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      06-30-2008, 01:52 AM   #1
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I only have one pic, cell phone pic.

Beyern Mesh 19x8.5/9.5 with General Exclaim UHP 235/35/19 and 265/30/19 in the rear with 30ET offset all around.

No rubbing at all with stock ZSP suspension. I am still debating ST V1 C/O or Koni/ H&R sport springs combo.

Everyone was right, the ride is 100000000x times smoother compared to the 18's with RFT. I am very pleased with my Generals.

I will post a new post once I have better pics.
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I only have one pic, cell phone pic.

Beyern Mesh 19x8.5/9.5 with General Exclaim UHP 235/35/19 and 265/30/19 in the rear with 30ET offset all around.

No rubbing at all with stock ZSP suspension. I am still debating ST V1 C/O or Koni/ H&R sport springs combo.

Everyone was right, the ride is 100000000x times smoother compared to the 18's with RFT. I am very pleased with my Generals.

I will post a new post once I have better pics.
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      06-30-2008, 10:18 AM   #3
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Yeah, I most likely will, just still debating on ST coilovers or Koni/ H&R Sport combo. The difference comes out to be around $100-$150, which makes the choice harder.

I like the fact I could adjust height with the CO, but not dampening. As for the springs/shock, I can adjust some dampening, but not height. So I would have to be satisfied with the drop with the springs. I have a steep driveway and only have about two inch clearance with my splitters.
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I think the front needs a drop which means you need to do the rear as well
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From the look of the picture, it looks like you can drop a little both in the rear and front. I guess it depends on what look you're going for. If you want that aggressive stance, you probably want to lower it a little more in the rear and a good amount in the front.

Either way, that looks amazing. When you get more pictures, let me know! If you don't mind, I would like to get those images onto our site
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      06-30-2008, 07:02 PM   #7
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I don't know why most people think they neeed Coil Overs. Unless you're going to the track just change the springs. You don't need 18 adjustments

I don't think the ride is that much better with NON-RFTs, i noticed it was a little more lazy in turn-in response, but maybe that's what some people like better.
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^Really? There are track-oriented coilovers and street-oriented coilovers. Coilovers such as the ST coilovers are street-oriented. If you want to go to the track, you'd want to go with the KW V2s or V3s or even the JIC coilovers if you're a hardcore tracking enthusiast (you need the best of the best )

Anyway, if you just change the springs, you better expect the shocks to be blown out in a short while. The reason why many people go with coilovers like the ST Coilovers or KW V1 coilovers is not because they go tracking all the time, but because there is adjustability in height as well as full compatibility with the suspension system in itself. KW V1 and ST V1s are minimal, but they do exactly what you need on the streets while providing full adjustability in height to give you the look you're looking for.

I've got the ST coilovers on my own car, so if you or anyone is in the area, you are free to check it out

As for the non-RFTs vs RFTs, I honestly felt like the non-RFTs felt so much better than the RFTs. I remember hitting an uneven road with my RFTs, and man, compared to the non-RFTs, it felt like I ran into a curb (a little exaggerated, but it might as well have been )
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I don't know why most people think they neeed Coil Overs. Unless you're going to the track just change the springs. You don't need 18 adjustments

I don't think the ride is that much better with NON-RFTs, i noticed it was a little more lazy in turn-in response, but maybe that's what some people like better.
I actually agree. If you aren't going to regularly adjust the suspension or are not after dialing in an exact ride height/stiffness setting, a simple shock/spring combo is more than adequate for most applications.
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