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@DMEK9 We're probably the only ones with 195/55/15 AD08s, not many people buy tyres in the OEM size :lol:

What's the plans over the summer?
Yep @Saqib ....the plan is to keep it OEM+, even down to the tyre size......I know the 50's are more sensibly priced but as I'm on OEM shocks I think it would look like Hilux wheel arches with 50's on! ;)

Plans for the summer is to enjoy the car as much as poss!, I need to get the grinder out on the driveway so I can get the Mugen Twin Loop on (it will scrape at the mo), don't want to scrape it as its brand new......I'm considering going for a resonated de-cat too, thinking I might get a nicer note from the TL....
Over these last couple days really loving the AD08's :beer:

Any big plans for yours?
 


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Yep @Saqib ....the plan is to keep it OEM+, even down to the tyre size......I know the 50's are more sensibly priced but as I'm on OEM shocks I think it would look like Hilux wheel arches with 50's on! ;)

Plans for the summer is to enjoy the car as much as poss!, I need to get the grinder out on the driveway so I can get the Mugen Twin Loop on (it will scrape at the mo), don't want to scrape it as its brand new......I'm considering going for a resonated de-cat too, thinking I might get a nicer note from the TL....
Over these last couple days really loving the AD08's :beer:

Any big plans for yours?
Sounds like some decent plans mate :nice:

I'm not sure what I'm doing this year, I'm fairly happy with the car the way it is. Make the most of the good weather (when we do get it) with some quality drives and some trackdays at Knockhill hopefully!
 


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The 9 is going to be treated to a little engine and gearbox oil change, new sump gasket, plugs and......
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....might fit the twin loop today :drool:
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Sorted the driveway then?
 


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I went at it in earnest with the grinder :naughty:...dust everywhere!
I did get the twin loop on and love it, will get some picks up soon.....was very close to grounding out when I put it back on the drive though :nerv:, too close so I'll have to go at it some more....

Will do a few miles and then get it back on the ramp to check the sump gasket etc....gears felt ultra smooth with the gearbox oil change too..:nice:
 


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Great Ek you have there, nothing like aome OEM goodness! The twin loop will look & sound the part on the car!
 



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Sorry for the delay on putting up the pics of the Mugen TL....so here goes....
Plus really pleased with how the underside of the car looks with the Dinitrol underseal treatment, holding up perfectly:nice:
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Also sorted the very small oil seep from the plastic cover at the end of the front cam rail, many thanks @robthedoc for the advice at JF, you were spot on, now dry as a bone :bow:

Thanks for looking
 




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Looking super good underneath!
 


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@b16 mini ......yeah im really pleased, thanks to your excellent advice when it was on its way to the UK! :clap:

I love the note of the TL, and this little motor puts a smile on my face literally every time I drive it :beer:
It's good to see someone actually preserving a ek9 properly and doing it straight away,
So many people get so caught up in using, modding and detailing the upper body that they completely overlook anything out of sight.

This car will just go up and up in value if you keep it as good as it is
 



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It's good to see someone actually preserving a ek9 properly and doing it straight away,
So many people get so caught up in using, modding and detailing the upper body that they completely overlook anything out of sight.

This car will just go up and up in value if you keep it as good as it is
Wow ! Very very nice indeed .
Thanks guys :))
 


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Thats a clean setup you have there, underside of the car is brand new! :drool: i was thinking of a twinloop myself but opted for the N1, how is the note? Nice tone to it or a fair bark? Looks great tho!
 


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Thats a clean setup you have there, underside of the car is brand new! :drool: i was thinking of a twinloop myself but opted for the N1, how is the note? Nice tone to it or a fair bark? Looks great tho!
Thanks :nice:
Lovely note, slightly deeper and slightly louder than stock, giving a little bit of bark in vtec.....probably not loud enough for the younger members of the community ;), my lad wants his pipe louder on his ek4....he keeps on about it and it's louder than the TL already!
Dont get me wrong, i understand the fun of a loud exhaust, i just was thinking long term....:)
 


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Got up real early the other morning, nice and quiet out so went for a trundle down and up Cheddar Gorge, bit like a mountain pass, but without the mountain :)
Took some pics....got a bit dirty in wet, but looked nice in the morning sun...
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Really happy with the sound of the TL:nice:, especially between the walls of the Gorge....
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