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Old 05-14-2006, 04:26 PM   #21
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My goal is to be able to launch easier. These cars are notorious for squatting on a launch and killing traction. I want to be able run this thing off of a stoplight much easier.
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My goal is to be able to launch easier. These cars are notorious for squatting on a launch and killing traction. I want to be able run this thing off of a stoplight much easier.
Good luck with that. The springs might help a little, but there is very little that will help us much with our launching, esepecially on the street. I run rubber spring blocks in my rear springs all the time and even in my GT I struggle to get traction. In a GTP, especially with mods, I just can't see someone being able to get traction off a stoplight without having some really sticky tires.

Car looks very nice with the drop, definately looks a lot better. I'm gonna wait to see how you feel about the handling and ride before picking up a set of my own though.

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Well, every little bit is going to help. I'm sure they will get rid of some of the squat, so it helps.
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looks good! My g/fs car is hurtin right now mechanically, or i would think about springs.
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looks good Sol!

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Ok, need to paint them calipers!
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Looks awesome, Sol. Nice job makeing an awesome car even better!
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Ok, need to paint them calipers!
Yea if you painted those things it would look even better!
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looks good... how come the camber looks so much different?
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Old 05-15-2006, 06:30 PM   #29
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Like I said, different camera angles, different lenses.

About the calipers ... I'm way ahead of you all. That'* the next thing I plan on doing.
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Car looks better lowered Sol. But can ya drag your front deflecter on the ground?j/k. After I slammed mine I found that raising the rear up really helps traction alot, but... it kills stability in driving. With the rear all the way up I cant spin tires but I can drift it with no effort. Cant seem to get the best of both worlds at same time.
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