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Old 02-08-2012, 05:05 PM   #46  
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It doesn't perform better the lower you sit
Mine does
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:56 PM   #47  
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And Rochester, I agree with you on the coilover idea, 1/2inch to 1inch is still okay. Oh btw for the Gs the KW V3s are good, I remember the days were the Tein SS used to rule the org!
Tein has discontinued the SS line. There's a new design and a whole new model.

And you're right, lowering the center of gravity does not translate directly to better handling. It's convenient to make that argument off-hand as part of a contributing rationale, but most people lower their cars because of a personal judgement that it's somehow an attractive look.

Go figure.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:27 PM   #48  
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Rochester, congrats on the new G and welcome to the club. Car looks great.

My opinion on the lowering is that it boils down to personal choice. Soem people do not mind the stock wheel gap, others outright hate it. I am kinda 50/50 on this, sometimes the wheel gap does not bother me and some other times I hate it.

Still, I am more inclined to spend money on installing Hotchskis sway bars for cornering performance rather than installing springs or coilovers for ride quality or wheel gap; cause the stock ride quality is just fine for me. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:38 PM   #49  
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Thanks, thebals. You're absolutely right that ride height is personal preference. And when presented in that context, I don't have any issue.

OAN, as I get more and more used to the clutch and the gears, I've been experimenting with making a hard launch from a standing start. Yikes! It's pretty impressive. After winter moves on and these summer tires grab hold better, and my confidence grows, etc., I'm looking forward to playing without the traction control.

Anyway, liking this car more and more each day.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:30 PM   #50  
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Since you mentioned getting used to the clutch, remember to give the clutch mods a go. Easy to do and easy to reverse if you don't like one, the other or both.
I did both within a a couple months and love it this way.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:18 PM   #51  
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Love lowered Gs, but it's a love-hate thing, I now HATE speed bumps, steep driveways, snow deeper than 3", any tire rubber in the road, and potholes
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Since you mentioned getting used to the clutch, remember to give the clutch mods a go. Easy to do and easy to reverse if you don't like one, the other or both.
I did both within a a couple months and love it this way.
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^ hey rpm&my, do you have to do both fixes, or fix #1 before doing fix #2? i'm interested in fix #2 (removing spring) but i'm not too keen with drilling holes in fix #1. will fix #2 net the most obvious differences?
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^ You can remove the spring (mod#2) without doing mod#1. In fact that's what I did. I drove without the spring for about a week before doing the 'pedal travel' mod.
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Love lowered Gs, but it's a love-hate thing, I now HATE speed bumps, steep driveways, snow deeper than 3", any tire rubber in the road, and potholes
Definitely agree with you on this one. Wish I could lower my G but can't due to the same restraints

Money better saved than spent!
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Visiting Williamsport, staying next to a Wegman's. Took a walk for nostalgia's sake...

It was like going back in time.
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i thought i was the only person with rear wheel drive and a manual around these parts.
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Visiting Williamsport, staying next to a Wegman's. Took a walk for nostalgia's sake...

It was like going back in time.
Just to clarify for the Wegman-less, Wegman's is a regional grocery store chain, and just about the best grocery store in the Nation.

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i thought i was the only person with rear wheel drive and a manual around these parts.
Well... there are two of us at least. I'm in Irondequoit. The car is in the garage waiting for winter to end. Mostly because I'm too cheap to buy and mount snows for only a few more weeks.
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Well... there are two of us at least. I'm in Irondequoit. The car is in the garage waiting for winter to end. Mostly because I'm too cheap to buy and mount snows for only a few more weeks.
I used to live off of Monroe, but moved down to Lakeville/Livonia recently. Much more relaxing.

Definitely get snows if you are going to drive around in the G in the winter. I got caught in a snowstorm as I was driving to get my snowtires, and had my Michelin Super Sports on....and it was one of my scariest driving experiences ever. No control whatsoever, going 5mph.
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That is why I am not sad that I now live in Texas. I can still visit M&D in the summer!
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lowering the center of gravity does not translate directly to better handling. It's convenient to make that argument off-hand as part of a contributing rationale, but most people lower their cars because of a personal judgement that it's somehow an attractive look.

Go figure.
I'm not trying to start a pissing match. Maybe i'm confused but when you lower a car, doesnt that reduce air underneath the car and in turn equal better handling? Also, what about the weight of the car? If it's lower to the ground doesnt that affect the handling. I dunno but I would like your thoughts on this. Thanks
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