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Hoonigan last won the day on April 1 2016

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About Hoonigan

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    Motorcycles, Coupes, Sleepers, Jeeps

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    BMW, Ford, Honda, Yamaha

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  1. Hoonigan

    Engine Braking

    Some wheels are designed to assist in cooling while some are designed for improved aerodynamics. But most are for aesthetics. But it was rightly pointed out that the brakes are in fact designed to dissipate heat. The vented, grooved and cross drilled rotors all perform this task. Even the most basic rots do this with the exposed area. And some, if not most, cars have cooling ducts from the bumper to the inner wheel well liners to help dissipate heat.
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    Engine Braking

    It's not friction but compression. There's a huge industry built around reducing internal friction
  3. Hoonigan

    Suitable Octane for 660cc Cars

    Unless the engine runs a higher compression, money on 95 is just wasted. 92 will do just fine. There's no 'quality' benefit with 95 over 92. They're both junk over here.
  4. Hoonigan

    Project Escort Mk1 4 door 1100cc

    if you're referring to the wheels on my Capri now, those won't fit for sure. The wheels I suggested were the ones I took off and they would be a direct fit for sure. Because the Clover Leaf came on the Escort XR3i originally. While it's a later gen escort, I'm sure the fitment wouldn't be a problem. The Wheels I chose for my car needed a lot of modifications to fit. They were 16x8 114.3x5. I had massive arches done and the hubs re-stud. You're right about adapters taking up an inch but you can correct that with the backspacing of the wheel. Adapters have some debate around them however.
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    Project Escort Mk1 4 door 1100cc

    Good to see another oldschool Ford build for once here. I still have the set of original wheels that I took off the Capri. 15 by 7 I believe, OEM Ford Clover Leaf set. 4x108 of course. I remember it being tough finding wheels that are a direct fit and looked good. Alternatively you can use adapters or modify the hubs to take a different wheel. About the paint, keep in mind that the pearls and metallics can't be touched up if the need arises.
  6. The Capri in your banner looks stunning! Any more photos of her?

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      Thank you :) I have an entire build log from beginning to end here in Autolanka. Search for "Project Capri" and you should be able to find the thread

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    Project A72V

    If I remember right, what we did with the Capri is to wire a set of sealed beams through relays can't remember how many but I believe it was just one relay. the objective was to have lights without frying the wiring. Unless you're going for an absolute, no-compromise concourse restoration, the sensible thing would be to wire up new lights with relays. I used a set of LEDs (the kinds with the fan attached) in the headlights on one of my bikes. The light output is great and has way less strain on the battery. The light is white so they are legal. As long as the LEDs you plan to use are yellow or white, cops won't bother you. And personally I think red would be a tad too much.
  8. Hoonigan

    Car Windows Tint

    It would I guess. The adhesion is quite strong and I doubt the defrost lines will survive. I went ahead anyway because of the size and angle of the rear glass, the tops of the back seats and anyone sitting in them were getting toasted during day time.
  9. Hoonigan

    Car Windows Tint

    I went with CR70 all around myself on my daily. No hinderance to visibility at night and the heat reduction is very noticeable. Without a gradient (darker tint in the rear) it looks like a factory shaded glass as you mentioned and is very subtle. Doesn't look tacky like the limo tint in the back, lighter tint in the front look most are going for.
  10. Hoonigan

    Car Windows Tint

    Almost every vehicle? really? @kusumsiri quoted what's mentioned on the .gov website. It's illegal to tint the windshield and driver, passenger windows. period. As with every other 'modification' these days, you can be copped anytime. Whether you want to run the risk or not is up to you.
  11. Dish soap will strip wax just fine. Besides, if you do a cut and polish, it will take off the wax and then some anyway
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    Upsizing wheels

    Maybe something you don't want to hear, but it sounds like you settled on the Alto with an idea of upgrading soon-ish? If that's the case, maybe you want to reconsider if you want to spend on non-essential add ons. Investments like these rarely adds to the recovery at the point of sale. But if you still want to go ahead, pull one of the wheels out (maybe your spare doesn't have the same markings as the other wheels) and find the offset. You may even be able to find it if you google. Then, figure out which wheels you want to go for and get the offset, diameter and width of those wheels. Feed those into the site below and it will say exactly how much the wheel will move within the wheel well and you should be able to figure out any clearance issues. https://www.willtheyfit.com/
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    Importing Left Hand Drive Suv To Sri Lanka

    Hello, apologies for the late response as I don't come around the forum as often. I opted to sell the Jeep in Doha instead of trying to bring it over. RHD conversion cost and the exorbitant tax when landed made it a pointless financially. Plus the paperwork and red-tape to work around is also very offputting. With a 9 year old vehicle, it may be a little more viable but that's a decision you have to weigh out yourself.
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    buying my first car

    March K11? E36?
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    Fiat 127

    If you are concerned with spending too much money on an old car, try and find a restored one with as little left to do as possible. I can pretty much guarantee that you will end up spending more if you tackle a ground up restoration.