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Old 17-10-2012, 07:20 PM   #81
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So finaly recieved my car back from paint, was told would be ready by 4:30 PM, turned up and bumpers still off the car didnt get car until about
5 PM theres a couple of imperfections in the paint but am going back to get them touched up.

Some how they put my aac bumper "sag" brackets on backwards so will be fixing them up on the weekend along with putting my new strut braces on

I managed to take some before pics of the bumpers, before it went to paint, and took some after pics when i got the car home

All the damage to the front bumper happened before I lowered it hahaha

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Hit some bugs on the way home lol

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Old 17-10-2012, 07:38 PM   #82
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Nice... now go install your braces
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Old 17-10-2012, 09:06 PM   #83
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nowwww try not stratch it ahaha
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Old 17-10-2012, 09:10 PM   #84
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Nice. How much did it set you back?
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Old 17-10-2012, 09:26 PM   #85
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Nice... now go install your braces
will on the weekend

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nowwww try not stratch it ahaha
suby lip will help protect the front, just gotta watch out for those sneaky retaining walls whilst reversing lol

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Nice. How much did it set you back?
Front and rear bars removed stripped back down, repaired, primered, painted then baked, then refitted to the car set me back $712.70

Front and rear strut bars set me back $263.91 delivered
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Old 21-10-2012, 01:04 PM   #86
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So spent the weekend putting in my new Corksport Strut bars

Front bar was easy as pie, and the rear bar was such a pain in the a** that it made up for it when i took the car for a drive around some twisties to test it out.

Wasn't the cleanest install of the rear bar but its in and doing its job.
Had to modify the seat belt holder bracket that goes ontop of the rear struts.







There was no room to do the nut up closest to where you bolt the bar to the bracket so I modified the nut to fit. Still no room to do the nut up with a
socket so had to do it up with a spanner and pole through the ring side of spanner and make it like a T piece, nut was tight and all good.



Front Brace. Engine bay needs a wash



Rear Brace in

Next on the list is Rear sway bar and suby lip
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Old 21-10-2012, 01:27 PM   #87
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looks neat man much noticable difference round the twistys?
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Old 21-10-2012, 01:37 PM   #88
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looks neat man much noticable difference round the twistys?
It wasn't a perfect install but its in now, yea took it for a drive round town going through all the roundabouts,
still some body roll in the rear, but it fells so much better now that there is actually some support there.

Rear sway bar will eliminate whatever body roll is left
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Old 21-10-2012, 01:49 PM   #89
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Liking how all of ur car is black and blue :-) looks clean
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Hey im pretty sure i saw you today, you were turning right off maitland road in mayfield. i was going the other way and was like "hey ive seen that car!!"
Looks sick mate, loving the black rims, wondering, have you ever been defected for them?
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Old 30-10-2012, 10:13 PM   #91
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Hey im pretty sure i saw you today, you were turning right off maitland road in mayfield. i was going the other way and was like "hey ive seen that car!!"
Looks sick mate, loving the black rims, wondering, have you ever been defected for them?
Thanks man, I was probably heading to Tighes Hill Tafe at the time, had to pick up a new module, no I havent been defected for the rims
or coilovers yet, I do have my stock wheels and struts here incase, the rims were painted by me with spray cans ,
you know those newy cops will try get you for anything even the old no water in your washer bottle lol
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Old 30-10-2012, 10:20 PM   #92
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you know those newy cops will try get you for anything even the old no water in your washer bottle lol
really? that ridiculous man i've got it good here in the gong the cops check your tyres have a gesstamit at your ride height and then tell you to have a good night, yes officer
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Old 30-10-2012, 10:27 PM   #93
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really? that ridiculous man i've got it good here in the gong the cops check your tyres have a gesstamit at your ride height and then tell you to have a good night, yes officer
yea man its pretty ridiculous, mate of mine a while back took his tidy vl for a drive to the foreshore in newy,
come back with 3 defects, wheels too big, washer bottle empty and aftermarket seats,
best part of the story he bought the vl from a cop..... so figure that one out lol

Thursday nights in the foreshore are a no go guaranteed a defect and a trip to the pits....

ive been through a few rbt's and nothing yet, im sitting 110mm from the ground and have over-sized wheels so you would suspect something but so far so good.
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but your only +2 in sizes it's legal the toyo website has a full like info page on it,

man that sucks so were do people go and chill out with cars? we all go down the harbour and chill there if everyones being good ya won't see a cop, but then someone will do a skid and then you'll have a cop car come threw, and if it keeps happening they'll just kick us out never had anyone defected down there
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Old 30-10-2012, 10:47 PM   #95
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think state law is +1 -1 wheel size

usually its the foreshore in town or kooragang island, people been going to kooragang for over 30 years
(there was even a old movie filmed there with an old crhysler charger) with old muscle cars toranas falcons etc...
burnouts drags u name it its been done. now cops swarm the place whenever a bunch of people begin to do stupid crap down there

it has eventualy come to this

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Thanks man, I was probably heading to Tighes Hill Tafe at the time, had to pick up a new module, no I havent been defected for the rims
or coilovers yet, I do have my stock wheels and struts here incase, the rims were painted by me with spray cans ,
you know those newy cops will try get you for anything even the old no water in your washer bottle lol
Yeah ive heard that too, make sure that water is full =] haha,
Im tossing up between 17" Sp-23 rims or yours.. either way they are going Blaaaaaaaaack
Mate in the RTA told me the cops were going to be in the foreshore last thursday, and apparently the thursday before, 22 cars were taken to the pits and only 2 weren't defected...
He said half the defects weren't even for mods though, but for things like dodgy brakes etc!!!
BTW, what kinda drop you got on those coilovers?
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Old 31-10-2012, 06:12 AM   #97
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It's drop quite a bit so far can probably go another 1.5-2 inches if I wanted but I'd scrub like hell
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Old 31-10-2012, 07:11 AM   #98
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It's drop quite a bit so far can probably go another 1.5-2 inches if I wanted but I'd scrub like hell
Your allowed to go 2" bigger in rim size as long as you keep the same rolling diameter. If rolling diameter changes you must get your speedo Re calibrated and engineered. And pretty sure it was a 1.5" increase in width.
Then there is also another limit on increasing your track.
But yeah... Every time I get pulled over I get told how lucky I am by the police (I am the boarder line for all of those). I simply reply... It's not luck... I actually read the rules before installing them.

^^ the cops love that and usually thank me for keeping within the regulations and become all nice. Then usually comment in how well the rims sit

My brothers 300 has 18" rims that are 9" wide with 45 series tyres. (Speedo Recalibrated) It's currently at 80mm ride height. And a hugeeeee suspension mod list.
So that has a 2page engineers slip
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:18 PM   #99
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Well poo...... had the worst day today and this was part of the chain of events that happend today >.<

At least i can cover it with a front lip which i will be getting soon

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That just reminded me. Bin fell off a ute in front of me going onto the M4 and 100k's
Put a hole in my lower grille and scratched the hell outa my front bar. So I feel your pain.

But hey! Now it means I have some lower mesh stuff to use on my autoexe grille
Just gotta look at the bright side.

All that is telling you is to put that front lip you had on...
At least it woulda saved the paint
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