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  1. #1
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    JJs Project BRABUS

    thought i had posted this up before but obviously not.......

    there really isn't a lot of options for modding these cars due to lack of them produced but there is a degree of comaptability with the mitsubishi colt czt (although maps and bhp mods defo don't read across)

    I do most of the work myself and always work on a v tight budget (wife and kid do not allow me to spend the big money on the car as my mortgage is far too big)

    Over the 6+ years I have owned my BRAB I have constantly "modded" it - ordering bonnet vents, new pod rings, hids and aero wipers before the car was even delivered.

    However, I have been more intent on doing guides for sites like www.evilution.co.uk , www.forforowner.com and now over the last 3 years for www.forfour.co.uk that crazyG, Evilution and myself set up as a technical resource for all things forfour!

    This has meant (and has been demonstrated recently) that I have forgotten all the things I have done to my car.

    So I pulled together all my mods

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    -Painted calipers
    -Bosch Aerotwin wipers
    -6000k HIDs
    -LED sidelights
    -Chromed indicator bulbs
    -Powertec Induction Kit from CZt
    -Upgraded Horn
    -Radio6 aux lead from www.smartmods.co.uk
    -Stubby aerial
    -Smart 451 BRABUS grill badge
    -BRABUS number plate surround
    -Rear alloys on front (225 tyres all round now)
    -Upgraded earth leads from www.smartmods.co.uk
    -www.forfour.co.uk lounge concept mod (seats fold flat forward now)
    -BRABUS concept blue engine cover (removed at present)
    -Wildwood big brake kit (4 pot) from '97 Lancer
    -Orange HEL braided brake hoses from www.smartmods.co.uk
    -Trial for CZt Forge pipe work and manifold heat shield from www.smartmods.co.uk
    -Custom BRABUS "tow here" stickers
    -100w fog light bulbs
    -BRABUS private plate
    -Parrot Bluetooth hands free and iPod link (now with mrSingh)
    -Additional dash mats
    -Custom Ultra Racing rear pillar brace
    -Custom Ultra Racing strut brace
    -Carbon fibre wrapped grill, splitters, wing mirror, b pillar, spoiler
    -Vauxhall sunglasses holder
    -LED grill DRLs
    -Fly eyes vinyl roof and mirrors wrap in orange
    -Fly eyes rear lights, front fog/indicators and sidelights
    -D1 spec radiator cap in blue
    -High level brake light LED conversion
    -CREE LED reverse light
    -Focus ST orange dash pods
    -25mm Eibach hubcentric spacers on rear wheels
    -5mm spacers on front wheels (to clear larger callipers)
    -Pioneer App radio with reversing camera
    -Smart 450 mudflaps modified to fit (front)
    -Replacement orange stitched gear gator and handbrake gator
    -Brabus seatbelt clip covers
    -Smart 452 (roadster) speedo cowl modified and installed
    -Wifi OBDII dongle and dash command
    -Alpine speakers all round
    -Taxi style roof decal
    -BRABUS car mats
    -White nose panel with plaster (i didn't even crash it)
    -Trial www.tune4performance.co.uk remap (207bhp from 177bhp)
    -Trial fit coilovers for Bilstein R&D
    -Team Heko wind deflectors
    -Tinted windows all round
    -Official "powered by BRABUS" stainless badges on B pillar
    -Smarts4you Racing sunstrip decal
    -Rear sun shades (for the sprog)
    -Forge CZt boost actuator (Htec Elite)
    -450 BRABUS arch extensions









    plus my dad has acquired a well known (within the community) 1.3 with full brabus body kit and alloys on lower suspension and i have worked on this on and off getting it back to an excellent mechanical condition over the past 18months after it had been butchered for the purpose of towing behind a motorhome!!







    i have pictures coming out of my ears as I am constantly writing guides for my site.....so if you want to see anything in particular then just ask......

    Happy 2014 from the forfour community :Hi:

    JJ

    www.forfour.co.uk - forfour technical forum
    www.evilution.co.uk
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    and the old fortwo.........

    regularly waxed with 100 swissol wax.







    Standard features:
    03 plate Smart Pulse - May 2003
    Metallic Bay grey
    600cc

    Factory fitted optional extras:
    Heated leather seats
    Side airbags
    Metallic-silver tridion
    Material floor mats with Smart logo
    Rear Parcel shelf

    Modifications:
    Performance:
    Smarts R Us remap (producing est 85bhp with zorst, k&n and delip)
    Blindsleiche stainless exhaust and valance (twin centre exit)
    EBC Green Stuff pads
    K&N replacement filter
    S-Mann air scoop (with air intake delip)
    Evil Twin dump valve

    External:
    Techno Magnesio 16" alloys with 195's all round (worth about 1000)
    Arch extenders front and rear
    Eibach Pro Kit lowering springs (front and rear)
    Brabus Side skirts Flaps
    Headlight eyebrows
    Meshed grill and front valance
    Vertical Wiper mod with Bosch AeroTwin blades
    Smoothed Rear Wiper
    De-badged except Roadster style "smart" rear badge
    LED indicator and stop/tail bulbs
    Plasmaspark "HID look" PIAA headlight bulbs
    Ice White Quad LED side light bulbs
    Clear side repeaters
    Stubby FM aerial
    Smart Mud flaps
    Upgraded twintone horn

    Interior:
    Interior dash lights all changed to blue
    Brabus Carbon effect instrument surrounds
    Professionally Tinted windows and sun strip

    ICE:
    Sony CDX motorised headunit CD/MP3 with remote control
    Sony 6-disc multichanger
    Hi power 4ch amp
    Front base bins upgrade with alpine component speaker set
    10" fli-trap active sub
    (all fitted about 2 months ago and come with boxes/instructions)

    (plus spare set of brand new alpine midrange speakers)
    (plus spare set used alpine 6x9's in boxes to fit behind seats)

    Personalised Plate - H4LVD "HALVD"

    Full Thatcham approved alarm that works off the standard key remote (the fortwo does not have an alarm as standard - only an immobiliser)

    I loved this car to bits but it was time to get a bigger (more reliable) one



    some more pics..............










    JJ

    www.forfour.co.uk - forfour technical forum
    www.evilution.co.uk
    www.quidco.com << CLICK - cash back on car insurance and online purchases

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    are the wipers like that from factory on the 450? not a fan of the forfour but that looks sweeettt

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    yeah - wipers are a pretty simple mod

    JJ

    www.forfour.co.uk - forfour technical forum
    www.evilution.co.uk
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    cool. does it work on the 451? may have to do this if so

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    Really like the 450, same colour as mine, can't wait till the weather improves a bit so I can crack on with the upgrades, gonna get new bulbs and drl's etc so front comes off once

    I like the 44 also you have made it unique
    I'm a big boy and I like my toys

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    Cheers - not to everyone's taste but thats what modding is about....

    JJ

    www.forfour.co.uk - forfour technical forum
    www.evilution.co.uk
    www.quidco.com << CLICK - cash back on car insurance and online purchases

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    the ginger has left the building.......





    JJ

    www.forfour.co.uk - forfour technical forum
    www.evilution.co.uk
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    What's the plans?

    Different colour maybe
    I'm a big boy and I like my toys

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