could do something.

Good luck partnering up with him, I reckon there will be a big market for it 8)


Same engine as in the saab. There are are people runng over 500 bhp on them. Bomb proof and very tunable engine.

You may find this an interesting read

http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109683


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:30 pm 
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[quote="TDIfurby"]Possibly the most powerful Skoda Fabia diesel in the world? :D

Converted from pd100 to pd130 spec, and then modded the hell out the engine. Should be around 300bhp with latest tune and around 450 lb/ft. Still 1.9 engine. :wink: so 50mpg on a run.


nut its still just a skoda
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:27 am 
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I'm picking this up on Friday.

83000 miles, been in storage for the last few years. Needs minor reconditioning.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:59 am 
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Skoda sounds impressive but what a mess those extra clocks look :shock:

Hole hacked through dash, wire all over with insulating tape banged on, guages mis-matched and wonky.

Hope the engine and other mods have been done with a little more finesse??

What time does it do around the Ring??


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