Ordered some new suspension components because the rear right is plainly buggered when it is loaded up. Ordered a set of OEM-level struts (KYB rear, MAPCO fronts) ... also I'm trying to get a russian lift kit delivered
Suspension is in. The old rears had no boots (ouch). Went with Mapco fronts and KYB rears. So far very happy with the new ride. The torque from the 7afe (1.8) engine is really good low down. Also replaced the transmission oil. Happy days.
Took her up and down a mountain today, snowy roads, the 4wd is effortless and the handling is really nice. Snow-rated allseasons obviously. I'm a little in love with this car.
The radiator blanking thing I made has come in handy and keeps the engine temps up noticeably on the downhills where the engine has too little load to keep warm in such cold weather.
Shout, shout. Let it all out. MX5's is what we're all about.
wannabe: I've got some of those with the grooves cut into them, so they look like a giant black paracetamol tablet, lol - unfortunately I can't get the trolley jack underneath the car without them, nevermind with them...
Feb 7, 2021 23:03:10 GMT
Zed.: wooden planks as 'ramps' are your friend wannabe
Feb 8, 2021 14:43:52 GMT
howardb66: A friend of mine is looking for a MK2.5 if anyone knows of one for sale.
Feb 16, 2021 15:46:56 GMT