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    Hi everyone, my name is Lorenzo, I'm writing from Italy and I want to talk you about my cars.

    After I sold my E21 (sorry, I lost the few pictures I had) I had no project cars, and it seems to bit odd for me.
    I started this new job, so I needed a cheap, small car, so I found this Seat (which is a VW Lupo with a different badge), with a 1.veryslow engine.

    After a whole year of no mods i became pretty bored, so I bought coilovers and wheels, and the mods became.


    Model:
    Seat Arosa 6H 1.0 Stella (2003)

    Interior:
    Gear knob from Golf V (don't know the model)

    Exterior:
    Rear wiper deleted
    Model badge deleted
    "Shark" Antenna from a Golf V (working)
    Rear light from a Lupo (almost working)

    Mechanics:
    FK Street Coilovers modded by Paco (so very very low, even if I don't lowered that much)

    Wheels:
    Ronal R8 15x7



    So i drive her for a whole year like this






    Then i changed the rear light because they were from NFUS (no photo, sorry)

    When we mounted they coilovers, it became less ugly




    (Extra pictures, I tried some of my friend's wheels)










    After that I notice my passenger axle start to hitting the frame, so i need to notch the frame






    In the meantime i bought some used wheels from a guy




    They were so bad, need refurbished so bad






    Put some fresh rubber








    Try other friend's wheels




    Find a stock sister




    And finally mount it on the car




    While I wait for the new bolts to came, I washed the interior of the car e paint all the side panels plastics with texturize black paint, because all the original rubber-like was shit (same defect that you find in the interior of Golf IV)




    Then I did some minor modification to fit the wheels



    (yeah, i didn't like that stance at all, but I was in hurry, because...)

    The most important meeting of the year: The Banana Meeting, best of the italian's meetings, hosted by the forum Cleaned.it (here the article that my friends from Spaghetti Garage made: http://www.spaghettigarage.com/banan...alf-september/ )














    And that's all for now, after that I had to raise my car for passing the italian equivalent of the MOT, and stay like that for all the winter/spring.
    Now I lowered it put the Ronal on again, but that is a story for another post...

    PS: (sorry for my bad english, i tried my best)

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    Haha this looks great! I had one of these as my first car and yes - quite possibly the slowest car in existence!

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    Yo this is cool man, this is basically the Lupo's twin brother

    Love the wheels too man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vermilion View Post
    Haha this looks great! I had one of these as my first car and yes - quite possibly the slowest car in existence!
    Thanks man!
    Don't tell me about, but is so cheap to run then

    For a moment I had the crazy idea to swap it a 1.8t, but then I need another daily

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehowski View Post
    Yo this is cool man, this is basically the Lupo's twin brother

    Love the wheels too man
    Yeah, they have pretty much the 80% of parts in common with the Lupo

    Thanks man, I love them too, they don't see too much around

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    Always had soft spot for the Lupo/Arosa myself!

    Looks pretty nice dude!

    What else you planning on doing to it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskerz View Post
    Always had soft spot for the Lupo/Arosa myself!

    Looks pretty nice dude!

    What else you planning on doing to it?
    Not too much, but mostly not in the near time, after the summer I'm going to bye another car to use in the weekends, because this one is so slow!

    I think I'm gonna do little things first, like small driver mirror, new headliner and other small stuff, than I'm gonna change the coilovers and I want to run some 14 3pc wheel, but like I say, the last two items are a long term project

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    No lie, I laughed when I saw this thing, not because it looks bad, but because you don't see tiny cars like this in the States (atleast not in Georgia), except the Fiat and a 80s model Toyota Yaris. I like this tho, it's like a mini Golf, badass.

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    ISnt it highly illegal and such to modify a car in Italy??

    That little thing looks pretty sweet on those wheels. That rear bumper/Quarter panel joing body line is.... Odd lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearNLoathing View Post
    No lie, I laughed when I saw this thing, not because it looks bad, but because you don't see tiny cars like this in the States (atleast not in Georgia), except the Fiat and a 80s model Toyota Yaris. I like this tho, it's like a mini Golf, badass.
    Yeah, I imagine, you have pretty big cars over there, imagine now that is lowered and the roof is under 150cm (59inch)

    Well they wasn't officialy imported in the USA, but Jamie (from Orchid Euro) imported one some years ago, I see some photo of him at H20


    Quote Originally Posted by laextreme5 View Post
    ISnt it highly illegal and such to modify a car in Italy??

    That little thing looks pretty sweet on those wheels. That rear bumper/Quarter panel joing body line is.... Odd lol
    Yes, I don't really like either the rear quarter, especially the shape of the rear fender, a nightmare for a nice fit, but when I see the front quarter... well I start to really like it this shoes box

    About the mods, yes, in Italy is pretty much illegal to modify a piece on your car (apart from the bodykits, but even there there are many rules) and if you want to do something, you must re-register the car and hope they don't bother you (for example, my friends bought a E36 M3 last month, and for registering only to his name he paid 1100!)
    So, what we do? Well we do the same and hope the police don't caught us or charge for anything, so yeah, welcome to Italy, the worst country for modding your car

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawsonLiri View Post
    Yeah, I imagine, you have pretty big cars over there, imagine now that is lowered and the roof is under 150cm (59inch)

    Well they wasn't officialy imported in the USA, but Jamie (from Orchid Euro) imported one some years ago, I see some photo of him at H20




    Yes, I don't really like either the rear quarter, especially the shape of the rear fender, a nightmare for a nice fit, but when I see the front quarter... well I start to really like it this shoes box

    About the mods, yes, in Italy is pretty much illegal to modify a piece on your car (apart from the bodykits, but even there there are many rules) and if you want to do something, you must re-register the car and hope they don't bother you (for example, my friends bought a E36 M3 last month, and for registering only to his name he paid 1100!)
    So, what we do? Well we do the same and hope the police don't caught us or charge for anything, so yeah, welcome to Italy, the worst country for modding your car
    Yeah i remeber reading Dino's article over on Speedhunters about it. Thats got to suck man. How can a country with some of the most beautifully made cars have such strict rules about modifying. Quite ironic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laextreme5 View Post
    Yeah i remeber reading Dino's article over on Speedhunters about it. Thats got to suck man. How can a country with some of the most beautifully made cars have such strict rules about modifying. Quite ironic.
    Exactly, you find the irony in that

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawsonLiri View Post
    Yes, I don't really like either the rear quarter, especially the shape of the rear fender, a nightmare for a nice fit, but when I see the front quarter... well I start to really like it this shoes box


    Rear wheel arch reminds me of the Diablo. Coincidence? I think not! Nice mini Lamborghini Diablo man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice4life View Post


    Rear wheel arch reminds me of the Diablo. Coincidence? I think not! Nice mini Lamborghini Diablo man.
    Ahah, I wish

    For me they remember me the rear arch of this one



    Well, in any case she maybe look like a serious car but she's not

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    So, I think it’s for another update, don’t you think?
    Nothing radical, I made some of the ideas I had, starting with rolling the rear quarter, so my tires can last longer



    (stealing this photo to my good friend Andrea )

    Than with my engineer friend Paolo, we made some calculation and order a new set of shorter springs from the U.K., so I can go lower in the rear (left stock right new and shorter one)



    But like always, something has to go wrong...



    The collar was like 2mm bigger than inside of the springs, so I call my other friend Federico, and like always he save my ass (he’s the left one in the first photo, always with an hat, love you man)



    And when he give me back my collar modded, he lend me some magic tool...



    Simply because I made a mess even in the front arches





    In the meantime, I did some shopping...



    Always thanks to my friend Paolo Engineered, I found out one of my favourite steering wheels at a price which I couldn’t say no, so I bought it



    Here mount it (not straight, of course)



    Always talking about shopping, my closest friend Davide was parting his old Lupo, so a grab it most of the interior for a couple of beer, so if you need anything, slide me a DM



    I grab it even the rear bumper, because I wanted the black piece under, only for seeing later that is another shape, me stupid.

    And finally I mounted everything on a hot week in August



    Here on the side of my mate GTI, at the best (and my only one) meeting here in Italy
    http://www.cleaned.it/banana5



    And last but not least, I sell my wheels to my friend his girlfriend’s Golf



    And like an hour later I bought some wheels







    I think they are perfect, for now is everything, now i rolling on the original steel wheels for the winter, next season I choose which tires I’m gonna mount.

    Just wanna thanks my friends and my crew for all the help, I would never have built without them, love u all <3

    Here some other random photos







    Last edited by DawsonLiri; 10-24-2016 at 11:46 AM. Reason: Wrong photo

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    So clean! Really like it.

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    Really love this arosa/lupo's.

    Why dont you put him on the three spokes? Really love the look of them on the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiegoMasid13 View Post
    So clean! Really like it.
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by ruittie View Post
    Really love this arosa/lupo's.

    Why dont you put him on the three spokes? Really love the look of them on the car
    Thanks man!

    I didn't put the because the were too big, 17 on this car is way over, and in Italy is illegal

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawsonLiri View Post
    Thank you



    Thanks man!

    I didn't put the because the were too big, 17 on this car is way over, and in Italy is illegal
    Thought they were 16's! Didn't know they will be illigal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruittie View Post
    Thought they were 16's! Didn't know they will be illigal!
    Don't tell me about that, useless law, I cannot even mount 15 wheels, and this is a reason why I sell the Ronal

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    Sooo, sometime I don’t came here

    After I sell my old wheels I didn’t nothing to this car, except driving it a lot.

    After many swear for the (not) so usual maintenance (third ABS sensor that this bitch brake me)



    A moment of madness improvising a drift car



    And after al the km, the tires were shot (maybe because I didn’t do an alignment in a year and half of coilovers?)



    So, thanks to the spring weather down here, it was time to use this wheels





    And stop. Probably this is the end, I enjoy like this for a while (maybe I reinstall the Team instead of the Tuner for one last time) then it’s gonna back to stock, so I can focus on something else...


    Thanks to my brother for the last 2 photo and to all my friends for the endless support.





























































    P.S.: I tried the wheels on this car I found in my garage...


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    brutta come la fame

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    Quote Originally Posted by boiddopa View Post
    brutta come la fame
    Severo ma giusto

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    this is hella fuego my brother, will be sad to see this lil car go but I have definitely spotted an E30 in there somewhere o.o

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    Sad to see it go, it was looking pretty sick. That E30's gonna be tight, though. I really admire your dedication to this lifestyle, with the laws where you are and all- keep on doin' what you're doin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehowski View Post
    this is hella fuego my brother, will be sad to see this lil car go but I have definitely spotted an E30 in there somewhere o.o
    Thanks man, and is little bit older than E30...

    Quote Originally Posted by BozoBubble View Post
    Sad to see it go, it was looking pretty sick. That E30's gonna be tight, though. I really admire your dedication to this lifestyle, with the laws where you are and all- keep on doin' what you're doin'.
    Really appreciate man! Yeah we keep doing it even if the risk is high!
    Check out our page if you want to see more this is illegal stuff
    http://www.spaghettigarage.com/

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