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Props to Damon (and his crew)

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I just wanted to thank Damon and all his friends for all their help installing my springs yesterday. Originally, I thought it was going to be Damon and me on the Sunday morning install, but before I knew it, there were 6 guys working on the car. Spring compressor snafus aside, I thought everything went really well.

And if I knew there were going to be that many people there, I would have definitely brought more beer.
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I'm jealous... I want my ride lowered bad... but the Celica is getting painted & will be sold soon (I hope)
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We were talking about doing yours next. I figure by then, there should be 10 people there to help and we could knock it out in 2 hours.
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i wish i wasn't working so i could've helped.

the reason, there is no reason. who needs reasons when you have beer.
Yeah, that would have been dope. But if you weren't at the office then we couldn't have gotten the torque specs.

Although, I don't think Damon ended up using them: he just nailed it a few times with the impact wrench.
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pics? i haven't seen a lowered flint mica yet. i know all the cars are the same, but still.
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I haven't taken any yet, but Eric had posted at least one that I know of with Damon's from Scion Night.

Plus, Damon's running with the 18" wheels while I've got the stock. So mine's lower to the ground, but his is tighter in the wheel well.
Here's Damon's car.

I'm going to wait a week or so before taking any pics, as I want the springs to settle a bit more. D's car has seemingly settled more every time I see it.

And I'm hoping to have my windows tinted soon too.

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ah, very nice. i like the way it looks lowered but i like the ride the way it is now. i lowered my 03 corolla s and it looked great but the ride was rough. then i traded it in for my tc and i love the gentle ride. the tc is pretty low stock, at least that's what i think. but yeah, good idea on not rushing the pics. it's going to look really good when the springs settle.
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how do you guys handle driving a lowered car? like my car with the ground effects, i alrdy have to watch how i drive, even thinking about lowering it an inch to 2 scares me, cuz ive scractched the bottom of my lip like twice alrdy from my carelessness >.<
The car's ride isn't changed that much. I love the stiffer springs and the greater response in the corners. I do have to be a bit more careful over speed bumps and especially my driveway, but the car isn't lowered by an extreme margin.
So you didn't have to pay the outrageous price for the spring install at maita scion? Lucky guy!
Yeah, but I can't take it back and make them fix anything that we screwed up either.
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Originally posted by Zygote55@Oct 5 2004, 09:36 PM
So you didn't have to pay the outrageous price for the spring install at maita scion?  Lucky guy!
Outrageous??? And all this time, I thought they were fair and ethical...
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my tC isn't lowered but i've driven my dealership's lowered tC alot and find the ride significantly harsher than my tC. as a personal preference i don't like this but have you noticed the same difference? just curious.
There's definitely a difference, but I don't find it to be too harsh at all. I really like the change.
Where are you located.. I live in NJ and still looking for someone to install my springs...
We live in Sacramento, CA.

Which would be quite a roadie for you.
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Originally posted by Wolo@Oct 6 2004, 06:26 AM
There's definitely a difference, but I don't find it to be too harsh at all. I really like the change.
i have to go with wolo here, i really like the ride on mine since the suspension upgrades. everything i have done has stiffened the ride on it, and i love the set-up i am running.
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