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I bought my Peugeot 208 active 1.4 VTR 95bhp in September 2012, and this thread is about the 'changes' i have made to her...
 

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i planned to keep the car standard, only touch it when driving, washing etc.

that changed after a year, and in September '13 i made my first purchase:


a set of Spax 30mm drop were my choice, due to availability, subtlety and price...

Me and the mates managed to fit the rears, but i took it to a specialist after looking at the fronts.

Finally, today it is all done.

 

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very nice .
it sits well on those wheels. . . do you plan to change them though ??
 

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Mgauky said:
very nice .
it sits well on those wheels. . . do you plan to change them though ??

i do like the wheels, but i do plan to change them, i think 17's will fit the arches better.
i'm very tempted by new wheels, but our fitment is a bit of a bugger, and i don't fancy using adapters.
 

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Same as me! "NO NO. Not modifying this" Any other plans matey? If you need any help with anything give me a shout.
 

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Same as me! "NO NO. Not modifying this" Any other plans matey? If you need any help with anything give me a shout.

Cheers boss,
well, i've got a surprise in my dining room which will be fitted soon,
i've ordered the white light bulbs from your post,

and im looking into 17" wheels to fill the arches a bit more.


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Thats looking good, how much did they charge you to do the front springs looking at changing mine soon
i got quoted 60£ at one place, but i paid 116£ to have them fitted and a much needed wheel alignment, as they were knocked out of line by +2 and +3 degrees...

the guy did say he had some trouble as he had to remove the anti rollbar first, and that he would be tempted not to do another 208, i might have to find a new place to get them changed back aha!
 

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Thats the plan i dont mind doing the back springs but dont wonna mess with the front, iv just had some 17" aftermarket alloys to replace my gti ones and its just needs droppin that little bit to make the arches look full. Looking at some pressed number plates and some wrap next
 

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Thats the plan i dont mind doing the back springs but dont wonna mess with the front, iv just had some 17" aftermarket alloys to replace my gti ones and its just needs droppin that little bit to make the arches look full. Looking at some pressed number plates and some wrap next

what after markets have you gone for?

i agree some pressed plates would look good to finish it all off :)
 

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I went for some askari black spoke with a chrome lip, stayed with 17" as i didnt wonna end up with a bone shaker when i cange the springs lol. My gti is white so it goes quite well i will get a pic on wen i get onto the laptop
 

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very classy choice!
i've been looking at wheels on a budget, i was tempted by some 3sdm 0.05's but they only do 16" in our fitment, the only other one is rota grids, if i can fit an et45 in my arches.
 

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iFrodo said:
DUFFALOT said:
Same as me! "NO NO. Not modifying this" Any other plans matey? If you need any help with anything give me a shout.

Cheers boss,
well, i've got a surprise in my dining room which will be fitted soon,
i've ordered the white light bulbs from your post,

and im looking into 17" wheels to fill the arches a bit more.


Seany7 said:
Thats looking good, how much did they charge you to do the front springs looking at changing mine soon
i got quoted 60£ at one place, but i paid 116£ to have them fitted and a much needed wheel alignment, as they were knocked out of line by +2 and +3 degrees...

the guy did say he had some trouble as he had to remove the anti rollbar first, and that he would be tempted not to do another 208, i might have to find a new place to get them changed back aha!
Tell me tell me tell me!!!!

The mechanic is right. What a pain to get the struts off and on. The drive shaft bottom out on the arb which means you can't slide the strut shaft out of the hub. Putting the new struts in was fine because they were shorter but getting the original ones off was a tw*t. Managed to pop a drive shaft out and empty my gearbox oil all over the floor. If you lived closer I could do the work as I have a services thread on some other sites where I do work for trusted local members etc.

Anyhow onto other things, the rota grids get big thumbs up from me. Whatever you do get 17s. The 208s ha e a big arch that need filling up!
 

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believe me, im glad i took it to the specialist and not the cheap option!

on the wheel front: watch this space...
 

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Okay, update time! this is my recent purchase:



i spent quite a time finding these, but agreed to pay the 11£ shipping from Poland to treat myself, dead chuffed with the result!



and one more:



Thoughts?
 

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Just placed an order for something very exciting...
Frodo is like a kid at christmas today!
 

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all in good time...
something tells me it'll be the first of a few purchases in the upcoming weeks.
 
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