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#189158 - 19th Dec 2007 4:58pm MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi ***
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Right chaps, I have finally got off me arse and managed to take some snaps of me new car on Monday, so I thought I should start an MMC.

Its a Rover 420SLDi, it has the beautiful (if a little noisy as its not a commonrail) Rover L-Series SDi engine, which means it is my first diesel. Has all electrics etc and has only done 81k (which lets face it, is nout for a diesel), with an almost full dealer service History, and feels amazing to drive.

I have wanted a Rover 400 for ages, dunno why, just have liked them for a while. My insurance is costing me nothing extra on it, so it was either get a 416 or a 420 SDi, with the 1.6 K-Series prone to HGF, I though id steer clear and get an SDi.

Erm I suppose I should be correct, is it a Rover or a Honda? Thats for you to decide. The car is a Honda Civic. The engine is a Rover. The same engine Honda used in the late 90's derv Civic. The badge and the grill is a Rover. So its kinda a Honda in sheeps clothing as I like to call it.

Anyway, here is photos of the baa baa, ill get better ones in the next few weeks:







I am not making to mods too extreme as I dont think it will suit the car. I have bought the car for the ride quality and the comfort etc, a lot of mods will be under the bonnet but I will be doing some mods over the next year:

- De-orange the indicators
- Rear spoiler, only a small one
- TuneAM Pro TU1 Pro Tuning Box
- De-catting it
- EGR Valve bypass
- MG ZR/ZS alloys (the closespokes ones)
- "Possibly" MG ZS springs to lower it a bit
- Increase the boost to 19psi
- ITG Performance Air Filter

Im hoping to be pushing at least 130bhp/260nm after the performance mods, anything over this is a bonus but quite easily achieveable.

Spent the last week touching up some imperfections on the passenger wing and the bumpers.

smile


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#189160 - 19th Dec 2007 5:01pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: MattLFC]
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Have seen this car and i like it, Its got the 5 door civic look to it tease

Nice car mate, look after it wink

Bravo_Sean

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#189161 - 19th Dec 2007 5:02pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: Civic_Coupe_Sean]
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Originally Posted By: Bravo__Sean
Nice car mate, look after it wink

Hehe I intend to, im not Scott yano grin

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#189190 - 19th Dec 2007 5:54pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: MattLFC]
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yes it is a nice car mat but i wasn to pleased wid the two dodgey chracters u got it off lmao but all in all it was a good buy


Edited by Scott_F (19th Dec 2007 5:54pm)

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#189191 - 19th Dec 2007 5:56pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: Mondeo_Scott]
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lol yeah they were a bit weird

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#189193 - 19th Dec 2007 5:57pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: MattLFC]
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abit weird thats an understatment if i ever seen one more like they made me look normal

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#189194 - 19th Dec 2007 5:58pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: Mondeo_Scott]
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lol nah they wernt that bad. He left the keys for the garage n all da other cars in me car tho n had to come n get em haha

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#189195 - 19th Dec 2007 5:58pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: Mondeo_Scott]
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make it look like the mg zs and put the 180hp engine in while your there! looks ok, i loved the look of the face lift ones............till rover went bust.
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#189197 - 19th Dec 2007 6:00pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: turbo_stu]
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Id love to do MkII ZS headlight conversion, think they look mint, but its hard to do on the 400, the 45 is easier to do.

frown

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#189200 - 19th Dec 2007 6:08pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: MattLFC]
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very nice.

looks clean and tidy.

when are you planning to do your mods?
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#189202 - 19th Dec 2007 6:12pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: BMW Joe]
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Over the next year, hopefully before the summer for the majority of them.

Im 50/50 on the ZS springs due to cost rand dunno whether to decat, knock out the inards or just leave it as it is yet.

smile

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#189203 - 19th Dec 2007 6:15pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: MattLFC]
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If I were you, I wouldnt bother lowering it or decatting it.

I just dont think it would suit it.

The other mods sound good though smile

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#189205 - 19th Dec 2007 6:23pm Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: BMW Joe]
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Well the biggest performace gain will be from the TU1 (at least 20bhp+) so the decat isnt needed to hit my desired power figure, but its such a cheap and easy mod and can give a few extra bhp.

The ZS springs dont lower it too much (just enough to look better then the 400/45 ride height) but retain the majority of the ride quality, which is important to me. I think the car would look better from the off with ZS alloys on though, doubt it would benefit much from both alloys and springs.

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#189224 - 20th Dec 2007 12:05am Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: MattLFC]
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I dont know much about cars but i had to look twice at that photo.. Cause it does look like a honda hehe.. Nice car matty very neat. smile
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#189245 - 20th Dec 2007 1:53am Re: MattLFC - Rover 420SLDi [Re: SoundLad]
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Yep does look like the Honda, moreso from the back and the interior as the front is quite distinguishable cos the lights and grill.

Cheers fella smile

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