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AeroX
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:28 am 
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Mod List

Engine, Handling, Etc.:
  • AWR front & rear replacement engine mounts
  • AWR side engine and gearbox mount inserts
  • Changed in-tank fuel filter
  • Denso Iridium spark plugs
  • Eaton M45 supercharger
  • TurboSmart Kompact BPV
  • Front mount intercooler
  • EBC Green stuff brake pads
  • Front BJ sport strut brace
  • Rear MX6/Probe strut brace
  • FSE adjustable fuel pressure regulator
  • Greddy E-Manage Ultimate ECU
  • Goodridge stainless steel brake hoses
  • Innovate Motorsports programmable wideband controller
  • Performance cone air filter
  • Kerr Nelson HT leads
  • Lowered 40mm on Apex springs
  • EGR pipe deleted and both ends caped off
  • Oil vapour recirculation pipe deleted
  • Oil breather
  • Stainless steel OBX sports exhaust header
  • Stainless steel Longlife 200cell sports catalytic converter
  • Stainless steel Longlife cat-back exhaust


Styling Mods:
  • Air Deflectors on the front windows
  • Black tinted front indicators
  • Black tinted rear light clusters
  • Black tinted side indicators
  • Black painted a/b/c-pillar trims
  • Blue hose covers in engine bay
  • Red silicone vacuum lines
  • Chrome washer jets
  • Dyed roof lining
  • JOM noir series air/fuel gauge
  • JOM noir series boost gauge
  • JOM noir series fuel pressure gauge
  • JOM noir series voltage gauge
  • Single DIN gauge mount bracket (replaces clock)
  • Mazda 6 adjustable intermittent wiper stalk
  • Blue LCD clock (to replace factory removed)
  • 100W HID effect headlights
  • Painted engine rocker cover
  • Partial de-badged (side trim badges removed)
  • Refitted new roof plugs
  • Shark fin aerial
  • Tinted sunstrip
  • Tinted windows
  • Two line style front number plate mounted curb side in grill
  • Vinyl wrapped roof (gloss black)
  • Zxi front splitter

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Planned Mods:
  • Alloy mesh in bumper
  • Mazda Sport20 headlights
  • Projector conversion on Sport20 lights
  • Sport seats

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Removed from Car:

Styling Mods:
  • Chrome gas bonnet lifters - Broken
  • Dyed parcel shelf - Removed along with rear trim

ICE: [Totals: 1350 Watt RMS, 2700 Watt MAX]
  • Sony CDX-GT530UI Headunit
  • Sony Remote Control Stalk
  • Parrot CK3000 blue-tooth kit - modified to connect directly to amplifier
  • Vibe 1.5 Farad Power Capacitor
  • Vibe BlackBox S4 4 Channel Amplifier [700RMS/1400MAX]
  • 4x Vibe BlackAir 6" Speakers w/crossovers & tweeters [120RMS/360MAX]
  • Vibe Slick A7 Mono-block Amplifier [650RMS/1300MAX]
  • PowerBass XXL-15D 15" Subwoofer [500RMS/1000MAX]


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alanuk2011
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:21 pm 
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how did u get power cable to batter mate


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 Post subject: Re: BJ - AeroX's 1.5 LXi
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:40 pm 
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There should be a rubber gromet in the engine bay on the drivers side which when popped out leaves a big enough hole to fit a 4AWG cable. Then run the cable down the side of the car under the plastic trim to the boot.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:54 am 
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good start mate Hids are ace i had same alloys on my ba b4 i refurbed my current ones what colour you going for?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:16 am 
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Probably silver or black chrome/high gloss.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:20 am 
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id go for the black if ur gonna get the bonnet/roof wrapped it look sweet


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:56 am 
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I've ordered a shark fin aerial off ebay for £7. Clicky
I know of people who have said radio reception is not as good with them but I don't really care about that, I only want it for looks as I have a 16gb mini usb stick plugged into my headunit :D

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While driving last night one of the ballasts for my HIDs packed in (confirmed it was the ballast and not the bulb or wiring harness by switching them all around). So now I have 1 HID and 1 standard yellow bulb :(.

Going to try and see if I got any warranty with them and if so contact the seller. Otherwise I'm going to have to try and get a new ballast or conversion kit.

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^ The strut bar I bought carefully balanced on top of the struts lol. I need to get some new nuts and bolts for it as it came without the nuts to secure the bar to the brackets. I'm going to end up re-painting the strut bar blue or black at some point.

Also you can see my custom made air filter bracket :lol: and the uber cool "Rust-Effect" on the exhaust header :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:25 am 
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AeroX wrote:
I've ordered a shark fin aerial off ebay for £7. Clicky

Damn! That was way cheaper than mine!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:18 pm 
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Mobiius wrote:
AeroX wrote:
I've ordered a shark fin aerial off ebay for £7. Clicky

Damn! That was way cheaper than mine!

Only problem with it is because of the slight slope of the roof there is a small gap which water can get in under. So it's off the car until I get the roof vinyl wrapped and then it's getting glued to the roof with mastic or silicone.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:31 pm 
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Done a few little bits so far this week while I've been off work.

Fitted some of the hose covers which I bought from rocs store during the free P&P :thumbleft:
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and removed the old bonnet stand and fitted chrome look bonnet lifters 8)
Also fitted the strut bar I bought, sanded down the brackets as they had a little surface rust & bubbling paint.
It didn't come with the nuts to secure the strut bar to the brackets so I also had to cut the welded bolts threads, drill them out and fit new ones because no standard nuts don't seamed to fit them.
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Done the first bit of fabric dying starting with the parcel shelf. Here it is hanging from the garage roof drying.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:34 pm 
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got to say the strut brace really contrasts well in there... good work :D

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AeroX wrote:
Only problem with it is because of the slight slope of the roof there is a small gap which water can get in under. So it's off the car until I get the roof vinyl wrapped and then it's getting glued to the roof with mastic or silicone.

That's how mine was fitted. It's a major problem now I've replaced the tailgate and I need to remove it from the old one, along with my spoiler. :(

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:33 pm 
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where u get the lifters from and i also see another cheeky BJ in the pic lol


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:51 pm 
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alanuk2011 wrote:
where u get the lifters from...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220897065729
I know it says VW Golf but it's a universal kit. You just need to drill some holes to attach the bolts to.
Just measure where your making the holes first and that the bonnet lifters will compress into the distance between the two mounting points and won't get stuck in the bonnet hinges. The bolts and screws have ball joints on the ends of them which the lifters clip onto. I measured and marked out drill points with a white board pen before drilling any holes and then wiped off the marks after.


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... and i also see another cheeky BJ in the pic lol

The other BJ is my mothers, that one stays unmodified (I'm not allowed near it with a ratchet set lol). Hers is a post-facelift and mines the pre-facelift.

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[rant]Import VAT is a joke. £30 import VAT and to take the piss a £15 handling charge (So £45 just to get it out the parcel force depot) and I went to collect the item myself from them :angryfire: [/rant]

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Import tax is a piss take. Ive paid for it a few times so I feel your pain. :(

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They delivered my OBX and then sent the letter asking for the customs charges :lol:
I never paid them ;)
Have you got the spacer for the o2??


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Will that fit a BA 1.5 ?


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Will it even fit the 1.5 BJ? Thought they only did it for the 2.0?

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The 1.5 only has one sensor so no need for an o2 cheat.

The 1.6 exhaust manifold has the same engine fittings as the 1.5 but the cats different on the 1.5 so either need to get the cat modified, get the rest of the exhaust from a 1.6 or bodge job it :roll:.

I've bodged it together with some brackets I made for now and I'm looking to find a cat and rear section of a 1.6 exhaust and modify that to fit, as mine is all very rusty.

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I see,thats a bonus :D

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The parrot CK3000 bluetooth kit I ordered arrived a couple of days ago. As soon as I got it I took it to bits so I could mod it to work with my existing sound system in the car.

As I have none of the stock speaker cabling connected I first needed to remove the existing wiring loom connectors from the board.
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Gonna have to unsolder all these :|
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Now with them de-soldered I put heat shrink tubing on the vibe high level input connector and soldered that to the board instead.
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My poor soldering skills showing (haven't used the soldering iron for a while)
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And da-dun, it all boxed back up with the new connector soldered on.
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Once I've mounted the bluetooth kit in the boot of the car with the amps I'll take a picture of it. I next need to make an extension for the remote control cable so I can control it from the front and run a mute cable to the back of my headunit.

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Good work. 8)


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Had a new two line style front number plate made up and I've mounted it in the grill curb side.

Here is the bracket I made attached to the bumper.
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The front view of the bumper.
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And with the bumper back on the car.
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I still need to get some body filler to fill in the old number plate mounting holes and repaint the front bumper.

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nice work mate looks good


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Are you going to smooth the original bumper location when you get the filler out?

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That is the plan but I can see it going horribly wrong lol I know I have a lack of patients and will probably mess it up, long hours out in the cold garage hardly help.

Would it be ok to use the car with unpainted body filler on the bumper?

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nope, the filler will absorb moisture, and you'll get reactions when you paint it...if you give it a coat of primer you should be ok though ;)

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