New brakes fitted and some odd findings...
Managed to get my 312mm brakes fitted yesterday and spent some time today bedding them in. Unfortunately the server that hosts my website is currently offline, so the few pics i took i cant put online just yet.
Did notice two rather odd things while doing the job though, firstly, the drivers side inner CV joint bolts were all loose! I could hear a light tinkling noise on turning the wheel, and followed it under the car to the inner CV.
No idea how it'd just become loose, but i tightened the bolts back up again, probably quite lucky that didnt come off totally as i'd imagine it would have done some damage!
Second thing i noticed was that the inside edge of both front tyres was very badly worn. I changed the suspension arms back in June and didnt get the car tracked, and it killed the inside edges of the last set, so when i got some new tyres fitted a few months back i got the garage to do the tracking while it was there. The new tyres were put on the rear, and the part worns from the rear fitted to the front, and in less than two months its totally destroyed the insides of those tyres too.
Do you think perhaps the garage has made an arse of the tracking? The only other thing i can think it could be, is that the cheapy arms i baught off ebay are allowing too much movement, and the toe settings are changing between the guy setting them and the car actually driving along the road. If i wiggle the wheel from side to side, ie trying to steer the wheel itself, the wheel moves a tiny amount and the top two balljoints seem to twist slightly back and forwards...
Dont really fancy shelling out another £250 on arms, but if its going to be killing £120 of tyres every two months it looks like i'm going to have to. :(