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    Done abit of cleaning...

    Well had my 2 new tyres fitted monday and although i know its best to keep the better tyres on the rear, the other 2 arnt that bad and i want them to wear evenly so i swapped the front and back round!

    whilst i was there i decided to clean inside all the arches:




    only got pics of the rear arches as its in the garage and awkward to get to, the fronts are slightly dirtier as they didnt come out aswell and by the time i had done the rears i was abit bored and tierd!

    Today i planned to polish the whole car and windows and black bits etc but due to the dodgy weather i didnt wanna get the car out the garage so i jacked it up and gave it abit more of a clean




    But i really want to get it alot cleaner underneath, not concours standard but abit better than it is, what do people suggest:




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    I think your mad sam, although well presented arches are a winner in my book.
    Not a cleaning session went by where I didnt thoroughly clean and dress my inside arches.


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    I started doing this to the corsa not long before it went, had it up on jacks for hours on end just trying to clena one part!

    But its because i HAVE to do something, i dont miss having a modded car but i really miss doing stuff to it, as i used to do everything i could or id have a go, so now im abit bored so this is hopefully gonna keep me busy!

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    Your both certifiable ! I would fill the arch with alloy and tyre, then wind down the coilover to hide the dirt ! lol

    Fair play though mate, 10/10 for effort !!

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    Very clean indeed, but strangely obsessive

    BTW - it's not a good idea to jack the car up in the centre of the back Axel

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    Nice An Clean Mate
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    whys it a bad idea to jack in the middle of axle mate? bending?

    its only till the stands go under?

    whats a better way to do it?

    And god yes is it strangly obsessive

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    The cross beam isn't load bearing: it's funtion is more of a torsion bar, connecting the two trailing arms together and not designed to take a vertical load.

    The best place to jack (with a trolley) is on the flat area under the spring seats.

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    ok i shall jack up each side in the future then under the springs, cheers mate

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    Nay probs, but if you want some jacking practice, you can come and clean mine

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