what have you done to your car today ?

Connor H

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Had a rubbing brake caliper on the driver fr side to sort, took it apart and cleaned it up but when i went to open the brake fluid res to wind the piston back, it was already loosey goosey o_O wondering if doing that up has helped shift the scrape.
 

iammooks

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Fitted a rear anti roll bar. Thanks @Thai-wronghorse for supplying it ;)
The clamps going round the rear beam were a pain in the bum. I’d love to get hold of some proper clamps like the ones used on the neuspeed arbs. Anyhow, all fitted and all good.
I have the front arb too, but fitting that is way above my grade and I really don’t want to go to a garage so it’ll stay off for now.

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You've got a very clean and tidy looking rear end there.


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Thai-wronghorse

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Fitted a rear anti roll bar. Thanks @Thai-wronghorse for supplying it ;)
The clamps going round the rear beam were a pain in the bum. I’d love to get hold of some proper clamps like the ones used on the neuspeed arbs. Anyhow, all fitted and all good.
I have the front arb too, but fitting that is way above my grade and I really don’t want to go to a garage so it’ll stay off for now.

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Good to see you've got it fitted it mate, yeah those clamps are fiddly when new as they're obviously not to the shape of the rear beam but once on they're sweet.
I've got the Neuspeed bar on mine and admittedly the supplied clamps with those are better but then they're also considerably more expensive.
The front isn't particularly difficult but definitely more involved as you'll need to drop the subframe to do it.

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Good to see you've got it fitted it mate, yeah those clamps are fiddly when new as they're obviously not to the shape of the rear beam but once on they're sweet.
I've got the Neuspeed bar on mine and admittedly the supplied clamps with those are better but then they're also considerably more expensive.
The front isn't particularly difficult but definitely more involved as you'll need to drop the subframe to do it.

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I had real trouble with those clamps. I struggled to get them closed enough to get the nut and bolt to connect in order to tighten them. I ended up going up a size to 97-104 mikalor clamps. Made the job much easier.
 

Rich.T

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After lots of swearing, put the car back together and took it for a test drive.

And spent the whole time laughing because, for once, the mods done have made a big difference to the driving experience
Its nice when hard earnt time and money make a difference.
 

Connor H

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After lots of swearing, put the car back together and took it for a test drive.

And spent the whole time laughing because, for once, the mods done have made a big difference to the driving experience

Gotta love a successful shakedown


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3gte

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It's really satisfying when you're doing something that should work but there's no info about doing it so you're going more on faith than anything else

Oh, quick self promo time for my RR thread
 
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iammooks

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It's really satisfying when you're doing something that should work but there's no info about doing it so you're going more on faith than anything else

Oh, quuck self promo time for my RR thread

Looking forward to some diesel mods - and to find out what your plans are for the air intake.


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Connor H

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Reused the standard charge pipe to reroute the intercooler piping to turbo, much much better. Standard dump valve back on and the combination has seen a noticeable increase in poke
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iammooks

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Bloody eBay sellers...

Remember the CSC arrived damaged in the clutch kit I bought? The seller has just sent a label to return it. The whole lot. All for a damaged CSC that they could have refunded me for.

To make things worse, I had a voucher on eBay that gave me money off, so I got the whole lot for £260 - flywheel and all - and I'm not going to get that discount if I buy another one.

And of course, I'm sure some of you know just how much a complete clutch kit including the flywheel actually weighs. I really don't want to be carrying that to my Post Office. God knows how much it's costing them to send it back. Actually, I just checked - £30 is how much. You could probably buy a CSC for that much.
 

Sl1ced

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Bloody eBay sellers...

Remember the CSC arrived damaged in the clutch kit I bought? The seller has just sent a label to return it. The whole lot. All for a damaged CSC that they could have refunded me for.

To make things worse, I had a voucher on eBay that gave me money off, so I got the whole lot for £260 - flywheel and all - and I'm not going to get that discount if I buy another one.

And of course, I'm sure some of you know just how much a complete clutch kit including the flywheel actually weighs. I really don't want to be carrying that to my Post Office. God knows how much it's costing them to send it back. Actually, I just checked - £30 is how much. You could probably buy a CSC for that much.

Maybe cut your losses and look into a new csc ? Then weigh up what you’ve saved vs that. I’d just send the csc back haha


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