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205 GTI Moddage

Discussion in 'Motors' started by mk1_salami, 31 Jan 2006.

  1. mk1_salami

    Mobster

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    Hi all,

    I ordered 40mm lowering springs for the 205 today. I'm fed up with it being standard! Some might say this is a car that should not be fettled with, but I cant resist the bug anymore.

    In addition to this I'm going to be refurbishing the alloys. They are all kerbed and the paint is flaking off. I've made a start on one of them (the spare), and painted it................









    .... White :)

    The rim needs another coat, then laquered after that. What do you guys think?

    [​IMG]

    This the is look I'm going for (without the graphics)

    [​IMG]
     
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  2. Enfield

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    Edited.

    Don't you think the car will look toooooo white?
     
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  3. agw_01

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    That will look sweet mate! Didn't know you had a 205 though, must have missed the thread.

    What else do you have planned for it,and I think you should get the ralle graphics on the front grille.
     
  4. Enfield

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    ignore.
     
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  5. mk1_salami

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    Nope, thats not my car. It's the kind of look I'm going for. At the moment my car looks like this:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. agw_01

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    Are you sure?

    He said...
    Which meant to me that it wasn't his car and just a picture of another.

    Oops, too slow.
     
  7. Enfield

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    Sorry, I missed that bit :(
     
  8. -westy-

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    ooo, a 205 thread \o/

    Are you going to be fitting the springs all round, or just the front? I'm thinking about fitting them to the front of my XS, and lowering the rear torsion bar :)
     
  9. mightynimrod

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    LOL, answered your own question there then westy.

    The 205 only has springs at the front and torsion bar at the rear.

    Make sure when you get your torsion bar done that its re-tensioned after adjustment as ive seen no end not done properly.
     
  10. Morba

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    what paint and lacquer are you using?
    tempted to do my m3 alloys (not white), but have been told i really need 2pack paint rather than 1pack from normal shops, 2 is a lot more hard wearing etc apparently.
     
  11. Sanchez

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    Don't do it! The standard 205 is a beautiful thing. Lower it by all means but the white alloys..........it's just going to look naf! IMO of course.
     
  12. GT3

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    Nice, didn't you have a 205 ages ago and your username was pugboy before you got a couple of mk1 golfs or am I thinking of someone else?
     
  13. Lopéz

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    Personally I'd have gone 1" lowering springs from Rally Design rather than -40mm, but it's up to you :) Lowering the torsion bar in theory is all well and good, but remember the arms are likely to be siezed, and will require mighty force to remove so you can re-set the bar. And when you get the arms out you'll often find the shafts are pitted and worn, and need binning. And then the bearings have usually collapsed. So you end up with a good condition beam but it's cost between £200 and £300 to get it back in a driveable state. So don't undertake this job lightly!

    As for the wheels, they generally look good but white wheels on a white car? Unless the white is the same shade of white as the body it may look a bit odd.
     
  14. Lashout_UK

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    I think it'll look really good - but get some pinstrips or decalling to break up the whiteness.

    I added a simple set of silver brit flags, and ST decals to my car to break up some of the white bits, works a treat :)
     
  15. neil-ste

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    [​IMG]
    :D
     
  16. -westy-

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    *dribble*
     
  17. Lashout_UK

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    That is luvverly :)

    Loving the stripes, too.

    Needs obligatory 69 plates on the side mind, with black cross throu' em for legal reasons, that'd set it off a treat :D
     
  18. neil-ste

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    There's an even better picture of it on this site but it doesnt seem to be loading. It is the best 205 i've ever seen.
     
  19. Enfield

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  20. merlin

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    Pff, white wheels - who the hell would have white wheels on a car?

    Crazy mofo :rolleyes: