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Well, ive never done a build thread before but i decided it would be nice to document the car for the future. If your reading this don't expect it to be fast moving or full of masice power gains and custom work. Its just going to be my car and what i do to make it my own. Please bear in mind my mk2 took 7-8 years to "complete" and i personally enjoy the journey or improving little by little rather than dropping a few £££ to get package done for me

Firstly my car "Figaro" completely standard mk3 in nitrous blue with shell seats, forged wheels and sync3 swapped with rs direct for my a45 amg on Saturday (20/07/19)

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This week I have already done more mods than I ever did in the merc in the 18 months of ownership! Not ground breaking but personalizing....

Swapped the orange front indicator bulbs for chrome ones I had knocking about (mainly because rob pointed out the orange, cheers mate) :lol:

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I hope someone enjoys this thread or finds it helpful, but for me I will enjoy looking back at it in the future!
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:cool: I’ll follow it mate :laughing: I’m in no rush
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Happy days! Progress with mods not quite as glacial as mine, but not far off... 😂
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Happy days! Progress with mods not quite as glacial as mine, but not far off...


What you talking about? Your car is modded now ;) seriously though, it's your thread that inspired this one. Not massive power and big budget just personalised :thumbsup:
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What you talking about? Your car is modded now ;) seriously though, it's your thread that inspired this one. Not massive power and big budget just personalised :thumbsup:

Good stuff, it's the only way... 👍🏻 Yup, very happy with mine, such a nice all round setup, feels just right! Look forward to hearing more about yours mate!

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Good stuff, it's the only way... Yup, very happy with mine, such a nice all round setup, feels just right! Look forward to hearing more about yours mate!


I think the next "mod" will be stopping it leaking oil :facepalm: glad your happy with the rs mate :thumbsup:
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I think the next "mod" will be stopping it leaking oil :facepalm: glad your happy with the rs mate :thumbsup:


What you got planned a 5 pot :laughing: only kidding mate couldn’t resist
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What you got planned a 5 pot :laughing: only kidding mate couldn’t resist


At least my ford hasn't been on its roof...
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At least my ford hasn't been on its roof...


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: ahh the good old days Eggsy still uses that one on FB :laughing:
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Much better now you've de-tango'd it  :thumbsup: .  Although I should really do mine too after making you do yours :lol:......


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Much better now you've de-tango'd it  :thumbsup: .  Although I should really do mine too after making you do yours :lol:......

Hello old friend, yes you do. Either that or go all in and get a ford of your own......

https://rover.ebay.c...tm/202739720638

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Well, bit of a delayed update as not very exciting. Car went into handy performance for leak and check over and according to them it's just residual oil from recal and no fresh oil there so got a clean bill of health :thumbsup:

I will have to say I'm very happy with the service they gave me, ordered a couple of bits to collect while it was with them and they went back order from mountune. Which wasn't hendys fault but they called the week before giving me the choice to rebook or keep the booking which was fair plus I got a moderately modified mk7 fiesta st with bigger turbo and 300bhp as courtesy car wich was fun!

I may have accidentally bought Figaro his first mod even if I can't fit yet as they may be warranty friendly but current insurance company won't have it! Also my first ever custard mod ;)

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Hi.

If you need any help insurance for modifications then please feel free to drop me a line.

Regards,

Dan.



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Hi.
If you need any help insurance for modifications then please feel free to drop me a line.
Regards,
Dan.


Hi Dan, Don't worry i will be doing that in March, unfortunately for the first time in about 10yrs I moved away from you guys as I didn't plan on modifying my amg and now im 6months into my insurance and will get virtually nothing back if I cancel now :( for now I'm just going to build up parts till March then give you a call :thumbsup:

Quick question, I recently got told a private plate reduces your insurance!?! Is this BS or true? I never declared my old plate as a "mod" just informed you guys when I changed the reg and thought that was all I needed to do?

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So Mountune 375 is looming then matey?! 👍🏻😄 Nice one, hope you're enjoying the Mk3.
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So Mountune 375 is looming then matey?! 👍🏻😄 Nice one, hope you're enjoying the Mk3.

Yep really enjoying the car thanks. Just starting to make it my own now, little things but are very necessary!

The car was pulling me around all over the road when pushing it (which I'm fairly used to from a cp420 mk2 :lol: ) but i thought i best get the tracking checked and both the right wheels were toeing out by about 3deg! Also the camber was all over the place... Now it drives great plus ive fitted a couple of stickers and waiting for some more while I wait to fit the 375 kit ;)

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Yep really enjoying the car thanks. Just starting to make it my own now, little things but are very necessary!

The car was pulling me around all over the road when pushing it (which I'm fairly used to from a cp420 mk2 :lol: ) but i thought i best get the tracking checked and both the right wheels were toeing out by about 3deg! Also the camber was all over the place... Now it drives great plus ive fitted a couple of stickers and waiting for some more while I wait to fit the 375 kit ;)

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Yeah, I've found it always pays to check the tracking once in a while. I recognise the blue sticker, pretty sure your old Mk2 had something similar...! ;)
Edit: perhaps not on second thoughts, the one in your avatar was what I was thinking of!
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Yeah i do like stickers and I am speaking to monster wraps about making some smiley faces for the mk3 so I can change my avatar as it is something I like to add to all my cars as not many know what it means ;)

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Looks like a Hardcore Heaven or Slammin Vinyl logo ?
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Looks like a Hardcore Heaven or Slammin Vinyl logo ?


I doff my hat to you sir :bow:

Bit of a nod to my raving days ;)
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