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Old 12-24-2010, 06:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
Tygen1
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New Wheels, Tires and Revised Skirts etc...

It's been a while since I've posted up anything about my car, so I figured I'd show some of the work I've recently accomplished.
The cars economy was getting worse and worse, the tires were quite worn, alignment out of whack, tie rod ends worn etc... So I parked it on the patio for a couple weeks and started work.
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First up the front suspension rebuild, new ES bushings were used to replace the 281,000 mile worn ones along with new ball joints.
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Next was a A/C and Power Steering Delete with a Rack De-Powering and new inner and outer tie rods.
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Then a little headlight polishing.
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The tires were quite bad,
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So I got some 10.60lb Mazda Miata BBS and Bridgestone RE92 in the 165/65-14 size. Lost a total of 13 lb's per wheel and tire combo!
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Timing Belt was a bit rough so it was replaced.
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Next the Front Air Dam was rebuilt along with the Rear Skirts and finally the car was back on the ground and ready!
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