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Old 22-05-2014   #1
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My Red GP T-jet!

Hello everyone,

So I've had my car for around 6 months now and have made a few threads about individual parts of my car. So I thought I should start my members motor thread (should of done this earlier!).

I'll just be throwing everything I've done so far into this post and then I'll update accordingly

So first off, the purchase:

This was one of the pictures took by the garage, they didn't clean it up as they should of and this pic didn't do it justice, but I saw the potential haha

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And this is one when I got it home

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It then got a proper wash at some point

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My first purchase was an Abarth aerial, not much but it all adds up!

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I then realised that 2 of my alloys were buckled So I bought the optional upgrade alloys off someone on here

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Along with buying the alloys I also bought Abarth front headlights, worked out a good deal for both alloys and headlights as I bought them together (considering both alloys and headlights could literally of passed as brand knew)

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There was a bit of an issue regarding the fitment of my Abarth headlights, it appears my car was produced in the cut-over between the S1 and the S2. Cosmetically mine looks all S2 but the headlight connectors were S1 and I had bought the S2 version of headlights. So off down to the scrappy I went, look what I came back with...S2 headlights connectors!

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As some of you may of noticed from the previous pictures - BULBS Thought I'd buy some osram bulbs all round before I fitted the abarth headlights. Osram Night Breaker Unlimited, Osram Cool Blue Intense and Osram Diadem.

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It was then given a full wash, polish and protection with the Auto Glym products

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And here's a bit of beading after using AG products for a while

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And for my final update of this post, I vinyl wrapped my door pillars yesterday! As I'm sure most of us know the horrible black plastic that was there originally was so badly scuffed and scratched I decided it needed to change. I actually forgot to get a pic of the original vinyl but trust me it was horrible haha.

Here's the pillar with no vinyl

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And here's the carbon fibre effect (can't take all credit, the girlfriend gave me a hand too)

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It's not 100% perfect but I'm pretty happy with it, was thinking of buying some matte black pinstripe or something to mask over the top and bottom of the pillars to give it a clean cut finish.

And that's all for now! Hope you like what I've done with it so far, as for the future I'm thinking of:
  • EBC turbo grooved discs all round with EBC greenstuff all round
  • Remap
  • Rear tints
  • Paint brake calipers
And I'm sure some other things will happen along the way.

Thanks.
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Quote Originally Posted by AlexStoneman View Post
Hello everyone,

So I've had my car for around 6 months now and have made a few threads about individual parts of my car. So I thought I should start my members motor thread (should of done this earlier!).

I'll just be throwing everything I've done so far into this post and then I'll update accordingly

So first off, the purchase:

This was one of the pictures took by the garage, they didn't clean it up as they should of and this pic didn't do it justice, but I saw the potential haha

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And this is one when I got it home

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It then got a proper wash at some point

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My first purchase was an Abarth aerial, not much but it all adds up!

Attachment 137102

I then realised that 2 of my alloys were buckled So I bought the optional upgrade alloys off someone on here

Attachment 137103
Attachment 137104

Along with buying the alloys I also bought Abarth front headlights, worked out a good deal for both alloys and headlights as I bought them together (considering both alloys and headlights could literally of passed as brand knew)

Attachment 137105

There was a bit of an issue regarding the fitment of my Abarth headlights, it appears my car was produced in the cut-over between the S1 and the S2. Cosmetically mine looks all S2 but the headlight connectors were S1 and I had bought the S2 version of headlights. So off down to the scrappy I went, look what I came back with...S2 headlights connectors!

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As some of you may of noticed from the previous pictures - BULBS Thought I'd buy some osram bulbs all round before I fitted the abarth headlights. Osram Night Breaker Unlimited, Osram Cool Blue Intense and Osram Diadem.

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It was then given a full wash, polish and protection with the Auto Glym products

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And here's a bit of beading after using AG products for a while

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And for my final update of this post, I vinyl wrapped my door pillars yesterday! As I'm sure most of us know the horrible black plastic that was there originally was so badly scuffed and scratched I decided it needed to change. I actually forgot to get a pic of the original vinyl but trust me it was horrible haha.

Here's the pillar with no vinyl

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And here's the carbon fibre effect (can't take all credit, the girlfriend gave me a hand too)

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It's not 100% perfect but I'm pretty happy with it, was thinking of buying some matte black pinstripe or something to mask over the top and bottom of the pillars to give it a clean cut finish.

And that's all for now! Hope you like what I've done with it so far, as for the future I'm thinking of:
  • EBC turbo grooved discs all round with EBC greenstuff all round
  • Remap
  • Rear tints
  • Paint brake calipers
And I'm sure some other things will happen along the way.

Thanks.

Good work 👍
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Quick update. Lost my remote key today. Looks like it's in the sea... oh well! Will be ringing local dealers at some point next week and hopefully they don't say some silly price. After having a quick look on here I've seen dealers charge from around £180 to £250 for a remote key replacement? Hopefully it's closer to the 180! If they come out with a 'that'll be £400 please' kind of joke then I guess I'll be looking for other methods of getting a remote key again, I'm open to suggestions cheers.
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Can anyone help. Im after a rear roof spoiler for my Bravo HGT and want to know if there is one that will bolt onto the screen? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Oh dear sorry to hear this mate!

How about getting some scuba diving equipment and go searching for you key lol could work out cheaper.
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Oh dear sorry to hear this mate!

How about getting some scuba diving equipment and go searching for you key lol could work out cheaper.
Not a bad idea hahaha, I was gutted! I'm just so glad I had a spare which will do for now I guess
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So apparently the local dealer wants £262 for the pleasure of giving me a new key and programing it... no thanks. I was thinking of buying a new key online and then finding someone to code it to the car if that works? If so, can anyone point me in the right direction? Cheers
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I got a second hand remote key off eBay for £9, but I had my old key to swap the internals. (My old key was goosed)
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I got a second hand remote key off eBay for £9, but I had my old key to swap the internals. (My old key was goosed)
Ah okay, yeah as I said I'm thinking of buying a remote key and then getting it and my spare programmed to my car or whatever they have to do haha. But first I have to find a company that does that, or if it's even possible

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Fitted FK grill tonight
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Looks beautiful, but i would say that it looks identical to mine (other than the grill)
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Haha yeah yours is nice too! But as you say it's a bit biased not 100% on the grill atm but I'm liking it more every minute; I'm sure I'll love it after a good wash this weekend @middo85
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Little update. Abarth rear lights turned up today. I will get them fitted over the weekend along with giving the car a decent clean. Click image for larger version

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