Returning member CW UK DC2!


chrismc_DC2

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Thought I'd post up to say hello again.

Used to float about ~8years back when I had my first Milano DC2.

I sold it after my missus fell pregnant & ended up in an ATR. Lovely car- however I always yearned for another Teg

Through a random contact I was put in contact with the guy I bought my MR car from & it turned out he now had a CW UKDM for sale!

Deal quickly done & im a DC2 owner once again.

2000 V Reg
CW UKDM DC2
Mechanically standard
51k miles.
Very clean- rust free!
Phillips ultra vision 'white' bulbs

Since buying I have rebuilt one of the passenger bolsters, fitted a spoon shift linkage with ES bushes & swapped on some JDM flat side repeaters.

Pics tell a thousand words:













No big plans- top notch DC2's are so hard to find now.

May go for a JDM manifold & system & Hondata ECU to make sure it's at peak form. Other than that it will need a wheel refurb & im after a mint drivers seat- I'm somewhat fussy though!

AD08's, wheel alignment & maybe some RTA bushes next...

Always somewhere to spend money on it....

Chris
 


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Welcome, that is a seriously clean ukdm dc2. Should be in a museum it's that nice.
 


chrismc_DC2

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Welcome, that is a seriously clean ukdm dc2. Should be in a museum it's that nice.
Thanks- it's certainly fresh!

Gets regular 'proper' use- I don't believe in hiding cars away to look at.
 




chrismc_DC2

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Cheers gents- have had a nosey over on ITR-DC2 but the forum seems like a ghost town tbh

Not many old hands about nowadays..
 



EK9 Matt

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That's super tidy mate! I haven't been on ITR DC2 forum for years, used to be the place to be at one point!
 


qasim

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That's is very clean, definitely hard to come by. Great example!
 


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Wow that's nice, it reminds me of when I had my dc2 about 12 years ago...

You just don't see uk dc2's that clean anymore
 


chrismc_DC2

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Cheers

I'm certainly mindful that keeping it stock will only see its value increase

Any subtle tweaks will be under the skin:))
 



chrismc_DC2

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Have ordered some spares for my drivers seat- most s/h seats I've seen were worse than mine & bl**dy expensive to boot.

New outer bolster cover, backrest foam & a base cushion foam ordered from Capital

Hoping it will be as good as new once done.

Slightly nervous as to how good a match the bolster cover will be but have everything crossed!
 


chrismc_DC2

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OK- so rebuilt my drivers Recaro last night

The outer backrest bolster was starting to crease as was the seat base centre cover





Replaced the backrest & seat base foams with Capital seating spares using this guide:

http://www.ukstarletowners.com/topic/8194-how-2-repair-recaro-seats/

Pleased with the results:





Overall:






The only disappointment was the outer bolster cover. Very poor colour match even though the quality/material is a a decent OEM equivalent. Not really sure why they use such a 'pink' material- but suspect it's a compromise to allow for seat fading.





I have mailed Capital to enquiry as to whether a bespoke colour can be sourced just for me

I know the bolster looks OK- but inner surface is worn/creased & I want the seats mint!

Overall quite an involved job & not for the faint-hearted. Worth the effort though
 

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chrismc_DC2

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Bolster cover now refunded- & a set of AD08r's on order...

Expecting quite a transformation in grip from the age-old RE010's.

Slightly sad the car will no longer be 100% OEM- but no doubt the Yokohamas are actually a significant step forward!!
 


chrismc_DC2

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AD08R's now fitted along with geo sorted & replacement RTA bushes.

It's a different kettle of fish now!

Can't believe the extra sharpness, grip & traction. Money very well spent!!
 


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So clean!

Glad your keeping it OEM+ but still driving it how it should be.
 



chrismc_DC2

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Car still on top form. Off to the bodyshop soon for a couple of minor fettles.

Aside from that I might fit my rear motor mount insert at some point & get some new OEM copy mats. After that il get the wheels refurbed

Nice to own an original one tbh. So so few left nowadays in the UK
 


chrismc_DC2

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Well the rear mount insert is done & WOW- what a difference.

I didn’t think it would make much difference over the 2 inserts already fitted but how wrong I was.

Front end feels super-tight, better throttle response, better damped & the engine feels an integral solid part of the chassis now (guess it kinda is tbh!)

Original mount still looked fine- not split or perished but had clearly gone soft over time

Best £40 outlay I’ve made tbh

Makes the skinned knuckles feel worth it...
 


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