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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:39 pm 
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ok, im on the hunt for an si and hopefully getting one within the month(providing i sell my 2 cars!) am gonna go for a 3 door preferably ash black but java blue if a black one doesnt come up..heres my questions if u wouldnt mind answering!:
first of all most of the questions are basically prices of how much stuff is gonna cost me,
1. how much roughly for a cossie bib+fitting and sprayin and is it worth doing myself?
2. i think im gonna go for rs2000 skirts and xr2i arches, how much roughly also how much roughly for fitting+sprayin..
3.smoked rear lights price?
4.is it worth gettin recaro seats-100 quids from my brother?
5.will it fail mot if i put a steering wheel without an airbag in?
6.which is best spoiler? i know mondeo ones are quite popular but maybe something different?+price please? :)
7.if i get -35mm lowering springs should i deffo go for dampeners aswel? +priced for both please :)
8. just out of interest what have you raced in your si and lost/won?
thats about it...
cheers for any replys and just answer a couple each to be easier if u want :D
cheers very much
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:43 pm 
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one more thing...how much for a badboy bonnet with vents?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:51 pm 
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welcome mate, ill answer as many as i can, but best wait for the old farts to get back for the rest :P


1. cossie bib second hand - 55 - 70, new - 97 off xfactor defo do it yourself, every one on here can advise you if you get stuck



4. recaro seats, i would say yes but read my post in one of the other forums about the seats, most seem to say if your going to go recaro, get the rear bench and doorcards aswell

5. i think this depends on wether the airbag warning light is on or not

7. ive just got 35mm springs and the ride is harsh as fook, ive been told dampers can smooth it out a little. ?203 for kit or about 40 for springs (xfactor)

sorry i cant be of more help mate


p.s get an si :)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:56 pm 
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cheers 4 the help bud..thought it might be a harsh ride -35 but i think i might just get springs to start off and once all other mods are done and ive got spare money i will get dampners


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:18 pm 
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1. how much roughly for a cossie bib+fitting and sprayin and is it worth doing myself?

fitting is supposed to be a little tricky, basically to make it sit right. spraying costs varies where you go to, ill throw a figure of about ?50-70 or something for spraying.

2. i think im gonna go for rs2000 skirts and xr2i arches, how much roughly also how much roughly for fitting+sprayin..

flat them yourself and take your time. prep work is the most time consuming with crap like this. if you spray them at the same time as your bib then your overall cost should be lowered. not sure on the exact prices, obviously, but the paint supplier prob will supply you with 1litres of paint which i would hazzard would just about do. then you'll need primer and laquer. (i paid ?60 p/litre for my laquer!) :lol: but it wont be that bad.

3.smoked rear lights price?

egay ?60-80. new ?120 or something.


4.is it worth gettin recaro seats-100 quids from my brother?

depends if you want them or not :lol:i have frst recaros in my car and they're lush. i paid that figure for fronts and rear bench and theni had to buy some matching doorcards from a XR2i 16v/RS1800. fitting guide in the 'guides' section

5.will it fail mot if i put a steering wheel without an airbag in?

no, should pass without issues. but from a personal stance, if i crashed and died due to smashing my head on the wheel, id very much like it there :wink:
as long as the airbag light isnt on when it goes for MOT then it'll be ok. also dont forget to tell your insurers its now gone.


6.which is best spoiler? i know mondeo ones are quite popular but maybe something different?+price please? :)

depends what look you're after. i've got a colour coded frst spoiler on mine and sets it off very nicely, but you want something different. im not much of a styling man :D i do engines :P


7.if i get -35mm lowering springs should i deffo go for dampeners aswel? +priced for both please :)

Gmax ?220 mark : Spax ?280 : Springs ?70-80.
if you want it to look cooler, go springs - if you want it to ride better, corner faster, stop better and generally kick arse then id go for a full matched damper and spring set up. i've got spax fast road stuff on mine and its the shizzle.


8. just out of interest what have you raced in your si and lost/won?

i race everyone and lose everytime :lol: vtr's are a match, depends if you can drive properly or not. went out with spoon the other week in his zetec-s and proved him that my Si isnt shy. :D not a lot in it. always wondered how it would fair against an XR2i :devil:

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yea steering wheel is nice to have an airbag....but would like a nice look...have thought about that q a bit tho tbh
cheers 4 answers its really helped a lot


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watcha mate...just looked on e-gay and there is a set of smoked rear lights for 40 squid at the min...just like mine!

Type in this number................4543829807

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:47 pm 
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Well, scott's been a greedy bugger and answered all but one question... and I cna't even give a price on a bad boy with vents!

I will say though, that the only vents you should be getting are those off of a FRST bonnet and if you are going to go badboy, with a standard Si bumper, then your best bet is slightly curved bad boy or angled...

And, no, they're not very quick and you'll find that there isn't much you can race and beat comfortably! Just be happy in the fact that your's looks so much nicer! :)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 1:50 pm 
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In reference to suspension, I'd deffinately go for a full kit its worth splashing out abit more, cause you'll only end up uprating the shocks in time.

I've got Gmax full kit on me Si for around ?200. i can't compare them to any other than the std ones but they impoved responce handling braking etc greatly, and the rides not stupidly hard.

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