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Old 25-06-2006   #31
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where did you get your rear mud flaps from there really nice?

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the front and rears were fitted when new by fiat. check out scrapyards because fiat will cost you
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I had one of these from new in '99. One of the last "S" plates... I absolutely loved it... drove it literally around Britain on the first weekend. Took it in for a 1000 mile check up on day 3 of ownership!! I ended up taking it to the French Alps more than a few times. Ahh, happy days! Anyway - I only had the car for a few months, but still base my new car purchases on it!!! First car I had with Air-Con!! I am very jealous of yours!!!!!
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Your Bravo looks very cool, just the right amount done without being over the top, very subtle and very nice. As someone else said,the wheels look bigger than 15's, what size tyres are you running on it??
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Re: my bravo 1.8hlx

the tyres are 195/50/r15 nankang ns2's. firm enough to corner hard yet soft enough to make pot holes managable. and they cost next to nothing. compared to the 205/45/r16's i had not long ago they are much cheaper and dont seem any less capable on corners. i never thought i'd be happy with 15s but i really am.
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thought i'd post a couple of new pics.

i started a new job 2 weeks ago so i'll be travelling to gateshead, bolton and hull quite a lot. i decided to treat myself to a better PDA with newer TomTom software on. its a great gadget that does all sorts, and it fits onto the dash nicely with my homemade bracket. those holes on the front of the stereo adapter are handy


i thought my engine bay needed cleaning up for the summer so i bought a blue air filter the exact colour of the car (i love ebay) and i've painted the top of the engine 2 shades of aluminium and painted the fiat logo on the sparkplug cover the same colour as the car. its a nice place to be now



next on the agenda i think a marea centre console (finally), and i need to repalce my engine bay undertray because it had to be destroyed to get it off a few weeks ago. they aren't as easy to find as you'd imagine
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i think it would look better with bigger wheels. i had mine on 18s and cilovers the handling was brilliant. shame it was so slow.
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i'd possibly go to 16's if the right ones came along but 17s arent really an option for me, its too big unless you have a big saloon (e.g. alfa 156), and preferably a TD with the torque to turn them. i prefer performance to looks and 17+ does kill your performance. i cant imagine what 18's would do to it. plus i go through tyres like there's no tomorrow and my 195/50/15s only cost 33 fitted and balanced.
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yeh was quite slow thats why i got my gt but it did look sweet.
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Re: my bravo 1.8hlx

What exhaust back box have you got on there, is it a universal one made to fit or something specific for a Bravo? - Looks good whatever!
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its just a good quality stainless tail pipe (5 on ebay), fitted by cutting the original tail pipe off and joining this one to the backbox. it looks good, you cant tell its not a true backbox, it doesnt affect performance (aftermarket box's have been known to reduce performance more often than improve it) and best of all it doesnt make 14 year old girls stare as i drive past because you cant here it from 2 miles away. my car is silent except when i make my air filter roar. exactly what i wanted.
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Damn you jug now I really want a 1.8 HLX in heraldic blue.

Preferably a mk1 as they're cheaper on insurance by a few hundred quid for me.
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wow thats weird, cant think why a mk1 would be cheaper, the mk2 is only 2bhp more and they're both group 8 insurance. its a mad world. i got a quote on a punto HGT and it was nearly double the price of my car. cant think why?

must admit you'd have a hard time finding a faster car that is only group 8 or less. bargain. i paid 440 for a years insurance last month, i'm 25 with 1 year no claims, plus 3 points and a ban on my license. i thought that was a fair price considering the points and ban.
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nice car
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thought i'd mention, i've changed the spark plug cover again, its got the fiat badge on that i took of the boot lid. thought it would melt but it hasnt. i liked the blue paint i had befoer but it was a crap job so i tohught a proper fiat badge would be better. i think it looks much better, pic coming when i get a minute
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Lovely car, absoloutley stunning! Nice price aswell, i paid little less than that for my 1997 R Brava 1.6 Automatic and the Bravo is a nicer car IMO!

Not too keen on what you have done with the CD player, should have stuck a changer in the boot!!
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