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Old 11-15-2005, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default What to spend this weeks paycheck on...need help deciding!

So I recently discovered I have an SLE and I was planning on building a box and putting a new sub in it since I blew my kicker, but since my rear CCR struts failed inspection and were replaced with regular struts I dont know if I should install new ELC struts or get the sub.

Help me decide!

Option 1 : New sub + box

Option 2 : New rear ELC air struts.

Thanks for any suggestions, I'm torn on this one =).
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id do option 2 then option 1 when able to afford it. cuz u might need that auto level shock to lever the car after u put ur sub in the trunk.
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definitely struts
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Im going to point you over to http://www.bradgoldring.com/goldringaudio.htm

Brad'* a canadian friend of mine, and he built my box for me, see what you can work out with him. Images of my box and his are up on that site.
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I think you should do the struts more over if you are going to be putting more weight in your trunk.
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I wouldn't think twice.............. do the struts!
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Ok..let'* preface by saying I'm joking:

You have an SLE.. do the subs.. car won't move fast enough to need the performance. Remember Geoffs saying "They spelled SLOW wrong"

Honestly now, I would be doing the struts. Handling is very important to the car and your safety.
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Are ELC struts the same as CCR struts?
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ELC struts are not the same as CCR

ELC struts are inflated via the air compressor to level the car ride height. CCR is an electrical current provided to the oil/grease in the struts that either increases or decreases the fluiditity. This changes the feel of the strut. Say for example w/o power you are in performance mode and the strut is stiffer, when you apply power the grease moves more freely and the strut gives a softer ride.
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