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p.s.....also got a little bit of camber on the rear tires...should i get a camber kit??
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Damn dude, that is a SWEET ride...looks really good. Loving the neutral color scheme you got going on there. Camber kit wouldn't be a bad idea, it just adds a little extra wear to your tires on the inside if you were to leave it. If you don't go for a camber kit, then rotate tires every so often that way you can get even wear out of them in the long run.

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how much and how hard were those springs to put on
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Looks good dude...$$$ well spent...you must be stoked!

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how much and how hard were those springs to put on
the springs were 270 and got the install for 100...but i didnt install them so i dont know how hard it was to install. it took about an hour tho if that has anything to do with the difficulty of installation

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Its not hard to do, you just need a spring compressor to get the strut/spring assembly together. You do require a little tech knowledge about cars though...

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Tight ride bro, I'm looking at some coil overs for my car also. I can never decide where to spend the money! Engine, looks, handling, brakes....it's like my own gran turismo world! Engine seems to be my thing at the moment.

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how much of a drop where the springs supposed to produce? It looks really good, low enough, but not to low.
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Hey, I have one question... How's the ride quality? Also, you didn't mention anything about replacing the shocks... Did you replace them? are those stock shocks/struts?

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how much of a drop where the springs supposed to produce? It looks really good, low enough, but not to low.
the springs were supposed to lower the car approximately 2 inches in the front and 1.3 in the back. the front was pretty accurate but i think it dropped farther than 1.3 in the back

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Hey, I have one question... How's the ride quality? Also, you didn't mention anything about replacing the shocks... Did you replace them? are those stock shocks/struts?

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thanx for asking, the ride is awesome!!! it really is not bumpy at all. i am still running the stock shocks/struts and they seem to be doing fine. i am surprised at how well the car rides considering how low it is. i noticed a slight change in roughness but nothing major. everyone ive taken for a drive hasnt even notice a difference in comfort quality. the springs kick ass!

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the drop looks awesome
it only compliments the smoked corners with the wheels and that awesome paint


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