All week we were looking forward to today because it was supposed to be +12C and a sunny ass day. Last week we planned to install JC’s coils and just have a good time – all went as planned except the weather was shitty. The one thing you can’t trust is the weatherman in Calgary. The only time they are right is when they are telling you what the temperature was yesterday – they aren’t even right about what the temperature is presently.
Anyways, started nice and early at 10AM and it was still pretty chilly at -3C or something but that doesn’t usually stop us from working on our cars. If anything, that’s a nice day to us LOL! Tons of stuff going on today and it’s really starting to feel like deja vu from last year when I was blogging around this time. It’s depressing because you still see the ice/snow on the ground and all the nice cars out haha
Let’s just move on to the install and all the other shenanigans…
Nice and clean!
Brand spankin’ new
I decided to pull up on the driveway cause I wanted to be in the shot haha
The all mighty hybrid engine
Another shot. Love it dumped – even on stock wheels it looks gangster.
Alright let’s get started. Jacked up the front – check out that droop.
What we had to work with. Very similar to JC’s Corolla set up so it wasn’t difficult. The only pain is the link but nothing big.
Out! Took all but 15 minutes.
New vs Old
BTW – anyone who is using coils needs to get fluid film. It’s a lubricant that you can spray on metal that will basically protect it from rust and shit for months, if not years. I had them on my Buddy Club’s for the Civic all summer and when I removed them again, they were still so easy to turn.
A shot of the rear droop lol
JC putting the wheels on before a test drive.
Pulling out… Looks good
It ended up being good so we tightened everything up and move on to the rears.
Gopesh bringing the rears up
The rear suspension. I called it when we started that the rears would be a bitch. I hate doing rears on every car for some reason… Always something that’s a pain. My side was fine, but the right side ended up taking a little longer because the spring wouldn’t go in.
JC getting the strut loose
Just checking the dampening knob lol
Left side in and good to go. BTW – all around, there was only about 3 threads left. The rear shocks were turned all the way into the cup.
Look who decided to show up too… First time out all year.
Missed seeing this.
Prashant’s winter beater C63 AMG.
Group shot. You’ll be seeing lots of these this year.
A pipe to bring the rear arm down…
We thought we’d leave it there as an extra aftermarket exhaust. Looks legit.
Rears were finally done and JC went out and tested again.
JC back with all smiles. Love how the wheels accent the interior too.
Took a quick drive and the strut was moving a bit in the rear so we brought it back in to make some quick adjustments.
Good to go. The sun was peaking out a bit, but still nothing that we expected. It was still freezing – our hands were cold and numb haha but still a good day overall. Loved this shot.
Front quarter shot.
Nice color mix now lol. Before it used to be black and white and then Punit. LOL
Looks better on the CT than the Corolla IMO.
We went to go grab some Subway cause it was a long day and on our way back, Nick came by in his GTR to say hi. So sick.
The most money that has ever been in the hood in one place.
Sat and chatted with Lynna for a bit and soaked up the interior haha
All the leg room……
Profile shot. So clean in white.
A few more things happened later that afternoon – I’ll save it for another post! Ended up being a great Saturday!