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#41 Goodluckmonkey

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 11:37 AM

On the noisy rear bearing topic, I replaced both of mine and the drone persisted. Doing 100+ miles a day on the motorway it was driving me mad.

In the end I rectified it by backing the handbrake off more than usual even though there was no apparent drag in the drums. Got me back to silent running again, although I get told every year at mot time that the handbrake lever's a little high.

The lesser of two evils in my opinion.
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'09 N22A2 Civic motor / Accord 5 speed / Stock LUK Clutch and DMF
8.5x19 ET42 / 9.5x19 ET45 BBS LM fakes (225/35 and 245/35 Toyo's)
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Avg Consumption currently @ 44.5mpg

#42 Richard B

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 02:14 PM

In the end I rectified it by backing the handbrake off more than usual even though there was no apparent drag in the drums. Got me back to silent running again, although I get told every year at mot time that the handbrake lever's a little high.

 

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#43 Goodluckmonkey

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 04:25 PM

Couldn't tell you off the top of my head. Probably 6 of 7 till its at the point where the wife wouldn't be able to borrow my car.
Gen 7 Pre-Facelift CDTI Tourer
Premier Tuning stage 2 map / EGR Delete
'09 N22A2 Civic motor / Accord 5 speed / Stock LUK Clutch and DMF
8.5x19 ET42 / 9.5x19 ET45 BBS LM fakes (225/35 and 245/35 Toyo's)
-35mm Apex Springs
Avg Consumption currently @ 44.5mpg

#44 Andyjdmteg

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 06:10 PM

Looks like a busy year then hopefully you've just got a deformed tyre on the back rather than worn bearing.

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 07:02 PM

No pictures (well not yet anyway), and I've had far too many to list fully, but the ones to remember have been

Morris 7CWT van

Accord Mk 1 sedan (Hong Kong import)

Scirocco Storm (Mk1)

Cortina Mk 4 and Mk 5

Scirocco Mk 2

Passat Estate 1800

Saab 99T

Lancia Gamma 2.5 Sedan

Citroen CX (2l estate and 2.4 C-matic)

Lotus Esprit 2.2 non turbo

Citroen BXs galore,, petrol, diesel, non turbo and turbo, hatches and estates, 1.4, 1.7. 1.9

And not forgetting a kitcar which is 'slowly' coming together, based on a VW floorplan but is moving towards mid-engined.

 

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One day it might look like this.........................



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 08:12 PM

We are a 2 Honda driveway,

 

The 7th Gen Accord Touring

The S2000 AP1

 

They are both grey, so when the wife asks me which car to use, I have to say "Big Honda", or "Little Honda"

 

Also a kitcar man myself (the Accord is the tow / support vehicle), I have an ex race Locost as a track only car, currently 530kgs, and 150hp.



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Posted 25 February 2017 - 11:35 PM

Also a kitcar man myself (the Accord is the tow / support vehicle), I have an ex race Locost as a track only car, currently 530kgs, and 150hp.

I can't get anywhere near that. Last time I weight up the items it came to 830kgs +/- 10%, though I do have some original Wolfrace slots with Grabbers on them for the rear..

 

I do have a very nice exhaust system from a motorbike though that should take off about 25kgs if I can get the manifold to line up. And the BX seats will lop off another 20 (it came with rather clean Recaro fishnet/halos that I sold off last year)  

 

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Some enterprising young ****** has got the halos  - only -  up for grabs at 1650.....



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 10:24 AM

Insane! You can get recaros out of an ignis sport with those headrests. Usually about 150 for a pair of seats.
Gen 7 Pre-Facelift CDTI Tourer
Premier Tuning stage 2 map / EGR Delete
'09 N22A2 Civic motor / Accord 5 speed / Stock LUK Clutch and DMF
8.5x19 ET42 / 9.5x19 ET45 BBS LM fakes (225/35 and 245/35 Toyo's)
-35mm Apex Springs
Avg Consumption currently @ 44.5mpg

#49 Fandango

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 10:26 AM

Is your kitcar for just road use? I guess then weight is not quite such an issue. You will want a bit of comfort. My car has the most rudimentary fibreglass seats available, no real comfort, but they weigh next to nowt. Weight has become quite an obsession, already quite a slim guy, I have given up junk food, and lost 3 kgs in 3 weeks!



#50 Channel Hopper

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Posted 26 February 2017 - 03:52 PM

I'm hoping it will be road legal, I've kept receipts for the new fuel tank and other essentials, plus it did conform to the 'points' system for the original vehicle, but whether it does when the new rear end is transplanted is a big question mark. Don't want a 'Q' plate since I have a rather nice registration alrady for her from the Scirocco (which reminds me I also had a 1600 jektronic (GTI) which also rusted away ).



#51 Jamjar15

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 05:57 PM

Had well over 50 cars but favourite was my trueno sprinter ae111, not as good as my jdm dc2 in anyway but never saw another one so the rarity was my favourite, only met one person that knew what it was. Not sure how to post pics yet though

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 07:18 PM

I love those trueno's, they go for silly money these days probably as you say down to the rarity.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 09:11 PM

for me........without going back too much

 

2001 mondeo 

 

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K24 Accord

 

 

IS250

 

 

CL55 AMG

 

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Subaru 3.0R Spec.B (current), awesome car btw.

 

 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 05:41 AM

Look at that engine...AMG baby :-)

Ps.
How did you like the Lexus? Experience?
I'm considering to buy one for the next car

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:47 PM

Look at that engine...AMG baby :-)

Ps.
How did you like the Lexus? Experience?
I'm considering to buy one for the next car

 

AMG indeed, shame about the rest, in fact the engine itself is the highlight of the CL55. The suspension and electronics, well if they go wrong kiss your bank balance good bye

 

Lexus IS250 is very good, its a step up from the Accord but its not very involving to drive and its pretty slow..

 

which is why I have a Subaru now which is much faster and far more exciting to drive what with a LSD, AWD and 245hp on tap, plus a very naughty Sport# mode.

 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 09:03 PM

Still regret selling my spec B wagon.
Loved that motor. So thrashable with the 6-speed as it loved to rev.
Brembo conversion and braided lines really made it.
Gen 7 Pre-Facelift CDTI Tourer
Premier Tuning stage 2 map / EGR Delete
'09 N22A2 Civic motor / Accord 5 speed / Stock LUK Clutch and DMF
8.5x19 ET42 / 9.5x19 ET45 BBS LM fakes (225/35 and 245/35 Toyo's)
-35mm Apex Springs
Avg Consumption currently @ 44.5mpg

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 05:48 AM

It's an AMG in all meaning huh? ;-)

I readed a lot about Lexus and all seems that they are very realible cars.
I'm considering to get ( if all goes like it should ) an ISF. In my opinion is one of the most sexiest sport saloons ever created

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 09:28 AM

It's an AMG in all meaning huh? ;-)

I readed a lot about Lexus and all seems that they are very realible cars.
I'm considering to get ( if all goes like it should ) an ISF. In my opinion is one of the most sexiest sport saloons ever created

 

Apples and oranges here, if you want a ISF go for it but for the love of god dont go comparing to an IS250.

 

Both are equally as reliable as one another but they are polar opposites.



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 12:42 PM

15 Years driving and I've been pretty boring:

 

1988 Ford Escort 1.4LX

1995 Ford Fiesta 1.1LX

2000 Ford Fiesta 1.2zetec

2002 Ford Focus 1.6 Ghia

1985 Ford Capri 1.6 Laser (still got)

1992 Volvo 460SXI 1.8

1997 Ford Fiesta 1.4 Ghia

1980 Honda Accord 1.6STD

1999 Nissan Primera 1.6

2004 Nissan Primera 2.2SE

2002 Honda Accord Type'R

2005 Jaguar X-Type 2.0 SE

2008 Honda CR-V 2.0 EX (still got)

2017 Renault Clio 1.2 Play


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2008 Honda CR-V 2.0 EX - Previously Owned, 1980 Accord Hondamatic, 2002 Accord Type'R


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 03:58 PM

Apples and oranges here, if you want a ISF go for it but for the love of god dont go comparing to an IS250.

Both are equally as reliable as one another but they are polar opposites.

My mistake...I'm sory
I told it wrong.

I just wanted know the experience with Lexus like manufaturer/built quality not exactly this model.
Of course they are two different worlds, and they can't be compared.