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    1. Geriatric Member Aonarch's Avatar
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      08-20-2012 09:29 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by shirtsTDI View Post
      I love mine. They are nice and light. If you can get a good deal on the wheels in silver and plasti-dip them for less than the regular price, you should definitely go for it. I think on a CW car, they would go well. Here's mine for reference:



      Thanks!

      Yeah I am going with the silver ones for dirt cheat and them plasti-dipping them.
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      08-20-2012 11:35 PM #52


      Ok so first round of mods is coming up. What do you guys think? Anyone have H&R's Cup Kit? I plan on upgrading all the bushings, etc to Whiteline in the upcoming future.
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      08-20-2012 11:59 PM #53
      I'm set on tires but wheels... no idea yet.



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      08-21-2012 01:45 AM #54
      You should really consider just going with coilovers, man. Springs always seem to looking slightly reverse-racked...they may sit truly level, but to the eye, I think, they always look off, even if only slightly. That's just my opinion though.

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      08-21-2012 02:31 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by sportwagen rick View Post
      You should really consider just going with coilovers, man. Springs always seem to looking slightly reverse-racked...they may sit truly level, but to the eye, I think, they always look off, even if only slightly. That's just my opinion though.
      I agree 100%. The adjustability is key - I love my ST's but peeps also love the koni coils for under $1k.

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      08-21-2012 08:50 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by sportwagen rick View Post
      You should really consider just going with coilovers, man. Springs always seem to looking slightly reverse-racked...they may sit truly level, but to the eye, I think, they always look off, even if only slightly. That's just my opinion though.
      Quote Originally Posted by nikhsub1 View Post
      I agree 100%. The adjustability is key - I love my ST's but peeps also love the koni coils for under $1k.
      I will probably go with ST's, I like the coils in general, and JSW guys have high praise for them.

      I haven't had lowering springs since 2001. I have had coils ever since.
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      08-21-2012 07:05 PM #57
      Whoa, your Radio displays songs differently than mine. Is that an RCD 510?

      Potential firmware update?
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      08-21-2012 07:21 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by ArtieMacKinlay View Post
      Whoa, your Radio displays songs differently than mine. Is that an RCD 510?

      Potential firmware update?
      No. Once Rick Astley is displayed on it once it goes FUBAR.

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      08-21-2012 08:54 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by ArtieMacKinlay View Post
      Whoa, your Radio displays songs differently than mine. Is that an RCD 510?

      Potential firmware update?
      Quote Originally Posted by nikhsub1 View Post
      No. Once Rick Astley is displayed on it once it goes FUBAR.
      Not sure, must be a 2012+ thing, but it is full color.

      Also do we all have 10 speakers? I assume yes since it is wagon.
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      08-21-2012 09:10 PM #60
      Well what do I know? I have an RNS-510
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      08-21-2012 09:35 PM #61
      hey, you plan on lowering it anytime soon
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      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

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      08-21-2012 09:54 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by hussdog426 View Post
      hey, you plan on lowering it anytime soon
      Once my paypal clears ordering coils.

      Wheels will come once I figure out what I want so 2-4 weeks delivery time.
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      08-22-2012 07:43 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Once my paypal clears ordering coils.

      Wheels will come once I figure out what I want so 2-4 weeks delivery time.
      Ah, gotcha can't wait to see it
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

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      08-22-2012 10:07 AM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by hussdog426 View Post
      Ah, gotcha can't wait to see it
      And it cleared this morning so I am good to go.

      Who can I buy ST's for a bit less on here? Also got to be paypal verified, because I have ~$1600 chillin in my paypal account.
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      08-22-2012 08:54 PM #65
      Have you finally decided what wheels you gonna get?





























      You need staggered wheels. Just sayin.
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      08-23-2012 08:16 AM #66
      I'm a fan of square setups, and then playing with smaller spacers if needed.
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      08-23-2012 08:54 AM #67
      hey man! great setup so far! I'm going through some of the same crap with my "build" as you are. Maybe I need to start a competitive thread! haha

      I contacted HPA for a quote on ST's then wondered how much more would I pay to upgrade to KWs, and after reading that "ST squeak/knock/racket " thread I thought what's another $500 over the life of the wagon for something a lot nicer/better quality? But I'm sure that issue only applies to like 3% of ST consumers. I'm not really sure what I'm trying to say....

      Also rock the gold rims man! I'm currently powder coating a set of V701's in bronze, but the gold colour option made it a hard decision. Would love to see how yours turn out if you go that route...i just hope after I see it I won't regret my decision.

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      08-23-2012 10:55 AM #68
      ST's are great for the price. My main reason going for them is 1) I want something that works, nothing fancy like V1's. 2) People here tend to like them, and coils for the JSW are a sore topic, too many coils with wrong spring rates.
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      08-23-2012 06:43 PM #69


      Finally added my phone... Laziness.
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      08-24-2012 02:49 PM #70
      Ok, your radio/Bluetooth module is much nicer than mine.
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      08-24-2012 03:52 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      And it cleared this morning so I am good to go.

      Who can I buy ST's for a bit less on here? Also got to be paypal verified, because I have ~$1600 chillin in my paypal account.
      PM me for ST pricing!

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      08-24-2012 03:54 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by ArtieMacKinlay View Post
      Ok, your radio/Bluetooth module is much nicer than mine.
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      08-24-2012 07:40 PM #73
      Finally painted my rear calipers...
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      08-24-2012 09:55 PM #74
      Installing Koni coil-overs tomorrow.
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      08-24-2012 09:59 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Finally painted my rear calipers...


      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Installing Koni coil-overs tomorrow.

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