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e30325ic 09-17-2008 05:44 AM

New ride height and Lip
 
I finally got around to putting on my new suspension. It didn't lower as much as I wanted but it is definitely better. I also straightened out the lower valance and installed the new IS lip spoiler. I painted it black because I thought that with all the black and silver on the car the contrast would look cool. I also painted the rear deck spoiler black. Excuse the cell phone pics my camera is DOA and I haven't bought a new one yet.

I think the rear is still too high, but some of my friends like the rake it has on it. I was hoping for a little more level and a bit lower.

Before.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...osPics/RH1.jpg

After and before paint.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...osPics/RH3.jpg

With paint.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...osPics/RH4.jpg

johny_rolly 09-17-2008 09:31 AM

Nice... Just drop a few weights in the trunk to get a little lower :rofl: ( Just as a quick fix I mean)

I took the 60lbs weight out the vert I had and it raised it about 1.5 inch or so...

Weight vs looks... hmmm... your call :D

IceStationZebra 09-19-2008 02:25 AM

I think it looks great. I just like the painted painted is lips.

e30325ic 09-19-2008 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IceStationZebra (Post 3562608)
I think it looks great. I just like the painted painted is lips.

Thanks, I decided to do it black since the car has so much black already and the dark windows (which was on the car when I got it). I also painted the rear spoiler black for a little contrast. I hope to get the whole car painted soon. I still have an exhaust leak to fix and finish making up the AC hose and I will be finished with all the mechanical stuff.

kamotors 09-19-2008 05:15 PM

i love black is lips, i can bash threw stuff all day and get it full of chips,then goto walmart get a can of black paint for 96 cents and then no more chips or scratches.

Edev 09-19-2008 07:05 PM

niiiiiiice. i like your wheels. i NEED to do a shadow line now. uuugh. yours looks real good though :thumbup:

Rekcedbob 09-20-2008 11:18 PM

Your friends are right about the rake, it looks aerodynamically engineered

e30:) 09-21-2008 08:14 AM

what did you put on it for suspention?

e30325ic 09-21-2008 04:11 PM

Thanks for the comments, I ordered a set off ebay that was listed as KYB gas adjust with Vogtland springs. Vogtland's lower the car 1.6 all the way around. What I got was Tokico springs in a vogtland box. I argued and tried to get them to send the springs that I bought but they wanted me to send them back at my expense. Since they were a decent price I decided to put them on and what you see is the results. I looked into is and Vogtland makes tokico but there is a difference in rates and ride height. I think I will order a set of Vogtlands and put these on my new project car. This one is my daily driver. It is M50 powered with a ZF trans from an M3. The springs help a lot with cornering. If I decide to part out my vert, I will put the sway bars from the vert on this car. They are much stiffer.


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