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Ground Control camber/caster plates, Koni SA struts and 480Lb springs


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Very nice "euromod" style!
The stance is sexxxy, and so are those wheels!
I can only imagine how damn nice that thing has to handle now...

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Very nice "euromod" style!
The stance is sexxxy, and so are those wheels!
I can only imagine how damn nice that thing has to handle now...

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Thanks, its pretty sweet in the twisties now I have some 560Lb springs for auto-x.

Here is a tip for everyone out there thinking you need to put huge sway bars on your car, you don't need them. I'm running stock sways and with the 560 springs my car is flat through hard turns. Spend the money on a coil over conversion kit and Koni's. The performance gain is way higher from a good set of non progresive springs and adjustable struts/shocks. I'm running stock swaybars on my car and I'm really glad I didn't spend the $425 for the IE sways.
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Sweet,

I was thinking of doing Bilstein sports first then sway bars then springs.
($700 for shocks installed ? ugh)

Maybe Ill do shocks then springs next.

I need to get flat in the corners too.

Maybe new ft shock mounts with 1/2 degree neg offset 90.00$ each

Stress bar too? suggestions??

Trying to stay in the stock autocross class for now.
So I'll probably wait on springs an sway bars$$$

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hmmm. I really wanted to go the IE route too... but I've heard such good things about the koni's...

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Sweet,

I was thinking of doing Bilstein sports first then sway bars then springs.
($700 for shocks installed ? ugh)

Maybe Ill do shocks then springs next.

I need to get flat in the corners too.

Maybe new ft shock mounts with 1/2 degree neg offset 90.00$ each

Stress bar too? suggestions??

Trying to stay in the stock autocross class for now.
So I'll probably wait on springs an sway bars$$$

Cheers,
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If you are going to go coil-overs DO NOT get Bilstein Sports. You can not go low enough and you will constantly hit the bumpstops, this is why I have Koni's now.
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Question Suspension Techniques Springs??? 1.3 inches OK?? Autocross!

hhhmmmm....

It looks like I'm going to go with Bilstein Sports all around and Suspension Tecniques Springs 1.3" lowering front and back. no coilovers.
Adjustable camber shock mounts.
OEM, Not as nice as yours.

Use the stock sway bars for now.
Get BMP stress bar for front only later.

Thats what my mechanic suggested.

Anymore suggestions I'm listening and I appreciate the feedback.

Parts are on the way, Install on thursday.

So if you tell me the ST springs suck maybe I'll change my mind and go back to Eibach Pro Kit.

I did one autocross last week next one this wekend.
Cant wait to try new suspension set up.

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if you have good shocks... id go with springs, sways, shocks in that order... but thats just me...
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