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Fresh Rubber for the Spares Box Peugeot 205

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This week was a busy one at Spares Box with all manner of things happening to Managing Director Leon’s Peugeot 205 GTi.   One of the biggest changes made was a set of lightweight Team Dynamics 15″ wheels and some “bubblegum-to-sidewalk” spec R-compound Toyo R888Rs.     Upon fitting them we noticed that the tyre …
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The Brands Behind Spares Box: MANN Filter

The Brands Behind Spares Box- MANN Filter

We love talking to the people behind the brands that sum up the culture behind Spares Box the most. They stand for quality, performance, reliability and value, and no brand personifies this quite like MANN Filter. For 70 years, MANN have made themselves known as the go-to brand for OE-Spec Filters, providing quality filtration products …
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Common Car Noises to Listen Out For

Common Car Noises to Listen Out For

Given the amount of moving parts inside the modern day vehicle, it’s to be expected that your car will make some noise. However, failing or worn parts in your car will often make themselves known audibly. To help you identify which noises you should pay attention to, we’ve compiled a list of common symptoms to keep an …
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5 Track Day Weapons for Under $15k

5 Track Day Weapons for Under $15k

Every car enthusiast worth his octane rating wants to inject a bit of fun into their motoring life, whether they want a performance solution to take to the track, or just simply want to get a bit more performance while driving every day (while staying within the confines of the law, of course).     …
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What do the New Light Bar Laws Mean?

A few new laws were introduced this month that regarded the fitting and installation of LED Light Bars on 4x4s and off-road vehicles. Vehicles are designed so that if a pedestrian is hit, there are no jagged edges which could potentially cause additional harm to a person and for this reason Light Bars are now no …
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The Importance of Engine Oil

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What does my Engine Rating mean?   Engine Oils and Gear Oils are typically represented by an SAE rating (Society of Automotive Engineers) that appears in the form of a number, e.g. SAE 30. The numbers are based on a standardised system of measuring resistance to flow, or in layman’s terms, the thickness of a …
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