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    Sunday - day of rest? (lots of pics - not 56k friendly)

    Pah! don't be silly! Spent 10 hours non stop working on my car. Well if you call photography working

    Met up with a fellow local MIG member, Ben, who had agreed to do the work on my car. He is a pro mechanic so i thought i'd leave it to him to get stuck in.

    List of jobs to do was:
    Fit new koni adjustable shocks all round
    Fit new lowering springs (-35mm) all round
    Swap the 236mm solid disks and calipers for 256mm vented items and matching calipers from a 2.0l GSi
    Swap the rear drum hubs for disk hubs from a cavalier.


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    old 236mm solid vs 256mm vented disks



    Wheel off


    Everything else off


    Using the spring compressor to get the old spring off


    Get that crappy old shock outta there!


    The new shock, spring and bump-stop goes on


    All put back together again


    The whole strut back on the car, with the new disks and calipers on


    The front lowered (now a bit lower coz it's settled a bit more)


    Now with the fronts done it's time to do the rears, the old drum


    Out with the old...


    ...And in with the new (well, second hand rusty stuff - but still better though, lol)


    And then the rear shocks and springs go on. Just in the nick of time, it's pretty dark now (and bloody freezing!)


    Job done

    I know it's all a bit dirty and rusty but the disks have cleaned themselves up nicely now. We were gonna paint the calipers and stuff but just didn't get time. It'd only get dirty over winter anyway, i'll do it next year when it gets a bit warmer

    I took a couple of pics of the whole car once we'd finished but they haven't come out properly coz it was too dark, so here's a couple of Ben's phase2 GSi instead!:



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    you have been busy, wish i could be rid of my rear drums, useless things :roll:
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    is yours a mk3 or 4? on the mk3's it's a piece of p*ss to do. takes less than an hour.

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    naa mk4
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    whos is the Cavvy with the flat tyre?
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    that's bens as well.

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    nice rims
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    How do I make friends with a pro mechanic...lol

    Looks good bro

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    I'm sure it would'nt take long to do on a MK4.
    As long as you can afford the bits.

    4 stud rear disks:


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    how much r these bits tho :?
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