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Hammer time from Government: Online Downloads Now Illegal

Seeing how New Zealand has been plagued with earthquakes, failing economy and a government which operate under a left agenda.

Last Thursday the decision has been made that a “emergency” decision must be taken against illegal downloading.
This new law was passed at 9PM with a day notice.

The previous government has tried this but on top of the users standing in resistance even ISPs joined in.

Thank you Katrina Shanks:

The same night the law was passed Hauraki presenters described her as someone that should not be allowed to drive or have direct contact with normal everyday public due to being thick as pig $(*&.
Seems they hit the nail on the head!

And thank you thick Tony Eaton, and an extended thank you Jonathan Young, we couldn’t have done it without you:
3News

Scum, Scum, Scum – from their back teeth to their BUM!

Please read on (TVNZ Coverage):

Praise for govt’s copyright abusers plan

Published: 7:57AM Thursday December 17, 2009 Source: ONE News

o Copyright abusers to get three warnings

Internet New Zealand wants people to stop their illegal downloading from the internet before being caught.

The government’s receiving praise from the online community for clamping down on illegal downloading, introducing legislation next year, for a three-step infringement notice system.

In the three stage warning notice approach, ISPs will issue three notices to those they feel are involved in illegal downloads, before action is taken.

After three such notices have been issued, the victim can then seek a fine of up to $15,000.

Internet New Zealand policy director Jordan Carter says it’s a better idea than the previous law that was put in place by the last government

He says that’s because it sets up a process around who has to send the notices and the responses people have to make.

Carter says the move appears to be about educating people rather than trying to catch them out and hopes the new move works.

Replacing/Upgrading rear shocks on Suzuki Escudo/Geo Tracker 1.6, 2Door

Being in New Zealand, we have a fair amount of Holden’s on the road. Worldwide you will more commonly recognize the manufacturer as Vauxhall.

After a bit of reading I found out that the VL Commodore shocks are longer and provide more down travel and softer ride.

The total cost:
Shocks – $1 on Trademe (online auction).
Delivery – $15
Nuts and bolts – $10 Local shop

Objective:  13cm more drop.

Let’s begin; jack her up:

Note I used two jacks to maintain the height of the diff.

The two pictures below only show the new shock installed but the principle is to remove the nut and bolt at the bottom, and up top the two nuts/or one lock nut.
Check out the drop 🙂

Mission complete. Now we are left with two new issues:

  1. Brake hoses – too short.
  2. Springs too short.

Stay tuned, I will soon document cheaper replacement springs and brake hoses extensions.

Replacing/upgrading rear springs on Suzuki Escudo/Geo Tracker 1.6, 2Door, 96 with 4Door, v6, 2.0

If you have read the first post on changing the front springs you will probably have a giggle at this one. Simple. If you have 20 minutes up your sleeve consider the rear done.

Cost:
$50

In this situation, I took the springs from the 4 door model and installed them into the two door. The target goal was 1″ of lift.

Due to this change not being too high you will not need to replace the shocks or worry about the change in ride.
Begin by jacking the rear up:

Next up remove the brake hose by removing the two bolts visible:

It will look a little like this:

The spring will now drop:

Note for me the spring did not need any convincing to be removed.

Go ahead and remove it:

Here we go, the before and after; one inch closer to fitting your target tires:

Before (excuse the picture quality):

And after: