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    Before & After Pics Strano Springs & Koni STR T Shocks

    Well I have finished installing new Strano springs & Koni STR T shocks. Also installed new spring mounts & isolators. I'm not sure but it seems that the springs dropped the car more than others I have seen.

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    It's snowing outside. We have about six inches so these are the best I can do for now. Just wondering what you all think. I didn't take any measurements before the install. Wish I would have.

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    Stance looks good.
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    Thank you Guz.

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    How's the ride with the springs? Been thinking about swapping from hotchkis to stranos.

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    I think it looks great personally.

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    I only got to drive it a couple miles so far. From that short ride you can tell it's stiffer than stock but not harsh. The car doesn't feel "floaty" over bumps just solid. I didn't push it too hard on the twisty roads because there was still some small pebbles and stuff from the snow we had earlier. I could tell that the car could be pushed much harder than with the stock springs. I'm sure that the new shocks have a lot to do with that as well. I wish I could have taken it for a longer drive. I really didn't want to go home, was enjoying the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theorangeguy View Post
    I think it looks great personally.
    Cool...thanks. I'm feeling better about this now. I guess I'm just not used to walking into the garage and seeing it lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DP121 View Post
    Cool...thanks. I'm feeling better about this now. I guess I'm just not used to walking into the garage and seeing it lower.
    You'll really feel better about it once you drive it...thats when you'll notice the big difference.
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    What setting did you put the fronts and rears on? I have my rears set at full soft and my fronts set to 2-3 sweeps from full soft.

    Stance looks just fine I think. You'll appreciate it after driving it around and taking corners
    It's on jackstands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    What setting did you put the fronts and rears on? I have my rears set at full soft and my fronts set to 2-3 sweeps from full soft.

    Stance looks just fine I think. You'll appreciate it after driving it around and taking corners
    The Konis I have are not adjustable. STR T's. Glad to hear that the stance looks right.
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    Any of you using the stranos with 315/35/17's on the back?

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    Oops. Missed that. I'll have to look those up as I'm not familiar with them.

    Edit - I just read about them. Let us know how you like them after you get some miles on them. They look like a nice upgrade for the cost!
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    I love the stance looks really nice, congrates and soon grasshopper you will get to test her out,

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    DP121 I sent you a PM about your springs

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    Koni just put all of their shocks on sale. I'm having a hard time not upgrading to new strano springs and konis shocks. Thinking the str.t line since I don't ever take it to a track. Plus it seems to be sitting higher after putting the S60 in the rear. But could be suspension just hasn't settled back in place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raynor139 View Post
    Koni just put all of their shocks on sale. I'm having a hard time not upgrading to new strano springs and konis shocks. Thinking the str.t line since I don't ever take it to a track. Plus it seems to be sitting higher after putting the S60 in the rear. But could be suspension just hasn't settled back in place.
    I've always heard that the s60 makes a car sit a little higher in the rear. Not sure why, but I've seen that mentioned a bunch of times over the years.

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    The Moser 9" does also.

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    Yeah I've read several times that after market rears do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raynor139 View Post
    Koni just put all of their shocks on sale. I'm having a hard time not upgrading to new strano springs and konis shocks. Thinking the str.t line since I don't ever take it to a track. Plus it seems to be sitting higher after putting the S60 in the rear. But could be suspension just hasn't settled back in place.
    don't you hate those itches you get???? lol the mod bug strikes with discount prices

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    The Moser 9" does also.
    I learn something new today

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