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Old 4th February 2013, 20:02   #1
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Default Ash's MK1 saxo 1.1 to VTS conversion

So here i have my mk1 P reg 1.1 saxo, i origionally bought it as a run about first car completely standard for £500 with 52,000 on the clock one owner from new.
as time has gone on i have grown very fond of it and therefore decided to keep it!




Apologies for the wheels, everybody makes bad choices sometimes lol.

So far pretty standard, bar the grill and the smoked headlights.

i bought a donor vts which was overheating for £200 which i thought was a bargain considering it was just a thermostat which cost £7 + some coolant to fix




engine coming out

Engine out and all oily (cant wait to clean it up!)

empty vts engine bay!

new rided height


This is where i am at so far, ive ordered my gaz coilovers which should be here this week and so should the reconditioned beam
cheers for reading feel free to comment and ill keep you guys updated as progress continues
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Old 4th February 2013, 20:05   #2
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flat arch vts, love it, what a sleeper lol, my furio is currently in for a vts conversion

i like this, but i have a soft spot as my 1st car was an amazon green mk1 flatty too
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Old 4th February 2013, 20:09   #3
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cheers mate, i plan on keeping it looking pretty standard on the outside bar vts wheels, i never used to like the colour but it has certainly grown on me
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Old 4th February 2013, 20:11   #4
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Looks good, what else are you taking of the vts?
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Old 4th February 2013, 20:17   #5
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Engine, gearbox, loom inside + out, ecu, brakes, arb, lower arms, arb, front struts ( converting to coilovers), rear beam components (getting reconditioned beam), fuel tank + pump and fuel return probably missed some things haha.
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This is awesome, my mate just converted my old 106 runaround to a vtr, was good fun and a good learning curve! I'm just jealous cause you've done what I wanted to do to my flat arch lol, keep us posted mate looks good
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Quick update guys, my reconditioned rear axle arrived today from IM axle specialists

Lowered 50mm, we shall see if its low enough :-)
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Beam looks so good! 50mm will be fine for a flatty imo
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Cheers, yea I think it will to, I want it to sit nice but also be at the right height for good handling
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My saxo's on 60mm springs but as its an 8v its probably 5o odd, with the back to match, no arch gap though and handles like a go kart lol
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Yea Ill see how it goes, if its to high then ill just lower it more, as it should be easy to adjust as its been refurbed :-)
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Default Update, coilovers have arrived :)

So i got home from work today to find a parcel has been delivered

Was so pleased that it had finally come
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Love those shocks! How many pennys did that set you back?
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Old 11th February 2013, 19:31   #15
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Cheers mate, it was £450 for the whole kit
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Fairplay bud im looking at getting a set for my car, didnt realise they looked that sweet
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Old 11th February 2013, 19:59   #17
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Yea, I got them from Corby Motorsport which was the cheapest place I could find, it toolk around 3 weeks for delivery tho.... But it's worth it, can't wait to get them fitted!!
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Sleeper, gotta love it!
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Old 11th February 2013, 20:37   #19
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Cheers man!
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Going to be keeping a very close eye on this thread as I am intending to get a VTS engine and stick it into my VTR
I'm sure there is a thread on here about which parts are best to transfer across, but you are using a 1.1 shell, so I'm guessing you're taking all the body kit too?

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