Finally got the car remapped by Enda from The End Tuning. Hoping to put my car on a RR soon so will be able to give details of the exact figures then. According to Enda I should be looking at at 40bhp increase with bucket loads of extra torque. Verdict so far is that the car feels so much smoother to drive, the flat spots have gone and the pickup in acceleration is a lot better. Defiantly a worthwhile mod.
As I'm soon to be getting my car remapped I wanted to get rid of the EGR. An Allard EGR delete kit ticked all the boxes. Judging by the amount of cr@p in the EGR I'm glad I have now got rid. So far there it seems there is a very slight increase in performance which is a bonus. Now bring on the remap! :)
So the rear and side ambers were on the car and all I needed was a set of fronts. Couldn't afford the dealer prices so decided to order some amber tint film to see if I could do a DIY job. As you can see from the pics the final finish didn't go to plan. Although its looks a bit cool and certainly different its only temporary.
Whilst cleaning and polished the 19" LMs ready to put them back on the car I thought that nothing looks worse than when you have nice rims all clean and shiny and the old rusty looking wheel bolts spoil the look. A little clean up and a touch up of spray means they won't let the look down.
I had been urrming and rrring for quite a while on what suspension setup to choose. My current suspenion had now been on the car since new so was showing signs of age and affecting the overall ride quality. I consided going for sports shocks and lowering springs all round but as I changed my wheels a fair bit I wanted a suspenison option which could easily be adjusted. Slammed in the summer months but a sensible height during the winter month, for this reason I decided to go for coilovers. After some research I ended up going for a set of Lowtec H9.3s. These will remain at a sensible height on the winter rims (40mm front / 30mm rear) and once the 19" LMs go back on the car these will be dropped further:
The mudflaps that I had on the car were fitted from factory. As they were OEM they looked just right and did a good job but as they had been on the car since 2004 they were getting a bit tired looking. The choice to replace them with new ones or remove them for good had to be made. As I was planning on upgrading my suspension I knew that mudflaps wouldnt really work so decided to remove: