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Old 01-22-2013, 05:31 PM   #31
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I had the rears set at ~60%, IIRC.

Just follow the instructions in the package. 1 turn = 1/2 of a revolution on the shock with Konis. Turn it to full soft, then find out how many turns it takes to get to full stiff. It's just simple math after that; just need to figure out how many half turns it takes to reach 60%.
Sounds easy enough. Thanks mate!
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:46 AM   #32
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They are huge pics, with great detail, so much detail that in the first pic you can see how dirty the rims really are, and the last pic you can see my F150 with my Ad1das plates :)
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:41 AM   #33
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Back from the dead. Update pic of my Eibach Sportlines on stock shocks/struts

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Lol at springs handling better than coilovers.

KWs and H&Rs will have all stainless steel shock bodies/threads. There are literally thousands of people in the snow belt with coilovers on their car.

I didn't read every post but if it hasn't been mentioned before the benefit to coilovers is you can change your ride height season to season.
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How's the ride with the sportlines?
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:56 PM   #36
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Lol at springs handling better than coilovers.

KWs and H&Rs will have all stainless steel shock bodies/threads. There are literally thousands of people in the snow belt with coilovers on their car.

I didn't read every post but if it hasn't been mentioned before the benefit to coilovers is you can change your ride height season to season.
Yeah.. the whole progressive shocks riding harsher is kinda bs too.
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Staggered wheels?
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How's the ride with the sportlines?
I'm running the stock upgraded shocks and struts and the ride is great considering how low the car is. It rides way better than my 2009 did with the FRPP kit. The ride is actually so good that my gf wants the same setup for her 2013 hatch so I picked the springs along with camber arms from tire rack/summit racing earlier today.

Tire tack is selling them for an amazing price right now. Shipping was an extra $18 UPS ground
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Yeah.. the whole progressive shocks riding harsher is kinda bs too.
Yes it is. The whole point of a progressive shock is to be soft until the limits of the springs are reached.
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