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I did try the LED indicator bulbs from eBay first, but replaced them because they weren't bright enough. They were dimmer than the incandescents I replaced, a big dissapointment.

 

During bright day light they were difficult to see at all, at night they gave that washed out / faded yellow look that you get when the lens housing has been sun damaged.

 

Basically, when it comes to the larger bulbs, if they don't give or stand by a lumens rating then they are a risk.

 

With the smaller bulbs you will always have something that is brighter than incandescent, thus eBay as a source is ok.

 

I can't speak for Jaycar Australia, but in NZ the only LEDs they sell are the traditional single bulb (bad) ones, not the SMD cluster (good) ones.

 

Something to remeber is that LED bulbs will basically last forever, so don't be afraid to spend a little extra to get some good ones. When the time comes to sell the car you can swap the orginals back in and take the LEDs with you to your next car. You've never have to buy another bulb ever again.


Edited by unhuman, 09 October 2014 - 09:06 PM.


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What suspension are you guys running with ie springs, struts, shocks, sway bars, panhard rod?

Need to upgrade the front and rear setup in mine and finding things has been a challenge.

Sorry for the post hijack.

 

N15 SSS springs in the rear and Toyota Liteace shocks



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Im assuming gsr stuff will work in the front?



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Went for cert yesterday. Long story short: not bad.

 

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Only major is the rear Brembo caliper brackets. Racefab made them for me two years ago. I have already been in to see Rob and he is happy to remake them for me. Everything else I can do over a couple of lazy weekends, so should be legal in jig time.



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Rebuilt shifter with new bushings and solid mounts for the base and gearbox end cables:

 

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nice car mate looking good and looks well looked after



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Good to see some progress towards getting it regoed and back on the road !
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Thanks. Pretty much ticked off everything on my cert list, just waiting on Racefab to remake my rear Brembo caliper adapters (they are 8mm thick, certifier wants 10mm).

 

I have been in contact with Rob, because he is always so busy it is difficult to get a time locked down but I'm hoping I can drop off the car next week.



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Yep, if they are 10mm bolts, the adaptors need to be 10mm as well
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Nice Lib bro



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Yep, if they are 10mm bolts, the adaptors need to be 10mm as well

 

Exactly what the certifier said.



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Had my cert reinspection yesterday; passed. :)

 

Now I just have to wait for the paperwork to clear, then have my cert plate made and riveted in the engine bay and the Libero will be roadworthy.


Edited by unhuman, 18 December 2014 - 12:22 AM.


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Awesome! Did the shifter bushes take the slop out of the gearstick? Any pics with them installed??
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Thanks. I did take one photo of the gearbox end bushings, it's not great which is why I didn't post it originally but you can see them here:

 

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I have hesitated for a long time about doing this upgrade as I was concerned that the solid bushings would increase vibration through the shifter and the bushings on the gearbox end would give a more notchy feel to each shift. However neither of those have played out. I haven't felt any increase in vibration through the shifter and each shift has a nice 'thunk' to it. I also use to often miss third gear because I had a hard time 'feeling' it but I haven't had that problem since.

 

Along with the new OEM bushings in the shifter I would recommend to anyone to do this upgrade. For the minimal cost and effort involved it transforms the feel of the car. The less 20+ year old dry rotted rubber in your car the better!

 



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I already have the bushings on the cables. Im more interested in the feel of the shifter side of things as mine is like a cock in a sock at the moment.
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Definitely a worthwhile upgrade doing the shifter base bushes.
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Oh man the difference those bushes make is huge. It's the first mod I do on any car I buy these days!

 

Disappointing to see that NZ is still going hard with those ridiculous plaque style certification tags. $500+ for the inspection after adding a couple of mods is lunacy. The only thing worse than that is emissions testing.  So lucky here in Victoria that when we first register a car, we don't even have W.O.F's (R.W.C) inspections ever- let alone getting one every 6 months.


Edited by CLuTZ, 22 December 2014 - 06:46 AM.


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I already have the bushings on the cables. Im more interested in the feel of the shifter side of things as mine is like a cock in a sock at the moment.

 

Yeah I was referring to all three sets of bushings, I did them all at once so can't give an opinion on the level of improvement each one made.

 

The shifter base bushings are like $10 on ebay, well worth doing.

 

Disappointing to see that NZ is still going hard with those ridiculous plaque style certification tags. $500+ for the inspection after adding a couple of mods is lunacy. The only thing worse than that is emissions testing.

 

lol, this car had to do emissions testing as part of the cert so I got the double whammy...

 

Oh well it passed, so whatevers. At least I didn't have to go through the separate noise cert for the exhaust, that's the real nightmare.



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They will be my next purchase.
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Yeah I was referring to all three sets of bushings, I did them all at once so can't give an opinion on the level of improvement each one made.

 

The shifter base bushings are like $10 on ebay, well worth doing.

 

 

Ive got some play in my shifter so ill do that, do you have a link to the base bushes? i cant seem to find them




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