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Old 02-03-2010, 11:00 AM   #1
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:07 AM   #2
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what do you get?
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:08 AM   #3
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show the rear!

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Old 02-03-2010, 11:11 AM   #4
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What you get isn't nothing. In fact, you get a nice downgrade for your money.
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:11 AM   #5
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Ok. We'll do that.
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:14 AM   #6
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OK, for real now. Take the jack out from under the control arm.
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:15 AM   #7
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Please show a stock one too if possible. I dont think most realize how much droop is there stock. Keep up the good work!

Care to name names?
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:19 AM   #8
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Ok. We'll do that.
usually i get slapped when i yell that....

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Please show a stock one too if possible. I dont think most realize how much droop is there stock. Keep up the good work!

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Showing stock would be good too. To be honest he doesn't really need to name names....most of the 1k and under coilovers are pretty much the same, or at least very similar in this regard.

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Old 02-03-2010, 11:22 AM   #9
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Please show a stock one too if possible. I dont think most realize how much droop is there stock. Keep up the good work!

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I don't think we have any here rolling on stock dampers. We MIGHT have one in the back, but I'll have to check.

Not naming names, but it is a popular brand that people rave about (for some reason, we're not sure why).
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:26 AM   #10
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What you get isn't nothing. In fact, you get a nice downgrade for your money.
what i meant was, what am i looking for in the pics that would indicate cheap coilovers?
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:40 AM   #11
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notice how it looks like the car isn't even off the ground?
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:54 AM   #13
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That seems pretty bad. How low is the car when on the ground?

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Old 02-03-2010, 12:04 PM   #14
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I'm guess they are the ones that have 2 of the first 2 letters of the alphabet in there name.

Do you guys have pictures of your coilovers at full droop?
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notice how it looks like the car isn't even off the ground?

oh damn. i thought it was just the angle of the picture.
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That seems pretty bad. How low is the car when on the ground?

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Old 02-03-2010, 12:39 PM   #17
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We don't have a car here on stock setup, so we put back together a rear corner on mine to give you an idea what it would look like. These are the AST dampers and droop is pretty darn close to stock.

Looking at about 3.5-4" of difference.


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Pretty low.

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This is about what you get with stock equipment (spherical topmounts, however). This is an '07 wagon.






Also keep in mind that i have enough bump travel to tuck both wheels into the fenders as well.

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I'm guess they are the ones that have 2 of the first 2 letters of the alphabet in there name.

Do you guys have pictures of your coilovers at full droop?
I think you meant 3 letters of the alphabet

"but they improve the handling so much over stock" if you drive on smooth as glass roads, which we don't have in the states.

Guys, post the video in this thread of the suspension travel on Ty's car when he was driving. Those were relatively smooth roads so it will be very easy to see why both bump and droop are needed.
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We don't have a car here on stock setup, so we put back together a rear corner on mine to give you an idea what it would look like. These are the AST dampers and droop is pretty darn close to stock.

Looking at about 3.5-4" of difference.


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This is about what you get with stock equipment (spherical topmounts, however). This is an '07 wagon.

Here you go, shows the "Budget" coilovers in the first picture vs stock Front, then "Budget" coilovers vs TiC AST Coilovers & vs stock Rear.
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Guys, post the video in this thread of the suspension travel on Ty's car when he was driving. Those were relatively smooth roads so it will be very easy to see why both bump and droop are needed.
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better tell him his lap times would be better on some more expensive coilovers.



if you look at the lateral link thread (obviously the same car based on the color and tires) the coilover clevis is grey so my guess is megans.

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better tell him his lap times would be better on some more expensive coilovers.



if you look at the lateral link thread (obviously the same car based on the color and tires) the coilover clevis is grey so my guess is megans.
hell, his lap times would be better on cheap struts.
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better tell him his lap times would be better on some more expensive coilovers.



if you look at the lateral link thread (obviously the same car based on the color and tires) the coilover clevis is grey so my guess is megans.
BC, Megans...they're both BS
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