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Old 10-08-2002, 03:11 AM   #1
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Hi all I'm new to the club. I have a 97 Teal SE and need to update, replace etc.Prioities- suspension Want to lower the car about 2". Am running 45'*. Boost performance ie: intake, exhaust,MAF, for now. Nothing radical just a little more kick in the pants I have owned the car since it was new. Run synthetics in engine and transmission and everything is tight and working.Have run into nothing but road blocks on everything I've wanted to do. I tripped over this site while looking for Bonneville Performance parts. Any help would be greatly appreciated. BUCKMAN .
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Old 10-08-2002, 09:47 AM   #2
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Welcome to our little low brow clan! (Becareful of Drifter though he may try to hump your leg when drunk) LOL *Just kidding there Drifter*
Anyways, try some of these sites out:
http://www.3800performance.com/
http://www.domesticperformance.com/index.htm
http://www.grandprixstore.com/
http://www.angryducktofuracing.com/
http://www.scperformance.com/
http://www.thrasher-ep.com/home.shtm
http://www.zzperformance.com/
These should keep you busy for a little while......
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Hey, welcome to the forum! I think you'll find more answers than you ever expected here. Great bunch of guys......but the Rat wasn't kidding about Drifter. I still have a wet leg
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Nice to meet ya BuckMAN, those are good sites they posted, Enjoy!. The members here are Awesome. Its the best community for Bonnevilles and im sure you will love it!
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I"ve restocked my beer fridge.. and yes.. when you have nice silky smooth legs like a woman or Rat or Will or Jr'*.. you might want to stay away from me... just ask The Queen.. ha ha ha

OK.. time for my happy pills..and see if I can get another weekend pass out of the psch ward.. ha ha ha.

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Was really surprise to get such quick replys to my inquiry. Have went to the web site suggested and am formulating a plan. Domestic performance has already gotten back to me and I'm gonna get back to him tonite. Thanks for making me feel so welcome. BUCKMAN
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I"ve restocked my beer fridge.. and yes.. when you have nice silky smooth legs like a woman or Rat or Will or Jr'*.. you might want to stay away from me... just ask The Queen.. ha ha ha

OK.. time for my happy pills..and see if I can get another weekend pass out of the psch ward.. ha ha ha.

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Hey Drifter, How about passing some of those happy happy pills this way
I would.. but I don't think they allow stuff like that shipped over the border .. I"ll take some for ya... happy happy joy joy pills...
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Placed an order tor new drop springs from Ty this morning. Now I need some help from anyone else wanting to drop their Bonnie and get the block filled so that we can get on with it. I.ve also checked out Hector'* CAI and have found someone locally that can build something similar. Ready to get low and go.
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I will also be advertising the drop springs in the E-bay world and everywhere else we can get them advertised. It shouldnít take too long to get the 25 orders done. If for some reason you cannot wait I can offer you the same drop springs as a one off custom order. This will mean it will cost more but they will be a one off product specifically designed for your need. I would prefer to see a full run of 1" drop springs. Now donít despair the coils have a adjustment zone (portion you can cut) in them so you can customize there height by 1". The coils are a direct copy of the SC coils but they are lower and stiffer. Re ember ALL drop coils will create a bit of a pog affect especially the ones that are stiffer or over 1" of drop. If you keep the drop at 1" the amount of Pogo effect is minimized. Also if you want ot confirm this information look at the write up on the GP store and you will find this is true for all drop springs. I have found a solution to your pogo strut problem, koni struts that work with stock springs costing 200 each with a purchase of 4. . Basically the same deal as the GP store. Yes and it also requires your own stock cores or an additional cost of me getting the cores for you. If you keep the drop at 1" the amount of Pogo effect is minimized. Also if you want to confirm this information look at the drop spring and koni strut write up on the GP store and you will find this is true for all drop springs. Any questions contact me through my e-mail. The koni struts will be offered in the store soon. Basically I am mimicking all the products provided for the GP and other gm cars and providing them for the Bonneville. Iím not a charity case but I do try and keep the prices down. The only product I "make" is actually made by a coil spring factory so the quality is as good if not better than the GP drop springs.

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TY suggested that before I spent a extra $240.00 to lower my car that I go buy a set of tie downs to pull the car down the two inch'* I want {before I spend the extra $'*} to spedial order the springs needed to drop my car that much. Picked them up today at Advance Autos and I plan to put them on tomorrow as it was raining all day long today. He said I would want to see how much pogo effect I would experience with this much drop. What does Pogo effect mean? I know I could ask him,but what do you think? Will let you know how the pull downs work tommorrow.
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