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Old 11-12-2012, 07:10 PM   #101
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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.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:27 AM   #102
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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!!!:)
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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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Old 10-19-2013, 04:26 PM   #104
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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.
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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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Old 10-19-2013, 05:31 PM   #106
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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.
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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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