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Old 01 Aug 2012, 05:21 pm
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Just finished installing Tein lowering springs front 1.3" and back 2.0". The job went well and car looks awesome now, no more jacked up rear, nice and level now. I've been reading or remember some discussion on the Watts link. Mine is good but remember something about the rear axle offset because of the drop. After the spring install I measured and the rear is shifted 1/8". I also noticed the Watts link is now tilted counter clockwise more than before when viewing from the back. Problems with this? Thanks All.
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Old 01 Aug 2012, 05:32 pm
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Sounds normal.

Got any pics of the car now?
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Old 01 Aug 2012, 05:41 pm
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Did you put on new shocks with the springs. Just wondering as I plan to install Eibach before long.
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Old 01 Aug 2012, 05:51 pm
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I had some brand new Monroe front struts and rear shocks in the garage and installed them, so everything was new. I also found I had worn loose outer tie rod ends that was causing a slight knock noise. I also had questionable front sway bar links that I installed new also. I did my own alignment (string and tape rule) and man what a difference in quiet and looks and handling. The rear Watts link or Bell Crank looked good but may replace it next week. Still bugging me about the Watts linkage and if anything can be modified to get the rear track dead nuts on......... being a perfectionist and engineer the 1/8" bugs me.
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Old 04 Aug 2012, 12:04 pm
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Took some picts but am not real good on downloading....
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Old 04 Aug 2012, 01:59 pm
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Love that RED.

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Old 04 Aug 2012, 02:26 pm
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Really NICE!

I would like to see another picture of your hood! I Like that idea.

The Calipers look sweet as well. Just a nice looking PT!
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Old 04 Aug 2012, 07:48 pm
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I'll take a pict tomorrow and post it for you. Long story short, I bought the car used about a year ago and it had a ding on the hood on passenger side about the size of a 1/2 dollar.. Local collision repair place wanted $400 to fix and repaint..... are you kidding? Went to Metrorestyling nearby the house and got a chunk of dynock transfer in the carbon fiber look. I made a paper pattern of the hood character line and cut the vinyl to that shape. Once installed I outlined the black in chrome thin tape and made inside and outside radius for the tight curve in the middle front. The black carbon fiber totally hid the kerdunk in the hood though I had to add a bit of bondo and primer to smooth and blend before applying the black. It looks awesome and get a ton of compliments last year on Woodward Drean Cruise.
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This ride looks verry good!!!!
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