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Old 20-02-2011, 11:34 AM
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Oh I did Russ, straight after installation massive difference was able to keep up with my mates 330 hp celica through roundabouts and hard corners ... Next day tho with a extra person in car I can't go over an inch bump in the road without fear of tearing off a guard good news on the rack kit tho.. Seems sweet so far and it isn't even aligned professionally yet so hopefully you can get hold of the tie rods!
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Old 20-02-2011, 02:11 PM
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Fitted my March front runner kit and Vintage air kit to my 1969 Camaro. Decided to stick with a mechanical fan so sent to the states for a reverse flex fan. Car has 735 hp and stays cool so I did not want to change things. Bad idea. Serpentine belt runs on the back of the belt for the waterpump/fan combo. Killed the first belt in 10 minutes. Now retro fitting my electric 2 speed Taurus fan (4500cfm) to my alloy shroud, a bit of stealth. Fitted 7 speed wipers and electric h/light door openers from detroit speed. all fitted easily. Just got my 19x10 and 18x8 rated x wheels from Rushforth in the US. Special thanks to Steve G. Tyres turn up next week. Taking off the single rear springs and tramp rods, replacing with multi and sway bay. This was a car made for the track, turning it into a street carver. out with the 90/10's too lol Enough said for now. Back to the garage to fit those fans.
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Old 20-02-2011, 02:45 PM
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Fitted my March front runner kit and Vintage air kit to my 1969 Camaro. Decided to stick with a mechanical fan so sent to the states for a reverse flex fan. Car has 735 hp and stays cool so I did not want to change things. Bad idea. Serpentine belt runs on the back of the belt for the waterpump/fan combo. Killed the first belt in 10 minutes. Now retro fitting my electric 2 speed Taurus fan (4500cfm) to my alloy shroud, a bit of stealth. Fitted 7 speed wipers and electric h/light door openers from detroit speed. all fitted easily. Just got my 19x10 and 18x8 rated x wheels from Rushforth in the US. Special thanks to Steve G. Tyres turn up next week. Taking off the single rear springs and tramp rods, replacing with multi and sway bay. This was a car made for the track, turning it into a street carver. out with the 90/10's too lol Enough said for now. Back to the garage to fit those fans.
Sounds good justin, I've ordered the same wiper and headlight door assy from the states just waiting on delivery.
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Old 20-02-2011, 03:20 PM
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Will, so I take it that you dont need 2" drop spindles if you get the DSE kit (ie the lowered springs are sufficient)? I am planning a disc conversion and was going for the drop spindles as well as getting the DSE kit for a suspension upgrade.

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Hey Walter, just went out to measure spindles, they look pretty stock to me.... now im baffled, guess i need bigger springs? or smaller rims :P
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Old 20-02-2011, 03:25 PM
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Old 20-02-2011, 03:38 PM
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Hey Walter, just went out to measure spindles, they look pretty stock to me.... now im baffled, guess i need bigger springs? or smaller rims :P
thanks Will. That is interesting. Have you got a big or small block? Assume you have got the corresponding springs. I might part with the extra $500 or so and go for the DSE kit 2 which comes with the adjustable shocks.

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Old 20-02-2011, 03:48 PM
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small block mate, Installing the speed kit 2 is a pretty big job, welding and cutting of the sub frame is required. i started with the 2 inch drop springs DSE supplied me with but still had to go back to my old springs which were 1 full coil higher.... supposedly giving me 2 inches back... but shes still low, think the control arms gives a 1/2 inch drop too. might try a thinner rim... live and learn i guess part of the fun
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Old 20-02-2011, 03:59 PM
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small block mate, Installing the speed kit 2 is a pretty big job, welding and cutting of the sub frame is required. i started with the 2 inch drop springs DSE supplied me with but still had to go back to my old springs which were 1 full coil higher.... supposedly giving me 2 inches back... but shes still low, think the control arms gives a 1/2 inch drop too. might try a thinner rim... live and learn i guess part of the fun
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If you want to try a 7" rim with 225 tyre let me know and i'll come around and we can try one of my fronts on yours if thats a help??

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Old 20-02-2011, 04:15 PM
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small block mate, Installing the speed kit 2 is a pretty big job, welding and cutting of the sub frame is required. i started with the 2 inch drop springs DSE supplied me with but still had to go back to my old springs which were 1 full coil higher.... supposedly giving me 2 inches back... but shes still low, think the control arms gives a 1/2 inch drop too. might try a thinner rim... live and learn i guess part of the fun
thanks for the tip. I didn't realise the speed kit 2 required this extra work. I am glad I raised it now.
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Old 20-02-2011, 04:22 PM
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Will, your spindles are stock.
Perhaps the spring rates of the 1" taller springs are still too low. Also, bear in mind that comparing free-standing heights of springs is not accurate.
The spring to wheel ratio on OE control arms are 1.675:1. This means that when your wheel raises 1", your spring compresses only 0.6".
So, a theroetical 1" taller spring (with the same spring rate as the one it replaces) should raise the car 1.675".
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Old 20-02-2011, 05:08 PM
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Thanks steve, and thanks for offering Paul!, might take it down to Wa suspensions and have a chat to them this week. :-)
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Old 20-02-2011, 07:56 PM
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Started making up braided lines for fuel and methonol/water injection, installed methonol tank, fuel pressure guage and mounted solanoid.
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Old 20-02-2011, 08:21 PM
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Started making up braided lines for fuel and methonol/water injection, installed methonol tank, fuel pressure guage and mounted solanoid.
Moving along nicely now, hey I see you've sold the HSV Mark.
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Old 20-02-2011, 08:38 PM
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Moving along nicely now, hey I see you've sold the HSV Mark.
Yep sold they are picking it up tuesday or wednesday..
now to sell the adventra...
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Old 20-02-2011, 09:19 PM
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Scored a brand new ring and pinion set for the 9 inch in the Torana for free. Mmmm 4.57's
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