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Old 07-19-2012, 07:32 PM   #101
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Yep stock 16 inch sport wheels. Glad you like the fender stripes
Thought so. I'm slightly concerned because your tires look a little close to the wheel well and i'm afraid my 17's will be too close for comfort and rub... Maybe? Otherwise these are pretty much a done deal for me.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:40 PM   #102
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I think I'm sold on these now.
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I don't think you will rub, Steeda runs these on their serial number cars that have 18's
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:42 PM   #104
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Thought so. I'm slightly concerned because your tires look a little close to the wheel well and i'm afraid my 17's will be too close for comfort and rub... Maybe? Otherwise these are pretty much a done deal for me.
I dont think this should matter, you should have lower profile tires so the overal size should be similar.
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Yep stock 16 inch sport wheels. Glad you like the fender stripes
The stripes look great RED is there a guide/template for their placement? Are you staying with the 16's? Sorry if both have been answered before.
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Just ordered the springs and the swaybar! Hey Red, how difficult was it to get them installed? I pretty much have the same car as you, except I got the painted machined alloys :D
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dayum, love that stance RED, i think im sold also on the springs, now to just save up for em lol
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dayum, love that stance RED, i think im sold also on the springs, now to just save up for em lol
Let me know when I can help you with those. :)
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Finally finished installing the springs and swaybar and took it for a ride in the mountains. In short, they're freaking awesome! They made a significant improvement in the handling of the car. There's a whole lot more grip, greatly reduced nose-diving under braking, and cornering was much flatter and glued to the road. I also felt that power was delivered more effectively since the weight of the car isn't bouncing around so much. Overall, it's one of the best things you can do, and the drop looks superb! I was too excited to start working to get a before pic, but heres an after pic with a not so good camera:


I did take before and after measurements though. I measured from the top center of the blue Ford cap to the body.
Before | After | Drop
Driver Front : 13 1/8" | 12 11/16" | 7/16"
Pass. Front : 13 5/16"| 12 13/16 | 1/2" (8/16")
Driver Rear : 12 7/8" | 12 1/2" | 3/8" (6/16")
Pass. Rear : 12 7/8" | 12 1/2" | 3/8" (6/16")

The drop isn't quite what they advertise, but I have an SE with the sport package so they might be comparing it to different stock springs. Either way, I'm extremely happy with the greatly improved handling and the way it looks! Thanks to Steeda for making great stuff and thanks to Brandon for getting me the goods!
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Finally finished installing the springs and swaybar and took it for a ride in the mountains. In short, they're freaking awesome! They made a significant improvement in the handling of the car. There's a whole lot more grip, greatly reduced nose-diving under braking, and cornering was much flatter and glued to the road. I also felt that power was delivered more effectively since the weight of the car isn't bouncing around so much. Overall, it's one of the best things you can do, and the drop looks superb! I was too excited to start working to get a before pic, but heres an after pic with a not so good camera:


I did take before and after measurements though. I measured from the top center of the blue Ford cap to the body.
Before | After | Drop
Driver Front : 13 1/8" | 12 11/16" | 7/16"
Pass. Front : 13 5/16"| 12 13/16 | 1/2" (8/16")
Driver Rear : 12 7/8" | 12 1/2" | 3/8" (6/16")
Pass. Rear : 12 7/8" | 12 1/2" | 3/8" (6/16")

The drop isn't quite what they advertise, but I have an SE with the sport package so they might be comparing it to different stock springs. Either way, I'm extremely happy with the greatly improved handling and the way it looks! Thanks to Steeda for making great stuff and thanks to Brandon for getting me the goods!
Sweet! Thanks again and just let me know if I can help you with anything else!

Regarding the drop, it's an approximate number. Due to mass manufacturing, every vehicle is going to be slightly different from the vehicle and as such the drop will vary on each vehicle.
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