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HMT
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:50 am 
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I only know this from cars that never get driven hard.
As in never receive brake pressure. Never had any issues with the rear myself. Only the stupid Front sumitumos seize in regular intervals...


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HMT
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:15 pm 
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Soo, it's done! Finally finished the rear suspension assembly, bled the brakes and took her for a test drive. Happy to report, all is well, the brake engages as it is supposed to which was not the case in the last few years. Inspires much more confidence now...

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I still have to do the front wishbones and then swap all the brakes again for the bigger setup (but certainly not this year). Currently the car gets an alignment so that i can enjoy her a bit more until autumn :)


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maZZda
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:52 pm 
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Nice,Nice,Colorfull :D
I question: Why the copper ground? :?


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HMT
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:05 pm 
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Prevention of corrosion by providing an additional ground to the exhaust system.
The BA actually had this feature from the factory, which is why the OEM replacement exhausts still feature the connector for it.


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maZZda
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:31 pm 
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Meaningfull,
i see that you've mounted the V6 trailing arms too.Wise choise.When i removed the v6 rear susp. from my friend's old car i couldn't get the left one off the body and i left it.
Looking back at this, i should have cut the attachment place of the body and get it out.
How do you feel the brakes now?
Do you feel less body roll to the front on hard braking?
I felt it in Anti when i changed the brakes..


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HMT
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:27 am 
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I still have a set of V6 trailing arms that would need refurbishing.
The brakes are a lot better now, but it was really crappy before. Can't really comment on advanced dynamics since my front control arm bushings are busted, as are the upper mounts - stupid non OEM crap. Therefore I didnt do any aggressive tests. Still, when braking on the Autobahn I dont feel that death is immanent any more :D

On another note: took the car to a meet at the weekend, covered about 350kms and used about one liter of oil on that trip. The car now smokes quite a bit under load now, esp. at high rpms. Seems like my plan of "install BP and leave it" is not working out any more...


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