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Old 07-03-2018, 06:32 PM   #316
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Thanks, I've decided it was a bit too low though.

This is after raising the coilovers a bit, still a couple of degrees too much camber.



New ride height, doesnt look as badass but now I have more than 2" ground clearance!



I'm wanting to fit 280mm discs and there is no way they are going to fit under 14" wheels, gutted as I love the orange ones I bought but needs must.
15" to test fit, with 45 profile tyres they are actually not much more in diameter then my 14 with 50 profile.

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Old 12-03-2018, 06:27 PM   #317
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Are you keeping the square steering wheel?
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Old 13-03-2018, 10:51 AM   #318
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Ha, nope only the mk1 came with the quartec wheel. I'm using an omp type wheel.

Current job is changing the lower ball joints as the mgf ones have too much camber. I have some rover 100 ones which have a few degrees less. Also I may slot the wishbones to allow adjustment. But first I have to drill out the stupid rivets !!
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Old 19-03-2018, 09:37 AM   #319
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So I've decided to stick with 14" wheels and the 240mm brakes, I'll add a remote servo if needed.

I've been busy drilling out the rivets on the mgf wishbones to fit R100 ball joints for less camber, might make them adjustable too if needed. The rivets have to be drilled, no way they are coming out any other way.




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Old 19-03-2018, 11:36 AM   #320
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Always best to have the nuts on the bottom. In the unlikely event they work loose its less likely the bolts will fall out and the balljoint separate itself from the lower arm whilst at speed.
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Old 19-03-2018, 11:59 AM   #321
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Yes the bolts need to go in from the top, the ones that came with the r100 joints are only 8.8 so I'm going to change them for some high tensile. I just used these to whack through the arm and joint, it's packed full of sealant which made getting them in a fight. Not a bad idea though, once the camber is set I may seal them again.
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Old 19-03-2018, 07:02 PM   #322
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I realise that you have done this to sort the camber out. A pic showing what it looks like now would help...
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Old 20-03-2018, 10:34 AM   #323
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So after fitting the Rover100 joints there is defiantly less camber, I still might make them adjustable though.

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Old 20-03-2018, 01:02 PM   #324
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What make of tyres of those ?
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Old 20-03-2018, 02:38 PM   #325
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Maxxis MA-Z1, Msa approved
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Old 18-04-2018, 08:58 AM   #326
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Had it in for an alignment today, they had to narrow the ramps lol.

Now that the tracking is not toe'd in a load it drives quite well, just like a big mini.
I could do with drilling the left ball joint holes out slightly to get the camber equal both sides but it's within 1 degree. 2nd gear is a hoot I did a good 20 mile on different roads yesterday and nothing fell off!

Improving the brakes is next, the effort it there but they could be better.



Posh wheels on at last!

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Old 18-04-2018, 08:58 AM   #327
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cool , cant wait to see this in June
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Old 18-04-2018, 02:25 PM   #328
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Looking forward to a ride in the scooby! will it have a passenger seat?
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Old 18-04-2018, 02:27 PM   #329
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Looking forward to a ride in the scooby! will it have a passenger seat?
will make sure there is something to sit on ...
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Old 18-04-2018, 05:51 PM   #330
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Lol beer crate once they are polished off?
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