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emo Mark's Daihatsu Mira L512 TR-XX Avanzato R4 Build Thread

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27 Oct 2014 09:05 #22936

Nice lil write up there dude :)

Where dya manage to get the discs and pads from in the end?

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27 Oct 2014 12:21 #22942

They came with the car actually. Must have been sat around for a very long time to develop the surface rust that can be seen in the picture. I believe they're the genuine Daihatsu discs that have been drilled and grooved at some point (judging by the cast Daihatsu logo on them). Pads are the standard Daihatsu ones as well. I was looking for just a cheap set of standard discs to use for a short while, whilst I was looking to get the callipers refurbished and then pair them with the swanky discs, but that never happened in the end. So I just whacked those ones on since the brakes were in pretty good condition overall, just a bit rusty.


1998 Daihatsu Mira TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 323i Compact
1997 BMW E36 316i Saloon
1998 Toyota Chaser JZX100 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)
Last Edit: 28 Oct 2014 00:55 by loopdeloop.

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31 Oct 2014 00:02 #22984

Just a couple more images of the progress so far. Mainly doing more maintenance related things at the moment as opposed to modifying stuff.

Taking a look at the rear drums. Handbrake seemed to be a bit weak, so did a little investigating.



They seemed to be in very good condition overall. Bought new cylinders just in case they were needed, but they were perfectly fine. So we just popped some new shoes on and tightened the handbrake cable.



Gave the engine a much needed oil flush and change.



Noticed this interesting little hole in the bumper, meaning that the front end doesn't need to come off for a filter change.



Still didn't leave us much room, though. :P



Generic ramp shot.



Hopefully looking to get this Waxoyled at some point soon. Luckily, it's generally in good condition. Just surface rust (aside from the fuel lines, which will need to be changed for the next MOT).



Also, a little update on the suspension. Ordered a set of HWL coilovers from Keicar4life but later decided to go for a set of Bestec shocks and springs instead of the HWL ones. Spoke to a guy from Kei Car 4 Life, who said that these are generally a bit better.



Can't wait to get my hands on them!


1998 Daihatsu Mira TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 323i Compact
1997 BMW E36 316i Saloon
1998 Toyota Chaser JZX100 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)
Last Edit: 16 Sep 2015 09:14 by loopdeloop.

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10 Nov 2014 01:24 #23042

Hi Mark, did you order the Bestec shocks and springs through Kei Car 4 Life? Or did you find them for sale more locally?
I've just bought gt4uk's Mira Classic and looking to do some chassis mods to it to start with :)
Cheers,
Syrus

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10 Nov 2014 08:18 #23046

Yeah they've been ordered from Kei Car 4 Life, still waiting for them to be shipped as we're currently discussing some other bits and bobs that I'm interested in. Originally ordered a set of HWL shocks and springs since they were the best around for the Mira, but was then persuaded to get the Bestec ones as apparently they're better than the HWL ones (coming from people that actually had them on their cars).


1998 Daihatsu Mira TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 323i Compact
1997 BMW E36 316i Saloon
1998 Toyota Chaser JZX100 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)
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10 Nov 2014 10:55 #23047

Cool :) is the shipping price as bad as I'd expect it to be?

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10 Nov 2014 11:33 #23048

Pretty much. :pinch:

It's mainly why I'm looking into getting a few different bits at the same time.


1998 Daihatsu Mira TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 323i Compact
1997 BMW E36 316i Saloon
1998 Toyota Chaser JZX100 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)

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10 Nov 2014 11:52 #23049

I'll probably sit tight until I've got a few more things on the shopping list then :(

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13 Nov 2014 00:10 #23067

Hey everyone,

Still waiting for my suspension to be shipped, mainly because I've put it on hold whilst the guy from Kei Car 4 Life gathers a couple of extra things to send along at the same time. ;)

Just two things. This ARC top mount intercooler:



And this shiny inlet pipe. Because it's shiny. :P


1998 Daihatsu Mira TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 323i Compact
1997 BMW E36 316i Saloon
1998 Toyota Chaser JZX100 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)

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23 Jan 2015 10:48 #23545

Hey all,

Not sure what's happening with this build at the moment. It appears that I may be £900+ out of pocket due to not receiving any of these parts from Keicar4life, and have now been rendered unable to contact him due to him blocking me from messaging him on Facebook. :(

So yeah, I have no idea what's going on, but it's definitely stressing me out. :(


1998 Daihatsu Mira TR-XX Avanzato R4
1996 BMW E36 323i Compact
1997 BMW E36 316i Saloon
1998 Toyota Chaser JZX100 (Sold)
1998 Toyota Soarer JZZ30 (Sold)
2000 Perodua Nippa L201 (Sold)
Last Edit: 23 Jan 2015 14:49 by loopdeloop.

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