Forester STI – Fitting Longer Wheel Studs

Having trial fitted the Rota Grid Drift wheels I was happy I wanted to fit them properly. The first thing to do was to fit some longer studs on the front due to needing 5mm spacers for the wheels to clear the Brembo calipers. I boought a set of these Hardrace studs. Time to get […]

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 […]

S1 Elise – Cleaning the Tub and Inner Arches

With all the suspension components out of the way for the suspension refresh I took the opportunity to clean everything I could get to. A few years worth of grime had built up. Cleaner, warm water and various cleaning tools. After some wiping and rinsing, being careful to clean gently as I didn’t want to […]

S1 Elise – Suspension Refresh – Strip Down

As soon as I got the Elise I got it up on the lift for a good look over and found a few little jobs that needed doing including replacing some suspension parts like a ball joint and track rod ends at the front and a couple of toe link rod ends at the rear, […]