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    Couple of pics to go with the video!

    Me dragging my bumper around....

    130572993_10216772501364979_2920093258981185012_o by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    Then a little while later:

    130678084_10216772512645261_7242635870704430393_o by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

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    Made a bit of progress on the front end and started to v-log it as I was going along. Tell me what ya think. Cheers


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    Few pics of me starting to tube the front in case you haven't watched my video, sorry pic quality wasn't best in the workshop:

    Drift car repairs by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    Drift car repairs by Daniel Collins, on Flickr


    Also got my sidelights mounted back in roughly and bumper mocked back up:

    Drift car repairs by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by drc View Post
    Made a bit of progress on the front end and started to v-log it as I was going along. Tell me what ya think. Cheers

    I am new to the forum. I really liked your video, you explain everything simply and clearly!

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    such a brilliant post, been going through it since page 1, very informative, extremely detailed, thanks for all the time you put into this!

    You are also very talented!

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    Sorry haven't been on the forum for a week or two! Thank you very much, glad people are still interested in reading these sorts of posts, hopefully some of my advise/ideas have helped others

    Will try and update again when I get back to working on the car, this bank holiday weekend with any luck!

    Cheers

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    Bit more of an update, firstly a little video with what I have planned for 2021 and then the box that I talk about arriving in the video has now turned up so will be doing an unboxing video on those as well soon. Keep an eye on the thread will update over the coming weeks for sure!


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    My MaXpeedingRods coilovers turned up! Super quick postage to be honest, had agreed to try them and were in my hands within a few days!

    Maxpeedingrods s14 by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    Made an unboxing and first impressions video so please take a look and feel free to like and subscribe for more, will be fitting them on the car soon!



    Link to the exact ones I have been sent:

    https://www.maxpeedingrods.co.uk/pro...racking=daniel
    Last edited by drc; 06-06-2021 at 22:49. Reason: change link

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    Just subbed on youtube and casually catching up on your uploads. Really enjoying them! Keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeldoz View Post
    Just subbed on youtube and casually catching up on your uploads. Really enjoying them! Keep it up!
    Thanks very much for the sub, saw your comment on YouTube will keep making content as much as I can 👍

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    Had chance to give the car a wash! Pulled the RDC banner off as it was starting to peel on the edges, painted the slam panel upright tubes white, need to do the same to the bumper bar! Also slightly out of shot but I finished the drivers side headlight blank and in the middle of making up something for the passenger side. Should be making the coilover video very soon but all depends on the weather!

    [IMG]S14a by Daniel Collins, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Still waiting to see what event I'm going to next but very keen to get back out in the car!

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    Finally got around to fitting my coilovers! Will do a write up on here but here's the video:



    Link to the actual coilovers themselves:

    https://www.maxpeedingrods.co.uk/pro...racking=daniel

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    brilliant, very informative, you make it look so easy!

    out of interest what spacers are you running there, look like 15mm?
    Last edited by sr20det1; 07-06-2021 at 23:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sr20det1 View Post
    brilliant, very informative, you make it look so easy!

    out of interest what spacers are you running there, look like 15mm?
    Thank you very much, I do work on cars every day so maybe that's why lol. Ye they are 15mm H and R slip on spacers on the front and I think 45mm Japspeed's on the back. Cheers

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    Coilover fitting front

    Right so thought I would also show a quick step by step of the coilovers fitting and compare them to my BC's as people sometimes rather prefer to read and see picture then watch a video, so here goes, front first.

    Obviously jack up, remove wheel and axle stand under the chassis:

    MaXpeedingRods coilover fitting by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    Please ignore the dirt, the last time I drove the car was at a very muddy/wet event and hadn't had chance to wash under the arches since!

    I like to then pull the brake hose clip off, I used mole grips, you can use a screwdriver or whatever ya fancy!

    MaXpeedingRods coilover fitting by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    MaXpeedingRods coilover fitting by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    MaXpeedingRods coilover fitting by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    Next up undo the bolts holding on the caliper, in my case I have alloy z32's but same goes for stock cast items.

    MaXpeedingRods coilover fitting by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    MaXpeedingRods coilover fitting by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    Next up if it's been a while since you have undone these, wire brush and lube the threads:

    MaXpeedingRods coilover fitting by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    Undo these and your coilover should be free from the knuckle. Note if you have abs still you should unbolt the wireing for that first before splitting the knuckle from coilover...

    MaXpeedingRods coilover fitting by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    Onto the top mount, unbolt these 3.... and that's the front off.

    MaXpeedingRods coilover fitting by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    Here they are next to each other, now these are very similar coilovers on the front, similar length springs and thickness of damper and top mount etc however the shock length and probably shock travel is definitely noticeably shorter compared to the BC's. Now I do run mine fairly high compared to most s body slammed is the shiz kids and also I run extended arms so this problem is multiplied, if I was still running stock lower arms the body would not need to be wound down quite so much for sure.

    MaXpeedingRods coilover fitting by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    MaXpeedingRods coilover fitting by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    MaXpeedingRods coilover fitting by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    So I then washed down the arch, befiore:

    MaXpeedingRods coilover fitting by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    After, that's better:

    MaXpeedingRods coilover fitting by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    Re-fitting is reverse or removal however, wanted to show the camber adjustment at the knuckle end which I set to minimum and then adjusted at the top mount (pic to come of that but you all know what I mean):

    MaXpeedingRods coilover fitting by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    Had to lightly 'adjust' the brake hose mount to fit the hose but this was a 30 second job, then re-fitted the clip:

    MaXpeedingRods coilover fitting by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    MaXpeedingRods coilover fitting by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    MaXpeedingRods coilover fitting by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    Front all done, re-fitted wheel and checked it doesn't touch or rub. Then dropped it down and it roughly sits where my car used to so not far off height wise, sure it will settle and have to re-adjust before I align it though. I will come back on tomorrow and show the rear's.

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    you missed the part where you put 10 tonnes of copperslip on the threads.

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    Right so onto the rears, these are very quick and easy to fit, again excuse the mud and dirt:

    Jack up and axle stand as before:

    Rear MaXpeedingRods coilovers by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    Undo the lower shock bolt, don't slide it off yet though if not it will drop when you undo the tops.

    Rear MaXpeedingRods coilovers by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    Now undo the top bolts...

    Rear MaXpeedingRods coilovers by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    You will notice I have twin calipers so just have to cut the cable tie holding the extra brake line then lever the lower off with a bar as it will have some (not very much) force holding it. Then wiggle it out.

    Rear MaXpeedingRods coilovers by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    Something I was quite surprised by was the thickness and length of the MaXpeedingRods shock and springs, this should allow more travel (more grip possibly) whereas on the front of the car I'm fairly sure I will have less travel due to the shorter body...

    Rear MaXpeedingRods coilovers by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    Whilst the coilover was out I did a quick clean of the area, before:

    Rear MaXpeedingRods coilovers by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    After:

    Rear MaXpeedingRods coilovers by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    That's a bit more like it

    And new one slotted back in:

    Rear MaXpeedingRods coilovers by Daniel Collins, on Flickr

    There we go, so I should be trying these out in exactly a month from today at a local car show in the south west called BHP fuelfest, hoping to align the car again before that happens but also have a drift day sharing a friends car next weekend so that should be fun and keep me busy!

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    Went to my local drift spot yesterday and did a day drifting my mates e36, took me a while to get used to it but managed one reasonable session.


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    Went to BHP Fuel Fest doing drift demo's last weekend, what a day! I will leave this little video here then update over the weekend


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    Some more clips chucked together from BHP. Loads of pics to come.


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