28 October 2012

Rigid Muffler Ring

Got myself some Rigid Muffler Ring as replacement for the rubber type I was using.  It is suppose to reduce the vibration of the exhaust system giving it a better flow.

 Mid pipe
 End of mid pipe


To make life easier, spray some WD40 / Lubricant when removing and installing the muffler rings.

25 October 2012

EG6 Rear Disc Upgrade

My friend just scrapped his EG6 (COE is up, didnt make sense to pay $US56,000 to be allowed to drive for only another 10yrs..). So he passed his 282mm rear brake disc kit to me.
Stock Rear Disc
Upgraded rear disc

Comparison of the stock disc vs the upgrade disc

The brake disc seats well onto the rear hub.

 The kit came with a 'dog bone' to offset the rear stock caliper.

The issue I had is that after installing the 'dog bone' the bracket for the brake cable was in the way of the caliper.  This will not allow the caliper to move freely.  Had to grind down the bracket to make space for the caliper movement.

After that, everything bolts up nicely.

 I have yet to push hard on how it is going to affect the braking.  Personal thoughts is that after upgrading my front brakes to the spoon twin-block, I should upgrade the rear to match, but whether if this is too big a upgrade which may cause over-steer, I will have to find a chance to test it out.

So far for slightly harder than normal braking on the straight, the braking felt more controlled than before, there is less 'dipping' towards the front.  More "importantly", it looks better than have having the puny disc in the rear ;p

21 October 2012

Radiator - Mishimoto X-Line (Full size)

Got the Mishimoto X-Line radiator (DC2 radiator) as the replacement for my leaking Koyo R2028.  I could not get the R2028 as KOYO has cease production for the R series radiator for the DC2 and the replacement model are V series which are 36mm thick instead of the R series which are 53mm thick core.

Anyway, the package was great; the radiator was well protected in the soft foam enclosure.

 The weldings were alright.

Mishimotor has offset the top post of the radiator to prevent fitting issues.  On the koyo, the top post are welded in the centre of the radiator, which may cause fitting problems.

Mishimoto and Spal combo

Performance wise, there isnt much difference from the Koyo R2028. So I guess it's a good replacement.

17 October 2012

EG6 Fender R (inner) 74101-SR3-000

Manage to get a new inner fender as replacement.  It is a simple job, so not going to have any description on the installation.  Just couple of pictures

 Part no. 74101-SR3-000 (right side)

The old torn and worn.

In placed :)

02 October 2012

Function7 V3 Ultralight Lower Control Arms - Bling Bling

 New Bling :)
Picture taken from Function-7.com

The Function 7 LCA are really well made, almost all edges are chamferred to reduce point of stress.  With the V3, a new type of bushing 'DuraFlex' by Energy Suspension was used, so expect it to last longer.  On top of the that Function 7 offers free bushing replacement if u ever need one ;)