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  • LHD_Kid
    started a topic My 3B - upgrades just about finished

    My 3B - upgrades just about finished

    Over the last 10 - 15 years, my old 3B has gone through many changes. These changes have just about culminated in a car I like to look at and enjoy driving.

    It's not really a 3B any more, but not an ABY either. I have taken bits from lots of places to make a mongrel which I am fairly pleased with.

    There are still some small things to do: ongoing maintenance, lighter wheels (to my own spec, coilovers, bodywork, etc...) but for now, I will just enjoy it...
    Last edited by LHD_Kid; 24th March 2019, 13:52.

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    New wheels fitted. I reckon when they need a refurb, they will be done silver...
    New wheels fitted...

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  • LHD_Kid
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    Well... ordered some 2Forge wheels...

    S2 ownership is all about compromise... don't really like the design, sure as hell don't like the colour. size and fitment is almost right... but, they are pretty light...!

    (picture courtesy of Rimstyle)
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  • LHD_Kid
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    Originally posted by jogi730 View Post
    It seems a project is never finished!
    how true...

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    It seems a project is never finished!

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  • LHD_Kid
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    Exact size / spec wheels are hard to find... unless you want them to be made of lead or cost 3k+

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  • LHD_Kid
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    Originally posted by newsh View Post
    Buy the et30s first and check them on the rear with 10mm spacers
    I had thought about that... even buying just 1 ET30

    I know, for certain, whatever fits the front, will fit the rear, but looks better with 10mm spacer added...

    Was thinking to buy the ET20 one first and try it on the front, measuring to arch and steering arm...it's so much tighter for clearance at ghe front than the rear...

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  • newsh
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    Buy the et30s first and check them on the rear with 10mm spacers

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  • Error404
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    That will work well and look good

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  • LHD_Kid
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    Originally posted by Error404 View Post
    I think UNDERSTEER


    Agreed... but at the speed I drive, never breaks traction...

    Would look cool though...

    I think, realistically, will be 8.5J all round. 235 Federals, wheels with ET30 front ET20 rear

    Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.3 in silver...

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    I think UNDERSTEER

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  • LHD_Kid
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    Originally posted by Error404 View Post
    Yes I run ET20 with an 8.5J on the rear (ET32 with a 12mm spacer)
    In fact currently I have ET14 hero fitment, since I fitted RS4 rear hubs, but I will be machining the spacers down to return to ET20.
    You will probably be ok (just) against the steering arm, but it will limit the camber you can achieve to about -1'45 since you'll have to make sure the hub-strut interface is at a favourable angle
    Alex... what do you think about this suggestion....

    8.5J fronts ET30
    10J rears. ET30 or 35 (not sure)

    Front - 235.45 R18
    Rear. - 265.35 R18

    With new tyres, only 7mm circumference difference...

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  • jogi730
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    All looks even better in the flesh.
    All looking great!

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  • _ShurikeN
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    Enjoyed the underbonnet view photo especially. Cruise-control, carbon trim, heat insulation, fuel lines, turbo brace support. Very good job!

    BTW my wheel setup is 225/45 on 9x17 ET32 rims. All is good with clearance including front tie-rod.

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