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10-20-2013 12:46 AM
karmakc
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That section of Highway 1 is rather dull, imho. I live just over the road in San Jose. There are a lot of great sections of Highway 1, yes, just not in and around the immediate Santa Cruz area. Once you get south of Monterey (Big Sur) or north of SF (Sonoma/Mendocino) it's amaze-balls.

Yeah this section of hwy 1 isn't the best however, all the back roads that locals know and hwy 17 more than make up for that.

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10-19-2013 06:31 PM
drewts86
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Look where he live's= Hi-way 1= awesome.
That section of Highway 1 is rather dull, imho. I live just over the road in San Jose. There are a lot of great sections of Highway 1, yes, just not in and around the immediate Santa Cruz area. Once you get south of Monterey (Big Sur) or north of SF (Sonoma/Mendocino) it's amaze-balls.
10-19-2013 05:29 PM
karmakc
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I'm running the stock front, rear SVT bar on my ZX3 with FRPP springs and Koni's. For autocross this is feeling pretty good and I don't think I'll be changing it, the car rotates extremely well.
Did you run svt shocks before getting Koni's? If so, how's the ride?

And I agree that the stock front svt rear makes for a fantastic package.

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10-19-2013 05:26 PM
Browningguy I'm running the stock front, rear SVT bar on my ZX3 with FRPP springs and Koni's. For autocross this is feeling pretty good and I don't think I'll be changing it, the car rotates extremely well.
10-19-2013 05:21 PM
karmakc I didn't switch out my front sway bar. If i were going to 20mm or 21mm. What kind of difference would that make in terms of turn in and other dynamics?

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11-13-2012 11:27 AM
mattmoz If you ever want a little more you can get the eibach sway bar kit there awesome together, i got mine with my prosystem plus and its great the rear bar gets 25mm and the front one is 21mm and together the corners are great if i can find them in the flat lands i would defiantly recomend them!!!:)
11-12-2012 08:10 PM
karmakc These last 5,000 miles on FRPP kit have been a revelation!
Obviously with a slightly less compliant shock combined with FRPP springs, the ride has been rougher both on the highway and in the city. The trade off for ride quality versus handling was a little more than I had expected. However, I'm not complaining any more.

It's a hoot to drive a car that is even more communicative than while stock. My commute is wonderful in every sense of the word as when in turns that had the inner right wheel lifting/nearly lifting, now the rear is communion with the front.

I point the car where I want to go, and there is little to no wag from the rear. Obviously, there are still limits to the handling, however I have yet to have the car's rear break away from me while trail braking or in the wet - this is mostly due to the rubber on the shoes.

I have yet to take the car to an AutoX course and plan to do so sometime in the near future. However, I can whole heartedly recommend the FRPP kit as so many before me have. I look forward to many more miles of funderful dynamics and twisty fun.
11-04-2012 01:21 AM
karmakc I love my car <3
04-09-2012 04:48 AM
karmakc
Continental DW tires rock!

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Finally bit the bullet, and bought myself a set of Continental DW's from Tirerack.com
The icing on the cake is a rebate for an Nook simple Touch from Continental as a rebate.

I'll update you all when I've at least broken the tires in.
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I just got those tires put on yesterday, they are quiet and the steering response is nice.
I agree, the Continental Extreme Contact DW is whisper quiet and even with the stiffer suspension geometry and SVT rear sway bar, I still feel like I'm wafting in the clouds. Then again, I'm also driving around in the initial break in period --- so no real hard driving though I'm amazed by the grip from them vs my previous tires.

I'm pretty sure I love the way my car is right now - feels like the finished project that I somewhat projected I'd get about a year ago.
04-05-2012 09:32 AM
KyleQ I just got those tires put on yesterday, they are quiet and the steering response is nice.
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