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Thanks for the write up. Lots of interesting observations in it.

On 9/8/2018 at 12:19 AM, Northy said:

Ride height wise it’s currently what Chris calls one finger/one finger.

Do you mind to share a picture of the car with this "one finger/one finger" setup?

 

 

 

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Ride height wise it’s currently what Chris calls one finger/one finger.

 

I had a girlfriend called that........................😳

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30 minutes ago, Type911 said:

Ride height wise it’s currently what Chris calls one finger/one finger.

 

I had a girlfriend called that........................😳

Should have kept hold of her 😳

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On 9/9/2018 at 2:38 AM, WP0ZZZ said:

Thanks for the write up. Lots of interesting observations in it.

Do you mind to share a picture of the car with this "one finger/one finger" setup?

 

 

 

Here you go.

From the back you can see there’s not a huge amount of camber in the rear.  

It still feels like a sports car, but with a bit more compliance now. 

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About 100 miles after going to Centre Gravity I started to get another creak from the left rear.  After a conversation with Super Pro, they advised that my bushes are the old formula and are in fact wear items.  Their new ones are not and have a life time guarantee. 

So another trip to Centre Gravity was booked to swap the old ones out for some new ones.  Chris also, very kindly, swapped out my front studs, so that I could run some small spacers on the front.  Bit more front track and a bit more 'stance'.  

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I also asked him to dial in a smidge more negative camber on the rear, I think I was getting a very slight rub on maximum compression at the rear - when you're charging along a bumpy b-road.  Chris has said I might feel the difference that the front spacers make. I couldn't on first drive, but actually on the way home I did notice it felt a little different. Bit more turn-in bite, but perhaps a little lighter on the straight ahead. Probably some placebo in there too.  Either way, feels really great, super pleased with it.

Next up. 

  • CDI+ box 
  • Oil & filter change 
  • Gearbox Oil
  • Bosch 044 fuel pump
  • Fit under tray
  • Headlight bulbs swapped out for Night Breakers
  • Investigate why using my indicators with full beams on, switches off the lights completely! 

Then...

  • Replace front wings (I've managed to hoard 4 wings to choose from now 🤪)
  • Peddle cluster refurb... [ IanC ]...!
  • + infinitum 

 

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Nice work!

Could you actually see any difference between the old and new SuperPro spring plate bushes? Do they still need to use the grease and do they have different part numbers to the previous versions? 

BTW what size spacers and studs did you go for on the front? I like the look. Cant see from the pics but are you using standard or open lug nuts with those spacers?

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20 minutes ago, Anil said:

Nice work!

Could you actually see any difference between the old and new SuperPro spring plate bushes? Do they still need to use the grease and do they have different part numbers to the previous versions? 

BTW what size spacers and studs did you go for on the front? I like the look. Cant see from the pics but are you using standard or open lug nuts with those spacers?

Yes - the old ones had worn away the cross hatching - only on one bush. So where it had worn out the cross hatching the grease was wiped away and it was causing the creaking.  Not sure on the mileage I put on those, perhaps 10 - 15K.  Apparently the new ones are different - we will see.  I can live with it being a once every 5 years type thing, if that's what it turns out to be. 

7mm front spacers. 42mm front studs (standard are 35mm) - I run open face studs and they are about 1/2 a thread from the end of the nut.  You could add another 5mm on top if you were running wider spacers or open face studs.  No way on earth I would run 7mm spacers with standard alloy wheel bolts, nor steel nuts.  There just isn't enough thread engagement for my liking. 

 

 

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