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Here's my Black Eye Purple 2004 R53, bought in May 2017 with just a 15% and MSD ignition, to this:

Mod list (Bold = done)

Chassis/Suspension:

SuperPro front wishbone bushes
SuperPro lower engine mount bushes
SuperPro front ARB bushes
SuperPro steering rack mount
SuperPro gearbox mount bushes
Poly engine mount by Mike
AP coilovers
Silver Project top mounts
R56 front brakes
R56 rear subframe, trailing arms
R56 rear brakes
Direnza upper and lower rear control arms
Adjustable rear drop links
Whitine rear ARB
Compomotive TH 1580 15x8 et25 - Uniroyal RS3 205/50
949 Racing 6UL 15x8 et36 with 5mm spacers - Federal 595 RS-R 205/50
Stud conversion - Muteki spline drive nuts
Cabrio braces in yellow


Engine/Drivetrain:

Rebuilt engine with CP forged pistons +0.5mm
ARP rod bolts
ARP head studs
King main and big end bearings
15% Kavs Pulley
RKDE PTFE intake gasket set
Clutchmasters FX400 flywheel
Helix sprung clutch with OEM cover
OEM LSD
OEM A/C delete
Alloy expansion tank
Pro Hoses yellow silicone coolant hoses
Pro Hoses yellow silicone intake pipe
Pro Hoses yellow silicone intercooler boots
M7 intake
OBX manifold with OEM cat
Hobotec eBay intercooler
Scorpion R56 style exhaust, non res
Remap with 550cc injectors
Catcam 469

Exterior:

CC'd side vents with yellow 'S'
R50 fuel cap

Joey mod Pre-fl clear indicator rear lights
Joey mod front lights with RKDE LEDs

Alta stubby aerial
Aero grille
Atomspeed scoop
Wiper delete
Aero spoiler
Pre-FL scuttle vents
R53 aero skirts
R56 flat floor panels
R56 Challenge diffuser

Vented wings
RKDE R56 front bumper
GP rear inserts

Interior:

Cobra Suzuka Technology, Carbon/Kevlar, leather/alcantara
OEM Anthracite dash, doorcards
Coolerworx shifter
Kolour Koncept yellow belts
RTM dial faces
GP2 seat delete
Relocated battery
Black headlining and pillars
ProSport 52mm oil pressure and boost gauges


 

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Thanks, white is staying for now, I quite like the change from a black roof.

Got a nice buy on Facebook, JCW aero spoiler in white. Will be fitted when the front end is fixed.

I've got a lot of painting to do, front and rear lights, door handles and petrol cap will be coming off and CC'd. Also have 2 sets of wheels to paint and 2 strut braces, still undecided on a colour scheme though.
 

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Really nice color, I've never seen one in real life, Sadly.

Did you remove the OEM diverter one the intercooler ?
 

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Thanks everyone.

Really nice color, I've never seen one in real life, Sadly.

Did you remove the OEM diverter one the intercooler ?
They certainly are rare in this colour. I didn't remove the diverter, didn't come with one. I don't plan to keep the stock cooler though.

Coolant hoses and matching intake pipe ordered, Pro Hoses in yellow. Hope the colour looks good when fitted. Also got a Superpro lower engine mount bush and insert coming. Still looking for a radiator, would a nice alloy rad be worth it over OEM?
 

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Plenty of parts ordered, new alloy radiator, coolant hoses and intake pipe in yellow. Superpro front wishbone, front ARB and steering rack bushes, and Superpro lower engine mount kit.

Hope to get them all fitted in the next couple of weeks.
 

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Made some more progress this week, subframe off, then the sump and supercharger.







It's getting a new sump gasket, crank sensor O-ring and supercharger oil change. Also the KAVS pulley fitted looks like its not on far enough compared to the other pulleys.

Got a great buy on Facebook, Aero spoiler in white:



I had an argument with a deer in the R50, I don't want to be fixing 2 cars.



 

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SO this happened, OBX mani with cat and decat, can't wait to fit it :thumbup: Thanks Astroboy:



Hoses from Pro Hoses, decided on yellow in the end:



And the supercharger is having an oil change:



Hopefully it'll be up and running again next week.
 

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I've been doing some painting as the weather is terrible. CC'd the petrol cap and started the side vents, which will also be purple. I think I'll do the S yellow to match the hoses:





OMP and rear brace will come off the R50 to be painted too.
 

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Made some more progress this evening, charger back on with new oil. New coolant hoses on, old manifold off. The subframe is now ready to go back on. Gaskets and O-rings are sorted.

Turns out the old manifold isn't stock, there's no cat. It looks very similar to the stock mani and there was no engine light on. Although that may be down to a dodgy lambda sensor.

I've wrapped the OBX with volcano heat wrap, to hopefully keep temps down.
 
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