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  1. It will be the donut shaped bearing, I done the exact same thing, lol.
  2. Hmm, price on there website is £1395. Think theve just bumped it up now there probably getting a lot of interest?
  3. I reckon we will all be running around in cars powered by steam engines, water will be heated to steam using a mini fusion reactor. Top up the water every few days, then about every 6 months remove a copper bar and replace with nickel, as well as pressurising a small hydrogen tank. (The nickel and hydrogen fuse to create copper.)
  4. If your only worry is the timing then I would say just go for it. If your using the same cam gears, then before you take them off just mark the gears and chain with some tip ex dots, then when it goes back together line the dots back up. Schrick makes it "slightly" harder as the access to the bolts holding it to the bottom manifold is tighter, I undone the front engine mount and jacked it up a bit to get to them.
  5. Hold up, thats a golf engine so will be 2.8, and bidding has stopped. Pistons I have are from a 2.9
  6. Ive got a few spare pistons if you wanted one and not too far away from you. One of the big ends went in my first engine knackering one or 2 of the bores, at least 4 of the pistons should be good though.
  7. Pretty high as well, £1000 minimum for an 8v GTi I reckon ill stop looking at Corrados just now, wait till the end of the year then try and get one thats already been 24v'd or FI'd.
  8. Ive seen a lot of people compaining saying the prices are rock bottom, they are far from it!! When I got my VR6 about 7 or 8 years ago it was £4500, and I sold a 2.0 16v for £3000 to get it. Prices of some mint cars dont seem far off that just now. Cheapest I can see atm are 1.8's for a grand upwards, and the cheapest VR's are about £1600 upwards. I sold my VR just under 2 years ago for £1200 and that was a '95 with Konis, eibach arb's, full leather and full history. Only thing it needed was a touch of bodywork. Admittedly I let it go cheap as I had a new car coming. Basically, what im getting at is stop whinging about the prices and start selling cheaper so I can get another. lol
  9. There is always a compromise, but it all depends on yourself what level that compromise is. Its not all down to centre of gravity, theres also a roll centre to consider. Imagine looking at the front of the car and drawing straight lines through the wishbones, that will give you a rough idea of where the roll centre is (this is a rough guide, not exact). Now the closer that point is to the cog the less roll there will be, so you can see that a standard car will have the roll centre above the cog, as you lower the car they move together, then as you keep lowering the roll centre will disapeer into the ground. I would say its best to have the roll centre slightly above the cog, then as you go round a corner and the suspension compresses it moves towards the cog giving best anti roll charecteristics. If the roll centre is below the cog, as you turn and the suspension compresses the roll centre moves away from the cog, meaning the harder you turn the worse the anti-roll gets. This is a very simplified way of saying it, as there are many other variables which also affect things, you just need to have a play about and see what your happy with.
  10. I have seen ball joint extensions available for Golfs that move the wishbone down, it opens a whole can of worms with bumpsteer though and having to move the tie rods as Kev says.
  11. Yep, its unfortunate but thats the way they are. I used to jack mine up for trackdays and probably about the same height as yours for road use. The regular changing of heights stopped the coilovers siezing up at least. :grin:
  12. Where as I feel it's too low :D Visually it looks fantastic but if it were my car I would be hoiking it up an inch :D You could always just try some stiffer springs Mic, but it depends what kind of cornering speeds you want to achieve! Agree with Kev, have a look under the front of your car, if the wishbones are pointing down towards the engine your losing a lot of the effects of the ARB's. For best handling you want the wishbones facing slightly up towards the engine. You can then set the rear to match, or even play about with it making it slightly higher or lower than the front to see how it affects the handling.
  13. E30 would be good, but just looking at whats available locally just now. Not looking for something to mod, requirements are 4 good tyres, long mot and not a slug. The Celica and E36 im looking at are both around £500, seems the going rate for the Celica, cheap for the BMW, the guys emigrating so needs rid of it quick. Had a look at the Preludes, like them as well.
  14. It is, thats why im not so sure about if it will be any good or not, there not the lightest of cars.
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