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Old 02-25-2014, 01:16 PM   #226
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Twist and turns seem a whole lot more fun that just in a straight line so twist and turns
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:35 PM   #227
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Twist and turns seem a whole lot more fun that just in a straight line so twist and turns
By far the sway bars then. I only have the front sway bar on the car right now but even with just that one, there's an immediate noticeable difference. The car doesn't dive into a turn anymore. It is very planted and stable. I know it's hard to believe since our cars are such pigs but it feels like you're driving a much smaller car. It's something you don't really understand until you feel it for yourself.

Having said that, I went with pedders for a few reasons. I met Pete in person and he is a great guy and genuinely would do anything to help you out. Another thing was the results. I know there's a lot of "fanboyism" on the forums between brands but I went with the proven brand. Every event pedders entered, they either won or got real close to winning. At camarofest, cars with their products made up pretty much the top 5. Most will dispute with you that pedders "blah blah blah" but results and proof were hard to overlook. For the sway bars, I also chose pedders for a VERY significant reason. Their Z sway bars were the only ones proven to not rub with v6 calipers. A lot say that if you put on the oem zl1 sways or another manufacturers zl1 bars on a car with v6 calipers they will rub. Pedders were the only ones that wouldn't do that. That's the reason I chose their sways over anyone elses. If you don't want to do the FE4 suspension conversion than any companies will do.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:56 AM   #228
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I take it you got the FE4 conversion kit from Pedder's then, right? How is the car when take pretty fast left turns on the road? Does it stay much more level than before?
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:16 PM   #229
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I take it you got the FE4 conversion kit from Pedder's then, right? How is the car when take pretty fast left turns on the road? Does it stay much more level than before?
Yes I have the fe4 conversion from pedders. Unfortunately I haven't been able to install it yet. Ran out of time before school started. I should be getting it installed pretty soon though. I did install the front sway from pedders and with just that, the car is way more level for sure. You can really feel it when you first finish the install. Buddies who drive the car tell me all the time how I got it to not "curl" on turns because theirs does. It's honestly a very worthwhile mod that will definitely not disappoint. Also from talking to other members, the rear sway with the conversion will make an even bigger difference so I'm anxious for some free time so I can install that.
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:37 AM   #230
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Well after a long time, I have finally put in the order for the first step of something I have wanted for a very long time. Stay tuned.......
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:42 AM   #231
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Well after a long time, I have finally put in the order for the first step of something I have wanted for a very long time. Stay tuned.......
Front bumper?
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:51 AM   #232
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:17 PM   #233
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Old 03-17-2014, 02:11 PM   #234
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:44 PM   #235
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I'm pretty sure it starts with an "N"
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:56 PM   #236
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So being busy with school and work, I haven't had much time to update this build thread. Like I said a couple of posts back, I did indeed put the wheel in motion for my next mod. I got these bad boys about a month ago just haven't had time to update the thread. I've also not updated because I myself have not actually seen the tires haha. I've been caught up with projects, school, and work that I haven't been back home in 2 months and haven't seen them in person. I will be seeing them this weekend and will take more pics then! By the way, the tires are Nitto Motivo's in 275/40/20 and 315/35/20. I snagged them a month ago because of the insane deal discount tire direct was having. Was able to save 200 dollars on the set

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Old 04-16-2014, 05:57 PM   #237
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What tires are those? And most importantly what will they be mounted on?
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:01 PM   #238
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Wheels and tires?...

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Old 04-16-2014, 06:02 PM   #239
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Wheels and tires?...

Dude you're a psychic! But yes hahaha
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:04 PM   #240
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What tires are those? And most importantly what will they be mounted on?
Damn you're fast freddie, but I edited the original post They are Nitto Motivo's in 275/40/20 and 315/35/20
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Old 04-16-2014, 06:28 PM   #241
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So you got new wheels to go with those too?
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:16 PM   #242
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So you got new wheels to go with those too?
Yes, I will be getting new wheels to go with them
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:22 PM   #243
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:25 PM   #244
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Yea, sadly they're on backorder for a few weeks but with the amount of work I have right now to wrap up the semester, I don't mind waiting since I probably couldn't get them put on soon anyway
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:33 PM   #245
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Damn you're fast freddie, but I edited the original post They are Nitto Motivo's in 275/40/20 and 315/35/20
Hey what can I say


But What rims did you end up getting?
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:08 PM   #246
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Well then it's just one less distraction to worry about. Can't wait to see how it looks sitting on 20's.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:02 PM   #247
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Well then it's just one less distraction to worry about. Can't wait to see how it looks sitting on 20's.
I'd be lying if I said I didn't want them now but yea it does help that they're not a distraction and I can just finish off the semester and then have some fun modding the car over the summer
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:11 PM   #248
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Hey what can I say


But What rims did you end up getting?
Well since the rims are currently on backorder, I can still change my mind but right now I'm pretty set on Niche Essen wheels. They're a 10-spoke wheel with some concave action in the rear. Similar in style to a Forgestar CF10 or TSW Interlagos. Here's a pic of them. Oh and the price Need4Speed Motorsports gave me helped seal the deal for now
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:12 PM   #249
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The other wheel I REALLY like is the Forgestar F14 wheels in the new super deep concave rears but man they are pricey and I didn't want to stretch my budget too much since I will be doing some other mods as well.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:32 PM   #250
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Great to see a fellow budget LS modder that's in college! Car looks great man. Did I hear that pedders was going out of business?
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