Tag: zwart

Volvo S80 2.4T Black Flyeyes Wrapping

I had some Flyeyes wrap hanging around and decided to test it on the running light and the indicator side lights.

I forgot that I had some black wrap lying around and started off with anthracite wrap, which I re-did in the end. Very happy with the results, and it customizes the car a little bit more, which is exactly what I want 🙂

Volvo S80 2.4T Black Flyeyes Wrapping

Volvo S80 2.4T Black Flyeyes Wrapping

Volvo S80 2.4T Black Flyeyes Wrapping

Volvo S80 2.4T Black Flyeyes Wrapping


Volvo S80 2.4T CAI Intake Modification

Decided to mod the intake flap to a more direct version, which should aid in forcing air into the airbox. Performance could be better, although right now I dont have the means to measure this.

Volvo S80 2.4T Default Air Intake

Volvo S80 2.4T Air Intake Mod




Volvo S80 2.4T Trunk Spoiler

Upgraded the rear with a trunk spoiler (stick-on type) and it looks quite OEM, which I am very pleased with. Doubt it will give me any extra noticeable downforce, but it looks the parts 🙂

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Volvo S80 2.4T, time for a change…

The Golf MK3 GTI showed some big signs of rust, which jeopardized my APK (MOT) status for this year. Simply put, I had 2 choices,

  • Invest quite some money in the Golf MK3 GTI for solving the rust issues and keep driving
  • Swap/sell it straightaway and drive something else

Wishlist

I have chosen for the latter as the title already suggests. But what is a proper replacement for the Golf MK3 GTI which also falls into budget? Needles to say, I needed a wishlist to get to some conclusion…I ended up with this:

  1. More than 4 cilinders
  2. More power than the GTI
  3. No VAG car
  4. More luxury than the GTI
  5. Bigger than the GTI
  6. Optional: automatic gearbox

Result

I ended up with a Volvo S80 from 2001 with a 5 cilinder (2.4 liters) turbocharged engine. It ticks all the boxes, except for my optional item (#6), as it has stick shift. It isn’t bad, but a automatic gearbox would complement the car even more. Let the pictures speak for itself!

Volvo S80 2.4T on driveway

Volvo S80 2.4T side view

Volvo S80 2.4T rear view

Volvo S80 2.4T cockpit side view

Volvo S80 2.4T roof window

Volvo S80 2.4T backseat view

Volvo S80 2.4T cockpit view

Volvo S80 2.4T Engine bay




Vw Golf MK3 GTI, Repaint All The Trim

As the car is quite old, the plastic trim of the car has been exposed to the influence of the sun for countless of times, which greys out the once black plastic trim. I decided to repaint it all, as the grey trim is just plain ugly. The most work was to mask of the rest of the car, the rest was easy 🙂

Work in progress
VW Golf MK3 GTI / Painting the trim matte black again

Ugly greyed out trim…

VW Golf MK3 / Old Grey Trim

VW Golf MK3 / Old Grey Trim




VW Lupo Luxury Heater knobs / dials

Added some luxury to the Volkswagen Lupo with some new up-to-date heater knobs / dials. They look a lot better than the stock controls and they also feel better when adjusting the controls. Small DIY modification which only cost about 5 dollars on Aliexpress.

VW Lupo Stock heater knobs

And the new parts.
VW Lupo Luxury heater knobs
VW Lupo Luxury heater knobs
VW Lupo Luxury heater knobs

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Camera: Sony Xperia Z3




Toyota Aygo Moustache

Added a little personal flair to the Aygo in the form of a white/silvery moustache. Also did this little mod on the Seat Leon.

Toyota Aygo Moustache




Toyota Aygo new EBC Ultimax brakes

Ik vond het tijd om de Toyota Aygo te voorzien van een upgrade remmenset, waarbij er OEM remschijven zijn gebruikt in combinatie met EBC Ultimax / Ultimax2 Black remblokken. De remmen zijn inmiddels ingeremd en doen het voorbeeldig. De remblokken kosten slechts een fractie meer dan normale OEM blokken, maar geven een stukje meer remkracht en vertrouwen.

Tegelijkertijd ook de remklauwen stealth matzwart gespoten, staat altijd netter dan roestig bruin.
EBC Ultimax vs Unknown

EBC Ultimax vs Unknown

Unknown vs All Braking Systems disc

New Brake Disc in place

Painting the Caliper

Info:

Camera: Sony Xperia Z3




Toyota Aygo Speaker Upgrade

Als kerstcadeautje had ik mezelf nog getrakteerd op een nieuwe speakersetje voor in de Aygo. De voorste 10cm speakers bij het raam zijn vervangen met een mooie coaxiale MTX RTC40 set. 50Watt RMS vermogen en 200 Watt piekvermogen zou meer dan zat moeten zijn voor mn beginners setup. Het geluid is zoveel verbeterd dat de 16cm speakers in de deur lekker blijven zitten voor nu.

Al met al een mooie upgrade voor +- 40 euro! URL: MTX RTC40 @ Pimtensen.nl
Stock speaker

Uprated MTX speaker




Toyota Aygo Paint It Black!

Omdat de Aygo zo mooi zwart is en de chromen delen er zo “uitspringen” ben ik van plan om zoveel mogelijk zwart te maken. “Murdered out” zoals ze het in Amerika noemen, ben dan ook al begonnen met de logo’s voor en achter, de badges op de achterkant en de sleutelgaten in beide voordeuren. Zie hier het resultaat 🙂

Logo’s plastidippen

Work in progress

Work in progress

Sleutelgaten spuiten

Work in progress

En het eindresultaat mag er wezen.

Black Toyota logo

Black keyhole

Black Toyota logo

Black Toyota badge