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#563611 - 21/05/20 09:19 AM General Upgrades
Davo Offline
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Morning All

I have just got a 2005 st and wandered whats the best upgrades to do that are really cheap. Also what lights are standard as the ones on it are very plane, like a van, and finally it has the 3 split dash? doesnt look good at all whats the best to replace with?

Thanks in advance

Jamie

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#563613 - 23/05/20 12:12 AM Re: General Upgrades [Re: Davo]
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Hi. You've got the pre facelift model (pre 06) which has the different lights and dash to the more common facelift model.

I think the 3 splits in the radio can be cut through to create room for any double din stereo.

I like the prefacelift headlights but I believe they can easily be swapped for the ones from later cars (the one with the hump over the sidelight bulb) and aftermarket units are available also. The rear lights are a bit harder to swap as the loom is different I believe.

Good cheap mod is an induction kit but it depends if you like the extra noise when accelerating. Lowering springs if you like the look and can sacrifice some comfort. Exhaust manifold gives a bit more torque but they are more expensive and fitting is a bit hard because of access, or you can just change the manifold flexi pipe for a bigger bore one if you only want to do a small mod and save money. Some good brake pads would give better brake feel without "braking" the bank. Cat back exhausts arent too expensive particulary if second hand, although they're not a well insulated car so can be noisy inside.
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#563616 - 23/05/20 09:33 PM Re: General Upgrades [Re: Davo]
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induction kit
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#563619 - 24/05/20 11:34 AM Re: General Upgrades [Re: _Jimmy_]
Davo Offline
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Thanks Jimmy lad, i really dont like the split radio but kinda want to maintain originality if i can. Think i may swap it out for another. I prefer the bumpy headlights too they just look a bit more modern. Great shout on all the other bts though i will have a look at the costings

You know roughly how much it is for a respray? There are a lot of little dinks, knocks, dents and old repaied bits where the paint is so dull

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#563620 - 24/05/20 11:35 AM Re: General Upgrades [Re: YellowBadge]
Davo Offline
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Is the noise more beefy or tinny from this?

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#563621 - 24/05/20 02:31 PM Re: General Upgrades [Re: Davo]
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The induction kit gives a roar at full throttle, it's quite a deep-ish sound.
No idea on the respray.
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