S1 Elise – Suspension Refresh – Fitting New Ball Joints

If you happen to have arrived here looking for info on how to replace a ball joint with the wishbone still on the car then check out my other post here. Having fitted the Elise Parts wishbone bearing kit I could move on to pressing the new ball joints in but just before getting stuck […]

Forester STI – Whiteline Rear Subframe Lock Bolts

While I was reading about various rear ARB options for Subaru’s I came across the rear subframe lock bolts that Whiteline and some other suspension upgrade companies offer. So I did a bit of research about them and found that people who’ve fitted them say they make a noticeable difference. Obviously this is not always […]

S1 Elise – Gear Linkage Bush Kit

When I test drove the Elise before buying it, it was immediately obvious there was too much slack in the gear linkage. Having already done my research, I knew this would most likely be due to tired bushes in the linkage at the gearbox end. I also knew there are inexpensive kits available to replace […]

Forester STI – GFB Deceptor Pro II Dump Valve

Before I get into fitting this….. Yes I know it’s unnecessary and there’s nothing wrong with the OEM dump valve for the kind of boost the standard turbo is ever going to make. But a big part of the enjoyment of a car, certainly for me, is the noises it makes and turbocharged engines can […]

Jem’s Mini – Roll Cage Fitting

We always wanted to put a roll cage in Jem’s Mini for a bit of additional safety and to improve the rigidity of the shell. But I couldn’t fit one to the car with the old sills in the rusty state they were, it would have been pointless. Well since I’d replaced the sills I […]

Evo VI – Fitting the MeisterR Coilovers

(First posted on MLR forum in March 2015) Before fitting I covered the threads in copper grease and wound the rings and perch up and down a few times then set the pretension on the springs. Covers fitted and adjusters protected from damage during fitting. One of the rear strut mounts. No major rust, just […]