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« on: March 15, 2004, 08:08:38 PM »
So I finally dropped my car.  Thanks to Neuspeed sport springs and Bilstine Sport shocks it is now lower by 2 inches and a WHOLE lot tighter.  I was a bit nervous about doing this because I have a driveway issues, however once I discovered that the car does not compress much at all, even under the weight of three men standing in the trunk, I was a little more optimistic.

On the drive home I got a lot of attention.  I even could read one passenger lips “What kind of car is that?”  I LOVE IT!  I have a great Car that inspires confusion in passer-bys.

The final test on the driveway was successfull - but I have to creep in and out at one hell of a crazy angle 8O

Thanks to all the member of RMCB5 for the encouragement and support in my recent post / poll.

I have one shot in my gallary, and I will get a few more later to post.
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2004, 08:11:52 PM »
you'll get used to angleing into and out of everywhere.... it become second nature after a while
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2004, 08:11:52 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2004, 08:16:12 PM »
I gotta post it! Looks sweet!



I can't wait for more!!!!

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2004, 08:29:39 PM »
Thanks Jay - I will get one from the side and a shot on the driveway later this week.
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2004, 09:21:43 PM »
Yeah! You da man! Watchin' the ground roll in yo lowered suspension!
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2004, 09:27:28 PM »
[happy-gilmore voice] I gonna kick your ass clown !! [/happy-gilmore voice]

No 20 inch spinners for me, I am not that tuff.
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2004, 09:39:36 PM »
HAHA! I've my ride lowered for a year now and I'm thinking that new shocks oughta take care of some of that...where'd you get your Bilsteins?
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2004, 09:46:02 PM »
I got the whole set-up off a the clubB5 classified forum.  I got lucky...  the shocks make a big difference.
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2004, 03:51:38 PM »
Thank GOD you finally did it.. ;) Nice set up btw. I have the same setup.. it all came from that one fated evening when you were pushing on my car to see how much body roll it had, didn't it?? j/k I knew you'd do it sooner or later.
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2004, 03:59:51 PM »
Now I just need your Xenon's :D

Let em know what you are going to turn your car in and we can make a deal!!
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2004, 04:19:07 PM »
Hmm yeah.. you might be waiting a while. I don't know IF I will turn her in.. track down Airwalk on clubb5, that's who I got mine from....

In the meantime, if I win the lottery, I'll probably get a different car.. so I'll let you know. haha
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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2004, 04:44:16 PM »
Airwalks' the man!  Thats who I got mine from.
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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2004, 05:35:02 PM »
Randy - Sweet set-up.  You go from not sure if you want to lower to Nuespeed Sports!  Major change of mind set.  you sure that day in court didn't mess you up? :-P

I bet that drive over Rabbit ears was pretty fun!

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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2004, 06:12:41 PM »
My day in court turned out for the better, so I think maybe I got cocky...

The drive over rabbit ears was fun, now that they have straightened / widened the road.  My favorite part of the drive is still between Kremling and muddy pass, turn after turn!
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2004, 06:28:05 PM »
Nice Randy, now you need a rear sway bar and you'll really think you have a sports car instead of a family sedan. I like my O-Bar rear sway bar, but the Neuspeed adjustable unit is really a lot better. Also Autotech sells a rear sway bar for our cars. They are mor eexpensive than the O-Bar, but they also easier to install. The O-Bar is a bit of a headache to do.  :?
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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2004, 06:38:21 PM »
Thanks Chas!  I am pretty happy for now, but as I have proven in the past I change my mind all the time.  That is the problem when you lack mental stability :?

I think my tires are a bit out of ballance, because I get a bit of a vibration at 60MPH and it does not go away.  At fits I thought it was just the bad mountain roads, but I have continued to feel it...
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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2004, 12:59:31 PM »
Lookin' good Randy, can't wait to see it in person.

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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2004, 12:32:15 PM »
Looks great Randy!  I can't wait to see it.  I know exactly what you felt when you first drove it ater installing these too.  That is a great feeling!

All of a sudden, you have a new, even sweeter car!
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« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2004, 01:41:06 AM »
So I went to get my car aligned today and the place said "sure no problem"  Yah Right!!!

I go back to get the car and the guy come back and said "we were not able to do the alignment, becasue your car does not fit on the rack."  I ask why - "The front end it too wide.  We can get in to the rack, but the front spoiler is too big and the sensors do not fit.  We need you to bring the car back so we can adjust the rack to make it fit." :mad:

I am completely mystified by this.  I know the front of my car is a little - a very little - bit wider that stock, but there are surely other volkswagens and Audi's that are wider that my car (Phaeton, Toureg, A6, A8 )and you can surely align those.

Needless to say I am REALLY upset.  So I do not think I will be going back there.  I turely feel that becasue it was a Friday afternoon, and the tech did not want to take that time to do the work, I was given a LAME excuse and sent on my way. :evil:

So is there a place in town that will actaully DO the alignment that anyone knows of?  I need to have it done, not have time for lame excuses just to have my car returned to me.

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« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2004, 10:51:54 AM »
Randy, you might check with Chas.  He knows of some guy that is on east "HO"fax almost to Aurora.  You might try your man ho stuff over there.

Any way the guy supposedly does a nice job and I think uses a Hunter rack.  When you do it have them use the 1BE settings.  That's the closes setting for a dropped suspension.

I had Firestone do it on my ride last year.  They use A hunter rack as well but you tend to find technicians that do not care about your wheels at places like that. I got a few scratches on my Ronal's. You might remind whomever to be carefull with the wheels.

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« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2004, 11:59:01 AM »
Hey Randy, the last place that did mine was Discount Tire and they did a fine job.  No problems here.  And I KNOW I am lower than you are...

They are just being slackers.
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« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2004, 07:39:25 PM »
4/14 update

I took the car into another shop today at lunch to see if they could help me out.  I explained my previous problem getting the alignment done and the guy - Drew - decided to look at the car and the rack to see if he could do it.

After some measurements and a good look at the rack, we decided to give it a shot and see if I could get the car on the rack.  Now having perfected getting in and out of my drive way at and angle, I employed the same technique pulling onto the rack.  IT FITS!!!  (this makes my suspicion from last Friday seem all the more plausable)

I give him the Bentley Alignment specifications for the 1BE suspension and we discuss the set up and I am on my way.  He was surprised that I had the spec’s and wanted to know how I got them.

Drew calls about 90 minutes later and said he got it all done, it was toe-out negative, but now I am all set.

I will get the car after work and give it a good test on the way home.  I have my fingers crossed that this is the end of it.
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« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2004, 12:50:54 PM »
Good deal!  Hopefully they learned their job a little better.  Way to teach them.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2004, 12:59:07 PM »
The ride is smooth and there is only the feel of the road in my wheel now, so I am a very happy man.

For the first time I was able to gain full apreciation for my suspention and I am very happy :D

By the way the Colorado State Patrol has new Grey,Chevy 1500 trucks as unmarked cars.  I almost got to meet the drive of said vehicle yesterday at much too high a rate of speed on C-470

So 8O out
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« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2004, 01:01:07 PM »
Doh!  You still have a few more points to go to catch up with me though...
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« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2004, 01:03:16 PM »
That is one contest I do not want to get into...
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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2004, 01:13:04 PM »
Me neither!  

So when are we gonna get to see new pics of the lowered ride?
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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2004, 01:27:50 PM »
I am planning on taking a few new picture Friday PM if the weather holds.

I also might have to take it out for a littel drive up 285 or Morrison road to Evergreen.
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