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My RCZ - 2011 Haria Grey

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Post Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:33 am
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Ok, so the coolant leak seems to no longer be as minor. Had it looked at this morning and it seems to be the thermostat housing. Hoping they're not too expensive from Peugeot. I'll have to get it sorted first thing Monday now.


Post Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:24 am
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Happy Easter RCZ folks,

The thermostat housing has now been replaced (a common problem according to the peugeot parts guy), so great to be drip free when I park now!

I lowered the rear (Eibach) but have not yet fitted the front springs. The arch gap is now identical (front and rear to the mm) so I may not worry about fitting the fronts. We'll see in time. Got some nice LEDs for the DRLs so now all the lights at the front match!

I'm planning to dip two of the wheels with the copper metallic tomorrow to see how it looks, so thought I'd take a couple more 'before' pics this arvo. Paint has come up nicely with a bit of work, but I think there is still a bit more to do to remove swirls in some areas.

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It's amazing how different the 'Haria Grey' looks in the shade / sun:

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I'll post up some pics once the wheels are done to see what people think (and whether to keep or stay black)!

Post Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:35 am
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Looking awesome already :clap:
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Post Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:06 pm
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Thanks mate, pretty happy with her. It was hard to let the 205 go, but she's a good replacement.

Post Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:21 pm
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Applied the black and copper metallic coats yesterday. Going to put a couple of coats of gloss on this morning and then they'll be done. Looking forward to seeing how they look on the car!

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Post Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:47 am
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Finished and drying now.

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I'll give them a day to dry and fit them tomorrow.

Post Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:24 am
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Dauum!! Nice Rcz, and those rims! :thumbup:

Post Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:33 am
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Thanks mate!

For those who are interested I thought I'd post up some shots with them fitted.

Unfortunately I (stupidly) skimped on the first step (cleaning) so although they looked clean, there was minute dirt / grime in some areas so the dip didn't stick (mostly the rear wheel). Frustrating, but what can you do.

I like that the spokes are more visible (they tend to blend in with the gloss black) and I do like the copper colour against the black, but not sure whether I LOVE it. I'll give it a couple of weeks.

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Post Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:48 am
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I like them, but I know what you mean....

Change is always a good thing though, even if only for a while......
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Post Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:56 am
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Thanks mate, completely agree, and I've only done the RHS for now. I'll give it some time.

Maybe a gunmetal colour could work better...

Post Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:04 am
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I'm always tempted by a dark gray wheel on the Wife's RCZ... Not quite brake dust gray but close.

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Post Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:22 pm
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Mine have been brake dust grey quite often recently :lol:
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Post Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:35 pm
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Hi, yeh I like them quite different probably would look better with matching bronze arches? :eusa-think:
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Post Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:56 pm
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Thanks Neil. Yeah, I considered that originally but dunno if it'd be too much...

Post Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:15 pm
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The RCZ prototype had bronze / copper arches, if you good RCZ it should come up. It's what the wife wants hers to look like.

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Post Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:51 am
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I painted the wheel bolts and centre caps black and fitted new domed black Peugeot centres. Looks much better than the silver bolts and big silver centre caps against the black wheels:

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Unfortunately the copper hasn't grown on me. I like it, but think I'll stick with the black for now. I'll likely peel the dip off the two wheels in a week or so.
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Post Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:55 am
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I always prefer a nice dark gray to pure black...

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Post Sat May 06, 2017 5:04 am
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Spent the morning removing and reinstalling the head unit in order to replace the warped surround. Previously it looked like this (likely installed about 4-5 years ago):

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I purchased a piano black double din replacement which is a perfect match for the factory dash. Looks MUCH better!

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Peeled the dip off the wheels. Think I'll stick with black. Actually came off really easily!

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I also had the custom rear silencer fitted. Ended up with a Lukey 3" round race muffler and subtle twin stainless tips (nice thin edge). Sounds freakin fantastic! Nice burble at idle (not too loud) and a great sound through the revs. Very happy with the result.

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Post Mon May 08, 2017 10:59 am
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Any photos of the under car where the new exhaust is?

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Post Mon May 08, 2017 11:01 am
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Nah, not yet unfortunately.

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