the no dosh Vitara revamp

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Re: the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by donkeychomp » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:55 pm

Finally some progress to report.

The front bumper is off whilst a mate is fabricating a steel replacement with some decent tow points...just in case :brows:

Am also bidding on fleabay for some wing mounted rear lights, when (if) I get them the rear bumper will get the same treatment!

Bit the bullet and bought 4 new tyres, Marix Pumas...had a read about them and they sounded
pretty good for a cheap(ish) tyre, £296 delivered.

Took the idiots 2 hours to change the tyres...they fitted 2 the wrong way round, went back and refitted them only to find out 1 was STILL the wrong way round. And then they had the cheek to charge £55 for the pleasure.

Next up is the home made bash plate and then it's mud time!

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Re: the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by trotter » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:13 pm

nice! (well except for the tyre monkeys doing the fitting :hammer: ) marix puma is a new name to me but the tread pattern looks the same as insa turbo sahara's and malatesta cobra's
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Re: the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by donkeychomp » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:35 pm

Yep, they are an Italian company...an almost exact copy of an Insa Turbo...but cheaper!
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Re: the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by -Bradders- » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:21 am

You selling the old wheels by any chance? i got the same wheels at the moment but the tread is a bit battered and they shake like hell!

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Re: the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by dazerede » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:21 am

Looks good where did u get those tyres from as that is not.bad
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Re: the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by donkeychomp » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:22 pm

If you mean am I selling the old tyres then I guess so. They are Colway C Trax mud terrains, 215/15, but one has a small bulge on it, they are by no means perfect!

New tyres came from newlifetyres24@aol.co.uk

I saw them on ebay, just type in offroad tyres and they'll be there.

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Re: the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by -Bradders- » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:46 pm

Did they wobble at 30mph lol? mine shake the vit to bits! i've got the colways on there at the moment, how much would you want for them?

Also whats the tread like :)?

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Re: the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by donkeychomp » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:24 pm

Tread is quite good 6-7mm, no they don't wobble even at 70 lmao!

They cost me £40 so...£40 I guess.

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Re: the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by -Bradders- » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:30 am

Where are you located? staines as in thorpe park staines lol?

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Re: the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by donkeychomp » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:32 pm

Yes that Staines!

The tyres are in Shepperton (so is the cage lol) but I can bring them to Staines no probs.
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