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Old 05-17-2013, 08:30 AM   #61
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:46 PM   #62
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Quick shot of 15mm spacers all around...FK's are on order from Germany and should be in in 2 weeks. I got the coils which include end links, spacers, and new shock mounts. Is there anything else I should need?

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Old 05-24-2013, 08:56 PM   #63
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:11 PM   #64
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So I waited for almost 5 weeks for the coils to arrive from ESE Tuning, the only site that had them "in stock" at the time I ordered. Turned out they weren't in stock at all and that I'd have to wait...as soon as ECS got them in stock I canceled my first order and received them in 3 days.

Just got them on with the help of a few buddies and here they on the first shot. Still need to adjust. I think I may end up raising the rear and lowering the front a little. Maybe the rear will stay where it is...

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Old 07-15-2013, 07:53 AM   #65
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So I waited for almost 5 weeks for the coils to arrive from ESE Tuning, the only site that had them "in stock" at the time I ordered. Turned out they weren't in stock at all and that I'd have to wait...as soon as ECS got them in stock I canceled my first order and received them in 3 days.

Just got them on with the help of a few buddies and here they on the first shot. Still need to adjust. I think I may end up raising the rear and lowering the front a little. Maybe the rear will stay where it is...

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Looking good! I went with FK as well. What version did you opt for?
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Looking good! I went with FK as well. What version did you opt for?
I got the Highsport. I drove it around for a good while yesterday and (especially compared to my beyond blown suspension), the ride is pretty much perfect for me. Stays flat in the corners, not too stiff or harsh on bumps, and not too soft and not at all bouncy.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:50 AM   #67
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I have the Highsports as well.

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Old 07-15-2013, 09:54 AM   #68
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So I waited for almost 5 weeks for the coils to arrive from ESE Tuning, the only site that had them "in stock" at the time I ordered. Turned out they weren't in stock at all and that I'd have to wait...as soon as ECS got them in stock I canceled my first order and received them in 3 days.

Just got them on with the help of a few buddies and here they on the first shot. Still need to adjust. I think I may end up raising the rear and lowering the front a little. Maybe the rear will stay where it is...

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ECS is the best! Got my FK coils from them too.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:25 PM   #69
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So I lowered the front a little more...The front's pretty much where I want it but maybe I'll still go a few turns lower in the front and raise the rear a little, but at least heres a non-iphone pic. How much should the rear come up?

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Old 07-16-2013, 06:03 AM   #70
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So I lowered the front a little more...The front's pretty much where I want it but maybe I'll still go a few turns lower in the front and raise the rear a little, but at least heres a non-iphone pic. How much should the rear come up?

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I'd say the rear looks just about the right height from that angle. If you measure where tire meets wheel well to the floor, that will give you a better idea of the height all-around.



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Old 07-16-2013, 10:33 AM   #71
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I'd say the rear looks just about the right height from that angle. If you measure where tire meets wheel well to the floor, that will give you a better idea of the height all-around.



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Chaso, white size spacers are you running with those wheels?
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Chaso, white size spacers are you running with those wheels?
No spacers. I need some.

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Old 07-26-2013, 02:16 PM   #73
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:39 PM   #74
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God drop. What is the difference between highsport and silverline?
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:05 PM   #75
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I believe the difference is just material...Silverlines are stainless.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:56 PM   #76
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Car's in the shop for a CV replacement and finally taking care of the CEL...replacing SAP and new thermostat. Will clean it up and take a few nice pictures when I get it back.

I'm also going to pull off the vinyl window trim and plasti-dip it...the tape keeps peeling up and its becoming one huge piece of patchwork.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:31 PM   #78
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Check engine lights off after a new SAP and thermostat and I replaced both front CV's. I took some real pictures today:

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Old 08-21-2013, 10:38 AM   #79
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car looks nice. well done in terms of looks. i would do mtech, find some sport seats and you're just about done as far as looks.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:41 PM   #80
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Car looks great! (though I think you could be a smidge lower ). I need to do the same with my trim. That vinyl was a royal BI*CH to put on and now it's got bubbles in it. Need to dip it!
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