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Old 04-03-2010, 12:12 PM   #121
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btw your taillights and ur sunroof looks awesome dan,im not that brave to do that to my woof
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:15 PM   #122
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Haha, i was too busy cutting the roof

and cheers!
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Old 29-06-2010, 11:23 AM   #123
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So, been a while since i updated this. A few things to update that i should have before now, but in the meantime...

I got invited to a Mazda Motorsport track day at Wakefield NSW, held in conjunction with MRT and Osbourne Motorsport. Thanks to OzMazda.com for the invite!

Had a bit of fun fanging the Astina around there, and a few photos were taken.





















Added about 3 camber on the rear and about 2.75 at the front, and it made the car a lot more stable, and had some nice four wheel drifts happening. Really should have got the LSD gearbox in beforehand though, as traction in the corners was letting me down. It was an untimed day though so i don't really have a good idea of whether i was quicker than last time.
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Old 29-06-2010, 12:10 PM   #124
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Love the rear numberplate. Looking good as always. When are you going to finish the rear bumper?
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Old 29-06-2010, 12:16 PM   #125
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Love the rear numberplate. Looking good as always. When are you going to finish the rear bumper?
It's actually one of the Japanese dealer plates - it's metal! Very surprising.

...and yeah, one of these days
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Old 29-06-2010, 08:52 PM   #126
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I want those wheels very nice car man
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Old 29-06-2010, 08:57 PM   #127
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Very nice. +1 for puting the LSD in. I can vouch for it making a different exiting corners.

Lovin' the car's stance with the front end sitting lower than the rear.
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Old 29-06-2010, 08:59 PM   #128
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I do have 13 of them...and i don't need them all

edit: I think the 'rear higher' shots must be under brakes, as there is more of a gap at the front than the rear normally
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Old 29-06-2010, 09:06 PM   #129
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I want those wheels very nice car man
Ah, that reminds me. What are those 5-stud wheels you're using? The look like 15" HB-ES except 5-stud.
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Old 29-06-2010, 10:25 PM   #130
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I would love to see this car around Melb again, its been a long time since I spied you in it.
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Old 30-06-2010, 07:20 AM   #131
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Ah, that reminds me. What are those 5-stud wheels you're using? The look like 15" HB-ES except 5-stud.
I'm pretty sure they are HB-ES rims in 5 stud

anyways back on topic :P
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Old 30-06-2010, 07:42 AM   #132
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I do have 13 of them...and i don't need them all

edit: I think the 'rear higher' shots must be under brakes, as there is more of a gap at the front than the rear normally
13 of what??? lol
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Old 30-06-2010, 09:26 AM   #133
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I would love to see this car around Melb again, its been a long time since I spied you in it.
I saw you last week when i was in the Beetle, but generally i don't drive the Astina during the week much.

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Old 30-06-2010, 11:17 AM   #134
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Oh, and some laps around Wakefield. Camera reverse-mounted to the sunroof lol
Looks so much slower on the video. You can really hear the lack of traction coming onto the front and back straights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmLuGMNSn4M
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Old 30-06-2010, 05:12 PM   #135
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i wished mine handled and went like that!
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Old 30-06-2010, 05:43 PM   #136
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you were wiping off some serious speed coming off the front straight! :eek; what speeds were you hitting?
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Old 30-06-2010, 07:44 PM   #137
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I think about 160 at the kink after the front straight.
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Old 30-06-2010, 08:40 PM   #138
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there is something about ur car rupe.
its not the best looking, its not particuly pretty but i like it.
its uber different thats for sure.
nice work.
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Old 08-07-2010, 03:44 PM   #139
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Some new toys that arrived not quite in time for the Wakefield trip.

THK adjustable swaybar links. Should help get the swaybars back close to horizonal as they should be for ideal efficiency - which is compromised by lowering any car.

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Old 08-07-2010, 11:18 PM   #140
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Nice! Where's my set!!!

Defiantly need the LSD though..... Traction was kinda lacking coming out of every corner virtually.
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