It’s the roof that kills them... Plus there would be a few thousand cars killed today so the insurers tend to write them off more readily, no way to fix them all.I feel for you. Six weeks after buying a new Xsara I got caught in heavy hail in Austria. The damage was nowhere near as bad as yours and I managed to live with the multitude of small dents but knew they were there and it never felt the same again.
With that many panels damaged will the insurers repair or write off?
Bikes on the roof scare me... I've put a towbar on mine and use a platform rack . There are two types of people who carry their bike on the roof - those that have totalled a bike driving under something low, and those that will at some point in the future total a bike driving under something lowFinally got all the parts needed to get the MTB on the roof and expand the Giuliettas adventure capacity.
Surprisingly it resemples Stelvio from the rear now!
Thats not an option for me. For a start its a pain having to take a wheel off every time (modern MTB through axles are a hex key job), but mostly its really her brand new Alfa (im fixing up another Megane for myself) and I'm not putting a dusty or muddy bike in the back, or risk bashing interior bits and marking them.I was looking into roof rack for my g but decided as I’m the only one that mountain bikes in my family it can just go in the back with the seats down!
Dunno, Fox or an aftermarket company might make one with a lever, older through axles used to have them.Can’t you turn the skewer into a QR version, haakon?
Yeah its a machine, but its also a place you spend some amount of time and i wouldn't want my lounge room getting full of mud and crap either. It's also a substantial investment, and I like to look after my things.ive got a cannondale lefty so I need to take brake off and then the wheel. But I do t feel it’s a faff at all! As for mud? Nothing a blanket doesn’t solve. I’ve never scratched any plastics and after all it’s a car, a machine that is designed to be left outside and used.
First pic looks way better Leave it alone.If you see how high my poor car sits you'll understand. I plan on dropping her soon. And cos it's 19s to complete the look I'll need the lip and skirts to complete. A kind sir on fb did me a mock photoshop of my car and the results below: View attachment 936235 and then boom:
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Our new 2018 build Alfa Red G is a different colour to the 2016 build one we just had written off - same paint code, same colour. But new one is a brighter red. The touch up pen i got a while doesn't match it, but it did the old one.And the bumper doesn’t match the wing?
What qualifies as a scorcher in the UK? This was taken in early January after a couple of weeks of 35+ degrees and was the first week of our city being locked in smoke... We had plenty of days over 40 degrees.
I think I'd have prioritised the dollars on some proper tyres - the chinese cheapies on there now must get a bit "interesting" in the wet! A set of PS4 will do way more for your enjoyment and safety than aesthetic tweaksI think doing all of it would be better tbh, but what colour is your car? Ive got a 10 plate JTDM-2 170 in red and ive had the only had a bit of work done but I want to do more to it. So far ive done:
HID kit on front
changed all other front lights it super bright bulbs
big filter (for the noise mainly)
changed inside lights and number plate light to LED
got projection flood lights
got the wheels done gloss black
had callipers done yellow
had front bumper sprayed
and put a shark fin on for the radio
But i also wanna do:
spray the grill
side skirts and back bumper changed (maybe)
carbon fibre some of the inside (not to much tho)
Lockdown has indeed been productive! This is my Megane lockdown project - transferring all the mechanics and interior from my mint Meg that was totalled by hail to a car i got for $150 with a good body but trashed interior and worn out mechanicals. Something to do to pass the timei will be doing that once i get back to work and earn some money. everything i did to the car i did myself and a mate from stuff we had lieing around, as u know we can not go out unless we have to, so i took the time to do some aesthetic tweaks that i thought the car could do with
Smoother would be nice - the 1-2 and 2-3 shifts are always a bit ****, especially when cold. Lot of money to correct something Fiat Power train Technologies should have gotten right to start with though
Fitted a towbar mechanicals, but now have to tackle the lighting electrics, using a guasar WH3S-G7 based 7 pin system. Finding it tricky though to identify the correct wires for lighting functions, can anyone point me to a schematic for a 2015 Guilliettz 2.0ltr diesel variant?