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Old 05-28-2002, 22:41   #1 (permalink)
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Tongue my foray into real cars (pic)

Well, after four years of kidding myself with a shitebox 4cyl telstar, I decided to slip into something a little more comfortable, namely a 1997 Mercury EL Futura.
I've only had it a week or so now, and i can say i am rapt with the performance, comfort and style of the car.

Work done so far:
17" CSA Force alloys
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EL GT Intake snorkel
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4x150w amp running soundstream rubicon 10" sub

here's a pic of my baby:


when i get some more of the folding stuff i am wanting to get a new exhaust system, better midrange rear speakers, and a really dark window tint, but for now i am happy!
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Good job, keep us posted
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Old 05-29-2002, 01:58   #3 (permalink)
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Looks sweet congrats
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Yes a real car:bs3: .
Congratulations on your great buy .
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Nothing wrong with the Telstar, I loved my old one!

Your new purchase looks great, love the wheels.
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Thumbs up Good move, happy motoring!

Be careful now...
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Old 05-29-2002, 06:42   #8 (permalink)
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Theyre the wheels i wanted for my car! ..

Settled with EB GT 16"'s . ..
which may be replicas, ... how to tell?! .. What company are originals made by?
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Old 05-29-2002, 07:48   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for the compliments!
I'm having a ball in this car, still getting used to its size/power etc but it's all good!

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exactly right!
The day that i picked it up, we had torrential rains in melbourne - coming from a front-wheel drive POS telstar to a 'real' wheel drive sedan took quite getting used to, especially with brand spanking tyres that werent worn in!
needless to say the tail got a little loose a couple of times!
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nice neat car! congrats on your purchase and welcome to the board
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