So if anyone remembers me, I talked about getting so ricelands awhile back...did some mo research and said **** that. Bought some Illuminas from FM (which took almost two months to get them..), installed with a couple friends without any real issues other than not reading instructions about drilling out stock tophats and stripped one of my shocks...whoops. no problem just rethreaded and got some different nuts (didn't have the right thread die available for the nuts that came with them). They feel like heaven compared to the **** i had. Kinda dropped my jaw a little when i saw the bumpstops were Styrofoam. The fancy FM ones were definitely worth the price. **** they even smelled like they were worth the price.
Unfortunately had to leave my baby for a couple months less than a week after install for a mission trip to Mexico, then out to NM to move my brother to AZ and stayed with him. Drove his Rx8 six hours for that move, couple weeks later had to deal with it pissing fluid everywhere and overheating. Come to find out some ******* prairie dog crawled up in one of his radiator fans and died there. New radiator install was the longest radiator install i've ever even heard of. It was one of those projects where things didn't fit right...anyways me and him started car shopping because reasons. He's now the proud owner (and I mean PROUD) of a brand new 370z sport/touring model. It's probably the fastest thing i've ever driven with four wheels.
I missed my car as much as my family after so long. Got back home and immediately started stripping some weight just to play with. Managed 60 lbs just from spare tire/jack and stuff, radio (which was terrible), removed carpet in trunk to discover 20 years of dirt (its clean now), glove box (because who needs it), and wiper fluid reservoir. Yes i had it weighed before and after.
Oh yeah the sorta cool part.
This means I'm super cool slammed awesomeness right? Jk but that whole one inch drop from the new suspension is what cleared my windshield for this haha. It's now my permanent parking place at school. I doubt anyone will steal my spot now.. anyways saving up for new wheels and tires because tires are wayy past due for new ones, wheels are heavy, and the steelies just aren't doing it for me anymore. I'm incredibly impressed at how well this suspension just grabs to the ground with four year old almost bald tires.
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