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@  Nateteo : (29 August 2014 - 04:06 AM) It's eather that or flat blak with a few coats of clear.
@  Nateteo : (29 August 2014 - 04:04 AM) With a black base. So it's blackish with a slight bit of red ish colour.
@  Nateteo : (29 August 2014 - 04:02 AM) I was thinking candy red
@  BlackBetty : (29 August 2014 - 03:09 AM) you can silver or gold touch up any color too and make it pop nowadays
@  BlackBetty : (29 August 2014 - 03:08 AM) yea my stock chrome is starting to peel im gonna do plasti dip till i figure something out. $8 for the can sounds like a cheap solution
@  Nateteo : (29 August 2014 - 02:12 AM) I actually might plasta dip them any ideas on colours? The tires are amazing tho they have a nice ride and grip like glue plus they look nice
@  99RegalClone : (28 August 2014 - 03:18 AM) they look good man, you going to paint/dip them?
@  Nateteo : (28 August 2014 - 03:05 AM) Check in pics or Instagram I love it they look beefy and the off set is perfect doesn't rub at all. It cost like 800 bucks but it was worth it.
@  99RegalClone : (28 August 2014 - 02:40 AM) hows it look?
@  Nateteo : (28 August 2014 - 02:40 AM) They look so much better
@  Nateteo : (28 August 2014 - 02:39 AM) Got the charger rims on the century with toyo tires retail 215 I got them for 120 per tir
@  Marchi1 : (26 August 2014 - 12:43 PM) I checked my dog ones...ones in the house still craved for by the canines...ones in the garage are shiny and inedible.
@  buck531 : (25 August 2014 - 10:12 PM) check your dogbones.
@  Frostflowz : (25 August 2014 - 03:56 PM) Chasing a front end clunk
@  99RegalClone : (25 August 2014 - 02:59 AM) whats everyone up to?
@  99RegalClone : (25 August 2014 - 01:39 AM) oh shit, yea i would def look into fixing that. my brother uses mine driving back and forth to work mostly highway and he can go about 3-4 days on a tank. But since its a little warm down here @nateteo
@  RoadMonster : (24 August 2014 - 04:03 PM) i might be doing a part out
@  RoadMonster : (24 August 2014 - 04:03 PM) how much do used full sized intercoolers go for these days?
@  RoadMonster : (24 August 2014 - 04:01 PM) broke the forward apply band, transmission number 4 for me. I think i'm done
@  Nateteo : (24 August 2014 - 06:23 AM) I missed it but its a pig on gas it's insane I already burned like a tank and it's only been 2 days I really need to fix this over furling problem.

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#1 Iroc313

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 05:56 PM

In the near future I'd like to do some lowering springs and eventually some nice shocks on the Regal.

Any tips or things I should look out for? Would lowering springs destroy my stock shocks? And I'd have to get shorter dog bones right?

Edited by Iroc313, 10 November 2011 - 05:57 PM.

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#2 OhMyGS

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:11 PM

Lowering won't destroy your stock shocks, but unless they are really new, you'll want to replace them when you do the springs. You'll need an alignment so better to do it all at once instead of two alignments (one for the spring install and another one later for the strut install.)

Motor mount spacers (like Vinnie spacers from CGP) are a better solution than shorter dog bones. Shorter dog bones put strain on your down pipe flex section and tilt the engine forward. Not sure if internal oiling is affected by tilting. The spacers simply raise the drive train up, almost to its original geometry.
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#3 Crazyguy03

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:36 PM

Stock struts wont be able to dampen the lower after market spring. You can do it , but how long you or your strut can live with it will 2 days or 2 years.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:16 AM

I'm gonna be in the market for some lowering springs here before summer. I hear Vogtland (GMPP) springs are the way to go. I'm gonna be using KYB GR2 struts. I really want that raked look with the front lower than the rear.
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#5 BadAzzRegalGSX

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:27 AM

I have DNA springs and GR2's and have had no problems at all and have that raked look too!
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:00 AM

That's my best choice right there!
Vogtlands on gr2s

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 07:35 AM

If you can find a good deal, I'd definitely recommend some Koni adj AGX struts if you get performance springs, but if you are going strictly for lowering for looks and trying to keep a comfy ride, get the KYBs

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 12:24 AM

i never thought a pogo bouncy ride was comfortable... thats what u get with gr-2's. unless you drive on roads made for the gods, the ride gets old. u need agx's to make it worth while. 2 front 4 rear is what mine was set up with. rode awesome but still with a heavy system and more then 1 passenger the car still bounced more then i wanted on the highway. im stock springs/gr-2s police sways and more happy then any other setup thats the ultimate in handling/comfort for our cars.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:48 PM

Thanks for the help guys, I love the way the car rides, I'd just like it to turn in a little better. Now that I have some idea's it's time to start saving.

I also want to put a better tire on this thing.

Edited by Iroc313, 14 November 2011 - 06:49 PM.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 02:17 AM

AGX's and vogtlands here. Along with other handling upgrades. The car handles like its on rails. Now I'm thinking of selling the vogtlangs and retrofitting the AGX's to turn them into coilovers. I need moar low.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 07:35 AM

AGX's and vogtlands here. Along with other handling upgrades. The car handles like its on rails. Now I'm thinking of selling the vogtlangs and retrofitting the AGX's to turn them into coilovers. I need moar low.


You need moar low, I need your Vogtlands. Keep me in mind when you're ready.
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