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    Originally posted by StupidFlanders View Post

    Swaybar would help. Trailing arm/panhard bushes ok?
    I've got the dodgy s15 rear end in my lolla. So no panhard or trailing as such.

    The back doesn't feel bad. Just not what im used to from a corolla. But I dont know how much is the irs, how much is the no sway bar and how much is "you fucked the irs up" lol

    Echo above comment man, its a great build dude. Have done really well

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    RIP Carly - a smile to light the world.
    06/07/2011

    http://www.performanceforums.com/for...#post842594902 - making little toys for the big boys

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      Nice work on the getting the N/A setup sorted, I'd imagine the gearbox change has made it a better and more engaging thing to drive!

      Cracking weather over the weekend for it too, cool & clear. Gutted I couldn't make it out.

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        Thanks guys, I’m really enjoying the “finished” product. It’s turning into the exact formula I was aiming for.

        Originally posted by CEF33Y View Post
        I'm keen to try Luddenham out, I'm doing a day there late this month, getting excited!
        You’ll enjoy it, it’s a really busy track and you get no time to rest. The elevation changes make it a heap more interesting than what the track map would make you think.
        Originally posted by Rdyno
        It's fucking storytime with Rdyno cunt shut the fuck up and fuck off.

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          The never ending quest to make the Silvia a more comfortable and enjoyable drive continues. I’d been having a problem with the stereo speakers randomly cutting out accompanied that familiar crackling sound you get when 2 bare speaker wires are touching. I checked all the speakers and gave their wires a wiggle but I couldn’t reproduce it in the garage. Then today I had the console apart for another job and found this:



          Wow. That birds nest was my doing too. I seem to remember installing the head unit on a cold day in the driveway. I must have gotten over it and left the wiring in that mess. The connections were all good, just my tape job was shit and some of the electrical tape had slipped and a couple of bare wires were occasionally making contact. So I whipped out the cloth tape and wrapped it up good this time.



          I also took the time to modify my mounting brackets to get the fascia sitting more flush with the surround.

          Since fitting the high comp engine it’s been a bit slow to crank which I just passed off as the higher compression being more work to turn over. Anyways, the other day it had a flat battery and I had to jump start it off my diesel work van. I nearly shit my pants it wound over so quick! Righto, better treat it to a new battery. I went a size up too sacrificing lightness for more CCA.



          Next up, the gearknob. I’ve been using the Nismo duracon knob pictured below since 2006 and it’s migrated between many of my cars.




          The problem is it’s light as a feather. And it’s ugly. And at the last track day I found with the 6 speed shifter I was working the shaft rather than cupping the head, so the knob was useless.

          In a piece of great marketing on FB an add popped into my feed for the new ‘Ghost’ shift knob from Likewise. It’s pretty weighty being machined from stainless steel but has a Delrin plastic outer coating. I chose black on black which was the most subtle looking thing in their whole product range. Once I optioned it up with a thread adapter and shift boot holder the price worked out the same as a new S15 knob.

          The old shifter boot was looking tired so I picked up a new genuine Nissan one from JustJap.



          And then on it goes with the new knob.



          All very subtle looking which I like. Haven’t been out to test it yet, also have a new steering wheel on the way….


          Originally posted by Rdyno
          It's fucking storytime with Rdyno cunt shut the fuck up and fuck off.

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            Like.

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              It's the little things that make the difference.
              Originally posted by brewdles
              In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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                Nice it reminds me I really need to get a shifter boot. Gear knob looks nice too is it nice and weighty?

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                  It’s got some weight to it for sure, much more than the Duracon knob. It’s so much nicer to grab too.
                  Originally posted by Rdyno
                  It's fucking storytime with Rdyno cunt shut the fuck up and fuck off.

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                    When’s the wheel arriving?
                    CAD Automotive Paint Correction, like us on the faceballs. Discounts on all detailing and ceramic coatings for PF members

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                      Originally posted by FLI355 View Post
                      When’s the wheel arriving?
                      Fuck knows 🙁
                      It’s been marked as shipping information received since 12/7, it’s now 22/7. I’ve been emailing the warehouse manager and he said there’s been a delay with international shipping and it will be updated soon. I’m guessing they only have one pick up a week and it missed last week’s? Or too many cunts drifting in the driveway.
                      Originally posted by Rdyno
                      It's fucking storytime with Rdyno cunt shut the fuck up and fuck off.

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                        Originally posted by StupidFlanders View Post
                        It’s got some weight to it for sure, much more than the Duracon knob. It’s so much nicer to grab too.
                        Nothing like a nice knob grab

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                          Got a pleasant delivery from the mail man on a Saturday morning as we were sat down having breakfast, a package I’ve been waiting for a month to arrive from Florida:

                          An Italian made MPI steering wheel.



                          More specifically the Adam LZ LZMFG branded perforated leather model. It came with a bunch of stickers and a grape lollie.



                          Needless to say, I finished breakfast very quickly, chucked the kid in the dishwasher and changed the plate’s nappy then disappeared into the garage to swap it in.



                          Perfect. This wheel is a bit thinner and has a much nicer feel than the old China wheel. It’s very well made too. I’ll need to take an essential trip to Coles to test it out one day.











                          Originally posted by Rdyno
                          It's fucking storytime with Rdyno cunt shut the fuck up and fuck off.

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                            Looks mint mate

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                              Surely is a nice looking wheel!
                              CAD Automotive Paint Correction, like us on the faceballs. Discounts on all detailing and ceramic coatings for PF members

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                                And now onto the rear subframe bushes.

                                While the boy was having his first nap today I quietly did this:



                                Using this selection of tools plus a jack and a wheel brace.




                                I lowered it onto some dollies and simply rolled it out. Too easy. And now the not so easy bit awaits. I picked up one of Bunnings’ finest XU1 branded recip saws and a packet of blades and tomorow I’ll butcher the old flogged out bushes out.




                                And then slip in some of these poly bushes I bought from GKtech.

                                Originally posted by Rdyno
                                It's fucking storytime with Rdyno cunt shut the fuck up and fuck off.

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