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    What have you done to your P5 today?

    Fun fact, factory Toyota Rav4 spotlights are exactly the same unit as P5 foglights, just with yellow glass! Found and installed foglights on the daily driver P5, looking forward to testing them out now!
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    Seized trailing arm bushing

    Oooff, been there, done that! Loooots of penetrating fluid over a few days, and a good rattle gun should get you home, otherwise it's time to break out the recip saw!
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    LankyKiwi's Rally-flavored SP20

    Yeah, the more I look at it, the more it seems like a bad idea :( Nevermind, it was always a long shot for repairing that wheel and I've still got the others as spares!
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    NewP5 Owner. Saying Hello!

    New tires are always a great thing :) Dealerships can be hit or miss, AT and MT oils are very different beasts so I wouldn't use the AT fluid unless you get 100% confirmation it'll work ChrisFix has a great video about repairing and repainting wheels!
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    LankyKiwi's Rally-flavored SP20

    So last week I was browsing on TradeMe (NZ's Craigslist) and a listing caught my eye... Another set of OZ F1's! They were waaay to cheap to pass up, partly because one of the wheels is broken :( IF they can be fixed (big maybe at this point) then one set will be refinished in white and red...
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    LankyKiwi's Rally-flavored SP20

    I had a look at those kits and thought the same thing, cheap 'n nasty! At least when it's DIY you can choose the best components. Stabilus struts really are super nice if a little pricey if you need specific lengths. Most of the 6kg saved from the sound deadening is going straight back in with...
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    NewP5 Owner. Saying Hello!

    Gidday! The blue is such a nice colour on these cars! Looks likes yours is the very late model with the leather interior and different taillights, score! The best part about these cars is that parts are fairly cheap and readily available so it shouldn't be too hard to find the parts you need...
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    Boring Daily Build

    Terrible like crunchy cereal or terrible like clunky banging noises? Check the swaybar end links and mounts, those are quick and easy to replace If the shock is gone there'll normally be an oil slick down the strut which will be easy to spot Hopefully it's nothing major!
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    LankyKiwi's Rally-flavored SP20

    Nice work! That bracket looks factory! Will keep this in mind if the shorter struts I've got fail in the future
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    PCB's Unbuild Thread

    Quickest and easiest rust repair ever! Colour matched too!
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    LankyKiwi's Rally-flavored SP20

    Thanks! Yep would be keen to see how you've done it.
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    LankyKiwi's Rally-flavored SP20

    Thanks! Hood dampeners still need a little refinement as they're still a bit too tall. There isn't as much room under the bonnet as expected! The guard mounts looked possible but not as easy to mount for the struts I had. The rally theme has died down a little bit, it's not going to be a full...
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    LankyKiwi's Rally-flavored SP20

    Nothing wrong with a bit of duct tape and beer can action! There's been some amazing things built out of those materials. I'm lucky that I've got the space and some of the tools to do it, plus my day job is all about making brackets and figuring out how things go together.
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    Shifting Issues

    Hmmmm, could be the AC pump playing up under load? That'd cause the engine to drop power and shift down a gear, but probably wouldn't cause it to stick in gear. Any squealing or noises when it happens? Might pay to see an AC specialist and get their opinion
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    RWD Protege5 possible?

    Gidday! First up, you're probably not going to pull off a RWD swap easily or cheaply. It takes a looooooooooot of custom fab work and a very healthy bank account. To start with you've got to cut most of the firewall and floor out and make new panels from scratch, not to mention all the fuel and...
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    LankyKiwi's Rally-flavored SP20

    After a long week at work I had a deep need to do something actually useful and to make a bracket. The coil packs need moving so they don't hit the shiny new strut brace or the intake manifold so they seemed like a good candidate for some Friday night bracket action. Being a tight-arse I wanted...
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    Side view mirror differences

    Yet another 'Why Mazda, Why?!' Moment!
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    Mazda 6 Brake upgrade

    Some aftermarket stainless lines don't come with the lock pin, so you should be able to use the standard lines but not use the lock pin, just double check the banjo bolts are tight!
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    MZDA WLF Proteg5 "build"

    Good work! Its amazing how quickly a motor install goes when it's all prepped and ready to go Did you have some helping hands or did you go solo?
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    LankyKiwi's Rally-flavored SP20

    Yep, the helicoil worked a treat! The bolts aren't torqued too tight so there's no risk of breaking the coil once it's in place. It'd be near impossible to do with the subframe on the car though as access is super tight, right up against the firewall and chassis rails!