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#31 OFFLINE   TheDoctor

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 05:39 PM

Got my spacers sorted and went for a little drive. Slight rub on hard cornering, suspect loose bumper trim as only one direction.

Petrol station shot, as it was dark. I think it looks a bit over-wheeled, should have gone for 15"s.

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#32 OFFLINE   TheDoctor

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 01:56 PM

Day time snap. Sick of this rain though. 

 

 

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#33 OFFLINE   CortinaDave

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 02:00 PM

oh go on,2 numbers please
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Posted 02 February 2019 - 05:51 PM

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#35 OFFLINE   TheDoctor

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 10:09 AM

Have to mention that the tyres rub on the rear arches when fully loaded, I would remedy this, but wouldn't be the tidiest job, so will leave for now.

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 07:13 PM

As a side point, as it looks like I'll be keeping this (maybe I paid too much for it in the first place), I'd be interested in a wheel swap if anyone has anything 4 x 100 in 15" or 14"

These are 16" and have winter tyres on!

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 09:26 PM

..... You cant have mine m8 lol

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 01:46 AM

What size tyres are they? On these anything above 24 inches wheel diameter will rub. They're really meant for piddly tyres.

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 06:21 AM

205/50/16

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 09:59 AM

Yeah something more fitting would be 195/45R16. Mine's on 195/50R15 and even that will rub sometimes.


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 10:14 PM

Hit this milestone today (and actually managed to pull over in time to take the pic)

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 12:23 PM

Moody Instagram pic.

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 04:36 PM

poo me a random please


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Posted 06 February 2019 - 05:03 PM

Just shown this to my 15 year old son and he said three numbers for £25 is for winners. So first roffle entered :) number 8, a random in the twenties and one in the fifties please.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 03:22 PM

Price drop - if collected within the next 24 hours (Seen something I want)

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 03:21 PM

Doesn't look likely to sell, so going to have to admit defeat I think.

I've said it before, but I think this car just doesn't have enough character to appeal to AS members, is 'too old' for the general public and is too boring for the retro scene.

I can think of worse cars to be stuck with though :D
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 05:42 PM

You get no complaint from me m8 ;)

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 05:44 PM

These old Toyotas are an acquired taste I think... It was an absolute bargain, if there was any way I could justify it (I really should be decreasing the fleet...), I'd have snapped it up! If we were closer than either end of the country it would've helped too!

Good luck with it, like you say, there are worse things to be stuck with! I'll look forward to your updates with it anyway, it's a great old car, and I for one love the wheels!

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 06:01 PM

I really like it but aren't in a position to take it on. Just keep it, there's not wrong with it.

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 07:09 PM

At the end of the day you can sell (almost) anything if the price is right and you're prepared to wait for the right buyer. Trouble is, on here recently there's been a lot of very cheap and interesting cars coming up for sale. 

 

Keep it. Run it in to the ground. See how long you can make it last!


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 01:25 PM

As an experiment, and to compensate for having bought the wrong size wheels, I'm going to try some some of those spring helpers on the back to stop it catching. Will report back my findings...
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 02:16 PM

I really like these. They're in a strange place in the market though where they're worth a lot for what they are (see also 4th gen Civics and Accords where the going rate for a good one is £1500+), and struggle to sell sometimes as a result, particularly on AS. They're also quite hard to get hold of rot free.
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 02:47 PM

I think the horrendous colour doesn't help.

I'm seriously considering giving it a spray in something to at least even up the mismatched panels.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 03:04 PM

I think that Plum Bugundy met would finish that a treat.

It is a [factory] Toyota colour.....

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 03:07 PM

I meant something that I could rattle-can myself. Perhaps a military green or something. 


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 03:15 PM

OH GOD NO
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:15 PM

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:29 PM

I think it is an ace car, nice inside and I actually like the colour.  You know it's a decent, solid and reliable enough thing. Keep it, enjoy it until the summer then review. 


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:13 PM

I've gone back to the old wheels, got fed up with the tramlining and weird handling. My 175/70/13s might not be cutting edge tech, but it's what the car feels most at home on.

Got someone coming to collect the MG wheels tomorrow, but if I get let down (likely as it's a Facebook sale), then they will be available for 50 quid to Shiters or as a swap for some smaller wheels.
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:19 PM

Had help...

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