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Old 10-23-2011, 07:46:37 PM   #1
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7th Annual Emerald Coast Cruizin

Anyone here on these forums planning on attending the 7th Annual Emerals Coast Cruizin?

I have been the past two years and have only seen a poor showing of 2nd gens.

If you are planning on attending please let me know so that we can meet and swap war strories.

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Old 10-24-2011, 08:29:43 AM   #2
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here's the link ........................ How we gonna go if we don't know

7th Annual Emerald Coast Cruizin
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:03:54 PM   #3
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Sorry about that. I miss the details some times. I see that you are using the Hotchkis TVS. What do you think about it. I am putting their 2" drop springs on now and was considering the whole kit.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:52:47 PM   #4
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THANKS, I'm really happy how it came out.
My original suspension parts had 125 to 300K miles on it, so when I overhauled it
I have the Hotchkis TVS (The whole kit & kaboodle: Springs, shocks, swaybars, Front A Arms, steering). CPP Disk brakes all around
It has 8,000 + miles since being finished in May 2011.
Also in setting up the front end alignment there are no shims, it fit that well.
Check out other suspensions & see how many shims they need.
The car is low though, minor scraping every once in a while.
But it handles like a dream, and at high speed the front end does not get light like it use to.
The only thing I don't like it it has 12 to 20 grease fittings besides the regular front suspension ones) ( & you need to put synthetic grease on it & it is sticky and gets everywhere )
I have read suggestions about putting Teflon tape before you bars before you put the bushing on and if you can I would. I didn't and occasionally get a strange noise, but I'm not worried about it.
I have 265/50x15 they are just a hair too wide & they do rub just a little on the front sway if I turn all the way.
I did a short autocross (22 seconds) & it handled great and was very predictable.
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:00:04 AM   #5
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Hotchkis

Thanks Vsolo,

I have read over all of the threads I could find on Hotchkis and PTFB and while a lot of people rave about PTFB's ride quality, they often complain of long shipping delays. Hotchkis seems to have a tremendous following also, but none of the shipping delay complaints so I have convinced myself that the Hotchkis TVS is the way to go.

I will keep you posted on the progress.

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Old 06-06-2012, 05:02:31 PM   #6
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If it were closer I would go.
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Very Nice. . .
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