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Old 12-19-2007, 04:34 PM   #1
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Default My car makes me smile.

Finally got the rest of my suspension stuff installed today. Besides the usual creaks, groans, rattles, etc. that come with a 165k chassis, my car is finally at a point where I'm happy...for now. It now handles the way the speed would indicate it should.

I was beginning to wonder why I spend so much effort on the car, but after setting the ride height and going for a spin, it all came back to me.
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Yaaaay! I needa do something about the stock suspension on mine.
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I wished I only needed 8psi to keep me satisfied. Lucky you. Congrats.
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:53 PM   #4
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I went to Atlanta and back in mine today. 15psi does it for me
What was your final suspension set up? And why didn't you come over and use the lift.

PS, feel free to donate anything left over...
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:48 PM   #5
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8psi will keep me going until my house deal goes through, and I have a real garage to work in EBC is in, I just haven't tweaked or tuned it yet. I'm resisting the bug for more boost as long as I can; the clutch isn't rated for much more than ~200 ft-lbs at the flywheel, so it's a slippery slope with upping boost.

I ended up with FCM sleeves/perches/mounts/stops with 300/220 springs with an NB front sway and no rear. I set it for the same ride height as before for now, just so alignment can wait until the spring.

I did the job piecemeal, because I didn't have any large chunks of time to donate to working on it. That's why I did it in my little garage on jack stands. Plus, it gave me a chance to try out my new jack...what a beast! Ben, if you want some FCM bumpstops, I have a spare set of both the 46mm and 54mm bumps.

When I removed the shocks, it turned out one of the rear shocks had indeed blown the cap loose and leaked all the oil, as I had feared. Thankfully, I have a spare set of R-pkg Bilsteins, so I just used one of those rears. Worked great!
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:23 PM   #6
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Where did you find the bilsteins at? I was considering going to mazda and seeing if they were still able to get them in new condition.
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