Side bars.... Do they look right to you guys?

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Side bars.... Do they look right to you guys?

Post by gazza31112 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:15 pm

Just had lots of fun fitting some side bars in the rain, I'm not sure but they look low to me?

Is it because others Iv seen have side skirts on that give the illusion that they are closer to the body?


Might just be my imagination, what do you guys think?ImageImageImage

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Post by the swan fiend » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:18 pm

I think they look better on a maxi personally mate. What’s your plans for wheels and suspension? They may look better when it’s lowered and on alloys.


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Post by gazza31112 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:22 pm

When I just went out to take the pics they are actually starting to grow on me, aiming for some 18" black sportline alloys by Christmas, then lowering early in the new year.

May have got the bars at the wrong time lol, maybe should have been after wheels and suspension, that what I get for going on eBay after a few pints

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Post by the swan fiend » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:32 pm

eBay and pints of booze is a very dangerous mix!
Yeah it’ll all come together when wheels are on and it’s lowered.


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Post by gazza31112 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:36 pm

It will get there slowly, just so bloody impatient lol
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Post by anoneamus » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:21 pm

Not knocking, but curious why (seems mainly UK) people fit these. Is it for cosmetic reasons only or is there something I'm missing?

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Post by gazza31112 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:38 pm

Purely cosmetic mate, as I said, had a few pints went on eBay lol

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Post by anoneamus » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:25 pm

gazza31112 wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:38 pm
Purely cosmetic mate, as I said, had a few pints went on eBay lol
Good drunk fitting skills! :D

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Post by r1lea » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:15 pm

I’m not a huge fan of them really, I want to swap mine for skirts, but they will look better when lowered and your alloys are on

Here’s Mine ImageImage


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Post by gazza31112 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:22 pm

Ahhhh mate that looks 100% better, I love the look of them on yours, can't wait for my alloys and lowering now,
I can get some A3 s line 17s alloys for cheap, I'm tempted to get them and get them refurbished and sprayed black, saves me ££££ on new sportline 18s

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Post by r1lea » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:26 pm

Cheers mate Image

Personally I’d hold out for the 18” mate, 17” look lost in my opinion

Mine are 19” Image


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Post by gazza31112 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:26 pm

What size are your wheels? How far lowered? Your is the exact look ok going for

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Post by gazza31112 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:30 pm

Ignore last post, I posted when u posted lol, how low is yours? As said in first post I'm always carrying 200+ kg so don't wanna go too much so it rubs, but after alloys I don't wanna ruin it by having a big arch gap.
What would you say 45mm or closer to 60mm with 18s"?

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Post by gazza31112 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:33 pm

Sobered up before fitting them looool it wouldn't show, took me bloody hours!!! Brackets were easy to get on, lining the bars up, getting them straight and bolting them in was a f ing nightmare!!!!!!

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Post by r1lea » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:06 pm

I’d have no idea mate on 18” with that weight in
I’m on coil overs so I just kept winding it down until I couldn’t get out my road with the speed humps

I wouldn’t worry about getting them too level, I’ve caught mint a few times over sill humps etc and just pushes them up


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