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Feels like I've been away for ages. I missed the last Luton meet, and Silverstone. The little monkey's been in the garage for over a month (well, 'till monday anyway). I checked the trip against the MOT - 522 miles since March - That simply isn't enough, so it's been out all this week. Roof down 'till I cam home at 11pm last night (with a passenger who wanted warmth). First time the hoods been up this year. WOW! what a difference it makes to the sound of the K&N. i had quite forgotten. I feel like I just got another new car.
Anyway, I just remembered that EIGHT WEEKS AGO, I booked my prode and joy into B&G for lowering knuckles and rear compliance washers to be fitted.
I just wondered if anyone could advise me if I should look at anything else being checked or carried out at the same time - Please don't say a full set of Poly bushes - they'll have to wait for a while. Big house, Medium wife, little daughter - It all adds up!
Seriously though, I appreciate any advice or suggestions
|Glad to hear that you've been able to get out and about in the F again Kieren! :o)|
It's always a pleasure to return to soft top motoring after an enforced break, and the K&N always sounds superb! :o))
Other jobs to consider whilst at B&G may depend on the age of your car, and how much you are prepared to pay (naturally!). One thing that is worth checking on are the condition of the damper bushes. These do seem to wear alarmingly quickly - and are certainly beyond their best at 5 years. Not sure whether B&G retail Mike Satur's PU damper bush replacement kit? If they do, then this is well worth having done at the same time.
|Hi Kieren, nice to have you back!|
Like Rob said.. (well I think that's what he meant), get shock bush kit (only 37 pounds) + lowering knuckles together. That's exactly what I replaced. I found polybush kit (the full set) too expensive as a student, and just went for the shock bush kit + lowering knuckles. Fitting both will reduce labour charge considerably (compared to fitting them separately), just like getting two birds with one stone. :-)
It will improve in handling and the looks of the car dramatically. And wheel alignment afterwards is a must.
(And be careful on speed bumps afterwards)
|Kieren, some Poly shocker bushes on their way to B&G for you! You must have phoned and asked 'em ;-)|
Try the SSK 2 if you want a big smile we sent some as well!
|mike, they told me they didn't do just the bushes but had to change the whole shock!|
Anyway, I'm up for a pair of your ss Coolant pipes next, along with the red brake calipers - Whatever happened to those anyway?
|Kieren,< along with the red brake calipers - Whatever happened to those anyway?>|
We have the brake calipers in stock, an updated picture is on our web page under new products,you will need larger wheels than the stock 15" ones though.
We did post out two sets of shock bushes for B&G so I cannot understand why they said they didn't do 'em. ??
Thanks for that mike. No idea about the bushes but there you go. So now I need to find more wheels - Hmmm that's gonna be a tough one to get past the wife - especially as I have a full spare set of wheels and tyres sitting in the garage already...
|>>especially as I have a full spare set of wheels and tyres sitting in the garage already...<<|
They make for a very attractive coffee table.
No, my wife didn't fall for that one either.
How long does it take you to fit a full set of poly bushes and lowering knuckes etc...Is it something you can do in a day or do you need the car for longer ?
|Stu, we would need the car for the best part of a day to fit bushes and set up the alignment.HTH.|
Kieren, advertise the wheels they do fit the Maestro models and TR 7 so there is a demand for them.
|Also fit a Montego (that's where my 1.8i wheels ended up).|
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