Rust Ol’ Mazda

Mazda has been one of the great name in manufacturing vehicle in it’s own class and today we have one of the legend, Mazda 808 Wagon with rat looks belong to Syah Scavenger.

His request are simple. Get his wagon lowered and change the wheel PCD from 108 to 114. Instead of using screw-in type wheel locking, he decided to go with nut-in wheel locking.

Rear height - before
Rear height – before
Front height - before
Front height – before

His current PCD is 108 and his rims PCD hole is 110. That’s kindda weird with the setup and no wonder the screw doesn’t fit in at the center of the wheel lug holes.

Getting the rear back lowered was easy as we just installed the 2′ Lowering Block and fit it in with 8′ U-Bolt in place. That does the job.

Custom lowering block and u-bolt
Custom lowering block and u-bolt
Lowering block in place.
Lowering block in place.

Getting the new PCD at the front knuckle as easy as drilled a new holes and fitted it with the new wheel stud. We choose the wheel stud from the most use stud on the market, 1.5 stud.

Since the rear knuckle a bit smaller than the front, drilling and stud it would be a tricky business. The stud won’t last long with the stress coming from the wheel. As for that, we need to widen the diameter of the rear knuckle in order to get the 114 PCD diameter to be drill.

Custom Knuckle ring
Custom Knuckle ring
Custom Knuckle ring with stud in
Custom Knuckle ring with stud in

Since the knuckle has been custom with the new diameter ring in place, the rear brake drum need to be skim as well. This is to ensure that the knuckle can fit in nicely when we put in the brake drum.

PCD 114
PCD 114
Nicely fitted
Nicely fitted
Skimmed brake drum
Skimmed brake drum

 

Done slamming with new PCD
Done slamming with new PCD

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