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Old 04-05-13, 09:41 PM   #16
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Today put a little more work in the car.

Went to San Leandro this morning and had the fronts rolled

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Then went to Hayward to get tires.

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I'm a few days ahead of schedule so i'm happy. Still looking for a authentic TTE lip, but i might have to settle for a replica for now.. Hopefully Wednesday night i'll throw on the suspension and Thursday morning mount and balance the tires and start dialing in the suspension.
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Old 04-06-13, 11:24 AM   #17
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nice progress. what spring rate did you go with on the bcr's ?
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Old 04-06-13, 06:51 PM   #18
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nice progress. what spring rate did you go with on the bcr's ?
Thanks, and below is the setup i'll be running next week
BC-R-03 - 98-05 Lexus GS300 Coilovers w/Swift Upgrade (18kg/16kg) w/ Extreme Drop Kit
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Thanks I'm in the market for a nice set of coilovers to ride low not necessarily slammed but still comfortable. think I'm going to go with the BC's just been researching everyones spring rates to get a ideal what I want
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Thanks I'm in the market for a nice set of coilovers to ride low not necessarily slammed but still comfortable. think I'm going to go with the BC's just been researching everyones spring rates to get a ideal what I want
Yeah, good plan. That's exactly what i did. I was about to go air but the guy ended up flaking on me so after that i started researching coilovers. Almost bought PBM's (powered by maxx) but at the last minute decided to go with BC's. One, was that you could upgrade the springs to swifts. and second was you could now order it with the extreme drop kit. Most company's can do custom spring rates. Just make sure that if you need to replace something on your coilover if something was to ever happen, find one that has good customer service with as little down time as possible.
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Like what you did to the wheels. Cant wait to see them mounted on the ride.
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Like what you did to the wheels. Cant wait to see them mounted on the ride.
I had the rears relipped to 18x11 and fronts relipped to 18x10 with about +20 offset all around. Also had the lips and the faces fully polished, then translucent rose gold faces.
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Getting ready to install everything earlier... Currently at the tire shop waiting to get the tires on

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HOT DAMN! I like. Will you be attending the Sac bbq a few weekends from now?
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HOT DAMN! I like. Will you be attending the Sac bbq a few weekends from now?
When is it? If i can get some San Jose people to go, i might consider.



So I ended up throwing the suspension and wheels on. I realized i was missing tools so i went to a friends house. Took us longer then expected, but got it done. Had to readjust the front so i could drive home. Need to do some fine tuning on the suspension. Figure tomorrow i should be done.

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Once i finish tomorrow, i'll post some more up. My birthday is this Sunday and what better birthday gift then my friend Robert De shooting my car.
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that color goes well with the black onyx
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Yep, i spent about 3 months deciding on the color and the exact steps i wanted to do to get that shine. I almost did teal, but realized that teal was the most hyped up color for 2012.. so i took a risk and went different, glad i did lol
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Great progress! Can't wait to see more pictures. I'm in the market also for suspension but can't decide between bags or stance. leaning more on the stance side cause my other friend said I wont like the ride with bags
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Great progress! Can't wait to see more pictures. I'm in the market also for suspension but can't decide between bags or stance. leaning more on the stance side cause my other friend said I wont like the ride with bags
Thanks for the kind words.

you can still get "stance" with bags. It just all depends on what you want to do. I decided not to go bags because, plainly put, im a coilover kind of person. I've never been a huge fan of bags myself. The ride quality on bags depends on how you execute it. If you go UAS make sure to get good struts that people have proven run well with the bag over strut setup. If you go accuair, ksport, ect, look at reviews and people's feedback. Bags ride well if you have the correct set up. You just need to decide what you want to do and how you want to do it.
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