Hello! Building up a Compact in NZ

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Re: Hello! Building up a Compact in NZ

Postby steve k-b » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:45 am

Ohh and BTW, I just spotted that Demon Tweeks are a sponsor on this web site,

Such a good company to deal with! There extremely well priced for shipping to NZ. Having to deal with other people from the otherside of the world can be a real pain sometimes, were often put in the too hard basket down here but DT were amazing. Was very happy with them :D
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Re: Hello! Building up a Compact in NZ

Postby steve k-b » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:18 pm

sway bar links now attached to the struts, any one done this and have any comments about it?

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Diff is all finished and ready to go in. 3.9 medium case lsd

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Re: Hello! Building up a Compact in NZ

Postby steve k-b » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:32 pm

Another quick update via a couple of photos.

Rear end ready to go in. Eccentric bolts and strengthened sway bar mounts
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Back on its feet.
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Frint end has since gone together, Weeks plans are to install M50 inlet manifold and get the dash back in.
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Re: Hello! Building up a Compact in NZ

Postby bruvs1 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:27 pm

Looking good 8)
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Re: Hello! Building up a Compact in NZ

Postby steve k-b » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:30 pm

It RUNS!

Am so happy haha. I lost a few hours trying to sort out about a half dozen wiring faults (most were my fault!) but after 2.5 years it finally beathed into life for the first time. Should be able to drive it down the driveway over the coming weekend.

So stoked! :D

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Re: Hello! Building up a Compact in NZ

Postby bruvs1 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:42 pm

Well done , keep it up ! :)
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Re: Hello! Building up a Compact in NZ

Postby steve k-b » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:13 am

Took it for its first spin down the driveway this weekend!

Happy as haha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWO9PWNxVE4

Need to sort out the spongy brake pedal....
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Re: Hello! Building up a Compact in NZ

Postby Garry.M » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:48 pm

I really like white compacts!,,,, sounds nice :-)
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Re: Hello! Building up a Compact in NZ

Postby steve k-b » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:59 am

So long time no update!

Just to let you know its all finished and have already completed in the cars first event. A four day rally in NZ called the Targa rally. Finished first in class, 2nd in 2wd modern and fourth over all. Super stoked with the car and bloody impressed with it!!!

We ended up winning the second to last stage outright and doing so with a car with 182 hp felt awesome!

Will put up some photos soon but here is a small video of the first stage. I just needed to get a handbrake slide out of my system haha.

Hope this works:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=731154486898201&set=vb.111653718848284&type=2&theater

And I made national tv for all the wrong reasons! I couldnt help myself on corners with lots of spectators or cameras haha


http://www.3news.co.nz/Jason-Gill-holds ... fault.aspx
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Re: Hello! Building up a Compact in NZ

Postby bruvs1 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:59 pm

Great! :D wish uk t.v covered rallying that well! :oops: some good 'on the stick ' moments, some nice bmws out there too! 8)
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Re: Hello! Building up a Compact in NZ

Postby GAJ1 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:09 am

Excellent result. well done. You have us jealous over here. A cracking event by the looks of it with cracking coverage in the media. We are a long way behind that I'm afraid.
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Re: Hello! Building up a Compact in NZ

Postby steve k-b » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:29 am

Thanks guys,

Its an amazing event and were lucky to have it. Four days, 650 kms of special stages, 1225kms of touring. Avergae stage length 26kms, longest stage 39.5kms.

You guys should bring your cars or hire one over here and give it a crack!
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Re: Hello! Building up a Compact in NZ

Postby steve k-b » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:06 am

Another long time no update post...

Things have progressed over the last two years. I started to feel underwhelmed with the power i was getting out of the M52 so I bit the bullet and installed an S54 with 6 speed gearbox into the compact late last year. Was just in time for the New Zealand Targa rally that was a massive distance of just over 1000km of special stages over 6 days. It was marketed as the longest tarmac rally in the world. An epic week with some awesome stages.

Here are some photos:

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Re: Hello! Building up a Compact in NZ

Postby rally_rich » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:30 pm

That paint job looks awesome Steve. I will have to sit down and watch the targa youtube highlights.
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