After a month in the workshop, Project Mark II is finally out and running that much better with fresh engine and gearbox oil, brand new front control arms, steering tie rods, rear toe arms and some brand new Teins.
While I do wish the ride height could have gone even lower, I reckon it’s not too bad for an entry-level set of coilovers and surprisingly, the ride is very good, I even find it a tad too soft for my liking. Perhaps a thicker set of ARBs might be in order in the future. That said, I’ve not driven it much since collecting it so those are just my initial impressions.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with how the Mark II’s driving now, it’s still slow and the gearbox still has some lingering vibration, but, it’s a marked (hehe) improvement from what it was before.
The Mark II’s release from the workshop was in good time too as she was due for her yearly routine inspection.
Since I also had some time on my hands, I decided to mock up the aero kit with some masking tape just to have an idea of how it might look.
Something needed to be done about the sunken-in wheels so a set of spacers all around were procured and with the spacers eventually in my hands, it was time to head to the wheel shop.
Up she goes…
This was also the first time I managed to take a look at my Teins. Green. Nice.
With the spacers installed, it definitely looks much better. I reckon I could have gone with an extra 10mm on the rears since there is still some space between the wheel and fender. What do you think?
Here she is finally sitting “right”. Next, she’ll be away for another couple of weeks for paint and bodywork.
Hope everything turns out alright!