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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:42 pm

So managed to bag this tow bar for the great price of £20..now I'm not a great fan of tow bars but I want to be able to fit a bike rack on rear so will need one plus I can use it as a rear parking aid lolImage

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:58 pm

Ok so after a lot of messing about with DPD losing my parcels twice and having to drive an hour each way to try and find them at their Oldbury depot where I lost the will to live... I finally got my new wheels..

Mercedes Vito 17x6.5 steels in silver with Three A 215-50-17 tyres which allthough a budget are B rated in the wet.. I also ordered some T4 center caps which you would be easy to find but took a while to locate a decent set but as yet to fit these as you need to use the T4 bolts as they are 19mm headed so the caps will stay put.

So with tyres fitted with stick on weights I couldn't wait to fit them, plus after spending the money I needed to prep my old wheels for sale so on they went..

I'm happy with how they sit in the arches and after driving about today can confirm the ride is much better and quieter and tyres seem ok in the wet.. Anyway I will let the photos speak for themselves... ImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by Ddraeg » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:19 pm

Yessssss, more steelies on Caddys please.

Looks excellent mate!

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:47 pm

Got the new T4 bolts today and fitted them along with T4 center caps, really pleased with the look now ImageImage

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:25 pm

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:51 pm

So I managed to obtain a tow bar for £20 a few weeks back and had a go at fitting it today.
I've never removed a rear bumper before and was caught out by the bolts going through the crash bar into the bumper but found them eventually, I fitted 12mm bolts with nyloc nuts and drill a new hole on the left as it wasn't there, I haven't wired it up yet as I'm no auto electrician and need to find someone who can, I'm still trying to work out where the loom will run as I can't find a route in as yet especially with all the plastics on a life model.
I don't plan on towing anything I just want to be able to fit a tow ball mount bike carrier. ImageImageImageImage

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by karlos0891 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:38 pm

really like what you have done to this. shame about the paint on the bonnet. the side bars you had fitted did you keep them or get rid? just was curious about their measurements as i like the look of them and wouldn't mind getting a pair for my touran after new year.

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:44 pm

I got rid of the side bars, could never get on a ramp or get a jack under.. I'm on the save now to get it painted

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by Glen G » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:46 pm

Steelies look supprisely cool mate.. I like it!!

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by torque777 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:52 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by Maxi4life » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:38 am

Very nice Torque777, where abouts did you get the wheels from? I'm sick of 19" alloys at the moment and they need a refurb now.

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Re: Maxi life build

Post by Castoutdoors » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:57 pm

Just read thought all this in the last hour 1 1/2 brilliant work keep it up :D

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