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i would also like to see them cowls
Sorry, gonna be a while on more pic updates. My laptop took a shit this weekend and my desktop wont, for some unknown reason, link to my droid so I can d/l the pics. Oh well, hope to have the laptop back in a few days.

On a side note...I am gonna have to repaint the body color stuff...the color is off. Looks like my buddy that mixed it up for me (read: free) used the wrong code so the color is off. Bastard. Gonna just order Dupli-Color cans and bite the bullet and pay for it dammit...and repaint

Its good news in one respect though. I painted the engine cover and in my inpatience, pulled the tape off too soon and screwed up the paint on the mating line so it needed re-done anyway. I have a new twist I wanna try too on it too...

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UPDATES! Check out post #4 on the first page for more painting updates and let me know what you think!

Other than these few crappy night pics after I washed it, I dont have any full shop pics yet. Currently, the car is back in the garage getting a full clay-bar, wax and detail treatment. Pics to follow.

I am so happy with the results. I love the plasti-dipped and clearcoated emblems, exhaust tips, grill and wheels. I also love the slightly lowered stance after cutting once coil off all four corners. As much as some may complain, I am here to attest, again, that this is a reasonable mod. There is only a very slight increase in stiffness...barely noticable. There is also only a slight drop. Noticable but very modest. I forgot to take a before measurment over the center of the wheel opening, but I am looking at 26.5" after the cut with no other changes.







Note: I also have the radiator deflectors done and pics...but I am gonna do a seperate post and how-to for that

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What did you use to cut the coils?

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What did you use to cut the coils?
Nothing more than an air-powered cutoff tool. Whizzer wheel...wheel of death...it has many names

I did a straight perpendicular cut across the spring about a .25" shy of 1 full coil. I then dressed the cut lightly on a grinding wheel and wire brush...then coated the exposed end with plasti dip. I reinstalled everything as it came out. The only difference is that on the front you will have the strut top will sit at an angle since the spring no longer has the flattened portion. No worries, it goes back in the car just fine and the weight settles the spring in the perch perfectly. On the rear, you just need to make sure the spring stays aligned in the existing indentations as you reattach the lower control arm. Once the arm is back in place...no worries!

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Thanks for the info Greg. Since you are so close to me, I'll just drop by to have you help me with my drop. LOL

BTW....I love the looks of your car. The personalization makes it stand out from the rest of the 6's.

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Thanks for the info Greg. Since you are so close to me, I'll just drop by to have you help me with my drop. LOL

BTW....I love the looks of your car. The personalization makes it stand out from the rest of the 6's.
Thanks for the props and as for helping with your drop? Bring it! Its an easy job too...not hard at all!

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Car is looking good and I like that you have done, this has made me want to get off my lazy ass and start painting again. Keep up the good work.

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looks good greg. the slight drop looks nice. (anything is a step up from the OEM suspension)

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looks good greg. the slight drop looks nice. (anything is a step up from the OEM suspension)
Thanks bro. I agree completely on the OE ride height being way too high. Its amazing looking at my car sitting in the garage...looks like a totally different car!

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