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Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.



I think it looks cool.
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

WTF

Why buy a raised vehicle then lower it
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I agree???
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

What he said

A totaly pointless exercise

But hey, each to there own
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

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WTF

Why buy a raised vehicle then lower it
Ah but you've missed the low profile tyres - for added off-road ability presumably!!
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

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I think it looks cool.

Lowered with the wheel arch extensions and different bumpers makes it look like the old 100hp. I think it looks great
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Panda Trekking and 4x4 are better looking, sportier with the extended wheelarches and different bumpers and have a more old style 100hp look to it.
It is the looks not the ride height that would make the choise for them.
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

I must confess I though this was photoshop trickery, but I've seen that HR do a 50mm lowering kit for the 4x4. I think I'll be having myself a set of those in the spring....
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I must confess I though this was photoshop trickery, but I've seen that HR do a 50mm lowering kit for the 4x4. I think I'll be having myself a set of those in the spring....
I'm looking forward to the pics, when installed.
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

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I must confess I though this was photoshop trickery, but I've seen that HR do a 50mm lowering kit for the 4x4. I think I'll be having myself a set of those in the spring....


EXIF says it's Mac/Photoshop CS6.............and it looks photoshop to me.


That said, FIAT, get the 105bhp in the new Panda and sell it ALREADY!
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That said, FIAT, get the 105bhp in the new Panda and sell it ALREADY!
When you have the new Euro-6 engine, you can simple bolt on the 105hp turbo, the cylinder head connection is same.
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

Even if you bolt on a turbo, wouldn't you still be missing a couple of cylinders.
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Even if you bolt on a turbo, wouldn't you still be missing a couple of cylinders.
Yep, at leased two.
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

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Yep, at leased two.

I meant the 105bhp twinair from the 500...........get it into this new Panda already.
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Re: Lowered Panda Trekking 17 inch.

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I'm looking forward to the pics, when installed.
Ok so after a day of messing around in the garage here's the results.


You start with one of these





Do a bit of this







Swap these over








And you end up with something that looks like it should have when it rolled out the factory







Now I know those 4x4 purists will be saying I've ruined my car blah, blah, but the reality is I never bought my Panda to take off road, I bought it for the traction in the snow and not go driving across fields and through fords.


It now sits like a normal Panda, and with the all the extra 4x4 trim I think it looks really good, (in my opinion).


Just need to finish refurbishing my 17" Abarth petal alloys now.........
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