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where to spend £1000 on my CTR?

pretty much what the title says

i'm willing to drop £1k into my car which is completely stock. I could use it on a typeRkits mugen rear wing and the under spoiler which look pretty cool or........................?

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I know the k20 can't be modded for significant gains without crazy amounts which i don't have so....
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Personally I'd keep the engine standard, you won't get significant gains for £1000.

Yes the type r kits wing looks stunning that's a good buy and it's a quality product. I would go frs, eibach springs and the type r kits rear wing. That way you have a combination of style, looks and handling.
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Personally I'd keep the engine standard, you won't get significant gains for £1000.

Yes the type r kits wing looks stunning that's a good buy and it's a quality product. I would go frs, eibach springs and the type r kits rear wing. That way you have a combination of style, looks and handling.
agree with all of that except not sure about frs, it it really necessary? does it really make a big difference? i'm pretty happy with the fn2's handling, it's not like i race it or go on tracks with it, it's just my normal day car so it's probably handling better than it needs to anyway? ride is a bit too stiff i will admit but nothing i can't handle but i have heard lowering springs help that oddly. My car seems to sit pretty low as it is especially on the 19 rage alloys it looks low anyway so i would have thought any lower is just taking risk on our rubbish bumpy roads lol
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You could pick up a second hand header and Flashpro plus a custom map for £1k... maybe. But yeah FRS and Eibach's is the best place to start.
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agree with all of that except not sure about frs, it it really necessary? does it really make a big difference? i'm pretty happy with the fn2's handling, it's not like i race it or go on tracks with it, it's just my normal day car so it's probably handling better than it needs to anyway? ride is a bit too stiff i will admit but nothing i can't handle but i have heard lowering springs help that oddly. My car seems to sit pretty low as it is especially on the 19 rage alloys it looks low anyway so i would have thought any lower is just taking risk on our rubbish bumpy roads lol
eibach's and frs make a massive difference ,the ride with the standard springs is too harsh plus you get loads of understeer. a set of eibach springs will improve the handling and ride qualityand paired with frs is one of the best mods you can do .
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eibach's and frs make a massive difference ,the ride with the standard springs is too harsh plus you get loads of understeer. a set of eibach springs will improve the handling and ride qualityand paired with frs is one of the best mods you can do .

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Intake , catback and flashpro . All can be sold on getting you a fair chunk of your money back
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Mugen air box and Flashpro in the for sale section £935. That's what I would be doing, then save up for fitting and a remap.
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I went with 30m springs and 15m spacers never use the car on track and its my daly runaround it's a good mod to start with I didn't get the frs but still with out it is way better car sits and looks aggressive.
Milltek cat-back and hks for me (next)
Then when I have the money ill start on typerkits rear wing and lower splitters that's what I would do you need to spend big money to gain a little bhp

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I'd go for the following which you could get for £1000 ish if bought second hand and fitted yourself
15mm Eibach springs(£120)
15mm spacers all round (£150)
Flash Pro (£450)
HKS RSK (£260)

If you can spare another £100 you could add an Etune which would really transform the car
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I'm surprised that nobody mentioned the brakes. It's the weakest point on the CTR, IMHO. With your budget I would go for uprated front brake discs, brake pads on four corners, braided brake lines and RBF600 fluid. Depending on the brands you would choose you could also have enough to add an intake.
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Mugen air box and Flashpro in the for sale section £935. That's what I would be doing, then save up for fitting and a remap.

Could do some sort of deal if you buy both items?
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eibachs and frs, should leave enough for braided hoses, better brake pads and fluid..
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the fast road setup makes a massive difference to the steering feel as it feels much more weighted and consistent. Also this will prolong your tire life as the geo is miles out from standard causing uneven wear.
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eibachs and frs, should leave enough for braided hoses, better brake pads and fluid..
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This is how I have started to mod mine, as many have said FRS is possible the best mod bang for buck you will ever do in terms of improving your car.
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coilovers and FRS.
Eibachs, FRS and Braided lines
BBK and Braided Lines

One of those would be my 2p
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Eibachs, frs
Pads, discs, lines and fluid. Could do it all for about that price.
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pretty much what the title says

i'm willing to drop £1k into my car which is completely stock. I could use it on a typeRkits mugen rear wing and the under spoiler which look pretty cool or........................?

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I know the k20 can't be modded for significant gains without crazy amounts which i don't have so....
Bear in mind it'll cost more to paint and fit the After market body work, and the increased cost of insurance on any mods.

TDI FRS prices here FYI http://www.civinfo.com/forum/torque-...rs-prices.html
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