Just read the whole thread and have to say some there is some impressive attention to detail going on here! I can remember seeing a Citrine yellow one about locally when I was a kid and have loved the colour since, I would quite like one sat low on multispoke alloys, 90's touring car stylee . I also used to walk past a very nice black saloon Si on the way to school in around 96/97, it had the RS bodykit, diamond cut 17" alloys and 'RS2000' decal on the boot!, It was gone one day and I didn't see it for years until one day I saw it parked up about 4 miles from where I used to see it looking as rough as a badgers . It ended up in a local scrappy missing all it's RS bits. And there is an N plate mk1 in silver that I pass quite often (I drove past it on the way home today) that appears to be just someone's way of getting from A to B, from memory it doesn't even have gaffa-taped bumpers, although they may have used silver tape and I can't see it but I fear the next time it fails an mot it will be the end of the road quite literally for it.
Sorry guys, no major updates for you. The RSi has been sat unused in my unit for the last year or so gathering dust... I know, I know!
I will endeavour to dig her out this summer season and get some fresh pictures for you.
Here's a question for you all though... I have been toying with the idea of a set of coilovers to improve the stance... I'm not talking about decking it, but maybe getting somewhere towards a nod to the BTCC stance. It's a reversible mod and all but as she's something of a rare beast, would this mod be sacrilege?!
Bought a mk1 Si Saloon as a lockdown project (had one years ago and loved it) and pretty much finished now and about to go for an mot. Bought with a blown engine and dull paintwork, and now looking good to go I think!
Hi guys, sorry for the delayed response! Yes I still have the RSi! I'm not sure if I updated the thread at the time but I actually managed to source an original set of the Eibach lowering springs, specific to the RSi cars.... This was a major coup!
With that being said, my current plan is to keep the Eibachs safe and instead fit a set of coilovers to enhance the 'BTCC' feel of the car!
I'm still yet to have the car re-painted, but that is very much on the to-do list!
I will endeavour to keep this thread updated if there is still an appetite for it! Cheers all
Great news on the springs where on earth did you find them? Keep the updates coming!
Thanks! It was the result of many, many hours spent searching the internet (which anyone who has been following this thread will know has been going on for the past few years!) In the end they came up through a reverse search of the part numbers and appeared on German eBay with what i'm assuming is a car breaker of sorts.
Typically the listing was very scant but using auto-translate and asking a few questions it became clear that these were the 'Unicorn springs' that i had been searching for - What a result!
After persuading the guy to send them to the UK / arranging shipment / paying fees and something of a nail-biting wait they arrived!....
These may just appear to be a set of Blue Eibach springs to many people, but they are a very, very hard to find piece of the puzzle for anyone looking to restore a MK1 RSi!
When i bought these, the plan was of course to run them on my car (it still has the rear Eibachs in place, but the fronts were replaced with generic lowering springs a few years before i bought the car due to a cracked original spring), however now (as mentioned above) i think i will keep the Eibachs safe and instead run the car on a set of coilovers - not for 'super lowzzz' but just to give it that slightly more purposeful, lowered stance as something of a nod to the 90's BTCC era that made me such a fan of the MK1 in the first place!
So - that means the next phase of my quest is to source a decent set of coilovers for a MK1 saloon (again - something that doesn't seem to be all that straightforward, so watch this space!)