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This is a discussion on Lowered on the track within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; How much is being lowered hurting my 1/4 mile et times. Right now I have the eibach lowering springs. 1.6" ...

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    How much is being lowered hurting my 1/4 mile et times. Right now I have the eibach lowering springs. 1.6" rear and 1.4" front. Im setting at an 11.91@115mph. I have heard that I can run faster et's with it a stock height. If its gonna help me out, I'm gonna go back to stock height.

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    Are you running 11.9 on youre current suspension setup, cause if so thats pretty good. Unless youre gonna make it an all out drag car id say leave it as is. But supposedly, yes the weight transfer of a higher stock suspension should allow you to hook up better in turn making you run a better time. Then again you have kits like mr. strano's which not only look and handle amazing, but also drops times at the 1/4 as well, when compared to others. Did i mention youre car looks incredible, you should take off the side molding, its a subtle change that makes a world of difference.

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    What is your goal for the car? Drag car, street/strip? I'd say an 11.91 at 115 is pretty damn good esp for a lowered car. I like the headlights, where'd you get them from?

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    Yea..I'm running 11.91 on the current setup. As far as plans I have no idea what I wanna do with the car. I'm just trying to go faster. I got the headlights from Nopi.com. I'm defenitly gonna take that side molding off the door.

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    Well, the thing is, the more you set your car up for hooking up in a straight line, the less turning abilility you'll have on the street. It pretty much comes down to compromise. It seems like you have the best of both worlds at the moment but if you're looking for all out straight line performance, then you'll need to gear your suspension for that and yes getting rid of the lowering springs would help. What are your mods up to this point? Auto, manual?

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    i have an A4 with a Yank 4000 stall, Magic Stick 4, FAST 92/92, pacesetter lt's, 42lb fuel injectors, prc dual springs and pushrods, with the stock rear gears.

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    haha..I run the Mickey Thompson ET Streets at the track

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    Have you done any other suspension stuff to the car? Which gears in the rearend? Hey I'm guessing you're a devil dog down there at Camp LeJeune?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns00Z28 View Post
    Have you done any other suspension stuff to the car? Which gears in the rearend? Hey I'm guessing you're a devil dog down there at Camp LeJeune?
    I havent done anything else yet. I do have lower control arms and the relocation brackets for it, just havent put them on yet. I'm running on the stock gears in the rearend, they are 2.73's. Yea, I'm in the Corps, on my second enlistment

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    Quote Originally Posted by outtacontrolz28 View Post
    I havent done anything else yet. I do have lower control arms and the relocation brackets for it, just havent put them on yet. I'm running on the stock gears in the rearend, they are 2.73's. Yea, I'm in the Corps, on my second enlistment
    That's cool. I served from 95-99 and then got out. You could always upgrade your rear w/ some 3:73 gears, that'd probably get you a few tenths right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns00Z28 View Post
    That's cool. I served from 95-99 and then got out. You could always upgrade your read w/ some 3:73 gears, that'd probably get you a few tenths right there.
    I actually just ordered the 3.73's 2 days ago..should be getting em this coming week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outtacontrolz28 View Post
    I actually just ordered the 3.73's 2 days ago..should be getting em this coming week.
    Hope that rear holds up for you....lol Is this your daily driver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns00Z28 View Post
    Hope that rear holds up for you....lol Is this your daily driver?
    I plan on eventualy getting the 12 bolt, but that is gonna be a while. Yea, its by daily driver at the moment, till I can get my truck back out here.

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    I'd leave the rear gears alone until you can do the 12bolt. If you do them put the T/A cover on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outtacontrolz28 View Post
    I plan on eventualy getting the 12 bolt, but that is gonna be a while. Yea, its by daily driver at the moment, till I can get my truck back out here.
    How's your gas mileage w/ that cam and stall? And the drivability?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns00Z28 View Post
    How's your gas mileage w/ that cam and stall? And the drivability?
    The drivability is actually really good, I had RPM in Garner, NC tune it for me. My gas mileage is around 15 city and 20 on the highway.

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    That's pretty decent mileage considering all your mods. Where do you get the money for that stuff? I didn't make squat when I was in the Marines...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns00Z28 View Post
    That's pretty decent mileage considering all your mods. Where do you get the money for that stuff? I didn't make squat when I was in the Marines...lol
    I got that nice reenlistment bonus(26K) tax free when I was in Iraq, plus the 15k I came back with.

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