The wheels will camber in not out
ok so if my wheels clear the way they are now.....the geometry of the uprights stays the same as I go lower? That was the issue i was trying to get at i guess....because from what i can see... the tyre just* clears the upper control arm....im hoping the distance between the tyre and control arm does not change when i go lower....
oh btw...i see you guys talking about the 'helper' springs on the ST's. Are those them?... the thinner spring right under the big coil??
If that is them...it appears they slide right off...how much difference does it make to ride height if I leave them on and then wind the coils down all the way...has anyone proceeded like this? or ppl just leave them out?
Before i put my helper springs on i had a good 1in 1/2 left to go down up front and maybe half inch in the rear.
the ride difference is barely noticeable at all...i will be removing my helper springs again soon.
hey dudes....i have spent about 6 hours today doing my coils....bit of a pain since i dont have any airtools but as i moved on to the rears and was beginning to breathe a sigh of relief as it should have been easier from then on.....then disaster struck!
the rear shock housing that are made of metal and kinda come over the top of the spring are rusted to **** on the backside....they are basically falling apart..i could put my fingers through them. If it is only the backside that is affected ie: the side that actually makes contact with the body of the car when bolted up....can i leave it like that?? I naturally want to replace the whole damn thing....
im kinda pissed off.....i could almost taste it since I was so close to finishing it today
damn they are not cheap....about $300 a side im looking at
anyone ever try to get them fixed like getting a new metal backing welded on??.....the metal plate where the the bolts go into is fine...only the cylinder where the shock slides up in has rust on the backside..
Last edited by Mihai_A4-B5_; 04-16-2011 at 11:24 AM.
well....coils are on will get some pics very soon....i just have to get the car sittin where i want it. Funny how the front has about 1.5" of threads left and the rear has only 5 threads left to go....but rear is definitely lower by about 1/4 inch
Now for some questions.......how exactly do you go about trimming the fender liner in the front? just unscrew the bolt that holds in to the fender and cut away?? what do you use to re-secure the fender liner to the fender after you roll the fender?? Thanks guys!!
Last edited by Mihai_A4-B5_; 04-21-2011 at 01:42 AM.
dont everyone jump in to offer advice or anything
anyways i went ahead and rolled my front fenders a bit after trimming the liner.....now the car sits 24.4" gtf in the front and 24.5" in the rear......gonna drive it like this till they settle and until i get smaller tyres lol.....i have no idea how you guys drive under 24" gtf!!!
anywayz here is a pic i took just before i had to go to work.....(only had the camera bag to lean the the camera against since it's quite dark in my parking..hence the funky angle!! enjoy and as always...any feedback is welcome!!
thanks melloman yes they are indeed 18's
and james....my right fender has already munched on my tyre before i rolled them a bit today....definitely my tyres are a big thing holding me back right now but i honestly love the tyres so much and also dont have cash to get something else......i do think some 215/40s are going to make a huge difference to the amount of room i have...only problem is ill need bigger spacers if i do that then longer bolts...lol it never ends!
as promised...the first of many pics to ensue.....might bring the front down a smidge as soon as i get my front fenders properly rolled...already having enuf trouble with parking lots and speed bumps
while i was helping my buddy put in some bucket seats into his m3 i snapped some more pics!! enjoy..
thanks for the nice comments! I am over the moon! i have a big smile on my face whenever i walk out to the car now!
oh and wes....my mudflaps are definitely starting to get a workout it's always weird how the pics dont show just how low it is now....when i see pics of your car and lazer's and others you guys must be close to dragging flaps
Last edited by Mihai_A4-B5_; 04-23-2011 at 11:19 AM.