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G.Lewarne last won the day on February 22

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About G.Lewarne

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  • Birthday 17/06/1981

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    Gen 7 140 -2004
  1. i personally wouldn't go with the sock...can hide damage from quick look over. Its not really rusty springs you have to worry about (unless they are REALLY crusty of course) its the ends snapping which can happen to even brand new ones. one bad pothole and PING As for extra paint, I did give all of my underbits a second coat of paint before fitting all my new stuff - after 10 months it hasn't really helped because it all gets blasted from wheel cast off anyway. Already got the old surface crust starting
  2. you will never, ever see the front spring plates though. Maybe the topmount visible part in the engine bay may be worth some awful colour though
  3. for a laugh, I would paint those bits some awful lurid colour (like neon pink) just because the only person who will ever see it is MOT / Mechanic guy
  4. replaced both front brake caliper hardline brake pipes to the engine bay with new OEM, bled with 5.1, scrubbed/treated and painted rear hardline U bends in the wheel arch. Sorted for years
  5. Accident damage.

    Keep, strip for parts, profit
  6. Lift in peace, my friend

  7. Tyres and spacers advice

    cheaper too I think, eh
  8. Tyres and spacers advice

    thanks mate. when it comes time to get tyres, is a 215/45 OK on a 7j or is that pushing the width a bit?
  9. Tyres and spacers advice

    Kev, what sort of impact am I having compared to stock wheels and tyres on my 140 running 7j with 215/40 profile ?
  10. Accident damage.

    buy it back and sell it for parts on here, probably get more back than it costs to repurchase it.
  11. Accident damage.

    you will almost certainly have structural damage at the back - you see the biggest ding in the bumper? the rear crash bar is literally just millimetres behind that part of the bumper (in a non damaged state) so it will be crumpled there, at least. shows how strong the chassis is though!
  12. finished my brake overhaul and rebuild. Got all the new stuff on the front yesterday, got the rears done today. amazingly didn't have any issues with the brake unions at the back, was concerned about that as those pipes are right in the firing line from tyre spray. Fully flushed through and bled with new DOT 5.1 brakes feel and stop fantastic now, better than ever even though only 10 miles on all the new discs and pads
  13. Celica featured on not2grand

    i particularly like the bit where they compare any kind of mods to chavs with ripspeed vouchers. classy
  14. got my front braided hoses, new (recon) callipers, discs and pads all done and bled through. Amazingly enough had no issues with the brake hose unions. What a bloody difference with just the fronts! Tackling the rears tomorrow
  15. What came in the Post Today?

    maybe, maybe not!