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Old 05-17-2006, 11:59 AM   #1
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Better pics of my new Stern St-1s

Stern just came out with these in ET38F/46R so I went with them. 18 x 8.5/9.5

I will get fenders rolled just in case.

(Yes, those are simply stock calipers painted red. I prefer to take my wife to Tuscany for our 30th than to buy Brembos.)
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Old 05-17-2006, 12:28 PM   #2
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Nice. Still need a drop though.
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Old 05-17-2006, 01:43 PM   #3
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What kind and how wide are your rear tires? The sidewalls look kind of stretched

The wheels look good, now like dp said you need a drop!
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Old 05-17-2006, 02:07 PM   #4
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Drop?

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What kind and how wide are your rear tires? The sidewalls look kind of stretched

The wheels look good, now like dp said you need a drop!
You guys have forgotten what normal is!! Mine is dropped -- about 3/4 to 1-inch using BavAuto springs. I have the scrape marks on the underrside of my M-Tech to prove it. I had just had the car on jack stands all day replacing the control arms (thanks for your help on that Slow) so maybe it needed to settle or the shadows threw it off -- or maybe the new standard for "drop" is lower than four years ago.

Anyway, thanks. I'm liking the switch to black.

Slow, yes, the tires are a bit stretched. I had been running 245s in back on 8.5s earlier and recently bought a whole new staggered set of 225/245s to repalce these. So, I wasn't about to dump a whole new set of tires but i did want wider wheels. So, for now and for some time to come, 245s on 8.5 and 245 on 9.5.

The tires are Goodyear F1-GS. Now on tird set and they have done wel.
Thanks.

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Old 05-17-2006, 02:26 PM   #5
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Looks good IMHO...it doesn't looked too dropped, but you're only talking an inch anyways.
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Old 05-17-2006, 02:40 PM   #6
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I agree with you. No more drop needed.

after all, you want the car to be the best it can be for driving and life in the city...not just as low as possible.

love it!
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Old 05-17-2006, 02:41 PM   #7
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I agree with you. No more drop needed.

after all, you want the car to be the best it can be for driving and life in the city...not just as low as possible.

love it!

having said that...my car is very low, so do what I say not what I do.

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Old 05-17-2006, 03:40 PM   #8
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Nice. Still need a drop though.
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Old 05-17-2006, 04:04 PM   #9
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Nice thats what my car looks like and its lowered with Eibach's. I also live in the city with no problems with the setup. Get it dropped...
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Oh, you mean DROPPED...

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...not just drooped.
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Old 05-17-2006, 05:57 PM   #11
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...not just drooped.

Drooped??
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Old 05-17-2006, 06:18 PM   #12
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Drooped??
Just having some fun with it (this board is WAY too serious and literal).

A drooping suspension is one that appears weary, sagging, characterized by an indefinite feng shui -- lacking a true sense of place and purpose. Evidence is when someone says "Is your car dropped -- or not?"

DROPPED, conversely, is apparently a statement, a proclamation of intent. It is incontrovertable, indisputable. It speaks. People listen.

SLAMMED, by extreme I suppose, is a primal scream.
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:11 PM   #13
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Just having some fun with it (this board is WAY too serious and literal).

A drooping suspension is one that appears weary, sagging, characterized by an indefinite feng shui -- lacking a true sense of place and purpose. Evidence is when someone says "Is your car dropped -- or not?"

DROPPED, conversely, is apparently a statement, a proclamation of intent. It is incontrovertable, indisputable. It speaks. People listen.

SLAMMED, by extreme I suppose, is a primal scream.
A trip to Tuscany to celebrate a 30 year anniversary is a more defined intent than being dropped. . . thus leading, we hope, into a better feng shui for those involved. That speaks in itself, and especially within. The final outcome is a primal scream, for both. . .slammed.
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A trip to Tuscany to celebrate a 30 year anniversary is a more defined intent than being dropped. . . thus leading, we hope, into a better feng shui for those involved. That speaks in itself, and especially within. The final outcome is a primal scream, for both. . .slammed.
We may be 30 years together, but (to carry your double entendre a bit further) we like to think we still have a bit of spring still left in our suspension. I guess the older you get, though, you go from slamming to dropping to drooping.

OK, I'm done...
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:29 PM   #15
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We may be 30 years together, but (to carry your double entendre a bit further) we like to think we still have a bit of spring still left in our suspension. I guess the older you get, though, you go from slamming to dropping to drooping.

OK, I'm done...
LOL!!
I guess I'm near drooping at 47 years old!
I too will be done. . .
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:58 PM   #16
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I just turned 43 and it makes me happy to see some other old farts here! Also recently celebrated our 20th anniversary.
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Old 05-17-2006, 08:39 PM   #17
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Old guys rule. . .
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Old 05-17-2006, 11:43 PM   #18
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Old guys rule. . .
And old cars...

Nice Mustang, I was seriously considering buying a '65-'66 fastback and making a GT350 clone but decided to stick the money into the GTO instead.

Did you change your signature since this afternoon? I don't remember seeing a Mustang earlier today, I for sure would have commented at the time.

There are a surprising number of guys on these forums who have E46's and classic iron.
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And old cars...

Nice Mustang, I was seriously considering buying a '65-'66 fastback and making a GT350 clone but decided to stick the money into the GTO instead.

Did you change your signature since this afternoon? I don't remember seeing a Mustang earlier today, I for sure would have commented at the time.

There are a surprising number of guys on these forums who have E46's and classic iron.

When I saw your GOAT ("GTO" to you kids) and I thought I'd show my garage queen as well in my sig.

She, "Maybelline", is a retired track car that makes the rounds through the canyons on selected sunny weekends and the occassional vintage car show. The Shelby always steals the show over the Euro exotics. My ex-wife drives a Techart modified 997 that neary looks like a GT-2 race car. When parked next to the Shelby, the old girl wins big in the attention getting catagory.

Young, old, and in between. . .people love seeing chrome and the sound of a healthy vintage V8 growl.



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