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Old 01-22-2009, 03:21 AM
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ok first off great write up. i only have one question. what do you do about the rear wheels, my friend lowered his car with tien coilovers also and he set it so low that the tires did not sit right...he ended up burning through his rear tires in an unatural amount of time. is there a fix for that or do you just need to get an enlighnment? thank you
what your friend should have done was taken the car for an Alignment, his toe/camber was off and thats why he was chewing threw his tires. the wheels sit right they just need to be aligned.
alright thanks alot i guess when i drop my car ill need an alignment then so i dont eat up tires
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Old 01-24-2009, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by DonNguyen
why'd you list a 24mm socket?
Because that is the size the spring compressor takes, at least mine did.

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just bought these. should be coming in on friday...i guess ill be following this
cool if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!

I have one!! What wheels are on the blue tc? Love the write up though, I'm thinking about dropping my car some, but im not sure how it would look on stock wheels
I believe these are the MB Wheels Five X's
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:13 PM
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oh ok....i've never used spring compressors for any of my installs....so yeah
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Will this diy work for installing ksport coilovers??
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:51 AM
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Nice write up. I could of used this around Christmas time. I used the Prostreetonline one. But yours is much better detailed!!
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do you need a spring compressor for the rears if your getting Tein SSP Coils?
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:32 AM
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Awesome write up!!

If this had been around when I changed my stock shocks and springs to TRD shocks and springs I could have saved a couple hundred dollars. It seems like the installation is pretty much the same and pretty straight forward going by your guide.

Excellent job!! Deserves to be in the tech section.
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^i thought you answered my question..sign
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Domo
do you need a spring compressor for the rears if your getting Tein SSP Coils?
Yes, unless you get the pillow mount option

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Will this diy work for installing ksport coilovers??
For the most part, but they way K-sports are adjusted is different from the Tein's
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:15 AM
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Originally Posted by j3st3r
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do you need a spring compressor for the rears if your getting Tein SSP Coils?
Yes, unless you get the pillow mount option
thanks, yea im getting the pillowball upper mounts..but i dont think the mounts come with the rears..
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Originally Posted by Domo
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do you need a spring compressor for the rears if your getting Tein SSP Coils?
Yes, unless you get the pillow mount option
thanks, yea im getting the pillowball upper mounts..but i dont think the mounts come with the rears..
Yes they do, I have the Tein SSP with pillow mounts & EDFC on my tC. The pillow mounts are the only way you can run that setup.



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Old 02-18-2009, 03:26 AM
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oh nice..so I guess everything is just plug and play for the rears as well, hey if you dont mind me asking. Was the EDFC controller worth it? And the EDFC can be used on the rears as well?
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Originally Posted by Domo
oh nice..so I guess everything is just plug and play for the rears as well, hey if you dont mind me asking. Was the EDFC controller worth it? And the EDFC can be used on the rears as well?
For me it was worth it, but I do a lot of AutoX, and will be doing Time Attack this year, so its nice to adjust on the fly. Yes the EDFC is used on the rears.
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cool cool, oh by the way..what do you mean by anti-seize?
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Originally Posted by Domo
cool cool, oh by the way..what do you mean by anti-seize?
i mean......anti seize

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helps it so it wont rust,, cause how would u raise/lower it when the rings are all rusted lol
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where do you get anti-seize? how much does it cost?
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You could get it at autozone or kragen. It cost anywhere from 3-5 bucks.
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^^thanks, so let me get this straight, am i putting the anti-seize in the hole where the 22mm strut bolt goes into? Or do I place it on the coilover where the rings that control the height are? The reason im confused is because if its on the coils, then i could do this earlier..right?
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You can also put it on the bolts . I put a bit on the coilover rings because it will prevent it from seizing/rusting, plus it will make it easier to adjust the height or lower it in the future.
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