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Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Cliosport-carl, Sep 2, 2016.
And the result ??
Can you share the specs on the stud kit? Length etc. Links would be great.
They are 95mm on the front and 75mm on the rear and they where from eBay by a company called TRS
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182361636583
And they are fine I got some lock tite aswell and love them
Well busy this morning had a little trip to go and get the top mounts which was a nice drive out in the Mrs 107
Decided to take a picture of everything I have so far to do I have got more on its way in the shape of brakes
Then my brother in the body shop sent me these
Then says it's going in for paint now
So my 2 days has hopefully turned into 1 day and I might get it back tonight..
Soooo 3 days later and ktec decide to tell me the disks are not available and will be ready in 2 weeks ?? Ah well at least my bro has sent me another update..
they dont mess about,do they..are you having just one side sprayed??
Yeah just where I messed the side skirt up and the door which had a big scratch in from before me and now.....
My god mate. Fresh paintwork is always full on porn. Looks absolutely fantastic. Bet you can't stop looking at it.
In the afternoon sun (ha ha!) that silver will look ridiculous.
Don't know if this may help you decide, but if your changing the wishbone rear bushes. don't go camber adjustable. Use your top mounts. Reason....the rear adjustable bush is a nightmare to adjust in situ. Just go for a normal bush.
Secondly, order new drop links and anti rotation arms, they never come out in one piece.....i.e angle grinder maybe needed!
Agreed with the above. I just run standard black polybushes with adjustable top mounts. If you already have them, I would position both of the adjustment bushes the same and use the top mounts to get equal camber on both sides. Compbrake top mounts fully maxed out at around 2.2 degree's on my set up with 1.5 degrees of camber on the rear.
Regarding the list of jobs you're doing, very similar to mine and a great step in the right direction, there isn't anything you've got in the list that I wouldn't do. Bigger two piece brakes and pads are next for me with a remap. After fitting the manifold it is very jerky to drive and certainly needs sorting soon!
I was until the Mrs made me go shopping and yeah I love it ..
I bought them not knowing I'd have the mounts until later on I was planning to get the bushes at full camber then set the top mounts as they will be better to adjust.. as I already have the bushes and the drop links and rotation links I have checked with my parts factor who can get them and have them on order ready to hit the go button
Yeah it's the way I will go and it will be mapped soon enough..
just had a quick thought now i have had the side painted i would tidy the tired looking vinyl and have ordered some new stickers for the b pillar.
Right all well and good I'll be getting mapped tomorrow whoop whoop
More brilliant progress pictured above.
Paint looks orgasmic !!
Remap on a Sunday ? Please don't tell me your other Brother's a mapper
No my dad is... only joking I'm looking to get to done with SRS performance very good friend and very knowledgeable. About the dark arts when it is finished I will give a good and honest review
Well I'm very happy the car has just been mapped.. I have only just taken it round the block (quickly) and it feels great I will update after the drive into work in the morning... but happy with the test drive
Paintwork looks fantastic mate, with the map on top must feel like a new car.
I don't know what it was but the last few weeks with the chip and not driving it much because of using the bike for work I think I lost some love for it so I decided to get the map to try and help things then the paint thing just happened so yeah very happy with it and it will be a new car when I get round to doing the bushes and top mounts the list I have to do is a big one but I have set a good amount of time to get it done
Good on you Carl. Keep the love going mate.
Done a proper drive yet?
drove the car to work today and love it it feels so much better to drive and much more eager to get there feels like a smoother drive when you put your foot down it just pulls and pulls i love it and cant wait to drive it again... one of the things that i have noticed when i used to accelerate there was a little lul halfway into the rev range and wasn't massive but noticeable now that has gone which makes accelerating much nicer and feels (this sounds weird) fuller throughout the revs the i have found the torque feels like its increased as i have found the pull on the car feels much better the rev limiter has been increased a smidge over the redline its brilliant i will report after another driver later on this afternoon.