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MetroMPG 03-05-2006 12:52 PM

Quote:I saved the OEM
 
Quote:

I saved the OEM springs in case I want to go back to the original, less bouncy ride.
is it dramatically different? probably hard to quantify.

SVOboy 03-05-2006 12:55 PM

Dramatically. I got mildly
 
Dramatically. I got mildly car sick the first few times I drove my car. However, I have been on the school bus a few times lately and that makes me sick for up to 48 hours, so I'm prone to it.

krousdb 03-05-2006 01:07 PM

Re: Quote:I saved the OEM
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MetroMPG
Quote:

I saved the OEM springs in case I want to go back to the original, less bouncy ride.
is it dramatically different? probably hard to quantify.

Actually, the front isn't noticeably different. The back is where I notice a huge difference. The OEM springs for the back are much whimpier (thinner coil stock) than the front springs. But the new set were the same front and back. A good bump will lift you off of your seat. Before I would be lifted only half off my seat.:-)

krousdb 03-05-2006 01:10 PM

Re: Did you measure the
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SVOboy
Did you measure the difference between the front and the back of the tire?

Thanks for the pictures, checking them out now, a super close up of the fuel rail where the fuel line attachs would be good, mine sprayed massive amounts of gas upon startup.

Nope, didnt think I could get under there without lifting the car up, which of course would screw up the measurement. I will give it a try and take another picture for you.

SVOboy 03-05-2006 01:20 PM

The way most people do it is
 
The way most people do it is sit block against the wheels and then measure the difference between the front and the back of the blocks.

krousdb 03-05-2006 01:32 PM

Re: Did you measure the
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SVOboy
Did you measure the difference between the front and the back of the tire?

Thanks for the pictures, checking them out now, a super close up of the fuel rail where the fuel line attachs would be good, mine sprayed massive amounts of gas upon startup.

OK, close up here:

https://img46.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dcp59975fp.jpg

https://img46.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dcp59975fp.jpg

Let me know if you need any other pics.

At the front of the front tires, measured at 45 deg from the ground the distance between center groove is 58 1/16. At the back of the front tires, 30 deg up from the ground (cant get any higher) is 58 1/4. So there appears to ba s slight toe in. Not sure what the acceptable range is. Doesn't seem too bad. I will keep an eye on the tread wear. Can't be that bad because today on my trip to home depot, about 28 mile RT, the superMID said 55.8 MPG.:-)

SVOboy 03-05-2006 01:47 PM

Just give the tie rods ends
 
Just give the tie rods ends a little tweak, that's a bit out of spec.

Thank you kindly for the picture, unfortunately we have different stuff and I'm just realizing I'm missing some junk.

:(, good start to the weekend and just terrible everything else.

JanGeo 03-06-2006 04:46 PM

toe in
 
Get a laser level and slap it against the side walls of each tire and see where the laser beam converges - I think about 300-500 feet is about as much toe in as you would want - 1000 feet intersection is about 1 degree - if the beam diverges from each side you have toe out - which is really bad as I found out!

krousdb 04-30-2006 03:28 PM

Just finished installing the
 
Just finished installing the Tokico Blue shocks. The difference is quite noticeable. The bounciness is nearly gone and the handling is improved. Not bad for a freebie from SVOboy. :) Thanks Ben!

SVOboy 04-30-2006 03:31 PM

Haha, they were free to me,
 
Haha, they were free to me, so no worries. Shortly after I got them I realized I could've sold them and made back the 100 I spent on everything, but I figure if I get a 600 dollar discount I can pass a 160 dollar discount on to someone that's helped me out a lot.

I still need to put my front illuminas on, I've been so busy, sadly. I'll have silly drop after I do, can't wait!


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