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Monday, August 16, 2004
  wash and polish?
yup I actually washed and polished the car at the weekend there. Looked good for about 2 days then the usual bird doo all over it :( Not a happy bunny


No sign of the charge cooler being fitted for this year though that might change
 
Thursday, August 05, 2004
  so it still doesn't handle then -
well the new suspension didn't seem to be doing its job when I started pushing the car. Infact it darned near spat me off when I hit a bump going up a fly over at way normal speeds.

It was bouncing all over the place at speed also so I knew what was wrong. Tyre pressures way sky high. Lowered them down to 30psi and tried again. mmmm no bouncing but hardly brilliant and not what I remembered from buying the car.

In a fit of inspiration I dropped the pressures on the rear to 25psi and then drove the car. Oh my god, crap like you wouldn't believe. All over the shop but it did prove one thing. The lack of control was in some part to the tyres / pressures.

Yesterday I'd had enough and decided to drive down the road I knew I could compare like with like. So full tank of petrol I headed for the A701. Guess what?

Even though the roads were a bit wet the car handled really good after a couple of miles which leads me to think that the tyres, Toyo Proxies, need a bit of abuse to get heat into them to make them grip more. I also think the sidewalls are not at stiff as the Goodyear F1's that were on before and nothing like the Bridgestone S02'a that were on all 4 corners when I got the car.

Still, it was confidence inspiring to know the car actually does handle and its just the rear tyres, fronts are F1's, that are holding it back. It also means all that money spent on the suspension was worth it

later
 

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