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Smile Need a bit of advice on some things

Well im going to start playing around with my car again , you know trying to make it look AWESOME

I have seen a few things or thought of some and was wondering what you all thought of them?

Sound
Exhaust
I am trying to make my punto mk2 (52) active sport, sound a lot meaner.
I have seen this backbox at halfords, it's supposed to improve sound and looks pretty cool too. Would you say it is worth the money or is there a better alternative out there?

Under the bonnet
I have noticed many people have a Focus Induction kit which i think increases performance and gives a nice sound to. I have seem this on ebay. Is this good for my car and also is it the right one?

Interior Styling
Carpet
I have done a quick search on FF and not much about it. I would like to dye my carpet pure black, i have come across this on ebay. Has any one tried this if so, did it work and also how easy is it to do?

Speedo lights
first off im sorry for asking this one, i've looked at the guide and i cant find the exact LED, now is it just any old tiny SMD or an exact one. (is it the same as the xbox control ring mod)

Footwell lights
do i need an inline fuse?

Well i think thats it for now thankyou all very much for your time and hopefully you repliers

Just a little added note, i was thinking of taking my wheel trims off sand the crap out of em, make em reeeaaall smooth then spray them black and put hopefully a red spiral moving inwards to the center

Thanks again
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Re: Need a bit of advice on some things

Twin exit pipes for noise, just gawk through youtube!

What engine do you have? I have my "mystery" pipe on my Sporting, better than any focus kit

I'm sure others can help with the other bits youve mentioned
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Twin exit pipes for noise, just gawk through youtube!

What engine do you have? I have my "mystery" pipe on my Sporting, better than any focus kit

I'm sure others can help with the other bits youve mentioned
Have you seen my induction kit on my car? Half of a toyosports and half original airbox, cable ties and duct tape
https://www.fiatforum.com/members-mo...ml#post2801865
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Twin exit pipes for noise, just gawk through youtube!

What engine do you have? I have my "mystery" pipe on my Sporting, better than any focus kit

I'm sure others can help with the other bits youve mentioned
Just any twin pipe? Sorry thought I had engine on there but must of forgot, I have 1.2 8v

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Re: Need a bit of advice on some things

As long as its a twin exit backbox, it will be louder. The jap 3.5 only worked for me when I decatted and had just 1 silencer...

Have a look through the threads, theyll give you ideas on what else you can do and what works for us

Edit, heres a vid of what I'm on about

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Re: Need a bit of advice on some things

twin pipes and or huge exhaust will make you lose performance

yes use an inline fuse with any lighting you add
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Have you seen my induction kit on my car? Half of a toyosports and half original airbox, cable ties and duct tape
https://www.fiatforum.com/members-mo...ml#post2801865
lol cool 35 quid aswell and it sound ace. That one on ebay ive seen is around the same price i think. Will be an adventure as im a complete car noob. Im sure it will be fine though
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SORRY TO POST HERE GUYS, BUT I DONT KNOW HOW TO POST ELSE WHERE!! PLEASE HELP OR MESSAGE ME TO AVOID SPAMMING THIS POST/THREAD! SOZ


HI GUYS LET ME TELL YOU THE SITUATION IN DETAIL HERE: (READ ONLY IF INTERESTED)

I had bought my punto elx 2000 year mk2 and it had its original stereo in there for a while, i upgraded to a panasonic stereo removing my original, however my panasonic blew up lol... and now i tried to go back to the original in the mean time...

(NOW READ)

I turned on my stereo and it said 'WAIT' so i did, and now it says 'CODE' i dont know the code so i really need help or the wife is gonna be angry lol please help

here is what seriel/numbers on the side

"BP9372Y1157597"

"7 649 372 316"

PLEASE HELP,, AND MANY FANKS IN ADVANCE
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hi the leds in the speedo are plcc-2 3528 smd leds!
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Quote Originally Posted by Kingkruel View Post
SORRY TO POST HERE GUYS, BUT I DONT KNOW HOW TO POST ELSE WHERE!! PLEASE HELP OR MESSAGE ME TO AVOID SPAMMING THIS POST/THREAD! SOZ


HI GUYS LET ME TELL YOU THE SITUATION IN DETAIL HERE: (READ ONLY IF INTERESTED)

I had bought my punto elx 2000 year mk2 and it had its original stereo in there for a while, i upgraded to a panasonic stereo removing my original, however my panasonic blew up lol... and now i tried to go back to the original in the mean time...

(NOW READ)

I turned on my stereo and it said 'WAIT' so i did, and now it says 'CODE' i dont know the code so i really need help or the wife is gonna be angry lol please help

here is what seriel/numbers on the side

"BP9372Y1157597"

"7 649 372 316"

PLEASE HELP,, AND MANY FANKS IN ADVANCE
The radio has an anti-theft system, and you need the CODE for that radio otherwise it's useless. There should be a small (credit card) sized card with this code on it included with the log book/manual.

If you don't have it then I think the radio is the equiv of a brick.
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The radio has an anti-theft system, and you need the CODE for that radio otherwise it's useless. There should be a small (credit card) sized card with this code on it included with the log book/manual.

If you don't have it then I think the radio is the equiv of a brick.
not necessarily, in the ICE section there is a thread where you can get the codes
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not necessarily, in the ICE section there is a thread where you can get the codes

Sweet, i'll keep that in mind
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K33K00 I admire your enthusiasm but dont go overboard, def go for the induction kit and exhaust some good tips above, the focus kit is the most straight forward to fit on a 8v, imo dont bother dying the carpet, and please dont go painting wheel trims it will look terrible. Keep an eye out on ebay or the forum for a cheap set of alloys...

My advise is that less is more when doing up a car, a few subtle mods make the biggest impact...post up some pics!

Best of Luck with it...

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Quote Originally Posted by eamonnf View Post
K33K00 I admire your enthusiasm but dont go overboard, def go for the induction kit and exhaust some good tips above, the focus kit is the most straight forward to fit on a 8v, imo dont bother dying the carpet, and please dont go painting wheel trims it will look terrible. Keep an eye out on ebay or the forum for a cheap set of alloys...

My advise is that less is more when doing up a car, a few subtle mods make the biggest impact...post up some pics!

Best of Luck with it...

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Well I've got lights wired, used the sidelight wire so they only come on when they are on, just got to stick them somewhere. I'll be buying the induction kit around the 14th and possibly exhaust.

I wasn't sure about the wheels, but I guess some cheap alloys is the way forward then.

I bought smd bulbs the other day before I read the post further up, I got 0603 & I think 0805 lol so I will probably end up sending them back and getting the right ones

I'll get some pics of the footwells sometime tonight when they are in the right place

Thanks for advise everyone
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dont know if everyones give up looking at this but here are the footwell lights and the failed dash lights
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