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Postby Gary75 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:18 pm

Looking at this website regarding bonnet dampers. Any thoughts :wink:

http://www.visual-performance.co.uk/
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Postby Megaman » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:31 pm

Thats where I got mine from - only others were the tein ones for 200 notes... bollox to that these things work perfectly well :)
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Postby Gary75 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:35 pm

Megaman wrote:Thats where I got mine from - only others were the tein ones for 200 notes... bollox to that these things work perfectly well :)


Do you have any pics of the fitted items? brackets in black so will get them spayed Wr1 blue.
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Postby Megaman » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:47 pm

Can take some over the weekend all being well mate.
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Postby huzzy » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:32 am

Fitted to mine, excellent product.

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Postby WR1 IMPOSTER 2! » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:36 pm

They look the Dogs mate! :D I've been looking to put some on mine for a while but have only seen the Tein ones at stupid money.
If you can clarify a couple of points:
Is that carbon fibre effect?
If so did pay extra?
What sort of job to fit? (please explain like you're talking to a monkey - seriously!! :roll: )
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Postby Gary75 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:38 pm

Looking at parts i think the top bonnet bolt is removed / loosened to place upper bracket / ball joint, then secure. The lower section ,remove one of the wing bolts then replace with the lower damper ball joint. Connect damper to upper and lower joints, job done :?:

I know the guy who owns this company so maybe get some discount on group buys for dampers and any other products available :wink:
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Postby MUNK » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:22 pm

had these on my old type ra.... could be in line for another set for the "1" depending on price...
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Postby Megaman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:07 pm

I paid around 40 notes for a set and had them fit by adam at autotecnica - look and work really well :)
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Postby huzzy » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:44 am

Gary75 wrote:Looking at parts i think the top bonnet bolt is removed / loosened to place upper bracket / ball joint, then secure. The lower section ,remove one of the wing bolts then replace with the lower damper ball joint. Connect damper to upper and lower joints, job done :?:

I know the guy who owns this company so maybe get some discount on group buys for dampers and any other products available :wink:


Exactly that Gary. Piece of piss to fit, paid £70 plus postage for these carbon ones, can't have anything heavy on the 'C'. :lol:

Probably could have got away with just fitting the one but is more aesthetically pleasing to the eye with both fitted.
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Postby asperformance » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:25 pm

Megaman wrote:Thats where I got mine from - only others were the tein ones for 200 notes... bollox to that these things work perfectly well :)


not sure who you spoke to about Teins but they definately aren't 200???
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Postby Megaman » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:29 am

asperformance wrote:
Megaman wrote:Thats where I got mine from - only others were the tein ones for 200 notes... bollox to that these things work perfectly well :)


not sure who you spoke to about Teins but they definately aren't 200???


Someone on scoobynet was selling a set for £200 notes unused, probably trying to rip me off :lol:
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Postby asperformance » Tue May 01, 2012 6:49 pm

they are nearer half that, what a cheeky chappy............. 8)
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Postby delrodney » Sun May 06, 2012 8:11 am

i like these and would like to order.......

am not home and car not with me............can anyone advise if it's the:

gda or gdb set for the wr1?


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Postby WR1 IMPOSTER 2! » Sun May 06, 2012 5:24 pm

Spoke to the guy earlier on in the week mate as looking to get some of these myself. He advised that:
STI (which includes WR1) need GDB
WRX need the GDA type.
From what he was was saying I don't think there's any difference in spec, it's just the serial numbers for ordering purposes. Also, since the original thread was posted they've increased the price slightly to £45.99 inc VAT. With postage @ £6.50 it brings a set to £52.49. I still think that's good value for money unless anyone knows different?
Hope this helps. :wink:
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Postby Gary75 » Sun May 06, 2012 5:34 pm

WR1 IMPOSTER 2! wrote:Spoke to the guy earlier on in the week mate as looking to get some of these myself. He advised that:
STI (which includes WR1) need GDB
WRX need the GDA type.
From what he was was saying I don't think there's any difference in spec, it's just the serial numbers for ordering purposes. Also, since the original thread was posted they've increased the price slightly to £45.99 inc VAT. With postage @ £6.50 it brings a set to £52.49. I still think that's good value for money unless anyone knows different?
Hope this helps. :wink:


Let me speak with the owner a see if i can get a group buy, will need to get numbers who want them :?:
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Postby WR1 IMPOSTER 2! » Sun May 06, 2012 5:47 pm

I'd be up for a set! :thumb:
Get haggling! :twisted:
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Postby Gary75 » Sun May 06, 2012 5:53 pm

1 x set Gary 75
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Postby CAVEMAN » Mon May 07, 2012 8:50 am

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Postby Dayo » Mon May 07, 2012 12:20 pm

im debating whether to sign up for a set. im worried about the bonnet getting twisted as its only alloy.

any info from someone thats had them on a few months?
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Postby Gary75 » Mon May 07, 2012 12:34 pm

Dayo wrote:im debating whether to sign up for a set. im worried about the bonnet getting twisted as its only alloy.

any info from someone thats had them on a few months?


Dayo I'm just getting numbers first who are interested in a group buy, try and get some discount. Or you have the option to buy direct? The choice is yours.

The dampers come in pairs, I'm not sure of the resistance value,but I would assume not as strong as boot dampers. Possible just to use one instead of two again less resistance on such a light weight bonnet. Just a thought. :idea:
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Postby MUNK » Mon May 07, 2012 4:45 pm

may have a set depending on price....
had a set on my ra and didnt bend bonnet :)
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Postby Conway » Mon May 07, 2012 4:45 pm

I'll have a set
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Postby Micktype WR1 » Mon May 07, 2012 5:19 pm

Ive had a set for a few years. No problems whatsoever.

Just remember that the cheapest part of these are the tiny spring clips that hold them in place. They easily rust so rub a little thick grease on them to keep them fresh. You can always rub it off for showtime !
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Postby marchar » Mon May 07, 2012 9:53 pm

I ordered a pair last week and fitted them today, Took about half hour to fit and they work and fit great, Your bonnet will love em :)
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Postby Megaman » Tue May 08, 2012 8:50 am

Micktype WR1 wrote:Ive had a set for a few years. No problems whatsoever.

Just remember that the cheapest part of these are the tiny spring clips that hold them in place. They easily rust so rub a little thick grease on them to keep them fresh. You can always rub it off for showtime !


You can rub a little grease on my spring clips anytime Mick :wink:
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Postby Steveyk » Tue May 08, 2012 1:12 pm

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Postby delrodney » Tue May 08, 2012 2:23 pm

1 x set delrodney
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Postby Azyman » Tue May 08, 2012 4:48 pm

1 x set Gary 75
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Postby Cozzy 481 » Tue May 08, 2012 9:28 pm

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