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First attempt at doing up a car.. did I go too far?

Bought and fitted some decent 17" alloys, Alfa OEM of course, bought some Ti badges off ebay (genuine) and an exhaust end trim... Did I go too far with the twin exhausts...I think they stick out too much?

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Re: First attempt at doing up a car.. did I go too far?

Wheels look nice.

The badges are from the wrong car and the exhaust is awful.
If you're going to put an exhaust tip on, then at least make sure it finishes where the original finishes - you might need to get a hacksaw out and cut back the existing tailpipe.
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Re: First attempt at doing up a car.. did I go too far?

Thought so.

That darn Alfa standard exhaust is quite simply awful, and the good stuff doesnt fit around the pipe as its too fat
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Re: First attempt at doing up a car.. did I go too far?

The badges are from the 159, I just liked the design better than the 147 specific one. Most people won't know, and it was only put on the add some colour to the rear end.
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Re: First attempt at doing up a car.. did I go too far?

Personally i would have gone for a tailpipe that does not stick out too far and proberbly an oval on a TS as it fits the cutout better. what really matters though is if you are happy with it and if you are, dont worry
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Re: First attempt at doing up a car.. did I go too far?

Tail pipe is coming off. Cutting the original will make no difference. What the hell does a monster like that fit on??

I agree with the oval thing, that was my 1st choice, there was a nice one that sat flush with the bumper and perfectly filled in the cut out but the alfa pipe was too fat
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Re: First attempt at doing up a car.. did I go too far?

You can always weld it. It will not cost a lot.
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Good choice of wheels, tailpipes = (sorry)
 
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Re: First attempt at doing up a car.. did I go too far?

Wheels nice, badge ok, exhaust not. Needs to be way shorter as above comments.
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Re: First attempt at doing up a car.. did I go too far?

Wheels are great, but tailpipes...

If I were you I'd look for a decent oval tailpipe... It fits the 147 perfectly.
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I like the exhaust... it looks enthusiastic!

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Re: First attempt at doing up a car.. did I go too far?

Hard to be certain from that pic but probably sticks out too much. MPH fitted a nice Ragazzon to his with oval tail pipes, try one of those maybe? Wheels look good.
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Re: First attempt at doing up a car.. did I go too far?

I have to say the exhaust looks bad.

The car isn't a ti, so shouldn't have a ti badge.

Wheels are lovely though.
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Re: First attempt at doing up a car.. did I go too far?

I know, I know. I just love the design of that Ti badge

That double exhaust tips have come off and an oval has been installed...
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Re: First attempt at doing up a car.. did I go too far?

I no how u feel boy, iv put a dodge style vinyl stripe down my 156 n now am wonderind if i look like a t**t. same oppinion as above again, smart wheels, could do with sortin the blow pipe out mind
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Re: First attempt at doing up a car.. did I go too far?

pic please. that stripe sounds ambitious!
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Re: First attempt at doing up a car.. did I go too far?

it turned ot nawt like a viper but if click where is says members car, 'Tuned 156 2.0 TS' its there, u can see it bigger then, will get sum beta pics sum time.

i dont no how 2 put one in a post lol
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