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Talking My Grey Grande (Italian Stallion) modified lowered

I have had my car for over a year and a half now and have still not got round to creating a build thread!!! (Terrible I know!)

Here is what it looked like when I 1st got it


It wasn't long before I got some inspiration from the forum and decided to go with the carbon vinyl on the front bumper/ grill


I did vinyl the bottom part of the bumper as well underneath the lower grill but the cat pissed on it and it went grey lol

The next change that came along would be the blue interior footwell lights, pedals, punto stickers and new wheel trims. (sorry for the poor quality photo's!)


Very blue! lol (sunbed style!)


My pedals (They kept slipping off so I eventually got rid of them )


This is a photo of me and a friend in his modified civic (b16 EJ) very nice build and completely modified and very fast!
You can see my custom fiat badges on this photo (not well but...) I scraped the red off and painted them black with silver fiat lettering


I up-rated the suspension to Abarth springs which I was miss-informed on when I was told it would lower the car 40mm!!! the difference wasn't even noticeable! although the handling improved no-end!!!


I left my car like that for quite a while... Until... I vinyl'd the roof gloss black, tinted the side repeaters and got a black FK debadged grill. (I know it doesn't look nice in this photo but hey ho... it's on it's way to well... hopefully perfection p.s. excuse the scenery around my car... House is still being built so it's a building site

Yeah...

Anyway onwards!!!

My car has been like that for months until... Last Saturday!
I got a brilliant deal on my coilovers (FK Street AK) from Prolex UK and a set of 5 BMW E30 alloys which I refurbished with all center caps.


Old vs Refurb


All fitted to the car last saturday and it's looking good if I say so myself




The back


Still some arch gap!!!


Need to get the arches rolled or a camber kit as the wheels have some poke... Looks good but It means that the real have a chance of hitting the arch and shredding when I go over a large bump quickly!!! NOT GOOD!!!

The alloys are 15" original BBS and I think they look good. I have seen a post somewhere on here about people thinking that the grande is best suited to 16" or above and that 15" look bad... I disagree as In my opinion these 15's look nice what do you think?

Anyway... Back to the low's!!!


More low's


only 8cm clearance!!!


So what do you guy's think??? Any idea's on more mod's? I wanted to open the headlights to paint the inside black but after searching around I found out it's pretty much impossible unless you want to mess up your lights. I just can't take that risk!

So it will continue
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Re: My Grey Grande (Italian Stallion) modified lowered

I don't like the rims But thats my style choice, this is yours. Aside from that i'm liking it. I need some coilies, but i don't want cheap ones, i'd rather save and get some naughty Weitecs

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Fair enough yeah weitecs would be good... Unfortunately I do not have the money to buy them As for future plans I have few atm! I was thinking about tinting the headlights or buying some abarth headlights other than that maybe some front fogs? The silver ones... I was going to get a cupra splitter but I will definitely rip it off going over a bump lol. Just looking for more ideas really
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Nice car mate I'd get rid of the red stripe along the bottom but if you like then what does it matter other than that its getting somewere there is clearly loads more you could do but its what you like and can aford that will keep it up. I would go for the splitter though your only 8cm off the floor whats another 3 going to matter now lol plus it would look good all beat up with multi-colourd tie wraps holding it together like some JDM monster
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Haha yeah I spose Can already see those multi-coloured cable ties!!! I was unsure about the red stripe myself (thought it might be going a bit too far towards the chavvy side!) I could probably get away with the splitter as the rear is actually lower than the front! So maybe it will even it a bit without me having to remove or cut the helper spring or raising the rear!
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Id go for it mate will finish the front end with the vinyled grill and all that id also look at getting your door handles colour coded will make it look loads better
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Not too keen on the rims mate, but other than that looks good, also yeah would get rid of the stripe along side, maybe get a active sport kit ? Skirts, spoiler ? Front fogs? Keep up the good work
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I actually like it with those wheels. people say grandes don't suit 15s because of how small they look on them but if you like them then there is nothing wrong
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Re: My Grey Grande (Italian Stallion) modified lowered

I'm going say I like the wheels! Think they would benefit from another colour refurbed with a polished lip or something like that

Another thing, I really, really love that civic! Really want one like that as a project and a 2nd car
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Thanks the wheels look much better in real life... They do have a polished lip but the photo doesn't really show them off that well Granted I need to spend some more time refurbing the wheels! Yeah the civic is nice, running about 180bhp from a 1.6 NA

As for future mods I definitely need a rear spoiler!

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Thanks the wheels look much better in real life... They do have a polished lip but the photo doesn't really show them off that well Granted I need to spend some more time refurbing the wheels! Yeah the civic is nice, running about 180bhp from a 1.6 NA

As for future mods I definitely need a rear spoiler!

And a quick question... can you reply to different people in one post? I.e. Tag them a little like facebook?
You can do it like I have done with a quote and can copy n paste lots of quotes into one answer to answer all the individual questions or you can do a mention i.e @MISC1691 and it will give the user a notification in the top right

180bhp is a good number, slightly biased sure you can pick up a rear spoiler on ebay somewhere aswel
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maybe get a active sport kit ? Skirts, spoiler ? Front fogs? Keep up the good work
If I were to go with the rear spoiler what colour do people think would be best? As my roof is vinyl'd gloss black I could vinyl the spoiler with the remaining gloss black vinyl and save a fair amount of money rather than getting it professionally sprayed or having to buy the primer, paint and lacquer.

What do people think?
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