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Post by Aaron_206 on Fri May 11, 2012 5:12 am

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Post by OrangeManDan on Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:05 am

Liking the alloys, quite smart imo. Keep us updated.

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Post by Aaron_206 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:46 am

OrangeManDan wrote:Liking the alloys, quite smart imo. Keep us updated.

cheers bud. the wheels do suit it quite well i think. want to lower it coz at the moment it's sat like a tractor! lol but its not pratical for me around here. too many speedbumps and potholes! Mad

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Post by Alex on Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:17 am

Slight lowering will be fine - as long as you get the sports shocks to suit! 40mm would be absolutely fine with stiffened shocks Wink
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Post by Aaron_206 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:20 am

Alex wrote:Slight lowering will be fine - as long as you get the sports shocks to suit! 40mm would be absolutely fine with stiffened shocks Wink

yeah did think about it. but also dunno how long i'm keeping the car as of yet, so trying to keep the costs down Razz Also the 206's have a nasty habit of ruining the rear beam when lowered Sad

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Post by Alex on Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:21 am

Polybushes, ohh yes! Razz
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Post by Aaron_206 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:24 am

Alex wrote:Polybushes, ohh yes! Razz

true... i'll have to look into it. i know you can buy fully reconditioned ready lowered beams for them. my mate got one for his 106 GTI. comes with 2 year warrenty too.

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Post by Alex on Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:28 am

Ah fair one, might be worth looking into! Saying that, as far as I'm aware, torsion bar isn't too difficult to do providing the bar itself hasn't seized up with rust! Google it, see if there's a guide online or something. Might be dead easy on a 206. Smile
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Post by Aaron_206 on Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:29 am

i'm guessing it's the same as the 106. If it is then they're fairly easy. might be a job for the summer Smile

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Post by Alex on Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:31 am

Oh yes, get some axle stands, a slide hammer, new bushes and a hell of a lot of WD40 and you're winning! Wink
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Post by Aaron_206 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:46 am

Small update:

Nothing much but replaced the anti-roll bar bushes today due to a slight knocking. no photos because i forgot Razz Unfortunatly it didnt cure the noise. but ive managed to narrow it down to the passenger drop link. Wishbones are also looking a bit tired. So ordered all new tonight to fit this weekend. Will try and get some pics this time!

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Post by Aaron_206 on Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:22 am

Fitted the new drop links this weekend. Cured the noise Very Happy the old one was completely knackered, both ball joints were badly worn. Replaced both sides in the end for £10! Also fitted a pair of new wishbones last night. weren't too bad to do. Forgot to get photos during actually changing either Razz was too busy cutting my knuckles open! lol

Here's a pick of the nice shiny new drop links fitted:

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as you can see in this pic. this is before i changed the tired old wishbones. will update with a photo of the new ones soon.

With all this replaced the car is a lot stiffer front end, and feels much more positive in the bends. SUCCESS!!

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Post by Alex on Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:27 am

Yeah... Mine will need doing soon... I get the impression I have no wishbones left! Haha.
Nice and shiny is the way forward!
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Post by OrangeManDan on Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:55 am

Always good when you put a shiny new part on a car Smile.

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Post by Aaron_206 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:38 am

Alex wrote:Yeah... Mine will need doing soon... I get the impression I have no wishbones left! Haha.
Nice and shiny is the way forward!

definatly is. haha! getting that bad are they? pretty straight forward job to be fair.


OrangeManDan wrote:Always good when you put a shiny new part on a car Smile.

it sure is! Very Happy i like shiny new parts!

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Post by Aaron_206 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:13 am

Drove to swindon to find that i have 2 fooked front tyres Sad Both worn on the outer edge. Didnt get the tracking checked when i done the front suspension refurb, so my own fault really. Still That's gonna be best part of £150 gone Very Happy dont ya just love cars!! lol

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Post by Alex on Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:27 am

I swear by part worns buddy! £20 a corner! There's a place down by DFS in Swindon that do them. Smile
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Post by Aaron_206 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:55 am

cool man dont suppose you have a name/number for them? and do you know if they do tracking?

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Post by Alex on Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:45 pm

Unfortunately not mate! I can tell you exactly where it is though! And I think they do, they do a lot of restoration stuff, so I would imagine doing someone's tracking isn't too much to ask!
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Post by Aaron_206 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:03 pm

Got the tyres changed. Cheers any way bud Smile The tracking was way out, hence the tyres wearing quick. Yet it didn't pull to either side when being driven?
Unfortunatly the car is off the road for the next few days. When the tyre place went to adjust my tracking, they found the track rod ends to be seized solid. They tried numerous ways, including using an oxyacetelene torch. But in true french style it was having none of it! lol. So it will be going into the garage next week to hopefully free them up. If not, then i will probably be looking at new steering rods.
Fair play to Wotton Bassett Tyres for trying, and because they couldnt shift them, despite two of them spending nearly 20 mins to do so, they didnt charge me for it because they couldnt finish the job. Would recommend them to anyone that needs tyres ect.

Anyway. Here's a pic of the tyres that came off, this is about 2 weeks wear from nearly new:
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Hopefully be back on the road soon Very Happy


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Post by Aaron_206 on Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:34 am

Took the car to my trusted local garage today to sort the track rods. within 20 mins was out the door with 2 nice free moving track rod ends Smile Went back to the tyre fitters, who magaged to fit me in this afternoon for tracking. all sorted! nearly......

Whent the car was on the ramps in the local garage. the mechanic pointed out that i had a CV boot gone on the driveshaft. It had a hole in it, which had flicked grease everywhere inside the wheel, and all over the shaft. Got home and found one on E-bay with the full fitting kit and the proper cone tool for putting them on for £13 Smile Result. Just gotta wait for it to turn up and get it fitted. Then (touch wood) all problems sorted till the MOT in November Razz

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