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  1. Probably don't make that size then? 14" tyre options are pretty shit in general when looking at 7.5". Especially in odd ball sizes and if wanting something decent. you can select the tyre, then it lists sizes available and rim width compatibility. I imagine they all have similar setups. Odds are pretty slim though, as they probably don't test 14x7.5" rims often if at all. Basically why I ended up going with 15's, my 14x7.5's were a ballache to make work.
  2. Can you request a bit of cooler weather please? I'll probably just try check out the cars on the Friday before cruise in that case. So long as I don't eat too much in Arrowtown.
  3. Business use type vehicle, well at least more often than MA standard car? Only reason I can think of.
  4. Will see what pans out in this here Fred, happy to sit somewhere and watch all the cars cruise past. Thanks for offer of ute drive though, bit more period correct than the Blade i'll be commuting down in.
  5. I'm down for Smashmouth show and some other unknown bands, so as per every year miss the car show. If there are any other OS meets happening outside of Saturday though i'd be keen.
  6. Do you have something worth putting on display then? Anything happening weekend of the Cromwell car show? Other than the show itself.
  7. In that case might have to buy a CD unit and hope for the best. I did that last year with two parts (interior bits) from Japan, can't get them here, one worked, one didn't, cost a fair bit but zero other options really.
  8. Have you contacted Nissan? They likely won't be able to help, but you never know who you'll get on the phone. They may have documentation for the NZ equivalent which may provide some help. How many wires going from the console with buttons, to the CD drive?
  9. Make sure you go this month then, the food is good at the pub. Won't make it as double booked
  10. Can only swap wheels if you don't have a cert. Get a cert and the wheel specs on the car are recorded on the cert plate for all time. Will need to recert in order to change wheels (to a different size) in future. So ideally you cert it with the wheels you want to run in future. Can get it certed with more than one wheel size. But will require multiple full sets of wheels in order to fully test and certify them suitable for use.
  11. Whoosh, that is a bit technical for me to comprehend lol. I'm not sure the section where the plate might be would flex all that much? The caster arm(?) bolts not far from that area so i'm guessing the main force on the end is up and down? Can't get official word for a couple of weeks, just a tad stressed. Trimming the arm is the method which affects the least other things. Could shorten the RCA, but then i'll likely end up with bump steer issues at a guess. Have looked at other steering arm options and can't see any OEM options that fit my struts. Aftermarket all look to be aimed purely are race / drift so don't seem all that appropriate. Just hoping that a solution can be worked out where they are happy the strength required for the arm to do it's job exists. Was talking to someone who cut and shut theirs years ago with a thread mixed in to allow adjustment. Hoping this is a more minor modification that can be solved.
  12. Thanks for that, yeah it's not in any of the factsheets I could see, they only covered aftermarket arms. Will find out in a couple of weeks when certifier is back doing his thing. Just thought i'd test the waters in here as you may have come across similar things in the past. Thought it might be alright since it's not cast or anything fancy like that. Welding plan would be to weld all edges of the plate, including top side around the ball joint area. Would be solid as fuck IMO.