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Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 11:43 pm 
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That front left is horrible.
I don't even want to think want your rears look like.
Seriously dude, having a car that looks good ain't worth s**t if you wrap it around a pole, or run up the back of a truck and get decapitated.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:27 am 
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That front left is horrible.
I don't even want to think want your rears look like.
Seriously dude, having a car that looks good ain't worth s**t if you wrap it around a pole, or run up the back of a truck and get decapitated.


But the car doesn't even look good the way it is now ... it would have looked a lot better if he had left it the way it was.

First thing that needs doing is change the springs back to normal height ones (or get the correctly lowered springs.

Replace those tyres

Replace the shocks.

If you can't afford to do it in the first place ... don't do it. Wait a little longer and save up the cash ... and keep a good look out on Ebay ... some decent deals can be had on there for "proper" lowered springs.

I'd rather had a standard height car than run the risk of killing myself and others in the process driving a deathtrap like that.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:03 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
That front left is horrible.
I don't even want to think want your rears look like.
Seriously dude, having a car that looks good ain't worth s**t if you wrap it around a pole, or run up the back of a truck and get decapitated.


But the car doesn't even look good the way it is now ... it would have looked a lot better if he had left it the way it was.

First thing that needs doing is change the springs back to normal height ones (or get the correctly lowered springs.

Replace those tyres

Replace the shocks.

If you can't afford to do it in the first place ... don't do it. Wait a little longer and save up the cash ... and keep a good look out on Ebay ... some decent deals can be had on there for "proper" lowered springs.

I'd rather had a standard height car than run the risk of killing myself and others in the process driving a deathtrap like that.


mate... can you even read because i said back there that i did go and get some stock springs and put them back in...and if u think my fronts are screwed, u'd love my rears :P hello belts!!!

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:09 pm 
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*shakes head*

As i mentioned before ... thanks God you are there in SA ... and I am way over here in NSW.

You are an accident waiting to happen.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:43 pm 
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the springs were funny... but the tires... thats horrible. Definately replace those. Can't imagine what would happen if one popped going a higher speed, and then the other, and then the front sliding due to no grip.. and hello tree.
tsk, tsk tsk.


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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:24 pm 
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and if u think my fronts are screwed, u'd love my rears hello belts!!!

You say that like it's funny.
Seriously, stop spending cash on mods when you've got tires that are LITERALLY a death trap!
I am just stunned that you would even consider driving on those.
I'd say thank god I'm in Vic, but the problem is there's spastics like you everywhere...

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:37 pm 
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Lol, looks incredible... seeing as you werent too serious about it, should have done the rears too. I'd hit it.

Awesome post from Jaysen, interesting read.

PS. Id be happy to bet that at least 90% of people on their high horse have driven on "less than ideal" tread.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 5:39 pm 
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PS. Id be happy to bet that at least 90% of people on their high horse have driven on "less than ideal" tread.


lol thats why i didn't flame him about it, i was runnin on the wire mesh at one stage, so i went to my mates place and fried it till she popped, exchanged with the spare and all legal again :P

but he's right i bet you all have had something illegal goin on at one stage so get over it,

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 7:15 pm 
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PS. Id be happy to bet that at least 90% of people on their high horse have driven on "less than ideal" tread.


The lowest I've had tread was at the tread wear indicator.
At that stage is was seriously lacking grip in the wet, and I held off for about 2 weeks because I was getting new rims.
I've NEVER worn tires through to the belts, nor would I.
If it's a fact of "I don't have enough money this week", that's fine.
But to spend money on other s**t when tires are the arguably the MOST important thing on your car is silly.

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but he's right i bet you all have had something illegal goin on at one stage so get over it,

It's not even about legality.
It's about SAFETY.
Are you willing to gamble your's and other people's lives on a couple of hundred bucks worth of rubber?

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 7:42 pm 
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it costs $67 for new 15" tyres (el cheapo) so surly retreads would be less...u should be able to get it all for like 200 - 250ish

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 7:56 pm 
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from my pictures you can also see how low your car can go when running stock shockies (which are the bump stops).. now if you were to get lowered shocks and go to turn a corner and bounce :?

What do you mean by that?
That standard shocks are fine when you go this low???
edit: After closer inpsection of those pics, I've come to the conclusion that that car is a deathtrap.

Get some new tyres dude!!!!
How do you even drive that??


i mean that this is how high your car will be when the stock shockie is fully compressed so that is when you car is bouncing really hard or u cut ur springs and as you can see in the pics, you can still steer because the shock stops the car body from touching the tire. if you get lowered shocks then the car body can bounce lower and your body can touch the wheel :S

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 7:59 pm 
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stop crying about my tires...they grip fine, better than u legal dudes in the dry which are coming up for and in the wet they still go pretty hard before they break free... and the main reason i haven't got new tires yet is because i played with my radius rod which messed my alignment up..

 

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Hey "He contradicts himself in his own thread.

You cant tell some people they just have to learn for themselves, UNFORTUNATLY it's usually at someone elses expense or life.

And you guessed it. Who will be the first to winge.

Get a brain and do the job properly before you kill someone and get us all a bad name.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:45 am 
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stop crying about my tires...they grip fine, better than u legal dudes in the dry which are coming up for and in the wet they still go pretty hard before they break free... and the main reason i haven't got new tires yet is because i played with my radius rod which messed my alignment up..


Your fooling yourself if you think bald tyres grip better on a dry road! Racing slicks are designed to do just that, but road tyres are designed to perform with a tread on wet or dry roads.

 

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