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Old 03-02-09, 05:34 PM   #91
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Did I read right that you did something to the rear bumpstops?

Did you shorten them...or do you suggest making them shorter??

Matt
Yeah we used final production front new shorter bump stops today, but had to cut the oem rears today as the final production version rear bump stops were NOT available yet. THey are firmer and shorter. The Oem bump stop is a very good bump stop actually, but we wanted a complete alternative. Cutting it with a band saw is easy. Cutting it in your garage would be a total razor blade finger cut off pitfa !!

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Old 03-02-09, 05:34 PM   #92
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pics are uploading now.

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Old 03-02-09, 06:12 PM   #93
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Old 03-02-09, 06:25 PM   #94
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This is the 2nd pic I have seen like this, where the back looks to be drooping. I hope it is just an odd picture....

Looks great and will be calling tomorrow to put my name on the list.

Did you also say that these springs will be Painted Black?
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Old 03-02-09, 06:26 PM   #95
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I put 103 miles on the springs since the pics and it has settled the 4mm we thought it would. So its a zero-4mm drop.

When driving along on a smooth highway....NO wife, GF, I dont care who they are will know you changed springs.

When driving on a bumpy road, its still NOT the kind of "firmer" that one would mind or find intrusive, in terms of how the car responds. My smaller (now) man boobs barely moved on the bumpy roads and again, my wife gave me major props for the springs as she put it....." this works well for the regular guy".

Roads have cleared up here and I found a nice corner that wasnt salted too much. I was very impressed, given the ride height of the car , there isnt much body roll. Again, sway bars would make this a hard combo to beat on the cheap as they say. Imagine you buy a 08-09 STI, then drop 800 cheeseburgers and your done!! WOW. Thats barely start up cost in the previous gen STI. 6 degrees caster and the ability to get more front camber out of the box makes a HUGE difference.

So now working on names.......The Functional Zero DROP "Regular Guy" springs. I think Zero drop is more true since the GD "Regular guys" do lower 15/10mm,.. and for those cars thats super conservative. Ahhh. thats the easy part.

Clint at TIC gets their set to test by weeks end, so expect a review from them soon.

Thanks to Tommy C for bringing his car to us in the snow. And Atspeed for moving around tons of cars and making room for our seemingly small project. We moved in with them in November and the pairing has been very good.

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Old 03-02-09, 06:27 PM   #96
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This is the 2nd pic I have seen like this, where the back looks to be drooping. I hope it is just an odd picture....

Looks great and will be calling tomorrow to put my name on the list.

Did you also say that these springs will be Painted Black?
That pic is with the car on a slanted hill. The other pic its not. The car has settled since then also.

Yes painted black final version.

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That pic is with the car on a slanted hill. The other pic its not.

Yes painted black final version.

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Thats what I was thinking.. thanks for clearing that up.

I may have missed this, but have you stated an estimated ship date for these?
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Would you recommend Group-N strut tops with these springs?
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Thats what I was thinking.. thanks for clearing that up.

I may have missed this, but have you stated an estimated ship date for these?
I am ordering the production tomorrow. I expect 3-4 weeks. In the past 3 years of releasing our own products we have gotten better and better with release dates. Since there are no changes needed, these will happen within the 4 weeks time frame.

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I'll be calling in tomorrow, but if we can get pics of the 4mm drop ( I know, minor, but hey why not? ) that would be great. And it sounds like these will come with the new bump stops too - also good. In these current pics, I wouldn't know it was on springs unless I was told

I'm thinking and hoping you're right about these with sways - as my plan is to do just that I've got a ton of parts waiting to get installed at one time - so it will be like a biiiig birthday present that just knocks your socks off
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