2.5 V6 El cheapo Omega

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  1. Joeb1992

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    Hi lads and lasses,
    Ive decided to get into drifting and purchased myself a million tonne omega.
    Currently waiting on the diff getting welded.
    Going to strip it out as much as I can as its has all the extras and handles like a bar of soap.
    Anyway anyone actually use these as they don't seem too popular compare to cheap BMW's and tips/ criticism is welcome lads cheers.
    Will get pics up once I know how to
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    Have seen a few going round at Arena Essex, one of them a diesel hacked to pieces pickup conversion. Seemed to do fine. Weld the diff and cut the springs if they don't do lowering springs and you should be golden.
     
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    Yeah il get the basics done first anyway, regards lock I read somewhere that you can grind down/ cut off the lock stops? Ever heard of this or does it make much of a difference do ya know??


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    Slight update lads. Seen some cheap coilovers from tief tech which I snapped up and when they arrived the were not for an omega, so I resorted to the ghetto way and chopped the springs, Still waiting on the diff to get welded as I can't weld and am struggling to find someone to do it. Anyone here know of someone in the Shropshire area give me a shout.
    On the bright side my dished steering wheel fitted (wonky)



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    I've had a couple of these. One i shared with a mate, we literally only welded the diff nothing else and drifted it flat out for a good 6 months.
    Even won a little local comp in it.
    The other was a 3.0 with coilys and lock mods etc. Tbf both skidded great and kept running.
    Both pissed oil out the rocker gasket onto the manifold but who cares.
     
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    that looks nice! proper low
     
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    I've got one of these and am struggling to find some good suspension, apparently S13 front and golf rear coilovers fit with some modification, need mine that low, looks good!
     
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    It's a pain to find relatively cheap coilovers so I cut the springs after some rough measurement and it ended up about right. Very bouncy tho lol


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    Cheers bud


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    Bit of boring update but sure. Had some time today to get a bit of stripping done [​IMG]
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    Cheap air filter to add some donk to the v6 [​IMG]
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    What's people's opinions on hydros? The standard handbrake works off drums so id imagine it would be ok. Or would I need a hydro to save myself turning up and not being able to do anything and ending up in a wall [emoji848]


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    Subscribed so I can borrow any good ideas ;)
    According to the owners forum (not recommended) apparently adding a filter loses power but who gives a f---!
    Like the colour and the lows!
     
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    Try servicing and adjusting up the handbrake. My omegas ones worked a bit
     
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    Kind of out of ideas now lol. Just got to sort the handbrake and get the freeze spray at the sound deadening. Picked up a 2.0 auto diff for a bit more acceleration.and that's as far as I'll go at the moment id say, maybe a bucket seat so I don't go flying out the window


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    Mine doesn't lock up and just lets off a loud bang when I pull it so maybe new shoes and a tightening might be in order


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    I'm just thinking get lots of spare wheels and find somewhere to do some days practicing as I'm a total novice, my handbrake is a bit crap too, only holds on last click but I've never pulled one in anger in a rwd car and I'm a bit too mechanically sympathetic!
     
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    I'm trying to get to Buxton in November work dependant. I pulled mine and it made a loud bang so I didn't pull it again because a shoe went out through the drum in my old omega.[​IMG]I do need spare wheels tho, see any one about let me know dude


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    Whereabouts are you? There's a bargain set of Saab wheels down south it's still a bit of a journey for me when it's got things needing fixing more urgently
     
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    Shropshire, bit of a spin for me too.yeah I know what ya mean. Hard to find parts too. I.e a bucket seat rail is like fairy dust and I'm no fabricator haha


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