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The Real Beast From The East
« on: January 22, 2020, 10:20:07 pm »
Another thread for my ladas, this one is my daily👍

She's fairly heavily tweaked, but no where near finished yet

Currently it sits as follows:
- front corners chopped
-arches/fenders flared
-custom tow hooks
-bumper delete
-suzuki vitara wheels
-235-70R16 insa turbo dakar tyres
-rear cross member reduction
-custom cills/rock sliders
-Mercedes SL500 heater blower
-wiper arm washer jet conversion
-4.1/1 ratio diffs
-CRTone CB radio
-Audio system
-BMW 3 series seats
-TEX wing mirrors

Video when I first got her
https://youtu.be/eo84e5XibyE
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Re: The Real Beast From The East
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 10:21:55 pm »
Start of the polybush install

https://youtu.be/S4ywU7XP5xY
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Re: The Real Beast From The East
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2020, 09:18:05 pm »
I quite like the Grand Vitara rims I have them on the Blitz, only problem I can see is they are going to increase your turning circle over standard off set rims which is not good for trials but if you are only competing against landrovers it's not going to cause you any issues

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Re: The Real Beast From The East
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2020, 05:36:47 pm »
Competing against land rovers and jimneys and SJ's still got the best turning circle  ;D

second polybush install vid here, fitting to rear axle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX45VT9sTOk

And a video of the last trial i did:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ei1h51EKRs

And a how to for transferbox alignment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP6GkD6H05E

Nivas get a bad vibration when the transferbox isn't aligned properly, but it's an easy fix if you know how. Trial went fairly well, first in my class, cause i was the only one in my class  :D
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Re: The Real Beast From The East
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2020, 10:12:53 am »
Rebuilt the front brakes on my Niva, all in the full kit cost me a whopping 98.00 delivered  :o ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq1BFeR2jM4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P09-QRbS2hI
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Re: The Real Beast From The East
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2020, 10:15:17 am »
Made some mods to the front bump-stops, should give me 80mm more flex per side 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjBerjR0eV8&t=257s
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Re: The Real Beast From The East
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2020, 10:20:39 am »
A video of the last trial I attended before lockdown. It was at catlow, was nice to go there as I've been attending that trial site since I was a baby and this was the last time it was going to be open because the quarry is re-opening. It was unusually slippy this year, and I now have some Fedima Sirocco 225/75R15 100Q's being delivered, they're 10mm skinnier  and a softer load rating than what I have atm, so should be a lot better even though they do have a theoretical 12mm smaller diameter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEdmGqwWKSk
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