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 Post subject: Re: Her name is "Dot" ... she's Steve's little sister. ;)
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:51 pm 
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Searching to see if these will fit the Pretzel?:
http://www.tein.com/products/upper_mount.html

Regarding the diffuser: there are no mounting points in the GG Wagon, so the diffuser has been sold.

You make your own brackets. Or you buy the Cusco bar that has the mounting points built in.

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 Post subject: Re: Her name is "Dot" ... she's Steve's little sister. ;)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:12 pm 
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Wasn't bothered with the Cusco diffuser, so I sold it.

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On the weekend, Dot copped a hiding at the dirt track. Firstly, the track got very grippy at one stage, I dropped the rear-left tyre off the edge and into 'the marbles' and did a specky 4-wheel drift off the side of the track. Very funny, but the 2 left-side tyres rolled off the bead on the rim ... albeit, they are only cruddy Achilles 122 195/60/15 tyres (lots of sidewall to flex).

After a running repair to the tyres (QR tyre centre offer refitting service to race-day patrons ... :lol: ), I was up and running again, only to be a bit suss about the top radiator hose. So, I decided to call-it a day, and drive home (spare radiator hoses, water, coolant, clamps, tools in the car), buuuuuut, the top tank lets go instead.

By all coincidences, Ferg picks us up in the RACQ tow truck ... thanx Ferg!
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So, Dan got to ride in a truck for the first time :D :
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Got home, to find the culprit:
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Also found 2 of 3 of the timing belt cover attachments cracked, too ... grrr, Subarus!
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Specky video of very funny slide, to come.

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 Post subject: Re: Her name is "Dot" ... she's Steve's little sister. ;)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:51 pm 
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205000km service: all running good!

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 Post subject: Re: Her name is "Dot" ... she's Steve's little sister. ;)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:35 pm 
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Wheel alignmnet today. Made sure it was decently aligned, as we are heading to Norwell Motorplex this Sunday for a driver training day. When I asked which car I should bring, I was encouraged to bring the Pretzel!

GoPro footage to come (if I get any good footage?).

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 Post subject: Re: Her name is "Dot" ... she's Steve's little sister. ;)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:49 pm 
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I Say: Mum, when I grow up, I want to be a pilot! Sorry son, you can't do both!! :D
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What a crap day to go to get some track training. :?

The little Pretzel didn't have much more in her (she had the smallest tyres, and the smallest engine for the day); but, for a little shopping trolley, she does a pretty reasonable job. The little 205 Nitto tyres simply weren't up to the test of being pushed hard in wet conditions. I had to work much harder than the footage looks, and I still see that I have an old habit of turning in a bit too soon.

Some epic saves were the calling for the day! :shock:

This was the driest the conditions were, all day (with some patchy bits still remaining):
https://youtu.be/iXHuYyH6VrA

Thiiiiis, was farken hard work. Following the instructor for a short period (showing us the required line, in his GT86), then it bucketed down!!! See what the patches of water do to the steering (especially the patch at the high speed exit to turn 3, at 7:35mins in the footage): :shock: Hmm, new jocks?
https://youtu.be/dldSKuQRUA0

Overall, I found that 32psi front, 34psi rear, were pretty good tyre pressures to run. However, at first, I ran the dampers way too tight. I had them quite tight at first, but then wound them down to 4 of 16 clicks, front and rear, and found that that gave the car a much more settled feel.

Dirt day next weekend. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Her name is "Dot" ... she's Steve's little sister. ;)
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Dirt daaaaaay!

Got to drive with an instructor twice, this time. Got it on GoPro, but won't publish it, because I didn't get his permission to do so.

Got myself sorted with heel-toe downshifts, but 'flicking' the Pretzel is still a work in progress.

After some chats and tweaks, I found that the Tein's dampers were best set at 4-clicks front, 8-clicks rear. Tyre pressures 2psi higher in the rear worked well too. Still gets understeer, however.

https://youtu.be/Rw2c-iMd02c

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One other thing I tried on the day: I pulled the ABS fuse. I found it slightly beneficial.

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Re-earthed the DVD player today, so that my son can watch a movie as we drive along. Legally, the guys who installed it were obliged to connect the DVD player to the parkbrake, so that the screen blanks when the parkbrake is off.

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Whiteline KCA414camber bolts arrived. Seeing that the previous wheel alignment couldn't get any more than about 1.2 degs of camber, I thought I'd give their 'improved' (I think?) product a go!?

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