The process takes, almost, the same time as installing coilovers but goes to a slightly different route as we had to disassemble each strut, remove the stock springs and replace them with the nice blue H&R ones. The end result was very satisfying, coupled with H&R wheel spacers on the front and the back.
Stories are circulating about fuel injector failures on the FA20 engine and we just pick up this following technical document by Toyota USA, from ft86club.com, explaining the problems (misfiring, pinking sounds, leaks) and other strange behavior some of the FA20 power plants are exhibiting, along with what seems like a software remedy.
We were all excited about this moment. Especially Firas, the owner of the soon to be Rocket Bunny 86. The first pieces of the puzzle have arrived, the BC adjustable coilovers and this is what our members Sid and Firas have spent the night working on. It was a dusk till dawn job as the coilovers are the first vital step before installing the Rocket Bunny kit and its matching wheels.
Fritz and Sid have been working on this for a while and recently finished the head and tail-lamps on Fritz’s 86. The chrome garnish inside the tail-lamps was taken out and sprayed with a semi-glossy satin black finish. The finish looks brilliant and soon some high quality shots will be uploaded. Below are some photos that give you a glimpse about what the headlamps need to go through before they get repainted.
Recently, I just went through the website of a local wheel vendor and I was amazed by the generous deals they offer on wheels like Volk Rays TE37s, which are being sold for about AED 2000 for a set, which sounds extremely skeptical. The funnier part is statements like quality, originality are being tossed around that site.
The UAE market is pretty much flooded with fake wheels and other counterfeit products. Spotting fakes is becoming harder as the days pass, ricers might fancy the idea but not everybody is willing to cheap out on safety, performance and quality. Please note, this article is not meant to demean anyone for buying replica wheels; rather just a reminder for people to be careful out there and not to end up being ripped off.