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 Post subject: My Little Red C1
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:28 pm 
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Hi Everyone!

I've been lurking here pretty much since I got my car, only recently have I decided to start posting!

I got my car in December 2018, My first car after passing my test in the September, just over 21k Miles on the clock and bought from a family friend with full service history (Which I have since lost (oops)) My intention was always to use my C1 as a temporary runaround for a few years to build up my no-claims and get some experience before moving onto something bigger and faster. However recently the strangest thing happened, my desire to get a new car actually became less over time, to the point that now, after around 6000 miles, I now have no plans to replace my bug! It does everything I need it to do, it's fun to drive and cheap to run, why do I need anything different!.

Anyway, onto the images

This image is the day I got the car:
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And now some current photos:
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There are a few cosmetic issues, mainly the clearcoat peeling off the rear bumper (Speaking to someone about getting that fixed soon-ish) and a dent in the passenger side, not sure what to do about that one. But overall it's in fairly OK shape.

And that's my car! Only fairly minimal changes so far, lots of little things, I want to keep the exterior fairly stock (Maybe debadge, not sure about that yet).

There aren't really any in between photos as every mod on the list except the stereo has been performed in the past 2 weeks!

Now for the mod list (Updated 14/02/2020, see latest post for latest images):

Base car:

2010 Citroen C1 1.0i VTR+ 5Dr (Red)

No A/C
Electric Windows
Central/Remote Locking
Tachometer

Completed Upgrades (In a kind of order):

Dashcam (NextBase 412GW)
Aftermarket Stereo (Pioneer DEH-S3000BT)
Replacement Antenna
Aftermarket Gearknob
Fitted Floormats
First Replacement Passenger Mirror (Became overly friendly with a wall)
Longer Rear Wiper
New Black Hubcaps
LED Interior Lights
LED Reg Plate Lights
Aftermarket Dash Speakers (JVC CS-J420X)
Whiter Headlights / LED Sidelights (Bug Store Dress-Up Kit)
Second Replacement Passenger Mirror (Became overly friendly with my power washer and stripped the clearcoat)
Pressed Aluminium Reg Plates
Delay on dome light
OEM Mudflaps
DAB Headunit upgrade (Pioneer MVH-X580DAB)
Partial rear debadge
Repair Rear Heating Elements


In Progress Upgrades:

Red LEDs in center console
LED Rear Lights / Indicators (Tail/Brake lights done, rest to do)

Future Upgrades (Ideas almost all from this forum!:

Replacement/Repainted rear bumper (Large ugly spot of missing clearcoat)
Rear (Parcel Shelf) Speakers
Passenger dome light switch
Passenger window controls on driver side
One Touch Windows
Lane Change Indicators (Tap for 3 blinks)
Intermittent Wipers
Electric Mirrors
DRL Retrofit
Boot Lighting
Footwell Lighting
Glovebox Lid
Wind Deflectors
Steering Wheel (Well, steering column) Media Controls
Sill Protector
Dash Voltmeter
Dash USB Ports

Future Maybes:

Heated Mirrors
Android Auto Headunit
Alloys (Maybe 15", not sure how that would affect speedo)
Potential A/C Retrofit, not sure of viability

So yeah, very happy with my little bug and I hope it gives me many more years yet!

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 Post subject: Re: My Little Red C1
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:45 pm 
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Lovely looking car, in the best colour ;) , you've done a lot mods in a short time as well, they do grow on you these cars, and as you say a fun drive and cheap to run, what's not to like. Keep up the good work.


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 Post subject: Re: My Little Red C1
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:06 pm 
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eob2000 wrote:
Alloys (Maybe 15", not sure how that would affect speedo)

Provided you fit tyres of a size that keeps the circumference identical or close to the original 155/65x14 tyres (2% is recommended) then the effect on the speedo is zero/minimal (remember speedos over-read by around 5%).

Using a tyre size calculator is always recommended, Google finds several worth using. I use https://tiresize.com/tyre-size-calculator/ in comparison mode.

P.S. I'm running 195/40x16 tyres in Summer but many other members run 15" wheels.

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 Post subject: Re: My Little Red C1
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:49 pm 
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eob2000 wrote:
Dash Voltmeter
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Android Auto Headunit

I installed an Android HU which also receives data from ECU and displays real-time via an app called Torque.
Needed a double din adaptor and a wee bit of work getting the wiring sorted but works very well.

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 Post subject: Re: My Little Red C1
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:16 pm 
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warwick wrote:
eob2000 wrote:
Dash Voltmeter
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Android Auto Headunit

I installed an Android HU which also receives data from ECU and displays real-time via an app called Torque.
Needed a double din adaptor and a wee bit of work getting the wiring sorted but works very well.

W :thumbs:


This is an interesting idea, might look into that, need to navigate the minefield of android head units first!

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 Post subject: Re: My Little Red C1
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PetrolDave wrote:
eob2000 wrote:
Alloys (Maybe 15", not sure how that would affect speedo)

Provided you fit tyres of a size that keeps the circumference identical or close to the original 155/65x14 tyres (2% is recommended) then the effect on the speedo is zero/minimal (remember speedos over-read by around 5%).

Using a tyre size calculator is always recommended, Google finds several worth using. I use https://tiresize.com/tyre-size-calculator/ in comparison mode.

P.S. I'm running 195/40x16 tyres in Summer but many other members run 15" wheels.


Good to know, thanks! I guess all I need to do is decide on what alloys to get, I want something black/dark. Finding small/narrow enough alloys seems like it's gonna be interesting!

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 Post subject: Re: My Little Red C1
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:55 am 
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eob2000 wrote:
Finding small/narrow enough alloys seems like it's gonna be interesting!

Provided you take care about the offset (ET) then even though the OE wheels are only 4.5" wide you can use 6" wide wheels with no problems. I was surprised how much choice there is TBH.

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 Post subject: Re: My Little Red C1
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And of course, you have told your insurance company about all this? Not sure they would bother too much about most of it as it is cosmetic, but they will certainly need to know about changing the wheel size. In my experience as long as the tyre size is the same as original they don’t care if you change from steel to alloy, or vice versa, just as long as you tell them, but any change from original spec that you make without telling them could (probably will) invalidate your insurance should the worst happen. Insurance companies will get out of paying a claim in any way they can!

When I see boy racers running their lowered hatchbacks with wide bore exhausts and Demon Tweaks stickers in the back window I often wonder how truthfully they have it insured (by their mum no doubt). I’m just saying, and don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun, but for any insurance quote you will be asked if the car has been modified in any way so it’s something to think about.

Maybe I’m just getting old and grumpy and maybe I am being paranoid so I am happy to be corrected/enlightened.

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 Post subject: Re: My Little Red C1
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When I fitted alloys to my 107 I was advised here to inform my insurance company. The alloys and tyres were the same size as my steelies i.e. 14” with same tyre size.

My insurance company still charged me 10% of their cost to insure them.

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 Post subject: Re: My Little Red C1
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nlel wrote:
When I fitted alloys to my 107 I was advised here to inform my insurance company. The alloys and tyres were the same size as my steelies i.e. 14” with same tyre size.

My insurance company still charged me 10% of their cost to insure them.


Well, there you go, it’s obviously important! I bought a Jimny with non-standard alloys and bought a Galaxy with a set of knackered Wolfrace alloys and immediately swapped them with refurbished standard alloys. In both cases the wheels held standard tyres for the vehicles and the insurer (LV) did not charge. That was possibly because I made the declaration on change of vehicle and that was costing £30 anyway (robbing sods). Whatever you do though, whether it incurs a cost or not, you have to declare or risk having no insurance.

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