Today Adam set a plan to finish putting his car back together and putting all the new stuff on. He just recently received his new Work Meister S1 2 piece wheels with mad dish and his newly painted fenders and bumper.
So, we set a date to do it today and do a little mini photoshoot after. But as most of you may know – you always run into little speedbumps – some that are easy to get over, and others that may put you back further than you were expecting. Today was the latter – we got through most of it with few hiccups here and there, but ultimately we were stuck at the end. We’ll get to that later…
It was a cool day AGAIN – even though the earlier part of the week was fairly warm and sunny. It seems every time the weekend comes around the corner, the weather gets shitty and we can’t go cruise or hang out. But during the week when everyone is too busy working or doing something else, the weather is awesome. The forecast for next week is starting to look promising (although, I’ve said that for the last 3 weeks…) I’m hoping that since May is right around the corner, that means nice weather is finally coming. Let’s cross our fingers.
Adam and I parked outside waiting in our cars since it was kind of windy and cold. We were waiting for JC to do his hair for like 15 minutes… Unbelievable, that guy.
Over to the left some more is JC’s house and… wait what? Altima? JC got into a fender bender last week and is in the bodyshop unfortunately. He’s got this beauty of a rental until he gets the car back…
Finally getting to pull in to the garage.
Scraped his Beaks bar on the way in… lol
Back full of goodies.
Fresh fenders. So minty.
Come on Adam, clean your interior. LOL
Ricky pulled up. He’s finally got the front BBS’s on and it looks great. I do think it looked pretty awesome with the SSR’s up front too though.
Back inside and the Meisters are in those bags…
Bumper off. Lol Adam is classy and uses just a few zip ties to hold his bumper on.
Wicked wheels. Still always going to be my favourite wheel next to TE37’s. I applied all the stickers on the wheels since he was stressing for days about putting them on. He mentioned that he was thinking that was going to be the hardest part of the whole day… LOL
Bag of WORK stickers
Me applying them. Doing work.
This shot was for fun lol. Although It was comfy… Disrespect.
Ricky putting the rear wheels on.
JC and Adam on the other side. We took out the control arm to remove another nut to get more camber. He already maxed it out but it needed just another degree for the wheels to clear and not hit the fender. After removing the nut, it fit PERFECT.
There it is after the nut was removed.
We went through a bunch of things to get it to fit right. First we just raised it a bit but Adam wanted to be slammed but the only way to do that was what we did above – remove the extra nut. After that, we lowered the coils all the way down again and this is the final product. Looks awesome. Just love how much dish there is.
Putting on the new fender and making sure the door clears when opening. Took a while, but they got it.
Thought this shot was cool. Everyone doing their part.
Just wanted to show how much dish he’s got in the rear.
Here is where we were stopped dead in our tracks. We got the bumper on, we got the new fenders on, the rears were perfect. Ricky and I were getting ready to mount up the front wheel and as I put them on and pushed them in, my heart dropped for Adam. The calipers didn’t clear. His wheels are O disk all around – which ultimately means he gets the most dish possible out of his width and offset, but O disk is not meant to clear big brakes or bigger than stock calipers. Unfortunately, it seems the previous owner changed out the front rotor and caliper set up to a slightly bigger size and thus, we couldn’t get this to go on. It was millimeters away from clearing – the wheel still turned but it grinded as it spun. Later that day, Adam tried to grind the caliper down but it still didn’t work. He’s now in search of stock calipers and rotors to get the fronts on. Kind of a bummer because we wanted to finish it today, but like I said – you always run into problems – big or small.
We put the stock steelies back on, sadly. Adam is putting zip ties on the bumper to hold it all on lol. He’s a drifter.
His old EK bumper that he obviously doesn’t care about anymore lol.
Rears still looked awesome.
Driving out of the garage to go for a test drive to see if the rears would rub…
Backing out and no issues.
On the other side he was tucking rim comfortably – no rub either.
That mexi-style on the other side lol.
Adam came back with no issues which was great, because that was the last thing we needed.
A rear shot with all that camber. Too crazy and it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I love it.
Rear quarter shot. If only the fronts were on… Soon! And I’ll get a proper shoot of it after. Still looks great.
Just to show how much dish there is again with the wheel on the car.
Stay tuned – hopefully Adam finds some stock calipers and rotors soon so he can get the fronts on.