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Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by losh1971, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Unclemushy

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    Fair enough, I only found out about the cap thing because someone left a note on my car.
    I always have coolant and pwr steering fluid handy in both of my cars.
     
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    Those cambers are really good....So I have no idea what the place is on about being out of spec.....From memory, the specs are around 1/4 degree positive to 1 and 1/4 degree negative. That being said, your cambers seem to be good, providing you don't drive the car really hard into and through corners....

    What issues do you have?
     
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    Thanks heaps for that piece of mind!
     
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    My issue I had was that he told me it was weird he couldn't get it any closer to positive/neutral camber. But after reading your reply it sounds like it's all good.
     
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    Cambers should be set according to tyre wear.....By the sounds of the aligner you struck, he has no idea on how to align a car, which seems to be common practice these days.....If it's in the green, it's good....If it's in the red its bad.....

    All I can suggest is, keep an eye on edge wear of both tyres....If it's feathering on the outer edge, you'll need more negative camber....If it's feathering on the inner edge, you'll need more positive camber
     
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    I'll keep
    Thanks for the tip, I'll be sure to keep an eye on the wear and go from there.
     
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    Hi fellas, I tried to get my L67-swapped manual Acclaim registered and the bugger blew smoke each time I got it to the mechanic's for a blue slip. Not idling in the backyard, just after a drive. So embarrassing... Did a compression test and it cranked up to 180 psi on each cylinder (a tad under on cylinder 4 which was weird but not too concerning). After some serious head scratching I decided to replace the valve stem seals. Lo and behold, it doesn't blow smoke anymore. Mind you, I haven't taken it for a burl yet but the signs are promising.
     
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    Tried to be a hero and have a drag at the lights with a Hyundai SUV, just up from the cop shop. Didn't end well as he beat me.... But only because I sat there with both tyres spinning.... Had to jamb on the brakes because I would have been booked for hooning. Bloke behind me must have thought here's a bloke with Mang written on his forehead. This was before it started raining. I know I have no hope of getting grip in the wet so wouldn't have even tried.:oops::oops::oops::oops:
     
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    Don't try your luck against a Hyundai i30N, it'll kill you good and proper. Hyundai's are all crap that's for sure.

    The Korean's have come a long way since the Daewoo Cruze's
     
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    Those SUVs do seem to have some good take off. My boss floored his with me in it and i was surprised. I think if i didn't break traction i would have had him but I wasn't moving, just spinning. Had it been a better spot to drag, i could have started rolling a metre or two then floor it. I didn't think i would get both wheels spinning on dry ground having an LSD and V6?? I have had problems before in the wet but never in the dry. Although I seldom floor it as it wastes petrol and don't think i even tried since i had the stally fitted and engine partially overhauled. One thing is for sure it took me by surprise. Had i known it was going to spin i would not have tried, especially being where i was.
     
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    Losh,

    The only reason why you got wheel spin is because your body is sitting higher now and thus must be lighter.......................;););)



    Oh well that's what Big T would come up with anyway. LMAORL
     
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    Get some air shocks in the back to raise it some more
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    I much prefer the back end sitting slightly higher than the front as in the above picture opposed to this current look of a dog with worms draggin' it's ass on the ground look.
     
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    Might look ok but its a right PITA in Launceston with the way the 100 year old driveway crossovers were made. I have huge problems scraping the front bar where it rolls underneath and attaches to the frame. I need front coils now to level the bastard up and give me some clearance.
     
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    Had new rear Lovells coils fitted in the last few days, feels a fair bit better comfort wise. Last night i paid for a pair of near new KYB shocks from a JC member. Hopefully they will arrive in a week but it could be closer to two weeks. Unfortunately WA to Tas takes at least a week to arrive.
     
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    You're still flying "Handley Page's" down there aren't you. Not sure if you've got electricity yet ? LOL !
     
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    Pedders used to sell thicker rubber sections, that went inbetween the top of the coil and the bearing plate.....This was used to raise the body slightly, or in the case of lowered rear coils on live axle commodores, prevented the springs falling out, when the car was jacked up........Not sure whether they still sell them though, so worth looking at.
     
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    Next time, put some cement bags in the tray to aid with traction :p
     
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    Appreciate the idea but I think if I'm paying $70 - $80 a side to have the strut taken out and spacer added I might as well throw in new coils. By the time I buy spacers or thicker dampeners I could pay another 100 bucks and get new better quality coils. I was looking at new struts but that would add another $300 or thereabouts.
     

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