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My RCZ - 2011 Haria Grey

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Post Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:50 am
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Took this pic this arvo of my new black number plates (text blanked out obviously). Loved the sun setting in the background!

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Post Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:22 am
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We sold my wife's Volvo C30 T5-R this week which has been a reliable and comfy car for the last 5-6 years.

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Picked up the replacement today - a Peugeot 308 GTI in pearl white. It was an 800km round trip, but we had a family convoy to keep us entertained!

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The 308 GTI absolutely hammers. My RCZ (200 THP) has no chance of keeping up! Looking forward to hooking her into some proper corners in the coming weeks!

Post Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:50 am
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Is it the 270?. They appear alot less than the 250s round my way.. They do look appealing, Do you have the "sport button"? Alcon brakes etc..

Post Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:10 pm
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Hey mate, it's the GTi 250. Kristy drove both of them and preferred the (white) 250 over the (coupe Franche) 270 that was available. It has the 270 wheels, tyres and seats though (and a Sport button). The only visible difference is the Alcons. Given it's a daily drive, and we were told the Alcon pads and rotors were 3k, I think the 250 was the right decision - and it's more than fast enough!

Post Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:13 am
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Beautiful car nice mods thinking of doing the arches like yours what did u cover them with ?

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Post Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:13 am
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Thanks mate. I just used Plasti-Dip.

Post Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:25 am
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Given Photobucket ruined this thread, I thought I'd post a couple of pics after I gave her a good wash and polish this arvo.

She's been performing well with new front tyres making a huge difference to the way she feels on the road.

Fantastic little car.

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Post Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:35 am
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The PS4s are awesome aren’t they. Best tyre I’ve tried on the Z so far.

Car looks amazing btw :thumbup: :clap:
Mk 2 GT200 Moroccan Red

Post Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:44 am
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Thanks mate. Yeah, they're night and day different to the dodgy tyres that the previous owner had fitted just before sale. They were 'FarRoads' - took them off with 70% tread left.

Looking forward to replacing the Pirelli's on the back with PS4S too!

Post Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:00 am
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Still got my original conti’s on the rear, I’m clearly not drifting it enough :lol: but the PS4S are going on there too when the time comes :thumbup:
I tried Hankook on the front last time, they were OK but they didn’t last long at all, so wear factor not good enough, also, the grip level nothing like the new PS4S I’ve got on now. I just hope they last a bit longer, my OH nearly filed for divorce when I told her how much they were (to be fair, my 1st car cost me @ the same as the two front tyres on this one :eusa-shhh: )
Mk 2 GT200 Moroccan Red

Post Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:05 am
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Your car looks stunning matey a credit to you :dance:
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Launch edition Pearl White Carbon roof & Wing Mirror covers / mat black Graphics

Post Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:06 am
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Haha. Yeah, I'm wondering how long it'll take the rears to actually wear out! They're 275s with not much weight over them so feel like they'll be on there forever! I might just bite the bullet and replace them in a year or so.

Post Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:09 pm
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Have to agree with Neil - your car is stunning, but I'm thinking .....

Either go for the complete black look or add a little colour here or there. Just to give it another focal point, so to speak.

But you've just gotta be pleased with that - result !!

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Post Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:51 pm
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Thanks mate.

Unfortunately the pics are now lost, but further up in this thread I did actually paint the wheels in a dark copper metallic colour to give it a point of difference, but I didn't like it.

I had also considered painting the brake calipers bright red or yellow, but haven't gone ahead with that as they're just standard THP200 brakes, not big Alcons / Brembo's etc.

One thing I will say is that the all black (especially the wheels) doesn't seem to look great in pics, but seems to work really well in the metal.

Post Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:11 pm
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Yeah now you mention it, I remember you playing around with a few options re arches and wheels and I think DRTDVL was thinking on similar lines. Much like the original concept car.

Just looking at the recent pics and agree the lights seem to stand out, so maybe a film tint or like you say and I'm not suggesting you do it but carefully paint the internal light area - risky, gotta seal her up tight afterwards.

I'm thinking that I would like to tint my windows more to give it the privacy look, then when the Mrs is finally happy with MY choice of external decals, they'll be added some time.

Don't know whether to add red wheel nut covers or would it be to much?

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Just added the rim protectors.

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Post Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:39 pm
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Yeah, I am still considering pulling the lights apart to paint the inside, but the amount of spare time I end up with in the coming months will likely dictate whether that will be done or not! I did it with my 205 GTI many years ago (to repaint the inner lights chrome) and they remained sealed much better than factory, so shouldn’t be too difficult if I get a chance.

Dark tint looks great with a white car for sure. I do like the colour you have added to your R wheels, but I wouldn’t do it here as it reminds me a bit of the ‘white wall’ phase that went around here a few years back. Almost every modified commodore / falcon had huge rims with a red line (white wall) painted on the tyre – Seeing it everywhere put me off a bit I think. I'm also not sure about making the wheel nuts a feature, although I'm aware this is done on a lot of Japanese cars.

Appreciate the suggestions though mate.

Post Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:38 pm
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Pic from a road trip yesterday that I thought I'd share. It's not the best quality pic, but love watching the Z on the road. Has presence, particularly with the wide rims.

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Post Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:51 am
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Your RCZ looks great, i would like to own black MK1... and also red RCZ R :eusa-shhh: It would be crazy to own 3 RCZs :shock:

Post Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:17 am
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Thanks mate. Haha, yeah three would be awesome but possibly a bit excessive ;)

Post Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:27 am
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Couple of pics from our weekend trip away. Pity the car is filthy, but loved the storm in the background.

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