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Dave3074

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Hey guys, my 2000 ce lancer coupe is making a sound as though I have a stone in one of my tyres. It isn't there when idling and is still there when I take my foot off the accelerator. The noise speeds up the faster I'm going and slows down when the car does. It's the same noise as though I have a stone in one of my tyres although one can't be found. While I'm here would any cs or ch 02, 03, 04, panels, bonnet and front bumper fit my 2000 ce coupe?? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

ARC

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While I'm here would any cs or ch 02, 03, 04, panels, bonnet and front bumper fit my 2000 ce coupe?? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Nope, completely different body.
If you want to smarten it up with a nice factory look, search for a MR Lancer kit. Or someone parting out a MR.
 

Dave3074

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Thanks for the reply, does that mean the cluster and dash and center console is different as well. What year model MR would fit the ce 2000 coupe?
 

Dave3074

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Thanks.. what about a lancer vr_x I think it is a CE 2001 sedan. Could I use the front panels and bonnet and possibly some interior?
 

ARC

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Doing a sedan front panel swap isn’t as straight forward and you might think.
The radiator support panel is different to support the squarer front end. You’d have to unpick all the spot welds and swap them out, weld them back in again. The front quarter panels are a different shape, so the gaps between the doors and the quarter panels are different.

It’s doable, I’ve seen a few good examples of it. It’s just a lot of work.
 

ARC

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For MR kits.
You’ve got this one, pretty much any pre-1998/9
Known by the triangle fog lights.

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Then from 1998/9 onwards with round fog lights.

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Dave3074

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I have a guy telling me that a lancer vr_x front bumper will fit??? Is he right or just trying to sell it??
 

Steve99

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Is it a sedan vr_x or coupe??
If it’s a coupe it should fit
If it’s a sedan then it will not fit
 

ARC

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CE vrx front bar is almost the same as the round fog light bumper. But with a different grill.

Just make sure it’s not a vrx sedan one, it won’t fit. You could try to make it fit, but it’ll look like balls!
 
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