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Old 02-25-2011, 12:50 PM   #15
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Jeebus........just got the car back and its AMAZING!!!

Weaving through traffic was effortless. There's a on-ramp near my work, which you are supposed to take at 25, I have gone up to 50.....I just took it at 60 MPH. The car overall is just so much tighter and more responsive.

Oh and the looks.......OMG the looks.......she's incredible now. The lowering actually completed the car, just incredible!

Drove over some speed bumps as well and some sharp driveways.......didn't touch the speed bumps at all, the driveways were fine too. I also have longtubes, and there's plenty of clearance for those guys.

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Old 02-25-2011, 01:48 PM   #16
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Jeebus........just got the car back and its AMAZING!!!

Weaving through traffic was effortless. There's a on-ramp near my work, which you are supposed to take at 25, I have gone up to 50.....I just took it at 60 MPH. The car overall is just so much tighter and more responsive.

Oh and the looks.......OMG the looks.......she's incredible now. The lowering actually completed the car, just incredible!

Drove over some speed bumps as well and some sharp driveways.......didn't touch the speed bumps at all, the driveways were fine too. I also have longtubes, and there's plenty of clearance for those guys.

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Old 02-25-2011, 02:25 PM   #17
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So do you like um. Congrats.
No, he isn't sure yet.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:01 PM   #18
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Pictures post install!!!

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Old 02-25-2011, 10:52 PM   #19
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You're welcome. What damper settings are you using?
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:47 PM   #20
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Sound about right to me.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:53 PM   #21
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Please make sure they time your bushes when they install your DSE coils. If they don't know what this means, feel free to have them call our office.
if they don't know what that means. you my what to find another shop.
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:28 AM   #22
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I talked to reps from DSE at the Goodguys show held at Pocono Raceway last year and not only did they not know about timing the bushes but, when I explained it to them they said that it wasn't necessary and seemed like a dumb thing to do.
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:48 AM   #23
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I talked to reps from DSE at the Goodguys show held at Pocono Raceway last year and not only did they not know about timing the bushes but, when I explained it to them they said that it wasn't necessary and seemed like a dumb thing to do.
Sellersville?!!?!? I went to Souderton High!! My parents still live in the middle of Souderton! Nice to meet you.....
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:40 AM   #24
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Jeebus........just got the car back and its AMAZING!!!

Weaving through traffic was effortless. There's a on-ramp near my work, which you are supposed to take at 25, I have gone up to 50.....I just took it at 60 MPH. The car overall is just so much tighter and more responsive.

Oh and the looks.......OMG the looks.......she's incredible now. The lowering actually completed the car, just incredible!

Drove over some speed bumps as well and some sharp driveways.......didn't touch the speed bumps at all, the driveways were fine too. I also have longtubes, and there's plenty of clearance for those guys.

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Hey Blade, I bet the car feels 300 lbs lighter too and more nimble!
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:26 PM   #25
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I talked to reps from DSE at the Goodguys show held at Pocono Raceway last year and not only did they not know about timing the bushes but, when I explained it to them they said that it wasn't necessary and seemed like a dumb thing to do.
Not all factory reps understand what they sell. Timing the bushes is suspesnion 101. Is it necessary? Yes. \

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Well....got my car re-aligned yesterday. Had him time the bushings. The guy spent a good 2hrs doing everything and I watched as he loosened up everything.

My dad rode along with me because he didn't have anything going on. Funny thing was that he was commenting how springy it felt on the way to the shop.

Afterwards we both agreed that some to the springy feeling was gone. You still feel dips in the road but you are going to get that even from the factory with these cars.

All in All I'm very glad I had it done. What was even better is that he only charged me $100. I think that's because we started doing some bench racing while he was working. He has a C5 Z06 that he had just put a supercharger on. So, over the course of those 2 hrs or so we had some good talks about our cars and racing them at the track.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:52 PM   #26
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Ok, so what is timing the bushes??
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:57 PM   #27
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Ok, so what is timing the bushes??
This may help..

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While some lower their cars just for the look, many lower their cars for improved function. To get the full benefit of lowering coils, you need an alignment tech that understands performance vehicles and lowered vehicles.

The first step in proper alignment on a lowered car is to break loose the bolts at every rotational suspension bolt. That would the the radius and inner control arm bolts up front. In the rear, the trailing arm, toe link, upper and lower control arm at the knuckle and he lower inner. The car then should be at least bounced. The prefer-ed method is driven gently slowly around the ship parking lot. With the weight of the vehicle on the wheels all the bolts are made tight. This process times the bonded ferule OEM rubber bushes to the new ride height.

Timing the bushings balances the car. The rotational resistance in the bushes is actually a second set of springs in the car. If they are not timed to the new ride height they are creating uneven loads as the car moves over a bump. The suspension will function correctly with the bushes timed and will also last longer. Only a professional that understand suspension will take this extra step.

Your alignment professional should discuss with you how you want to drive your car. The alignment specifications for a weekend warrior drag racer would be different than the specifications for a weekend auto cross warrior. If you want optimum tire life the alignment specs are different from those that want optimal cornering on the highway ramps or twisties.

Suspension and alignment work done well on a Camaro will produce fantastic results. Choose our alignment professional carefully. They will make a real difference in your enjoyment when driving.
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I couldn't have said it better myself.
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