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Old 29-01-2010   #16
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How much the scrap man give you for your old one, you going to finish the install this time?

P.S Like the colour <3
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I havnt sold the old one yet lol. So the Schumi is in the garage until it is. Ans the install It has seen about 4 different guises since starting the project. We have managed to build it so it all supports its self bar a couple of fixing points. Just got to cover the rest of it and its pretty much done apart from finishing touches. I have to say the sound is something else
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Schui GP is pretty much the only version of the Stilo I'd consider getting after I've paid the finance on mine - seems like the best of the Stilo range... 5 pot sound, decent handling, good spec and the best kit in terms of the Zender styling and OZs.

Of course, some would argue that the higher end JTD's are the better day to day option - but I'm just not that practical

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I really would think long and hard with what you are going to do. Its a limited edition car so I personally would add audio and mods which will complement the car. Also I wouldnt touch the steering wheel

And anyway, its got a 2.4ltr engine, why waste that extra power on lugging a huge sub about, use it for what its meant for.. speed!

Just my opinion. But congrats! Lovely car!
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My initial plan was to make the 1.6 more drivable.
Im honestly not that bothered about speed TBH its just the 1.6 lacks the torque i want. No matter how much weight the abarth engine is going to be much more smooth and struggle a lot less. Also the handling on the standard Stilo is terrible IMO so it actually worked out more cost effective to get a GP than spend a lot on upgrading the suspention/wheels on the 1.6 and still maybe not make a vast improvment.

I absolutely hate standard steering wheels they feel awful.

Im not adding a massive sub, i have already down graded to a 10" running off a small 600w Amp (still aiming for 135db ). Most of the weight will be in the deadening but TBH the torque of the engine means the car wont really bat an eyelid. I have also designed the actual build to be as light as possible hence why it has taken so long. I havnt added much in the way of holding it all together. It is all held in place by a few screws and a bolt through the spare wheel post.

I know its an LE car but its still worth sweet FA so i have no quarms in modifying it. I would rather get pleasure out of owning and modding it than leave it standard for value reasons.
I also dont think i did a bad job on my last car, it wasnt heavily modded just a couple of wee improvments.

Edit:- The install is also made that way so its a simple process to remove in case i decide to track or drag it.
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Quote Originally Posted by danhans115 View Post
I really would think long and hard with what you are going to do. Its a limited edition car so I personally would add audio and mods which will complement the car. Also I wouldnt touch the steering wheel

And anyway, its got a 2.4ltr engine, why waste that extra power on lugging a huge sub about, use it for what its meant for.. speed!

Just my opinion. But congrats! Lovely car!
The Schumi came with a boot-mounted sub as standard. Perhaps someone nicked Volxstu's before he bought it...
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Hi there... Nice car! I'm still missing mine!

Found out the other day that it is most likely a write off after an accident in Brighton..

If you need any info or parts etc feel free to contact me as I owned mine for 2 1/2 years and did plenty to mine.. As for powder coating the wheels.. Go for it!

Mine was running around 205-210 Bhp at one point and was a lot of fun...

Soooo jealous of you!
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Love those wheels! Were they the OZ's repainted? Looks like you replaced the standard Eibachs with a lower set-up. Coilovers? And what did you do to achive the 200bhp? Exhaust, intake and re-map?
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The Schumi came with a boot-mounted sub as standard. Perhaps someone nicked Volxstu's before he bought it...
Oh its still there, but the ICE mod cant go driving around with that in the boot now can i.
So far the plan is.
Morel elate mid bass running off an Italian made Steg q105x4 amp (360w RMS x 2)
DLS Iridium tweeters and DLS Ultimate 2" mid range. dash mounted built into a pillars running from a DLS A7 amp. The DLS also has a 5th channel so i am contemplating puting an 8" sub in the glove box.
MTX 8510 10" sub running from an MTX 801D (600w RMS) amp
And a big yellow battery in the boot to keep power levels constant
And that is a downgrade in weight

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Hi there... Nice car! I'm still missing mine!

Found out the other day that it is most likely a write off after an accident in Brighton..

If you need any info or parts etc feel free to contact me as I owned mine for 2 1/2 years and did plenty to mine.. As for powder coating the wheels.. Go for it!

Mine was running around 205-210 Bhp at one point and was a lot of fun...

Soooo jealous of you!
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Oh also there is a little confusion as to what LE number this is. It seems it may be no 001 but the badge on the dash just has a long number. Does anybody know how to tell
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Quote Originally Posted by volxstu View Post
Oh also there is a little confusion as to what LE number this is. It seems it may be no 001 but the badge on the dash just has a long number. Does anybody know how to tell
The dash-top badge should show a number between 1 and 200 as only 200 RHD cars were produced for the UK market.
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Apparently not the first one as it was made pre release and it just has some really long code number. I cant find any info anywhere.
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Nice car mate hope all goes well with schumi
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Apparently not the first one as it was made pre release and it just has some really long code number. I cant find any info anywhere.
Just be thankful it wasn't first registered after April '06 (as mine was). I pay twice the road tax you pay!
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