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JJB's 86 - The neverending project

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Eyup everybody.

 

I haven't posted much on here since owning my GT86. Life admin has got in the way! Anyway, since I'm sat in a hotel prior to TRAX tomorrow I thought now would be a great time to start...

 

I bought the car with just short of 30,000 miles on 5 weeks ago. It sits on around 30700 and I've loved every mile so far. The car had the recall work done before I picked it up (whilst it was for sale).

 

Anyway I have big plans for this one. I started with some small, tame modifications whilst I read up/understood the platform a little more and decided where I wanted to go. Details of the small mods can be found here:

 

(Small sidenote, my YouTube channel will feature the whole 'build', processes, ups and downs etc)

 

There's 11/12 things making its way through the UK postal system to me over the next 14/21 days which will really kick it off.

 

Here are some stock photos of the car as it stands. Be sure to keep tuned to see more updates/my adventures with the 86. 339023b45bbe1f1d2c36ccc5ca8ec021.jpg5cb752afabc3761a0052aa404e17ebcb.jpg0b32ec5043846390af07ef270e2dba44.jpgdee0b3ef99b30a5607b24c54a61f5368.jpg67a043f0aa42a65b3d489f33b596e428.jpg

 

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So the first few mods of the batch have made their way through.



First up we have a set of new wheels, Bola B15, 18 x 8.5 ET40, wrapped in some lovely sticky Michelin PS4 tyres. It's amazing just how much difference changing the tyres makes.

The wet grip on the PS4 is similar to that of the stock tyres in the dry. The car can really be flung about before it reaches the limit.

I also took the opportunity to wrap my mirror caps at the weekend... I washed the car and thought I would have a crack at it. Turned out alright to be fair, went on simply, used a hear gun to make the vinyl a little more flexible and away we went.

Anyways, the next stop in the project journey will be on Sunday, video & small write up to accompany it, but it'll be a good one ;)
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Cool, so I guess you'll desperately want to lower it now, you've got the new wheels on? 
Thanks Lauren,

The car does need a little bit more low to be fair. I have some 15mm springs sat at home still boxed, but I'm debating whether 25mm may be a better option.

The tyres do scrub ever so slightly on full lock (only whilst moving weirdly enough), so I wouldn't want to go too low I'd have thought, just want to eliminate the majority of the arch gap

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Can i ask were you got the 15mm springs from please as i can only find 25mm drop ones??
Hi John,

They were purchased from Demon Tweeks https://www.demon-tweeks.com/uk/

They have a fair range of springs available, the ones I've purchased are Tein H. Tech springs with a 15mm drop.

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I'm thinking of -15mm Tein springs.

 

My thinking being, my car is low mileage so the shocks should be fine and I can't be bothered with spending £84000 on coilovers.

 

I'm a cash not a credit sort of man.

 

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That's strange that it's rubbing especially with a stretched tyre. 

I normally use this website when seeing how a wheel and suspension setup would work on the 86 platform. 

https://www.ft86motorsports.com/wheelitfit/

Depending on where its rubbing I'd suggest some Coilovers with some negative camber to fit the wheel in better. 

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2 hours ago, maurice said:

15mm isn't worth the hassle tbh.

Trouble is when you have a frt skirt that adds 20mm to the bottom of the frt bumper, 15mm suddenly turns into a 35mm drop.

1 hour ago, GT86-Ian said:

Get coilovers don't waste your time with springs.

Unfortunatley we cant all afford coilovers so springs are the easiest option especially if it only just to reduce the wheel gap.

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15mm isn't worth the hassle tbh.
I thought that too which is why they are sat there still boxed and sealed!
Get coilovers don't waste your time with springs.
Springs are a temporary fix whilst I decide on options, I'm talking with a business at the moment that has a very interesting, track/fast road focused option.
That's strange that it's rubbing especially with a stretched tyre. 
I normally use this website when seeing how a wheel and suspension setup would work on the 86 platform. 
https://www.ft86motorsports.com/wheelitfit/
Depending on where its rubbing I'd suggest some Coilovers with some negative camber to fit the wheel in better. 
Yeah it's only slight and it's only happened once. Not since first fitting them it may have been a weird occurrence but seems to be fine now.
What tyre size have you fitted?
225 40 R18 on 18 x 8.5 ET40

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Not too much stretch on the tyre. Less than I expected.
My original choice was Bola CSRs but the lead time on them was 6 weeks before getting to the supplier, I'd originally opted for 8 inch width. Glad I got the 8.5 now to be fair, they fit really well. a57c030da18f03fbb1c66ab05682433c.jpg

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