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Unread 25th May 2014, 04:55 AM
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Looking good!

One of the very first things I did was to remove the air flap thing in front of the front wheels. It's a good move if you'll be driving on sand...
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Unread 7th June 2014, 01:10 PM
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Found the probable cause for the vibration in the rear of the car. A 4cm split in one of the grooves in the left rear tyres. Booked in for yokohama all terrains this coming saturday. Apparently there is a 9 week wait to get Grabber AT2's. I can't wait that long.

Put the raised king springs today. The rear got additional height with 3/4 inch spacers as well as the springs. Apart from pulling a CV joint out and getting grease on the cat converter (smelly when driving), went on with out too much hassle. Might invest in an air compressor and air tools. Using spring compressors on heavy duty springs using only a half inch ratchet is quite tiresome. Definitely using air when comes time to change the shocks. Does anyone use a battery impact gun? Wondering if they are any good.

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Unread 8th June 2014, 05:05 AM
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Unread 8th June 2014, 06:42 AM
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Sorry but what's the difference?
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^The red Mazda in the top left hand corner disappeared.

Nah the lift looks good, you've still got that sporty look and you'll get much better offroad capabilities. Which is good news for me, because my 1" spacers should barely be noticeable.
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Top marks to Red

I should have done a direct on shot instead. Not too noticeable in those photos. Basically it now has 49mm lift at the back and 30mm lift at the front. Had a stock forester park next to me in at the shops today and the difference was quiet noticeable. That would have made a better comparison photo.
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Oh ok. No worries. Yeah side on is noticable.. not so much from this angle.

Cool, when you going to join us on a trip?
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Oh ok. No worries. Yeah side on is noticable.. not so much from this angle.

Cool, when you going to join us on a trip?
New tyres go on Saturday, my front right CV's are noisy during turns and bumps. The inner CV popped apart (I pulled the wheel hub down too far)and a couple of circle things that fit on the spider came out too. Popped them back on with a mallet and reassembled the CV. So need to replace that sooner than later. A shaft off ebay is only $80.

Anyway...... short story is I should be ready for the one next month
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Unread 16th June 2014, 07:42 AM
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New Yokohama All Terrains, much better than the Slipstones that were on it.


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Unread 16th June 2014, 07:51 AM
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Looking good, Fazed ... .
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