So the time has come for our rep, Eddy, to sell his Laird Performance Stage 3 Fiesta ST. Over the past couple of years, Eddy has invested hours of time, effort and money sculpting his Ford Fiesta ST-3 into something you’d find on the front of a movie poster. But now is the time for Eddy to move onto bigger and better things.
Having spoken to Eddy over the time that the Fiesta was being put back to standard, it was clear that he was looking to go more, let’s say… sideways!
It had to be Japanese, rear-wheel drive and have huge modification benefits. There are actually quite a few cars to choose from; Nissan 350z/370z, Mazda RX7/MX5, Nissan R32/R33… and the list goes on (depending on the budget of course).
Eddy has decided to purchase the very desirable Toyota GT86. At the moment, it's relatively standard, apart from the usual starting out bits. Some gold Rota Grids, Eibach lowering springs and a Miltek Sports catted exhaust, married up to a Miltek cat-back. But, trust us when we say that it's not going to be standard for long! Over the winter months, Eddy has got his work cut out in adapting the GT86 into a little show car monster.
The modification list that Eddy has put together for the GT86 is longer than most 8-year-olds Christmas lists. We're going to be looking at something special over the coming months entering 2020. The main modifications which will be carried out will be:
Fully adjustable Coilovers
9.5J & 11J Staggered Wheels
Wide Body Kit
Big Wing (because race car!)
Possible wrap down the line.
Regarding engine modifications, Eddy is taking a slightly different approach to this build and won't be injecting as much money/time into the power- he's going for aesthetics.
Make sure to follow @noble_gt86 on Instagram to keep up with the progress, along with @mattallicsdetailing for the latest updates on all things detailing & car scene related! #alwaysmeticulous
The third blog update on the Mattallics Mini Street Project. The main work carried out in preparation for Curbourgh Sprint Circuit. Undergoing some further maintenance and customisations. We go into further details on the specific parts/mods purchased and the reasons why we've chosen to run them on our project mini.
We go into detail on the issues the mini was having and how we managed to resolve them. Our mini Has been away for a few weeks whilst its been having some deep engine work being carried out in preparation to hit the track! Whilst we had access to parts of the engine, various tuning went down and a bit of an interior strip out took place.