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My Micra CBR

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paul_k10_Lx

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so it started today. the micra is no longer standard. god it faught us all the way. started off the day removing the rear struts and then springs. replaced the springs with -35mm ones. Nice and easy too about 40 min (couple of siezed bolts) started to tackle the front to find that the top mount nut had siezed on. not wqanting to attempt this job a third time off we went down to the local motor factors to buy a set of new shocks. then came the fun bit.

Tom and his handy anglegrinder


the result

we got off the bits we need and assmebled the new shocks/spring assembly

then it was a case of slotting it back in its hole
 
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paul_k10_Lx

paul_k10_Lx

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springs were 85 i think
shocks were 30 each (could get alot cheaper but as the car was in bits needed them asap)
 
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ohc_turbo

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out of interest whos got the lowest k10 on lowering springs? and the best handling

oh and has anyone ever got the rear wheel in the air when going round a corner(not that the driver would know lol)
 

Arnold

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ohc_turbo said:
out of interest whos got the lowest k10 on lowering springs? and the best handling

oh and has anyone ever got the rear wheel in the air when going round a corner(not that the driver would know lol)
Ed got the rear wheel off sunday! check the huge thread about the ST at santa pod

My K10 handles incredibly well, but how to compare who has the best? god knows.

and quickdraw i think has the lowest as he's got coilovers on his K10
 
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ohc_turbo

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i know you can still get them leda coilvers, when the money flow in i might sor it out by buying the parts to make coilovers and make them myself, damn site cheaper, or get some springs custom made, its just doset give it the drop it needs, it needs to be about 1" lower tbh, not saying it dosent handle 100 times better than stock mind you
 

Mat.T

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good work, its well worth it i've had my Spax springs and KYB gas shocks on for almost 2 years, the difference is incredible!
 
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paul_k10_Lx

paul_k10_Lx

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an old member tom got a rear wheel up at the burning bournemouth event doin cat and mouse with a 106sxi which he beat
 
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Littleleigh

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Where'd u get the strut bar mate, i like it.
And the shocks rock
 

K10

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lookin good mate :wow:

ohc_turbo> It may look a bit high at the moment (just after fitting) but after a bit of time when everythings settled and bedded I would expect it to sit a bit lower (Y)
 
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paul_k10_Lx

paul_k10_Lx

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More Done:

On sat made custom batery holders(nothing special) also preped and sanded back the full foah kit. hope fully next two weeks could get most of the work done been lookin at some 5 spoke dished tuner stylee wheels :D and i get paid on friday :D:D
 
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paul_k10_Lx

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well what do peeps think of these wheels there 195/45/14's brand new tyres for a good price im liking them any comments?
 

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steve.moody

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They look great paul

Not too over the top but still makes a statement.

Would look very nice :D

I'd go for them if they fit ok and thats what you want
 
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Day 2

well today was the day of spraing and fitting the kit it it now on and looking good - a few touh ups needed.
so the day started with the primiming of the front bumper

then the fun job of remving the standard bumpers whilst waiting for paint to dry
grill removal

front bumper removal

then it was time for the first coat of nissan silver 549

bumper completely removed
 
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next it was time to primer the rear bumper whilst waiting for the silver to go off

then on with the silver

whilst the silvers were drying we laquered the front bumper and attached the splitter (volvo)

priming the skirts
 
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paul_k10_Lx

paul_k10_Lx

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then silver on the skirts

we decided to have some tea and wait for the paints to dry a bit
then it was on with fitting the front bumper

another angle

next was the rear to go on


will post up better pics later as i forgot to take some of the sides DOH
 
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Littleleigh

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Like what you hav done, also the spoiler is nice, where u get it mate?
Keep up the great work
 

Ems

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Wow!!!! Looking good mate!!! I'm seriously goin to have to get my bum in gear and catch up. With the help of Arnold i'm still fixing the kit for mine lol!!! Shouldn't take too long i hope!!! Looking forward to more pic's tho!! :D

Btw, is that paint an exact match?!!!!
 

Arnold

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Looking good mate! didnt think spray cans could produce a good finish like that, and yes babe, we'l get the kit sorted in no time im sure!
 
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paul_k10_Lx

paul_k10_Lx

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silver is a pain in the EDITED ass. as u have to use grey primer and we were doin it in a garage so not the best light there is a bit strip missing on the rear bumper . but will fix that in time. as for colour match dont use crappy halfords of motorwold ones as they only have 2 nissan silvers i had the eact one made for mine nissan 549 y it matches :D
 
Is that Mats (Speedles) old kit?

Looks nice, surprisingly good finish from spray cans aswell.

The front bumper looks abit wavey on the top edge, is this just the photo?
 

Ems

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Swallow said:
Is that Mats (Speedles) old kit?
Yes it is i think.

And Paul i thought frauds do an exact match machine thing?!! Did u try that?!!! Just that that's where i was goin to try, just gotta give them the paint code.
 
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Swallow said:
Is that Mats (Speedles) old kit?

Looks nice, surprisingly good finish from spray cans aswell.

The front bumper looks abit wavey on the top edge, is this just the photo?

yeah tis his kit and ive found out how to sort out the waveyness, its not a bad fit for a 10+yr old kit
 
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Ems said:
Yes it is i think.

And Paul i thought frauds do an exact match machine thing?!! Did u try that?!!! Just that that's where i was goin to try, just gotta give them the paint code.

place i got it from was about 30 sec's from my local frauds and the paint was cheaper and better quality so i decided to give them a go
 

Speedle

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looks good mate :) nice to see the old kits being used on the road again, alwasy got nice comments about my car with that kit :)
 

fox1983

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looking good makes me want to get mine back on the road all i got to do now is finish the back bumper sand and paint my fibreglass sub box and then get my painted rocker cover and hose covers on
paul where did u get the strut brace from
 

micra man

Golf GTi Turbo
Looking great mate. :) Coming along very nicely. The kit looks really nice, and looks like you have been working hard. Keep it up fella.
 
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