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After some consideration I've decided to keep my 220, I was thinking of getting the new Mondeo... however having some money would help... not to mention that fact the 220 is not worth much now.

So, I've decided to fall back into my boy racer days... its time to 'do her up'!

The plans are as follows:

KW Variant One Coilovers
Powerflex Bushes
AP Racing Brake Kit
Pipercross VIS kit

Milltek Cat Back (Undecided as yet)
Quaife LSD (Undecided as yet)

Anyone with any of the above product fitted care to share their experiences?

Regards

Jim
 

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The V1 Coilovers have been on the car for about two weeks now.

I'm always very conscious that fitting anything new to a car that your automatically assume its going to be better because thats what the product said... so I've done a far amount of testing before and after, as did the mechanic.

The results are quite simply fantastic... the easiest way I can prove how much better is because the ESP hasnt kicked in once since having them fitted... and thats just based on my normal driving, let alone throwing it into national speed limit bends.

The ride quality is excellent, not harsh what so ever! Hold the corners very well indeed, as if standard wasnt good in the first place.

I curently have it sitting approx 12mm lower all round, but its due to go back in and be properly set up so it meets a good balance between stance and comfort... I think it will end up being about 18-20mm.

The fitment side of things was not so great, lots of parts rusted up, the hub to shaft bolt snapped on two corners, so I had to order some more from Ford... so be advised, get some in advance just in case!

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Next in line is the powerflex bushes... I've read up about them and as Gary has said, I'm now going to get the standard Ford anti roll ones.

Then the AP Racing Brakes... they were a six week order, so only about 2 weeks to go now.

Finally will be the Milltek exhaust system, should be fitted around the same time as the brakes.
 

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Then the AP Racing Brakes... they were a six week order, so only about 2 weeks to go now.

Finally will be the Milltek exhaust system, should be fitted around the same time as the brakes.
Just read this bit, are you changing wheels or fitting spacers? Would love a pair of AP's but the calipers are too wide for regular alloys.
 

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I've been assured they will fit under the standard, however, if not then I'll go for some 15mm spacers, although not sure if there are any available from the likes of eibach.

Fitment is straight forward apart from the bolts, no pics as yet... I'm back in the garage on monday to drop it more and get the wheels re-balanced.... I'll get some pics asap.

I purchased them through a friend who runs a Mini Tuning Company... AP Brakes are 10% off during July.
 

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Hi,

Yep, brakes are finally on... and I am seriously impressed. Excellent fit under the standard alloys... the brake pedal feel is fantastic, really has transformed the bite feel.

Next is the Milltek system, which is being fitted on Tuesday 8th Sept.

I'll get some pics up of the brakes soon and some of the KW's.

Powerflex bushes still to be fitted. Looking to get a anti roll bar too... although not sure if anyone does one?

Following that, refurb of the alloys and a re-spray of the front bumper and bonnet...
 
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