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Old 26 July 2008, 09:03 PM
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Those wheels need 5x locking nuts on them, caps look good, I prefer the protruding ones

Makes my wagon's rota torques look even cheaper than they already are

never mind, I have just treated the wagon to a new number N555 WGN (Zak said you would approve )

I will have to look into the ducting as I need more cold air.

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Old 26 July 2008, 09:12 PM
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N555 WGN very nice been thinking of getting M555 WGN
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Do it, they are really cheap
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Old 26 July 2008, 09:40 PM
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Do it, they are really cheap
I know
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Originally Posted by 53WRX View Post
Those wheels need 5x locking nuts on them, caps look good, I prefer the protruding ones

Makes my wagon's rota torques look even cheaper than they already are

never mind, I have just treated the wagon to a new number N555 WGN (Zak said you would approve )

I will have to look into the ducting as I need more cold air.

Keep up the good work
Cheers Stu, I am really looking forward to getting them painted and on the wagon, I also neglected to say they are Direzza RSC, as they make another called the RZF...I have short blue Rays so they will have to do

Zak would be right, I bet the plate will look cool, I have my eye on one but have too much else to spend money on at present Let me know if you get stcuk finding the ducting

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I know
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I just realised I have had a mention

You've been busy there I had not realised you were still chipping away
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Old 27 July 2008, 08:32 PM
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I just realised I have had a mention

You've been busy there I had not realised you were still chipping away
credit where credit is due Si
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Old 31 July 2008, 12:47 PM
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new front springs fitted...


bumper back on and ready to go, not particularly happy with the gaps but to be honest i've had enough of d!cking about with it; lots of effort with very little return!




I hope to get the geometry sorted Friday afternoon\evening at Mocom. I bet it rains all weekend now
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But does it drive OK without any funny noises etc
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Old 31 July 2008, 02:06 PM
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But does it drive OK without any funny noises etc
should do...I'll find out tomorrow; too busy to take it out today
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should do...I'll find out tomorrow; too busy to take it out today
So should be OK for the Autotuner show then , we're meeting at the wharf if you want to cruise along
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So should be OK for the Autotuner show then , we're meeting at the wharf if you want to cruise along
Yep...first show for age so i'm looking forward to it

how did you get on with that Diff?
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how did you get on with that Diff?
Haven't heard back from him so i've sent him another PM
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Haven't heard back from him so i've sent him another PM
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Old 31 July 2008, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Granby View Post
Haven't heard back from him so i've sent him another PM
What diff is this then? you managed to find what you were looking for?
Now got the fun of fitting it check your drop gears if it is a centre one, I had to swap mine and casing!
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What diff is this then? you managed to find what you were looking for?
Now got the fun of fitting it check your drop gears if it is a centre one, I had to swap mine and casing!
Possibly but not sure if it fits mine as it's for a classic, are they a pig to fit then
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hi, great project

can I ask where I would get the parts to remove the roof bars and blank them off? ive got a dull patch on my roof so im considering getting it sprayed black also after seeing yours.
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Possibly but not sure if it fits mine as it's for a classic, are they a pig to fit then
Not sure to be honest mate, best bet is give somebody like Zen a call.

I had a problem with the ratio of the drop gears as the Transfer box + Diff I used was off a JDM model and mine is a UK. Off memory the teeth were 30/33 and i needed 31/31, this is where the gears fouled the inside of the casing, then we noticed that one of the casings has had a relief milled for the larger gear. Job done....Problem solved

Makes a DIFFerence to the drive if it is wrong ratio
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Originally Posted by shaggy1973 View Post
hi, great project

can I ask where I would get the parts to remove the roof bars and blank them off? ive got a dull patch on my roof so im considering getting it sprayed black also after seeing yours.
Cheers Shaggy

They came from Simon's old Jolly Green Monster...rails were an option on the early wagons so if you hunt around you will be able to find some. That will make three cars with black roof's as Daz Davies has recently painted his too...I'm loosing my edge
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Not sure to be honest mate, best bet is give somebody like Zen a call.

I had a problem with the ratio of the drop gears as the Transfer box + Diff I used was off a JDM model and mine is a UK. Off memory the teeth were 30/33 and i needed 31/31, this is where the gears fouled the inside of the casing, then we noticed that one of the casings has had a relief milled for the larger gear. Job done....Problem solved

Makes a DIFFerence to the drive if it is wrong ratio
good advice terrible pun Andy
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I know it was a terrible pun mate, Cant have it all !!

With your roof being black and their now being 3 examples, wonder what other one off mods there are in "Wagon World" ? wondered if i've got the widest tyres on a classic wagon @ 235 on rear ?

Hope you dont mind me matching my scoop/spoilers and vents to match my rails ?......which leads me onto....Personally dont like the de-rail mod, its a wagon, it has roof rails, good enough for the RS6 Avant (the daddy of Wagons) good enough for my old girl

Any wagoneers doing the "McRae Gathering" ?
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Any wagoneers doing the "McRae Gathering" ?
Yep
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I know it was a terrible pun mate, Cant have it all !!

With your roof being black and their now being 3 examples, wonder what other one off mods there are in "Wagon World" ? wondered if i've got the widest tyres on a classic wagon @ 235 on rear ?

Hope you dont mind me matching my scoop/spoilers and vents to match my rails ?......which leads me onto....Personally dont like the de-rail mod, its a wagon, it has roof rails, good enough for the RS6 Avant (the daddy of Wagons) good enough for my old girl

Any wagoneers doing the "McRae Gathering" ?
yours is totally origional in my eyes, all the mods have been carried out to create something that hasn't been done before...I don't have a monopoly on non-colour coding
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Finished the last job on Thursday night; sorting the cold air feed to stop it flapping around at speed...flower pot time



Cut the lip off glued it to the ducting to give a nice rigid rim to locate on the back of the driving light cover.


Fixed in place, perfect


Unfortunately I wasn't able to get my geometry sorted yesterday, so will have to wait until next week...at least I can drive it now though

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digressing slightly, my firend Bri came round to finish off modifying his wheels...car looks like a toy its so pretty


Its the reflective stuff that is normally applied to motorbike rims...


Looks soooo good...just need to get his win mirrors painted black now


of course we then had to go out and make sure the tape wouldn't come off...sadly the 355 got angry with me once it found out the silver thing was quicker and I now have three stone chips in my screen when I was following
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whats that a toy ota 355? never can tell anymore as the copys are so good.
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What a nice trolley jack
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Happy Birthday Ian
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whats that a toy ota 355? never can tell anymore as the copys are so good.
lol, its a real one
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