Then I got so annoyed why my S-spokes as they were really badly refurbished. The paint is so soft when I got new tyres it all came off around the edge and looks like I've kerbed them. So Ive purchased a new set of gloss black R112's. Just waiting for new bolts and centre caps.
I've now sorted a JCW front bumper to buy in the next month. They seem to be very rare with not many coming up for sale. Then it's saving to get it painted. After that I'm looking at fitting the GP rear bumper lower trim and inserts, G-wing, then coilovers.
What spec is your car?? Sounds like you have bought a fair few things at once too =) Id love those seats you'll have to post some pics. I do the like the TD wheels and black chrome sounds awesome =)
Do you have a progress thread??
No not done a progress thread.
My wheels were painted rather than powder coated and not oven baked. So when the tyres were fitted we put insulating tape round the rims and made really sure the 'foot' thing on the machine was 1mm clear of the rim when it rotated. To avoid exactly what happened to yours. My mantra: Take time, don't rush at things, time, care, take it steady, think, plan, think, supervise. And watch the b******ds like a hawk.
I'm not really into making my car look fierce, black everything, the Daft Vader look as I call it - look at my fast S. So I set about building a fast S that doesn't look it.
I tried the LED sidelights but it still had the 'fried egg' look so I put in the Halo LED sidelights with chromed amber bulbs.
Nor really changing the interior. Interior-wise I swapped the cloth/leather for all leather back in February and on Monday I bought a used set of the JCW Sparco front seats. Heated with under thigh extenders, very rare. Oh all LED bulbs interior.
I've actually done mods gradually, bit by bit. Otherwise you aren't sure what has given you what. I have spent way to much money on it, that is for sure, but I'm nearly done, as far as I want to go.
Power/engine - Orranje Stealth CAI, Milltek non-res cat back, Alta 15% reduced pulley, colder plugs, Airtec upgrade intercooler. Pretty sure that should be giving about 200bhp. Torque, driveability, is much improved though so it is really nice to drive fast without continually thrashing the revs. Pulls really hard from 3,000-5,500 rpm.
What I'd call the chassis, not the springs/dampers - swapped the run-flats for non run-flats (magic), Powerflex lower arm rear bushes (more magic), Forge strut brace, OMP lower brace, cabrio braces, Whiteline 20mm 3 way adjustable rear ARB (even more magic). As per Milpol advice made sure all the bushes and ball joints are good, changed if needed.