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    Suspension overhaul =)

    OK, here goes. Vids of the front for now in order as they were filmed

    Ill upload vids for rear later

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-O6Kg8jpUE[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6ZomDjm6GY[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=renQZ-2UJmc[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0DhrcQefmQ[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9vIRIKLDqA[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozh_yaqW1E8&feature=channel_page[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVf4SMvlnho[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIqmTT6iYlw[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdrA5jHc878[/ame]
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    Looks like you guys had fun doing it I love the feeling when you put new parts on the car, its something else. Even something that doesn't need replacing. I did the same with my control arms, I don't feel any difference since the old ones were ok, but its a nice feeling Congrats on the new suspension

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    Dude, I'm impressed! I remember back when you used to ask questions about some easy stuff! Nothing better than a little OJT. Who's skeered? Not Orxan... me, on the other hand? No way in hell I'd try and pull that off in my garage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nc540 View Post
    Dude, I'm impressed! I remember back when you used to ask questions about some easy stuff! Nothing better than a little OJT. Who's skeered? Not Orxan... me, on the other hand? No way in hell I'd try and pull that off in my garage!

    ha ha, me? its obvious who ran the show, the man with the beer and chips is NNY528I, the guy that some claim knows nothing about cars
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    Ha! He's smart enough to hold the beer and chips while he supervises. It's good to put faces and voices with the words on the screen.

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    And I thought I was the only guy with a couple of healey's ripped apart and taking up garage space!

    Nice job,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ME264 View Post
    And I thought I was the only guy with a couple of healey's ripped apart and taking up garage space!

    Nice job,
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    Actually they are as follows, an MGB Chassis for my dad(welding and painting for me), a 74 Midget all original(even original rust, all together in need of a clutch repair) and what will be a custom 65 midget with a 2.5 liter iron duke engine, 5 speed, custom vega rear with limited slip and 2.92 gears. now if I just had the energy to work on any of them.
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    Wow Orxan! Impressive, most impressive!

    I wish I had the balls to pull off the subframe and struts at the same time in my garage...I'll have to do my suspension work 2 parts at a time....and slowly at that.


    Great job! PS, how does the car feel now?

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    I've never seen anyone pull the subframe to work on the suspension, but it makes total sense. Props!
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    Looks great!
    Were you able to thread the springs on by hand onto the strut/shock towers?

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    Orx, I must drive your car and see what the hype is all about with these coil overs.

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    can't wait to see it .. btw, looks pretty dangerous how the car was just on jack stands! but what do I know .. i did the same thing with Dan at Bill's place ..


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    Dream ... this is the only right way to make your car like a new
    All the rest is only replica to this

    Orxan4ik i think we will see the second part of your movie soon -
    the rear upgrate ... I want to by a tickets in the first row !!!


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    On rails! Yeah! We gotta see the rear equipment installed... and I believe there were some speakers going in...

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    Oh snap!!
    Congrats on takin care of bsns!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptom540 View Post
    can't wait to see it .. btw, looks pretty dangerous how the car was just on jack stands! but what do I know .. i did the same thing with Dan at Bill's place ..

    That is exactly what jack stands are designed for. The car never moved a millimeter the entire time we were working on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason5driver View Post
    Looks great!
    Were you able to thread the springs on by hand onto the strut/shock towers?

    The springs came installed on the shocks, all that was needed to bolt the bearings on was some hand pressure. The fronts on the stock setting were easier with a second person to start the nuts on, but could have been done by one person if needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by taylorwilsdon View Post
    I've never seen anyone pull the subframe to work on the suspension, but it makes total sense. Props!

    We also were doing the motor mounts and the swaybar so the subframe had to be dropped no matter what, since everything was coming off we figured it would be easier to just yank it all.

    There were a few details that might have been somewhat easier on the car for leverage sake, but I suspect the issues of dealingwith the fenderwells would have balanced out in the end.
    Last edited by NNY528I; 05-05-2009 at 06:14 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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    Taking the subframe off completely makes a ton of sense. Very handy work. For leverage sake, you can counterhold everything and have someone brace the frame on the ground. I think you guys did it the best way possible. In the next 100k miles, I will remember this.

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqz1g8NLFBk[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8yNMbjmKzM[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIMxgVX7BhU[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX3JzLc58GM[/ame]

    thats it folks
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    Coilover review. Now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    seriously, what's taking so long? someone is going to get injured.
    Last edited by mattmartindrift; 05-05-2009 at 12:14 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    H&R sport, bilstein sport vs Pss

    As for the ride the Pss are similiar overall as to the H&R sport springs with Bilstein sport. The pss are a little stiffer over bumps ( a bit jumpy ) compared to the other.
    Stiffness:
    H&R sport with Bilstein sport - 7.5 out of 10
    Pss - 8 out of 10

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    so, It's pretty smooth?

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    Great work guys!! Thanks for sharing in such amazing detail and congrats on the like new ride...

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    Guys, there are 3 reasons I cant share my opinion as of right now:

    1. coilovers arent adjusted the way I want it, and the car still needs an alignment

    2. my rear tires are toast

    3. because of the above I cant push the car yet, not to mention the fact that im not used to it

    so far the ride is pretty stiff, but I love it. its not jaddering by any means. handling wise I cant give you any details, as it feels about x999999999999 times better than before. Still, I have room to make it better (alignment, new tires) and then I can tell you what this setup does and doesnt do well
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    You should come to Englishtown, NJ for a late-May drift event. So I can ride in your car and make a decision. You don't have to do the event, just come down.

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    Orxan, great job guys! I enjoyed the videos... brought back many memories!

    Quick question though... please tell me that you were kidding about buying a $220 pickle fork.

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