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    CETA on stranos

    Everything else is stock, I know I'll probably get flamed for not doing shocks but...

    A little before and after.

    Note the silver caliper and silver air extractors on the before picture...



    Sorry about the car being dirty. Took the pics on the way back home, I had to hurry and get her ready for the cruise night.

    Also, many thanks go to Mr. Strano. I placed the order last Wednesday and springs were here Friday morning.
    Car looks and rides great. Beyond my expectations really, considering that I'm riding on stock shocks but then again the car has 7900 miles...
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    I would have swaped the shocks since you gotta take it apart anyway. But to each there own.
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    Looks fantastic lopedawg!

    I want to say that you posted once saying you were going to add additional decals to your CETA?

    What were the particulars you noticed in the handling department?

    Thanks for posting and keep up the good work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanJM View Post
    I would have swaped the shocks since you gotta take it apart anyway. But to each there own.
    You're right but now that I've seen it done I feel more comfortable to do it on my own next time so I'll still only have to pay for labor once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baluchitherium View Post
    Looks fantastic lopedawg!

    I want to say that you posted once saying you were going to add additional decals to your CETA?

    What were the particulars you noticed in the handling department?

    Thanks for posting and keep up the good work!
    Thanks.

    About the decals I'm gonna add a Daytona pace car decal package. I had them at home but there was an issue with the way they were printed so they are goanna send me a new set. That's why in the (after) pictures I have an American Flag on the sail panel.

    The car is certainly handling better. I felt it the moment I took off from the shop. It is not bumpy at all, I drove on a variety of harsh and smooth surfaces on the way home and to and back to the cruise night that day and I think I could live with it if it was a daily driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lopedawg View Post
    Thanks.

    About the decals I'm gonna add a Daytona pace car decal package. I had them at home but there was an issue with the way they were printed so they are goanna send me a new set. That's why in the (after) pictures I have an American Flag on the sail panel.

    The car is certainly handling better. I felt it the moment I took off from the shop. It is not bumpy at all, I drove on a variety of harsh and smooth surfaces on the way home and to and back to the cruise night that day and I think I could live with it if it was a daily driver.
    Great! Can't wait to see the Bird with them on! And thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lopedawg View Post
    Thanks.

    About the decals I'm gonna add a Daytona pace car decal package. I had them at home but there was an issue with the way they were printed so they are goanna send me a new set. That's why in the (after) pictures I have an American Flag on the sail panel.
    I've been contemplating adding the Daytona decal package. Where did you get yours?

    BTW Great look after the drop with stranos. I went with SLP's springs and Bilstein shocks which drop the rear about the same height.

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    Besides shocks with the Strano springs, is it necessary to get new struts as well? I think i read once that the lower stance will wear the stock ones out prematurely. If not Ill have to think about getting some springs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2GTO View Post
    I've been contemplating adding the Daytona decal package. Where did you get yours?


    BTW Great look after the drop with stranos. I went with SLP's springs and Bilstein shocks which drop the rear about the same height.
    Thanks, I'll have to talk to the guy about the Decals and if he wants to do more sets I'll get you his info.

    Quote Originally Posted by tav8ws6 View Post
    Besides shocks with the Strano springs, is it necessary to get new struts as well? I think i read once that the lower stance will wear the stock ones out prematurely. If not Ill have to think about getting some springs!
    That is what everyone has said about dropping with only springs. I'd recommend doing it all at once. Only reason why I didn't do all is 'cause my car has extremely low miles and is only driven about 200 miles/year.

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    Hey lopedawg, your new set of decals were sent out today. You should be getting them soon. Email me if you have any more questions.

    As for the Daytona Decals, I'm trying to work out something new with them (lopedawg actually has the pilot set being sent to him) and I am probably going to change out mine as well to see how turns out.

    So I'll PM ya when and if I decide to keep doing these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tav8ws6 View Post
    Besides shocks with the Strano springs, is it necessary to get new struts as well? I think i read once that the lower stance will wear the stock ones out prematurely. If not Ill have to think about getting some springs!
    Eventually they will prematurely wear out your stock shocks and struts if yours a daily driver.

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    Thanks Paul.

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