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Old 12-29-2009, 04:34 PM   #1
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new drop set up!

just went from springs to coilovers. sorry i know the car is dirty as hell.

before the coil springs set.


the next morning

i still need to install the rear suspension; space the front by 10mm, the rear by 15mm; roll the fenders; and align the car.....i still got some work to do lol
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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Looks good. What springs did you have on before?
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:15 PM   #3
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teins. they were really good but i wanted to go lowwww.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:28 AM   #4
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:17 PM   #5
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Really liking this new trend in slamming the car with OEM body work. They are able to drop it down so much lower than you could realistically do with ground effects.
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:23 PM   #6
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can you elaborate jack^? im a tad lost on what you mean by "They are able to drop it down so much lower than you could realistically do with ground effects."
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:24 PM   #7
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The drop is too aggressive for your car's set up. You still have the orange sides on.

The bentley manual says that lowering below 1.5" will shorten significantly the life of your tires and steering components (control arms, bushings, tie rods, links).

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Old 03-02-2010, 04:31 PM   #8
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That new trend is hideous.You don't have much shock/strut travel.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:39 PM   #9
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:49 PM   #10
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That new trend is hideous.You don't have much shock/strut travel.
Thats true, but when people go that low they don't expect to either. So its fine with us/them
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WAY too low in my opinion. Especially for a not-so-aggressive set up.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:00 PM   #12
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wayyyyyyy too low
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can you elaborate jack^? im a tad lost on what you mean by "They are able to drop it down so much lower than you could realistically do with ground effects."
If you drop it that low with body kits that sit lower, it will make it that much harder to get around town.
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I'm loving it. To me its just preference. I live in miami FL and the roads are not that bad. I clear speed bumps fairly well. the tires do wear out when you have a lot negative camber and toe or any at that matter. I'm not a suspension guru or anything but I'm trying. =D And for handling, it rides very well. I've always had springs my whole life so I personally feel its a big upgrade. Remember when you mod your car you do it to your own specific liking. I'm not one to complain about it really. Just putting my two cents. Lol well I will be posting more pics as I do a few more things to her. Thanks for the comments! Keep them coming!
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I'm loving it. To me its just preference. I live in miami FL and the roads are not that bad. I clear speed bumps fairly well. the tires do wear out when you have a lot negative camber and toe or any at that matter. I'm not a suspension guru or anything but I'm trying. =D And for handling, it rides very well. I've always had springs my whole life so I personally feel its a big upgrade. Remember when you mod your car you do it to your own specific liking. I'm not one to complain about it really. Just putting my two cents. Lol well I will be posting more pics as I do a few more things her. Thanks for the comments! Keep them coming!
good for you bro' i agree.. do what you think is good for you, safe and all that... also... do you have any more pics.. that wheel clearance is pure sex for me.... thanks
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I think that it looks great. however, i'd never do it to my car due to the way it would ride and the crappy roads around here. I seem to like oem body work with clears all around and completely slammed the most.
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good for you bro' i agree.. do what you think is good for you, safe and all that... also... do you have any more pics.. that wheel clearance is pure sex for me.... thanks
lmao! ill get some pics tomorrow, its a REALLY tight fit. you cant stick you finger between that lol
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I think that it looks great. however, i'd never do it to my car due to the way it would ride and the crappy roads around here. I seem to like oem body work with clears all around and completely slammed the most.
thanks bro, i wanted to put the G power lip but they discontinued it...... so i say im about to start a thread on it and if i get enough people to do a group buy, im sure they will remake it if they will end up making profit. hopefully.
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