alpha's HE build up

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Re: alpha's HE build up

Postby alpha » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:10 am

every single time i get under my car i get more and more surprises.
here is one of them:
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yeah a shredded bumpstop...no wonder my upper control arm kept on hitting the firewall...
it actually fell out of the shock when i jacked up the car

and another thing is bent shock...so yeah getting spring compressors this week and will swap springs and shocks over...still got my original suspension...
but um yeah...that explains why i have toe/camber problem on front left corner...17mm difference in camber...
and i should have my rims back tomorrow and off to get tires sorted.going 255 35 this time because of stupid new laws about stretching...
well stretch will remain the same because im going with a 35 profile...my old size was 245 40...

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Re: alpha's HE build up

Postby Matsuda9 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:03 am

how low can you go.... damn, price you pay :(

but i'm sure you will sort it.... bag it i says, will be easier if you like low ;)
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Re: alpha's HE build up

Postby alpha » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:28 am

Matsuda9 wrote:how low can you go.... damn, price you pay :(

but i'm sure you will sort it.... bag it i says, will be easier if you like low ;)


well you gotta pay to play as they say on VSC...and i kinda do lol...minimal $$ damage, so far ive spent $70 on new tie rods.and then i have my spare shocks...and then all i need is wheel bearing which is going to set me back $300 including labour.

well yeah i do want to bag it...but since i want to ride very low, it will cost quiet a bit to make fully custom suspension to make it work...
so ive decided to go with custom made springs with higher spring rates and shortened shocks and possibly nolathane bushes all around to make it even more stiff...all this will be fully road legal and certed for less than $1500nzd plus nolathane...(500ish).
this works out much cheaper then importing used adjusties+ cert+bushes and i can be as low as i want to...
yah yah it will be very impractical but i barely drive this thing anyway so it wont matter and as long as i know where im driving i should be fine.and ofcourse i have to make sure that i can clear my drive way...(one of the main reasons why its taking us so long to find a new place lol, wifey is a bit pissy but meh, my car lol)

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Re: alpha's HE build up

Postby alpha » Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:07 am

got my mags back today..all fixed, got tires aswell..went with a 35 profile this time...it looks pretty good since sentias guards arent that big anyways so it doesnt look as bulky as 40s did.

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Re: alpha's HE build up

Postby alpha » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:41 am

i managed to finally finish one of the headlights
i just added bulb shields so it doesnt blind anyone...
it is abit hazy in the corners but i cant get to them with my current buffer pad...once i find pad small enough i'll open them up again and rebuff them...other wise they came out almost mint...
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Re: alpha's HE build up

Postby Matsuda9 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:28 am

me likey :inlove:
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Re: alpha's HE build up

Postby KillSwitch » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:16 pm

Looks awesome mate.

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Re: alpha's HE build up

Postby JAY-929 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:57 am

Will ya have a look at that, hey!!!
That come up a real trick, man! :D
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Re: alpha's HE build up

Postby alpha » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:30 am

hey guys, im still alive:)
sentia still not on the road lol...got no time for it...but there might be something coming up very soon...getting a few quotes around to compare a few things and prices:)
if everything goes to the plan, sentia will receive something very special:)(no its not a bodykit, or new wheels altho i do wish for some:))
i'll keep in touch:)

i've got heaps of ideas, but somehow no money coming in(and i do work 13hrs a day 6 days a week:)oh yeah i forgot i have a wife lol)

im kinda excited, but its antoher DIY for me haha, but this time its gona be even more time consuming, lots of learning aswell...

well we shall see how i go:)

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Re: alpha's HE build up

Postby Matsuda9 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:01 pm

well you got my panties wet with anticipation :scared:
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