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paulw
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Front suspension

Post by paulw » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:59 am

Hi all before I start a front suspension rebuild would it be better to build it on the car or just drop it all as a new rack is going on as well, and anyone know a company that does a vented brake kit thanks in advance

Paul :D

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Post by dpuzey » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:37 pm

Might be easier to build it on the car as the subframe is an awkward shape.

Try Hi-Spec for a vented front brake kit.
Dave Puzey
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Post by tigertim » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:32 pm

Paul. read my post in restorations. cross member. all you need is there.
Tim

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Post by tigertim » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:47 pm

Paul. Also in tech tips my wildwood brake upgrade

paulw
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Front suspension

Post by paulw » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:09 pm

Hi thanks chaps
I did ring rally design and they have the wildwood conversation and they said it is a straight bolt on job but looking at the pics of yours tim it still needs a bit of work unless it's been altered a bit, have rung hi spec but they never get back to me .

Thanks paul

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Post by tigertim » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:08 pm

Paul. yes there is a wilwood conversion which will bolt straight on. I made my own for half the price. hope that clears up any confusion. I would take the X member off the car. I didn't know mine was bent until I got it off and could measure it up properly. you can also strengthen the week areas and paint it
Tim

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Post by paulw » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:26 pm

Hi Tim
Yes the plan is to put a genuine rack on as well I already have that and a coat of paint on it to, the wildwood conversation is one they have made up as far as I am aware it just uses wildwood calipers.

Paul

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Post by tigertim » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:42 pm

Paul. If you goggle wildwood there is a kit for the tiger, much the same as the highsec kit, RD as agents for wildwood can source the kit from the USA I took my spindle and calipar to RD any Andy the boss sourced the parts off the shelf for my needs, now they may have developed my design into there own kit.!!
Tim

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Post by paulw » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:01 am

Hi Tim
I think that may be the case as it's on the shelf with drilled as well I double check and let you know .

Paul

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Post by paulw » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:07 am

Hi Tim
The kit rally design have is not for the tiger the don't list one , so tried hi spec but can't get anyone to give me a price they just don't get back to me I keep looking

Paul

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Post by paulw » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:01 am

Hi does any one have the crosmember spring turret measurement please as head to check before I weld it.

Many thanks paul

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Post by tigertim » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:54 pm

Paul. sent you a PM also I have a jig I made if you want to borrow.
Tim

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