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#59187 - 22nd May 2004 12:09am Lazy_Ben : Ford Ka
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fitted my K&N 57i before hardly used it yet and it already makes a sweet rasping noise when i stick my foot down laugh apart from the nice sound, it hasnt made any difference, not that i expected any from a 1.3 frown
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#59188 - 22nd May 2004 1:04am Re: Lazy_Ben : Ford Ka
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I think the sounds worth it tho hun!

What zorst you got on it?
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#59189 - 22nd May 2004 1:18am Re: Lazy_Ben : Ford Ka
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on cars under 1.6 and if it aint tuned to ur ecu u will loose mid range torque but the noise is defo worth it!!!
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#59190 - 22nd May 2004 10:11am Re: Lazy_Ben : Ford Ka
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What zorst you got on it?
i havent frown
thats one of the things to do once ive got my alloys on laugh
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#59191 - 25th May 2004 7:39pm Re: Lazy_Ben : Ford Ka
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after a bit of MESSING about with my bank....im getting a new debit card in a week or so. ive decided to go for these alloys laugh y'think they suit the car?
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#59192 - 25th May 2004 7:44pm Re: Lazy_Ben : Ford Ka
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they look smart mate, the headlights look boss to laugh

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#59193 - 3rd Jun 2004 1:05pm Re: Lazy_Ben : Ford Ka
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ive been wondering how much it'd cost to get a set of springs and dampers fitted to my car (fron and rear)
anyone got any idea on the fitting price?
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#59194 - 12th Jun 2004 6:15pm Re: Lazy_Ben : Ford Ka
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well today ive just ordered a set of gmax springs and dampers to lower my car by about 40mm and a set of 16" Mille Miglia alloys.....wahey, i cant stop smiling now laugh
it should all be fitted within the next week or so
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#59195 - 12th Jun 2004 8:53pm Re: Lazy_Ben : Ford Ka
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Let us know when you have got them fitted matey and how the car handles ????

You should notice a HUGE improvment over standard......

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#59196 - 12th Jun 2004 9:07pm Re: Lazy_Ben : Ford Ka
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Let us know when you have got them fitted matey and how the car handles ????
yeah, no probs, will do.

these are my alloys by the way
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#59197 - 12th Jun 2004 10:35pm Re: Lazy_Ben : Ford Ka
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looking good ben matey keep up the good work <img border="0" alt="[smokin]" title="" src="graemlins/cwemotions036.gif" />

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#59198 - 14th Jun 2004 4:00pm Re: Lazy_Ben : Ford Ka
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they look swish mate smile what size tyres have u gone for?

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#59199 - 15th Jun 2004 5:18pm Re: Lazy_Ben : Ford Ka
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my tyre size is a bit odd actually. im gonna get 195/40/16s.
the advantages of having these instead of 195/45/16s are:
*its got the same rolling circumference as the 14" ones ford supply it with.
*i wont need to change the gear ratios
*accelaration will still be pretty much the same (slow)
*they shouldnt rub on the arches

disadvantages are:
*only pirelli, dunlop and continental make them and they cost a fortune (90quid each)
*it'll beharsh ride -now that ive got my new springs and dampers (which lower it 40mm)

but apart from that....its all fun and games laugh

mad i wont b e getting my alloys for a few weeks now mad
the guy said he'd have them in for me today....but he phoned and said a fornight mad
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#59200 - 15th Jun 2004 5:39pm Re: Lazy_Ben : Ford Ka
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Ben, get the 45s mate, only difference you'll notice is that they'll be closer to the arches. You won't notice the loss in acceleration mate trust me. The difference in size between the 40s and the 45s will be just under 2cm in total height.

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#59201 - 15th Jun 2004 7:58pm Re: Lazy_Ben : Ford Ka
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na mate im going for the 40s.....less rubber more style <img border="0" alt="cool" title="" src="graemlins/cwemotions049.gif" />
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