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Hi everyone

Just thought I'd put a thread up to show the changes to my iQ as they happen

Delivered on 27/8/10 as a standard 2010 white iQ3

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Stage 1 wrapping on 28/8/10 - bumper corners, wing mirrors, bonnet and roof

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Stage 2 wrapping TBC - rear diffuser, rear spoiler, front lip, front bumper vanes

Lowering springs TBC

Black wheels TBC

cheers

Raj

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Hi Raj

I'm looking forward to watching the progress of your IQ project. Keep up the good work and thanks for posting! :thumbsup:

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Nice :)Are you going to do any interior changes? Did you get the new improved interior,if so what is the interior colour?

Regards

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Where did you get the panels wrapped or was it just a generic vinyl company ??

Got something in mind but need to confirm price / possibilities ;-)

Si

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Great :) im watching this thread with intrest can't wait to see when you've finished the project!

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I got the wrap done by Si @ SJS Design in Essex ... was worth the 2 hour drive each way

PM me if you need his contact details

I used him previously to do my Evo's stripes :

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As for what I've got in store for the iQ :

4/9/10 - carbon roof spoiler, carbon rear skirt, carbon front lip, carbon front "vanes"

TBC - black wheels, lowering, interior (carbon leather and alcantara) and if I can find a cost effective solution, replacing the headunit & adding a sub (the ~£450 for official double din fitting parts (not including the double DIN HU) is, in my eyes, extortionate :( )

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Scangauge fitted :

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iQ3 wheels blackened :

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Springs, rear mudflaps, leather interior and stage 2 carbon wrapping still to be done ... but getting there ... slowly but surely ... LOL

will have to go about getting the wheels powder coated black I think at some point too

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Love the Black Wheels! I had black wheels on one of my mini's great

What other parts are you carbon wrapping?

Get that drill out and fit the rear mud flaps lol

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Love the Black Wheels! I had black wheels on one of my mini's great

What other parts are you carbon wrapping?

Get that drill out and fit the rear mud flaps lol

carbon front lip and intake vanes, carbon rear diffuser and carbon rear spoiler

the wheels looks bigger in black !

planed any tinted windows ?

nah, no plans for tints ... tints would have to be all around and in the UK u can't have dark tint on the windscreen or the front side windows

What is the purpose of carbon wrapping beside the look?

just cosmetic

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Great stuff! Love what you are doing!!

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and here is phase 2 :

de-vaned and lip on the front

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tailgate, rear window strakes and top of tailgate wrapped

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just the mirrors (again), rear spoiler and diffuser to go ... and then it's lowering springs and leather interior

:)

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Whats wrong with the previous carbon wrap on your side mirrors?

Your IQ really stand out from the others!

Let me know how much ppl charge you to install those spring

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Hey I have just got a price quote from a local workshop and that guy is charging me ~71pounds to fit the spring in + wheel alignment.

Hope this information help :)

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hi raj really like the look of how your iq is coming on i read in a earlyer thread you had some 1.0l springs from toyota that you was going to sell could you let me know how much you would like for them as im intrested in them my email addy is burgerboy36@hotmail.com

cheers keep up the good work

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hi raj really like the look of how your iq is coming on i read in a earlyer thread you had some 1.0l springs from toyota that you was going to sell could you let me know how much you would like for them as im intrested in them my email addy is burgerboy36@hotmail.com

cheers keep up the good work

Sold, they are in my garage already :)

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sorry but the springs are sold ... Barry has them now

as for fitting I'm going to fit the diesel ones to my 1.33 Petrol next weekend I'm free

I have spring compressors and all the tools I need at home ... just gonna get a friend to help

the wrap on the mirrors failed so they'll get done under warranty ... same for one of the corner spats .... I can't praise Simon @ SJS Design in Essex highly enough for the wrapping ... his customer service is 100% and so is his attention to detail and pride in his work

:)

just PM me if you want any contact info (those people in the UK that is)

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sorry but the springs are sold ... Barry has them now

as for fitting I'm going to fit the diesel ones to my 1.33 Petrol next weekend I'm free

I have spring compressors and all the tools I need at home ... just gonna get a friend to help

the wrap on the mirrors failed so they'll get done under warranty ... same for one of the corner spats .... I can't praise Simon @ SJS Design in Essex highly enough for the wrapping ... his customer service is 100% and so is his attention to detail and pride in his work

:)

just PM me if you want any contact info (those people in the UK that is)

Wow... u got spring compressor at home.. thats pro.

I can probably do the rear spring installation myself but the front spring seems complicated. I just worry the workshop will charge me extra after they realise the job is not that straight forward.

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