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Old 18th November 2018, 07:04 PM
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I've changed the wheels and the car not only looks better but it drives much much better:



Those other wheels were too big and heavy and ruined the handling. I took the car on the MBCNSW drive day yesterday and it performed very well with the wheel change and fresh tyres.

As can be seen the only real rust I can find is under the rear screen:


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I used to do mods on the tensioner at a dealer back in the day. It used to involve adding a nylon insert into the tensioner assembly and adding a dash of paint to the cover to show it’d been done. I wish I’d kept a print-out of the update. I’ve never heard it mentioned on any forum...
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Oh I missed the pix on page 2! Looks much better. Yeah rust in that area is very common and more so on an import. Plan on pulling the screen and fixing it once.
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What’s the interior and dash look like?
Interior is pretty good but there is wear in line with the 165k miles.
Dash is uncracked. Here is a crappy camera phone photo.

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