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Toledo Mod Idea's

Shendry

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My car is not going yet but thought I would run this past you too.

Since having the car I have been toying with the idea of smartening it up.

9/10 I decided against due to the price of mabour to fit kits etc etc. I am looking for simple east to do, cheap ways of making this handsome car look like a non chav 25 year old guys owns it.

It is a standard Black 1.8 20 v Mk 2, with the horrible alloys with circular holes, so thinking of 17"s would look ok. The rear end always annoys me with that big fat reflector and I always thought a spoiler would look ok but then saw how much to prime pain and fit it is. I also dont think a spoiler alone works as it makes the back end look high and your into "i think i need skirts territory".

I am not a chav. I am a manager in an office, but I am still young and want to style both the interior and exterior properly without speanding too much or making it look cheap and nasty.

Thoughts?
 

lamchops

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front splitter? 17 or 18 rs6 alloys or the alloys off an r32? get a carbon fibre single wing spoiler 4 it. that way paint is not needed for a spoiler

tint the windows as wel, light brows, de badge it.

i've got a tdi toledo n its not 2 dun up but it looks wel.
 

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Cupra front, Cupra Skirts;)
17" rims and lower by 30-40mm....or she will look a bit high!
Colour code is a brilliant idea...although...make sure you get it done Properly!!!
Spoiler...Seat Sport one is 60 quid and comes primed...and is easy to fit...;)

TT peddle rubbers, W8 interior light...

Deffo stay OEM....dont max power it to much! my old car was subtle and could only tell it was vastly different when it was next to another standard tolly....(ok so the real enthusiasts could tell without another car, but joe blogs couldnt)



 

WeeJase

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Cupra front, Cupra Skirts;)
17" rims and lower by 30-40mm....or she will look a bit high!
Colour code is a brilliant idea...although...make sure you get it done Properly!!!
Spoiler...Seat Sport one is 60 quid and comes primed...and is easy to fit...;)

TT peddle rubbers, W8 interior light...

Deffo stay OEM....dont max power it to much! my old car was subtle and could only tell it was vastly different when it was next to another standard tolly....(ok so the real enthusiasts could tell without another car, but joe blogs couldnt)



now that, i like.quite subtle,bet it cost a few quid though :(
 

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cheers,
i had her from July 2003 (while ago now..)......sold in Sept 07.........
wasnt all done in one go so it spread the cost, but looking back (although it was a big hobby and i enjoyed it) it did cost.
I think the next car i will have, i will get something you can play with the engine...
the 1.8 20v was ok...but couldnt do anything to it for any real power gain...

i found these the other day....its an interesting comparison...the rear badges were the first thing i changed......but the problem is that it is VERY addictive!
I wait with baited breath for the next saloon style car that Seat bring out...if they ever see sense...(cordoba not included) :)


 
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CHR15B

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I done quite a few of the same mods that Sam had done and was really happy with mines. Toledo can have a few subtle mods and look very nice indeed.

I miss my Toledo, sort of wish I got another instead of the Ibiza but I like the Ibiza too... two different classes of car IMO!







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I liked the colour of your tolly CHR15B....
i like your plate too....
deffo understand what your saying bout the beezer..my other half has one...and although it is faster (FR) it just wasnt the Tolly...
He is selling it now as well to join me out here...will get another Seat eventually! just need to decide which one!

Deffo like the brushed Aluminium interior (was yours sprayed or the stick on kit) i looked at the kit in the dealer but at £115 i thought it a bit to much....

I had a lot of comments about my painted calipers....too max power...but i liked them...i think with Silver Alloys it was needed...it really added that little bit of colour that was needed!

There is a really nifty roof spoiler too...that was my next plan but never got it...its by MS Design i think...there is a Gold tricked up tolly on here that has it. looks the muts...

Advice about doing it up...deffo think about your handling....already been said about lowering it as standard feels like a ship on the sea, and some 17"...(high suspension and those high profile tyres make her floaty...hahaha)
Sort your bushes....you wont look back...powerflex rock!!!!
 

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Perhaps this be the Gold tricked up Tolly Sam mentions?:-

Originally looked like this:-
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The previous owner then done some mods and it ended up like this:-

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Think I prefer the rear boot spoiler Silver Surfer, CHR15B etc have though!

Also wondered if tints would suit or look a bit chavvy?

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CHR15B

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Mate you have the nicest Toledo I've set eyes on! I dunno about the rear bumper but I know there isn't a lot you can do with that.

If you ever wanna swap for a TDI 130 Ibiza then give me a shout! ;)
 

kewe

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Mate you have the nicest Toledo I've set eyes on! I dunno about the rear bumper but I know there isn't a lot you can do with that.

If you ever wanna swap for a TDI 130 Ibiza then give me a shout! ;)
Cheers Mate.

LOL the swap, think i've done enough of them for one year. That's how I got the car in the first place when I swapped it for my MG ZS 180. In any case I really love this car to bits, it drives like a dream and being the 170 V5 has plenty of poke to go with the looks. I know what you mean about the rear though, I think both Leons and Toledos look poor from that angle.
 

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That be it!!!:D

i like the roof spoiler LOTS! finishes the rear...
not much you can do with the rear bumper IMO...colour coding is about it for the subtle look....otherwise you are into the realms of in yer face kits. The MS design offering isnt too bad.....

I deffo prefer the seat sport spoiler as you say....

God the tolly is a sexy motor with just a few mods to help it on its way.....:clap:
 

WeeJase

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a few?!?!? i bet you're into a couple of grand for the work you have done(inc wheels and suspension)
 

Sam20v

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a few?!?!? i bet you're into a couple of grand for the work you have done(inc wheels and suspension)
:think: HMmmmm yeah spose so.
Wheels 1K
eibachs £500
bushes £109

without the other stuff...
but for a cheaper option (not at all ideal but possible)...could go for lowering springs only...and you dont have to go for expensive 17" to make an improvement. but.............unfortunately its addictive, huh......just cant stop!
 

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Mate you have the nicest Toledo I've set eyes on! I dunno about the rear bumper but I know there isn't a lot you can do with that.

If you ever wanna swap for a TDI 130 Ibiza then give me a shout! ;)
Looking back at some of your posts it was a shame about your Toledo, really nice colour that was! Don't suppose you still have the W8 light? Still 50MPG is fantastic and i'm sure the Ibiza can shift too plus with all the mods you've done it looks excellent.
 

CHR15B

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Yeah I really like the Ibiza but the Toledo is in a different league altogether - it has the comfort the class factor the Ibiza doesen't.

Who know's ... I might still get my hands on a Toledo TDI SE PD130 one day! ;)
 
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