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matt88 lcr

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May 21, 2011
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hi all thought id show off my lcr it completly standard 04 plate done 33k mile got a few plans for her once get the money loving the car so far

heres a few pics


















matt
 
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tyrer

OEM
Jun 6, 2010
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Looks like it's been looked after.

Did you do the debadging at the rear?

From your other thread you said your after an induction kit, I'd check the DV first if it's standard I'd then change it for the Forge 007p first.

Enjoy
 

matt88 lcr

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May 21, 2011
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was debadged when i got it was planing to do it anyway so saved me the job lol

yea im after a induction kit was planin to get a cone filter poss the apexi one a heat shield, badger 5 tip and a forge uprated dv when i get the cash

matt
 

sambryant

RoadRunner meep meep
Mar 26, 2009
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nice tidy example matt.
apexi filter are good but look lost in the engine bay as they are tiny compared with the jetex. like i say there good but i cant see them out performing the jetex, plus there over £100 new. jetex is less than £50. the badger 5 tip is the best bolt on mod you can buy imho and worth every penny. heat shields are must when running a cone filter, not for cooling but to support the the filter and to prevent killing the maf sensor.
 

t0m

LCR 225
Apr 29, 2007
8,133
6
Kent
nice tidy example matt.
apexi filter are good but look lost in the engine bay as they are tiny compared with the jetex. like i say there good but i cant see them out performing the jetex, plus there over £100 new. jetex is less than £50. the badger 5 tip is the best bolt on mod you can buy imho and worth every penny. heat shields are must when running a cone filter, not for cooling but to support the the filter and to prevent killing the maf sensor.
Very good advice Sam :yes:

Matt - welcome! great choice, you have good taste :D seeing yours brings it all back when I bought mine completely standard..

If you have money to throw at it in places, it certainly won't stay standard for long.

The difference between a standard 225 and a mapped 225 is incredible. You will not believe the night/day change! Mine's gone up over 120-130 lb/ft in torque compared to when it was standard. Enjoy the car and read up alot on here, it will save you not just money, but alot of wasted time and stress on the bad products out there.

1st mod advice - Forge 007p.

If your not totally clue'd up on the best proven parts for these cars, then ask. We've all learnt lessons along the way.
 

matt88 lcr

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May 21, 2011
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cheers folks

tom yours is very nice hopefully mine should b something like your one day

done a few things iv had go at polishin the inlet manifold, removed the bonet linning and fitted 6k hids

now saving for my apaxi filter, heat sheild, badger 5 tip and forge dv

i'll b askin lots of question as new to vag bin a ford man for few years now gettin rid of my supercharged focus

matt
 

LCR 225

Nick
May 1, 2010
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Bristol
Welcome to SCN Matt. Looks like you found yourself a good looking LCR, and sounds like your off to a great start with the mods. The more you come on here the longer that list will grow. Enjoy your new car, its def the best car I have owned yet :D
 

matt88 lcr

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May 21, 2011
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thanks guys once my focus is sold i can start to play with the leon abit so for now im doing cheap and free mods

here my try of polishing the inlet manifold i wet and dryed it with 240 then 600 ,800 and then 1200 grit and metal polished it but still not happy with the finish i want it shiner







the 6k hids still waitin on my side light bulbs





matt
 

D.K

LCR 225
Oct 24, 2007
6,408
4
se london
What metal polish are you using ?
I use Autosol my one's, just keep rubbing it in till it starts to shine.
 

matt88 lcr

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May 21, 2011
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im using autosol to mate not sure if i should use 2000 grit to get it even smoother and the go over with polish iv bin doin it all by hand so tht might not get me the bust finish

want to polish the charge pipe next do they come up well? and would it b worth debaffling it as well sin a few done on here

matt
 

D.K

LCR 225
Oct 24, 2007
6,408
4
se london
1200 grit will be fine, just keep going with the Autosol, it WILL come up ;)

The charge pipes are harder to do than the manifolds, it's a harder metal so it takes more work,
Personally I would'nt bother debaffling it.
 

matt88 lcr

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May 21, 2011
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ok cheeers ill av ago with autosol some more at the weekend

should i do the same as i have with the inlet manifold to the charge pipe or is there anything else i need to do to bring it to a nice polished finished

ok wont both de baffling it if it wont gain me anything

matt
 

matt88 lcr

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May 21, 2011
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polished up the charge pipe now here a couple of pics







now saving for mods still not sold my focus sadly once its gone i can buy a few bits

matt
 

cupra-barn

It's all about stealth!
Aug 4, 2010
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Worcester
Liking the polishing Matt. If i had the patience i would do it but I dont so I'm gonna paint mine satin black lol
 

matt88 lcr

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May 21, 2011
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cheers took about 3 hours t do the charge pipe

today i gave it a gd clean, i washed , claybared , polished and wax took a gd few hours but paint work is super smooth and shiny





















matt
 

matt88 lcr

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May 21, 2011
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cheers im lookin into dropin her bided on some 50/40 drop spings but lost out on them couldnt bid high as was working

would love coilies have ap's on the focus and found them great sin alots of people usin cheap kits like jom but i like to keep with brands known for being gd

matt
 
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