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 Post subject: 1996 FTO GPX
PostPosted: 02 Sep 2012 23:57 
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Joined: 02 Sep 2012 23:50
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Location: Dunedin
Country: New Zealand
Thought I may finally join up, and post up my ride :)
Bought this in May this year, and so far loving it.

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So far the only modifications are:

Decatted exhaust

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and a basic pod filter:

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Electrically the only things i've changed are adding a new sony head unit, and installing a Viper Remote start alarm :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1ra2SVRjUk

Very soon I also may be ordering a new front bumper, of which I will be the only person in NZ to have :)

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 Post subject: Re: 1996 FTO GPX
PostPosted: 03 Sep 2012 09:58 
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Joined: 15 Feb 2011 08:51
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Country: Australia
Welcome to the club.
FTOs look best in white ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 FTO GPX
PostPosted: 03 Sep 2012 16:52 
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Thanks :)
I do quite like it in white, but over the next couple of years, I plan on fixing up some bodywork, as well as a new rear and front bumper, then look into getting it wrapped :D


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 FTO GPX
PostPosted: 31 May 2013 12:33 
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Location: Dunedin
Country: New Zealand
I thought I may update this thread, as it's been a while...
A bit has happened since I first posted this up:

brought over a custom front bumper from Aus:
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And threw a tablet into the dash :)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 0382_n.jpg

apart form that, i'm looking into plasti-dipping it soon, well before the 4nr show in November :D


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 FTO GPX
PostPosted: 13 Jul 2013 20:43 
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So, my rear suspension was collapsing, so I decided it was time to replace them, and at the same time get some new springs.
All I could get locally were Lows, so I went with them. It drops it 30mm, and it looks fantastic!

So, some pics.

The new shocks for the rear, $70 each:

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New Srings, $440:

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The rear before lowering, on the collapsed side...

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Front side before lowering:

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Rear after lowering:

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Front after lowering;

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The gap missing here is where the wheel was scraping earlier, and I think it is still slightly scraping now since removing that too...
The cleaner part is where it was scraping after lowering...

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A couple of random pics...

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On another note, what's this?? the little round thingy on top of the Intake manifold...

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