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  1. The subtle look is what I'm aiming for. It's still getting a lot of (the right!) attention and favourable comments from people in the street. Motech have got their heads screwed on when it comes to OEM+ parts. The standard 440 looked to....well.....standard - but some tweaks here and there have given it the subtle aggressiveness I've been looking for. Very pleased so far.
  2. The latest change. I’ve now had the car lowered and spacers fitted. Lowering has nicely reduced the wheel arch gap and the spacers have pushed the wheels out slightly as they were buried in those arches. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. [emoji23][emoji23] Reminds me of the times I used to pop the bonnet of my Jetta and remove the rotor arm. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. The Disklok can’t be used as a lever. Most expensive on the market but it’s the best one out there. Better than the bar type ones. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Have you got mechanical locks on the steering wheels etc? CCTV will alert you to their presence but as with pretty much anything electronic, it can all be defeated or circumvented. Locks will prolong the time they are there to try and nick the cars - as with all cowardly, thieving scumbags, they want to be in and out without any issues. A big chunk of metal on the steering wheel might make them think twice. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Nice one! I think there was another member of the forum that had had a previous gen A45 and preferred the R. Hope you find one that suits! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Mine is as are all M440s mate. Only the earlier M340s didn’t have the MHT. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. It’s not a plug in. It’s mild hybrid so charges the motor through brake regeneration. The hybrid tech allows it to coast with the engine off - the electric motor doesn’t drive the car at all except to give a boost hen accelerating. The motor mainly powers the ancillaries. It’s more like an advanced stop/go system. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. [emoji23]Mine weighs 1.8 tons and does 49 on a run. Around 30 in town. Depends how you drive them. If I drive it hard, around 32/33. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. As @NRW says - trust your gut instinct. You rightly have concerns otherwise you wouldn’t have posted here. Everything sounds wrong to me - oil leak, inconsistent panel gaps. I’d walk away if it were me. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. My brother had one for a while when he moved to Arizona. He said it was good to look at and sounded great but as a car to drive, it was terrible. Diabolical interior quality, archaic suspension, generally a crap drive. I guess that’s what happens when you’ve been “spoiled” by European cars. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Yup - probably correct. The V6 I had was older than my current straight six and wasn’t as smooth - plus the flywheel was ridiculously overweight so made the car less responsive. Technology and materials move on over time. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. I think a lot of that is down to the stupid European emissions regulations. Perhaps that’s why we’re seeing bigger and bigger gearboxes so that they have a good mix of ratios. I think Mercedes has a 9 speed box and another manufacturer might even have a 10 speed. On a truck with a manual box, that would need a switch or two on the gearstick - although manual gearboxes on trucks aren’t as common as they used to be. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Combination of both tbh. The ZF is a great gearbox. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. One thing that helps is that unlike many manufacturers, they still use a straight six engine instead of a V6 so the engines are much smoother. I had a V6 engined car years ago and whilst technology has, no doubt changed, it’s not as smooth as the straight six in my current car. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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