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Old 10-19-2008, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Zman
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good start on the car thus far, im really liking the tail lights. with the stuff you are planning, should look pretty good, ever thought about a spoiler and visors?
I like the clean look without a spoiler.

I am trying to keep my drag coefficient down as much as possible, for a cube-shape lol, and windows visors (if that's what you meant) stick out a little bit, same with wheel spacers. I know it seems trivial, but I want to break 45mpg next summer.

The grille is stock still! I haven't seen one I like yet.
Good attitude !!!

I have a strong suspicion that by next summer you'll probably need to get 45 mpg's just to get by. I think this lower gas price thing is just temporary.

Looks good to me BTW !!
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:33 AM
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Looks good. I have a precision muffler and really like and recommend them. I installed s-techs and it's a good drop. got 'em on sale for 125. or so.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:18 AM
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Thank you!
Actually I hit 47mpg on my last tank.

This woman at work just bought a new Corolla instead of an xB because she thought it got way better gas mileage. I wish I could have informed her of the wondrous properties of the box!

And yes I can't wait to get the Precision.

That's really good for springs, I just don't have spring compressors available so I have to pay someone to install them! Ugh.
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:51 AM
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everything look really good. i like the rims. Maybe a drop will totally change the appearance. but everything else looks great.
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:26 AM
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Originally Posted by AzNpImP67O
everything look really good. i like the rims. Maybe a drop will totally change the appearance. but everything else looks great.
Thanks a lot!
Yeah a deer ran into me, therefore changing the appearance in a bad way. Now I have to pay for that!

My plans are to get the DF210s installed as well as front windows tinted.

Also, I like these:



They would look great on a black sand pearl xb.
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Zman
That's really good for springs, I just don't have spring compressors available so I have to pay someone to install them! Ugh.
no no no. dont pay somebody to install your springs. you can do it yourself. i went to 4 different places and heard between 300 and 800 just to install my s-techs. using the write up on this site, i did it in my garage with one assistant and hand tools in just under an hour and a half. if i can do it you can do it. the rear springs literally require removing one bolt on each side. you dont even have to take the wheels off to do the back. please dont pay somebody to do this for you. it will be a big mistake.
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Old 11-14-2008, 04:38 PM
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yea you definitely don't have to pay someone. shoot even if you don't have any tools, USE THE MONEY YOU WOULD PAY SOMEONE ELSE TO BUY TOOLS/JACK/JACK STANDS. it seriously will take you probably 2 hours and that is TOPS. the backs literally fall out, and you just put the new ones in. super easy. the fronts, you don't even need a spring compressor. the springs are not but very little compressed. i unscrewed the nut until the cover popped off and they both sprang off about 3 feet. i mean don't open them aiming at your face or something valuable just because but honestly they don't fly off or anything crazy.

i lowered mine in about 2 hours taking my time with installing the springs and new tires/wheels at the same time. all with basic handtools, 2 jack stands and a floor jack. NO SPRING COMPRESSOR.
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Old 11-14-2008, 04:54 PM
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You can rent spring compressors from any auto parts store. They'll charge you 30 or so bucks, and they'll refund it when you bring em back.
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by burstaneurysm
You can rent spring compressors from any auto parts store. They'll charge you 30 or so bucks, and they'll refund it when you bring em back.
their not needed though. dont even need jack stands. one floor jack and hand tools. seriously, thats it.

zman, go to the tech section and look at the article for xb lowering springs. it looks harder then it actually is. and it doesn't look all that hard.
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:13 PM
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Oh, I know... I've dropped quite a few.

I'm just saying, if you want it...
You will need one if you want to put your stock springs on (say, for winter). Those are not gonna go on easily.
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:18 AM
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Yeah I know places charge a lot for that, but how would I make sure it's aligned correctly as well?

I could call up a buddy and see if he'll help if I pay him, he's lowered a Miata before and didn't enjoy it but oh well. He knows all about working on cars.

I got my front windows tinted for $61, very nicely done too!

I'll give the tech section another look I guess.

Also, I'm not gonna worry about snow, my mother freaks out and wouldn't want me to attempt to drive in bad weather anyway! lol
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:08 PM
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I got the DF210s installed and what a difference, it handles better, rides smoother and actually feels faster, a must IMO.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:08 PM
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Looks good. I have a precision muffler and really like it. I think you will like it as well. Either the Tein's or df210's will be great on the car.
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:48 AM
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New pictures.
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:08 AM
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Great job! I really like the grillcraft and the fogs behind them. I want some of those too! Are they knock-offs or the real deal? Either way, they look good!
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by 1epoXyBox View Post
Great job! I really like the grillcraft and the fogs behind them. I want some of those too! Are they knock-offs or the real deal? Either way, they look good!
I found them really cheap at Wal-mart. I love the look too. I've had problems with keeping them working. I wired them separately after they stopped working with the stock wiring.
I don't know if I'm terrible at connecting wires or what, all my interior wiring has been working for months with no problems though. Either way, they don't put out much light anyway, but do make a great decoration for the front end for under $30!
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:39 PM
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looks great Z...cept it's on stilts

get your springs..bring em on over..I'll install them for you free
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by MadMike550 View Post
looks great Z...cept it's on stilts

get your springs..bring em on over..I'll install them for you free
Double check the new picks there Mike. No longer looks like an ATV.
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:16 PM
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I dig it man. Good ish
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:29 PM
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thanks..
I still cant see the pictures


good going Z
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