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  1. Should of dropped it back a gear and drifted it onto the front straight whistle.gif


    hahahaha my thoughts exactly.. Ken block does it!!!


    But yeah unlucky about the brakes mate, as someone said above, in the grand scheme of things, it could have been WAAAY worse, and you weren't hurt, so it wasn't the worst crash in the world to have..

  2. I bought mine through engine ( mxfly ) if u need his Contact pm me

    Or you can get them though streeter


    Paid about roughy $700 if I can remember correctly


    Yeah str8e i'll pm you now


    kelford make them now im pretty sure


    yeah kelford do, it looks like thats what we're going to have to do if we can find any OEM ones anyways.. The specs on the Type A ones look pretty calm anyways so we'll see how that goes worst case scenario

  3. Hey guys,


    A mate of mine is in the middle of a VE build, and he wants a set of OEM P12 20v camshafts, and me being the internet god I am, claimed I could find him some.. Well after lots of googling, i can't find any, at all.. Australia, New Zealand, USA, i have contacted OEM distributors at all these places and none of them had any, so my question is, where the shit are they? Is there somewhere that i'm not thinking of?


    Thanks boys..

  4. Alright, HUGE UPDATE you dogs.. so be ready.


    First things first.. I got my dream wheels.. I know, people hate them, but I love them.. A mate of mine had them on his Stagea when he bought it, and he hated them.. Obviously I was all over it and made him promise to sell them to me once he sorted out new wheels, and low and behold, he did..




    Yep, Super Advans.. In man sizes.. 18 x 10 +19 all round.. So obviously there was a few problems there, the most obvious one being that they are 5 stud, and i was still dirty 4 stud.. So I had to get onto that..


    So I had some s15 LCA's sitting around, I popped out the ball joint from the s13 arms and popped them into the S15 ones, and bolted them up.. Used my s13 knuckles with the s15 LCA's and had some conversion hubs sitting around, jammed them all together and sorted the hubs.. These are the shitty hubs.. Ebay spec i believe, but they were pretty good quality..




    So yeah, i had the hubs off, figured I would deal with my shitty single pot brakes whilst it was all happening.. I had some z32 brakes sitting here that I obtained ages ago, so decided to use those and went and got some rebuild kits and rebuilt them myself.. Pretty gay, but ultimately way easier than i thought it would be.. It was at that time that one of my mates happened to be selling those GKtech bone things that means you can run a GTR rotor, and since Im a mad dog, I got them and ordered the DBA 4000's in GTR size.. a few days later, they showed up..




    Note how tiny and girly my hands are..


    SO yeah got all that shit sorted, brakes sorted, everything was going smooth, whacked all the front shit together and it worked amazingly, no real issues on the front and it all sort of just happened.. I was mighty glad when I finally saw it like this..




    And with the wheel on..




    Amazing.. I've waited about a million years to have man sized super advans on my car, and there they were..


    So the rears went on pretty easy, i retained the standard brakes, just bought an s15 rotor to go on the new hubs, and changed out the pads and whatnot and away I went.. I was a little concerned with fitting 10 +19's on the back of my car but once it was all fitted up and done, it didnt sit too badly.. Mexiflush yes, but nothing a little guard work wouldnt fix..






    Fronts sat awesome though.. The 25mm wide guards that I have on made the wheels fit perfectly.. I did need a 5mm slip on to clear the coilover, but otherwise it was all fine and dandy..






    So i was super stoked to have them on and all good, car sat ok so i jacked the car up to bleed all the brakes, and this happened..




    The f**king bleed nipples must have been made out of clay or something, because they all stripped so easily.. A quick trip to the brake place, and 4 new bleed nipples and a bleed was done and away I went.. A friend of mine owns a car wash so obviously the first place I went was there to get the car cleaned and to get the wheels looking all white and pretty..




    All clean and pretty..




    SO once it was all cleaned it was time to deal with the guards.. A quick roll and slight pull was all that was needed, so now it looks like this..




    Not amazing looking, but does the job, i dont scrub anywhere, so thats a good thing..


    So yeah, it finally all got done and with minor technical difficulties.. MY QFM's didnt come in time so I had to do my time attack on the weekend on shitty bendix ultimates, and I hated them.. SO my times on the weekend were f**king shit, and honestly, I was very sad.. The brakes just didnt feel right, and the car still somehow managed to light up the 265's on corner exit so I think I need to do my diff next..


    Here's some more pics from the other day that were taken when the car was clean.. Other than that, drive safe my peeps!!!





  5. wheres this 55% off sale bro?


    Also just for the record, i'v been running Fz201s in a medium at the track, they are ok, not as good as the a048's imo and they take ages to get upto temperature which isnt advisable for people doing short runs..


    I'm defs going to try some z221's next..

  6. if you can find your workshop manual it will step you through how to do it... or take them to brake mart or something? maybe they can rebuild them.


    I did mine in the s15 with the old man, but the workshop manual for s15 pretty much steps ya through it.


    I cant see yours being too different honeslty.


    the rear handbrake assembly could be different I do not know? mine is an internal worm style arrangement that is a bit of a *milkshake* to get together the first time.


    yeah, im not planning on doing anything with the rears.. I don't need to use the handbrake when on the track so i figured leave it stock for now.. If it creates issues with the bias i'll address it, but half of what i'v seen have people saying it doesnt affect it, and the other half say that it makes it easier to lock the rears when braking hard.. So we'll see how it goes..


    Also, i finally received the s15 tail light loom so after lots of cutting and crimping and stuffing around I got the type x lights all fitted and wired up.. makes the car look about a thousand times better.. Man type x stuff is the pimp shit..




    Alright thats it for now.. I'm trying to address this caliper situation, as the 33 ones i have apparently were leaking from the centre join, and i was under the impression that i could just rebuild them and solve that problem.. So we'll see what i can sort out from here..


    Drive safe Marfs..


    Oh yeah, also i got my personalised plates sorted out.. I'm clearly the maddest dog..

  7. ah ok, yeah im talking about the bolt that holds the two halves of the calipers together, not the actual mounting bolts.. I believe that one of the 33 calipers i have was weeping from the centre join thing, so that's something im going to have to deal with..


    Thanks for the help boys.. ;)

  8. So I'm thinking of rebuilding a set of 33 brakes before I put them on my car, because they have been sitting around for a million years and who knows what life they have lived..


    My question is about the bolts that are used to hold the calipers together.. I know that I can just buy a rebuild kit for the piston seals and whatnot,



    But none of the rebuild kits i can find have the bolts included as well.. Do i just reuse the bolts or do I have to track down some new ones?


    thanks boys..

  9. So on the weekend we had round 3 of the sprints.. I have successfully finished 3rd in class at the last two events so was hoping to do a bit better with my new tyres..


    NEW TYRES!!! FZ-201's in a medium.. I had high hopes for these tyres, but they seem to take ages to get heat into them.. So all my fastest laps of the day were done on the 4th lap of the run, which is also the last lap of the run, meaning that I really only had 1 chance to get the lap right, and if I made a mistake then that was it..


    So yeah, steadily worked away at it through the day.. My previous best was a 45.6 so i chipped away at that, and then on the 3rd run of the day, I broke into the 44's.. Here's a video of the run..



    So yeah, knocked about 8 tenths of my personal best, but I'm still not really hitting the times I want to hit.. So the next thing on the list is to fit these s15 LCA's so i can get a bit more camber, and to sort out what I'm doing about brakes.. I'v had a set of z32 calipers sitting here for ever, but i'm thinking since I'm going 5 stud anyways that maybe I should just find some r33 calipers and run with those.. A mate of mine has a set that needs a rebuild, which I was planning on doing to whatever I was going to run anyways, so I might just run with that and see how it goes..


    Does anyone have any experience rebuilding calipers? I'v had a look online, it doesnt look too hard.. I assume that I just buy the rebuild kit like this one?




    But I dont see any of the actual bolts that hold the caliper together.. Is it ok to reuse them or do you chase new ones down from somewhere?


    Anyways, thats it for now boys.. Hopefully I can sort my brakes out by the next meet and i will be able to get down into the 43's..

  10. Harris, I would replace all those water hoses under the manifold and around the back of the motor if I were you. I had the same thing happen to me and I just replaced the one hose, then for the next year I replaced each hose separately as they split one after the next! Its an age/heat cycle thing - they are due.


    Yeah, i ended up changing as many as I could, after it was all back together I saw some shit about just doing away with those heater hoses so I think i'll do that next time around.. I'm planning on buying a spare engine sometime soon and rebuilding it to be as bulletproof as possible, so i will sort all that shit out then.. Hopefully nothing pops before then though!!!

  11. People hate him cos he's arrogant and not even that good.


    He is 22 years old.. People did what all english people did and big him up when he is still young and developing.. Look at the way it was done to townsend, being done to barkley, its what the english media do to the up and coming youngsters..


    As for being arrogant i don't see that at all.. Yes he has a whinge at the refs when he gets chopped, but he gets fouled a ridiculous amount.. When yaya or rooney gets chopped and has a whinge, its considered to showing passion.. Yet when Jack does it, its considered whinging.. He can't win..


    he has moments of brilliance.

    Exactly... Few and far between. He will have one excellent game then next week he will lose his head in the 20th min and cop a red card for a horror tackle. He is a major liability with injury problems. Oh and he acts like a *milkshake* most of the time lol.


    he has had 2 red cards in his 100 starts in the premier league.. not exactly losing his head and horror tacking people every chance he gets is he? Kaboul has had as many red cards this season as wilshere has had his whole life..


    So much unrequired hate for someone because he looks like a prat..

  12. it was gee'ing up the crowd.. At the ledley king testimonial game spurs keeper paul robinson was leading a 'stand up if you hate arsenal' chant at one end of the stadium when he was in goal.. It goes both ways..


    Yes Jacky boy can be a prat, but he's our prat.. i honestly do not see why there is so much hate directed towards him from people of other clubs..

  13. So FA CUP tonight boys.. Hope you're all cheering on Arsenal, as I cheered on Chelsea/United when it didnt influence Arsenal for the past few years..


    Surely a good omen is the game is being played at 2am on the 18th May locally, and my birthday is the 18th of May!!! The big 27 tomorrow, so this will either be the best birthday for a long time, or easily the worst.. We can only hope!!!

  14. yeah liverpool have got that Sturridge, Sterling, Gerrard combo..


    It will be interesting to see how the England squad goes in the world cup. If they can get through their group stage they have a chance of going fairly fair i think..