Right, seeing as its i strarted this, i suppose i better start this thread off too currently my full builds are on driftworks and retro rides forum, so, if your interested in the car from the very start .look there.
In my oppinion Anti roll bars are the best suspension mod bar none I have the whiteline ones and it transformed the handling the rear one makes it a lot less violent when linking up drifts and the front one makes it change diretion like a fly.
Love the colour scheme dude very nice. What front splitter you got on?
Splitter off a volvo 740 mate, Fits pretty nice, but not speed bump friendly where i live, so have had to take it off as i was trashing the bumper consolations prizes though ;D
Delivered last week, but i've been slack taking photos Driftworks got them in for me. 347 of my English pounds,
Bloody aussies, they put the sticker upside down
Hopefully get them fitted at the weekend. I had a set of eibach anti roll bars on my bmw 328 before, and they are definitely the best things to buy for getting a car to handle without needing to go for silly hard springs to prop the car up. Good on a track, but shite on the road, which is where the car gets used. Few more photos i took the other day.
Hell yeah! Im well looking forward to retro rides this year, the hill climb is gunna be epic. I wont go bombing it off this year either, due to the cost of fuel
As for lowering, I dunno. The place i live has tonnes of those middle of the road speed bumps and it eats sumps, So either i slam it and creep everywhere at 2mph or i keep it at the height it is and get another sump off supraslide to use as a template for a higher, wider sump with hinged baffles.
Fuck it, buy another sump!
Anti roll bar fitting updates.. Rear one first.
Front one was a total bitch.
The holes which the roll bars sit through are a standard 40mm And the ends of the whiteline bars are 50mm, Mark, my mate and fabricator, whose workshop i use suggested cutting a notch was the best way to go, and he had the plasma cutter out. all i had to do was prep it for cutting.
(Notice notch cut out.)
Sadly, getting them through the holes still proved to be a mare,so hence the scratched to hell bars. Put a lick of paint on them after, so not the end of the world. Bad design though if it's the same for all ma60 models.
And, woah! Supraslide was bang on the money,
A noticeable reduction in body roll, Some nasty noises i got when going over speed humps have gone due to the new bushes (Thought it was the springs) And it handles amazingly now from what i've noticed, I set the front to the softest setting and the rear to the middle setting, as i want to play around with it for the best compromise of daily drive fun, and occasional drift days. As it still drives more towards oversteer at the mo, im quite happy to keep it like it is.
All in all, as the packaging said, the best upgrade bang for buck you can do to a car. They may not be able to put a sticker on the right way up, but they were not lying!
Tidy dude. Thought you'd have that problem with the holes on the mounting bracket. As mine are the non adjustables the flanges were not quite so big so I took the pikey option and ground the flange back a bit. Still plenty of meat on them though. Were the new mounting brackets supplied with the bars any use cuz the ones I had were a million miles out with the hole spacings. Ended up using the old ones. Take it from your comments your pretty chuffed though. Dunno if you got my message on DW but have got a spare sump for a 5m but you can have the old engine with 2 sumps all the parts listed and an original toyota 5m parts directory/rebuild guide for £100 if you collect. Also have those callipers if your still interested.
Last Edit: Mar 8, 2011 19:02:26 GMT 2 by supraslide
everytime i see an ma61, i want one even more. mabe ill get one instead of another ma70. i really like the color scheme you got going there, and tahnks again for the invite.
Thanks jake, glad you like the paint. You should definitely consider buying a ma61 if you can get a cheap one. They are so reliable and quite light really. I'd like a ma70 at some point though, Still got to get some ma70 adjustable arms made for the forum / ebay shop as they're not available in the u.k.
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Firstly, thanks to supraslide for giving me some new bits... (More on that later in the show )
But a small update on the wing front. My front drivers side got smacked by a hit and run driver 10 days after i got it on the road. I got damages and everything, but never got round to finding a wing with the money
So a while ago i typed in "celica supra wings" in on google And these came up on ebay.
The auction had ended about a month before with 0 bids, but it had a phone number. Phoned the guy up and he agreed to do them both for 45 pounds including postage
I was curious how much each wing weighed, so i put them on the scales...
and was a stone each
The plan is to get these wings repaired, prepped and use them as patterns for FRP copies to sell to you guys. I need group buyers for this to happen, and to be a reasonable price. Quality WILL be top notch. If i'm not happy with the results i wont be selling them on. We wont be having any shit parts on driftoy
Another drift session, And the whitelines really have made a difference to how the car drives I still had full soft on front, and middle on the rear. I didnt change it though coz it was working and i was too lazy. But next time i will definatly have a play with the settings