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Old 04-28-2004, 07:10 PM   #16
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Re: Rover Tomcat

Thinking about it, I could have just said the coupe has twin removable glass panels in the roof which is unique to the coupe....and some freelanders.
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Old 04-28-2004, 07:16 PM   #17
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lol... woot woot back it up just a sec.. 4x4 version?
as in the car is 4wd?.. or wait.. i do sense a joke in humiliating my high car somwhere O_o..
btw im lowering it via springs compression then heated.. is there any honda springs that would fit it btw? and i heard installing new springs dont actually lower the rover that much and it'd b better getting it compressed... or was da guy just tryin to rip me off O_o..
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Old 04-28-2004, 07:40 PM   #18
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Re: Rover Tomcat

any rover on standard ride looks like a 4x4.

I lowered mine 30mm and it sits nicely now. you can commonly get 30mm or 40mm springs and uprated shocks. You can also get custom made springs but to be honest 30/40mm drop is about as low as you want to go as the sump, exhaust and engine mount bracket will be very near the ground. on my 30mm drop, I have the lowest part of the car at a mere 6.5cm from the ground. Do a search on ebay for Rover 200, you'd be suprised what you can buy. Make sure you search 'available to...'

I forget where you were from now. Was it aus or new zealand? I only know two coupes in zealand.
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Old 04-28-2004, 08:05 PM   #19
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aww poo.. ummm im from nz.. when i was looking for one there were a couple coupes around.. probably driven by family people so it'd pretty much all be stock.. there is one ive heard.. but not yet seen.. (like a myth).. a red one thats had the $$ put in it.. i dunno if u've seen it or something..
yea.. i dunno bout the whole ebay thing i havent really gotten into that...
was ur drop on rover springs on honda?
ive only got 15" mags on mine so i dunno how its gonna look afterwards O_O..
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Old 04-29-2004, 07:46 AM   #20
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Re: Rover Tomcat

The size difference between 17" and 15" is minimal when you take into account you would have a lower profile tyre on a 17" rim so as not to alter the total diameter too much. With 15" rims your car will sit just as low as that hatchback I posted, the arch gap will be identical and as the standard 15" rim and standard tyre is just fractionally smaller in diameter your car will sit lower to the ground by a small amount.

I fitted G max springs and monroe shock absorbers but I think I will change to a full Koni set up as the Gmax are a bit to firm. Check out after market suspention kits and look for Rover 200 pre 1996.

The two coupes I know of in NZ are owned by the same guy who loves British cars. One coupe is a road car and one was an import car and I beleive there is some problem with unofficial imports to NZ so he had trouble registering it and decided to strip it out, fit a roll cage and he now races it. From what you say, it sounds like there are a few more coupes out there.

What I will do for you, maybe tonight (UK time) is dig out a few web sites that specialise in Rovers. They will be UK ones but it will give you an idea of what you can buy and what can be achieved. I'll PM them to you as I guess the moderators could get annoyed if I post them on here and I don't want to get a ban.

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Old 04-29-2004, 05:07 PM   #21
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oh sweet thanks..
btw im not getting suspension replaced.. i heard it'l b ok for a couple of years is that right?.. oh yup the websites would b cool... do they deal internationally tho? omg.. im scared of payin out in pounds!! its like $3 nz to 1 pound..
btw also pass me on the website where i can get those gauges ..
btw i have more questions is it ok to ask u here?
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fire away with questions.

I don't know if the web sites will deal overseas but I can't see why not, it's all good money. At worst, it will give you an idea of what can be acheived and what you might want to try and source locally. I'm just compiling it now for you.
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Re: Rover Tomcat

ohhh yup..
i was wondering when i push my turbo pass 10ish psi i think it misfires? is that usual? does that mean theres something wrong with the turbo? i dunno what other coupe turbo's boost at.. i heard its around 7?
just gettin a bit worried thats all.
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Re: Rover Tomcat

That will be the ECU cut out. I think it has a cut out around the 11psi mark, kind of a safety thing. The turbo should normally boost to about 6psi but you can safely take it up to 11/12psi for normal use. Anything more that and prolonged use over a short time will either melt or charck your pistons, depending on which ones are fitted. I wouldn't worry about the misfire, it is a sort of reassurance that your not going to far. If yours cuts in about 10 it could be either the gauge is slightly out or maybe there is some slight variance between each ecu? There is a chip available for the Rover which is a complete con. It's quite literaly a resistor that costs about 3p and all it does is bypass the safety cut out.
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