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    Repairs that pass an MOT and repairs that last...

    Repairs that pass an MOT and repairs that last are 2 very different things. Unfortunately, poking something with a screwdriver and it not going through doesn't guarantee that it's good metal that can...
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    Also, if what I've found is correct, this means...

    Also, if what I've found is correct, this means that anyone running the same engine and gearbox mounts combo (HardRace OEM style) is also running almost +4 degrees extra front prop angle? That's got...
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    I just tried that app and it confirms what I...

    I just tried that app and it confirms what I thought but still been unable to find a definitive answer to the gearbox to front prop angle question. I did find this picture though which seems to show...
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    Any drivetrain angle specialists?

    Just measured my driveshaft and pinion angle on my car and found some surprising results! Running HardRace engine mounts and GKTech Solid Subframe mounts with 8mm spacers to the body, I thought it...
  5. I second this. I wouldn't take my car anywhere...

    I second this. I wouldn't take my car anywhere else for the bits I can't do. He has a great knowledge of all s chassis but will work on anything

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    Your best bet is to go and ask a local mechanic...

    Your best bet is to go and ask a local mechanic how much.
    Your second best bet is to put pictures of your engine bay and intercooler kit up, also let us know if it's a kit that goes through the...
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    Bump of an old thread. Been Santa Pod twice so...

    Bump of an old thread.
    Been Santa Pod twice so far since it reopened, had really mixed results! First day was 4 degrees and drizzle all day so I only got 2 runs in that were both horrible due to...
  8. just go for the VAG one, the 1.8t coils are good...

    just go for the VAG one, the 1.8t coils are good for 200hp per cylinder and are a quarter of the price of GTR coils. I bought the Z Power kit probably 5 years ago and the loom and coils have been...
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    I'd like to add that the mount that was on the...

    I'd like to add that the mount that was on the car was bought and installed probably 3-4 years ago, not recently. HardRace generally do high quality products and this could have been due to a...
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    Took my HardRace Street gearbox mount off today...

    Took my HardRace Street gearbox mount off today and it was cracked 90% of the way through in places. Luckily I found a spare somewhere and it instantly feels better. I guesstimate that I've done...
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    There was a terrible phishing account talking...

    There was a terrible phishing account talking about motor bike helmets from saigon or something. they really love bumping really old threads for some reason
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    Japspeed stuff is poor fitting, chinese crap,...

    Japspeed stuff is poor fitting, chinese crap, just avoid at all costs. As green_rs13 says, if you dont want a loud car all the time, get a proper cat back with a back box. If you want obnoxious noise...
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    All windows are bonded on s14s. I believe the...

    All windows are bonded on s14s. I believe the screen rubber is there to stop water/rain from flowing round into the windows. You can check amayama.com to see if they still have stock of genuine ones...
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    Sticky: I use the 1.8 turbo coil packs and I just swapped...

    I use the 1.8 turbo coil packs and I just swapped the rubber seal thing from the bottom of the standard coil packs onto them. It's been a while since I did it but I'm sure they fitted fine and I've...
  15. Mishimoto is a good brand. I'd avoid "JDM" type...

    Mishimoto is a good brand. I'd avoid "JDM" type brands unless you know its from a reputable source and not a Chinese copy. Conceptua Tuning on ebay are legit so they would most likely be able to sort...
  16. If the rad cap is releasing pressure (aka...

    If the rad cap is releasing pressure (aka f*cked), it'll allow the water to boil and over heat. For such a small expensive I'd get an uprated rad cap to rule it out.
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    Have you changed the rad cap?

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    Yellowstuffs have an aggressive break in coating...

    Yellowstuffs have an aggressive break in coating on the face that will resurface the disks to the shape of the new pad and really aides bedding in

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    Standard pads are not designed to be "sporty" in...

    Standard pads are not designed to be "sporty" in any way. Gotta remember that these cars were designed as tourers and are using an almost 30 year old calliper design. I bet you will use a better pad...
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    If you are worried about the state of your rims,...

    If you are worried about the state of your rims, get them fully protected/ceramic coated before using EBC Yellowstuff if you go that way, they are super dusty. You'll thank me when you come to clean...
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    Supply and demand, a car is worth what people are...

    Supply and demand, a car is worth what people are willing to pay for it, not what current owners of that model decide. So many s bodies have been crashed, scrapped and left to rot now that people are...
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    Thanks for all the replies, lots of useful...

    Thanks for all the replies, lots of useful information and food for thought!
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    HardRace do OEM style sleeved rubber bushes but...

    HardRace do OEM style sleeved rubber bushes but they will be stiffer than OEM units...
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    Engine and gearbox mounts

    Does anyone have 1st hand experience with swapping from Hardrace Street engine and gearbox mounts to Vibra Technics mounts? Looking for info on the differences in vibration and stiffness if possible....
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    I would neatly cut round the outer skin of the...

    I would neatly cut round the outer skin of the arch, maybe 3 to 4 inches away from the lip. Now you have better access to the inner arch, bend/pull it back to where you want it in comparison to the...
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