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      03-12-2013, 04:11 PM   #133
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I personally like seeing people do different things to there car. Keeps it interesting not just the same old shit. Keep up the good work can't wait to see this thing done!!
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      03-12-2013, 04:15 PM   #134
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Looking good man!
Thanks! Yes it's a show car, in that it goes to car shows, but it also gets driven every day through the summer months. The car get's it's fair share of track abuse too, but at the end of the day... it's just a medium price point street car like every other e90. Having larger turbos and loads of methanol pumping through it is just an added bonus.

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      03-12-2013, 04:19 PM   #135
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Looks sick and sexyyyy! I think 19s or 20s would be better. The 18s being that low looks a bit too small imo. How much did the seats and roll bar cost you?
Thanks for the feedback, I know what you mean about the wheels being on the small side, but we didn't want to do a 19x12.5" rear because the rear wouldn't be able to sit low enough to the ground for our liking.

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      03-12-2013, 06:41 PM   #136
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If you are going to be a dick and tell the OP how much you think he sucks then at least get some facts to back it up. You are the same guy who would be arguing in the track build that all those parts are a waste without great driving skills.
Thanks threethirtyfive. I was beginning got to feel like I started a fight, which was not my intention at all.
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      03-13-2013, 01:01 PM   #137
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Not allowed to create a thread on this elitist forum yet.. so I'll hang out in yours
Hiiiii, Im just gonna hang out in here too.

Im in the same boat.

I dont think I ever dealt with you directly, but I ordered some parts from Bagriders and had a bagged mkv gti that I just sold for an e92. So this thread feels like home.

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      03-13-2013, 04:00 PM   #138
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Hiiiii, Im just gonna hang out in here too.

Im in the same boat.

I dont think I ever dealt with you directly, but I ordered some parts from Bagriders and had a bagged mkv gti that I just sold for an e92. So this thread feels like home.
Haha perfect. I think you'll find my thread is a great hang-out for misfits and unpopular kids
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      03-13-2013, 04:03 PM   #139
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Perfff. Im trying to resist on putting air on this car too. fffffff
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      03-13-2013, 04:08 PM   #140
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Perfff. Im trying to resist on putting air on this car too. fffffff
It is easily the most fun car to drive that I've done. The suspension geometry is SOOOO much better than that of a Volkswagen when riding lower than stock, plus the oil pan doesn't hang low.

At first we had a hard time compensating for the high rear spring rate, but our second gen rear kit seems to have taken care of that.
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      03-13-2013, 04:09 PM   #141
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Good news for me, my new turbos will be here soon!
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      03-13-2013, 04:26 PM   #142
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It is easily the most fun car to drive that I've done. The suspension geometry is SOOOO much better than that of a Volkswagen when riding lower than stock, plus the oil pan doesn't hang low.

At first we had a hard time compensating for the high rear spring rate, but our second gen rear kit seems to have taken care of that.
Yeah, this car is way more fun to drive than my previous car. Even fully built.

Im trying to sustain that fun factor and am gonna play around with different wheel/suspension set ups.

And hell yeah on the new turbo's.

Just new stock turbo's?
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      03-13-2013, 05:25 PM   #143
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Yeah, this car is way more fun to drive than my previous car. Even fully built.

Im trying to sustain that fun factor and am gonna play around with different wheel/suspension set ups.

And hell yeah on the new turbo's.

Just new stock turbo's?
There are so many aftermarket options for these cars in terms of suspension! Are currently stock?

As for the turbos, I posted them up on the 1st page. They're hybrids like the RBs but made by a bigger company.
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crazy ride! nicely done man
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Here's a neat video, not of my car but still worth checking out:

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crazy ride! nicely done man
Are you the THE grippymonkey? Previously an Impreza owner?
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      03-15-2013, 09:11 AM   #147
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Getting ready to for:


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      03-15-2013, 06:04 PM   #148
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Cool Project OP! The air suspension is interesting, do you think you could post a few pics of the car showing the ride height from the side? i'm very curious to see how high/low it will go. guess others are too

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Cool Project OP! The air suspension is interesting, do you think you could post a few pics of the car showing the ride height from the side? i'm very curious to see how high/low it will go. guess others are too

if its not too much to ask
Sure thing, I will dig up some photos for you showing the aligned ride height preset and how much overall travel the system has.
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Cool project!
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      03-20-2013, 09:43 AM   #151
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Cool Project OP! The air suspension is interesting, do you think you could post a few pics of the car showing the ride height from the side? i'm very curious to see how high/low it will go. guess others are too

if its not too much to ask
It's a blast to have the adjustment ability. I always drove slightly high on my air as it gave me more clearance and a firmer ride.
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It's a blast to have the adjustment ability. I always drove slightly high on my air as it gave me more clearance and a firmer ride.
True, but with threaded strut length, you no longer have to ride at a higher height to have a firm spring rate. You can thread the bodies down to be a little shorter and bump up the spring rate as needed.
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I'm just an old man I think I drove the damn thing at stock height more than anything. Well aside from when it was laying frame and parked

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True, but with threaded strut length, you no longer have to ride at a higher height to have a firm spring rate. You can thread the bodies down to be a little shorter and bump up the spring rate as needed.
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wow, stance'll make her dance!

sick car!
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