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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by Pingping010101 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:21 pm

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This stuff did the job :)


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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by Pingping010101 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:59 pm

Bugger.

My tyre has been fouling the wheel arch, it seems.

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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by Vj4sothername » Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:48 pm

How the flip.....? If your running spacers you know what time it is....


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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by nightfire10 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:49 pm

Your cars not slammed is it

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Post by Pingping010101 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:50 pm

nightfire10 wrote:Your cars not slammed is it

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It’s pretty low. I am going to raise the ride height tomorrow, then, If there are still issues, remove the front wheel spacers.


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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by nightfire10 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:51 pm

Running 20mm on mine

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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by Ainmhidh » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:46 pm

This is my go to when me, it and the sticky thing are all in close proximity.
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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by Keke » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:41 pm

Ainmhidh wrote:This is my go to when me, it and the sticky thing are all in close proximity.
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That's the stuff

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Post by Pingping010101 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:17 pm

A trip to my local trusted garage suggests that the tyre damage is old and there is no clashing right now.

I’ll replace the tyre on Tuesday and see how we go from there. I’ve arranged for the sill to be sorted while I am away too.Image


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Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:50 pm

That’s good news Thomas
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Post by Pingping010101 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:13 pm

It’s really good news! A new tyre is only £120 fitted, where as getting the bodywork jigged about and resetting could end up costing a small fortune (that I’m saving for the rebuild).

I have just fitted the GROM unit, removed the parrot unit and cleaned all the adhesive from the glass so a few small tasks completed today.


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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by LeeW » Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:14 am

Im enjoying this thread, like to see a good recovery story!

What happened to the MS mirrors? I saw it was advertised with a full MS kit and the mirrors were in the picture but then they were gone in the next?
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Post by Pingping010101 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:51 am

LeeW wrote:Im enjoying this thread, like to see a good recovery story!

What happened to the MS mirrors? I saw it was advertised with a full MS kit and the mirrors were in the picture but then they were gone in the next?
They were removed by the owner before me. He said he changed them as they were too small and not adjustable, but I think their high value probably played a part in their removal...




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Post by LeeW » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:29 pm

Pingping010101 wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:51 am
LeeW wrote:Im enjoying this thread, like to see a good recovery story!

What happened to the MS mirrors? I saw it was advertised with a full MS kit and the mirrors were in the picture but then they were gone in the next?
They were removed by the owner before me. He said he changed them as they were too small and not adjustable, but I think their high value probably played a part in their removal...




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Post by Pingping010101 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:40 pm

This morning was spent cleaning the car from top to bottom, including a ceramic coating product. The water spots were a bugger - I think I’ll invest in a car dryer.

I’m now at Pro-Tyre getting the damaged front tyre replaced.

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Post by V8 Power » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:49 pm

Seeing your Strato blue sparkle has guilt tripped me into washing mine! Well maybe tomorrow.
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:50 pm

Looking good, just get a decent chamois leather and your water spots days will be gone, just need more elbow grease!
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Post by Pingping010101 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:51 pm

I had a guy delivering tiles to the neighbour’s house asking me about the wheels and showing me photos of his Supra. I’m glad I didn’t change them - I will get them refurbished next year though.

I also had the guys at Pro-tyre making videos of the doors and the exhaust noise

It’s certainly a ‘car-people’ car. They all like them but don’t want to own one!




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Post by Pingping010101 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:53 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:Looking good, just get a decent chamois leather and your water spots days will be gone, just need more elbow grease!

I used a chamois leather but its more of an issue with my skills and the bright sunshine meaning I had to go faster. A blower isn’t expensive and makes the whole thing a simply point and wait job


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Post by Pingping010101 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:49 am

There is immediately a polished area on the new tyre so I’m going to have to adjust the ride height. I’m going on a long journey in it on Friday so it needs to be done today or tomorrow. I would prefer to take it to a specialist and have them sort me out correctly rather than do it myself.

Can anyone recommend a suspension specialist in the north west?


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Post by Pingping010101 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:22 pm

The rears are currently at 325mm and the fronts at 330mm from wheel centre to wheel arch.

I want to keep the spacers and just raise the car enough to keep these issues at bay - I was thinking of raising the fronts by 15mm on their own as the standard ride height is described as 360mm rear, 380mm front in another thread.

A rise of 15mm would give me the correct difference between front and rear but 35mm lower overall compared to standard. Does this sound like right thing to do to those in the know?


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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by V8 Power » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:40 pm

I think this could be a little complicated.
My fronts are 340 and rears 355 (I like slight downward stance) and never have a problem.
However you have to take all the following into account
My wheels are 18”
Offset is -35mm
Wheel width 8”
Tyres 235/40/18
You can comfortably get your hand over the top of the tyre
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Post by Pingping010101 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:44 pm

V8 Power wrote:I think this could be a little complicated.
My fronts are 340 and rears 355 (I like slight downward stance) and never have a problem.
However you have to take all the following into account
My wheels are 18”
Offset is -35mm
Wheel width 8”
Tyres 235/40/18
You can comfortably get your hand over the top of the tyre
I cannot....

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Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Post by V8 Power » Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:21 pm

I would say I have a 15mm to 20mm greater gap than that. Your offset looks bigger as well though as in closer to the edge of the arch. So without a great deal of maths involved I think you need another 15mm there at the front. Rear to match?
To get it exact you really need someone who has the same wheel and tyre set up as yourself. As even the make of tyre can have a bearing.
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