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They were all massively flat to varying degrees... Made for an interesting floaty drive to the garage air line :lol:

I bet that was fun! So glad I have a 12v air pump at home! 

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They were all massively flat to varying degrees... Made for an interesting floaty drive to the garage air line :lol:

Not got a foot pump at home?!

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Got a couple of compressors, but it was quite early on Saturday and o didn't want to pee off the new neighbours coz it makes a right old clatter!

Plus it takes ages when they're nearly flat and the garage is quite close :)

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I just annoy the neighbours :lol:

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Compressors!

I'll stick with my £7 foot pump!

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So finally got around to fixing the bumper and headlight yesterday

And a couple of pics while I was on and the sub was shining

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Well, time to revive this thread from the dead to say that it's the end of the road for the Broon family tourer. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And hello to the new Broon family tourer :D

 

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Finally @fun_sized_ka saw the k24 light ;)

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Wow! What an upgrade sir! Bet she shitfts!!

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And its got the bodykit! Sweet!

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Pleasantly surprised with it so far.. Haven't had a proper bit fun as the roads were pretty busy on the way home, but it's a massive difference to the old k20 executive.

The ride is much better as well... Much firmer and more planted. 

Only downside so far is the sound system isn't a patch on the old one with the sub in the boot, but that's easily solved. 

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I might have a nice double din dvd pioneer for sale if you're looking to upgrade mate? Was the one I had in the typeR, got the optional sat nav unit too. Still debating whether to do the double din conversion on DD so if I don't and you fancy it gimme a shout. Cracking sound from it and it's DAB/USB/MP3/Bluetooth etc.

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Hmm... Might be interested.. Was looking into double din last night... There's two options - one where you lose the storage in the dash and keep the old radio in for the climate controls, or one with replacement controls and display where the double din replaces the radio, but that costs £200 just for the fascia kit and controls! 

Looks like the best option though. 

 

Gonna go down the speaker upgrade option first though, coz we've got a kit from the old one that adds Bluetooth, Iphone connection and USB using the multi changer connection so you can still use the wheel controls. 

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4 hours ago, UnicyclingTom said:

Congratulations on getting the same car again!  

Yep.. But this one doesn't have rusty arches, and it's got a bigger engine :D

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Some pics from install of Bluetooth / ipod connection today. 

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Whip out ashtray 

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Unscrew 2 screws that are exposed 

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Pop gear stick gator out

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Take out ashtray, then next 2 screws holding storage box in 

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Pull storage box out (easier on the type s than the unit with a little shelf and storage box on the exec. 

Chop a wee hole in the back with tool of choice (drummer for me) to fit ipod, USB extension cable and mini jack aux cable, then glue back in place with hot glue gun. 

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Fit control for phone functions in coin tray. 

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Stash device in space behind storage box and tidy excess cable, and reassemble dash. 

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Fit mic with cable behind door seal, and connect to controller in coin tray. 

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Job done. :)

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18 hours ago, dr_broon said:

Yep.. But this one doesn't have rusty arches, and it's got a bigger engine :D

 

i guess its like having a new woman with a tidier clunge and a larger rack.

 

B)

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So, today I installed a remapped ecu, courtesy of littlebo and ukcl9 off type accord. 

Have to say that it was worth every penny, as it's totally transformed the car. 

Red line used to be just over 7k, with vtec only kicking in at 6k... Pretty pointless really.  Also, it had terrible throttle lag because of the drive by wire system thinking it knew better than your right foot. 

 

Now vtec comes in nice and smooth from 4.5k, red lines a bit higher, 1:1 ratio on the throttle, and more usable power (and k24 torque) throughout the revs. 

 

Really pleased that I've went for it, and Mrs B loves it too...  She's buzzing off blowing away a boy racer today without dropping down to 2nd out of a roundabout. 

 

Nearly as fast as the deck :D

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