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Old 09-18-2002, 03:58   #1 (permalink)
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Bloody Cars!!!

Well today i took monte to get the front shockers replaced, i ended up with monroe GT Gas shocks, i decided koni was overkill for street use so opted for the 'all rounder' shocks.

Well i go to pick her up, and guy says yep another 5mins and shes ready. He then took it off the hoist and took it for a spin, can back on the hoist, spin again, hoist again, spin, bah!

he had to wheel align it 4 times, and it still didnt work properly. Guess what it came down to, ALL suspension bushes, back and front and munted, i need all new ones. Hello $600 he says.

Bloody fix one thing, and another thing is found broken, how happy can you be :(

Also the place i had my car lowered rooted the wheel alignment when they did it. Camber issues were known, but the toe-in was 3mm out, and hence rigth front (brand new) wheel is cactus.

Ahhh the love of cars is an expensive hobby.

Just hope my so to be planned 32' Ford Roadster goes well without pissing me off big time.

Build time is 10yrs (financial reasons, and want it perfect for my middle age crisis time, lol )
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Old 09-18-2002, 07:00   #2 (permalink)
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Ahhh the love of cars is an expensive hobby.

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Old 09-19-2002, 17:40   #3 (permalink)
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Looks like you may have to end up keeping the monte after you've spent that much on her.
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Old 09-19-2002, 20:53   #4 (permalink)
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ive had serious thoughts all this week, and i think shes going to be sold soon, if someone wants it that is..

and im pondering on an ED XR8, or an EL XR8. money depending.

I want a V8 now, 6'er (pre-barra) are boring as bat shit
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I have all new bushes, steering rack, shocks sitting in my garage for the EB wagon. Mate, grab your tools and sweat it out - save a fortune!
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Old 09-20-2002, 07:48   #6 (permalink)
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Aussie Pete, hows about this, turf the EB2, and i'll swap ya the fairmont for the XR8, plus i'll give you 25k

then you can put your spare parts into my monte, have a newer model, sexier looking car.

just a thought

yeah i think i might go to coventry's buy the nothalane kit, and cruise around in the laser until i have finished the fairmont suspension.
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