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Skoda

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Phil W, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 11, 2005

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    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Access should be ok too, the transverse 1.8t is easy enough to remove the sump off, the Longitudinal one you need to start moving sub frames out the way.

    I got VW to replace the pickup and the pipe, the part is cheap so you might aswell change it rather than clean.
     
  2. alchemistkevin

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 7, 2009

    Posts: 280

    Lookin' good, especially for the price.
     
  3. alchemistkevin

    Gangster

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    Posts: 280

    Those alloys look good too, I'd refurb rather than replace :)
     
  4. Phil W

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 9,942

    Location: Jupiter

    I may well refurb them yet. I have a full size spare and of the 5 wheels, 2 of them are beginning to corrode quite considerably.

    I'm getting wed next year so expensive thing (I.E wheel refurb) are on hold for the time being. It's going to cost £200+ for a good refurb, I may just add the extra outlay and get some BBS CH ZOMG Reps.

    :)
     
  5. alchemistkevin

    Gangster

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    Posts: 280

    Oh they're lurvly.

    good choice.

    & you're right a good refurb won't see you much change from £200
     
  6. Liverpool-Lad

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Liverpool - UK.

    Id probably avoid reps as they which well reduced strength and quality to OE and heavier?

    I do like the wheels as Skoda intended. Bit of a pain to clean though! :p
     
  7. Phil W

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Jupiter

    It's just the outer lips that are a pain, I've bought a small brush just to get in the areas that the sponge can't manage!

    There are a couple of sellers out there that are reputable for a good quality replica wheel, I'm still not fully decided yet, it won't be until next year anyway, for the time being I'm going to experiment on my spare with some plastidip :)
     
  8. Gtiracer

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 14, 2010

    Posts: 1,794

    Location: Essex

    Nice motor, when the one I have does die, I will possibly replace with Octy or Bora. Yours looks good, Look forward to seeing the mapped figures with FMIC
     
  9. Stormster

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,672

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    I used to want BBS CH reps... but the whole heavy, soft and bendy thing everyone banged on about put me off.

    I think a bit of subtle lowerage and a refurb of the alloys would have it looking great.

    Looks fantastic in red to be fair, very clean! What happened to the Mondeo?
     
  10. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    Genuine BBS CH are not expensive anyway are they? I can see the reason people go for fakes when they want LM's given they are completely ridiculous money (£3k or so) for a set but CH's don't seem to be that much more pricey than any other quality wheel.
     
  11. lordrobs

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 30, 2003

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    Location: Mulbarton, Norwich

    Let us know how you get on. I'm tempted to do the same as a cheap, temporary (ish) tidy up of my wheels.
     
  12. Phil W

    Sgarrista

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    Cheapest I can see (brief search) is £1300 with tyres. When you see replicas out there for £400-£450 with Tyres it's tempting just to go with the reps.

    /edit - seen a set for £800.
     
  13. [TW]Fox

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    A full set of wheels and tyres in 18 inch for 400 quid are just going to be rubbish. You can't even buy 4 decent tyres for that!
     
  14. leoncuprar

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 11, 2008

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    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

    I can't see the pics either... what am I missing ?
    :confused:
     
  15. Griffo

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Berkshire

    Looks nice. And reminds me how dirty mine is looking right now! Yay for black.
     
  16. Phil W

    Sgarrista

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    I can't agree with black cars. I viewed 3 or 4 black Octavia vRS's and the body work really let them down. I don't expect 8-9 year old cars to be like new but they were just down right tatty :rolleyes:
     
  17. Liverpool-Lad

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Liverpool - UK.

    Oh, have you had the coil packs changed under recall? FOC.
     
  18. Phil W

    Sgarrista

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    Yeah, incidentally i found out about it through a thread you were posting in on Briskoda! Had them done last week :)
     
  19. CaptainRAVE

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    Looks like a good deal.
     
  20. Pants

    Mobster

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    Location: Leicester

    My advice is get a remap, but not from Jabba. Their map is too spiky, makes for an annoying drive. Although it comes recommended for some reason.

    Also avoid the KW suspension, which also comes recommended. It's not bad, and fine on smooth roads. But very unsettled when pushed on a b-road.

    Also I'm not impressed with Continental CS3's. (Yes seen it come recommended numerous times on here *sigh*). My old Eagle F1 Asymmetric did a better job on this car, and were cheaper. I'm not slating CS3's before someone has a winge, the just don't seem great on the Octavia.

    I think the moral is that the internet consensus is not always right. Or maybe I just have high expectations. Enjoy the car these are great cars, I'll be sad to see mine go! (until step in a Focus ST ;) )