Got off my ass today and decided to put the chrome rings in the instrument panel. I thought it was going to be a bit of a mission but turned out easier than I thought. I thought I would have to remove the steering wheel to get to the panel but it turned out that I could remove the panel holding the instrument cluster to the console without having to rip out the steering wheel….YAY plus one for me.
So I unscrewed the panel and got into the instrument cluster, I then unhinged the clear plastic front from the back and placed the rings in each cluster. Done in 15 minutes..
A good friend of mine gave me this today….
Totally unexpected gift from a friend is always a good thing. He claims it was to pay me back for all the lifts I have ever given him… haha
Ok so did more research on the Remus muffler I want. It seems that I can get direct from Austria (landed) for cheaper than what I can pay for it here. So basically the Muffler guy I go to is marking up the product by some crazy margin.. I’m all for shopping and supporting local businesses but when I can get the same thing landed here for $300 cheaper which option do you think I would choose??
They say retailing in Australia is suffering – well it’s no surprise when retailers are trying their hardest to gouge the consumer out of their hard earned cash. If I were a person that did not research the product I want ahead of time I would have been blinded by the quick talking salesguy – basically in a nutshell no matter what you are buying whether a house, car, electronics or even just a muffler – DO YOUR RESEARCH FIRST!!!
Enough of the rant now back to some Muffler porn
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Been Searching high and low for a good exhaust system. Found a good European brand that make excellent quality exhaust parts for the Astra. Remus has been in the exhaust game forever and a day in Europe and do design especially for European cars. It was not hard finding a good system for my car on their website BUT getting the part here in Australia is another matter. Also my car being 10 years old may be a problem when trying to source parts for it as most things are slowly being fazed out and discontinued. This is the one I really want for the car.
As I have said earlier there seems to be a fixation with large motors in Australia – so for anyone trying to tune smaller engines there doesn’t not seem to be a lot available. Although with global shopping made easier today a wide assortment of parts can be sourced from overseas.
What I want to do to the car (future): lowering, new suspension, brake upgrade, front and rear lights, bodykit, ICE