breadbox wrote:Also, Cut Copy
I love Electro.
Me too man I'm STOKED! Going to see them March 23rd in DC. My 3rd time seeing them live, which I think is their 3rd North American tour .
I failed to mention yesterday I cut the front brake water/dust shields off the front rotors with my electric cut-off wheel. Fun stuff although a few sparks got in my shoe and in my ear lobe. Take caution!
Because I was forced to buy new calipers a month into driving it (darn old nissan brakes always seizing up!) I decided I should take care of them.I cleaned em with brake cleaner and a towel, scuffed em up with a wire brush and went to town with my fav silver caliper paint.
Just a tip if you like saving money: If your car pulls left or right you can adjust the steering rack inner tie rods slightly and test drive. It takes time but it's easy and free. Use the right hand rule to help you stay un-confused. Where your thumb points the rod will move toward (positive Z direction), where your finger nails point, rotate the shaft that way. Doing what I have pictured here increases the toe in on my passenger side tire, making the car steer away from the curb more. Hitch hiker thumb!
I did successfully complete the spring cutting today, but I didn't really get much of a drop because I cut the flat area of the spring. I was just being extra cautious. After doing this it drives fine, probably a bit stiffer which I like, but I realize that I drive this car 106 miles a day having class in Hburg, so I'll probably stop messing with the ride height to save my tires.
Id like to get lowering springs in the summer and throw my old XXR wheels on with the tire stretch. Springs are around 100 for a decent 2" drop anyway.
The headlight bulbs were really old and of 2 different companies, so I dropped a set of Sylvania Cool Blue bulbs in for a try. I like them! I would have to see them in the dark compared with Silverstars, but at the moment I can't tell a difference visually. Ten bucks less too, but they do burn at a lower temperature.Having the lights all fixed up makes me want to use some fog lights I scored from a friend and use the stock fog light button I scrapped from an SER... Maybe that in a few weeks I have to fix that rust!