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Underbody braces, turbos and more!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:57 am 
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Thanks for the pics T3Ratop. I'm also planning on fabricating a lower brace to compliment the strut-towers, but I don't want to keep adding weight to the car on a stock engine; so that'll probably have to wait until I decide what path this project will take. I don't have stock ball-joints though, but those boots seem like a good idea.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:19 am 
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update: The camber wedge got installed at the right-front... now I've the same camber as in the left side. However I'm a little skeptical about the wedge holding up in place. The kit came with two smaller bolts (in diameter, not length), one smaller nut to suit them and one nut the same size as the oem ones. However the threads are not same, so I still couldn't use it. According to the provided instructions, I should replace the upper strut-bolt and nut with the smaller ones, insert the wedge between the strut and "knuckle-arm" and replace the lower nut with the new one (not the bolt). That means there's a small bolt and a big nut over.
There was only like a 1° correction needed, so only the tip of the wedge is being used. As it can come loose easily, I zip-tied the upper part of the wedge to the strut. I'm really not comfortable with this. Is there something I'm missing here? I feel like I may have installed it the wrong way.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:50 pm 
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Well I've had to live with the idea of the wedge being held in place by a zip-tie, although is doesn't matter after the strut-bolts are tightened... I'll throw a locking washer in there just to be sure. Here's a picture I took today:
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Now I'll be moving on to the rear. The plan is to lower the car a bit in the back, so it looks even with the front; but not before finishing the alignment of the left side and making the trut-bars first. I hope I get enough time to work on this soon...

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