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    I'd ask what the spring rates are before even considering them.

    My first inclination just looking at the price and the picture of the springs would be that they are junk.

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    guess i better fight the urge to cut corners when it comes to price....just spent $1200 on the car this week....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiveass View Post
    guess i better fight the urge to cut corners when it comes to price....just spent $1200 on the car this week....
    Some things you can get away with cutting corners, shocks and springs, are not one of them though.

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    what all would i need to lower the car a few inches? i mean, what needs to be changed?

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    Shocks, springs, lower control arms with relocation brackets and an adjustable panhard.

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    You will also need an alignment and adjustable TA to set your pinion angle correctly if you plan on making some hard launches.

    An improper pinion angle can cause some serious drive train issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    You will also need an alignment and adjustable TA to set your pinion angle correctly if you plan on making some hard launches.

    An improper pinion angle can cause some serious drive train issues.
    although i will make some passes at the track, i wont focus too much on racing it....i really want a good lookin car that can handle its own on the street.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiveass View Post
    although i will make some passes at the track, i wont focus too much on racing it....i really want a good lookin car that can handle its own on the street.....
    I'd strongly suggest an aftermarket TA that's adjustable. If your pinion angle is off by a marginal amount, you can do damage to your drive shaft or rear end. The pinion angle has a direct effect on how your wheels are planted and as a result, your 60' time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I'd strongly suggest an aftermarket TA that's adjustable. If your pinion angle is off by a marginal amount, you can do damage to your drive shaft or rear end. The pinion angle has a direct effect on how your wheels are planted and as a result, your 60' time.
    i will look into this..

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    i see that you mentioned wheel diameter....i just bought some 18x10.5 zo6 wheels...tires are 285/35/18 in the rear....is that gonna effect anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiveass View Post
    i see that you mentioned wheel diameter....i just bought some 18x10.5 zo6 wheels...tires are 285/35/18 in the rear....is that gonna effect anything?
    You want the front tire diameter and the rear tire diameter to be as close to one another as possible. If the fronts have a diameter of 25.7" and the rears are 27.2", you will run into problems with ABS. If the diameters are within .5" of each other, you are ok, if the difference is greater than that, you might run into issues.

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    ABS will trigger and become non-functional with too great of a tire dia offset from front to rear. It will see one wheel turning faster than another.

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    right now i have corvette wagon wheels with the factory tire sizes (i think) and abs still works....but according to this tire size calculator, there will be a 3% decrease
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    Specification Sidewall Radius Diameter Circumference Revs/Mile Difference
    245/45-18 4.3in 13.3in 26.7in 83.8in 756 0.0%
    285/35-18 3.9in 12.9in 25.9in 81.2in 780 -3.1%




    http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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    front tires will be 245/45/17

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