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    Ok I want to upgrade my stock suspension and lower my TA. Here is a list of the parts that I think I need please let me know if you have any suggestions or things I will need before I order.

    Strano Performance 1.2 inch Lowering Springs
    Bilstein HD shocks
    On-car Adjustable Panhard- w/ Roto-Joint - UMI
    Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets - Bolt-In - UMI
    Solid Front and Rear Sway Bar Kit - UMI

    Optional

    On-car Adjustable Control Arms- Poly/Roto-Joint - UMI
    Tubular Subframe Connectors - Bolt-In - UMI

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    Good list, but you should make the subframe connectors a must

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    Ok I want to upgrade my stock suspension and lower my TA. Here is a list of the parts that I think I need please let me know if you have any suggestions or things I will need before I order.

    Strano Performance 1.2 inch Lowering Springs
    Bilstein HD shocks
    On-car Adjustable Panhard- w/ Roto-Joint - UMI
    Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets - Bolt-In - UMI
    Solid Front and Rear Sway Bar Kit - UMI

    Optional

    On-car Adjustable Control Arms- Poly/Roto-Joint - UMI
    Tubular Subframe Connectors - Bolt-In - UMI
    I just installed stranos, UMI on-car adjustable PHB (rotos), and UMI bolt in SFCs.. Couldnt be happier. I am very impressed with the build quality of UMI products in general; theyre gorgeous. (save for konis cough cough) other than that, good list.
    Last edited by nichoLaS1; 02-26-2011 at 04:44 PM.

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    Are Konis really worth the extra coin?

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    Yes.

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    I know it's more coin but look into hollow sway bars. The lighter your suspension is the better it can do its job. Also compare the hd's to the bilstein slp's. It's been a while but there was debate which people preferred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    Are Konis really worth the extra coin?
    Absolutely

    I did mine 3 yrs ago and went with Strano Springs, Koni S/A's (4/4) and a set of Sam's Hollow Swaybars. These parts alone totally transformed the car and should be the first things you purchase along with an Adj. Panhard bar. Everything else can be added at a later time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    Absolutely

    I did mine 3 yrs ago and went with Strano Springs, Koni S/A's (4/4) and a set of Sam's Hollow Swaybars. These parts alone totally transformed the car and should be the first things you purchase along with an Adj. Panhard bar. Everything else can be added at a later time.
    Sways and adjustable LCAs are going to be my next suspension purchase.. I absolutely love the konis already.. Now I dont feel like I have to hold on to the steering wheel with my life at all times. Its been said before, but 'confidence inspiring' is the best way to describe them.

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    hope you dont mind going to try borrowing this thread for a question...

    not planning on ever doing serious racing is there a justifiable reason to go with koni 4/4 over the 4/3 i understand it has more dampening settings but really for everyday street driving is it really necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    Ok I want to upgrade my stock suspension and lower my TA. Here is a list of the parts that I think I need please let me know if you have any suggestions or things I will need before I order.

    Strano Performance 1.2 inch Lowering Springs
    Bilstein HD shocks
    On-car Adjustable Panhard- w/ Roto-Joint - UMI
    Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets - Bolt-In - UMI
    Solid Front and Rear Sway Bar Kit - UMI

    Optional

    On-car Adjustable Control Arms- Poly/Roto-Joint - UMI
    Tubular Subframe Connectors - Bolt-In - UMI
    +1 konis and hollow sways

    konis have a better ride quality and better stance IMO

    however Stranoparts WAS having a $1400 special for koni 4/4 with Hollow sways and Strano Springs
    but im not for sure if that offer is still going on

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix05 View Post
    hope you dont mind going to try borrowing this thread for a question...

    not planning on ever doing serious racing is there a justifiable reason to go with koni 4/4 over the 4/3 i understand it has more dampening settings but really for everyday street driving is it really necessary?
    You'll be fine with the 4/3's.

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    Can I just replace the rear sway and leave the front stock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    Can I just replace the rear sway and leave the front stock?
    You can...BUT sway bars work together. You won't really see the benefit by just changing out the rear with leaving the front one stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    You can...BUT sway bars work together. You won't really see the benefit by just changing out the rear with leaving the front one stock.
    That makes sense just looking for a way to save a little money especially if I go with the Koni's.

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    Don't cut corners. You are better off just waiting and doing it once and doing it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Don't cut corners. You are better off just waiting and doing it once and doing it right.

    You have a good point I was going to go with the 4/3 koni's but for the extra $100 bucks I'll go with the 4/4's than I will be set for whatever i do with the car street or track.

    I'll put a revised list up soon!

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    Set Koni 4/4 Sport shocks S/A

    Set Strano Performanace SP141 Lowering Springs

    Set Strano Performance 35/22mm Hollow Sway Bars

    On Car Adjustable Panhard- w/ Roto-Joint

    Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets

    All together it will run about $1650.00

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    I would get lower control arms also if you can swing it.

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