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Old 10-16-2002, 10:33 PM   #11
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Look on the gp store and look under there koni struts. They mention it there.

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Old 10-18-2002, 08:01 PM   #12
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Default Five hours==ONE inch

Put the clamps on the springs today. Put them on per the directions, 2 per spring on opposite sides. Pulled them tight,skinned up the old knuckles,broke then replaced a wheel stud.Discovered a bent hub {now I know where that vibration was coming from} took her off the stand and yup one inch in back, one and a quarter in front. Not what I was looking for. It looks better but I think two inchs is still the way to go. No change in the ride or handleing that I can tell.Has anyone out there lowered their Bonneville? If you have please let me know how it came out. I read enough on GP site to be concerned about handling and the ride. Thanks in advance for any and all input.
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Old 10-25-2002, 12:13 AM   #13
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Talked to Ty with Domestic performance and he'* workin on gettin the drop springs for the Bonnie. I put new 6 by9 pioneer 3 way speakers in last night.Now I'm looking for front door speakers. I looked on Crutchfields online fitment program and it calls 5 1/4" but looking at the openings it looks more like 3 1/2". I have two speaker grills on the front doors. The new intake should be ready this weekend. I'll make another post after I put it on.
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Old 10-31-2002, 09:11 PM   #14
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Default Lower it on down.

Had an E-mail from Domestic Performance today and he has received the rest of my money and is proceeding with the order for the new springs. Can hardly wait. Still don't have the new intake yet as the guy making it is covered up at work Hopefully he'll have it for me this week
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Old 11-05-2002, 09:00 AM   #15
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Default Intake

Put a new intake on this past weekend. The aluminum didn"t work out so I ended up with PVC pipe with a K&N filter. Yup sounds like a toilet until it warms up but can feel a definate improvement in performance and picked up 2.5 miles per gallon on gas mileage. Drove 207 miles yesterday and it only took 7 gallons to fill up. I'm considering putting on the stage one kit from zzperformance. Has anyone done this upgrade? And if so what type of results did you see?
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Call zz performance. Also drop me a line I have a way to save you some cash on a few things. They have a test car ask them about it. If you have problems contacting them drop me a line.

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Default Springs are Here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I haven't posted in a while because my puter has been sick. Got my drop springs in from Domestic Performance [ Thanks TY ] and am planning on putting them in next week if the shocks I ordered come in. I specified a 1 1/2" drop so TY had to have them custom made. During the process we found that my car is a little different in that it has several options not normally found on SE'*, Hence the delay. Wo started the process back in Oct. but Ty has been great with comunicating with me thru the whole process. I've taken before pictures and after we get it lowered I'll post both before and after pic'*. I can't tell you how helpful Ty with Domestic Performance has been thru this whole process. Hope to have something to show you all next week..
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Default Lowered Gettin ready to GO!!!

As I posted on getting it right II the car is now lower. 1 1/2" front 1' rear. I'm installing the stage 1 kit from ZZ Perf. this week with a few other maintenence items. Has anyone else used the Stage 1? And what kind of performance gain can I expect? Will update once I get the work done.
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Default Stage ! in!!!

It'* been a while. I got the stage 1 kit [under drive pulleys ported and polished throttle body,1/8 rockers, fan switch, 180 thermostat']. I also put in new upper intake gaskets,plugs,and had the coolant system flushed abd refilled because I had mixed the coolants due to the leak in the intake gasket. All I can say is wow! Horsepower gain has got to be 20 to 30. Nail it from a standing start and the tires burn until the 1-2 shift. Kick down into passing gear is just awesum. The down side is a loss of about 3-4 mpg and a rough idle at start, and the temp runs 195 to 200 even though i put in the 180 degree thermostat. Which makes the next mod of a trans cooler move up the list. Anybody with a N/A 3800 should pony up and make these mods. My wife will even drive my Bonnie now and her car is a Trans-Am!
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so, how much was it???
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