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Old 31-08-2012, 11:23 PM   #41
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Nah i prefer the doors with them gone - they don't tie in with the bodyline at all. Much cleaner without them. However i do have them still - and got them colorcoded when the car was resprayed. Just in case!

Almost put one of the Etude/Navisport front ber covers and some SP20 skirts on it when it was resprayed. Should have. Too late now!
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Old 31-08-2012, 11:42 PM   #42
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They poked me in the eyes :P
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Old 19-09-2012, 06:40 PM   #43
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After the silliness of the Professor SP-1s, I actually had to put something drivable on.

They're a set of Aluline Turbines in 15x7 +28, which i reckon is the perfect offset for a BJ (in reference to a smaller size). The rim edges are nicely flush with the guards.

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Old 19-09-2012, 06:45 PM   #44
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Nice offset and I spy 86
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Old 19-09-2012, 06:47 PM   #45
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They actually really suit! Get the white resprayed a grey/black and they would look horn
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Old 19-09-2012, 06:47 PM   #46
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They suit the BJ well. With that height you need some tasteful skirts.
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Old 19-09-2012, 06:50 PM   #47
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They do come in a black version where the white is - shame these ones aren't! Have been thinking about stripping the clear pearl finish and painting the white parts black...maybe if i get the time - and more importantly the motivation
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Old 19-09-2012, 06:51 PM   #48
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if you want the best comfort from that car with a little extra handling and little extra looks, I'd go with the MSF springs/struts.... that way you won't have to worry about the car being driven over dips and bumps that can easily ruin the under carriage

other springs, such as the autoexe lower much more and care must be taken on bad roads because the soft progressive nature of them will allow greater suspension movement, and thus easier to scrape the bottom

MSF springs are merely 10% stiffer and are linear for predictable feel/handling all around


btw... I don't really like those wheels on the car... looks weird
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Quite happy with the AutoExes, to be honest. I don't find them that soft or that hard, but they're certainly a nice stiffness increase over the OEM ones.
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There is enough black with the tires and the holes. If you cover the white then IMO a gold but only just brighter than the champaign paintwork.
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Quite happy with the AutoExes, to be honest. I don't find them that soft or that hard, but they're certainly a nice stiffness increase over the OEM ones.
I wasn't debating the ride quality or handling of them... I was merely pointing out they lower more than stock MSF, which could be a problem for careless drivers on bad roads

not accusing anyone of being a bad drive of course
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Old 19-09-2012, 07:19 PM   #52
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There is enough black with the tires and the holes. If you cover the white then IMO a gold but only just brighter than the champaign paintwork.
Yeah, thought of painted them premium beige, too.

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I was merely pointing out they lower more than stock MSF
This one's low enough for me.
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Old 20-09-2012, 06:27 AM   #53
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that one's got heaps of clearance compared to the beetle, wheels suit it well dan
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Is that a Mazdaspeed muffler on your car Dan? Did you get it shortened or that's its original size
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Is that a Mazdaspeed muffler on your car Dan? Did you get it shortened or that's its original size
Yep, it's one of the Mazdaspeed Familia Sedan ones, and yep, shortened to fit.
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Old 20-09-2012, 08:24 AM   #56
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Wow, wheels look great! Don't re-paint them, I actually think the white looks good.
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Yep, it's one of the Mazdaspeed Familia Sedan ones, and yep, shortened to fit.
Is that the one you have for sale Dan?
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Had.
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Old 20-09-2012, 10:48 PM   #59
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After the silliness of the Professor SP-1s, I actually had to put something drivable on.

They're a set of Aluline Turbines in 15x7 +28, which i reckon is the perfect offset for a BJ (in reference to a smaller size). The rim edges are nicely flush with the guards.


Those look amazing! What did the car look like lowered on the MS-01R's? That was the look I am hoping to achieve with mine.
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Old 20-09-2012, 11:02 PM   #60
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Those look amazing! What did the car look like lowered on the MS-01R's? That was the look I am hoping to achieve with mine.
I've only got a pic of a MS-01R/Ms-03 combo - i forgot i hadn't posted it up here. This was freshly lowered. Different profile tyres make all the difference here - the MS combo were 195s, the Alulines are 205s.

...oh, and about 3 sets of wheels in the back of the car LOL

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