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Very White Rover - How low can you go?


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#1 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:04 PM

How low? Well if you are pandamoneum, then quite low lol.

 

As you will all have read, the Golf has gone to pastures afresh in Leigh-on-Sea and already has been fettled and fixerated with the aid of a big socket and a fuse. Bonus!!!

 

The Very White Rover has a new home in North London and I am impressed thus far :)

 

Yes, it is low but I have to say that it doesn't jar as much as I thought it would and the height does actually suit it.

 

Rovers are very nice places to sit in and this one is no exception. Lovely. Just some minor detailing to do (I always do this as part of my bonding ritual lol).

 

Jobs: 

 

Clock bulb

Bit of rust by the roof aerial

Fit CV joint

Review the ride height at some point

 

Some piccies will follow shortly :)

 

Happy to be back in such a nice Rover and it was great to finally meet Mr P  :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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#2 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 08:57 PM

No time for pics today.

 

I have the urge to do something to the Rover. Thinking small, nothing major.

 

LED number plate bulbs, Nightbreaker headlight bulbs, chrome exhaust tip.

 

Anything else?


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:04 PM

Autoshite's beloved* go-to dressup item: chrome arches!


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:11 PM

Autoshite's beloved* go-to dressup item: Autoshite Dealer Sticker!

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 some potato headed fanny faced shitberg of a cunt in a silver hatchback

 

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:12 PM

Sorry.... I just assumed that was a given!


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:13 PM

Would rather scoop my own eyes out than fit chrome arches. Just go and stand in the silly corner please.

 

AS sticker.... of course.


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:27 PM

I think you mean the Winners' Corner ;)  This week anyway!


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:28 PM

My 600 had 'nightbreakers' fitted by the previous giffer owner. They were shite and both blew within 3 months of me getting involved. Can't recommend

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:31 PM

^^ Never had a problem with them before. I guess someone has to at some point. 



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:34 PM

The set I had didn't last very long either, although I found they performed ok before they blew. I didn't really find them any better than Silver Stars though, and Silver Stars last quite well.



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:44 PM

Never heard of Silver Stars.



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 10:28 PM

Mine were probably some hoo flung dung bollocks off eBay
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 10:32 PM

You lot reminded me, so I ordered some silver stars for the Mondeo.

NE Scotland in winter is very very dark. :D
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 10:38 PM

Bloody dark in summer too.


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 10:41 PM

NE Scotland in winter is very very dark. :D

I know, we're up there every November to see the older grandkids.  Bloody hell, that's only about 5 weeks away!  Feels like it takes that long to get home from Inverness....


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:07 AM

My 200 had Nightbreakers, they were fine.
Same bulbs are in the Volvo now.

BTW an air horn fits to these reasonably easily, found the standard horn a bit paltry.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:29 AM

You have no understanding of paltry until you have heard the horns on the i10.

 

A wet and faint 'meep' is all you get. I can and do shout louder.


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:32 AM

Glad you're enjoying it. 

People are too quick to criticise lowering of cars, but it's not too bad if you just remember to take it easy on bumpy roads. Mind you, if you manage to get it out on a smooth flowing country road, it sticks like glue to the road. 


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 01:30 PM

I love it mate.

 

How's the Golf?



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:36 PM

I have the urge to do something to the Rover. Thinking small, nothing major.

Head gasket.


What's the retail on one of those plumbed in fire extinguisher systems?


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:41 PM

Not a kettle ;)



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 05:17 PM

I love it mate.

 

How's the Golf?

 

About 39bhp less than I'm used to... 


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:11 PM

I fitted some 'extraaBloo' $hite, from Halfrauds, and had alternate glimmer every month or so...

Swapped first dud OK.. 2nd dud OK.. THIRD had the female manager chuck me out with "there must be a fault on your Proton Savvy!" [& don't come back!] >> I had my receipt so they gave me the £22.

.... Got a pair of something XtraBrite, from shop on the high st = never had a problem over 7years :)

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:20 PM

Talking of headlights I've got a 35w LED kit in my GSX14, it's like fitting four spotlights to the front of the bike. Would recommend. Utter doodle to fit too.


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:27 PM

Not a kettle ;)


Yeah, about that...
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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:25 PM

I'm sure I posted about my spares car

 

Did an admin delete the post?


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:27 PM

No I think there's more than one thread about this car
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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:49 PM

Yeah it'll be in the for sale thread. 

It is hard to track when the admins move things though.


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:50 PM

I've a working clock here

 

It's in my complete 418 GSD, which was last years my WBOD but it has rotted-out sills.  Complete car available if you want, engine gearbox sunroof everything perfect all working, mats flaps mirrors etc etc.  I was going to pick off it at my leisure and make £££ selling it off piece by piece, but it's in the way really.

 

Mentioned earlier here

http://autoshite.com...od#entry1317389


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:36 PM

the mondeo is lowered 40mm and handled great


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