day 1: 2 pages already.
I make a thread and its lucky if it gets 2 pages lol
This morning on the drive down to school I realized my tires are really really worn. This is due to my toe still not being perfect in the rear (a poor quality alignment rack led to me correct the toe incorrectly). Caleb's rack said that I would be better off removing them completely, which I will now go do at the shop.
Then I will be taking the car to a more reliable shop with a better rack, and having them align, as well as flip my rear tires to salvage any life that might be left in them.
This should get me through this weekend and then I will just be waiting until Ian's tires are available to me.
Just dawned on me that I might as well change the ball joints if I am doing an alignment anyway. Work work work
A cool panoramic shot I took last night in my garage:
like the wheels
MK2 GTI 16v / GTI 337 engine / 6 speed / Holset HX27w Turbo / Stainless Custom Log manifold / Tial 38mm WG / TurboSmart MBC / Simens 630cc / TurboSmart BOV / CxRacing I.C / Custom 2.25'' I.C piping / Custom 3'' downpipe to 2.5'' exhaust / Custom Oil catch can / Custom TUNE / SWAP in PROGRESS......
Shots from yesterday!
All my **** laid out:
Removing the axle bolt:
Axle bolt removed:
Ball joint coming out:
Ball joint trapped in the spindle:
Threw my ball joint press on and popped that out quick (OEM+ Tools):
Front buttoned up:
Then moved to the rear, didn't take many pics, except taking a shot of the caliper shimming required:
And Scott's Zino
Then as I said, I had the car aligned. Came out very well, and the tech even worked on centering my rear beam on the car, which has reduced my rubbing quite a bit. The tires will need to be replaced ASAP, but otherwise the suspension feels quite solid.
Out to a local show now, pics later
You'd have gotten first if the noise machine was properly working. Kinda sad Dylan didn't hear it.
So yesterday I started to try my rear beam bushings. Got one bolt out, then the other one backed out against the gas tank. Got frustrated and nervous, put it all back togehter.
Broke this piece of ****:
Then I decided I best do something, so I popped out my rear shock bolts, spun the coils down a bit, and put in new upper spring bushings.
Still frustrated, I fixed my rear door gap to relax:
(I swear there is a difference).
Next time I will put in my new rear bearings and hubs
Adam's Rotors are the only thing I haven't received yet, hopefully they will show up soon
Matigg Trunk Blend (Waiting at Ians)
AC Recharge (James of Badubs seems to have a plan to help me with this)
Adam's Rotors - Hopefully coming soon!
Ian's Tires will be going on my car once he gets the Futuras on!
New Rear Hubs and Bearings soon
Front spindles will be fully stripped and painted, new bearing, ball joints, reconditioned hubs, new rotors and screws, new strut bearings, and a driverside Raxle
Car will get a huge detail soon.
My local source for fender liners fell through, so I am on the hunt for some new front fender liners
Dude let me know when you want to do your rear beam! It is a huge PITA, but I have done it, so I am offering my services!