nader
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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

Bingo! 63 t-bird. Just finished the front. Now I have to raise the rear 15mm. It's too low and bottoms out.

The weak link now is tires.
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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

nader wrote:Just finished the front.
Cool - pretty standard for a front install, I assume? Probably not much harder than the rears. The biggest fun I always have when swapping out suspension bits is compressing the stock spring, but since we don't have to mess with that in this case...
nader wrote:Now I have to raise the rear 15mm. It's too low and bottoms out.
Bummer - what will the final ride height? What kind of bump-stop is there on the car?
nader wrote:The weak link now is tires.
Wasn't it always? ;)
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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

Looks good! Is the rear height set to where you want it? Appears to be a bit saggy, but hard to tell if that's an illusion or not thanks to the bulbous rear fender and small wheels...
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Nader, your ride is coming along nicely.
Every start, is as good as any start can ever be. - Douglas Darden

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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

So I raised the back all the way and dropped the front a tad. Now the fender gap is within 1/10" at all corners. I'm taking it to a friends on
Sunday to corner balance it. A few more pics after the car wash (headlights don't leak, woo hoo!). Pics are pre ride height adjustment.

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Looks good! How is the ride and handling?
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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

Classic car: checked. EV with coilovers: checked. All you need now is a decent camera! :D
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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

Ya know, I am starting to feel that eye makeup mod. Looks good with the contrasting body color. Makes me wonder what Black Chrome would look like on a silver car....
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Re: Tein "Street Basis" coilovers

eye makeup should be dramatic, make it redish pink fading to silver at the rear to go with the silver body.

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