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Post by DanBass » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:32 am

So, I thought it was about time I posted one of these threads too, as I've now had the car not far off a year and I've done a fair few things to it since I bought it!

I have played in various bands for about 10 years now, and being a guitarist/bassist for most of that I've always had significant amounts of equipment to lug about all over the country. Combine that with the fact that I learned to drive in a Volvo 940, and you arrive at the reason that I've always owned big lumpy estate cars in the past. For the 3 years before I bought the Rex I drove a 2005 Vectra CDTi 16v. A pretty average car, but it was cheap to run and easy to drive. During Feb 2012, it hit 107k and started to go wrong. First off an injector loom failed, easy fix, but then the Dual Mass Flywheel started making unhealthy noises, and being that it was 800 quid just for the parts, I decided it was time to move on. I sold the Vectra, with its issues, and went looking for something else. I initially had my heart set on a facelift Freelander (don't ask) and eventually found a really nice one in London. I contacted the seller, said I was interested, all checked out etc, so I booked my tickets up to London to collect the car on a Sunday. I rang the seller on the Saturday evening to confirm his address only to be told he'd sold it that afternoon, when he was supposedly at a funeral! *sigh* Back to square one. It proved difficult to find another one I wanted, however on searching at the local specialist garage I spotted a silver RX8, well within my budget. This, plus no longer playing in any bands due to work commitments, lead me into my search for a Rex. After seeing a few that were...less than perfect... And learning the basics of what to look out for on here, I eventually found a potential purchase at a small sole trader dealer in Bristol. Off I went to investigate, and a test drive and some haggling later I left with this beauty:
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Post by DanBass » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:46 am

I drove the car for a couple of months, whilst reading up on the forum and learning everything I could regarding care and attention to the car. Within a couple of weeks I drained the oil and switched to 10w40 Magnetec. From what I could see the car had been fairly well cared for, and the oil I drained was pretty clean, which made me very happy.

Shortly thereafter I ordered a pipercross panel filter, and changed the manky paper one for that. I've never really modded a car seriously before now, there's never been much point (lol) but the more I read on here the more I realised that I needed something to spend the money I no longer needed to get to gigs on, and the obsession began! Much to my partners disgust, chortle

Next up I changed my old wipers for some Bosch Aeroflat ones. I seriously cannot recommend these enough, they're absurdly good.
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I then bought some replacement coils and Magnecore leads from SteveD. Changing these was definitely needed, as far as I could tell the old ones had been on the car from the factory, and they we not far off 90k miles old by now. To be fair, they weren't causing any issues that I could notice, but they looked pretty bad:
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Post by DanBass » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:58 am

The few things I'd done so far were obviously more for practicality then looks. I added an xcarlink courtesy of another member on here, and then came my first "look" orientated mod.

I bought a secondhand toyosport cat back from nutty_chappie, easily one of the best mods you can make to a Rex, it sounds fit. I fitted it one afternoon, which was interesting by myself but I got there:
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It does normally look nicer than this, but it was quite dusty on the drive before I took this picture.....

From Couper I purchased a set of rear lockwoods, powder coated in black. Fitting these was incredibly easy, or would have been if I hadn't lent my drill to someone. So, being an engineer, I worked with what I had, in this case a sharp screwdriver and a hammer. This worked surprisingly well, and the result was ace.
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I quite like the bolts in silver with the grilles, even if it wasn't the original plan.

Following this, via freewires group buy, I picked up some 20mm Eibach spacers. Fitting these was quite simple, although I did have to get inventive to secure the fronts, as I had no one about to apply the brake and stop the hubs spinning....
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Post by Phil Bate » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:05 am

Nice one Dan. Get typing :)
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Post by DanBass » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:08 am

Whilst waiting for the group buy on spacers to complete, I was lucky enough to get hold of a sohn adapter, having missed the group buy on that but desperately wanting to do it. Both this and my spacers turned up on the same day

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At some time around this point I also changed my Mintex pads for some EBC red stuff. They're ace.

Eventually, and with Phils help, I got the Sohn adaptor on, using the same tank as Phil, albeit with a slight amendment to the mount to fit my earlier model brake servo.
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I seriously love this thing, it's incredible value for money and the benefits, for me, are enormous.

Following the sohn install, I performed the obligatory double change for some Shell Helix 5w40 fully synthetic. The difference is quite startling, the engine is much quieter and a little smoother at idle, although that may be a combination of the 2T and the fully synth to be fair. More importantly, I should now have some decent protection for my bearings both cold and hot, as they've got some hefty mileage on them now.

A trip to B&Q one afternoon for something kitchen related led me to purchase some L-brackets on impulse, so that afternoon I lowered and offset my numberplate.
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Post by DanBass » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:18 am

I bought Fakedollars hoop spoiler a couple of weeks ago, handily pre painted in black, however it's currently still sat on my sofa waiting to be fitted because I cannot remember who I lent my drill to some time last year. Arse.

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Anyway, today I received a lovely set of 10 LED 501's in the post, so I've just been out and changed them all. All very straightforward until I got to the offside sidelight. Knowing that this is much easier if you remove the ECU cover, I got straight onto doing that. Those of you who've read any of my lengthy posts in the past, such as the sohn fitting saga, will know that my car has real problems with stuck bolts, and today was no exception to that rule. I got 2 of the 3 cover bolts out without drama, but the third one just spun in the fitting. Long story short, swearing was involved and my hands are cut to ribbons, BUT

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Much better. It's worth noting that the map lights required some widening with a Dremel to fit properly, but it was very easy.
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Post by DanBass » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:19 am

That's it so far! More to come, hopefully pretty soon

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Post by Delanor » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:40 am

Plenty been going on there then and you did well with those coils but IMHO you do need to paint the screws in the rear grills to match the black - more is less! and I hope they are stainless screws or Rusty will be along pretty quick.

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Post by DanBass » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:43 am

Aye, that they are. I dunno, I suppose I could, I just quite like the look, it's slightly more obvious while remaining subtle. I could plasti-dip them, at least if I don't like it I can peel it off again, lol
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Post by simonmd » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:57 am

Nice, black cars do look cool but must be a pain to keep clean, silver is so good for that! The LEDs look very cool, cheap and easy mod that.
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Post by DanBass » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:58 am

It's a nightmare. I swore I'd never get another black car, the Vectra was hard enough and I didn't care too much about that, but this one just looks so good when it is clean it's worth it. Thanks, ;)
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Post by Phil Bate » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:31 pm

Every time I see Dan's car I wish I held out for a black one! He is always washing it though :) Nice pics mate
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Post by startsomehting » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:42 pm

Lovely car. Looking forward to seeing another mod shortly after japfest :wink:
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Post by DanBass » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:12 pm

Me too! Lol
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Post by DanBass » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:00 pm

I've been doing the prep work for fitting my hoop spoiler over the last few hours, progress so far:

Set about removing the OEM lip spoiler using WD40 and a plastic spatula I pinched from the kitchen.

**PRO TIP** before stealing kitchen implements for using on the car, check your misses isn't using them at the time, they will end up unsuitable for food use once you're finished and she will go berserk.

Anyway, got the spoiler off with not too much effort
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Didn't even leave all that much residue to be honest. Mind you, I'm glad about that in one way, this stuff is a pig to remove...

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I used an old credit card on this, it worked quite well and there's very minimal marking on the paint. A quick polish and wax to replace the wax layer removed with the WD40, and remove the outer plugs, and here we are:

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I'm leaving the inner two in for the moment, they're not a perfect bung but they'll do until I find a more permanent solution for those holes.

I've masked and marked up the boot, went to drill through and found out I'd forgotten to charge my drill last night. Bugger. Progress to follow after a charge...
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Post by Vaad » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:03 pm

Black rubber grommets ? Will you have to put some sort of anti rust protection on the holes too?
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Post by DanBass » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:06 pm

I've got some clear silicone sealant that I plan to use to make a flexible gasket under the spoiler feet, this should serve two purposes, firstly to prevent water ingress under the spoiler, and second to prevent it marking the paint. I think I will find some rubber bungs at some point soon, but they appear to have been drilled before the lid was sprayed, so they're protected for the moment.
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Post by LaurenRX8 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:28 pm

Really enjoyed that read. Will look much smarter with that spoiler on. It took me ages to get the residue off my lip spoiler! You were lucky.
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Post by DanBass » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:34 pm

Thanks Lauren, :)

It took me about 25 mins in total I think, I just made sure it was all drenched in WD40 right through.
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Post by simonmd » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:35 pm

Looking forward to seeing the spoiler, although if I do add one to mine, i'll be getting one that will work with the OEM lip still in place. Black grommets won't work well on a silver car!
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Post by turks61 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:20 pm

DanBass wrote: Those of you who've read any of my lengthy posts in the past, such as the sohn fitting saga, will know that my car has real problems with stuck bolts, and today was no exception to that rule. I got 2 of the 3 cover bolts out without drama, but the third one just spun in the fitting. Long story short, swearing was involved and my hands are cut to ribbons, BUT.
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Post by DanBass » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:36 pm

I didn't in the end, I managed to get cover up enough to get the bulb holder back in place. I could get it out quite easily, but getting it back in was the problem, lol. Sorry, that's not much help, but I did manage it in the end.
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Post by Bulldog » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:20 pm

Lovely car Dan.

I had those rubber gromits in for months with no adverse effects then I got the bodyshop to sort the whole boot lid

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Post by DanBass » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:59 pm

Thanks mate. I dunno, I'm hoping to get up to Ben at some point soon for my clutch replacement, perhaps you can see it then if you're about?
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Post by DanBass » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:12 pm

Hoop spoiler...check. I'm really pleased with this one, I think it looks the nuts! Many thanks to Fakedollar for supplying this, legend.

Managed to charge my drill in the end and, having not had a template I made up my own from some paper. Drilled through the boot in about 2 minutes and test fitted. Some very minor alternation was required, but by slightly widening two of the holes I managed to get everything lined up and in place. As I said earlier I used clear silicone sealant around the base of the spoiler feet and squeezed a generous bead around the spoiler. Bolted it down and wiped the excess sealant away, voila, flexible, watertight gasket, and paint protection in one!

Here she is, apologies for the state of the rear bumper, it's now too dark to clean it up, doh!

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