7th Annual Emerald Coast Cruizin

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  1. tmv36830

    tmv36830 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    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.

    Thanks,
    TMV

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  2. Vsolo

    Vsolo Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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  3. tmv36830

    tmv36830 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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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.
     
  4. Vsolo

    Vsolo Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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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.
     
  5. tmv36830

    tmv36830 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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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.

    TMV
     
  6. kyphur

    kyphur Veteran Member

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    If it were closer I would go. :(
     
  7. FZ-28's

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    Very Nice. . . :)
     

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