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Thread: New Member from Rugeley-Staffs

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    New Member from Rugeley-Staffs

    Hi Guys,

    Newbie here from Staffs. I cheekily attend your recent meet up at Shire Horse pub. I was the quiet one with the Fabia VRS.

    A bit about me.

    Names Nath, 25, and I live in Rugeley (used to be Birmingham) work in Derby. Been driving for 5 years now and within those 5 years I've had the following cars:

    Rover Metro - Whilst learning to drive.
    Vauxhall Corsa - Wrote off 6 months after passing my test.
    VW Polo 6n2 - Had it for a few years then things started going wrong, i.e gearbox blew up twice, so got rid
    Peugeot 107 - Bought for cheap motoring, only had it for just over a year.
    Skoda Fabia VRS - Got bored with the above as it was too slow, go went out and bought this.

    Low down on the car.
    Bought in January, as I was getting bored of the Peugeot 107, that had it's advantages of £20 road tax 1.0L engine but it was too slow. I did have in mind to do an engine swap for a 1.6 vts as it's a snug fit. . But by the time I thought about costs, i.e actually getting it done/telling the DVLA/Insurance I might as well just get a quicker car. So I had a nosey around, but the Skoda just took my fancy. Took it for a test drive and fell in love. How can you not with a 7 speed auto box. So made arrangemtns part ex'd my 107 in for it and in the end paid £9k.

    Skoda Fabia VRS
    1.4 TSI (180bhp - as standard)
    7speed DSG
    17" Gigaro Alloy Wheels
    Corrida Red.

    Extras that came with the car:

    Reverse Sensors
    Cruise Control
    iPod Connectivity.
    Originally came with chrome grill and clear headlights but I managed to swindle the black grill and black headlights to match everything else.

    Plans (Once warrenty is up):

    > lowering it 30mm all round
    > re-mapped stage 1 - 215bhp.
    > Blow off adapter (louder dump valve)
    > Possibly think about lightly tinting the rear lights just to break the red up a bit.


    Hope you like, and questions go ahead and ask.

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    Re: New Member from Rugeley-Staffs

    Welcome along the skoda was very nice indeed...

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    2nd Gear swordstoke's Avatar
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    Re: New Member from Rugeley-Staffs

    Good to see another VRS owner!

    Motor looks well!

    Remap to 215 will make it stealth like !

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    Re: New Member from Rugeley-Staffs

    Thanks Jon. Which was your motor? Was a good meet!

    Hey swordstoke, fancy seeing you here haha. I love your Octy. My mate (who parked in the middle of us) was commenting on how Skoda have got the words "OCTAVIA" in the headlights and said I should do that haha.

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    Re: New Member from Rugeley-Staffs

    Howdy, loving the little VRs. Was totally unaware they were packing the same firepower as the Polo GTi! Great looking motor matey
    The worst thing about chocolate body paint is the bellybutton lindt.

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    Re: New Member from Rugeley-Staffs

    Thanks sparks3. .

    Yeah amazing what you can actually do to a 1.4 haha. But that 215 remap wont be the last it'll get more and more.

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    Re: New Member from Rugeley-Staffs

    Welcome along. Fabia looks mint
    V6 4Motion

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    Re: New Member from Rugeley-Staffs

    Thank you.

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    Chatter Box tatt's Avatar
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    Re: New Member from Rugeley-Staffs

    welcome mate

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    Re: New Member from Rugeley-Staffs

    welcome mate happy posting

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