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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby GDII » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:49 am

RS13 wrote:
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RS13 wrote:New front tyres on the daily.. gotta love Tonys Tyre service and their $10 price beat. Although, they don't like selling Yokos much.. I must have been asked half a dozen times between the guy on the phone and the branch manager at the TTS if I was absolutely sure that I didn't want the Firestone equivalent for the same price!

That's because TTS are owned by Bridgestone....


Yep? I wasn't getting at that, I was more pointing out their insistence.

Well being owned by Bridgestone would make them more insistent you buy their tyres wouldn't it?
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby RS13 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:02 pm

GDII wrote:
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GDII wrote:
RS13 wrote:New front tyres on the daily.. gotta love Tonys Tyre service and their $10 price beat. Although, they don't like selling Yokos much.. I must have been asked half a dozen times between the guy on the phone and the branch manager at the TTS if I was absolutely sure that I didn't want the Firestone equivalent for the same price!

That's because TTS are owned by Bridgestone....


Yep? I wasn't getting at that, I was more pointing out their insistence.

Well being owned by Bridgestone would make them more insistent you buy their tyres wouldn't it?


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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Boosted_162 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:04 am

Replaced the rear shocks in the Terrano. Took only 10 mins to do both, didn't even have to jack it up :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Al » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:37 pm

Replaced Corolla front speakers. When I got the car, a previous owner had decided it was a good idea to cut the speaker covers in the lower dash and install these Pioneer coaxials.

Thankfully the local Pick A Part gets a reasonable supply of unmolested EE80/AE82s so I picked up some tidy speaker covers for $10. Got some reasonably nice JBL GTO's which sound a ton better than the larger Pioneers.

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Bling » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:08 pm

Oh wow, such a subtle job, that almost looks factory :lol:

I chased a wiring fault down on the RAV4 which was giving me all sorts of grief via the trailer socket. Pulling the interior out revealed a bunch of those clip on wire joiners. Isolated the earth wire and replaced it with a new length of wire screwed into a sanded panel then painted over. Worked a charm.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby GDII » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:42 am

Took it for my first track day! So much fun and all my suspension mods made the car very stable.

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby wde_bdy » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:15 pm

New front panels.
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A bit of work on the deck too, just waiting for new rims/tyres to fill the flares out more. Going from 15x8 0 offset and 195/50's to 15x8 -25 offset and 225/50's.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Dell'Orto » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:43 pm

Finally had to replace the RE003s on the front of the Corolla...just shy of 24k on them, not too bad.
So nice having fresh ones again, been on the treadwear indicators for a bit now, forget how grippy they are new 8)
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby 1I1 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:26 am

Dell'Orto wrote:Finally had to replace the RE003s on the front of the Corolla...just shy of 24k on them, not too bad.
So nice having fresh ones again, been on the treadwear indicators for a bit now, forget how grippy they are new 8)


Got close to 50k on my set of RE002's. Got them in May 2012, just replaced them last week with RE003's. Old tyres were not quite at the wear indicators but the inside edges were stuffed from camber/toe.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby wde_bdy » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:40 am

Proper sized tyres and a more aggressive offset to fill the 4WD guards.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby wde_bdy » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:50 pm

Up on some oversized axle stands, have pulled the rear springs to get reset with an overrider leaf and the front eyes reversed. Will be pulling the box and putting a new clutch as well as it slips when warm.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Dell'Orto » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:06 pm

Those stands are amazing!
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby wde_bdy » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:29 pm

They go higher than that too. 8O
Seemed like a good idea with the single post moveable hoist.

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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Dell'Orto » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:12 pm

Got my wagon running again after 4 years of being parked up. Carb was full of oxidised shit. Still not 100%, but managed to drive it in and out of the garage under its own power 8)
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Bling » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:14 pm

That the one your sis had?
I did nothing, as per usual. Unless driving to McDonalds counts as doing stuff to car.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Dell'Orto » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:16 pm

Yup thats the one, the one I've had forever. Quick throttle stabs made it stumble, so checked the vacuum advance to see if that was doing anything, and found it was pretty intermittent, so stripped the dizzy down and freed it up. Once I have some spare time I'll chuck it in and see how it goes.
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby MAC_HATER » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:52 am

Went in for tints last week:

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Has already made a huge difference to inside temps during sunny days
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Al » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:55 am

I was going to LOL regarding Invercargill and sun. Then I saw the weather report :lol: 8O
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby MAC_HATER » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:36 am

Its been an incredible month+, ending in a couple of genuine scorchers in the last few days :P brown lawns everywhere!

It finally started raining last night :P

I want to get the Supra tinted also, and tried to get them to take their mobile service to the pain shop it is sitting in dormant, and they violently shook heads, I didn't even think about dust and stuff when working with Tint film, and a paint shop is nothing but dust haha, so ill bring the car to them when its done instead!
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Re: What did you do to your car today?

Postby Dell'Orto » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:11 am

Cam seal decided it didn't like being in its housing in the Corolla today, so spewed all of the oil everywhere on the way to work this morning. Really felt like doing the cambelt tonight too :roll:
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