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Old 02-14-2014, 10:34 AM   #57
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:40 PM   #58
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haha thanks! Yeah I was on RX7Club for awhile. It makes me sad too man, I loved that car. But looking forward to having an FR-S! What else do you have planned for yours?
For the FR-S or the FC? And what front bumper did you have on your FC?

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Yea i love them so far and I actually raised the car up so its sitting even with the front now so its all good.
Nice, i'm dying to get them on.

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The fact that they drop the car down is a good thing. That means you can still be at the ride height you want without sacrificing as much travel in the shocks. If I got the MAX LCAs, I'd mount them in the bottom hole to gain back as much travel as possible at low ride height.
I honestly didn't even think of that, i'm still learning. From what i read on PSM's forums the reason they designed them the way they did was just to lower the car more, because they said that it was difficult to really get it slammed. I'm obviously not going for that but now that you mention that, i"ll use the 40mm holes and compensate by adjusting the coilovers. Thanks for the info man

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Old 02-14-2014, 10:55 PM   #59
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For the FR-S or the FC? And what front bumper did you have on your FC?
for the FR-S, the FC too if you want to share . The bumper I had was Shine Auto
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Old 02-15-2014, 04:37 AM   #60
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Yeah they do help lower the car too.

For instance, at my current height with stock LCAs, I had about an inch left before my stance coils were maxed out. I added the Stance LCAs which dropped the car an inch and allowed me to raise the car an inch to meet at the same point it used to be. With as short as the rear shocks are, you want as much travel as possible. Being able to lower the car as much as you want while not losing so much shock travel is super big plus. The arms and axles are a different story though haha.

The LCAs kill two birds with one stone

Sweet build. Love the parts you're using on it. Not to mention the FC
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:32 AM   #61
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@fc3s_johnny where can I get some of those LCA's?
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:23 PM   #62
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@fc3s_johnny where can I get some of those LCA's?
I found these using Google:
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:01 PM   #63
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for the FR-S, the FC too if you want to share .
I'm in a bit of a rut with the FC :/ Mostly focusing on the FR-S. Looking to fully focus on suspension, brakes, wheels/tires, and weight loss before even thinking of power

Got the RLCAs on the car today Learned some important lessons about the rear suspension last night before i realized that toe is adjustable from the factory. Toe is maxed toe-in for the stock arms (hoping to upgrade to PSM ones once they come out) and the arms are set to just a bit of negative camber. Overall it looks to be about -1 degree of camber and close to 0 toe, but i'll know for sure once i get my alignment gear soon. I used the 40mm holes as per @TylerLeiberman 's info. God do they look great.
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:40 PM   #64
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Went after school on Thursday to get an alignment. The guys at the Nissan dealership (**** Smith Nissan) where my dad purchased his GT-R are some of the nicest and coolest guys out there and let me use their alignment rack and work on the car myself. After a good bit of tinkering here's what the car is at. Front Camber: -1 degree. Front Toe: 0 degrees. Rear Camber: -1.3 degrees. Rear Toe: 0.1 degrees in. It was way out of whack because of the new control arms and the fact that i had messed with rear toe already, but if feels really solid now.

Also got some minor interior upgrades.

Weathertech floor mats because i do daily the car and these make it much easier to keep clean. I usually have to walk through at least some mud going in and out of school everyday so these help me worry less about what's getting all over the inside of the car (i'm OCD about keeping it clean).

And a YoSpeed Center Console Plaque engraved with the "86" design. It looks a bit nicer and i was tired of people asking why there was a such a large recess in the middle of the console.
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Got some time and good weather to wash the car yesterday so that i could get a proper picture with the newly painted taillights.

I will admit up front that they didn't come out like i had hoped. Followed the recommendations of several forum members here and decided to wetsand between the colored and clear coats. I guess the real problem came with the clear, which i couldn't really get to form a "wet coat" like with the color coat. As a result, the lights looks frosty as opposed to glassy. In the end, i still think they look better than the clear/mirror look when unpainted. I guess this just means i'll have more of a reason to get some TOM's lights sooner.
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Completed the exterior Toyota conversion with the GT86 center caps from NigelJDM. On another note, the pollen has arrived...fuck
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Ugh! I went to BCT at Ft Jackson a few years back around this time of year. The pollen was HORRIBLE!!! Yellow smoke just pouring from the trees. My allergies went apeshit haha
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:56 PM   #69
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Got some time and good weather to wash the car yesterday so that i could get a proper picture with the newly painted taillights.

I will admit up front that they didn't come out like i had hoped. Followed the recommendations of several forum members here and decided to wetsand between the colored and clear coats. I guess the real problem came with the clear, which i couldn't really get to form a "wet coat" like with the color coat. As a result, the lights looks frosty as opposed to glassy. In the end, i still think they look better than the clear/mirror look when unpainted. I guess this just means i'll have more of a reason to get some TOM's lights sooner.
Did you buff these out after wetsanding them? That is what makes all the difference.
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