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A recent trawl through the for sale section of this forum reminded me of a time when I bought a custom made armrest from a fella in Germany for my Audi TT in 2007. it was ox blood red and it was to match the leather interior. I paid €400 for it. :crazy:
At the time the economy was booming and wages were high and money was plentiful and I don't remember at the time thinking it was too expensive or excessive.
I almost certainly would not be able to spend that amount these days ..... :o

anyone else care to share their experiences of expensive or ridiculous purchases....
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£350 carbon fibre rear defuser £300 to repaint my rear bumper because there was a slight blemish in the paint (paint guy at Peugeot said it wouldn’t have bothered him but it did me!) £300 to freshen up my black graphics (they were starting to fade) and I’m booked in for a £600 custom quad exhaust system and looking at some new Alloys £3600 + delivery from USA but they’ll have to wait a while! :crazy:

It seems to turn into a bit of an obsession this RCZ ownership! :lol:
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Great topic :clap:

There are so many of those...
How about custom made exhaust headers for an V8, crafted in the USA, imported to Europe and actually never put on the car? :lol:
I still have them sitting in the barn. They have costed me about a grand.
Maybe one day I will find the time to put them on the car. It isn't a plug&play job as it requires to move the steering rack a little bit and do other modifications to the lower frame part of the car. I hope no cutting is required.
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And you thought your armrest was an extravagance...! :lol:

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In 1969 I obtained a passenger for not a great sum. :crazy:
But I still have her and don't feel inclined to do the sums, or it could be a frighteningly large figure (don't mention large figures, either! :eusa-shhh: ).
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I did a few bits that seem pointless on my old 420d lol. I havent done much to the 440i yet.

£170 for carbon mirror caps
£50 for a usb port and cable
£1,000 for 4 speakers and an amp :shock:
£310 for a carbon fibre spoiler
£10 for carbon vinyl stickers that go over the badges
£50 for exhaust tips
£180 for a rear diffuser
£100 for side stripes


Im now looking at a few other bits:

£250 on BMW child seat
£250 carbon fibre gear selector trim
£150 on carbon fibre handbrake handle
£700 on Carbon fibre front splitter
£180 on another diffuser
£150 on side skirt extensions

I think thats about it lol.
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yikes...... :crazy: what have I started. (hopes this page is encrypted so the wife won't find out) :eusa-think:
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I would love to spend @ £400 on quads :brickwall:
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800 euro for tyres

a friend of mine put the same tyres but his wheels are 225/40/18 (235/45/18 mine) and paid 430!

twice the price for some inches more... :brickwall:
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I had a Rover 420 saloon when I was younger I spent a bit too much on that.
Fully adjustable suspension, new alloys, manifold back stainless exhaust, speakers, amp and new head unit. I had a Saxo before that I did pretty much the same too, but just put springs on it not a full suspension kit.
My Peugeot 508 GT got a £350 wheel refurb and the same on tyres on the same day.
And the only thing I've done to my RCZ so far apart from a few led bulbs is a new exhaust.

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