Scotts L512 Blog
Another little update
Getting a HKS DX30 turbo for this car soon, got Emanage ulitmate, starlet injectors, AEM wideband, hks boost controller. Also now got a custom 2" stainless exhaust system with shotgun exhaust. I am hoping for 120-130bhp.
Also struggling to find an uprated clutch for this car would anyone be able to help? Failing that will just go to helix motorsport and get myself a custom flywheel with clutch.
Also saving to get a livesport bodykit for this car. which is front lip, skirts and rear lips. Also getting aero wing mirrors and a Jmode spoiler!
So today i fitted some rear lowering springs, my wheels and some front coilovers! Did some messurements and corsa b/a and nova coilovers will near enough bolt onto a mira. Just have to used corsa top mounts, file the top strut holes out a tiny bit and file the lower hub mount hole on the strut abit so it fits. Also have to grind down the hub abit so its thinner. Good budget way to get coilovers on the front!
Its a tiny bit lower than my mates L500
Tom Banner wrote:
The rear lowering springs were dog shit mate. barely lowred them so I just cut them. Near enough sitting on the bump stops so I need to cut them down. Saving up for a custom set of coilovers from japan for the 4wd miras. cost £1000 but they lower the rear by 50mm and the front up to 70mm. Dont really plan to go very low as I want performance.
Honestly if you want mega lows on the rear just cut the spring mate and take the bump stops out. If you are worried about the spring dislocating. Bolt an old seat belt to the strut to stop it from fully extending which means the spring will be seated at all time. Its a trick the land rover boys use and what alot of the old school car modders did.
Should really do an update while I am here! Got the HKS turbo on and the front mount intercooler. need to figure out a way of fitting the charge cooler as well! Want to lower the intake tempt as much as possible.
I am always worried about my engine failing so i got the following to fit. AEM wideband (for air/fuel ratio), exhaust temp gauge (old school way of reading air/fuel ratio), intake air temp (very important for turbo cars) and fitting a set of det cans to the car. Det cars are modified ear defenders which you attach pipes to then attach those pipes to your engine block with a copper pipe. This will mean you can hear very faint detonations on your engine. Which mean you can near enough remove all detonation when you set the car up. Means for a much safer set up.
Also my water pump is completely gone. The bearing has just had it. No idea how it didnt leak! I am blanking the pump, taking out the thermostat. Going to run an external thermostat and a bosch electric water pump. cheaper than a replacement pump, more reliable and more consistent temperatures. Also got an alloy rad on the way too!
Here are some photos.