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@  00GrcyGtr : (20 April 2016 - 09:38 PM) I always seem to have several T40 bits, they are used in many other applications also.
If I seen any shine on the nug tips, I pitch, but I have noticed as you mention, the rounding of the ends of those.
I hit the end with a tool and flatten it out, they work for a few more jobs.
Maybe that's why I seem to have so many?
@  tippietoejoe : (14 April 2016 - 08:04 AM) Seems that my T40 bit was not truly flat on the end and thus not fitting all the way into the bolt. With a new T40 I was able to remove the bolts.....so to answer my own question a T40 is the size and just make sure the end of the bit it completely flat.
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@  Tobias05 : (01 March 2016 - 09:01 PM) i was just a bit surprised it seemed i got almost 3/4 turn on my lugs before the TQ wrench clicked. I thought i had the wrong TQ setting it scared me lol...
@  tippietoejoe : (01 March 2016 - 06:36 PM) I completely agree, although I get lazy sometimes
@  00GrcyGtr : (01 March 2016 - 06:04 PM) I've always felt it was best to torque nuts, then drive a couple miles and re-check torque. This is just my OC opinion, but having been around racing and road track cars, it got to be a habit.
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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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#4 Mrsarcastis

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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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#6 Crazyguy03

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:00 AM

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

Edited by Crazyguy03, 11 November 2011 - 03:01 AM.

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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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