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  1. choupolo

    225/45/17 tyres?

    I will check my manual tonight and report back on my 2017 car. Sure they were 7”.
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    Reserved a red GT86 in Wakefield :-)

    Great looking car, congrats! Let us know if you’re ever Manchester way.
  3. choupolo

    New member - planning mods and trying TSS

    That’s a great resource, thank you. I’ll give this a go next time. Edit: Just to confirm it was the drop link, specifically the lower bolt on the left. The others were tight. Tightened up the bolt with an allen key and a spanner that actually fit, got rid of the play. No more clunk! Also the hum from the brakes has faded, they’re pretty quiet now. Must have just been as the pads have evened out over the disc. Even the pedal has firmed up a little. The car is pretty perfect now! I’ll post some pretty pictures of the car soon.
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    New member - planning mods and trying TSS

    Thanks. Good luck with the sprint. I’m definitely up for giving sprinting a go soon!
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    New member - planning mods and trying TSS

    @will300 No, I only bled fluid from each calliper. My wife sat in the car and gently pressed the pedal and I kept topping up the reservoir. It’s no more squishy than before the brake change. Perhaps I need to flush the system with a lot more fresh fluid? I only used half a bottle. I’ll get the humming checked out professionally since no one else seems to be experiencing it. @maurice I tried tightening up the preload and it didn’t really make any difference to the noise, which is why I’ve assumed it was the drop links. Especially cos it’s exactly the same pattern of noise as when I had left the original rusted links loose one time before I chopped them off. Just sounds like a rattle or play when the car is cruising over slight undulations. Larger bumps or large steering angles however don’t produce any noise. I’m actually quite happy with the clearance of the suspension, brakes and wheels now it’s all together. Particularly the BBK, there’s masses of room.
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    New member - planning mods and trying TSS

    Ah I’m glad it wasn’t just me regarding the shims! The humming is subtle and I’m not worried about it. The clunk is more bothersome, I want to get rid of that asap.
  7. Reduced to £75 delivered. £50 collected.
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    Facelift OEM wheels and new tyres

    Reduced to £450 ono. They’re being stored in the house at the moment and looking for a quick sale! Thanks.
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    New member - planning mods and trying TSS

    And finally, BBK is on! Few quirks putting it together. Firstly, they had supplied the wrong size nuts to go on the calliper mount bolts! Simple enough to get some bigger ones. I also didn’t have the hex bit sockets to torque them as I hadn’t realised the bolts aren’t the same as the stock ones. The left side went on perfectly without any adjustments, no rubbing between the disc and the calliper or pads. But the right side for some reason I had to take on and off several times adding/removing the little shim washers that were supplied to get the right fit. In the end there was still a tiny bit of resistance from the pads when rotating the disc. As if the hub is not rotating evenly somehow. Anyhow, I don’t think this will be an issue once I’ve driven it a bit and the pads wear accordingly. In fact the very slight rubbing noise when driving initially has now gone completely after bedding them in. Bled the fluid which was problem free. The pedal feels a little squishy with a lot of travel. I had expected it to be firmer. I’m fairly certain I didn’t get any air into the system. However, when they do bite my god! Whilst bedding them in on a nearby quiet stretch of carriageway, I felt a bit dizzy at full force! The extra grip from the PS4s also evident. Overall very happy with them. Btw, does anyone else notice a mild humming noise when braking with the AP/Reyland kit? The last thing is that I’m now left with a clunking noise while driving at slow speeds over uneven surfaces. Started after the new suspension went on. Doesn’t always relate to bumps so I’m thinking it’ll be the new drop links rather than the struts or top mounts. They feel tight but I’ve tightened them only with the impact wrench and molegrips. The spanner I have doesn’t fit into the gap around the nut at the top as the edges of the closed end of the spanner are too thick. And I need a slimmer ratchet to get in at the bottom end to hold the hex part of the bolt. I’ll report back if I manage to cure this by tightening the links properly. I want to get it all feeling tight before venturing on track!
  10. Gotta be some kind of record! 😂
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    GT86 Footage

    Great video and lovely car. I also love Leeds, has a great atmosphere. We did a video of my car when I got it, in the Yorkshire dales:
  12. I bought mine new. But only as the facelift had just come out. Figured the extra depreciation over 3 years was worth the extra features on the facelift model. As others have said I might buy new now for a Blue Performance Pack version, but a decent second hand car few years old will be less than 15k hopefully.
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    New member - planning mods and trying TSS

    Donington it is. I’ve never been to Silverstone so may try the GP circuit one day, I know Donington in a Ginetta and an MX5 and loved it. Craners may be a little slippy in December though!
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    New member - planning mods and trying TSS

    Probably looking at 5th Dec Silverstone National or 12th Dec Donington National.
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    New member - planning mods and trying TSS

    Really tempting! I've never done Silverstone. I'd need to get time off work though. A parade of GT86s around there would be epic!