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@  Surturiel : (02 September 2015 - 08:15 PM) time to have some fun
@  Surturiel : (02 September 2015 - 08:15 PM) the parts came in!
@  Mike T : (29 August 2015 - 07:33 AM) I've no idea! Sorry, I rarely went there anyway. I think they had "issues". Driving to Banff today in the rain in prep for a 290 km bike ride from Jasper to Banff. Cheers
@  Francesco : (28 August 2015 - 11:24 PM) Ah. Just found Martin's tweet from January, but its link is dead so I have no details of why the club was dissolved
@  Francesco : (28 August 2015 - 10:49 PM) Hey Mike, what happened to CsQ? I haven't logged in in over a year, but it seems the lights aren't on...?
@  Francesco : (28 August 2015 - 10:39 PM) keep you eyes on the classifieds here, SCoA and CsQ, as well as Kijiji. Deals on rims pop up from time to time.
@  Francesco : (28 August 2015 - 10:36 PM) and yes, you'll find even with a one inch drop there is plenty of arch gap. I'm -1.25 in the front and -1.4 out back and it could go lower (but would drive balls). I hate the useless stanced look.
@  Francesco : (28 August 2015 - 10:34 PM) Figure a good $1400 or more to your door.
@  Francesco : (28 August 2015 - 10:33 PM) Ouch. The shipping will be more than the (discounted) 19% VAT, and then you'll likely get a collect bill from Canada Post for GST/PST and duties.
@  Surturiel : (28 August 2015 - 05:15 PM) I found these: http://www.rs-parts....r-smart450.html
@  Surturiel : (28 August 2015 - 05:15 PM) Question: With the lowered springs (Eibach, 25mm), can I still put a set of 16" on my limousine?
@  Surturiel : (28 August 2015 - 05:14 PM) I'll see what I can do...
@  Francesco : (28 August 2015 - 08:56 AM) Check with Fast Eddy to see if he'll rent you the correct tool for cheap.
@  Surturiel : (27 August 2015 - 02:43 PM) (like copper or aluminium)
@  Surturiel : (27 August 2015 - 02:43 PM) I'll try with something hard, but not as hard as steel
@  Francesco : (27 August 2015 - 02:42 PM) tolsen has posted about it before. Personally I thought a couple hours of tinkering was time better spent elsewhere, and the $50 for the tool well spent
@  Francesco : (27 August 2015 - 02:41 PM) you need a hardwood, soft won't do
@  Surturiel : (27 August 2015 - 02:41 PM) no worries, got the idea
@  Francesco : (27 August 2015 - 02:40 PM) the hole being the exact size of the rod, not the disc. Sorry about the syntax
@  Francesco : (27 August 2015 - 02:39 PM) A wooden clamp would work well. Drill a hole in a wooden disc the exact size of the strut rod's diameter, then cut the disc in half and add flats
@  Surturiel : (27 August 2015 - 02:13 PM) leather is too soft, as is rubber. I was thinking about either copper wire wound around the strut or tinfoil. and a vise Grip
@  Francesco : (27 August 2015 - 02:11 PM) An old leather belt might work better, but I had no luck with it
@  Surturiel : (27 August 2015 - 02:10 PM) (I was thinking about a vise grip and tinfoil. you know, tinfoil is aluminum, and can potentailly protect the shock, and a vbise grip is FAR more useful than the clamp, but this is me trying to Mcgiver a solution, as usual...)
@  Surturiel : (27 August 2015 - 02:07 PM) ah, ok, then
@  Francesco : (27 August 2015 - 02:06 PM) The strut spins freely, you need the special clamping tool to provide flats for a big open ended wrench (with this tool 47 mm)
@  Surturiel : (27 August 2015 - 02:03 PM) Can't I use LOTS of wd40, a t47 bit and a breaker bar?
@  Francesco : (27 August 2015 - 02:01 PM) The strut clamp is a necessity. Worth every cent I paid -- making something similar myself would have taken me more time than I'd like to spend in order to save the few bucks.
@  Surturiel : (27 August 2015 - 02:00 PM) c'mon! I'll use twine. And optimism.
@  Francesco : (27 August 2015 - 01:59 PM) I honestly didn't need them on the broken spring, and while handy for the lowering springs, not necessary.
@  dmoonen : (27 August 2015 - 08:06 AM) Spring compresssors are still needed. .Tolson why must you take the hard way to everything
@  Surturiel : (26 August 2015 - 03:59 PM) nah, the springs are broken, and I can use the ye old zip-tie trick. But since I'm going to put eibachs (-25mm) I won't worry.]
@  tolsen : (26 August 2015 - 03:43 PM) Clamp type spring compressors should not be used since the damage both protective coating and spring.
@  dmoonen : (26 August 2015 - 11:27 AM) The spring compressors you can borrow at Canadian tire
@  dmoonen : (26 August 2015 - 11:27 AM) I have the Mercedes strut clamp you can borrow just pay shipping and if you break it you buy it. Pm me
@  Surturiel : (26 August 2015 - 08:51 AM) thanks, guys! And... does anyone in Vancouver area have the clamp so I can "rent"?
@  dmoonen : (25 August 2015 - 06:43 PM) To and from SK*. I'm just waiting on some bits to finish the Golf build
@  dmoonen : (25 August 2015 - 06:41 PM) Still driving it, drove it to and from and average 4.7l/100l loaded to the brim.
@  Francesco : (25 August 2015 - 06:19 PM) Dillen how much did you end up getting for the wagon?
@  Francesco : (25 August 2015 - 05:13 PM) And if replacing the plastic bellows (dust boots) on the struts, cut a good 1.5" off the bottoms of them or they'll just compress around the stops and get in the way of the clamp tool
@  Francesco : (25 August 2015 - 05:11 PM) also, take a new knife blade and cut about an inch off the bump stops unless you love bottoming out on small bumps.
@  Francesco : (25 August 2015 - 05:09 PM) wont need it for the Eibachs
@  Francesco : (25 August 2015 - 05:09 PM) If the springs are broken at the top as suspected, the spring compressor might not be necessary.
@  dmoonen : (25 August 2015 - 04:49 PM) And a normal spring compressor
@  dmoonen : (25 August 2015 - 04:46 PM) Strut clamp tool*
@  dmoonen : (25 August 2015 - 04:46 PM) Lots of penetrating oil on the top nut and see if you can borrow a strut tool of you don't have the proper air tools
@  Surturiel : (25 August 2015 - 01:08 PM) Now, let's see if I can replace them without getting myself killed...
@  Surturiel : (25 August 2015 - 01:07 PM) Got the Eibach springs!
@  dmoonen : (25 August 2015 - 12:29 PM) Lol
@  Francesco : (25 August 2015 - 10:18 AM) ok, maybe MikeT
@  Francesco : (25 August 2015 - 10:18 AM) Who doesn't? Hehehe

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#1 PhatRed

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 12:41 PM

Hello all, I have the details for the Show & Shine in Welland. This looks to be an awesome show, quite possibly one of the biggest in the area. I spoke to the organizers and we are very welcome. There is no need to preregister, we will pay at the gate. Date: Sunday, September 25, 2005 Time: 8am to 4pm (actual show is more like 11am to 4pm, but we don't want to be at the back) Place: Niagara Regional Exhibition Address: 1100 Niagara Street, Welland, Ontario, L3C 1M6 Entrance fee: $15 per Smart car (2 people) per day Sponsor: Street Machines Unlimited Proceeds to Tender Wishes Info: 905-734-3696, Wayne Lundy The event is actually 2 days long with a pig roast and dance on Saturday night, and the show & shine on Sunday. The last day for pre-registration was today, $25 for both days, and included entrance in some door prizes and a gift bag. The Sunday event is the big one with over 600 cars expected to attend. Sunday?s events include: -Judged Show & Shine -Swap Meet -Muffler Rap Contest -Engine Blow Up (??? not sure what they plan for this??) -Car Model Display -Memorabilia Showcase -Hooters Girls (selling 50/50 tickets, I think) -Dream Car Garage will be filming the show for their program, which appears on Speed Channel :clapping: In order to park together, we need to arrive together. Please check back for details on this early next week. An open hose will be available for car washing, so bring your bucket and wash mitt. We should park in our spots together and then take turns if anyone wants to wash their car and get it ready. The rest of us will save the spot. Please sign up so we can get an idea of how many are coming. We might be able to save spots for out of towners if we know you are coming. Thanks. 1. PhatRed, SlimRed 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 06:22 PM

1. PhatRed, SlimRed 2. smartboy 3. 4. 5.
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Posted 19 September 2005 - 03:59 PM

1. PhatRed, SlimRed 2. smartboy 3. mixed 4. 5. As I just live around the corner we might consider getting together early and cleaning cars at my house, any thoughts ......
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Posted 19 September 2005 - 05:36 PM

1. PhatRed, SlimRed 2. smartboy 3. mixed 4. Diesel Dave 5.
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 03:29 AM

Sorry guy's unfortunately I am going to have to drop.......... I have too much work to do on the boat and the amount of available weekends to do it is getting shorter and shorter ........... and I don't want to have to drop the winery cruise ................ take lots of pics I hope you get lots of attention........ :cry3:
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#6 Diesel Dave

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 04:08 AM

Looks like it might be another rain out anyway. We will have to see.
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 04:16 AM

Hey mixed, sucks that you can't go. Do you know of a Tims that is close to the event that the rest of us could meet at? There is water available on site to wash cars with, so we can wash our cars when we get there. What are the rest of us going to do if it rains? Any votes? 1. PhatRed, SlimRed - probably won't go, unless it's just a sprinkle 2. smartboy 3. mixed :( 4. Diesel Dave 5.
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 06:04 AM

There is a Tim's at the corner of Merritville Hwy (HWY 50 on the map) and hwy 20, its about 4 k north of the map.............
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 07:40 AM

That's cool, easy to get to as well. If you are coming down the 406 from the QEW, just hang a right (west) at Hwy 20 and head into Fonthill. The Tims is on the south (left) side of the road. Is 8am too early to meet? Maybe 9?
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Posted 24 September 2005 - 05:24 AM

I am going to have to pull on this Sunday - too many committments I am afraid - James 1. PhatRed, SlimRed - probably won't go, unless it's just a sprinkle 2. 3. mixed 4. Diesel Dave 5.
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Posted 24 September 2005 - 05:29 PM

Latest report indicates that the weather might be good during the actual show hours. I will try to be at that Tim Hortons at 9 am. Merrittville Rd and HWY 20 right?
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Posted 24 September 2005 - 05:30 PM

Oh, and no pre-registration needed I understand.
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Posted 24 September 2005 - 06:08 PM

Hey Guys, That's correct for the Tims. There's an Esso gas station and the Shnitzel Tavern (spelling??) on that corner as well. Also pre-registration is not needed. $15 at the gate. The weather forcast is sounding worse, but we are going to see what it's actually like in the morning. Hopefully it will hold off until later in the day. We don't seem to be getting the good weather for our events like we have all summer. At least if we get rained out this weekend, hopefully it will be good next weekend for the wine tour. Hope to see you there. If we're not at the Tims by 9:15, go ahead without us.
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Posted 25 September 2005 - 05:09 PM

Too bad you guys didn't go. It was a great show. The rain stopped one minute after I arrived and the weather was perfect. Over 400 cars were there. I had the only smart car and it received the usual attention, and then some. I've always said that the smart is a "chick magnet". Let me show you what I mean.

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 05:58 PM

impressive
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Posted 25 September 2005 - 06:26 PM

Thanks Cait. I can send you a much bigger, clear photo if you desire.
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Posted 25 September 2005 - 07:17 PM

:hilarious: Smooth, Dave!

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 08:10 PM

May I please have the bigger,clear photo! :drool:
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Posted 26 September 2005 - 04:29 AM

Glenn (or Cait), I'll need you to PM me your E-mail addresses if you want the bigger version.
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