Awesome car, my new motivation! Your my roll model now.
Last edited by early westy rabbit; 09-28-2010 at 02:35 AM.
"Exactly! You should have to wear that badge of dishonor like a scarlet letter. A big 'A' for adulterating this forum with your mk4 filth lol."
Nope, no spacers, they're bolted straight on. I'm waiting on some camber plates for the rear axle, though, as this will tuck the rear wheels under properly. I mocked the rear setup together with washers and removed the springs to check the tyre clearance and it was all good, so you can fit 16x9s under the rear of a Mk1 with a some arch work and about -3deg of camber
I wasn't so sure about the big wheels when they arrived, but I'm sold now
Some further works underway, a long way away in Germany! I've just received some updated pics and thought I'd share... getting very strapped for time now
My engine parts have finally been released by customs after 6 weeks (asssssholes), so I'll finish assembling the engine next week and get some pics of that.
For now, though, here is some more carbon I'm not sure sure I'll use all the parts on this particular car, but some were thrown in as part of a package works price, so I wasn't exactly going to say no.
There's still one more final touch to be done, but I'll leave this until it's bolted to the engine
I was looking for this thread a few days ago to show someone and couldn't find it.
I'm in lLOVE with your car!!!!!
Appreciate all the comments. Always helps with motivation
Spent most of the day doing wheel alignments today. I've set up the rear camber and toe to neatly tuck the 16x9s under - which meant removing and reinstalling the rear hubs countless times along with the springs for clearance checks etc. The stance is WAY better now with the excessive poke at the rear gone.
I have a neat pendulum style wheel alignment gauge, which is a big help when doing this and saves a few hundred bucks hiring a laser aligner for the day.
There's now 15mm spacers behind the front wheels aswell, pegging back the ET to a pretty serious +8. This was the only way to clear the brake kit, though... does look better too, having said that.
Front camber is at -3.5deg, around 1mm toe in and rear is at -3deg, around 2mm toe in. I have a full specs written down in my log book, so will post these up with the spec sheet later on.
A few pics in the sun too
Well, it's been a hectic few days, but one of them involved driving the car
To cut a very long story short, I noticed the breather filling up during the drive and there was a slight miss under load, so I was getting concerned already. Sure enough, after I limped the car back home, it was a head gasket How or why I'm yet to find out, but it'll have to wait another month as I'm back working interstate so can't get anywhere near the car
Anyway, enough bad news! Here are some extra progress pics - still have to fit the remaining carbon trim, side stripes, badges etc, but this is how it looked before I slipped out the drive for the maiden voyage
You're in luck: found it already:
love your car mate, granted i have an a4 jetta, but its getting near completion and it is going to look very much like yours, white, caged, completely gutted. simplicity at its best..kudos. i'm subscribed.