Are you allowed to use lowering blocks there?
In NSW it is illegal to fit longer non-standard length u-bolts on leaf springs ie no lowering blocks. They are available on eBay though for pretty cheap, in 1.5 and 2" drop. 1.5" would probably be the go so that its levelled out, I can still carry things in the boot and it doesn't attract the wrong attention. I'd paint them black so it looks less obvious too. The suspension guy has only just come back from holidays last week and he had a huge backlog of work when I talked to him last. He made it quite clear that full suspension design must be maintained and it wasn't going to end up like some extreme lowered death trap.
This is what I like, someone slowly chipping away at their own project.
Not enough green tint in the cans by the looks of it. I had a similar problem when I got more paint mixed, went back to the supplier and they found the little swirler in one of the cans wasnt stirring on the mixer machine. They manually mixed it using scales and turned out spot on. You just never know how those premixed cans are going to turn out, maybe you're better off having them custom mix especially since the paint would have faded a little from new changing the colour a little.
Lowering blocks are legal down in Victoria provided they are metal. The guide lines specifically say that wooden blocks are not acceptable
NSW may be the same I don't know, different standards in each state. Does the car sit a lot lower with the new King springs, looks good not over the top.
Thanks, it's much easier to keep motivated once it's running and doing little bits at a time. Ideally I'll work out all the kinks and have it where I'm happy with the mechanical side of it before I start to do any more bodywork
The guy at the shop said it was most likely due to the fact the custom ones are straight tinter and not the full coat. I was the first one to ask for the colour too, so it took a few weeks for them to find a mix ratio, and I think might not be right. The custom matched ones come up super bright and didn't give as good a finish. The colour of the front now is a premixed totally different yellow - I still like it better though - it's wrong, but less so than the custom ones.
New 323 King springs are the same part number as RX3 ones.. It went from a 3 finger guard/tyre gap down to a 1 finger gap. It's less obvious due to the black wheels and abundance of tyre sidewall. I have a sneaking suspicion it's going to look quite nice on the other rims I have with the lower profile tyres and lower offset.. I'll try take some good before/after photos to show the difference.
It's a got to be a car I can drive to work when I like, pick things up in and have fun driving. I don't mind the paint being scrappy at the moment because I'm not worried about leaving it in car parks or out in the rain.
Just happy to be driving again after 2 weeks waiting for parts