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shinjuku

Original Poster:

178 posts

7 months

Tuesday 18th July 2017
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Thank you all for your comments, and compliments.

I do plan on making the car "my own", and agree with @V8VPete really—the car is for me and me only. I'm not going to be modifying the car beyond what many would find acceptable; OEM parts for 99% I imagine, but I'm not saving the car for its next owner—this isn't a Patek Philippe watch, nor a car I've bought with a big balloon bubble payment and am flipping in 2 years smile

Enjoying my Aston journey so far, and also this fantastic forum.

shinjuku

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178 posts

7 months

Monday 7th August 2017
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So, it's 200-cell cats and a remap for me tomorrow. Can't wait!

I'm debating the N420 rear diffuser, carbon mirror caps, a front splitter.. .then which sills? The GT4 sills @telum has are rather nice.

Does anyone have any recommendations for wheels with a tungsten car? One option is lowering and spacing my current wheels via DAE.

Finally, does anyone have a set of red lights that that'd sell to me for a nominal sum whilst I sort out my clear rear lights? I will be expanding on my write up with a drying procedure etc but I know this has been done to death.

Video of exhaust mods to follow later in the week.

shinjuku

Original Poster:

178 posts

7 months

Monday 14th August 2017
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OK, so the Bamford Rose exhaust is great. Brought my 4.3L car to life. Mike and Adrian also went over the car with a fine toothcomb, and reattached a handbrake spring at the rear, which has removed the final [major] squeaking noise. Car feels really planted now—looking forward to new tyres and geo setup in the near future.

Bought another set of clear rears—it's subjective I know but I do think they suit Tungsten cars (and others) very well. I do like red mind you.

Still undecided about spacers and bodywork mods. I do like the V12 sills... but then should I do splitter, diffuser, and bonnet? Sometimes I like the no-sills look, other times I like the V12 lines.

I also made myself a mount for the gopro at the front, so in addition to the rear quarter I now have a nice view down the road ahead.



Video

shinjuku

Original Poster:

178 posts

7 months

Monday 14th August 2017
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For those interested, I'm going to post (probably quite a lot!) on my Tumblr blog.

Dal65

67 posts

8 months

Wednesday 23rd August 2017
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Hi all , got my 2011 Vantage V8 S about six weeks ago ,so have been reading all about what mods people have done , so here's what I've done & booked in to be done , front & rear camera s ,iPhone linked to sat nav screen, black grill , side indicators black & dechromed & booked in at bamfordrose for full exhaust,active suspension, twin plate clutch, . So ithink I will be keeping this car when it's all done
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MegaCat

147 posts

66 months

Wednesday 23rd August 2017
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OP your car looks fantastic as it is. Why not enjoy it as is for a couple of years and then see if anything is really needed?

V8V Pete

1,483 posts

52 months

Wednesday 23rd August 2017
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Dal65 said:
Hi all , got my 2011 Vantage V8 S about six weeks ago ,so have been reading all about what mods people have done , so here's what I've done & booked in to be done , front & rear camera s ,iPhone linked to sat nav screen, black grill , side indicators black & dechromed & booked in at bamfordrose for full exhaust,active suspension, twin plate clutch, . So ithink I will be keeping this car when it's all done
I think you'll enjoy that when it's all done Dal65. Please let us know how the active suspension is compared to standard V8S setup - I know what all the other stuff is like biggrin

shinjuku

Original Poster:

178 posts

7 months

Wednesday 23rd August 2017
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MegaCat said:
OP your car looks fantastic as it is. Why not enjoy it as is for a couple of years and then see if anything is really needed?
Thanks MegaCat. You're probably right there. Dechrome has its appeal as does the N420 rear diffuser... but you're probably right!!


MegaCat

147 posts

66 months

Thursday 24th August 2017
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I may have always wanted a V8 Vantage! One of the most gorgeous cars ever...

shinjuku

Original Poster:

178 posts

7 months

Thursday 24th August 2017
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Shot of the steering wheel



Regarding mods... I am still split. On the one hand, keep it as it is and it costs me nothing. Flip side - dechrome and AMR grille, V12 sills and N420 diffuser... and some new wheels.

Being as I am split I will sit on it for a bit and see how things go.

northernmedia

1,573 posts

64 months

Thursday 24th August 2017
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Watching with interest Martin wink

shinjuku

Original Poster:

178 posts

7 months

Friday 25th August 2017
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northernmedia said:
Watching with interest Martin wink
Thanks mate! And thanks for putting up with all my questions biggrin

Small DIY job this week after work one night; black bonnet vents.

Before:



After:





Completely different light, mind you, but I think it's a nice mod.

rancidswan

60 posts

16 months

Friday 25th August 2017
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Might be a silly question, but how did you do the black grill mods, was it as simple as unbolt and spray with black (satin) paint?

shinjuku

Original Poster:

178 posts

7 months

Friday 25th August 2017
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rancidswan said:
Might be a silly question, but how did you do the black grill mods, was it as simple as unbolt and spray with black (satin) paint?
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LordBretSinclair

3,591 posts

103 months

Friday 25th August 2017
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rancidswan said:
Might be a silly question, but how did you do the black grill mods, was it as simple as unbolt and spray with black (satin) paint?
Yes, dead easy mod.



shinjuku

Original Poster:

178 posts

7 months

Saturday 2nd September 2017
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Next up, probably a few more bits on black accents, such as window surrounds, grille, wing mirrors, and tailpipes.

As she stands:

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shinjuku

Original Poster:

178 posts

7 months

Friday 22nd December 2017
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Winter health check takes us into Christmas smile


ChilliWhizz

8,083 posts

87 months

Saturday 23rd December 2017
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Location looks familiar smile

shinjuku

Original Poster:

178 posts

7 months

Saturday 23rd December 2017
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ChilliWhizz said:
Location looks familiar smile
Indeed! smile

New front grille too...


shinjuku

Original Poster:

178 posts

7 months

Thursday 1st February
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I have a new job in Switzerland... so I am tentatively putting the car up for sale... idea

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