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Old 07-12-2016, 01:23 PM
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What's the problem? Barely clearing is still clearing
Do you see that wheel gap? It won't clear once that's gone.
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Reading > me

I thought that's how the car sat with the coils installed.
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Old 07-12-2016, 04:28 PM
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Reading > me

I thought that's how the car sat with the coils installed.
Do you think I would set the car up that high? You should know me better than that.
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Very true.
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that's a problem I'd be very annoyed with...you already confirmed you're finna have an issue.
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I'm going to have some problems getting into my driveway once the coils are installed. The front lip just barely clears as it sits right now.

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Sounds like Tyler T, with his driveway issue and the S2k... I'm still waiting for him to sell it to Jawknee,...
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We gotta get him driving the S4 problem free ever day for a while...then he'll let it ride.
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:03 PM
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that's a problem I'd be very annoyed with...you already confirmed you're finna have an issue.
There are some people who have quick release bumpers down in SoCal. Get home, pull up, get out, quick release the bumper, pull into the garage.

I would be like eff that, I'm not about that low lyfe. I'd have to make a ramp or something or go air.
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We gotta get him driving the S4 problem free ever day for a while...then he'll let it ride.
Well shit, when that happens, Jawknee might be too old to get into an S2k.
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LOL...dude, he's like 11 right now. He has time on his side.
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:10 PM
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LOL...dude, he's like 11 right now. He has time on his side.
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:14 PM
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You guys need to have this chat in Tyler's thread...


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Old 07-12-2016, 05:14 PM
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Also he can't see it as easily in here
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Old 07-13-2016, 02:20 PM
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I feel you on the driveway situation.

For me, it's not the bumper that scrapes .. it's laying frame and feeling your car teeter totter
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:21 PM
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Honestly Tyler...
I wouldn't be able to deal with that either, man. At all.
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Why go ST over the GTI?

I been toying with the idea with going with one of these and been racking my brain on which I like better.
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Why go ST over the GTI?

I been toying with the idea with going with one of these and been racking my brain on which I like better.
Whats crazy I found out that the ST isn't considered a sports car insurance. Which is a huge sell point imo.

I do hate the ST's have a 5x108 lug pattern so wheels are limited

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Why go ST over the GTI?

I been toying with the idea with going with one of these and been racking my brain on which I like better.
One car probably won't be a nightmare outside of warranty, the other most definitely will. I'll let you speculate which is which.
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:55 PM
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Why go ST over the GTI?

I been toying with the idea with going with one of these and been racking my brain on which I like better.
I had an MK6 Golf R before this car. I had a few majors issues come up all around the same time and cost a lot to get fixed. The car was down for a total of 6 weeks in a 3 month period and I was just over the car at that point. I wanted out of VW and into something different. I had certain criteria that I wanted from a car and the ST fit exactly what I was looking for. After seeing how the Stage 3 MK7 R's are performing, I can see myself in one of those next year.

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Whats crazy I found out that the ST isn't considered a sports car insurance. Which is a huge sell point imo.

I do hate the ST's have a 5x108 lug pattern so wheels are limited
The lug pattern is the worst for aftermarket wheels! The factory wheels look really good with spacers. I've been toying with the idea of getting Forgestars down the road so I can pick a custom offset. Most other good looking wheels require getting redrilled.

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One car probably won't be a nightmare outside of warranty, the other most definitely will. I'll let you speculate which is which.
I'm hoping the Ecoboost motor can handle being tuned in the long run. A lot of guys daily these and haven't had any major problems with high miles.
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:46 PM
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After a few major headaches, I finally got the coilovers installed. During the install, my guy broke the tie rod putting the driver side back together. He called the Ford dealer and they said the part was in stock, so he sent a driver to go pick it up. Once he arrived at the dealer, the parts guy told him the tie rod was NOT in stock. My mechanic called and found out the parts guy had looked up the wrong part. There weren't any tie rods for the ST around and would take two days to get one in. I had to rent a car and come back in two days.

I'm on my way back to the shop (hour and a half away) while my mechanic is headed to Ford to pick up the part. I get an hour into the trip and he calls me to tell me that Ford ordered a tie rod for a regular Focus, not the ST. The regular tie rod was steel instead of aluminum and was a different size. The correct part wouldn't be in for another two days!

The part finally showed up and we got it put back together. The rear is maxed out and sits 1/16'' higher than on H&R's. The front isn't near maxed out and sits about 1/2'' lower than the H&R's. There is an even, "tight finger" gap all around. I'm very happy with the new look and best of all, it clears the driveway if I go slow at an extreme angle.

The front was lowered another 1/4'' after this initial setting and we also fixed the ABS line. I also installed Massive adj front sway bar endlinks.

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Old 08-03-2016, 09:34 PM
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That's a bummer but the aftermath is so awesome! How do you like the ride?
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Old 08-03-2016, 10:12 PM
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That's a bummer but the aftermath is so awesome! How do you like the ride?
Thanks, man! I will give my unbiased opinion on the ride after I get an alignment on Monday. My first impression is I feel like it's a little bouncy, but feels really tight around turns.
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Old 08-04-2016, 06:30 AM
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My first impression is I feel like it's a little bouncy, but feels really tight around turns.
Kinda like your last girlfriend?

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Looks so good, Adam...rear looks fun to adjust!

Also, is your exhaust weld at the muffler cracked?
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Kinda like your last girlfriend?


Looking good man! You have NOT had the best luck with coilovers it seems. I remember the issues you had on the TL with the adjustment knob popping off. Glad everything worked out in the end though.
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:00 AM
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Thats looks great. Perfect height. You guys need to get your priorities right and make the first point of a new house be a flat driveway.
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Looks awesome, Adam!
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Old 08-04-2016, 01:55 PM
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Kinda like your last girlfriend?

Hahaha she was a little top heavy
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Looks so good, Adam...rear looks fun to adjust!

Also, is your exhaust weld at the muffler cracked?
I knew to max them out ahead of time, so I won't have to touch it unless I remove the collars all together. I never noticed that weld, I'll have to investigate further. I hope Milltek has better quality control than that!
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Looking good man! You have NOT had the best luck with coilovers it seems. I remember the issues you had on the TL with the adjustment knob popping off. Glad everything worked out in the end though.
Holy shit, I completely forgot about that! I pretty much always expect something to go wrong, so I'm not disappointed when it does. I'm a happy camper when installs go smoothly.
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Thats looks great. Perfect height. You guys need to get your priorities right and make the first point of a new house be a flat driveway.
I currently rent, but I'm about to be in the market to buy. Two of my top priorities are a garage and a flat driveway. My dad was telling me about a house he knows for sale and I shot down because of the driveway.
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Looks awesome, Adam!
Thanks, Tyler! Can't wait to see yours lowered on coils next.
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I agree, just caught my eye cause that's the same crack I got in my high flow cat on the S2000
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I agree, just caught my eye cause that's the same crack I got in my high flow cat on the S2000
Good eye! I appreciate you catching things wrong with my car haha.
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betty always tells me to keep my mouth shut.
sowwwwy.
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New pics from last night. I decided to lower the front end a little bit. I'm still debating if it needs to come down a little more... Enjoy!


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LMAO...
the sickness that comes with coilovers!
I thought you were barely clearing your driveway!?!?
Looks sexy af though...
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LMAO...
the sickness that comes with coilovers!
I thought you were barely clearing your driveway!?!?
Looks sexy af though...
I'm OCD. Coilovers are bad for people like me! I used to always back into my driveway and came at it from pretty much straight on. I've been pulling in forward at an extreme angle and it clears with no problems.
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id leave the height, Im ocd like that too but if you go down another 1/4'' you might develop issues and then just have to raise it back up

Looks good though man, Ive always liked this car!
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id leave the height, Im ocd like that too but if you go down another 1/4'' you might develop issues and then just have to raise it back up

Looks good though man, Ive always liked this car!
It's a sickness! I stare at my car every chance I get and analyze the wheel gap. I need to bump the front passenger side down just a little bit and I'll be happy.
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bro...
more cowbell.
and by that i mean, the only answer is max them hos out.
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