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Old 01-07-2013, 10:28 PM
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Paired with Bilstein Sports, after a few months of driving.

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Old 01-07-2013, 11:40 PM
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As she sits today
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:48 AM
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Thanks for the pictures! I wouldn't mind seeing a few more shots if you have some laying around. BTW, love the aero kit add on
Haha thanks, I got the front bumper from a hit and run deal, and I finally completed it with the sides and rear about a month or two ago. I don't have any recent pictures since it's been cold and nasty outside, but here are some iphone pics I found along the way. It's been about a year since I've installed everything.


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Old 01-08-2013, 10:20 AM
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All of the photos are much appreciated! I did a little research in case anyone was interested. The swift spring rates are 280lbs/ft square in the front and 310 lbs/ft square in the rear according to their website. Texas Speedwerks springs have a set rate of 200 lb/ foot square all the way around, making them significantly softer. People have run this combo for years on OEM and aftermarket dampers alike to great success. I am thinking that since I don't have anyone to ride along with that currently runs the Swift, and since the TSW springs are girlfriend approved, unless something is truly wrong with the aprings I have I will probably end up re-mounting them on yellows with the Vorshlag camber plates and TSW LCA. (So I can finally dial on my alignment) that and the TSW front springs are built to be able to take a bit more camver, which is aleays a good thing
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Go with the swifts man. Stiffer springs = bouncier girlfriend. And that's always a good thing....
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:54 AM
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Go with the swifts man. Stiffer springs = bouncier girlfriend. And that's always a good thing....
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:49 AM
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I changed the OEM springs over to Swift Type R and even the wife thought the ride improved... Win... Win
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:01 PM
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Good to hear! Once I see what condition my springs are in, then I will make the decision..
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:07 PM
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So, all of my suspension setup is in good shape. SO...gonna keep the TSW springs for now. Once the whole package is set up, I will see how it rides and whatnot. If I want a a bit stiffer setup, then the Swifts will be the way for sure!
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:09 PM
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Alright, all parts have been amassed and await install this week. The final setup will be thw following:

1. Koni Yellows
2. TSW springs
3. Vorshlag Camber Plates
4. H Sport lower control arms
5. TSW X Brace
6. OEM Cabrio braces
7. Powerflex bushings
8. Alta 19mm rear sway bar eith adjustable endlinks
9. H&R 15mm spacers all around
10. An alignment (I am going to get it dialed in for some fast road driving, probably -2end od 2.2 front and -.5 rear camber with toe nearly flat, then shocks 3/4 firm in the rear and I will play with the firmness up front)

Now, Otis should be nearly complete!!! Maybe a roll bar if I can find one I like.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:22 PM
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Looks like a well thought out suspension. I look forward to seeing and hearing the results.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:52 AM
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Once it is all sorted out, I will post up a review and share my thoughts.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:27 PM
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Good news: I hadn't thought about it until I got an exhaust upgrade, but the BSH engine torque mount (street version) was what made my ride rough on horrible roads. I had to remove the mount because I recently installed an alta exhaust, and it was causing excessive shaking and rubbing up against my rear bumper cover.

Removed the BSH mount and back to OEM = perfect ride on full soft.

Edit: Well on 16" wheels, we'll see what happens when I put on the 17" wheels

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