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    FINALLY LOWERED!!!!! im so happy

    Well i finally did and got ride of the 4x4 lol my baby is sitting on Vogtland springs with a 1.2" drop. Not slamed but enough to make it look sweet. Still got the rear isolators in.













    accidently broke my sway bar link
    Now just waiting on my adj panhard and relocation brackets
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    oh lord..still riding on decarbons

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    for now. the shocks were a byproduct of getting the springs. $100 for the springs and two struts isnt too bad. PLan on getting bilsteins later.

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    Looks good, just wondering what size wheels those are. They would look good powder coated black on that car IMO. Good job knocking out the rotor swap while you were at it. Those decarbons are in way better shape thn mine.

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    Thanks, the decarbons were even cleaner than the ones that were on my car and mine were in pretty decent shape still.
    The rims are 17"x9.5" AT Italias. I thought about making them black but ive kinda grown to the silver. Wish i could find them in 18's. The springs install was actually the side project while i was doing the brakes lol Im in the process of doing a C5 upgrade (details on another thread) and was gonna do the fronts as well BUT the rotors are still not here. Still waiting. still waiting on Adj PH and LCA relo brackets too. At least i know most of all the pieces i need to mess with are not rusted solid so the relocation brakets will be a breeze and the adj PH will be replacing an already upgraded part, going from a UMI non adj to a UMI adj, so the bolts will be easy to remove.
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    Finally!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    oh lord..still riding on decarbons
    im a rookie when it comes to suspension...what are decarbons? a brand of strut? and are they shitty?

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    Jiveass- they're the shitty stock ones. They're orange in color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sommer86@6LE View Post
    Finally!!!
    lol i know right

    Decarbons are what came from the factory. Almost everyone of us started out on these. they are ok, for factory, but there are better ones out there. For a stock car that is babied, no problem. for a car that see the strip every so often, they manage. for a car that see abuse from their own every chance they get... they get tired fast Im going to bilsteins as soon as i can

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    Slightly better picture, sans the snow lol

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    ill be lowering my car soon...how much of a PITA is the job?, i never lowered a 4th gen before

    car sits very well...time to paint the hood lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    ill be lowering my car soon...how much of a PITA is the job?, i never lowered a 4th gen before

    car sits very well...time to paint the hood lol
    I'll be Doin the same on my ss. What springs. You planning to get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    ill be lowering my car soon...how much of a PITA is the job?, i never lowered a 4th gen before

    car sits very well...time to paint the hood lol
    They are easy, especialy if the springs are alreayd on the sturts lol but if they arnt, the fronts will take some effort but not the hardest thing in the world. just becare full taking the top nut off and be caerful with your swaybar links. they can break easy. THe rears are super easy. Just pop the shocks off one at a time and man handle the spring out.

    as for the hood, i kinda like my hood black. i do plan on sprucing it up a bit
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    I didn't think you could pass Germany's inps w/ lowered car, No?

    For the amount of money you're saving for bilsteins, save some more for Konis. Bilsteins aren't designed for lowered springs.

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    You can as long as the car isnt dragin on the ground lol. And the shocks are in good shape. As for the shock, im gonna try the SLP bilstien shocks. they are rumored to handle lowering springs better, and are firmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    As for the shock, im gonna try the SLP bilstien shocks. they are rumored to handle lowering springs better, and are firmer.
    thats what Sam told me as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    thats what Sam told me as well
    lol same source lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    lol same source lol
    dont tell anyone

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    WEll finally got my Relocation brakets and Adj PHR. Pics and install will happen very soon.

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