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BrianB
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Prior to reinstalling the springs and adjusters I gave the new headlight level sensor arm and rear drop links an additional coat of paint to try and give some extra protection against the inevitable onset of corrosion.
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BrianB
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New springs, adjusters, drop links and headlight level sensor all reinstalled correctly.
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Nem
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Good work, those drop links look like brand new!
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BrianB
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Nem wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:11 pm
Good work, those drop links look like brand new!

Thanks, they are new I just added some extra coats of paint to offer some more protection.
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Nem
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BrianB wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:39 am
Nem wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:11 pm
Good work, those drop links look like brand new!

Thanks, they are new I just added some extra coats of paint to offer some more protection.
Ah right, thought it was just an amazing refurb job on them!

How are you finding the B14's? I had them on my Mk1 for about 6 months and found them far too hard for road use and took them off.
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BrianB
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Location: Preston, Lancashire

Nem wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:58 am
BrianB wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:39 am
Nem wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:11 pm
Good work, those drop links look like brand new!

Thanks, they are new I just added some extra coats of paint to offer some more protection.
Ah right, thought it was just an amazing refurb job on them!

How are you finding the B14's? I had them on my Mk1 for about 6 months and found them far too hard for road use and took them off.

They are firm but after 4 years I think I’ve just got use to them.
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BrianB
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As one job nears its conclusion another has appeared.
Looking at the pictures it can be seen that the upper OEM track control arms and the lower Forge adjustable arms have become badly corroded. Given their age this could be expected of the upper arms but the lower Forge arms are only 4 years old and have accumulated about 12000 miles, to be honest I am disappointed that the Forge arms have corroded so badly in such a relatively short time.
New upper arms and attaching nuts and bolts were sourced from TPS and I contacted Forge regarding their lower adjustable arms.
A few emails later and Forge came through with some excellent customer service and agreed to supply some replacement lower arms.
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BrianB
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Got back yesterday to find my replacement Forge adjustable tie bars had arrived while I was away.
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BrianB
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Just over a week ago now, finally had the time to install the HPA Touchmotion AWD controller, first impressions very positive, but need to find a nice twisty B road to get the full benefit of permanent 4 wheel drive.
Screen is a nice touch and the ability to swap between modes on the fly and it remaining in the last mode selected when switched off.
Lots more to discover over time and certainly a worthwhile upgrade.
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BrianB
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27th July saw 5 years of TT ownership, the following is a brief overview of tasks completed over the last 12 months.

Cookbots fitted to track control arms.
Haldex oil and filter changed.
Rear Diff oil changed.
Front Bumper cover resprayed.
Track rod ends replaced.
Tailgate gas struts replaced.
Cookbots gear slop bush fitted.
Knee pads colour change to Feather Grey.
Gear knob and gaiter replaced.
Powder coated strut brace fitted (satin black).
Rear coil springs and adjusters replaced.
Rear headlight level sensor assembly replaced.
Rear drop links replaced.
Windscreen replaced.
HPA Touchmotion AWD controller installed.

Plenty more jobs on the list of things to do over the next 12 months, so time permitting a busy time ahead.
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