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My Pulsar GTiR

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Andybtsn, 3 May 2006.

  1. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: 23 Oct 2005

    Posts: 41,635

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Hey,

    Thought I'd post progress with my Pulsar. I bought the cara month ago and looked like this:

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    Couple of weeks later I had some G-Force coilovers fitted (car came standard height, and if anyone has seen the Pulsar's standard stance, it isn't nice!) also fitted clear repeators which it also didn't come with.
    Other little modifications were fitted also between this time and now.

    I did a photoshop when I first got the car how I wanted it to look, and it came out like this:

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    Is a pretty poor effort but I'm new to photoshop! Anyway the car looks pretty much how I want it to look now. Will update with better pics later on but the rear end of the car has not changed much.

    I then bought my front mounted intercooler and got that fitted this weekend and the car now looks like this!

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    I always wanted a Pulsar ever since I had a 1.6 16v Sunny SR, but insurance group 20 and MPG was always a stumbling block.
    I finally plunged into owning one when I accidentily got linked to a GTIR forum and saw one going for a very cheap price, I rung the guy and arranged a viewing and bought it there and then!
    I was a bit aprehensive with the colour as Red has never been my fave, but it's a refreshing change considering everyone has black R's!
    I took the car out for a test drive and instantly I was hooked, the car was standard apart from a dump valve, boot controoler and full mongoose exhaust, the car pulls fantastically, i've had some quick cars but the Turbo really hits you, it's amazing, traction is very good too being 4x4 which always annoyed me in FWD.

    Spec is as follows:
    2.0 16v 4x4 Turbo
    G-Force coilovers
    FMIC
    Running boost at 1bar (15psi)
    Full mongoose exhaust system
    De-cat
    Dumb Valve
    HKS induction kit
    17" split rim black wheels
    Front strut brace
    Cobra alarm
    Laguna splitter
    Red grill fitted with 'P' badge and GTI-R badge
    Front bumper modified to fit FMIC, black mesh inserted.
    Clear indicators
    Boost gauge
    Personal steering wheel
    Alpine HU
    JL-Audio front components
    JL-Audio sub
    Alpine amp
     
  2. -Ad-

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Nov 2004

    Posts: 13,838

    Location: Aberdeen

    That looks awesome andy !!!

    :D :D :D

    I'm in the same boat as you were. I love my SR in its turquoise (greeny/blue) and am having trouble deciding between a an integra DC2 or a GTIR.

    Well being a student itl be a few years before i can afford one, but a GTiR is ballistic !

    Enjoy the car
     
  3. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: 23 Oct 2005

    Posts: 41,635

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Yeah mate, I really liked the SR, it is a very nippy car and was a joy to drive. The looks are nice too!

    But power wise the Pulsar is a big 'UP'!

    Thanks for your comments mate!
     
  4. Stonedofmoo

    Soldato

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,245

    Location: Portsmouth

    Lovely mate. Can't beat a good Pulsar :D
     
  5. D4VE

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 23 Oct 2003

    Posts: 8,899

    Location: Hampshire, UK

    Looks brilliant, love the black IC. :cool:

    black+red = w1n!
     
  6. DreXeL

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 12,265

    Location: Cotswolds

    Very nice :cool:
     
  7. Nismo

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,549

    Location: UK

    Nice, but your sig needs shrinking ;) (max is 75px high)
     
  8. Ish

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,777

    Location: West Midlands

    very nice :cool:

    a nice reliable spec as well
     
  9. SoliD

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Feb 2004

    Posts: 15,528

    Location: Portsmouth

    looks awesome, no wonder you're proud of it.
     
  10. excaliborg

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,232

    Location: Northwich, Cheshire

    Looks awesome, I wouldn't bother with fogs however some clear indicators would look nice :)
     
  11. The_Dark_Side

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Oct 2003

    Posts: 13,616

    Location: Back with a Vengeance.

    love them.
    once the flaws the factory allowed to creep in have been put right properly they are amazing cars, even more so in a "bang for your buck" aspect.