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      02-27-2014, 05:09 PM   #1
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Shortgamer build thread

Guess I'll start a thread since it looks like once you start you can't stop with these cars. Anyway here's what I'm starting with and product is starting to come in.

Sonic tuning coilovers, black grills with black/white emblems and 225/35/19 and 255/30/19 tires are ready to go! By Tuesday I should have my wheels and replica M3 bumper. Can't wait


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      02-27-2014, 05:17 PM   #2
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Exactly how I started off my journey. Excited to see how it goes
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      02-27-2014, 07:15 PM   #4
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nice seeing suspension first! best of luck with the modding.
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      02-27-2014, 08:15 PM   #5
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Thx guys, yes suspension first....it was a tough decision money wise when springs are so cheap but I couldn't decide on sport or race springs and knew I would have to do struts eventually so I bit the bullet
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      02-28-2014, 11:06 AM   #6
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Nice basically the same things as me except I got a different brand of coilovers and I need wheels lol m3 bumper is gonna be great. I love mine. You thinking about doing fog delete?
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      02-28-2014, 11:26 AM   #7
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Nice. I bought a set of Coilovers from Sonic Tuning as well but havent installed them...waiting to hear your feedback on them.
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Nice basically the same things as me except I got a different brand of coilovers and I need wheels lol m3 bumper is gonna be great. I love mine. You thinking about doing fog delete?
Not sure? I saw the ducts for like 70 bucks so I might?? Hoping I can get away without a bumper lip, they're kinda expensive and I really want headlights more, like way more. Lol
Do you have a lip and if not does it look ok in person without one?
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      02-28-2014, 05:12 PM   #9
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Nice. I bought a set of Coilovers from Sonic Tuning as well but havent installed them...waiting to hear your feedback on them.
I wanted to install them tomorrow but I didn't receive instructions so I had to watch the ecs video. Doesn't look bad but I have no clue how to adjust the preload after I set the ride height? So unless they email it today I'll have to wait till next Saturday.
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Ooooo nice!
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Nice! Looking forward to see the results!
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      02-28-2014, 05:52 PM   #12
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I wanted to install them tomorrow but I didn't receive instructions so I had to watch the ecs video. Doesn't look bad but I have no clue how to adjust the preload after I set the ride height? So unless they email it today I'll have to wait till next Saturday.
Shoot a pm to Pat. He's very helpful and responds quick
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You're off to a good start!
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Keep us posted you're off to a great start
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The car looks good but theres one thing that i don't understand, it blows my mind why people install 19" rims on a 228hp car, is this a trend? It affects your performance a lot. It's a lot of tire width that the car has to drag around, not to say that affects your confort and it doesn't make your car safer than a 18" rim for example. Even if you track the car, 18" is enough. I guess people just do it for the looks, but you loose more than you think, this is my opinion. But like i said nice car tho.

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      03-01-2014, 01:18 PM   #17
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Wheels showed up early FedEx guy said since a storm is hitting Monday they're trying to get stuff out early. I went with the silver for some contrast, figured I could always plasti dip them later to see if I like a darker color. Went with 33 offset on the front which I'll space to my liking and a 22 on the back.
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The car looks good but theres one thing that i don't understand, it blows my mind why people install 19" rims on a 228hp car, is this a trend? It affects your performance a lot. It's a lot of tire width that the car has to drag around, not to say that affects your confort and it doesn't make your car safer than a 18" rim for example. Even if you track the car, 18" is enough. I guess people just do it for the looks, but you loose more than you think, this is my opinion. But like i said nice car tho.
Sounds like you take your car way more serious then I do, to me it's a form of self expression and just a big toy. It's something fun to modd and is already bringing me joy. Guess I'm still a big kid and yes 19's are all about looks for me. Actually I almost pulled the trigger on 20's but the only 20's I thought did this car justice was vossen cv3's and they would have taken a bigger part of the upgrade budget. Need to leave some money for the stereo system
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Sounds like you take your car way more serious then I do, to me it's a form of self expression and just a big toy. It's something fun to modd and is already bringing me joy. Guess I'm still a big kid and yes 19's are all about looks for me. Actually I almost pulled the trigger on 20's but the only 20's I thought did this car justice was vossen cv3's and they would have taken a bigger part of the upgrade budget. Need to leave some money for the stereo system
well put. don't let debbie downers change how you want to modify YOUR car.
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Sounds like you take your car way more serious then I do, to me it's a form of self expression and just a big toy. It's something fun to modd and is already bringing me joy. Guess I'm still a big kid and yes 19's are all about looks for me. Actually I almost pulled the trigger on 20's but the only 20's I thought did this car justice was vossen cv3's and they would have taken a bigger part of the upgrade budget. Need to leave some money for the stereo system
Well i didn't told you what you should and what you shouldn't do, it was merely my opinion like i stated. And i said that you probably were doing it by for the looks, which is fine lol I was just explaining the why people SHOULDN'T not saying that they CAN'T. Yea stereo system sounds good :P mine sucks lol

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well put. don't let debbie downers change how you want to modify YOUR car.
I wasn't trying to be a "debbie downer" i was just explaining why people shouldn't, people are free to do what they want to their cars, but as this being a car forum I'm entitled to advise people why they shouldn't. There's a big difference between SHOULDN'T and CAN'T.
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Not sure? I saw the ducts for like 70 bucks so I might?? Hoping I can get away without a bumper lip, they're kinda expensive and I really want headlights more, like way more. Lol
Do you have a lip and if not does it look ok in person without one?
No i dont have a lip i can barely get into my driveway at max height LOL!! its looks good without one. headlights are alot more worth it. I need to get some wheels before i do that though.
Also does anyone have a place with good fitting ducts or is there only oem m3 ducts that have to be cut lol. i might do it but ive been lazy lately.
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