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Old 08-22-2007, 08:42 PM
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Between the different suspension setups, wheel sizes, and arch trimming....let's see where everyone sits.

Measuring: Let's go for the measurement of both the front and rear jack points as that's something we should all have OEM. Measure the distance between the bottom of the jack point to the ground.

Park on some level ground at your daily driving ride height and let us know what you get.

Pictures are encouraged for fun....and let us know what coilovers you're running as well as wheel and tire size. You might as well share what kind of fender modding you've done too if it's interesting.

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Old 08-22-2007, 09:38 PM
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Interesting, but I have TSW Jack Points and an aero kit and these early version jack points are slightly recessed when using an aero kit.

Using the bottom of the jack points its 3.75" at the front and 4.25 at the rear.

TSW's AST coilovers with a 215/40-17 on a 7.5x17 wheel. No fender mods.
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:44 PM
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Interesting, but I have TSW Jack Points and an aero kit and these early version jack points are slightly recessed when using an aero kit.

Using the bottom of the jack points its 3.75" at the front and 4.25 at the rear.

TSW's AST coilovers with a 215/40-17 on a 7.5x17 wheel. No fender mods.
Darn....i was wondering if someone would have TSW jack points.

But the jack points don't actually move with the aero kit do they? They shouldnt?
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:50 PM
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Maybe we should measure from the top of the sideskirt or the bottom of the doors... ???

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I say just use pictures
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what if we dont have jack points..err..the little black thingy?
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what if we dont have jack points..err..the little black thingy?
lol that's a problem too....

any ideas?
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LOL this sure is difficult... I say... Kal... go get some jack points...
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:49 PM
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Yes this is an Off topic post - that *maybe* should be on another thread but here I am anyway.... ( it said measurements )

So i've got coilovers for the car and i wasn't planning on lowering it at all... i just wanted new springs and rate adjustability !
But now i'm reconsidering some drop... the back doesn't affect wear of suspension parts so it will end up going down as far as i need to level the car ( corner weight )

The fronts on the other hand i am really not sure.

I have heard comments about how if you lower it *too* much you can speed up the wear on the front drive train ?

How much is too much - are there mesurements that i can take to find the optimum amount i should lower it WITHOUT suffering any wear ?

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i have the texas jack points too
i've got 4" front and 4.75" rear
m7 springs 215/40 17 on a 17x7 wheel
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the jack points are different on the aero kit i thought. At least the tsw site says that their jacks stands are for non aero kit.
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:40 AM
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aero kit and standard kit use the same jacking blocks from the factory. On cars with the aero kit the jack block is almost level with the bottom of the skirt and on standard skirts the block sticks out the bottom more...its only a visual thing. I cannot comment on the tsw, they may make 2 versions or they may not be as tall as the oem so they would be inside the aero skirts which would defeat the purpose of a jacking point if the jack hits the skirt before the block.

BTW my car must be 4x4! I got 4.25 front and 5.25 rear. I have pss9's with 18/8/ wheels with 225/35/18's

Next week the car is going to go to the suspension guy to get it all balanced out and dialed in for the last time! The guy who is doing the car is AWESOME! If you are in so cal and need suspension setup pm me and I will get you in touch. Oh yeah he also does custom roll bar fabrication too!!
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the Texas jack points are shorter than OEM
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the Texas jack points are shorter than OEM
The new Aero Kit friendly version will be out soon. Saw a prototype the other day. Same design only larger.

Oh yeah, and if someone needs a set of OEM never used jackpoints let me know. I was sent a set instead of the bumpstops I asked for.
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haven't we already done this once or twice or...

jack point clearance: 4" front - 4 7/8" rear
koni coil-overs
215/45/17 dunlops on 17x7.5 gram lights w/ 40 offset
I dremeled the front & rear fenders to stop excess tire rub

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