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New springs and exhaust fitted (Puma)

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Duke, 2 Jun 2006.

  1. Duke

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    Got new lowering springs and 4" Piper backbox on my Puma :) Really pleased with the results; it both looks better and drives really well. The backbox ticks over nicely on idle and roars when you boot it (induction kit helps too).
    Pumabuild also put on the latest Ford spec ECU software, which is meant to tweak fuel consumption/power etc a little too.

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    - More pics here.
     
  2. agw_01

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    God damn, that looks awesome!

    Black is definitely the best colour for that car. Fantastic stuff!

    What's the difference like in handling? Has it had a negative effect on handling at all?
     
  3. Freefaller

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    Does look good in black. Dunno if I think the exhaust is cool or OTT... but it does sit nicely on the wheels now (which I think look great) - hope you haven't compromised the Puma's fantastic chassis ;)
     
  4. NickXX

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    Stunning. Love those wheels :)

    I think that picture makes the exhaust look a bit out of place (due to the angle) - bet it looks good in the flesh though.
     
  5. Scottland

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    Nice looks a bit like mine ;)

    Backbox is a little big for my tastes but still nice :)

    How are the gmax springs?
     
  6. SoliD

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    that looks awesome, i always think the puma looks a bit high as standard, as agw says black is definitely the best colour, but with the bluey/purple a close second. think the exhaust looks fine, doesnt look too ott or too understated, just right imo.
     
  7. AlanJ

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    looks really smart, Very clean!
     
  8. Steve

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    so when you putting the lowering springs on? :p ;)

    She looks foxy, bet she is like an oversized gokart to drive :)
     
  9. Gamefreak501

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    Looks slick, nice :)
     
  10. Enfield

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    Needs to be lowered a weee bit more and it needs one of those handles on the back (aka a spoiler).

    The exhaust doesn't look out of place in my eyes, I think it looks quite purdy. :)
     
  11. lozza23_uk

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    liking the backbox, as soon as I read 4" I thought oh dear. but it looks tasteful, and mean :)
     
  12. Coco

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    Looks really really tidy, congrats.

    Anymore mods planned?
    Tints should work quite well, especially on the rear-end Integra DC5 stylee'.

    I used to run a Fiesta Zetec-S, while those seats plant you fairly nicely they do sort of let the interior down :( Such a default Ford parts bin item!
     
  13. merlin

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    Gorgeous. :cool:
     
  14. Nazbit

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    I like that a lot, looks great in black anyway but with those wheels it looks damn nice.

    The backbox fits well too imo, its just right, not OTT but big enough to look good.

    Whats performance like now?
     
  15. Goody_GTI

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    looks nice mate good job
     
  16. Duke

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    Thank you for the replies. I didn't expect such a response :)

    I just about get away with the 4".. if it was my Fiesta then I'd gone for 3", but with the generally large rear of the Puma, I think it looks good.

    The ride was quite harsh after fitting the alloys a year ago, but the new springs have stiffened it up a bit now which is great. Check out the older photos on gallery to see how different the rear now sits :cool:

    Not sure about future mods at the moment, the only other things I may do would be larger front discs (and maybe get discs on the rear to match) or chip the ECU with bluefin (~10-15bhp). I'm not interested in changing the appearance anymore, i.e skirts/spoiler etc.

    :)
     
    Last edited: 3 Jun 2006
  17. cymatty

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    Looking good, like the wheels and the exhuast doesn't look to big. :)
     
  18. Bunka

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    Looks great now :) I'm not normally the biggest fan of puma's, but those mods have improved its looks massively.
     
  19. Conanius

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    did you get this done at pumabuild?

    I asked for a quote for a few things as to go with my broken cat ive now also got a slipping clutch... there is a possibility of some rather nice replacement bits tho :p
     
  20. Duke

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    Yep all done at Pumabuild :) Do you have a Puma too btw?

    Scottland - post pics? :)