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Old 07-13-2011, 11:08 PM
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I'm in for more pics!
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:14 PM
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How do you like the BC coilovers? Black is my fav color for the Z.
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by VQpoweredZ View Post
I'm in for more pics!
I'm going to raise the rears just a bit then hopefully take some good pictures this weekend.

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How do you like the BC coilovers? Black is my fav color for the Z.
So far I've only put maybe 30 miles on them, but I have to say I am pleasantly surprised! I went with the 10k front / 8k rear spring rates and I have the dampers set to 10 clicks from full soft (out of 30 total clicks) and the ride is actually a little less jarring than my OEM struts + Hotchkis springs setup. The parts themselves appeared and felt to be of high quality if that's worth anything. I've heard a few weird pops/clicks/creaks when backing out of my driveway after adjusting the ride height, but I'm thinking that's the suspension components settling back in as they load up in motion. Have not heard any odd noises while driving other than a "thud" which I suspect is my rear tires lightly rubbing the fenders.

So far, I'm happy I went with BC instead of KW V2 that I was leaning towards. Now I have the experience of installing them so if I ever want to step up to a more expensive / refined setup it won't be such a hurdle.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:50 PM
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A year later so I added some pics of the car's progress since last year. Hopefully will add some more once I get a hold of a nicer camera.
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New Varrstoens look great!
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:58 AM
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New Varrstoens look great!
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Added some pics to the end of the original post
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:59 AM
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Name her "the black beauty".

Great looking car bro!
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New pics and offsets... .

Random question... do you wax the front lip at all?
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:14 PM
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New pics and offsets... .

Random question... do you wax the front lip at all?
I don't, but I did notice yesterday that the front center part (that comes up over the bottom of the bumper) is starting to get a sort of lighter colored, splotchy appearance. Kind of disappointing considering that the clearcoat on there should have some UV resistance.

And to be honest, I've waxed this car maybe 3 times in the 6 years I've owned it, and I don't think one of those times was since I got the Mine's lip installed. I mostly just do weekly washings and the occasional clay bar job to keep it somewhat clean looking. Unfortunately we're in pollen season now though.
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Originally Posted by sry110 View Post
I don't, but I did notice yesterday that the front center part (that comes up over the bottom of the bumper) is starting to get a sort of lighter colored, splotchy appearance. Kind of disappointing considering that the clearcoat on there should have some UV resistance.

And to be honest, I've waxed this car maybe 3 times in the 6 years I've owned it, and I don't think one of those times was since I got the Mine's lip installed. I mostly just do weekly washings and the occasional clay bar job to keep it somewhat clean looking. Unfortunately we're in pollen season now though.
At least you know the lip can easily be painted to match the car later down the road, thats how I think of it. I've read that a few people say the lip sometimes starts to turn yellowish without the extra clearcoat.

I won't have a garage this season so I think i'm going to give it some wax for extra protection. I guess we'll see how it holds up.
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Clean Z! black is my favorite color too man!
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:39 AM
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Added some updated pics to the original post.

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Old 08-16-2012, 10:56 AM
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mmm new setup is yummy! I suddenly have an urge to purchase a lip, exhaust and diffuser now
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:06 AM
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I definitely like this look best. Pissed I couldn't find time to meet up and do the photo shoot we wanted.
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looks really clean , let me know about the underwings
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Classic........ Tastefully done won't ever go out of style. Just keep her clean . fuggin nice. Thanks for sharing
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Put the VS sides back on.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by mr. sparco View Post
Put the VS sides back on.
I was thinking that same thing. Needs something and they will have to do for now. Not convinced of Bottomlines, Strosek or other cf add-ons. Maybe Varis if they weren't a million bucks. Got any other recommendations?
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sell me the VS underwings! PLZ
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