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 Post subject: itb'd xr2i
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:22 pm 
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may i present my 5th fiesta....
I came across this one due to looking for a new car. the reason being that i was getting tired of the zs. it's a great car but it needs a bit of body work and the car is worth next to nothing. this lead me to looking for something a bit newer, quicker a bit more sensible. i was looking along the lines of 20v turbo leons and the like and then i found the 2i during a late night browse of ebay.

anyhow i agreed to meet up with the guy thinking it would probably be the usual fiesta rotter but thought might as well have a look as i had a week off work and i needed something to fill my time.

the problem here is that i forgot how much old fiestas can get their claws into you and as soon as i sat in the wingbacks i knew i had to have it. After pulling it to pieces in front of the seller looking for rust in the usual places, boot floor, turrets under door seals ect we agreed that i would collect the car early in the morning satarday before ford fair.

got it home at 12ish that sat and then the work began to get it ready. to start with the car was running an epic amount of reverse rake due to having lowering springs on the rear but them being removed on the front. this was due to it being too low to run down his driveway. having no standard springs for the rear to hand left me with the only option of fitting the supplied front springs and i'm glad i did as imo it looks epic at it's current height.

the next job then was to make sure the car was actually safe to drive down that far given i would be driving it for 2 hrs on the motorway before i had even had the car 24 hours. so checked all the brakes, tyres, brake pipes and then gave the car an under bonnet service too. whilst i was at it i swapped over the broken set of front fogs with a set i just happened to have stashed away in my desk.

anyway skipping forwards to last sat i gave it it's 3rd wash of and went out for a bit of a photo session as the weather was quite nice.

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anyhow i will leave it at that for the moment and update it with plans later on if anyone is interested

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 Post subject: Re: 16v xr2i
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:23 pm 
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As said at ford fair, love it mate! :thumbsup:

In such good nick aswell :chill:

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Looks like a nice condition car! :)

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to be fair it's not perfect there are bits of rust that will be getting seen too shortly. i'm also in the middle of getting a set of mk 3.5 mirrors painted up for it while i get all the bits together to wire in my mk5 electric mirrors. it's got a heated screen too 8-)

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awesome ;)

got to love an xr2i!

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Basicly a cleaner version of my car with a turbo bonnet and a better looking exhaust


Love it :)


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Looks brilliant mate, was quite a mystery appearance at ford fair as I was expecting the zs lol.

Look forward to the progress and seeing at a northern meet.

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Looks brilliant mate, was quite a mystery appearance at ford fair as I was expecting the zs lol.

Look forward to the progress and seeing at a northern meet.


nearly ended up turning up in a leon i just couldn't be bothered to drive so far to go see it and then saw this advertised.

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Basicly a cleaner version of my car with a turbo bonnet and a better looking exhaust Love it :)


if i'm honest the camera is lying a bit it's not as totally mint as it looks in them but it's pretty tidy. exhaust wise it's great becuase it makes the back end look tidy but it's no louder than standard.

plus i need to get some of them panels that screw onto the bottom of the rst vents made up as water runs onto the aux belt and makes the belt squeal.

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awesome ;)

got to love an xr2i!


i really do love it. i have always regretted getting rid of my first mk3 and this is just like that to drive just quicker.

some may have noticed but the mods have already started. fitted a set of ford floor mats :crazi:

also put a mk5 sunroof in and i recently received a rs1800 ho inlet, tb, injectors and sandwich plate

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Awesome. I know what you mean about ZS's.

Looks mint :)

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looks quality. what are the rest of your plans?

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p.s. when is the next northern meet or has there not been anything mentioned yet?

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p.s. when is the next northern meet or has there not been anything mentioned yet?


Will be sorting that out shortly Ben :thumbsup:

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Chris_ZS wrote:
Awesome. I know what you mean about ZS's.

Looks mint :)


in many ways the zs is a better car but i just prefer to drive this car.

ben, i have made a massive list in my head but if i write it all down it will just depress me. but the main things are:

tyres, the ones that are on it are shocking in the wet and i dont mean if i'm driving like a spanner. it will just spin up with the slightest amount of power when i'm coming off a roundabout. i had pe2's on the zs and i really liked them.

handling, I need to sort out the front for sure as the dampers are totally goosed so at the moment i'm thinking along the lines of a set of dampers and springs from the likes of spax or gmax and ditching the pi lowering springs. Another thing was how much better the zs felt with a polybushed rear beam, i'm still unsure if i should have my zs axle back and stick it on the xr or just pollybush the xr beam.

bodywork. mainly rust because every fiesta has some. there is some creeping up from behind the ns/f arch which needs to be done urgently. so thats priority at the minute.

on the other hand i have been collecting even more parts. just received a really good s/h water rail through the post today and i got a rs1800 inlet mani with tb, sandwich plate and injectors.

... and i found a genuine n/s headlamp lurking in the shed the other day

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p.s. when is the next northern meet or has there not been anything mentioned yet?


Will be sorting that out shortly Ben :thumbsup:


on that, have you still got them windows dave?

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on that, have you still got them windows dave?


I do indeed andy, you want to buy them back? :lol:

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on that, have you still got them windows dave?


I do indeed andy, you want to buy them back? :lol:


i do indeed

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Stick the ZS rear beam on it! Will make all the difference!

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Stick the ZS rear beam on it! Will make all the difference!


i know it just has to be done, with zs 260 mm front brakes.

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on that, have you still got them windows dave?


I do indeed andy, you want to buy them back? :lol:


i do indeed


Cool, will bring them to the next meet 8-)

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