A newbie guide to modifying your coupe.

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Re: A newbie guide to modifying your coupe.

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Post by Daz » Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:52 am

thedupleman wrote:Ark racing Ariel.

Much shortened "bee sting" Ariel will replace the enormous fishing rod fitted by Hyundai.

Available from Performance Coupe with site discount ---> http://www.hyundaicoupeownersclub.co.uk ... .php?f=290
These haven't been available from PC for years, contacted them to enquire a couple of years ago but was told they wouldn't be replenishing stock (don't know why they don't update the website... :confusion-shrug: )
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Re: A newbie guide to modifying your coupe.

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Post by thedupleman » Sun May 03, 2015 7:23 pm

Thanks for updating
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Re: A newbie guide to modifying your coupe.

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Post by BionicSi » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:24 am

Anyone recommend a good Air induction kit that doesn't cost the earth :-)
Ive seen then on ebay from £18 to £250 Ive seen some that put the filter straight to the intake manifold and then a pipe going up to it which I didn't realise you could do and others with long pipes to the air cone??
Also any good shorter aerials that are easy to replace the one I have which is like flagpole hahahaha

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Re: A newbie guide to modifying your coupe.

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Post by danarama » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:15 am

Jobs for the noob, I recommend the Snorkus mod + Panel filter (K&N / Pipercross).

Makes breathing easier which helps with throttle response.

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Re: A newbie guide to modifying your coupe.

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Post by Glen M » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:37 am

BionicSi wrote:Anyone recommend a good Air induction kit that doesn't cost the earth :-)
Ive seen then on ebay from £18 to £250 Ive seen some that put the filter straight to the intake manifold and then a pipe going up to it which I didn't realise you could do and others with long pipes to the air cone??
Also any good shorter aerials that are easy to replace the one I have which is like flagpole hahahaha

If you handy with a hacksaw DIY it. You can buy aluminium intercooler tubing off ebay for a few £ per section but it will need modified to suit (hence the hacksaw). Just be sure to burr off any loose metal after cutting it. I'm currently waiting on some to be delivered so I'll do out a quick guide when it comes. The ducting, clamps and joints come to about £50. You need to buy the filter on top of that but both K&N and Pipercross do generic cone filters costing anything from £20 - £40. There is also a RAMAIR one that seems to come up a lot on eBay. Have no idea if its any good or not to be honest but it looks ok. Personally I bought a foam mushroom type filter so that the foam can be removed, cleaned, reoiled and reused.

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Re: A newbie guide to modifying your coupe.

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Post by danarama » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:40 am

Glen M wrote:
BionicSi wrote:Anyone recommend a good Air induction kit that doesn't cost the earth :-)
Ive seen then on ebay from £18 to £250 Ive seen some that put the filter straight to the intake manifold and then a pipe going up to it which I didn't realise you could do and others with long pipes to the air cone??
Also any good shorter aerials that are easy to replace the one I have which is like flagpole hahahaha

If you handy with a hacksaw DIY it. You can buy aluminium intercooler tubing off ebay for a few £ per section but it will need modified to suit (hence the hacksaw). Just be sure to burr off any loose metal after cutting it. I'm currently waiting on some to be delivered so I'll do out a quick guide when it comes. The ducting, clamps and joints come to about £50. You need to buy the filter on top of that but both K&N and Pipercross do generic cone filters costing anything from £20 - £40. There is also a RAMAIR one that seems to come up a lot on eBay. Have no idea if its any good or not to be honest but it looks ok. Personally I bought a foam mushroom type filter so that the foam can be removed, cleaned, reoiled and reused.
The mesh filters should be cleanable too.

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Re: A newbie guide to modifying your coupe.

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Post by BionicSi » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:39 pm

Mmmmm Ill look out for a guide as my DIY skill have people running for the hills :-D

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Re: A newbie guide to modifying your coupe.

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Post by GlasgowG » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:05 pm

BionicSi wrote:Mmmmm Ill look out for a guide as my DIY skill have people running for the hills :-D
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Post by BionicSi » Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:58 pm

How did you get a picture of my attempt of fitting HID :-D

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Re: A newbie guide to modifying your coupe.

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Post by ben.loader » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:40 pm

A first mod that is very cheap (Sub £8) is a square front number plate, really changes the way the front of the car looks.

Another is painting the brake calipers (Sub £7). Most people go for red but go for which ever colour you like.

Last on my extra cheap but effective list if painting your alloys Black, or any other colour you like.

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Re: A newbie guide to modifying your coupe.

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Post by mansfieldred » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:10 pm

thedupleman wrote:I thought it might be good to have a place where newbies could refer to for their first simple modifications.
If members could list here different easy mods they have done this would help,also list what newbies shouldn't do,that way we will have a comprehensive guide that will hopefully steer them correctly!

I recommend-

Headrest embroidery-which convieniently is done by my company lol.
It's easy to get just send your headrest covers off,costs 30 quid(20 if prestige member) nothing to it but looks factory done.

I don't recommend-

Thinking about any sort of chipping for power or buying anything off eBay for power without checking
Got any examples of your company's work mate? I might me interested :)


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Post by thedupleman » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:23 pm

Tons of it round here
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Post by thedupleman » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:24 pm

Are you on Facebook
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Re: A newbie guide to modifying your coupe.

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Post by mansfieldred » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:32 pm

thedupleman wrote:Are you on Facebook
Yes mate :)


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Post by thedupleman » Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:03 pm

Look for
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Look out guys it’s him that thinks he’s in charge!

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Re: A newbie guide to modifying your coupe.

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Post by mansfieldred » Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:17 pm

thedupleman wrote:Look for
The headrest embroidery man
Cheers mate, will do!


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Re: A newbie guide to modifying your coupe.

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Post by nissan300zx » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:06 pm

the mod that just about everyone does is thew gen 3.5 front end conversion. easy to do and make a real difrence
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Re: A newbie guide to modifying your coupe.

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Post by Dodge » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:00 am

Here you go Simon an example of Darren's work

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Post by Mike.Lawre » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:49 am

and here :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Post by LJR1977 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:12 am

Had my red (terracotta) headrest done as above when rebranding car. Look great and brilliant service from thedupleman.

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Re: A newbie guide to modifying your coupe.

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Post by mansfieldred » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:43 pm

Dodge wrote:Here you go Simon an example of Darren's work

Like this
IMG_20160608_204432.jpg

Cheers mate - looks good! Deffo on my list :)


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Re: A newbie guide to modifying your coupe.

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Post by GRV6 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:38 am

smokebelch wrote:
Lucky13 wrote:I'm a newbie, and will be going for Tomato (aston style) bonnet and boot, and wheel centre.
good luck with the wheel centre mate.....not found one anywhere, been told they were never made :doh:
Still i found these mate :handgestures-thumbupleft:

http://www.ebayshopkorea.com/main/view? ... 1906785760

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