Saves final judgement for 2 weeks from this moment.
Lol in a couple of days I should be slammed. I dont feel like being slammed with an "slight" overheating issue. As soon as it gets taken care of, I'll hop to it. Trust me I will deliver.....
If anything, you should see the final product in under 2 weeks (wheels mounted and done up, moar low, etc mods) but the low will very soon come.
don't loose faith!
Last edited by Chuckdee; 03-22-2012 at 11:53 PM.
^^tank you good sir
Cleaned the barrels with a brillo pad and comet last night, **** works! Also soaked my bolts in clr, so I'm gonna clean those out today. Also I'm gonna get my car worked on for the overheating issue and as soon as the problem is cleared, then I'm going straight to installing coilovers.....regardless if it's at night
Yeah the only way these will work will be with a re-drill. the thinnest adapters (19mm) will put the final et at +1....which I haven't seen it on without major work.
Update Water pump and timing belt are being changed tomorrow, practically for free then coilovers go on the same afternoon/evening.
so another update:
In the mist changing out of the water pump, turns out the PO already did the timing belt, along with everything else that needed to be replaced including the water pump so while putting back everything, the O-ring to go back in the lower rad hose snapped so cause of that, I didn't get to drive my car for the whole weekend. gonna get the replacement o-ring from the stealership today and I should be back on the road.
Then finally....I will install my coilovers!
Update with PICS!!!
The past week and 1/2 have been.....interesting to say at the least.
Finally replaced the radiator with a used one
along with a new fan blade:
Then after replacing those, the coolant temp kept tiling to the "1 o' clock" position but will go back to the middle after driving. After some research, I decided to replace the coolant temp sensor and Thermostat:
....and it still didn't help out. I dunno what it could it be at this point. Everything I can think of is working condition including the new water pump -___-
...anyways, back to the good stuff. Why have polished lips and still have a dirty barrel? So I cleaned them.
a jar of Comet, a green brillo pad, that brass pad thingy and water is all I need to get them looking brand new
My attempt to polish the bolts failed, so Ima paint them gold:
And last night I spent 6 hours just installing the front coilovers....
I found it easier to remove the large three 17 mm (i used a 5/8 spark socket) to getting the old suspension out. Idk how anyone can remove the two 13 mm bolts on the car.....
(the one bolt in the corner is one of them)
Cut bumpstops Because Moar Low. I don't know if had to but I did just in case.
Switched over the top hats....
and BAM! Business....
Did both at the same time:
And that's where we are at the moment. Tonight I'll install the rear setup cause last night I was too tired to go on and it was already 4am......and I had work in the morning
Then finally pics of it being slammed will follow.
It was a TOTAL Bitch to get those plugs off, and that was the least of my problems. Then the angle of those two bolts made it a challenge to undo them.....I said 'efff that' and discovered it was MUCH EASIER to remove the larger three bolts.
Finally did the rears but it seems like I forgot to add something back there cause it's clunking somewhere and bouncing a bit too much. Also after letting my car idle for a total of 15 mins and driving slow, coolant burst out from what it seem to be the lower radiator hose. Today ima work on the rears and this coolant issue, then finally I should be polishing the wheels on saturday. Probably squeeze in some time to getting the centers re-drilled. I'll throw some pics up in a little bit.
Finally got the rears done and evened out the stance a little bit, but it still has a little bit of reverse rake :/ well that will change once I get the wheels mounted this thursday. Tomorrow seeing that I'm rarely off on a monday, I'll use that day to work on the wheels. ONTO TEH PICKS
when I got them done thursday night:
Fronts are 23ish
Rears are 22 1/2 ish
....and I still have about 2 inches of thread left all around, so they can get low.
the rears were bouncy and making some clunking noise. Turns out i needed bumpstop for the strut mount. The old ones were corroding away, so I got a bit creative.
the coilovers came with these:
...so I used the half of the bumpstops i've cut and put the spacers in.
...and then BAM, SUCCESS!!
No more clunking noise and the bouncing stopped!
Put the bumper back on saturday....
My impromptu Skid plate, so i can stop worrying....
And current shots of the car today:
....i'll fix the rake once I get the wheels mounted, then I can properly dial in the stance. My verdict on the coilovers:
Soft and bouncy like eibach sportlines, but not too bouncy. Good for daily driving and I've yet to test the handling but it seems like it can handle itself when it comes to it. Do i like it? Yeah. I only wished it can be firmer so I wouldn't have to hit bumps so easily and hit the jack points under the car (kept freaking out, thinking I was hitting the pan, lol)
Next are the wheels.....stay tuned
1999.5 1.8T || Auto w/ tiptronic
Forge 007 DV || AEM Brute Force filter
Upper strut bar || Neuspeed sport springs
17" RS4 reps || more to come.....