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2012 CT200H | Nebula Gray Pearl | Caramel Interior
Kensun 6K Plug & Play (I would recommend 5K)
8-pieces (cost < than $28)
18" CCW Classics
BC Coilovers with Swift Springs and Exotic Air Cups (Installed: 01/26)
Farthest Trip (on these stretched tires + CCW's):
from San Diego to San Ramon (447 miles one way) <-- Had to include this
Let's just say I am the owner of this Matrix (http://amsoilupdate.blogspot.com/201...rst-place.html
Special Thanks to:
Solo at Exotic Air Cups Suspension (if you need help with something and want it done properly, this is your guy!) I traveled from San Diego to San Ramon just so that we can work together on this project.
The specs on the suspension are as follows:
Struts + Strut Body (Regular Setup) || OPTION: You have the option to request the aggressive fitment when ordering your BC Coilovers. Whether or not it was mentioned in the forum yet...YOU DO HAVE THE OPTION!!! Remember that! The specs of the BC springs that came with the regular setup is 62.220.005 (front) <-- 62mm diameter | 220mm length | 005kg (specs can be found on: http://www.bcracing-na.com/
). Aggressive comes with 20mm shorter shock body. 20mm might not be a lot but it depends on what you're trying to do.
Springs - 065.154.060 <-- 65mm diameter | 154mm length or 6" | 060 or 6kg (http://www.swiftsprings.net/
3. Exotic Air
Lifters - 2.5-3" lift with the above swift setup (http://exoticair.com/
IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT USE 6" 4kg (065.154.040) Swift springs
with this setup for the CT200H. I have not tried 6" 5kg but I know for sure that 6" 6kg works. Fine tuning (just like EVERY SUSPENSION) is a must to achieve the best ride quality possible with this setup.
The specs on the wheels:
(This info came from my invoice):
18X9.5 BS 6.75 | FULLY POLISHED | CLASSIC STREET // 1.5" LIP | LUGWELL DIA: 1.25 | REG SHIFT: NO | PAD SIZE: SM | PTR: 2.00 | PCD: 5X100 | CB: 54.1
18X10 BS 6.50 | FULLY CLASSIC STREET // 3" LIP | LUGWELL DIA: 1.25 | REG SHIFT: YES | PAD SIZE: SM | PTR: 1.25 | PCD: 5X100 | CB: 54.1
The specs of tires:
Hankook Ventus 215/40/18
Hankook Ventus 225/40/18
Rear fenders were "moved" 10mm out from OEM (took it to a body shop)...just enough to clear the offset.
Here's the preliminary results: