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Tweedbean last won the day on October 8 2021

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    Porsche RS Green

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  1. Tweedbean

    SOLD - Tein Flex Z Coilovers

    SOLD please close
  2. Hi all for sale are a set of Tein Flex Z Coilovers, fitted August 2020, they have only done around 3000 miles at most. Served me well however I have switched to an air setup which is the only reason I have removed these. Collection only from B92 near Solihull. £495 Untitled by James Baker, on Flickr Untitled by James Baker, on Flickr
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    tweedbean's Porsche RS Green BRZ Build

    Yeah I had a similar experience with a mini where a pickup dropped a lump of concrete which proceeded to crack my sump and spill all the oil. Ha reading this back it sounds like I tailgate everyone with no stopping distance, not the case. 🤣
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    tweedbean's Porsche RS Green BRZ Build

    So its been a long time since I updated this thread, the house move took a lot longer than expected, we ended up selling our house but pulling out of the purchase due to being messed about for 7 months. We ended up purchasing another house in only 4 weeks. I have enjoyed driving the BRZ recently as it came out of storage as we had no where to keep it while we were in between houses. Certainly missed this car and went to commute in on Tuesday, when disaster struck midway through my commute. A lorry on the M6 dropped what I could only describe as some sort of tie down strap right in front of me, with no time to avoid it, my front driver side wheel went over it with a big bang, seconds later the front end felt very light so I pulled on to the hold shoulder to find this, note that chunk out the lip was cause by this, the wheels were perfect before I set out: Untitled by James Baker, on Flickr Untitled by James Baker, on Flickr There must have been a metal hook or something on the strap that burst my tyre and took a chunk out of the lip. Annoyingly no spare wheel mean't it was recovery time, I let them know the car was low with a front lip and they said no problem, will send a low loader. An hour later they turn up with a normal tow truck who could see straight away he had no chance. So they sent a second one and the guy was amazing, was used to moving some exotic low cars so had everything he needed. Many chocks of wood later and the BRZ was loaded: Untitled by James Baker, on Flickr He dropped me straight home and took just as much care getting it back off again. I have planned for a while to get air suspension for the BRZ and actually fitted it to my Mini as a test before I got a set for this and while stood at the side of the motorway I actually negotiated on a set of nearly new Air Lift Performance struts off a GT86 show car so we like new. I just need to pick up the management side of it now. Its the exact set up on my Mini so I know what to expect and for how I use/drive my cars its perfect for me: Untitled by James Baker, on Flickr I will get the car up on my quickjacks this week and get the wheel off to my local wheel place to fix the lip and fit a new tyre. Cant wait to get going on the air setup: Untitled by James Baker, on Flickr
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    For Sale - OEM Light Ballasts x2

    Hi will have to check as we have just moved house
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    Does air suspension ruin road feedback

    Hi I haven't forgotten about this post, I was planning on waiting until I moved to my new house before working on the car, however the house move has been delayed so I've ended up fitting it last weekend. I am in the process of editing the install video for my youtube channel and will also be doing a first drive reaction video as I can honestly compare it to the previous setups I have had on the same car as previously it had BC coilovers and I have also driven it on stock suspension so I genuinely have something to compare it to unlike others that guess what its like from what they have read somewhere. On first impressions its a thumbs up, but I want to drive it more before I share my thoughts.
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    Does air suspension ruin road feedback

    This is the exact reason I have a used(like new) air setup in the garage ready for my Mini R56. In the uk there is so many opinions flying around RE air, where 90% of those people have never driven a car with it installed. I’m looking to form my own opinions by installing it and giving it a go, if it’s rubbish I sell it for what I paid for it, but at least I know based on my own experience rather than someone else’s opinion. Air isn’t all about stretched tyres and 3 piece wheels. And if it’s any good I will be going for the same setup on my BRZ
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    tweedbean's Porsche RS Green BRZ Build

    Time for a little update, so this year I have just enjoyed driving the BRZ, I love that it just works with no fuss and even though its my slowest car its full of drama. I fitted the Mod society auto fold mirror module, it works perfectly and fully recommend it. Install video here I do need to try and get to a show or two in this as it feels like forever since I've been to anything like that. Last week I decided to give it a good clean and get some up to date photos as it sits right now: Untitled by James Baker, on Flickr Untitled by James Baker, on Flickr Untitled by James Baker, on Flickr Untitled by James Baker, on Flickr Untitled by James Baker, on Flickr Untitled by James Baker, on Flickr I have no major plans to change things, maybe a few minor mods here and there over the coming months as I am currently going through a house move which is taking a lot of my focus right now plus I have a couple of other projects on the go. I plan to upgrade the speakers all round at some point and I need to space those rear wheels out a little. For those that want to see the car in more detail, feel free to give my latest video a watch:
  9. To help with the sale, my thread covers what this controller is used for and install is very similar in terms of use with the facelift cluster
  10. Hi all if anyone has any 15mm spacers hanging around they are looking to move on, please give me a shout before I go the new route. Thanks James
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    tweedbean's Porsche RS Green BRZ Build

    Hi all, its been pretty quiet over the winter. I've just been enjoying driving it even if its just popping to the shops, which is about all we can do right now. No short term plans for any major changes, just little tweaks here and there. I plan to do a walk around video soon covering the current state of play. I also have a new instagram account to follow my BRZ build, I'm currently doing a recap from day 1 to now for anyone interested: www.instagram.com/tweedbean_brz
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    Instagram

    I have a new account to follow my BRZ build, I'm currently doing a recap from day 1 to now for anyone interested: www.instagram.com/tweedbean_brz From this: Untitled by James Baker, on Flickr To this in less than 12 months: Photo taken by Adam Ball by James Baker, on Flickr
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    tweedbean's Porsche RS Green BRZ Build

    What a transformation, really happy with how my BRZ turned out this year, I cant take many positives from 2020 but this is certainly one of them for me. Thanks to Adam Ball for sending me this photo below. From a white write off in March before I purchased it, to how it sits today, what to do to it next, no short term plans other than drive it right now. Untitled by James Baker, on Flickr Photo taken by Adam Ball by James Baker, on Flickr
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    Interior Light Bulb

    Ordered thanks for the recommendation
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    Interior Light Bulb

    How did you get on with these, nice and bright? Assuming no horrible blue tinge, but bright white?
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