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Old 07-24-2008, 10:00 AM   #26
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mm yeah not much difference between 195 and 205, you'd notice a tyre brand change more than going from a 205 to a 195. postage sucks. 2 thirds of my coilover sleeves was postage. they dont ask first either! which is crazy, its like being yeah i'll buy that house then the realter charging whatever comission they like.
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:52 AM   #27
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Fitted my S90 door handles which I bought off here before I had the car, repainted them from blue to white, using heaps of white spray cans which were meant to be factory colour, then lacquered them with 4-5 coats.





Also decided that I will be getting some Volvo steelies widened to 7's or 7.5's and using them for DD, and probably use Hydra's for other things, also getting another 16" rim that needs to be repaired, not sure on their future either.
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:56 PM   #28
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my old handles look great!

i know just the set of rims that would look awesome on that car, too
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Old 08-11-2008, 03:39 AM   #29
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Which ones?
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:40 AM   #30
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any updates matey...? loving the clean look so far..

are the seats out of a 850..? how do u thinkin it would fit into a 240...?
(my old man has a 850 with a blown motor and said i could have it for $200 thinking of geting it and changing all my interior to 850 black leather...)
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:41 AM   #31
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Updates? nothing to update since last week :p Still need to get around to fitting my braided lines and working out why the passenger side rear door won't open, associated with changing the handles and fitting my side indicators.

Nah my seats are out of a 940 as it says in my sig :p, but 850 seats do fit in a 240, there's a thread or two about it. I say do it cos they are very similar and so comfy.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:41 AM   #32
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Updates? nothing to update since last week :p Still need to get around to fitting my braided lines and working out why the passenger side rear door won't open, associated with changing the handles and fitting my side indicators.

Nah my seats are out of a 940 as it says in my sig :p, but 850 seats do fit in a 240, there's a thread or two about it. I say do it cos they are very similar and so comfy.
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:10 AM   #33
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16x7's, need to be cleaned up heaps, but probably won't end up on there.

Whacked these on because I'm chasing a vibration on the front passenger side wheel, which happens mostly when braking, gets really bad, but it's not the rims causing it...

Taking em off and sticking back the stock rims with 195's as the 205's do feel looser, and going to get another two or 4 even and have some 15x7 or 8's...

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Old 09-06-2008, 07:53 PM   #34
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wow they look hot on there leave them! One of your dics might be warped? Thats what it sounds like. Which would be weird because they are brand new yeah?
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:38 PM   #35
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Feeling it when I spin it around they seem fine, I'm thinking it's my wheel bearings sadly.

Can't leave em on there till I have 4 of them though.
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:58 AM   #36
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check your control arm stay-rod bushings first.
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:01 AM   #37
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Did them already, I know what that feels like, lifting it up and shaking every backwards and froward and such, only the wheel moves. But I'll go down to the wreckers and get the bearings and rebuild them.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:03 AM   #38
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Oh okay so there is play in the bearing you can feel?
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:22 AM   #39
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Pics of my new muffler I'm having fitted tommorow!




This is to replace nothing because I cut the hotdog I had off it due to where it was welded for the mount breaking.

$80 for this, pretty awesome IMO.

Doing it properly this time.
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:12 AM   #40
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Headlight wipers are pretty pointless here, it never snows and the roads aren't dirty enough for the headlights to need regular cleaning.
Not always, I once drove Sydney -> Brisbane through the night, got to Brisbane and the front of my 740 was literally plastered with dead bugs, except my headlights which were kept clean by those headlight wipers!
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:09 PM   #41
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Fitted the muffler to it, it then melted around it and I had to cut some of the plastic away to stop it melting, due to me misjudging the angle it was meant to be on. Sounds nice too. Not drony either




Hydra's trial.



Broken sway bar link, need to buy adjustable ones from BNE.




Looking cool in the shade (but still dirty) waxed it tonight though!




With my new car.




I love this car, done 15k on it so far in the past 6 months, up to the 4th oil change running BP eco 10W-40 in it now. Goes well, I think the plugs are due for replacement again, being cheap copper ones, left the old ones for 10k and they were really out. The car goes so well for what it is, but the torque converter has some major slip....

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Old 12-27-2008, 09:20 PM   #42
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Just ordered a pair of 11"X5"X5" 300lb Hypercoil springs to replace the 200b springs it currently has in the rear, if it raises it that's awesome, but I don't think it will and I'll need a spacer, but it will hopefully handle better, really want the car to feel better then it is now...


Also scored a 10" sony xplod sub, bought a secondhand Kicker box and an ebay mono amp, the vendor I bought it from rebuilds them so they are a reliable unit, just need wiring for it next and I'll then be on my way to blowing up that sub...
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:59 AM   #43
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:04 PM   #44
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I wana hear how that 24v is coming?
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:41 AM   #45
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Fitted my rear springs and it handles better, oversteers a lot easier and it stays up higher on the rear even with 3 people in the back, which is awesome!
Yellow is the 200lb kings springs, 300lb Hyperco's in blue.


My mis-purchase of a 13" spring against the 11" that went in.


My AMM died the other week, currently running the 740T's AMM to keep the car going, stupid rebuilt AMM!
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:00 AM   #46
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As my phone hadn't been talking with the computer I haven't been able to post any visual updates, but now I can cos its working and I've been busy as I've been on holidays for a week.


Been mentioned in the installation guide from the Brits, but the stock tube is so thin and lacks pressure!
but if you slide that yellow cover up on the HD damper you'll see the HD shaft is much thinner then on the shaft on the black stock one. as the top silver bit on the HD is what the bottom black bit is on the other damper, they're inverted see
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:03 AM   #47
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Ah, well the stock one isn't monotube anyway, didn't look inside it though, thanks for commenting on the car lol.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:24 AM   #48
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it's looking good, whens the 24V going in.

i had a pick somewhere of one of those inverted shocks with the cover removed, the damping shaft is only about 10mm thick and it doesn't need to support loads like the none inverted stuff.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:14 PM   #49
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24V won't be going in for a long time, this is a DD for the moment, the Turbo is going to get attention first as it's cheaper to build then what rods and pistons are going to cost me for the 24V...
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Old 01-31-2009, 03:20 AM   #50
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Looks smooth, I reckon those hydra's look good from the small pic you posted. Any more pics of the new alloys? What brand are they?
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