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RE: my Escorts 2009/05/17 12:59:51 (permalink)
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that green one looks real smart man loving those challenger rims what size are they? sorry to hear about your burnt one were exactly di the hose come off?



they are 15's.

the pressed brass fitting into the wbber. apparantly it never got recalled
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RE: my Escorts 2009/05/18 18:19:24 (permalink)
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I LOVE the 4door. Not a bit fan of the 2d, But thats the first 1 I like the look of. Must be the colour or the rims or the angle of the photo =P. Will be putting challangers on my esky. Nice to know they will look good =)
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RE: my Escorts 2009/06/29 21:34:10 (permalink)
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i got some new bits for the esky the other day. thanks to stephen (smcka).

wont have time to do anything with them untill sometime next week.

ive already cut off the spring plates and are ready to be welded on. just need to source some inserts and springs. thinking of going 10" 225lbs springs. dunno about shocks yet. i would love some GAZ adjustables but i dont know if i can wait that long for them to come back in stock.



also arrived is the trans x LSD

cant wait to chuck it in.
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RE: my Escorts 2009/06/29 21:58:15 (permalink)
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Let us know how well the LSD works.
I have never seen value with the centers from the U.K. someone has made truck load of us Aussies!
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RE: my Escorts 2009/07/25 14:37:27 (permalink)
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i have the diff down at presision diff getting the lsd fitted and also getting it set up so its nice and tight. but thats taking a while.

i have welded the coilover tubes to the strut. just waiting on springs and inserts to arrive, also waiting on rear shockers to arrive too.
its a shame i haven't go parts yet but what can you do

it is such a nice day today so i couldnt help taking her out for a run.
its much better since i played around with the settings on the webber ( which were way out to start with) it goes and sounds fantastic









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RE: my Escorts 2009/07/25 22:17:13 (permalink)
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That's an excellent looking mk2 you got there. Spot on

Do you have some pics up of the front coil overs too?
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RE: my Escorts 2009/07/26 12:06:51 (permalink)
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well at the moment its just the tubes welded on and the strut tops. im waiting for springs and inserts to arrive.
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RE: my Escorts 2009/07/26 13:58:01 (permalink)
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what has to be done to the diff center to fit the lsd?
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RE: my Escorts 2009/07/26 16:10:51 (permalink)
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what has to be done to the diff center to fit the lsd?



nothing to fit it. its a direct fit, just take out the old center and put in the new one. but the diff is old so i am getting them to lapp the gears ( crown and pinion were both worn and not making correct contact) and just give it a general overhaul. make the diff nice and tight again
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RE: my Escorts 2009/02/08 15:52:37 (permalink)
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finally got some GAZ adjustables.





im still waititng on springs for the front so i can fit them yet.
but i did fit the rears today. quite a difference from full soft to full hard. im liking it cant wait to get the fronts in
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RE: my Escorts 2009/02/08 16:54:59 (permalink)
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You wont know yourself when the shock go in, dont start them on too high...maybe the 8th click is plenty! ive got mine in my mk2 set on 7 for daily lunatic driving. I had the car 3ft high over a train track near my place and the shocks took the landing with ease
My GAZ's have been in for 4yrs, no complaint at all.
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RE: my Escorts 2009/02/08 17:00:43 (permalink)
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what are the price/quality compare to the koni items?
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RE: my Escorts 2009/03/08 09:22:52 (permalink)
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You wont know yourself when the shock go in, dont start them on too high...maybe the 8th click is plenty! ive got mine in my mk2 set on 7 for daily lunatic driving. I had the car 3ft high over a train track near my place and the shocks took the landing with ease
My GAZ's have been in for 4yrs, no complaint at all.


i think thats how i have mine set on the rear.
fronts about 10 clicks.

only had mine in a few weeks, so still trying to find the sweet spot.
so pleased with them though!
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RE: my Escorts 2009/06/08 21:17:43 (permalink)
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yeh ive been playing around with the rears. great so far.


BUBBA im not sure about price difference, about $800-900 for a set of GAZ (front and rear.) i haven't herd mucj about konis. but i got reccommended the GAZ over konis. up to you really.


update time i got my diff back today. had the LSD center fitted, the gears lapped and the bearings replaced and reset so hopefully it should be nice and tight now. will hopefully get around to putting it in on Saturday.



i will be picking up front springs for the coilovers on the weekend so then i can bang them in.
hak073 here is some pictures of the coilovers. just painted them but dodgy camera phoone photos. will try get some better ones.




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RE: my Escorts 2009/06/08 21:33:51 (permalink)
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those looks sweet!

anxious to hear ur review of the lsd.. but dont let me rush you [:x)]
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