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Old 11-01-2017, 06:29 PM   #1
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Hello guys. My name is Joăo and im from Portugal. I've been here for a long time, so i decided i should open a progress thread. Hope you like it as much as i do.



My car is a GTC 1.7 130bhp, still stock. It came with 18" wheels, bluetooth, eletric parking brake and front and back parking sensors.

I bought it new in 2012.



Some mods i've done so far :



- HID 5000k

- Sidelights CREE LED 80W Pure White

- Mtech Short Shifter

- Original SharkFin

- Roof bars painted white

- Original Exaust Tip

- Original 20 inch rims

- Continental SportContact 6 245/35 R20



Mods i plan to do :



- Lowering Springs

- 12mm spacers

- OPC line spoiler

- Remap

- DPF off

- Navi

- OPC Steering Wheel

- OPC Gearstick



Mods i would like do but don't have money to :



- OPC Bumpers

- OPC Sideskirts

- OPC Recaros





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Old 11-01-2017, 06:46 PM   #2
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Looks awesome mate, nice and shiny.. look forward to the updates and mods.

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nice clean lines , gearbox needs the Mtec short shifter,standard GTC needs lowering due to wheel arch size.
VXR (OPC) parts are slowly becoming available here in UK through e-bay , but are still expensive .
Car vision do a replacement for the standard info system, basically plug & play.
will watch the progress.
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Lovely jubbly, very nice modification.
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:51 PM   #5
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I like it. But then I'm bias because I have one, 64 in blue. What navi are you installing? The nav I had in my 2011 insignia OE supplied sucked, hence why I wasn't really bothered by not having it in the GTC.
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:54 AM   #6
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nice clean lines , gearbox needs the Mtec short shifter,standard GTC needs lowering due to wheel arch size.
VXR (OPC) parts are slowly becoming available here in UK through e-bay , but are still expensive .
Car vision do a replacement for the standard info system, basically plug & play.
will watch the progress.
mac

Thank you for all the info mate.. im not going for car vision. Their gps is too expensive for what it can do and i've allready read some bad feedback about their support. Next thing to do is buying some products for cleaning and then will lower it !

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Looks awesome mate, nice and shiny.. look forward to the updates and mods.

Simmo.

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Lovely jubbly, very nice modification.

Thank you my friend !

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I like it. But then I'm bias because I have one, 64 in blue. What navi are you installing? The nav I had in my 2011 insignia OE supplied sucked, hence why I wasn't really bothered by not having it in the GTC.
I think im going for an android system.
You can check some at iceboxauto.






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Old 12-01-2017, 02:45 PM   #7
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just the wheels make a big difference already! will look awesome with the springs and spacers
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just the wheels make a big difference already! will look awesome with the springs and spacers
yes it does !
yeah mate, and a detail to. Trying to save some money now for spring clean
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Nice upgrades, the wheels look superb
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Nice upgrades, the wheels look superb


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