Just some updates and cross posting for anyone not on toymods.
Issue number 1. My brother and I finally got time to pull the struts off so I can put my coil overs in today... here's the fun part the useless people who did the road worthy were shody as shody gets. We pulled the struts out, and here's the fun part, there's no brake pads and one of the rack boots is completely stuffed. So they changed the brake lines, didn't notice there wasn't any brake pads. The brake pads could have fallen out when we were driving it home... I payed quite a lot of money and I'm not impressed
I feel like ringing up and reporting the useless cants that gave this car a road worthy, not happy jan. Obviously I'm not gonna put the struts back in half way through the job and if I turned up to that shit hole with coil overs they're just going to blame me for putting coil overs on the car.
Either way they're in the middle of whoopdi doo.. so it's not going back there anyway not that I'd want it to
Have to excuse the potty mouth yesterday I was a little in the bovine droppings shall we say after paying so much to have a useless idiot give my car a road worthy. I'm still seriousely considering reporting them for being so useless.
My brother and I pulled the coil overs out of my other shell. They were a little to high so we swapped the TRD greens I already acquired for a set of TRD yellows, we also cut the coil overs we had already made and welded them. Without measuring them the coil overs sat about 60mm lower...
Step 2: we bolted them in after a few expletives, etc... my brother adjusted them. Being used to an AE86 he adjusted them considering how much higher the lighter car would sit. haha
just a little to low I might say....
Step 3: we jacked it up and added another inch or two's ride height... it's ridiculously low but then there's more pressure on the front springs because we haven't cut the rears.
Lets just say its postively slammed. I think staying with the 16's is a good idea. Unless I want to run stupidly high sidewalls then I don't think its good to go down to a 15" tyre let alone a 14" tyre like I was thinking about and if this thing is going to get driven at all on track then with smaller tyres and higher side walls there would be to much side wall flex.
Sorry for the lack of photos however the camera I have crapped out a month or two ago. I'll borrow my dads powershot and get some good photos happening
just a couple of shit pics from my laptop
Wheel nuts off to fit spacers
I'll get round to getting some more pictures tomorrow, needs longer control arms to push the front wheels out. I also need to get around to raising it a little, it scrapes pretty badly right now.
Took it for a drive tonight 100% improvement, i'm always impressed at how much these cars are improved with simple suspension mods. I'm also impressed at how pokey this engine is, with a shorter diff and a manual box it'd be fine to slide.