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Old 12-26-2012, 12:56 AM   #8161 (permalink)
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Installing these is easy, front is literally 3 bolts in the strut tower and the 2 bolts holding on the knuckle, just be sure to unclip the abs sensor. Rear is a little harder because you have to pull the spring out from the control arm. Best bet is to have a friend press down on it and pull it out, just watch your fingers. Shock slides up into your trunk. It's pretty straight forward. There is a DIY for bc coils or something just look at that and search this thread for measurements, but do not use the settings from the first page. Goodluck and post some pics


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Old 12-26-2012, 01:54 AM   #8162 (permalink)
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awesome! cheers bro! any info on the fenders?
Unfortunately I wont be installing them until march. there is tones of snow everywhere here and its -32 right now haha, so I am going to order them march 1st.
I cant wait!!!
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:51 AM   #8163 (permalink)
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I'm on 18's with 225/40 tires and lowered about 1.5 in the rear. I don't rub at all so you won't have to worry about rubbing.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:19 PM   #8164 (permalink)
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awesome! cheers bro! any info on the fenders?
Unfortunately I wont be installing them until march. there is tones of snow everywhere here and its -32 right now haha, so I am going to order them march 1st.
I cant wait!!!
Fender work all depends on how wide your tires are and what the offset is. My fenders are rolled and pulled in the front. I did them myself with a friends heat gun and fender roller. I had no experience but took my time and they came out great. People make it seem way worse than it is, honestly I wouldn't let that impact your decision.


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Old 12-26-2012, 03:37 PM   #8165 (permalink)
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sweet!
well I have been trying to decide about wheel spacers, when I drop it too, but the fender work does freak me out just a bit because I dont know anyone with the tools to do so. May end up having to buy a fender roller.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:40 PM   #8166 (permalink)
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U can rent them for like 50 bucks online too. And you have to remember when you lower it naturally youll get more negative camber so the top of the wheels will be closer to the suspension and further from the fender.


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Old 12-26-2012, 04:42 PM   #8167 (permalink)
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thinking of picking these up. subscribed
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:08 PM   #8168 (permalink)
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Once you get the rears adjusted to the desired ride height and correct settings. The ride is so comefortable. I'm loving them so far.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:40 PM   #8169 (permalink)
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I really like the way your car looks. What size tires are you running, the look almost non-existent lol

thanks bro. I'm running 215/35/18 stretch
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:19 PM   #8170 (permalink)
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I got version 2, is lowering spec same as version 1. Trying do 1-2in drop. I know shocks shorter
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:01 AM   #8171 (permalink)
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No the specs are different.. Someone said the specs are on page 246 for version 2 or something. Honestly I would just adjust the fronts to 80mm and raise or lower from there. I'm at 70 which tucks a little front tire if that helps, front are super easy to adjust


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Old 12-27-2012, 02:13 AM   #8172 (permalink)
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The specs are different. I have the v2's and when I tried using the specs off the first page I got a serious case of the clunking noise. But now since I used the specs on page 246, all of that is gone and my ride is smoother than ever.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:19 AM   #8173 (permalink)
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nice post!
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:58 AM   #8174 (permalink)
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Cant wait to put my coils in
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:22 AM   #8175 (permalink)
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my rear squeaks over every single little bump, sounds like there are mice in my trunk. also, over hard bumps i hear a thump in the back also. could it be the rubber bushings on the rear shock? my preload for the shock is at 190mm and 0mm on perch with both rings.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:12 PM   #8176 (permalink)
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my rear squeaks over every single little bump, sounds like there are mice in my trunk. also, over hard bumps i hear a thump in the back also. could it be the rubber bushings on the rear shock? my preload for the shock is at 190mm and 0mm on perch with both rings.
Mine has started to do that also. Kinda sounds like the back left one is bouncing up and down in the trunk or something. Havent had a chance to diagnose the problem yet.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:27 AM   #8177 (permalink)
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It might be the bushings that are on the bottom of the strut going bad


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Old 01-13-2013, 06:18 PM   #8179 (permalink)
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It might be the bushings that are on the bottom of the strut going bad


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Looked into this a little more. Unbolted everything today and inspected all the bushings and what not. Couldn't find anything noticeable that would be making the squeaking noises. I did see that my camber arm had a little bit of wiggle room around the bolt so I tightened that one nice and strong. Then tightened everything up and cleaned it all since I live in NJ and everything was covered in road salt. Took it for a test drive and I didn't hear the noise anymore. So I'm thinking something may have been a little loose such as the camber arm or something. I guess we will see if the noise returns.
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Looked into this a little more. Unbolted everything today and inspected all the bushings and what not. Couldn't find anything noticeable that would be making the squeaking noises. I did see that my camber arm had a little bit of wiggle room around the bolt so I tightened that one nice and strong. Then tightened everything up and cleaned it all since I live in NJ and everything was covered in road salt. Took it for a test drive and I didn't hear the noise anymore. So I'm thinking something may have been a little loose such as the camber arm or something. I guess we will see if the noise returns.
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