Through the 2021-22 DIY “school year”, Toby made slow but steady progress on June and also worked on the new Mazda (Indy).
June got new front shocks. The removal and install steps were identical to Toby’s old Boxster race car. but a lift made the job so much easier. Toby learned to use a wall-mounted spring compressor to transfer the springs and mounts to the new shocks.
June got a nail in her right rear tire so Toby mounted and balanced a 295/30R19(!) with his instructor’s help. The new tire was well built and needed minimal wheel weights.
In the final two classes, Toby realigned the car. Toby learned how to use the software, set up the car on the alignment rack, and adjust front and rear camber and toe.
Indy got her first oil change and a new door trim. With help from an industrial grade heat gun, Toby slowly cut the glue and pry the broken trim piece off. The replacement arrived from the friendly local Mazda dealer with tabs already attached, so installation was a breeze.