Rocco's red s dub.

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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby chief1eye » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:25 pm

Thanks for the recommendation on the BC coilovers. Ive been asking around and they have been consistently coming to the top of the list. With regard to bang for buck! Its confirmed that I'll be going with them for my car.

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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby chief1eye » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:33 pm

With the BC coilover set up with 30mm drop from standard. What rims and tyres front and rear are you running?

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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby rocco26 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:42 pm

On the front I have 205/45/17's and the rear 225/45/17's

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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby GDII » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:01 pm

Looks great Brian. Welcome to the sensibly low club. :D

Great to hear it handles better and the ride isn't too harsh.
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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby rocco26 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:49 pm

Went on a couple of good drives over the break.The first was up to Whanganui via Waitarere. All motorway driving ,had Janet with me ,so decided to set the coilovers to their softest setting. No complaints there on the ride comfort .So the B.C's passed the wife test.
Would love to spend more time up at Whanganui ,especially the Paraparas and then back along the river. Will save that for next time.
Great coffee at the Muddy Duck ,next to the I site on the River bank.
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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby Benckj » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:58 pm

Good report on BC's and cool pics.
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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby rocco26 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:21 pm

The Next trip ,i went on my 'coast to coast'. This time to Glendhu .45 minutes south east of Martinborough. Another fantastic ,to the coast drive. There are no beach houses at Glendhu only a handful of farms and the road was empty as.
When you get to Hinakura ,there is a fork in the road ,which leads back to Gladstone [i didnt take that route].The last 14 kms is a gravel road .The B.C's were set to 1/2 way and they worked real well ,except for the cattle grates and were still comfortable on the gravel[ i wasnt travelling fast] the gravel section took around 20 minutes including photo ops
When you hit Glendhu station ,there is a 40 to 50 minute walk to the beach. A really enjoyable trip .
I left Glenhdu at 3pm and 2 hours later i was at my local enjoying a well deserved beer. Still buzzing from the drive and i cant harp on enough about how good the coilovers are.
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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby Benckj » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:01 pm

I drove some similar roads last year coming down the coast from Winbledon & Castle Point. Took a lot of no-exit back roads on the way to Lake Ferry. Fantastic trip with hardly anyone on the road and better than most tracks I've been on. Some of the gravel parts which had logging trucks to dodge was a little hair raising.
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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby GDII » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:22 pm

Great photos Brian!! Road tripping that 2 like there's no tomorrow, love it! 8)
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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby MR2PWR » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:46 pm

maybe I should have taken my MR2 instead of my beemer to Auckland this week :)
hometown is Churton Park, Wellington .................

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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby andymillenium » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:04 pm

Nice trip and photos, I 'll need to google up the places mentioned, looks great for road trips.

MR2PWR wrote:maybe I should have taken my MR2 instead of my beemer to Auckland this week :)


unless you need the extra seats, why not? :P

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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby rocco26 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:45 pm

Let me introduce the new 2 . !992, 2 owner car. Charlie ,the previous owner cherished this car and is a real dream to drive. i've got a few bits and pieces to swop over. My old n/a will be on the market soon.
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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby mickeyduck » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:14 pm

Wow. That's obscenely shiny. :shock:

Good score! :mrgreen:
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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby GDII » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:30 pm

It's in great condition. Looks way better in person. Good score Brian.

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Re: Rocco's red s dub.

Postby nightz » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:17 pm

Good score Brian.