Major project; do a paintjob. I finally choose a Peugeot gray color because from the factory my bird was painted sterling silver. This color is one of my favorite color for cars. It isn't just a stock metallic gray but a pearl paint. In addition, it will be easier to find this painting in the future, in case of...
Second visible thing, the rear spoiler. Some purists will say it's a shame to have put a T/A spoiler, while the specificity of Formula is to be devoid of origin (optional), but after failing to find a T/A at a reasonable price, i'm back on a few accessories that don't devalue as much for my Formula. The formula hood is not functional (the RAM AIR option wasn't available on 75 model). I opened it to make it a little less fake until i can find or make a real RAM AIR case. Last thing, the size of the front tires. When I bought it had low profile tires on the front (225/50/15) which gave him drop look, an impressive ride and handling but a limited ground clearance. So i put new tires above, the COOPER COBRA Radial GT 235/60/15. They fill the wheel wells better and are more comfortable than the old ones. The rear tires are still BFGOODRICH RADIAL T/A 295/50/15.
Handling is was a little random because front shocks are tired, so i installed KONI instead of Monroe. They do a good job but i have to reduce "the boat effect" by making them stiffer. The automatic transmission has partially passed away in January, but without dying (i lost first gear in "drive"), the time has come to rebuild it. Knowing a good friends with a lot of experience, we filed, opened, re-conditioned my tranny with a TCI kit. Things are perfect since.
No big changes. Just adding a stickers, the famous "fire chicken" on the back of the spoiler and a pair of "RAM AIR" sticker on the hood air intakes. Under the hood, i set up a K&N breather and I installed a thermal protection on the starter. The trunk has been lined with a custom-made carpets. Inside the car, i added the original screws and replace non-compliant or missing screws.
Synthesis of new parts:
- front tires
- front shocks
- tranny rebuild
- thermal protection
Total miles traveled for 2004: 5030km. (3126miles)
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