I was at a gas station in the middle of a microburst when my car decided it wasnt going anywhere. The ignition actually broke on the on position so i had to disconnect the battery in the middle of the storm.
The dreaded security bolts.
There is the culprit.
Got to jimmy a paper clip (or your girlfriends bobby pin) to get the tumbler out.
New housing and switch-note hex bolts were prolly not the best idea, I had a little bit of a clearance problem with them.
So my tires are destroyed and I'm still having suspension issues after replacing the strut bearing, upper strut bushing, axle, and just finished hele-coiling the control arm to sway bar endlink.
3 rims are bent, 1 is cracked from driving all over the country so I bought new tires and rims. Running on a budget after all these repairs so they werent exactly what i wanted, but for $750 for rims and tires, cant really complain.
215/45/17 BARELY fit on. i probably have less than an 8th of an inch between my tire and coilover after using the old spacers I have. Not too fond of the lugs either, was hoping they would come with a security key but owell.
Here is the final product.
I'm afraid to corner at all with how it feels when I turn right now. I think it's the wheel bearing. I was wondering if the h2 spindle is worth the $800 or should I just get the generic ecs assembly for $200.
The spindles are just to correct suspension geometry. If you were running bags or $1500+ suspension and tracking the car then it might be worth it. I find it hard to dump money in these cars now that they are so cheap.
I don't like dumping money into repairs but its the only car I got with little money to spare..plus I've prolly spent $4000+ on repairs and will never get the money back out of the car so figured I will just upgrade every time something breaks.
So I ordered my spindle yesterday, and wake up today with the fedex guy at my door. that was FAST. Funny though, when I paid for 2 day shipping on a bolt it took 3 days to get it. (guess that's ecs for you) Anyways, I got straight to work which means I ran straight into problems.
Anyone been able to pull out the abs sensor off the spindle successfully? I have a feeling I'm going to break it. I've hit it with a wd40 like substance then beat on the metal right above the sensor thinking it might vibrate it loose. Then got a screw driver and started prying where i can, but it hasnt really budged much.
Had one of the screws strip to take the dust shroud off as well, so waiting to borrow a dremel before I proceed with that.