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      02-09-2012 11:21 AM #201
      Quote Originally Posted by 98DUB View Post
      you tore your boot when installing your air, or was it when you first did coils? how did you do that? seems like installing air after being on coils wouldnt produce that much stress on the boot because of the already short struts
      No, no. Tore it while putting on my Sport Springs ages ago. Stupid rookie/noob mistake that will never happen again.


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      02-09-2012 11:36 AM #202
      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      No, no. Tore it while putting on my Sport Springs ages ago. Stupid rookie/noob mistake that will never happen again.

      ahh, makes more sense now
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      02-09-2012 05:53 PM #203
      Soooooooo, looks like the sway bar was rubbing the axle. I temporarily wrapped a foam insulator around it and took it for a drive. Sound is gone. So ill probably be making an appointment somewhere to get it taken out. Thanks to Karl for all the help. I owe ya a beer or two.
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      02-09-2012 05:57 PM #204
      Quote Originally Posted by MK6 BOB View Post
      Soooooooo, looks like the sway bar was rubbing the axle. Thanks to Karl for all the help. I owe ya a beer or two.
      Quote Originally Posted by 98DUB View Post
      I wonder if it could be as simple as the "free" sway bar clattering when you turn right? Im hoping thats the issue for you
      Youre welcome BOB
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      02-09-2012 05:58 PM #205
      Quote Originally Posted by 98DUB View Post
      Youre welcome BOB


      Thanks man
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      02-09-2012 06:12 PM #206
      if your sway bar is still on the car then that is your culprit. Take it out or hook it up to the dd brackets and I bet the noise goes away.
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      lower than zimmy and no issues.

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      02-09-2012 06:14 PM #207
      Quote Originally Posted by white pepper View Post
      if your sway bar is still on the car then that is your culprit. Take it out or hook it up to the dd brackets and I bet the noise goes away.
      it will be taken out.
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      02-09-2012 06:16 PM #208
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      it will be taken out.
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      02-09-2012 06:17 PM #209
      Quote Originally Posted by MK6 BOB View Post
      it will be taken out.
      hate sounding like a broken record.

      mine is in but not hooked up as well but only makes noises at 60psi and up.
      Quote Originally Posted by Arin@APR View Post
      lower than zimmy and no issues.

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      02-09-2012 06:39 PM #210
      Quote Originally Posted by MK6 BOB View Post
      Soooooooo, looks like the sway bar was rubbing the axle. I temporarily wrapped a foam insulator around it and took it for a drive. Sound is gone. So ill probably be making an appointment somewhere to get it taken out. Thanks to Karl for all the help. I owe ya a beer or two.
      already told ya, just pictures.

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      02-09-2012 07:17 PM #211
      Quote Originally Posted by white pepper View Post
      hate sounding like a broken record.

      mine is in but not hooked up as well but only makes noises at 60psi and up.
      I ride at like 70 lmao. Starting to get a little more comfortable and drive height is slowly coming down little by little.
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      02-09-2012 07:18 PM #212
      Quote Originally Posted by MK6 BOB View Post
      I ride at like 70

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      02-09-2012 07:19 PM #213
      Quote Originally Posted by MK6 BOB View Post
      I ride at like 70 lmao.
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      02-09-2012 07:28 PM #214
      Quote Originally Posted by MK6 BOB View Post
      I ride at like 70 lmao. Starting to get a little more comfortable and drive height is slowly coming down little by little.
      **** rides like a caddy down in the 30s.
      Quote Originally Posted by Arin@APR View Post
      lower than zimmy and no issues.

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      02-09-2012 07:35 PM #215
      Quote Originally Posted by white pepper View Post
      **** rides like a caddy down in the 30s.
      tuckin wheel up front at 40 and rides like im floating, lovez it
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      02-09-2012 07:46 PM #216
      Made a "front up" preset and went down to 50
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      02-11-2012 09:45 AM #217
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      02-11-2012 10:47 AM #219
      Quote Originally Posted by MK6 BOB View Post
      Soooooooo, looks like the sway bar was rubbing the axle. I temporarily wrapped a foam insulator around it and took it for a drive. Sound is gone. So ill probably be making an appointment somewhere to get it taken out. Thanks to Karl for all the help. I owe ya a beer or two.
      sorry i'm late to the party, but i knew this was the case after i read that you left it in. glad you finally figured it out!

      the sounds this car makes after installing air are so frustrating sometimes haha, i drive myself nuts.

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      02-11-2012 10:51 AM #220
      Quote Originally Posted by MK6 BOB View Post
      I ride at like 70 lmao. Starting to get a little more comfortable and drive height is slowly coming down little by little.
      haha, i was the same way man, driving low scared the **** out of me haha. you SHOULD be worry free at about 50-55 fronts/30 rear for almost any road hazard (mainly any sort of raised road seam. you're front bumper definitiely won't hit it, your subframe might, but i've had good luck at that front psi). You should also be able to take most turns at that pressure in the front as well

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      02-11-2012 11:07 AM #221
      Quote Originally Posted by prospal View Post
      haha, i was the same way man, driving low scared the **** out of me haha. you SHOULD be worry free at about 50-55 fronts/30 rear for almost any road hazard (mainly any sort of raised road seam. you're front bumper definitiely won't hit it, your subframe might, but i've had good luck at that front psi). You should also be able to take most turns at that pressure in the front as well
      Haha, im settled in now at about 50/35. I'm gonna see how it goes at that height an maybe make a preset at 45/35 for roads that I'm 1000% sure are silky smooth
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      02-11-2012 11:23 AM #222
      Quote Originally Posted by MK6 BOB View Post
      Haha, im settled in now at about 50/35. I'm gonna see how it goes at that height an maybe make a preset at 45/35 for roads that I'm 1000% sure are silky smooth
      my front highway height on Detroits was 35. Get on my level bro.
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      02-11-2012 12:06 PM #223


      What's the FTG around at DD heights (on detroits obviously)? Just wondering if most of you guys are cruising around coil height and then dropping when parked. Looks great though!
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      02-11-2012 12:58 PM #224
      Quote Originally Posted by nick0188 View Post


      What's the FTG around at DD heights (on detroits obviously)? Just wondering if most of you guys are cruising around coil height and then dropping when parked. Looks great though!
      I'll take some measurements later, but I would guess around 21.5" maybe.



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      my front highway height on Detroits was 35. Get on my level bro.
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      02-11-2012 01:05 PM #225
      Quote Originally Posted by MK6 BOB View Post
      I'll take some measurements later, but I would guess around 21.5" maybe.
      No way. I'd say 23's or 24's.

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