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Old 02-04-2016, 11:12 PM
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That was for all four. I'll try and get some pictures of them before installing, really impressed with the build quality. Plan is to try and install them tomorrow.

I spent alot of time trying to track down a muffler that I liked. Wanted to keep the stock look with two tips. Current system is 2.5" to the flex section then 3" from there with two resonators. Don't think I could do much more to quiet it down, only thing left is to find a quieter BOV.
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:46 AM
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Awesome, can't wait to see them!

I got in touch with Peter and he's gonna get me some quotes for a front set. Thanks for directing me to him
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:45 PM
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Managed to get the Hotbits installed, went pretty quick and only issue was forcing the suspension to fully expand so I could install the taller coilovers.

Looks like I'm at +.5 camber on all four corners, with slight toe in. I'll be trying to get to an alignment shop soon. Drove the car 50 miles home at 50% compression/rebound, can tell it needs to be dialed in but already liking the less jarring ride compared to the K-sports. Best part about it sitting higher is I don't have to fall into the vehicle anymore getting in.
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Old 02-06-2016, 01:07 AM
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Those are some hot bits you got there

Definitely gonna pull the trigger on some later on this year. Where in the range do you have the height set? Looks around stock height just eyeing it. Also, I wouldn't personally run the brake line like that. If I were doing it with zipties, I'd do a small loop to run the line through and then ziptie that loop to the strut itself. That way, the line isn't held up against it and can slide to some extent. Just my .02
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Old 02-06-2016, 01:06 PM
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I'll measure the height when i can, just threw the coilovers in without changing anything to see where I would be. I like the height and don't want to lower it anymore, may need to add camber plates in the front if I want to run any negative camber.

Brake lines were temporary to make it home. I have some brackets that I'm going to alter. Wrapped the lines in rubber hose to protect them from rubbing anything while I work that out.
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Old 02-06-2016, 05:25 PM
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Ah, I think you misunderstood my concern. I'd want it higher, not lower :P

It's a shame that HB don't use the camber bushing inserts that some of the other brands use, as it would be a very cheap, simple, and robust alternative to camber plates or adjustable control arms. Do they have more positive camber than the previous setup?

And good to hear on the brake lines. I should have figured you'd be doing a more legitimate permanent setup after dropping $2k on a set of coilovers, haha.
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Old 02-06-2016, 07:47 PM
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Sorry about that, still getting used to the idea of wanting to raise the car.

I think I'll try the ziptie loops you mentioned until I create a bracket.
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:25 AM
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Spent lot of time driving and getting a feel for the new hotbits setup. I'm really impressed with how they handle spirited driving while remaining comfortable on rougher roads. I can finally drive without worrying if my spine is going to break.

Next on the list is the step down to the two piston dsm brakes and fitting blizzaks on my stock 16" wheels. Really going to miss the Baer brake setup; highly recommend if your looking for a cheaper big brake kit.

While I'm waiting on a few misc. parts I'll be trying to install some mudflaps I picked up.
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:47 PM
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Test fitted the cardboard templates before cutting the mudflaps. I've installed the rears but need to get some better hardware to hold the fronts on. Also picked up some L brackets to re-enforce the rear flaps.

I'll mock better brackets and see if a buddy can make some in his machine shop.
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