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Well I've gone and got myself another and have to say I'm over the moon ๐Ÿ˜€

I stuck a wanted advert up the other month and a guy from Carlisle got in contact with me, I went up to see it a couple of weeks later and did the deal.

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3dr
DBP
53,000 miles
Full leather
Cruise control
Fully polybushed
Custom resonated exhaust

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From what I can see it's all original paint but really does need a full paint correction as its got loads of swirls!

Plans are nothing other than OEM+

Wanted

Milltek non res
Bilstein B14's

Can't make my mind up whether to put my US spec lights on or not.

Will get some good pics up once I've given it a good once over. As I've said before, this will be my final R32 purchase so I hope it's going to be a keeper.. One thing is for sure I won't be pressured into selling this one due to the likes of tree sap, bird sh!t, finances or on road parking.. I've finally got myself a house with ample parking and a large garage ๐Ÿ˜€

Will be tucked away for the next month whilst I sort my new house out so there won't be any updates for a while ๐Ÿ˜ž

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It's good to be back!!




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Nice mate.

Looks like mine before I got my hands all over it.

I like to think mine is OEM+ Steroids.
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Nice R,nice pad to .........are you sure its number 4 seems like you've owned all the dbp's made ;).
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Spot on lee, glad you got one that you actually like lol

Bet it wasn't cheap

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Thanks, love the photo with the flames coming out the back.

Haha it's definitely 4.. Well I think it is! Cheers, it is a nice house I feel privileged to own it as we've been renting places for 5 years now.

It's wasn't cheap, it was realistic unlike some I've seen advertised recently. I do like it, not sure about full leather but I love them smell! I'm struggling to find a rust bubble on this one ๐Ÿ˜€
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Congrats Lee, good to see you back.

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Fourth ! Haha, brilliant mate glad you're in another

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Quote "it's good to be back"
Then stop pacing around rubbing your head.......enjoy.


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Ps, liking the pad.....something about Accrington nori I like.

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Looks great, wish I had a garage like that!!

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Glad you are happy with her Lee take good care of her ! I hope to be returning on here on day owning another
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Quote "it's good to be back" Then stop pacing around rubbing your head.......enjoy.



Defo not going to let this one stress me out. Yeah we wanted a red brick house, this one is perfect :)

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Glad you are happy with her Lee take good care of her ! I hope to be returning on here on day owning another



Will defo be taking good care of it Paul ๐Ÿ˜‰ not driven it since I brought it back, it's hard work and I think I'm going to cave in come Saturday morning and get it taxed!!!

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Been busy with the car this weekend

Yesterday had a much needed service and I added an ITG panel filter. Whilst on the ramps I found some very well hidden blemishes ๐Ÿ˜ž will be getting a couple of quotes this week as I just can't live with blemishes!!!

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The car had faulty fans and whilst hungover this morning I decided to install new fans, was a bit of a frustrating job and many choice words could be heard from outside the garage and I started to question why I'm always sorting R32's out..

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Took about 4 hours all in but very satisfying to see the fans running as they should in the end ๐Ÿ˜€

I also repaired a broken headlight unit and replaced the sidelights with LED lamps

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I also removed the cupra splitter, just never been a fan and think it looks so much better without.

I've also got some Bilstein B14's on the way but there'll be more repairs than modifications for the time being, next I'll be tackling both failed door modules.


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If you're tempted to go for the cheaper door modules save your money, good for a few months but can't beat the oem parts, liking the progress so far :)

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Well I've not updated this for a while as I had a bit of a setback shortly after purchase that almost saw the end of R32 ownership for myself ๐Ÿ˜• Decided to stick with it and I'm glad I did.

Since last update I've carried out the following

The car came with a magnex resonated exhaust and I was never happy with how it fit so I picked up a good secondhand milltek and purchased new jet tips and think it sits so much better..

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Just need to adjust the tips slightly as they are slightly out.

I also had planned for some B14 coilovers but my setback meant I had to put those on hold whilst I recovered and another member snapped them up in the meantime. Once I found myself in a position to play with the car again I went for some BC Racing Coilovers after seeing a recommendation on here,

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I cannot praise them high enough, ride is absolutely brilliant and it also keeps the other half happy with its adjustable dampening ๐Ÿ˜€ I also put 25mm spacers on rear at the same time.




Edited by lee_shep, 09 September 2015 - 10:05 AM.

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Top work as usual Lee ๐Ÿ‘Œ
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I've had to split this into 2 due to the app I'm using to post..

Next thing was the wheel refurb and getting rid of the awful Pirelli P-Zero's it had fitted.

I bought 4 new Goodyear Eagle F1's and took the wheels to F&M Powdercoating in Preston for a refurb.

Car on stands, even went to B&Q to buy blocks to make sure it wasn't grounded ๐Ÿ˜

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Back from F&M
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How it looks at the moment
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I have also done the following

Changed the door module
Oil change etc
New spark plugs
Haldex and Filter
Throttle body clean
U.S. spec lights
New set of grilles - going on when bumper painted

Did the Haldex myself, very easy and satisfying job. Anyone local fancy doing it then I'm happy to lend them the tool.

Next on the list is a bit of paint due to stone chips and then a full detail. I'll be pretty much ready to attend some meets next year ๐Ÿ˜Ž





Edited by lee_shep, 09 September 2015 - 10:41 AM.


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this looks lovely, big fan of the OEM + look

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looks the part buddy, always curious to the BC coilovers for the mk 4, i ran them on my rx7 a few years ago and rated them.

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I can guarantee that this will be the straightest DBP ever,

His old one he was not happy with and it was 100 times better than 99% of the ones you see at shows

Just DONT sell this one Lee !!

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this looks lovely, big fan of the OEM + look


Thanks, OEM+ is the only way to go ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

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looks the part buddy, always curious to the BC coilovers for the mk 4, i ran them on my rx7 a few years ago and rated them.


They are Bob on, I wouldn't hesitate getting them for the R32.. They are very well made.

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I can guarantee that this will be the straightest DBP ever,

His old one he was not happy with and it was 100 times better than 99% of the ones you see at shows

Just DONT sell this one Lee !!


No pressure on me at the next show ๐Ÿ˜ haha. I just hope I can get a perfect paint job as that's usually my main problem.

And the keys to this one would have to be prized out of my lifeless hands.. Getting a new car next year but I'll also be keeping this ๐Ÿ˜€ Mrs won't let me sell this anyway, she's become exhausted by it.
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I can guarantee that this will be the straightest DBP ever,

His old one he was not happy with and it was 100 times better than 99% of the ones you see at shows

Just DONT sell this one Lee !!

This sounds exciting - does anyone have a link to previous cars/project threads please?

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This sounds exciting - does anyone have a link to previous cars/project threads please?


I didn't do threads for the first two R32's and I regret that as my second was the one that got away.

This is a link for the third, it's owned by HawkerR32 now and he's put his own spin on it. Reading back I gave him a good base and I know he's happy with it. Picture below is a couple of days before he picked it up.

https://www.r32oc.com...-lee-sheps-r32/



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Should change my username to R32SOS!

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I didn't do threads for the first two R32's and I regret that as my second was the one that got away.

This is a link for the third, it's owned by HawkerR32 now and he's put his own spin on it. Reading back I gave him a good base and I know he's happy with it. Picture below is a couple of days before he picked it up.

https://www.r32oc.com...-lee-sheps-r32/



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Should change my username to R32SOS!

thats a good point you buy pretty good ones, make them perfect and then sell so that someone else can enjoy your hard work lol

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and I've ruined it lol

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