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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-17-2005, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thumbs down H&R springs & new susp....WOW!

The H&R springs have been installed along with new Tokico performance struts, strut bearings, strut mounts, stabilizer links, spring bushings, sway bar bushings and any other suspension bearings that looked like they were wearing. The car handles great! I've only had it out a litle bit so far but it corners flatter and is more responsive than when it was new. It is a bit stiff but I wanted that.

I still have to get it aligned and install the new tires...that will happen Monday. It should be even better.

A big thank you to Aaron, aka gr8crash. He did most of the work and he is a great guy. Also thank you to Jeff at Hendricks Dodge...he supplied all of the parts at great prices!

BTW, for any of you thinking of changing your rear struts, the top mount attaches in the space below the rear speakers. We had to remove the rear seat, the package tray and the speakers to get to the top of the struts. While you are there, replace the rear speakers (if you haven't already). You are doing all of the labor already.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-17-2005, 07:53 PM
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Very nice dude.......I still have too much body roll with the H&R's, but it IS better than stock.

.......should a 3600lb Intrepid 4-door family sedan outhandle a 2700lb Laser 2-door sports car? Because this is what I have personally experienced :p



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should a 3600lb Intrepid 4-door family sedan outhandle a 2700lb Laser 2-door sports car? Because this is what I have personally experienced :p
I had some bright blue, super thick anti-sway bars installed on the Turbo Eclipse, considerably increased cornering. Cornered flat, hardly any body roll. Get it.
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sorry i had to do it hahaha
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i'm glad i could help Shelly, i'm glad your happy with the results let me know how it is after you get the tires and alignment and again, your welcome, it was godo to meet another member and work on car, always learn sumtin new when ya do it :-) but again, glad to be of help and am glad your happy with the results
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I see how it is Aaron... you help out for suspension issues, but you won't hook a brother up with exhaust work. :(

J/K.
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we need to have a little philly get together sometime guys..i didnt know we had so many members right near by
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lol we still have time crombie lol
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I know how you feel. I felt the same way earlier this year when I did all four corners with H&R springs and KYB struts and all the hardware too. Looks so much better and handles so much better.

Now, do you have a good set of performance rubber? That makes a difference as well.
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he will ahve new tirs and the alignment done tomorrow i beleive
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The alignment has been done and I have had new tires installed...a set of Pirelli PZero Nero M&S 235/55WR-17's (FYI, these are on sale at the Tire Rack for $119 each!). The car handles great! What an improvement!
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were they able to get it aligned right with the special bolts and and all?
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were they able to get it aligned right with the special bolts and and all?
He said all 4 corners were way out of whack to start. No surprise given all the work done to it. The rear adjustable arms were a help but he did not need to use the front alignment kit.
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well its not that they have to use it, its that they can use them to give beter handling, they adjust the camber for better handling
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When I went to get my alignment done after the new springs and struts, the car wasn't that bad out of alignment (I think I still have the print out somewhere). They also didn't need the camber bolts to align the car. But I have noticed the steering wheel is not exactly centered when going straight. Maybe I need another alignment since the springs have now settled.
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