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    I meant better quality dampers that have...

    I meant better quality dampers that have addressed the harshness, Avo, Bilstein etc, same height and firmness but better valved, hard to explain, (especially not knowing exactly what the problem is!)...
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    Can the ride be improved with different...

    Can the ride be improved with different shocks/springs?

    Alex B
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    What makes the brakes crap? inefficient or prone...

    What makes the brakes crap? inefficient or prone to sticking?

    A small point, but how easy is the stereo to change, is it a weird size? Not really changed any modern stereos!

    What exactly...
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    Did think I should make it clearer, I'm looking...

    Did think I should make it clearer, I'm looking at E39 530d 2001+ to get the $193bhp engine, or e46 330d 2004+ to get the 204bhp engine.

    I'm really not into autos unless they're bolted up to a...
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    Ok, I've been looking and have found no manuals,...

    Ok, I've been looking and have found no manuals, I've been tempted by an auto but just don't think I'll be happy with auto.

    How about an E46 330d manual, (would be looking for around an '04 plate...
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    Not when you have B+E category, from what I was...

    Not when you have B+E category, from what I was told by VOSA they would with a category B licence as all calculations are worked from the plated weight, not the actual weight.

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    I think I read you have B+E category? If so, all...

    I think I read you have B+E category? If so, all you need to do is keep the combined trailer and load below the max towing weight of the tow vehicle. For example, our car transporter trailer is...
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    The trailer plated weight is only used when you...

    The trailer plated weight is only used when you do not have a b+e category, when you do have it they use the actual weight, so yiu tow a 3.5t plated trailer behind a car), thats why they only stop...
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    I want mine back! Been off the road for a year...

    I want mine back! Been off the road for a year now and looking like it'll be another year so I'm having to buy another car to use!

    Alex B
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    Yeah it may only have max train weight and...

    Yeah it may only have max train weight and vehicle gross weight, 2125kg is massively heavy though! The 530d is 1700kg and my GMC Suburban is only around 2100/2200kg, can't see a vectra weighing the...
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    It's not really a grey area, pretty much every...

    It's not really a grey area, pretty much every car has a Max tow weight on a plate, generally on the passenger door shut, that is the maximum weight you can legally tow. It's worked out by some...
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    I'm only going on what I've been reading on BM...

    I'm only going on what I've been reading on BM forums, I'd like to have a drive of one but manuals are so rare it's not easy to sort.
    Also read the auto boxes can be problematic as they're sealed...
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    We might go to the festival of speed if we get...

    We might go to the festival of speed if we get free tickets, but are gonna make a big effort to get to the revival, sounds like an awesome show and we're building a Lotus Cortina historic racer thats...
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    I haven't read anything bad about the manual...

    I haven't read anything bad about the manual expect for as you say Si, people saying it didn't fit the character!

    I'd just prefer manual, as I'll be towing and my other daily, (GMC), is auto and I...
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    Have you got experience of the Sport? Everything...

    Have you got experience of the Sport? Everything I've read about the sport says how good they are, not read anything bad about the ride?



    Alex B
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    I looked at the Jag with a 2.2, or Mondeo ST155,...

    I looked at the Jag with a 2.2, or Mondeo ST155, (both use the same engine), but wrote them off as I want something that is reliable and not riddled with faults, which is what left me with Volvo and...
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    530d Touring, tell me about them....

    I need to get a runaround as my truck is taking too long to build, I've narrowed it down to either a Volvo V70 (185bhp model) as I had a V70 classic before and really liked it, or a 2001+ 530d...
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    Yeah it sucks, our Scimitar is about a Jan/Feb...

    Yeah it sucks, our Scimitar is about a Jan/Feb '75, so just missed out! Though the way work is going we're unlikely to get the chance to use it this year anyway!

    Alex B
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    BluePoint ones like ours, (low entry, something...

    BluePoint ones like ours, (low entry, something like 70mm), was on offer middle of late year at about 150, we had the last one but the wheel fell off before we got it into the workshop, (was only a...
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    Do not, under any circumstances, however useful...

    Do not, under any circumstances, however useful it looks, buy this one:

    Or this kind of crappy looking but super long reach Liftmaster but it only lifts the car 375mm...
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    Lots about it on here, including a post from the...

    Lots about it on here, including a post from the previous owner of the 928:

    http://jamesmayboard.proboards.com/thread/4102/series-22-spoilers?page=4&scrollTo=296667

    The second upright of the H,...
  22. Thread: Tyres

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    Tyres

    Hi, I'm looking for a set of tyres for a show car we're building for next year, I'm after a staggered setup, 295.40.20 for the rear and 255.45.20 for the front, though I may have to go for 245.45.20...
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    20's

    Hi, I'm looking for a set of tyres for a show car we're building for next year, I'm after a staggered setup, 295.40.20 for the rear and 255.45.20 for the front, though I may have to go for 245.45.20...
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    If you want a decent chrome effect there is only...

    If you want a decent chrome effect there is only one option.

    We've used House Of Kolor chrome effect and the process is seriously flawed, you have to apply a black basecoat, clear coat, polish it...
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    Got any more details on it? Alex B

    Got any more details on it?

    Alex B
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