It's so the truth Anyways, it's not like I will be going to the Ford garage anytime soon myself after my recent posts. Still can't believe that they tried to charge me for something that didn't need replacing after being a loyal client for 3 years! Grrr!
Can't wait to get the multimeter now. Planning to do the tune on Saturday and also planning to go to a Hifi store to check out some speakers for the house. Trying to convince my better half that it's a good deal and that we will use it regularly, which is true on both counts
It's great to see kids go through the stages. All in their own time.
My son didn't start walking until 18 months. Within a few months then he was a nightmare to catch up with lol
New baby arriving end of May Lenny. By then, I will be taking a break from parenting duties by going being on call at work lol.
Thanks a million for the offer Lenny but it's cheap enough in Halfords to buy one with the discount card and keep it for future uses.
As for the test tones, found them online and will just stick them on a usb to use it. Will try to do this over the weekend and report on findings. I reckon it will make a discernable difference.
Quite funny what you were saying about the neighbours and music from your car. I normally blast it during the day and it gets the kids dancing around. It's great fun for all of us
After reading this, I am gonna get a multimeter and get that done over the weekend to keep me entertained. It will also make me learn something new. I found the manuals online for my 2 amps and the voltages suggested.
Would a cheap Ebay multimeter do the trick? I found the two tracks as uncompressed files online. That should be good enough I think to use for testing.
Thanks a million for the info Lenny. I didn't think about the tower strut bushes and what you said makes perfect sense as it's a good time to change them with the maintenance work being carried out. I am pretty sure they need changing at this point with over 110k miles on the clock. I will check the Powerflex website.
As for the camber bolts, I remember what happened with your car and definitely getting them as well along with a laser alignment. Don't want a repeat of what happened to your rear tyres.
With regards to the rims/tyres, I think I will keep the 17" ones for comforts sake and the fact that 18" tyres can be quite expensive. Looking forward to it all now
Think I got lucky there finding a seller for that price online and the mechanic here is genuine about his work.
You started running calibration yet?
After you posted the videos on how to set up with a multimeter, I am now tempted to do the same as I have had my system for a while and never did a proper calibration. Only did it by ear. Will await eagerly to hear how your tests turn out.
Personally, I would go with the Eibach springs and it will lower the car to a reasonable amount. It will still be drivable and you will not need to crawl over speedbumps with the fear of scrapping the whole underside of the car. I use my car as a daily driver for long distances but your use might be different.
With coilovers, you sacrifice a lot of comfort but gain the stanced look. It will work well with the new wheels you plan on getting Do expect a harsh ride though. Ultimately, it's up to yourself and what you would like to achieve.
Mechanic quoted me €180-200 to fit it and do the tracking. If all goes well, car should be at the mechanics to fit front discs, pads, steel brake lines, rear anti roll bar, rear camber bolts and b12 suspension kit on the 9th May. I will book it in once all parts are ordered.