Tag: 2017

VW Golf MK3 GTI Mesh Grille

Bought a new grille (without the VW logo), but I didn’t want the one with the double louvres, as that has been tried and tested. I noticed this one from JOM and ordered it. Got a message back from a Dutch webshop that they aren’t able to deliver anymore. Searched and found it on German Ebay, for less than price that the Dutch webshop advertised it for, so happy days 🙂

Partnr: 1H6853653MOE

VW Golf MK3 Mesh Grille

VW Golf MK3 Mesh Grille

VW Golf MK3 Mesh Grille

Golf MK3 GTI Mesh Grille

Golf MK3 GTI Stance

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Camera: Nikon D300 / Nikkor 17-55mm




Toyota Aygo new 14 inch wheels

Bought myself a “new” 14 inch set (thanks Marktplaats.nl 🙂 ) and fitted them off course. I weighed the wheels to see the difference, funny to see how there is quite a difference between de Uniroyal RainExpert 2 & Barum Brilliantis tyres.

The 14inch steel wheel + Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons tyres weighed less than expected.

Goodies!

14 inch wheel + Uniroyal RainExpert 2 tyre

Weight 14 inch wheel + Uniroyal Rainexpert 2

14 inch wheel + Barum Brilliantis 2 tyre

Weight 14inch wheel + Barum Brilliantis 2

14 inch steel wheel + Goodyear Vector 4 tyre

Weight 14inch Steel wheel + Goodyear Vector 4 Allseason

Result!

New wheels fitted

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Camera: Canon Powershot S110




Toyota Aygo Eco badge

As many of you might now, I make a sport out of driving as economical as possible (without being too extreme). As I was searching on Aliexpress, I found this fun badge, which expresses my driving style perfectly. I was able to plug the holes with some plastic grommets.
Toyota Aygo Eco Badge decal

Toyota Aygo Eco Badge decal




Nelson & Ollie portraits 28-02-2017

Shot some candid portraits from our 2 beloved dachshunds, Nelson & Ollie. Shot with Nikon D300 & Nikkor 17-55mm /f2.8 in all natural light. Also the first time I used the Google Nik Collection, which is awesome. Get it yourself here: https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

 

Ollie portrait 28-02-2017

Ollie portrait 28-02-2017

Ollie portrait 28-02-2017

Nelson portrait 28-02-2017

Nelson portrait 28-02-2017




Toyota Aygo Inoxcar Stainless Steel Exhaust backbox

Bought a Inoxcar Stainless backbox today, in very good condition & sounds the part. Gives the Aygo a good presence without being too loud.

Looks very good, needed some longer exhaust mount rubbers which I had lying around. Else the exhaust would hit the rear bumper (or need for a small cutout)

Info:
Camera: Nikon D5100 / Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8

Toyota Aygo Inoxcar Stainless backbox

Toyota Aygo Inoxcar Stainless backbox

Toyota Aygo Inoxcar Stainless backbox

Toyota Aygo Inoxcar Stainless backbox

Toyota Aygo Inoxcar Stainless backbox

And the end result!

Toyota Aygo Inoxcar Stainless backbox




VW Lupo 1.4 old sparkplugs replaced

Driving 140km a couple times per week stresses the car more than you would think. Keeping it in tip top shape is important, even more so with an older car like our VW Lupo which was born in 1999 (1.4 16v, engine code AHW). Less than a year when the last service was done, I checked the spark plugs (as it was starting a bit rough). Look at the picture to understand why…

Please note that I needed to wait before the NGK Iridium sparkplugs (type: BKR6EIX-11 3764) were delivered, So I bent the old one, so that the gap was made smaller.

 VW Lupo New NGK Iridum vs Old




Sound Proofing the Aygo

The Aygo has pretty flimsy doors, which don’t help much with the sound quality of your sound system & background noise when you are driving your car. I bought some sound proofing on eBay & added it on the front + rear doors & spare tire well.

Sound quality has been improved greatly & road noise has been reduced. All in all a must have mod for your Toyota Aygo / Peugeot 107 or Citroen C1.

Sound Insulation

Sound Insulation

Toyota Aygo Sound Insulation in door




A new Woodstove!

We’re very proud to the latest addition to our home, which is now transformed into a cosy home. A woodburner was the missing link in the living room. Filled up the Aygo with wood, so we could finally test it.

 Wood in Toyota Aygo

First fire in the Wood Burning Stove




Our Ultimate Christmas picture

We bought a woodstove not to long ago and during Christmas I shot the ultimate picture (helped by the Android app Prisma).

 Christmas 2016 with Nelson & Ollie