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Bikes / 2003 CBR600RR Raffle
« on: October 12, 2017, 11:14 PM »
A co-worker's family member is raffling off his bike to help pay for his wedding.

Tickets are $10 and the draw date is Oct 31.

More info @

Tried to fix link. Hopefully it works.

Brakes & Suspension / Rebuilding KW V1
« on: July 23, 2017, 05:50 PM »
I found a set of KW V1 coils used but with a leaking strut. I'm wondering if anyone has had struts rebuilt for them? Were they done locally or sent back to the manufacturer?

Is it even worth the potential cost?

Wheels & Tires / WTB: 3 or 5mm Universal Wheel Spacers.
« on: December 24, 2016, 03:57 PM »
Looking for 3 or 5mm spacers.

Engine & Transmission / Where to get intake ports walnut blasted?
« on: August 24, 2016, 07:09 PM »
My car's got 150k kms and carbon build up is a common issue. Idle's been a little rough. I'm looking to tune it soon and would rather data log on an engine that can actually breathe.

Would prefer to have a shop that could do it with leaving the head installed and just removing the intake manifold.

I know it's also a common issue on BMW's so maybe a specialty shop?

Wheels & Tires / Diagnosing Bent Wheel.
« on: May 20, 2016, 07:30 PM »
Roads in my area have been awful lately and a hit a unmarked, water filled pothole doing 100km/h with at least both left tires. Didn't notice any issues for a month.

Swapped tires onto my existing wheels only to find they vibrated at highway speeds. Wheels changed corners. Tires had cords letting go.

Bought new tires(wheels changed corners again) assuming they were the issue but now I get  a vibration until I make a turn and it totally goes away. Assuming wheels traveling different distances and end up "clocked" differently to each other balance each other out.

Car still tracks dead straight and didn't have any weird wear issues.

Wonder if anyone had experienced it.

Detailing / Headlight/ Plastic Water Repellent
« on: March 02, 2016, 11:52 AM »
With all the mild weather we've been getting lately my headlights have been getting filthy. Mud and slush gets cooked on and reduce almost all light output.

Anyone try Rain-X Plastic or have some other method to help keep their lights clean?

General Discussion / MPI to Offer Winter Tire Loans
« on: March 06, 2014, 02:42 PM »
Sounds like a great idea.

THE Selinger government plans to make winter tires more affordable for Manitoba drivers.
In her budget today, Finance Minister Jennifer Howard will announce that Manitoba Public Insurance will soon introduce a low-cost loan program to make it easier for drivers to buy the high-traction tires.
Winter tires are regarded as superior to all-season tires when it comes to braking in snow and ice. Their use is recommended by groups such as the Canadian Automobile Association.
"We know winter tires can help reduce collisions on Manitoba roads and make families safer," a government source said.
"But we also know the cost of winter tires prevents some from making this purchase."
Details of the MPI program will be announced at a later date, the source said.
The budget will focus on such themes as building infrastructure, finding government efficiencies, creating jobs and opportunities for young people, and making life more affordable for families.
The government has already hinted at several of its budget decisions, including details of its proposed infrastructure spending and a plan to delay full implementation of a property tax credit to seniors.
Howard has also ruled out any new major taxes in today's economic blueprint.
The government will not make winter tires mandatory. It prefers to offer incentives, the government source said.
MPI says winter tires make vehicles safer by helping drivers to stop more quickly and avoid sliding on ice and snow.
Winter tires are made of soft compounds that remain flexible at lower temperatures, improving braking distance. They also have directional tread designs that help maintain traction on snowy, wet and slush-covered roads.
The public insurer says collision claims in the winter are nearly 50 per cent higher than in the spring and summer.
This winter has so far seen collision and injury claims jump 17 per cent in December from the same month the previous year.
There were more than 16,000 collision claims in January.
The Ontario-based Rubber Association of Canada, which represents 14 tire-makers, has said Manitoba drivers lag behind the nation in switching to winter tires, with only 20 per cent of the province's motorists opting in.
A set of four winter tires on average costs about $1,000.
Quebec is the only province with legislation that makes winter tires mandatory.

Winnipeg HID / Opinion on HIDs in regular headlight housings.
« on: January 11, 2014, 02:36 PM »
I just wanna know your stance on installing HIDs in lights not designed or retrofitted for them?

Will you install them?

And no I'm not interested in doing it but just wanting to see if we will all now be blinded my TTI members on the road.

Brakes & Suspension / Rear Brake Recommendations
« on: May 30, 2013, 09:59 AM »
I've got a 08 Cobalt SS and these things always have the rear brakes wear quickly and unevenly. Anyway I need to do pads and rotors. I was thinking an OEM style rotor with upgraded pads.

Anyway does anyone have a brand of rotor that they can recommend? Don't know if I should order some EBC OEM replacements or a rotor from Piston Ring would be just as good?

Also for upgraded pads what would you suggest? Keep in mind I have Brembo brakes in the front and think I can go pretty aggressive with the rears as well without messing up the balance. I also plan to autocross.

Wheels & Tires / Slight Damage.
« on: May 18, 2013, 05:58 PM »
Bought a set of used tires for cheap and realized the bead on one has a small little damaged area.

I'd assume it'd be fine. It's a 235 on a 7.5" rim so Don't have to worry about stretch being an issue.

The torn piece lays flat I just pulled it down for the picture. And the actual bead is still completely fine.

Will a shop still mount it for me? Do you think I'd run into any issues?

Automotive Gallery / NX2000 Gravel Pit Cruise
« on: May 06, 2013, 08:35 PM »
My Brothers car got written off recently due to a small wildlife claim so he bought it back for a pit beater.

Newbies / Finally Broke Down and Joined
« on: May 03, 2013, 03:18 AM »
That other site was down ever other day and no actual automotive stuff was happening so I decided join Top Tier.

I got a Cobalt SS/TC. Pretty much stock besides a catless downpipe and sts.

Now for my ridiculously original photo shoot location.

FIA stripes

And my Billet Pro Shop STS. Great company check them out.

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