Its been a long time coming!….



  • Hi all…. I've owned a 3 for about 18 months and i now have 2 (only because some dozy bint writ 1 off with her new beetle in the snow).
    I've decided to get on here as face book was doing my head in so i deleated my account....
    I have a 96/97 1.8 V6 with short shifter, racing HT's and plug's, cold air kit (ebay crap) but does the job at the mo, engine partishion, 4" stainless pipe from the cat back, 17" alloys.

    I will get some better picks up in a couple of days when it stops rainning :cry:



  • nice do love then rear light



  • @63ce6c0045=jay:

    nice do love then rear light

    I put 2 coats of light tint on them too tone them down a touch as they made the car look like a curry delivery vehicle.



  • Nice car, and I like curry!



  • I couldn' wait…






  • Like what u done with the power steering and over flow tank they propper s/s holders or just a cover?

    That induction sheild is a great mod I am sure a few would be interested in a how to

    I am more interested in the diamensions of the inductio pipe u used :D !

    Nice looking car bud



  • nice work on the engine bay fella keep up the great work

    would you mind if you could do a list of parts that you used for you induction kit pls as a few of use would be interested and maybe a quick how to guide thanks



  • Very, very nice. I like the silver ones a lot. Any plans on lowering?



  • Good question. I do, after all, have a group buy interest check thread for springs… [/shameless plug]



  • @0eba352828=DaveMc:

    Like what u done with the power steering and over flow tank they propper s/s holders or just a cover?

    That induction sheild is a great mod I am sure a few would be interested in a how to

    I am more interested in the diamensions of the inductio pipe u used :D !

    Nice looking car bud

    They are covers on the tanks, also have one on the brake fluid tank….. i found these in a breakers yard.
    The induction kit is of ebay (item code 170464790138) and is for mx6 as I couldn't find one for a 3, i then took a hax saw to it and cut loads off using a "cut a bit off.... does it fit.... cut a bit more" method, not too sure on the dims of the pipe, i'll get up the garage this week and get the verns on it for you.
    The engine partition is made from galvinised sheet steel which my mate got me as he works as a industrial duct cleaner but im looking for a nice shinny piece of alloy to make one out of.



  • @80616fab40=Dentfixer:

    Very, very nice. I like the silver ones a lot. Any plans on lowering?

    Yes i have been thinking of lowing since i put the 17's on as it raised the car, but i was only thinking for going down 25 mm.
    has anyone done a 25mm lowwer? is it worth it?



  • It's always worth it. You'll struggle to find -25mm springs for an MX-3 but, as chance would have it, the potential group buy involves making high-quality bespoke ones at the same price as low quality brands, any drop or spring rate you want…



  • @f248c7b494=Famine:

    It's always worth it. You'll struggle to find -25mm springs for an MX-3 but, as chance would have it, the potential group buy involves making high-quality bespoke ones at the same price as low quality brands, any drop or spring rate you want…

    i've had these on my watch list for a while but not sure of thne quality? also money is an issue at the moment and my shopping list is getting bigger.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180430869815&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT



  • Buy cheap, buy twice :D



  • @b27a3f6e37=Famine:

    Buy cheap, buy twice :D

    I'll bare that in mind, When was you thinking of doing you group order?



  • @5ebd3fc7de=MasonX3:

    @5ebd3fc7de=Famine:

    Buy cheap, buy twice :D

    I'll bare that in mind, When was you thinking of doing you group order?

    It's a "whenever" thing at the moment. I need to take my spare springs to them first, but they're aware of my interest (and interests).



  • Well next things to do is lighten up the dash, as with all 80's/90's jap sports cars, the interior is based on a coal mine in wales.
    I like what nightstalker has done to his but im going to go with chrome (sorry for nicking your idea chap) and well the dash is in bits i've got to change the led's in the dials as they haven't worked since i got the car.
    Then it's a good sevice! has anyone on here used magnatec in there v6? will it draw past the rings?



  • Just spent two hours under my car :( ….. cv boot clip had failed and sprayed cv grease over every thing in the wheel well... brakes, lower arm, alloy and the arch. Damn that stuff is had to clean off.
    Tempory bodge done :D, wedding to atend tomorrow so it will have to wait till sunday.



  • Well where do i start…... The wedding went very well but i found the biggist pot hole in warwickshire..... It destroyed the front n/side tire and alloy and took a big bite out of the rear. After lots of swearing and changing round of wheels in the dark, i drove my 3 home with 3 17" wheels a 1 15" space saver at 50mph on the motorway (scary s#*t) only to find all the items had arrived from ebay to mod my 3 for japfest.... lots more swearing!!!!
    I have now been offered a set or 18" wolfrace alloys that just need 2 new tires and i still have the oe rims but they need 2 new tires a good clean and maybe spraying or beat the crap out of the the dameged 17", but i've been told it may crack.... i just dont know what to do.....



  • tyres for 18s are dear :/ Maybe OE rims for a while would be best/cheapest. Unlucky mate. Know how it is losing alloys unfairly :(


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