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Old 06-08-2011, 02:28 AM   #9821
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Thing is, xi's have a terrible week point with the front axles and cv joints. My cv joints are currently shot, Im replacing them within the next couple weeks. Need to find the right part for the right price. One of the main reasons that jay switched to rwd is because the front axles fail all the time, and I dont want to lower my car too much where mine would start failing constantly. And as you know, missouri has terrible roads so I dont want to bottom out or break something from being too low
In the past two or three years missouri has broken (in our family):

The transmission case on the cobra (before we owned it)
Counteless control arms on my dad's XI
Dad's 16x7" rim
Dad's RFT tire
Dad's shock
and 3 of my tires



Hop on the suspension or XI forums and ask about lowering. 1" isn't too much So I don't think you have much to worry about. If you were going as low as possible then it would be different.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:08 AM   #9822
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Well, I dont want it to be super slammed by any means, only drop it about an inch or so. Dont want a super stiff ride, but want better handling. And I know there isnt a ton of options for xi's as it is. Just dont know if its worth the extra $300 for coilovers.
For an additional 300 bucks coils are worth it. Adjustability, Ride, & Handleing are all better.

Anyone going to Fast Friday's this week, they have bowling set up afterwards.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:27 PM   #9823
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For an additional 300 bucks coils are worth it. Adjustability, Ride, & Handleing are all better.

Anyone going to Fast Friday's this week, they have bowling set up afterwards.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:29 PM   #9824
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For an additional 300 bucks coils are worth it. Adjustability, Ride, & Handleing are all better.

Anyone going to Fast Friday's this week, they have bowling set up afterwards.
sure
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:26 PM   #9825
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You wanna bring the Peake tool again, so I can reset these codes.
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:27 PM   #9826
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sure, its still in my car

What do rtab limiters do?
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:58 PM   #9827
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sure, its still in my car

What do rtab limiters do?
They limit the RTAB movement, LOL. They are small poly (I believe) rings that are added to the oem rubber RTAB to reduce some of it's horizontal movement.

Here would be a scale of performance/harshness of the different types.

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Old 06-08-2011, 03:01 PM   #9828
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showing the cords on the M3 tires

if i dont get them replaced in the next week or so i can't go to heartland park

i'm bummin out hard
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:07 PM   #9829
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showing the cords on the M3 tires

if i dont get them replaced in the next week or so i can't go to heartland park

i'm bummin out hard
LOL, showing cords? Nut up and get some tires.
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http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=368933
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:12 PM   #9831
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They limit the RTAB movement, LOL. They are small poly (I believe) rings that are added to the oem rubber RTAB to reduce some of it's horizontal movement.

Here would be a scale of performance/harshness of the different types.

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lol ok. I think I'm going to skip the $500 Mtech-II rear bumper and work more on suspetion. Plates, camber arms, fcabs, rtabs, rsm's, reinforcements ect

what else am I missing? (sways and coils come later) Should endlinks come before or at the same time as sways? or does it even matter?


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showing the cords on the M3 tires

if i dont get them replaced in the next week or so i can't go to heartland park

i'm bummin out hard
Apparently you dont know how to get cheap tires
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:32 PM   #9832
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lol ok. I think I'm going to skip the $500 Mtech-II rear bumper and work more on suspetion. Plates, camber arms, fcabs, rtabs, rsm's, reinforcements ect

what else am I missing? (sways and coils come later) Should endlinks come before or at the same time as sways? or does it even matter?




Apparently you dont know how to get cheap tires
Endlinks should be installed anytime you lower a car using springs or coils. When lowering a car and keeping the original longer endlinks it puts more stress on them. I just snapped one the other day actually, new ones will be here on Friday.

You will see a HUUUUUGE increase in handling performance with camber plates/arms alone and I mean huge. FCAB will make your initial turn in more crisp and precise.
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:55 PM   #9833
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But the thing about the plates and arms is that they are adjustable, so I dont neccesarily have to have them set to give me awesome handling, for learning purposes (now).

My Fcabs only have like 5k on them, but they are oem
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:15 PM   #9834
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Endlinks should be installed anytime you lower a car using springs or coils. When lowering a car and keeping the original longer endlinks it puts more stress on them. I just snapped one the other day actually, new ones will be here on Friday.

You will see a HUUUUUGE increase in handling performance with camber plates/arms alone and I mean huge. FCAB will make your initial turn in more crisp and precise.
I still have stock end links.
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I still have stock end links.
and they haven't snapped.... yet
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:07 PM   #9837
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and they haven't snapped.... yet
I hit a transition in the road a bit to fast and at an angle. I have high spring rates as well which didnt help.
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:22 PM   #9840
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I hit a transition in the road a bit to fast and at an angle. I have high spring rates as well which didnt help.
Anybody can hit some weird angle or something weird on the road, I know I have.

H&R Race springs arent exactly luxury springs either.

I'm going to get some H&R Sport springs for $75 tonight, once I get the pay pall info from dad (provided they are for my car, lol)
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