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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    Well went back to the original rims for now for the winter. Gotta clean up the new rims. Thinking of painting them.
    Also repositioned the rearend today, Got that mofo dialed it good. Tires are sitting perfect between the fenders. Cleaned up the UMI suspention as well. Relo brackets are settled and tight. no more shifting heard. And springs are holding up well. Very happy with the set up as of yet. CAr feels like it launches better, even at moderate speeds on post. Just feels more "planted" lol
    Now for some shocks, UMI Sways, front Upper and Lower Arms, and RR K-member... maybe lol
    you buying alot of susp there lol...whats under the hood?!

    how hard was it do adj the PHB?

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    lol right now just a stock 98 LS1 with an SLP Lid, MAF, and bellows with a K&N. OBX LTHs and a catted Y get the fumes out. Oh and a UMI STB lol
    Right now im working on the foundation first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    you buying alot of susp there lol...whats under the hood?!

    how hard was it do adj the PHB?
    they arent hard at all....take the old one off...and adj the new one to match the old and then install..and if it is a on car adj. ...just twist

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    They should be fine from what i hear.
    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    problem is i dont have stranos. i have bilsteins
    no need to worry

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    lol right now just a stock 98 LS1 with an SLP Lid, MAF, and bellows with a K&N. OBX LTHs and a catted Y get the fumes out. Oh and a UMI STB lol
    Right now im working on the foundation first.
    Did you have any issues of your OBX headers hitting the steering shaft?? I have this issue and I just ordered Poly Engine mounts to fix this issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    problem is i dont have stranos. i have bilsteins

    You don't have Strano Springs and you have Bilstein shocks? What springs do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demon_Z28 View Post
    You don't have Strano Springs and you have Bilstein shocks? What springs do you have?
    eibach prokit at the moment but i'm looking to put 315s in the rear and want the stranos

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    you have to compare apples to apples here...you cant compare $300 shocks to $1000 shocks

    the Bilsteins do there job well for what your paying if you ask me...YES the koni are better but they cost alot so it would make sense that they are better

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    Well got the new rims on, LCA Relo. brackets, and Adj. PHR. Not too bad looking. I think i might paint them in the spring black with silver lips though. Not sure. But for now they look pretty good. Gonna switch back to my other rims for the winter until spring. Heres some picks of the Lowering portion with the new rims as well lol
    Think im gonna stick to 40s for tire profiles though. Looks better. THe tires were free though so not too much to complain on. Besides they are two different brands (simular tread though) in the front. I also need to adjust alittle more to the passenger side. I think i moved it alittle to far to the drivers side. may be a couple of turns in but not too bad. To those that are gonna get Adj PHRs... get the on car one lol its easier lol. Mines not that hard, just gotta unbolt it to adjust it. So the lowering I believe is complete.
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    Congrats on the suspension upgrades! Where did you get the springs from? You can PM me if you don't want to post it.

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    http://vogtland-na.com/sportsprings.asp

    they aren't a secret hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demon_Z28 View Post

    they aren't a secret hahaha
    its not that they are secret. you arent supposed to post direct link to non sponsors
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    its not that they are secret. you arent supposed to post direct link to non sponsors
    Oh my bad, I see people post all the time to non sponsored links. My bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demon_Z28 View Post
    http://vogtland-na.com/sportsprings.asp

    they aren't a secret hahaha
    Thanks for the link but yeah have to respect our sponsors and he said that they were $100 big difference from the $300 on the site

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    The Vogtlands i got will do for now. At least they are better than Eibachs or some other random spring that sags after somtime. These should be ok to manage bilsteins and one day, when i grow up, Konis. For $100 for Vogtlands, im not complaining

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    The stranos and this springs are pretty much same thing??
    00 ss blk m6 " STOCK" strano springs, slp bilstein shocks, adj LCA, adj panhard bar, relocation brackets, 2 point SFCs welded,OEM zo6 rims black, magnaflow exhaust, CME exhaust,E/cutout, slp grille, custom front plate mount, HIDs, whistler mod, side moldings delete, slp air lid, ported and polished TB, strut tower brace, 3.73s gears, and some other parts to list!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    The stranos and this springs are pretty much same thing??
    if u look on the page before there's a convo about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaross View Post
    if u look on the page before there's a convo about it
    thanks,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by KING Z28 HAWK View Post
    Congrats on the suspension upgrades! Where did you get the springs from? You can PM me if you don't want to post it.
    Thanks, i got the spring off ebay. they were already on some decarbons so i just stuck em on the car for now to get a feel for em with stock shocks. I plan on getting SLP Bilsteins later during tax season as well as some sways. It cost me $150 total to get it shipped to germany (2 shocks and 4 springs) THats not a bad deal. Gives me more money to spend on other things.

    As for the OBX headers, no clearance issues what so ever. The driver side firewall needed a little tapping with a ballpien but thats it. And i mean alittle. Nothing crazy like those guys hammering a-way to make 315s fit in the rear lol.

    Now im looking into which sways i want. Ive chosen to go with BMRs hollow 35/25 setup red of course
    Last edited by JoshuaGrooms83; 01-01-2011 at 04:44 PM. Reason: made up my mind on swaybars

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    ANd i guess to complete this lowering experience i just ordered an Adj Torque arm from UMI with some new bolts. So i guess i got one more thing to show for before im completely down with the after effects of lowering lol. Got the long arm since ill be doing more RR and autoX type racing then Drag racing. Got a brace with a loop too. Post pics when it gets here and done. shuold be here in about 9 days or so.
    Last edited by JoshuaGrooms83; 01-04-2011 at 01:22 AM. Reason: cant spell at night lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    ANd i guess to complete this lowering experience i just ordered an Adj Torque arm from UMI with some new bolts. So i guess i got one more thing to show for before im completely down with the after effects of lowering lol. Go the long arm since ill be doing more RR and autoX type racing then Drag racing. Go a beace with a loop too. Post pics when it gets here and done. shuold be here in about 9 days or so.
    i Got my Strano's in with KYB adjustable shock/ struts. Just installed them this last weekend.

    I'd get sub frame connectors too if you haven't already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demon_Z28 View Post
    i Got my Strano's in with KYB adjustable shock/ struts. Just installed them this last weekend.

    I'd get sub frame connectors too if you haven't already
    LONG long time ago when UMI was first coming out. you can tell cause none of my UMI pieces have UMI stickeres on them lol. I know im losing HP cause of that
    One of the first things i did. Along with a STB and LCAs/PHR combo lol

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