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Old 06-11-2004, 09:35 PM   #1
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i finally installed my eibach drop kit with kyb struts i havn't had a chance to really test its handling because it needs a alignment still, but im waiting for control arm bushings to re-align it.

but man, do i love the way it looks. it completly changed the style of the car. from a sporty luxury car to a luxury sports sedan (if ya know what i mean) it is a little bouncy in the front and a harsher ride when on bad roads, but im 20 im tired of riding on a disconnected cloud. the car actually goes where i point it now, instead of just leaning then turning

the front is quit a bit firmer than the back, so i ordered a 22m rear stabilizer bar to replace the 17mm, hey taylor, you did this didn't you? would you recommend polyurathane bushings? were do i get them? or just regular but new bushings?
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im going to my parents on monday, ill see if i can borrow there digi cam, i need to update the cardomain site anyways

jim, this is a must do mod!!!

before when i got on it, the front end would pick way up, now it really doesn't. i have VERY little weight transfer, so it launches harder. that and AA traction tires, no wheel spin on sticky roads.
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holy worthless without pics, batman... sweet!!!
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Mikey -aren't you in MN? One of us Minnesota Bonneville owners is gonna have to go for a ride in your 'Rora to compare to Jim'*.
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Nice work Mikey. I have considered this once I am finished with my bolt on mods. The ELC system pisses me off, so I will be getting rid of that as well as installing full front and rear strut bars. Next summer I will be adding 255/50ZR17 tires and I want to lower the car enough to look a bit more aggressive while achieving a new sense of firmness.

Glad you see you did it, so lets see some pics
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for right now, i have the ELC fuse pulled, but its a relativly simple procedure to adjust it for the new hieght. the back sits about 1/4" lower than the front untill i readjust the ELC you can really notice it since there'* so little wheel gap.

IF i dont work my main job tomorrow ill wax the car and snap some pics, but it all depends on the weather, no way im digging footings in the rain.

they'll be crappy pics though, its a toss-away camera, just dont make fun of my bra!! lol, i got in a small accident a few months ago and covered it up, i got the new bumper, but wtih everything going on i havn't gotten it painted.

hey jim, ive been meaning to ask you, your clear turn signals, do they light up yellowish orange? or are they just regular and look a little yellow next to the silverstars? i think that might look good, but im not looking for a ticket, already have illegal tint. i did see some silverstar turn signalls that were blueish purple that light up orange, but i dont know if id like that, kinda ricey, but might look good with the color of my car. would definatly look bad on your white car.
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Nice mod list!!

I used just plain old white 3157 turn signals. Against the Silverstars they look yellowish, esp when the full headlamp package is on. When the turn signal is activated they look a bit more white. I have had police in front of me at an intersection (across) with no issues. Remember its an unexpected Aurora not a slammed and riced Accord

Ya, we are on the same page regarding ELC, yer just one year ahead of me. Gimme some time. Oooo if someone wants to host that vid, the one you asked for on OF, you can see it...
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you say its not a riced slammed accord, but ive got a slammed, chromed, tinted, loud exhaust and sometimes loud music car.... i might have to pass :P but i do like the look hmmm, ill probably do it anyways.

i got the mod bug again, ive been spenging alot of $$$ fixing it up and customizing it lately ive still got about $900 to go before i cant buy anything else for it....lol
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We got class tho

No one expects the Aurora...they always expect the Honda
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That'* cool Mike, I always thought My aurora should of been lowered some, but no I never did the thicker sway bar upgrade, It was in the plans but started to backfire out the intake and had to ditch it.

Let'* see the pics man!
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