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Old 11-08-2015   #1
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Update on Pablo!

So after a good 6 months of being relatively inactive I'm back and my car has changed quite a lot. Firstly I put on a sportex centre pipe and cherry bomb exhaust back box, the smiles per gallon is outrageous! Although recently been debating on changing back box for some thing louder, if anyone has any suggestions they are more than welcome. Secondly I got myself a set of 15 inch Sparco RTT alloys, they suit the car quite nicely as they are but again I'm thinking about having them re sprayed White?! Other small parts I have done are removed the rear badges because in my opinion I wasn't too keen on them but that's just me, although I did leave the punto lettering obviously! Also a well needed t cut and polish! Some of the scratches though are unfortunately too deep to remove, especially on the bonnet so going to try and find a way around them because I notice them straight away! . The most recent change is that I lowered the front and back 50mm, I only put the springs on today so they should settle soon but overall very happy with how it looks, desperately needed that front to come down! . I'll add a few pictures of my pride and joy

Possible future mods:

De badge the front.
Wind deflectors.
Abarth rear badge???
Aluminium or stainless mesh to replace grills.
Re spray alloys white.
Induction kit, any reccomendations???
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Re: Update on Pablo!

Like the wheels mate, looking good!

I had some nasty scratches on my bonnet but set to it with some G3 compound and some pads (I got the hand ones as didn't want to screw anything up with an electronic buffer)

Has removed even some of the really deep scratches and really brought it back to life! Finish it with a nice wax and you'll be really surprised. I've got to give my rear bumper a go next as it's a slightly lighter shade.

Are you a 8v or 16v? If you are 8v you can use a focus induction kit. If 16v the GSR is the way to go. I'm just about to order mine but at 195 they aren't cheap but told they are worth every penny!
Make sure you get plenty of pics and let us know how you get on
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Like the wheels mate, looking good!

I had some nasty scratches on my bonnet but set to it with some G3 compound and some pads (I got the hand ones as didn't want to screw anything up with an electronic buffer)

Has removed even some of the really deep scratches and really brought it back to life! Finish it with a nice wax and you'll be really surprised. I've got to give my rear bumper a go next as it's a slightly lighter shade.

Are you a 8v or 16v? If you are 8v you can use a focus induction kit. If 16v the GSR is the way to go. I'm just about to order mine but at 195 they aren't cheap but told they are worth every penny!
Make sure you get plenty of pics and let us know how you get on
didnt you look pm?
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Like the wheels mate, looking good!

I had some nasty scratches on my bonnet but set to it with some G3 compound and some pads (I got the hand ones as didn't want to screw anything up with an electronic buffer)

Has removed even some of the really deep scratches and really brought it back to life! Finish it with a nice wax and you'll be really surprised. I've got to give my rear bumper a go next as it's a slightly lighter shade.

Are you a 8v or 16v? If you are 8v you can use a focus induction kit. If 16v the GSR is the way to go. I'm just about to order mine but at 195 they aren't cheap but told they are worth every penny!
Make sure you get plenty of pics and let us know how you get on

I've got an 8valve but not quite sure which focus kit to get, anyone got a link?
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Re: Update on Pablo!

Just a comparison from before and after lowering
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Quote Originally Posted by flisko View Post
didnt you look pm?
Ah I did reply mate, might have gone on the ad?
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Quote Originally Posted by EllisVarnes View Post
Just a comparison from before and after lowering
There are plenty of 8v owners on here who should be able to give you advice on that one, I'm not sure mate sorry!
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Re: Update on Pablo!

Just stumbled across this mate:

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/350782691997
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Just stumbled across this mate:

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/350782691997
this car looks dead
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Re: Update on Pablo!

Haha I didn't pay much attention to the item pic apart from kit - yeah it looks like it has seen better days!
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