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Old 11-10-2012, 07:38 PM   #7376
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I don't know about +25 that would take some negative camber to prevent those from rubbing (like -4 or -5 maybe) I have +35 with rolled fenders and -3 camber. I would go with the +42 and if you want a wider stance get 5 or 10mm spacers
Honestly... I dont know why I never thought about using spacers...
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:22 PM   #7377
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More than 10mm and you need extended bolts
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:05 AM   #7378
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Based on what I've read, other people seem to like the Racelands. They do not have adjustable dampening (adjustable shock stiffness) like every other coilover out. And, they have a set spring rate (spring stiffness) while some companies offer different rates and I know ISC will do custom spring rates at no charge. You may want to consider new rear lower control arms or the whiteline rear camber bushing kit because lower = more camber and the rear can not be adjusted without aftermarket parts. If your on a budget just go for the Racelands. I believe they are $550 after shipping. The next cheapest is ISC which can be had for $875 shipped.
so all that I would need to do it just buy the raceland coilovers and that comes with 4 struts and springs all put together and I would just have to put them on correct? or is that wrong? and are there any supporting mods that will have I get done along with the coilovers?
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:48 AM   #7379
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so all that I would need to do it just buy the raceland coilovers and that comes with 4 struts and springs all put together and I would just have to put them on correct? or is that wrong? and are there any supporting mods that will have I get done along with the coilovers?
Yup that is all out with the old in with the new. Installing is very straight forward. The hard part is setting everything up the way you like it. So basically rise height since racelands dont have dampening adjustment. Then just ride around for a bit to let them settle(much debated topic) then get an alignment.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:17 AM   #7380
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Yup that is all out with the old in with the new. Installing is very straight forward. The hard part is setting everything up the way you like it. So basically rise height since racelands dont have dampening adjustment. Then just ride around for a bit to let them settle(much debated topic) then get an alignment.
sounds easy enough!
like I said I am new to the whole suspension modifying thing.. what is dampening?
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:28 AM   #7381
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sounds easy enough!
like I said I am new to the whole suspension modifying thing.. what is dampening?
All your answers can be found here. Read up young grasshopper
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:32 AM   #7382
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sounds easy enough!
like I said I am new to the whole suspension modifying thing.. what is dampening?
Dampening lets you adjust how stiff the suspension is. Basically letting you choose how soft or hard the ride will be. Most coil overs are 24 or 32 way adjustable.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:17 AM   #7383
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Dampening lets you adjust how stiff the suspension is. Basically letting you choose how soft or hard the ride will be. Most coil overs are 24 or 32 way adjustable.
How's those fortune autos treating you?
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:44 PM   #7384
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How's those fortune autos treating you?
Great I actually just pulled them off to clean them

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Old 11-11-2012, 01:11 PM   #7385
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Are coilovers suppose to come with shock covers? I'm scared it's gonna seize from all that grime on the road

I have stances btw
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:43 PM   #7386
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Are coilovers suppose to come with shock covers? I'm scared it's gonna seize from all that grime on the road

I have stances btw
My fortune autos came with shock boots but I clean them regardless
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:37 PM   #7387
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Yours don't have? Usually almost always has, heck even cheapo ones have em'. I would conjure up some DIY dust boot to at least have a piece of mind knowing that a good amount of nasty s*** is off the shaft (pun intended lol). Condom reference maybe? Haha
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:41 PM   #7388
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Great I actually just pulled them off to clean them
Lol I wouldn't go that far, too lazy I guess. I just hose it down and wipe em' up. I'd give it a few months till I just don't give a f*** any more lol
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:50 PM   #7389
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Yah I didnt see any. If they dont ill just buy a generic one and slap them on

http://www.maximummotorsports.com/st...roducts_id=975
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:19 PM   #7390
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I'd be more worried of the collars seizing up. The exposed threads like to collect all the salt and road grime!
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:03 PM   #7391
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Well my coil seating collar came loose twice already so I wouldnt mind it seizing
if I'm gonna install the boot I'm problably gonna lower it another inch, I'm too use to the 2 finger gap now. Problably gonna go 1 finger
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:04 PM   #7392
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Winter wheels.. plasti-dip blaze blue. Pretty cool color. The more coats you put on, the brighter it gets.

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Does anybody here have 17x7.5" wheels on the stock suspension? And if so did you notice any different in ride quality? Would the profile of the tire be too small? I do not want to have to constantly dodge potholes. Looking to buy Enkei RPF1 with potenzas re90as
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Does anybody here have 17x7.5" wheels on the stock suspension? And if so did you notice any different in ride quality? Would the profile of the tire be too small? I do not want to have to constantly dodge potholes. Looking to buy Enkei RPF1 with potenzas re90as
17x7.5 will be fine, the stock suspension will absorb most of those bumps and as long as you arent stretching your tires you will be fine. The enkei's are very strong and lightweight, I love my PF01's but the rpf1's are very lightweight. Just make sure to get the proper size otherwise your speedometer will be off. Ill do your research and say that w/ a 17x7.5 wheel, the proper tire would be a 225/45/17 according to tirerack.


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Lol I wouldn't go that far, too lazy I guess. I just hose it down and wipe em' up. I'd give it a few months till I just don't give a f*** any more lol
Well there was more then just cleaning. I had to redo my spring preload. Plus I adjusted the ride height
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:32 PM   #7397
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Does anybody here have 17x7.5" wheels on the stock suspension? And if so did you notice any different in ride quality? Would the profile of the tire be too small? I do not want to have to constantly dodge potholes. Looking to buy Enkei RPF1 with potenzas re90as
I had 17x7.5 with a 235/45/17 ride quality was almost identical on stock suspension. No rubbing at all even when hitting pot holes or other imperfections in the road.
@navysesal pssh 1 finger gap! NO GAP all around! Tuckin!
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:37 PM   #7398
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Winter wheels.. plasti-dip blaze blue. Pretty cool color. The more coats you put on, the brighter it gets.
I just slapped my steelies on..im thinking of painting them either neon orange or pink. But damn blue looks good too. Kinda old school
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:11 PM   #7399
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17x7.5 will be fine, the stock suspension will absorb most of those bumps and as long as you arent stretching your tires you will be fine. The enkei's are very strong and lightweight, I love my PF01's but the rpf1's are very lightweight. Just make sure to get the proper size otherwise your speedometer will be off. Ill do your research and say that w/ a 17x7.5 wheel, the proper tire would be a 225/45/17 according to tirerack.

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Thank you! Where could I find the answer to the speedometer problem? And do you think I will be able to take my car on dirt a bit? Right now I have the stock 16" steelies. (I'm a bit worried as you can tell but ordering online I don't wanna mess it up!)
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I had 17x7.5 with a 235/45/17 ride quality was almost identical on stock suspension. No rubbing at all even when hitting pot holes or other imperfections in the road.
@navysesal pssh 1 finger gap! NO GAP all around! Tuckin!
Thanks I needed that re assurance to purchase these haha
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