WELL!!! for this christmas it seems my girl decided that she would hook me the freak up and buy me my lowering springs. she just handed me her debit card and said, "Buy whatever springs you want, baby." her engagement ring is gonna be super fat now. so since Ken's running a deal on Hotchkis springs i got those instead of the TRDs since the drop is reasonably lower. (1.75 front, 1.97 rear) and my parents decided that since i never ask for anything for christmas they'd get me something for my car since thats my biggest toy. so i said B&M short shifter, even tho i didnt expect an "Ok" to follow up, which it did. so basically my next two steps have been completed by the hands of my loved ones. i talked to one of my boys who reluctantly works at a VW shop (being that he loves Jap imports and owns a few) and since were such good friends he will do the install for FREE!!! and not only that but im gonna get to join in and learn how to DIY the suspension and short shifter. of course he's boss as far as the installs go since he's done a billion things on a billion cars so far. MAN, it pays to be a good (albeit grown) son, great friend, and an excellent boyfriend to the finest, bestest female in the world.i have a camera which was spose to be for my girl's visit but since i never cracked it open im gonna use it to post a few pics of the install as well as b4 and afters. i hope the springs come in this week so we can put them on this weekend. talk about a happy guy! i just saved about $800 bucks!!! im making off like awith these savings! ok thats my rant. just had to tell yous guys. no gloating, just happy.