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    Post by Shieldsy94 on Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:55 am

    Hi guys, seen a few cars and meets around Ponty so thought i'd join.

    My name is Niall and i'm at Uni of South Wales (seen a few cars i recognize on here there as well).

    Living in Cathays is pretty dodgy but working in Ponty so not that bad i suppose!
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    Post by Seaniau on Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:54 pm

    Welcome!

    I go to UoSW,
    What do you drive?

    Seen a few cars with WF stickers around the carparks.


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    Post by Shieldsy94 on Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:34 pm

    Hi dude, I've got a blue mk6 fiesta on Borbet A wheels. Hopefully something different soon though!
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    Post by Lloydsday on Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:41 pm

    Hey mate I live in ponty Smile where do you work out of curiosity


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    Post by Shieldsy94 on Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:43 pm

    I work at Halfords in Ponty dude
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    Post by Devs21 on Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:10 pm

    Hey mate, welcome to the club. Im another one from the Ponty area and always see your car by halfords, you should pop to a meet one day.
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    Post by Aimmekins on Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:12 pm

    Haha I'll join in and say I'm from ponty area to. And I always see your car around
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    Post by harkws on Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:29 pm

    Hey, welcome to wf, not from ponty or seen your car tho lol
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    Post by benj_focus on Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:01 am

    Hi and welcome!
    Car sounds familiar to me, I live by Cathays cemetery last year for uni
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    Post by Shieldsy94 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:13 am

    Devs21 wrote:Hey mate, welcome to the club. Im another one from the Ponty area and always see your car by halfords, you should pop to a meet one day.
    Hi dude, i think i saw a meet a couple weeks ago at the back of Sainsburys car park on way back from work. Might have to pop down to the next one.

    And didn't think the car was that recognisable Embarassed

    @benj_focus, Yeah not that far from where i am opposite the Maindy Gym. Parking is awful round here though and either scrape the splitter or something underneath Evil or Very Mad 
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    Post by Seaniau on Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:38 am

    Ah I know the car!
    Seen it in Halfords before you joined the Uni, in September I would guess?
    What you studying?


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    Post by Shieldsy94 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:14 am

    Nah 2nd year, just lived in halls so rode bike there.

    And Accounting & Finance. You?
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    Post by Seaniau on Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:16 am

    Aha that would explain it! Razz

    HND Electronic Engineering, 2nd year too Smile


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    Post by Shieldsy94 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:21 am

    Do you park in the main car park at the bottom? I hate it so much with them bumps man Evil or Very Mad 
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    Post by Seaniau on Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:34 am

    Yep!
    The one to the right, way to the back of it. Out the way.

    Yeah I been tearing those plastic ones up for two years now haha

    I had the liberty of putting a scrape across the top of one of the concrete ones literally less than an hour or two after it had been finished... got a stinking look off the road worker with the lolly-pop sign as I did it.

    Absolute waste of money those things. All different heights and widths too. Tossers.


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    Post by Shieldsy94 on Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:41 am

    Those plastic ones are the worst. My god, my car moves side to side when i go over them!

    How much is yours dropped by? Going to be getting coilovers around New Year and don't wanna get beached on them haha
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    Post by Seaniau on Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:21 am

    100mm or over, wheels and tyres are about 10-20mm smaller than standard too.
    So I like to think around 120mm.


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    Post by Martinzs on Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:34 am

    Hi and welcome
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    Post by Shieldsy94 on Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:29 am

    Seaniau wrote:100mm or over, wheels and tyres are about 10-20mm smaller than standard too.
    So I like to think around 120mm.
    Well, you've survived so far so don't see why mine can't! Coilovers after Christmas it is!

    And cheers Martin
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    Post by Seaniau on Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:46 pm

    Just gotta learn what you can and can't do that's all Smile

    I'll be upping my game over Xmas too... But that's seekrits. Wink


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    Post by Shieldsy94 on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:21 pm

    Exactly, i can't drive into my drive at home front first cause the whole bumper splits. That happened on a Friday in October in the uni carpark and had to run to halfords and get some zipties in the rain Sad

    And I'm going to guess around engine swap...
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    Post by Seaniau on Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:06 pm

    Haha that sucks!
    Should get a color coded one on there Wink

    Engine swap?!
    Just about to pay £96 for 6 months tax...
    1.4L is staying mate haha

    Screw big engines!


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    Post by Shieldsy94 on Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:29 pm

    Can't find them anywhere. Can't spray one as its a funky metalic which Halfords don't do and the one we can make is wrong colour. So have to wait for a good condition one on ebay or something Sad

    And i hate tax, mines £140 a year for a 1.25!

    Can't think of any other mods you haven't done to yours...
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    Post by Seaniau on Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:44 am

    Get it made by a paint shop then Smile

    £175 fort he year... I wouldn't want pay anything near £20 if we had a choice. Road quality is appalling, and they spend thousands on speedbumps that aren't needed.

    It's not very common that's why Wink


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    Post by Shieldsy94 on Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:46 am

    Cost £200 to paint it + bumper price and all the plastic grill parts. No chance!

    My mates ibiza fr 1.6tdi is £30 a year. Pure bullshit!

    And i think you should drop a hint...

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