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Old 06-13-2013, 10:42 PM   #10901
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Yep for 850 you could buy some racelands and have some change to spare. ISC's run around that price range if im not mistaken and for a little more, you could buy a brand new set of BC's.
Offtopic, Okay so I ordered shorter shock bodies so I could go lower in the front without hitting the CV boots. So in the mean time I tried drooping the coilovers in the front. I was honestly surprised I thought I would get alot more drop out of drooping. I did some before and after measurements and for 3/4inch of droop I only got 1/8th inch drop.
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:49 AM   #10902
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I think drooping 3/4" is very modest. The stuff that I've seen is pretty crazy where the preload is pretty much non existent. Like once the car is up in the air, there is so much play where the spring is like 3 inches from the perch lol. The BC extreme lows have a lot of pontential to get lower. I guess its just out of preference really. The only big problem to me, is the dang fronts with an 18" wheel and lack of room to work with.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:44 AM   #10903
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I think drooping 3/4" is very modest. The stuff that I've seen is pretty crazy where the preload is pretty much non existent. Like once the car is up in the air, there is so much play where the spring is like 3 inches from the perch lol. The BC extreme lows have a lot of pontential to get lower. I guess its just out of preference really. The only big problem to me, is the dang fronts with an 18" wheel and lack of room to work with.
I've never had the chance to be hands on with coils. But when you talk about droop. Is that distance the wheel travelled in in the air relative to where it sits on the ground?
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:51 AM   #10904
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If you can move the spring up and down that much, you'll be low but the ride will be horrible. Every bump would be so hard because there's nothing there, just the shocks until it hits the springs. My coils are drooping a tiny bit now and you can tell the difference while driving. Not worth it at all
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:40 AM   #10905
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Heres some shots taken over the weekend. These are straight out of the camera because I cant photoshop to save my life lol




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Old 06-14-2013, 12:51 PM   #10906
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cleannnnnnnn. Wheel/tire specs????
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:01 PM   #10907
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That looks like a pretty aggressive fender roll.

What's going on with the front bumper?
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:14 PM   #10908
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cleannnnnnnn. Wheel/tire specs????
18x9.5+34 with 225/40's gna try to change the stance with spacers and moar lows as soon as I get a job lol

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That looks like a pretty aggressive fender roll.

What's going on with the front bumper?
It is pretty agressive with a flat roll and pull...camber is maxed out on the plates, bolts and still rubs.

The front bumper tabs wont hold the bumper flush to the fender anymore cuz it kept coming off everytime I scrape. Need to get those quick release thingys
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:29 PM   #10909
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Redic. I don't think you can go any wider haha. My 9's even made me need a good rolling in the front and rear, and I still have rubbing problems with my camber plates all the way negative. Good luck!!
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:23 AM   #10910
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Lol I originally wanted to go 10" but I wouldnt be able to go as low as I wanted. I just need some aftermarket camber bolts and possibly some notched plates for the fronts.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:37 AM   #10911
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Lol I originally wanted to go 10" but I wouldnt be able to go as low as I wanted. I just need some aftermarket camber bolts and possibly some notched plates for the fronts.
The problem im running into is the tires rubbing the inner portion of the fender during turns. Rubbed through to bare metal :/
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:18 AM   #10912
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The problem im running into is the tires rubbing the inner portion of the fender during turns. Rubbed through to bare metal :/
Whats your alignment specs? I had the same problem but I tweaked the camber as much as posible and played with the caster. Still need to get a real alignment though.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:27 AM   #10913
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Whats your alignment specs? I had the same problem but I tweaked the camber as much as posible and played with the caster. Still need to get a real alignment though.
I have no idea lol, I tried using an app for measuring degrees so I could atleast have an educated guess for the camber. Problem is I cant find a decent app. Also I screw around so much with my suspension I dont see it worth being worth getting an alignment. At least not until I get it sitting how I want. I know I can pound on the inner fender with a hammer to push it back but I dont feel like it.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:00 AM   #10914
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Damn, they really do got an app for everything haha. From my experience, you'll never really get it to where you want. There will always be room for "improvement". Just gta be content with it lol. Got any more pics of your setup?
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:39 AM   #10915
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Even with my 9's and fenders rolled alot, I have issues with hitting the inner fender on turns and my turning radius isn't too good either. The only fix is TONS of camber. (-5,-6 or so)


This was before I got my camber adjusted, went lower in the front and had them rolled. They rubbed so bad especially on turns (Still an issues now)

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Old 06-15-2013, 01:34 PM   #10916
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My 9"s don't rub.

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Old 06-15-2013, 08:00 PM   #10917
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What lip is that? Do you have a link for it?
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:27 PM   #10918
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How are you guys adjusting the rear camber? I don't have the ability to adjust as stock, but need to straighten it up.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:53 PM   #10919
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What lip is that? Do you have a link for it?
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How are you guys adjusting the rear camber? I don't have the ability to adjust as stock, but need to straighten it up.
The rear cambers naturally. So the lower you go, the more it gives negative camber and vice versa. You can adjust your camber through rear control arms.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:33 AM   #10920
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My 9"s don't rub.

But what size tires are you running? I have 225/45 so its a higher sidewall
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:35 AM   #10921
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Damn, they really do got an app for everything haha. From my experience, you'll never really get it to where you want. There will always be room for "improvement". Just gta be content with it lol. Got any more pics of your setup?
I actually took my goldies off and put the steelies back on. I'm selling the tires whivh are 235/45/17 Michelin pilot sport a/s plus. So thats the reason behind no moar pics :/

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Old 06-16-2013, 12:56 AM   #10922
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But what size tires are you running? I have 225/45 so its a higher sidewall
235/45/17 Star Specs. And they run a little wider than most tires.



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Old 06-16-2013, 04:13 AM   #10923
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I actually took my goldies off and put the steelies back on. I'm selling the tires whivh are 235/45/17 Michelin pilot sport a/s plus. So thats the reason behind no moar pics :/
Go 18's....but im guessing your selling them to go for a lower sidewall...
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You don't rub because you aren't that low I'm tucking tire all the way around, when I get a smaller sidewall tire I'll be even lower without issues
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