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2 hours ago, KarlGTB said:

$5-700 people want for these.

 

That's how much they cost to land here iirc...

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4 hours ago, JGM said:

 

That's how much they cost to land here iirc...

People tend to think these are supposed to be cheap, like a $100-200 brand new and anything above that is a rip-off :D

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58 minutes ago, sobanoodle said:

A lot of OEM stuff IS a rip-off. 

 

In this particular case though there's no alternative. 

yeah there is; stay with the one that is in the car :P

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20 minutes ago, 94 Leone said:

yeah there is; stay with the one that is in the car :P

 

Sure.. If stock 4th gen unit had all the functionality I wanted i.e extended radio frequencies, connectivity (USB/Bluetooth), a screen for the rear view camera etc I certainly won't touch it.

 

5th gen BR9 got most of that plus McIntosh, no need to swap anything.

 

Each to their own really.

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1000km run in oil,filter and coolant change. get to properly drive my car now 😁

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Got the DP bolted up and all the hoses back in place and tightened. 

Next weekend will be new battery and test drive!

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Gave the project car a bit of a tidy up inside and a vacuum, turns out under all the tools, dust, stones, rubber mats and the odd part I've replaced, there's a nice and tidy set of factory floor mats. With the drivers one looking even tidier than my old one.

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Have much of a struggle getting the axle's off?

Ripped both my front axles out this arvo to get new boots. PF Auto guy reckoned I was pretty lucky they weren't completely rusted and seized to the hubs.

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1 hour ago, Andy_Mac said:

Have much of a struggle getting the axle's off?

Ripped both my front axles out this arvo to get new boots. PF Auto guy reckoned I was pretty lucky they weren't completely rusted and seized to the hubs.

 

Before I got those hubs from you I hit an axle so hard that the end mushroomed out; couldn't even get the axle nut back on so ended up replacing the entire half-shaft and hub.

I figure it was f*cked anyway....

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18 minutes ago, boon said:

 

Before I got those hubs from you I hit an axle so hard that the end mushroomed out; couldn't even get the axle nut back on so ended up replacing the entire half-shaft and hub.

I figure it was f*cked anyway....

 

Bummer. Just ended up putting a piece of wood against mine and a single whack with a hammer was enough for them to pretty much just slip off

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1 hour ago, boon said:

 

Before I got those hubs from you I hit an axle so hard that the end mushroomed out; couldn't even get the axle nut back on so ended up replacing the entire half-shaft and hub.

I figure it was f*cked anyway....

A brass or copper hammer is ideal because you can put a heap of effort into the swing with minimal risk of mushrooming the axle. Not a tool that is required too often though so it is hard to justify the purchase.

 

I usually put a little antisieze on the splines before I put them back into the hub to prevent issues down the road.

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1 hour ago, Andy_Mac said:

 

Bummer. Just ended up putting a piece of wood against mine and a single whack with a hammer was enough for them to pretty much just slip off

Tried that; ended up with a split 4x2 :/

 

19 minutes ago, IZichard said:

A brass or copper hammer is ideal because you can put a heap of effort into the swing with minimal risk of mushrooming the axle. Not a tool that is required too often though so it is hard to justify the purchase.

 

I usually put a little antisieze on the splines before I put them back into the hub to prevent issues down the road.

I've gone to town on really stuck stuff with a brass hammer before; just ended up with a really chipped very expensive hammer.

I asked a mechanic about it and he said they made up a fitting for a porta-power, they put about 5 tons worth on it and leave it overnight; usually come back the next morning and it's all in pieces on the floor.

EDIT: A spot of anti-seize is a good idea, I think I threw a bit of grease on mine for good luck.

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42 minutes ago, IZichard said:

A brass or copper hammer is ideal because you can put a heap of effort into the swing with minimal risk of mushrooming the axle. Not a tool that is required too often though so it is hard to justify the purchase.

 

I usually put a little antisieze on the splines before I put them back into the hub to prevent issues down the road.

wooden/rubber mallet achieves same purpose for a fraction of the cost

 

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1 hour ago, 94 Leone said:

wooden/rubber mallet achieves same purpose for a fraction of the cost

They are a much more useful tool in most cases but when a CV is seized into a hub I much prefer a copper hammer. Maybe you have the swing of a lumberjack but I can't get the same amount of force behind a rubber mallet as a copper one.

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Plastic hammer is sweet for 99% of uses but copper hammer is awesome for getting CVs out of hubs. Sometimes you get lucky and the CV just pops right out, then it doesn't really matter.

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11 hours ago, Andy_Mac said:

Have much of a struggle getting the axle's off?

Ripped both my front axles out this arvo to get new boots. PF Auto guy reckoned I was pretty lucky they weren't completely rusted and seized to the hubs.

I've had the shaft out a couple of times. Fort time for the boot and 2nd to replace whole shaft as the inner joint was knocking away. First time out it was stuck in there good and tight but a 3 jaw puller and a rattle gun made light work of it. Copper antiseize is good stuff! Put it over everything that requires it

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13 hours ago, 94 Leone said:

wooden/rubber mallet achieves same purpose for a fraction of the cost

 

I hit this with a sledgehammer, not gently, I play a lot of softball so I can swing things pretty good.

 

If you could move this spline with a rubber mallet I would declare you a wizard.

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I had one the same as Boon, smashed it pretty hard with a sledge and it wouldn't move, and I also mushroomed the top. That axle wasn't going anywhere for a rubber mallet.

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The Moral of the story here is sometimes they'll move and sometimes they wont. On my old hubs (before 114.3), we had to take my hub off with axel, onto a press and used 8+ ton of pressure before the bastard popped. 

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2 hours ago, boon said:

I hit this with a sledgehammer, not gently, I play a lot of softball so I can swing things pretty good.

 

If you could move this spline with a rubber mallet I would declare you a wizard.

DYEL bruh? ;) Shop press wins all though. 
Sometimes C***s are stuck; sometimes I spray things with entire cans of WD-40/CRC 5-56/INOX then leave em overnight.
if that fails- find a press or jimmy something up.

 

Drastic times call sometimes for your measures though; F*** the C***, get a new one.  TBF, I did once break a hub pressing out a bearing...GG, no re.

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Today the STi got new wheels 18x9.5 +38 WORK Emotion Kiwami's

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2 minutes ago, Conducks said:

Today the STi got new wheels emoji41.png 18x9.5 +38 WORK Emotion Kiwami's

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Duuuuude, those are some seriously swish wheels. I like it a lot. 

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