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  1. I will do at some point. It's in bits at the minute. Already had some modifications on the car which are not done to (in my opinion) a good standard. So undoing a lot of crap whilst putting my stamp on it I guess. But not going to go mad just want to do some track days in 2024 then may look at selling it. Can't see myself getting madly attached to it tbh.
  2. Yeah grown on me big time tbh. However I do feel I need a car I'm not too precious about for track duty. So that's how I ended up here in a red dog egg as me and me mates call them haha
  3. Hey,.. erm yeah I did some more mods on the crown and got it all set up beautifully. Put some lovely 4 pot brakes on etc. then got a bit twitchy with it because everything is so expensive for those cars. Realised was gonna take 10k minimum really before I'd be remotely happy with performance etc, so I'd be into it for over 20k by that point. And also I drive so Infrequently when I do go out I want something fun to drive , which nice as it was, it wasn't a fun car. So sold it. Genuinely gutted I sold my mb6 actually. Moment of madness. So been in a bit of a rut and a bit grumpy about cars. But have baught an fnPoo with some nice mods on. And plan to put my stamp on that and do some track days etc next year.
  4. Maybe what's the symptom again? I have literally just the other day cured abs issue on my crown by cleaning and lightly sanding reluctor rings. Wreaks havok if there not uniform.
  5. olsits a bit nicer imo now. Drives better too.
  6. It is kinda unfortunately. torque gt did it when landed here. Rather they hadnt tbh. On my list of things to tty a section see if it will come off. Its not hiding anything mind. Clean car. But would have eather tried that lano guard this time. Got clear waxoyl on the alphard and thats good actually.
  7. So just been trying to fix any niggles i can. Dent mans been round it done best he can. Not entirely happy, might get another guy round see if hes any better. Poly bushed the caster arms as had a little wobble when braking hard. Probably need new discs now tho. Stripped cleaned and painted calipers. Jacked up the ride height 15mm. And fitted Michelin pilot sport 4s with a bigger profile. To me makes look bit more purposeful.
  8. KiNK43

    Type r

    Theres fair bit of difference between the type r motors. Your only going to get so far with cams etc. Its very difficult to reach 200hp on c4 without major work. maybe just get there or just shy of. If have all good intake and exhaust. Cams springs etc and a map. As for building an engine. Well you can go as mad as you like depending how deep your pockets are. Personally turbo is a winner imo. Just transforms the car completely.. rather than 10-20hp after spending a fair bit of cash..depends on your preference/goals i suppose.
  9. Ahh mate! The mats are lovely. Like arctic camo OEM s**gpiles! Very random. Yes can do double din where the cd player and cassette lives under the big flap at the bottom. Of course cam get large android screens like i have in the alphard too. When money allows ill look into something for it. Until then its got 3 prodigy albums in it. Took a few snaps tonight.
  10. Dont need press for the balljoints. Id recommend a good quality replacement. Oem or hardrace etc. Especially as they have the circlip retainer for what good it is.
  11. So life after civic.. Ive got myself a Toyota Crown Athlete V. Ive fancied one for a long time now. General consensus from my friends and family is that its an ugly barge, however i absolutely love it. Each to there own i guess. It pretty tidy for 22. Under 40k miles on the clock. It has a 1jz gte turbo lump which pushes it along really nicely tbh with plenty of room for more power later if wanted. Came on stock wheels which really made it look old. So first things first. Some work sporbo wheels on there looking nice lowered on BC coilovers. Few small maintenance items ordered. And some little cosmetic bits from a breaker too.
  12. Has inertia switch activated? Or potentially main really is faulty? Things to check.
  13. Ahh its gone now. New owner seems like will pamper it and just use for fun times. So happy about that. Im going to import a Totota crown athlete v estate. Bit old man ish. but always loved them and toyota are so well made. Absolutely love my Alphard.n
  14. Pop that ring out that's covering the bearing and you will have the room
  15. If you know any dealers let me know plz so I can broaden my search.
  16. Haha I think so. Manual gearbox required first port of call.!
  17. I sold the Hilux to a friend but still have the Alphard. I am hoping to get a Crown Athlete. Overtime make it a nice sleeper. Everything is more expensive for Toyotas tho. Eeek
  18. Thanks mate. It's been fun for sure. Definitely going to miss it, Will be hard watching it drive away as very personal to me. But I want another big Toyota and I can't afford to buy and keep multiple cars.
  19. It's pretty bonkers tbf. Performance is next level But..... Sold now unfortunately. Chaps coming to pick it up next week. I am sad, but feel it's time to try something else.
  20. Yes as above. I used a aftermarket cat on an old aerodeck I had to get through an MOT. It worked just fine. I dont think the life expectancy is very good however. Will likely fail again quickly. As far as aftermarket parts go. Generally I don't know of an issue. But I would 100 percent use only NGK/NTK lambda sensor. Cheap lambda is not a good idea.
  21. I can't imagine them to be different.. I also recall someone getting replacements from rimmerbros for a rover or mg. But that was some time ago now.
  22. Yeah it's sound, pushing on didn't really do much apparently so kinda at where its happy. Sure it will be alot of fun. And tbh Im thinking i would like a change very soon.
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