S1 Elise – Quick Wheel Alignment Check

Having replaced the rods and rod ends of the rear toe links and the track rod ends on the steering it was certainly worth a quick check of the wheel alignment. Plus I don’t know exactly when it was last done or how it was set so I wanted to find out how things were […]

Forester STI – Replacing a Rear Wheel Stud

When I took the wheels off for the first time I was a bit disappointing to find a broken wheel stud. There was enough of the stud left to screw the wheel nut on but not really enough to tighten it up properly. After a bit of research I found that this isn’t that uncommon […]

MX5 – DIY Wheel Refurb and Colour Change

(First posted on MX5 nutz forum in December 2015) The wheels really needed a refurb. A previous owner had just gone over them with a spray can of black which I guess was a quick and cheap way to make them look a bit better.  They clearly hadn’t been prep’d as the paint was starting […]

MX5 – DIY Wheel Alignment

(First posted on MX5 nutz forum in October 2015) Next thing on the list was 4 wheel alignment.  I like doing things myself if I can so I do it the old school way with string, well fishing line actually.  Having slightly stretched tyres and a bit of poke on the wheels makes this much […]

Evo VI – Wheel Refurb Finishing Touches

(First posted on MLR forum in May 2012) After leaving the lacquer to harden properly I thought I’d cut and polish them so they’re properly shiny. I fetched out my wet and dry and polish and got started. Only done 2 wheels so far which took me nearly 2 hours. Yes I know I’m a sad […]

Evo VI – Cheap 50 Quid Wheel Refurb

(First posted on MLR forum in May 2012) The wheels had some curbing and flaking paint so thought I’d refurb them. I’m not keen on spending £300+ to get someone else to do them. So after spending some time finding the best prices for paint I found that halfords was the way to go so […]